The Coastguard mud team, Police and air support helicopter were all dispatched to Gosport after a call was made to locate a missing dog in a muddy creek.
The call was made to the Coastguard at 19:19pm on Friday 5th January.
An animal welfare advisor from Hampshire Fire and Rescue also accompanied the search, where thermal heat sources were used to locate the German Shepherd and owner.
The dog was rescued and returned to it's owner who was searching locally after an extensive search.
The Hillhead Coastguard team cover the area between Portsmouth Harbour and the River Itchen and are a search, Water rescue & Mud Rescue team.