Dog owners return from pub to find pet on their roof

How did he get up there?

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Credits: Michaela Pickford / SWNS.comNaughty rottweiler Cooper, 4, sneaked through loft skylight but trapped himself on the roof

This is the moment a family launched a daring rescue mission after their massive rottweiler escaped - onto the ROOF of their house.

Micki Pickford, 20, and dad Mark, 53, were having a pint in a local pub when their neighbour burst through the door.

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He told them their dog had escaped and was standing on their roof.

When the family got home they were horrified to see naughty Rottweiler Cooper, aged four, had managed to push his way through a skylight.

The family and then fire crews staged a mission to get the dog back down.

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Credits: Michaela Pickford / SWNS.comCooper's owners were alerted to his antics by a neighbour

The dog was staring down at the street in Downend, Bristol, after the skylight door slammed shut behind him.

Micki said: "He's a very nosy little Rottweiler. He's quite mischievous.

"He's always going where he's not allowed, but normally he just gets into the fridge - he's never been on the roof before.

"Me and dad had gone for a drink when our neighbour came rushing into the pub and said: 'Your dog's on the roof!'

"Cooper had got into the attic, bashed the skylight open and got out onto the roof but it had closed behind him."

In a frantic rescue attempt, Mark ran up the stairs and leaned right out of the attic skylight while Micki hung onto his ankles.

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Credits: Michaela Pickford / SWNS.comMark and Micki launched a daring rescue mission to get him down before the fire crew arrived


Credits: Bristol Post / SWNS.comThey have since put a bolt on the attic window to stop Cooper getting out

Brave Mark grabbed hold of Cooper's tail and pulled him towards the window, before getting hold of his collar and hauling him to safety, just as a fire engine arrived.

Flight stewardess Micki added: "The firefighters said they were making bets on the way about what sort of dog it would be.

"One of them joked 'if it's a big dog I'm not getting out the fire engine.'"

They have now put a bolt on the attic door to stop Cooper from getting on the roof again.

A spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue said: "We had a call at 8.08pm reporting a dog climbing out of a velux roof window at the front of a house.

"One crew from Kingswood fire station attended but on arriving they sent a message that they were not required, one dog self-rescued."


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