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Round of A-Paws: UPS Driver Heroically Saves Dogs From Pool Colin Mitchell was dropping off packages on his route in Iowa when he heard noises coming from the backyard.

By Emily Rella Edited by Jessica Thomas

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Alex Wong/Getty Images

Paws up for this one!

A UPS driver made a life-saving decision while delivering packages this week in rural Iowa.

Driver Colin Mitchell was dropping off packages in Ireton, Iowa when he heard noises coming from the backyard, KTIV reported.

Mitchell noticed two dogs swimming around in the above-ground backyard pool and tried to notify the homeowners, only to find that no one was home.

In a classic case of trusting your gut, Mitchell said that he "didn't feel right" getting back into the truck, so he went over to check on the dogs and saw that they were trapped under the pool's solar cover.

Mitchell was able to rescue the pups, Groot and Remy, and let them out before continuing on his way.

The dogs are reportedly happy and healthy, and the owners thanked Mitchell for his help, noting that they didn't come home until hours after the ordeal.

Entrepreneur has reached out to UPS for comment.

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UPS drivers often meet precious pups on their routes; there's even a 30,000-person dedicated Facebook page for drivers to post photos of the four-legged friends they make while on the clock.

Mitchell's story was posted in the group, where he was praised as a "hero" by dog-lovers and fellow drivers alike.

"Hats off to him," one Facebook user wrote.

We'll raise our brown hats to Mitchell's lifesaving actions any day!

Related: Amazon Delivery Driver Rattled After Having to Make 180 Stops in One Day

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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