Instead, Mike Diesel, founder of Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue, got the call.
"He was just laying there, being his loyal self," Diesel told The Dodo last week. "Pillows were still on the mattress. Being the loyal dog he was supposed to be, he waited for his master to come back."
Over the course of two days, Diesel convinced the dog to give up on his old haunts - and embrace a new life.