Nebraska Dog Dials 911 On Owner's Smartphone

When Sarpy County emergency dispatchers picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching.

Dispatchers were worried -- until they learned the noises were coming from a dog that dialed 911.

Sarpy County 911 Assistant Director Marilyn Gable says it's the first time a dog has called the emergency center.

The dog's owner, Melissa Acosta, says she thought her 2-pound Japanese Chin, Sophie, was trying to curl up next to her on the couch, then realized Sophie was scratching at Acosta's smartphone with her paw.

Then Acosta heard a voice from the phone asking for an "address of the emergency."

Acosta says the whole thing is "a little embarrassing." Sophie, of course, had no comment.