Michael Davis was with his family Feb. 9 in Seattle when he got the call from a neighbor.
Kaleb, their 10-year-old yellow lab, had somehow fallen down a 200-foot cliff. Frantically, the family drove back to Gig Harbor, uncertain about the fate of their four-legged member.
But when they arrived, a group of rescuers greeted them. Eventually, they learned that rescuers were able to reach Kaleb and transport the scared pooch to safety.
"The response was amazing," a grateful Davis said on Friday, when he and his family brought Kaleb to the Gig Harbor Fire Department to personally thank rescuers.
Specifically, the family is grateful to firefighter Mike Metters, the man who braved the cliff to reach Kaleb.
"We spent a little time down there getting to know each other before we started doing the big move toward the bottom," Metters said.
"He's a good dog," he added.
To celebrate, Metters had a special gift for Kaleb, who amazingly didn't break any bones and is steadily recovering.
The gift? Why, a dumbell-sized dogbone wrapped in a fire department-red ribbon, of course.
Watch the video above to see today's reunion.