BOSTON (CBS) — A dog found running around in the South End was picked up by two Boston police officers and later reunited with its owner.

The patrolwomen spotted the dog early Saturday morning.

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The Labrador retriever had no collar, no identification, and its owner was nowhere to be found, police say.

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“The officers were able to persuade the dog to go for a ride,” Boston police said on their Facebook page on Sunday. “Dogs, unlike humans, apparently enjoy the back of police cars.”

Officers found a dog running alone in the South End early Saturday morning. (Photo Credit: Boston Police Department)

Officers found a dog running alone in the South End early Saturday morning. (Photo Credit: Boston Police Department)

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The officers were able to track down the dog’s owner who had been searching frantically for hours for the pet.