GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Greenbrier couple is credited with saving a puppy’s life Tuesday morning after they found the dog frozen to the ground.

April Dickerson told Smokey Barn News her husband Jason slowly melted the ice underneath the puppy to free her from frozen ground. Dickerson said the puppy is missing a small patch of fur on her hind end.

The couple said the dog was extremely hungry and practically “attacked the food.”

“She is eating adult dog food, but she still has puppy breath,” Dickerson said.

Dickerson told Smokey Barn News people often drop animals off in her Robertson County neighborhood.

“We have dogs and cats dropped off here all the time,” she said. “The dog catcher knows our street well.”

Dickerson has since posted information about the puppy online in an effort to reunite it with its owner or find her a forever home.

“I have no idea what breed she is, but we cannot keep her unfortunately. We’re trying to find her a good forever home. If no one claims her, or we can’t find her a good forever home, we will be taking her to a ‘no-kill rescue shelter,’” she said.

For more information, email Dickerson at