Zeppole in a pool
Zeppole in a pool | Source: thegoldenzeppole

The summer heat may end, but not the online attention that this Golden Retriever from New Jersey is getting in his hilarious video of sneaking into the neighbor's pool to cool down.

In this TikTok video, Zeppole the Golden Retriever was seen using an overturned canoe and a countertop to hop over the fence and into the neighbor's backyard.


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♬ original sound – Zeppole


The next clip then showed him happily splashing around the pool as his owner attempts to pull him out of the water, which he playfully dodges by diving back to the pool.

In a separate video showing the ‘neighbor's POV,' Zeppole was seen stumbling upon the vegetation on the other side of the fence.

He decided that they're interesting enough to chew on while sniffing around.


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♬ original sound – Zeppole


Afterwards, he was captured swimming in circles, trying to chase his tail in the water.

This follow up video even features a funny voice over that seems to be Zeppole's thoughts while sneaking.

He even playfully reminded that the first rule of trespassing is to act natural.

The original video has garnered 39.3M views, 5.7M heart reacts, and 44.7K comments as of this writing.

People online can't get over how Zeppole smiled and happily splashed around the pool with his paws.

One TikTok user said, “The little paw splashes are too cute! 🐾♥️”

Another wrote, “I love that he didn’t even make an effort to get over the fence – he just kind of rolled over 😂”

One other relatable comment read: “I swear I spend more time retrieving my golden retriever from places he’s not allowed to go than he does retrieving anything!”

Good thing his neighbors weren't mad at all even after his trespassing escapades.

In a comment, Zeppole's owner said that the neighbors didn't mind and that they also have two yellow Labrador Retrievers.

Golden Retrievers are known to be good swimmers, and fortunately, swimming is a good form of exercise for dogs.

If I'm Zeppole's neighbor, I'd happily let him ‘trespass' anytime!

And as his TikTok profile suggests, yes, Zeppole, you are now our “favorite pool trespasser.”

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