Wolf sighting reported at daycare turns out to be adorable lost dog

Oklahoma City police

Talk about crying wolf!

Oklahoma City police responded to a daycare after what appeared to be a large wolf roaming nearby. It turns out the ‘big bad wolf’ was nothing more than a dog who lost her way home. 

"More like a cuddly puppy," the police department wrote in a Facebook post.

The pooch – which is an 85% wolf and 15% Alaskan Malamute mix – was recently reported lost by a resident. 

The canine was safely reunited with its owner, but not before the responding officer took some selfies with his new friend. 

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Dani Brumley, who appears to the dog's owner, commented on the Facebook post thanking officers for bringing her dog, named Nova, home. 

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"A BIG thank you to the Oklahoma City Police Department and The Village Police Department for helping me find my Nova!! It’s been a terrifying 24 hrs and now she gets to have a much needed bath and nap, thanks in large part to them and The Village community. Words cannot express how thankful I am!"