SAN JUAN ISLAND, Washington (KTRK) -- Gretchen Bailey says she could not stop her 14-year-old golden retriever before he tumbled and fell down a 30-foot-cliff.
The dog, named Cowboy, is deaf and nearly blind.
San Juan Island Fire and Rescue team responded to the emergency.
They set up a rope and pulley system to reach Cowboy.
Lt. Michael Henderson rappelled down the wall and hoisted the terrified dog up, in the dark.
Bailey says it took a while for Cowboy to bounce back, but he's now walking up and down stairs without help.
Deaf and blind dog survives falling down 30-foot cliff