The post quickly went viral. As of Wednesday morning, it's been liked more than 62,000 times and shared more than 10,500 times on Facebook -- and it's even been picked up by local news outlets.
"Was she lonely? Or did she have hopes of becoming a K-9 officer? We don't know," a WTVT anchor reported.
"You see the smile in the background on the officer's face," a WTSP anchor said.
The dog's owner was eventually found, but we happen to think the animal would've made a great partner for officer Taylor. After all, she has already claimed her spot in the cruiser.
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In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a diver performs with fish as part of summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium features 40,000 sea creatures from over 600 different species. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Two penguins swim in their pool while others stand outside the water in their enclosure in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
A three-days old bonobo baby sleeps on the belly of its mother Kutu in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
A monkey drinks from a water tap on a hot summer day in Jammu, India, Wednesday, June10, 2015. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Baby chimpanzee Jason sits on his sleeping box at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, east of Athens, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Jason, who is nearly three months old, is being tended and bottle-fed by zoo staff, as his mother fell sick while he was days old and has been unable to feed him. He will be brought up separately from the zoo's other eight chimpanzees for about a year and a half, and then gradually reintroduced in a painstaking process aiming at his full acceptance by the group and integration. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A 3-month old female giant panda cub is photographed at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
A dog named Lucky gets a ride on the back of his owner as the man swims at the beach of the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A European wildcat hides and sleeps in a hole at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Germany currently faces snowfall and temperatures around the freezing point. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 photo, a coyote walks along the runway of a small desert airport as the sun sets during the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally 2015 between Chilecito, Argentina and Copiapo, Chile. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Starlings swirl in the sky in a phenomenon known as murmuration in the Negev Desert at dusk near the Bedouin city of Rahat, southern Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A horse looks out of a tent, waiting for its appearance at the equestrian sports world fair Equitana in Essen, Germany, Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Little Amur tiger girl Alisha is presented to the public at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Alisha is one of three young tigers born in December 2014. Two died because their mother Aurora could not produce enough milk for them, so the zoo decided to feed the cub by hand. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A small dog peers from a car at an Ukrainian army checkpoint near Kurakhove, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 on a road leading to Russia-backed separatists held territory. Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A two day old female reticulated giraffe, also known as the Somali giraffe, is licked by her mother Malindi in the indoor enclosure at the Zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
AP10ThingsToSee - An Asian elephant swims in a 65-meter-long pool at Fuji Safari Park in Susono, at the foot of Mt. Fuji, southwest of Tokyo, Monday, July 13, 2015. The park was inspired by the images of elephants swimming in the ocean and wanted to build a facility exactly demonstrating what was little known in Japan that elephants can actually swim. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
Ukrainian servicemen put their dogs under the jackets to keep them warm in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The military conflict between Russia-backed separatists and the government forces in eastern Ukraine has been raging since April, claiming more than 5,100 lives, according to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A bee approaches a blooming almond tree in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The weather forecast predicts temperatures up to 26 Celsius (79F) in Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Four white lion cubs, born two weeks ago, are seen in a basket at the Taigan Safari Park, in Belogorsk, about 50 km (31 miles) east of Simferopol, Crimea, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The newly born white lion cubs were shown to the media for the first time Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alexander Polegenko)
Missy, the stable cat, is licked by a dairy cow during feeding time at Madersbacherhof Farm in Brixlegg, in the Austrian Alps, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The cat lives in the stable with the diary cows who are kept inside for the duration of winter. (AP Photo/Rob Taggart)