The Lee County Sheriff's Office posted photos of the pup on its Facebook page. The pit bull was spotted roaming around a Ft. Myers-area neighborhood.
To the delight of people commenting on the department's Facebook page, police say the dog was returned home without incident.
"Great job!!! It's good to see you guys don't judge a dog by its breed," one commenter wrote.
Another agreed, writing, "And that is how cops should deal with dogs."
The dog was returned to his "loving home" after playing with officers, according to the department's post.