GREENSBORO - A pair of dogs caused unexpected traffic delays on Highway 29 in Greensboro between the Gate City Blvd. exit and the Market St. exit Thursday afternoon.

Greensboro police officer P.H. Hardin used his animal control and dog negotiation skills to get them out of the highway safely.

"They were a bit skiddish at first. Just had to gain their trust, and luckily we were able to remove them from the roadway," said Officer Hardin.

Photos: Greensboro Officer Guides Dogs Off Highway 29

WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright took pictures of the dogs in the middle of the highway.

"At the end of the day, those are someone's pets so obviously that was a big concern of mine," said Officer Hardin.

As you see in the photos, the dogs came dangerously close to a tractor-trailer before the officer saved the day by persuading them over towards his car in the right lane.

He even had some help from some friendly onlookers.

"A few motorists had pulled over and provided their assistance as well. One gentleman offered some snacks to try and lure the dogs out of the roadway. They were definitely helpful," said Officer Hardin.

It's not known how the dogs got loose. Both the dogs were taken to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, police confirmed.

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