The dog, named Maverick, previously survived being hit by a car and walking into a raccoon trap before he was adopted by his forever family.
Maverick pushed past his invisible fence and slid headfirst about five feet down and another five feet sideways into a sinkhole. Emergency personnel responded and saved Maverick after he had been in the hole for 72 hours.
SPFD performs a dog rescue after he falls in a sink hole. Been missing for 72 hrs. Glad family is back together! pic.twitter.com/2gpM1mYFXv— Rich Carrizzo (@SPFPDFireChief) January 31, 2016
The emergency veterinarian said Maverick will be on an IV and antibiotics for a while and may need therapy after being stuck in the hole for so long. He is expected to be OK.