SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- Workers found a dog stuck inside a tar pit in Snowflake on Tuesday morning.
The men jumped in to rescue the dog, and then took him to a pet-grooming shop in Show Low named Classic Canine.
Employees at the shop say the stray, found with a collar but no tag, had about three inches of tar covering his entire body.
They say it took two days to get enough tar off to shave the dog.
During that time, the 78-year-old shop owner says numerous customers who learned about what happened tried to help by bringing in their own tar removers and remedies.
In all the pulling and tugging on the dog to try to get him clean, employees say he never showed any sign of aggression.
An animal rescue group, Pet Allies, is rehabilitating the dog because he suffered some skin damage. He will go up for adoption soon.