By Hayley Pugh 

A woman whose car was sounding RUFF popped the bonnet to find a dog hiding inside.

Lidiane Braga Carlos was running errands near her home in Campo Largo, Brazil when her car suddenly started spluttering and ground to a halt.

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She popped the bonnet to see what was wrong and was stunned to find a dog wedged inside next to the engine compartment.

The petrolhead pup seemed completely unfazed by its dilemma but was thankfully pulled unharmed from the sticky spot by Lidiane and a passerby who stopped to help.

She then whisked the canine to the vets in her car – which started first time – for a once over and the curious pup was given the all clear.

She said: “My car just died in the middle of the street and suddenly didn’t want to work anymore so I pulled over to pop the hood and take a look.

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“When I opened the bonnet and saw the dog I almost had a heart attack.

“The poor little thing was very scared and I called the fire department straight away but before they arrived we managed to get him out.

“I’m so glad he didn’t get hurt. I took him to the vet but thankfully he was all okay.

“She said he must be about eight to 10 months old and is very docile.

“Unfortunately though he can’t stay with me because my space is small and I already have a Labrador.”

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Lidiane is currently caring for the dog at her home and hopes it’s owner will come forward to claim him.

If not, she hopes to find a loving family willing to adopt the pup.