It was, in fact, his own kind that discovered him. Along with a kind stranger.
"I had gone shopping at the Canadian Tire, came out and the dogs were in my vehicle so I thought I'd give them a little walk," area resident Dean Cresswell told the Windsor Star.
"For some reason they went down further than they normally do ... so I went to see where they were at and I saw the little head poke up. That's when I saw the little dog.
"I don't want to say too much because I'm going to get all upset again."
Windsor/Essex County Humane Society