The car travelled across three cities before the driver pulled over after hearing the dog whimpering from under the hood.
Rescuers detached the wheel and gently freed the animal.
"It was like the Indy 500 pit crew out there," Mike Jachles said. "They had the wheel off the PT Cruiser, they were working gingerly to rescue the dog that was trapped up in there."
Amazingly, the puppy was not seriously hurt. He was taken to a veterinarian for a check-up. Rescuers are still trying to figure out who the dog belongs to.