A couple flying to Vegas noticed their luggage was overweight. Their dog snuck in a boot.

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A couple heading to Las Vegas were in for a surprise after their luggage was deemed overweight at the airport – their pet chihuahua was a sneaky stowaway.

Fox 13 reports Jared and Kristi Owens were headed for vacation last month when one of their checked bags was determined to be a few pounds overweight and the couple would have to pay an extra charge.

They decided to redistribute the weight between different bags and a Southwest airlines employee began to help when their chihuahua Icky made her grand appearance.

"BOOM, there’s our Icky coming out of one of my boots I packed," Jared told Fox 13. "We were dumbfounded and flat shocked and embarrassed, to be honest. She loves to burrow in our laundry baskets, closet, blankets, wherever she can get nice, warm and comfy, and on that day, I guess she chose our suitcase we had left open with clothes in it for hours."

The Texas couple were still able to catch their flight and made arrangement for Icky to get picked up by friends.

Jared posted about the incident on Facebook where he gave a shoutout to the Southwest Airlines employee who offered to watch Icky while they were on vacation.

USA TODAY has reached out to Southwest Airlines for comment.

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"We planned this trip last minute to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of three dogs, a rabbit and several fish as well as two crazy, beautiful little girls," Jared told Fox 13.

Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: agilbert@usatoday.com.

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