Cara Jones, 23, let her pit bull named Creature out to do his duty on Thursday night as she does every night except this time she heard a noise coming from the woods.
"I kept hearing sticks breaking," Cara told NJ.com.
Then Creature started barking widely and looking back at Cara as if he was trying to tell her someone was out there. Grabbing her flashlight and cellphone, Cara followed Creature in to the woods.
To her surprise, Creature lead Cara to an elderly woman lying on the ground in the mud with no shoes on.
Cara didn't know that the police had been searching for Carmen Mitchell, 89, who had been missing for hours and was last seen near the Piscataway-Middlesex border.
When the police responded they carried Carmen out of the woods in a stretcher and other than suffering from a mild case of hypothermia, she was going to be okay.
Cara wants everyone to know about what Creature did and help give pit bulls some good publicity.
"Pit bulls never get any recognition for doing something good," Cara said.