Lost dog jumps into Walnut Creek police car

- A dog in Walnut Creek knew where to find help when she found herself lost on a hot day.

According to Walnut Creek Police, the dog took it upon herself to jump into a parked patrol car to let Officer Akers know she was lost.

The police car was parked at Newell and Broadway when she jumped in around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

The dog did not have a microchip, but appeared to be in good health, according to a veterinarian. 

Police believe the dog, who is described as sweet, is someone's lost pet. One photo shows the pup enthusiastically licking Officer Akers' face. 

Police said the dog has painted nails and is well trained to sit, stay, and lay down. 

Animal Control says the owners have 10 days from July 3 to claim the dog before it is put 

Anyone with information to help find the dog's home is asked to call Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-608-8400.

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