SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Scottsdale paramedics had to rescue a dog off a Valley mountain after it appeared to be in distress.
Scottsdale Battalion Chief Brian Read said crews responded to Gateway Loop trail after a hiker called with concerns about their dog Sunday morning.
Crews instructed the caller to find shade and wait for them to come up. Read said officials used a "Big Wheel" to assist the dog down the trail.
Scottsdale Fire said the dog appeared to be in "good condition" and advised the owner to follow-up with a vet.
Read said this is a good time to remind hikers to take care of and make preparations when hiking with pets.