A pair of dogs who were sitting along the side of the Bishop Ford Freeway near 115th Street were presumably safe after someone drove up and corraled them inside an SUV.
There were several tense moments at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday when the two large dogs entered the roadway and were seen looking at traffic before returning to sit on the shoulder.
The dogs' owner told NBC Chicago the two managed to escape out the back door of her home Wednesday night and despite circling the streets and neighborhood she wasn't able to find them.
"We thought they may have stuck together and fortunately they did, by the grace of God, they stuck together," she said.
An Illinois Department of Transportation crew was seen nearby trying to prevent the animals from rushing into traffic before the SUV pulled up and called the dogs inside.
"I'm just so grateful that we got our pups back and they're home," the owner said.