Golden Retriever Sounds Just Like a Fire Engine in Hilarious Video

Living next to a fire station can be a noisy experience, but for one woman on TikTok this is only exasperated by her dog's willingness to howl along to the sound of sirens.

A video shared to the app by Hannah West, known by the account name Hey_hi_im_hannah, shows her Golden Retriever mimicking the sound of fire engines.

The hilarious footage has gone viral online, having been watched by nearly 1 million people. In the clip the dog, whose name is Rigby, can be seen sat by an open window, as the sound of sirens are heard from the street below.

Rigby, who is staring intently out of the window, is copying the sound with uncannily similar howls, as though communicating with the engines below.

Text overlaying the video reads: "The moment I realized living down the street from the fire station might be a problem."

West captioned the adorable video, which can be watched here, writing: "Just a little #awoo to get you through your day. (Ignore the mess and yucky keyboard, someone drooled on it...) #goldenretrieverlife #dogsofttiktok."

The clip has gained lots of traction online since it was posted on September 6, having been viewed by 956,000 people and liked a whopping 95,800 times.


Just a little #awoo to get you through your day. (Ignore the mess and yucky keyboard, someone drooled on it…) #goldenretrieverlife #dogsofttiktok

♬ original sound - Hannah

More than 600 comments have been left beneath the video, with many people sharing their delight at the funny clip.

One TikTok user, Anna Truth, wrote: "Omg please... one of my dogs that passed away used to do this and one time did it in the middle of a farmers market and everyone stared at us LOL."

Another person, 2jz_rotary, joked: "The fire station has to move now."

Michaelzz2 suggested "You should send this to your fire department, I'm sure they'll be stoked to know they have a huge fan," alongside a string of laughing-face emojis.

Katie Zaccardi added: "Fun fact: they actually recorded his voice to make the siren sound."

Anon_girl_anon_000 gushed: "I love when my dog howls at sirens. It's so cute when his dog instincts come out."

Ned Donovan stated: "You should take him to visit the station."

Jen Collins commented: "I had a pup that passed away that did this... but now when I hear fire trucks I get to think of him... so it's a blessing. It's ok to cherish the silly moments."

Speaking to Newsweek, West explained: "Personally, I love his fire truck songs. He doesn't howl every time, but he will stop everything he's doing to listen and to watch out the window.

"Rigby has a lot of personality, I'm thrilled I got to share a little bit of him with the rest of internet. We are going to have to reach out to the local fire station and see if their biggest fan can come for a visit!"

Another video that recently went viral showed a Golden Retriever forced to listen to dogs howling, but not partaking herself.

In the clip shared to TikTok by Chris Boudens the dog named Zoey is flanked by two Huskies on a long car journey who are making a racket.

Both Huskies have their heads arched back and are making loud noises, not in unison, as music plays softly in the background.

The clip is made all the more hilarious by Zoey's vacant look as she pants, as though trying to ignore her very disruptive companions.

Newsweek has contacted Hannah for comment.

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A stock image of a Golden Retriever standing in a meadow. In the viral video a similar-looking dog can be seen mimicking the sound of fire engine sirens. Getty Images