Max the Jack Russell got himself into a sticky situation when he slipped out of a window and got stuck on a narrow ledge two floors up.
The curious canine was brought to safety by Paddington firefighters after they were called to Lanhill Road in Maida Vale by a concerned neighbour who spotted his predicament.
Crew Manager Sean Sloan, who was at the scene, said: “It seems Max managed to climb out of the window and then realised he couldn’t turn round on the ledge and was well and truly stuck.
“We don’t know exactly how long he’d been up there, but it was at least half an hour.
“The owner was very distressed but we got him down and Max was fine – in fact he seemed to be quite pleased with all the attention he was getting.
“While we rescued Max on this occasion as he was in a very precarious position and we wouldn’t have wanted his owner to risk her safety, we would always encourage people to phone the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal in distress.
“If the RSPCA require our assistance, they will call us and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment.”
The Brigade was called at 7.30pm and the incident was over for firefighters at just after 8 pm. One fire engine and an aerial ladder platform from Paddington attended the scene.