Gardener Joanne Gudger, 47, was digging up spuds in her allocation last week, and one, in particular, looked remarkably like her 13-year-old American bulldog Dave.
A woman discovered a potato in her yard and was surprised to see that it looked just like her own dog.
Mum-of-three Joanne, from Warwickshire, made sure that the amazing find was captured, scrambling to take a snapshot of her cherished pet's uncanny resemblance.
She discussed it with her family and friends, who all seemed to agree that there was a clear resemblance.
Joanne, an operations manager, said: "As soon as I pulled it out of the soil I knew straight away that it looked like Dave and I took a picture to send to my other half, Mark - even he said it's the spitting image of him.
"Dave is really poorly at the moment with Cushing's disease which is incurable, so this really cheered us up."
Cushing 's disease is a hormone problem that in dogs can lead to skin lesions, loss of hair and a swollen belly.
Joanne continued: "He's getting older now and is going a bit grey so he probably looks more like the potato than ever!
"It was just perfect how the potato had Dave's jowls and everything.
"We now call him 'potato head Dave'."
She shared it on Facebook in allotment groups, where the similarity racked up hundreds of likes.
She said: "Everyone was joking in the comments and saying that they're going to be careful digging their potatoes up in the future in case they dig up a puppy.
"It has also been a breath of fresh air due to my job working for a care company and dealing with Covid - my colleagues all think it's hilarious!
"Our carers visit our vulnerable customers in their own homes providing crucial support. It's obviously been a very trying time but this has cheered us all up massively."
Joanne and her family determined that it would not be correct to eat the potato she'd harvested with it appearing just like their pet, instead opting to give it pride of place and put it on a windowsill.
She added: "We didn't want to eat the potato because it'd be hard to eat a masterpiece like that.
"It unfortunately rotted away in the end and got composted because it no longer resembled the dog.
"I still keep laughing about it because I'll probably never grow a potato that looks like my own dog again."
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