Faithful dog waits for deceased owner

Faithful dog continues to wait at hospital where owner died months before

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A faithful dog is showing his undying devotion to his owner outside of a hospital in Brasil. According to the Independent, the dog has been waiting for months outside of a hospital where his owner died after suffering devastating injuries in a street fight.

As reported in local media reports, the dog’s 59-year-old owner, a homeless man, was rushed to the Santa Casa de Novo Horizonte hospital in October…his dog chased after the ambulance to the medical facility and has waited patiently for his person ever since.

The dog was provided with food and water by hospital staff, and eventually, he was taken away to a facility which had agreed to care for him. The faithful canine, however, had other plans – somehow he escaped from the facility and ran back to the hospital to stand vigil for the person who will sadly never return.

Recently, a devoted German shepherd passed away at the site of his buried owner – the faithful dog had slept at the burial site for a decade. Dogs prove, yet again, that love never truly dies.

(Screenshot via the Independent)

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9 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Dogs are the best! People not so much! They probably should have let the dog see the owner before they buried him so the dog would know what happened to him.

    • Darla G says:

      I agree….if the dog had been allowed to see and sniff the owner’s body, he would have accepted it. Dogs are smart – much smart than we give them credit for.

  2. Darla G says:

    My heart is breaking for this poor dog. He doesn’t understand why his owner isn’t coming for him. The patience, love, and loyalty displayed by this pup speaks volumes – I wish humans acted this way.

  3. pennysdachshund says:

    This Fellow would languish and perish somewhere ELSE!!! This is the last place he knew where his owner was!!! He will keep coming back now matter how far away he is until the day he too dies.. The person the lived with and protected WAS THE ONE LOVE OF HIS LIFE!!! Just look on the Net and you will find numerous cases like this over the decades… They even made a movie Staring Richard Gere I believe about this very thing… Bless his heart I hope the facility provides for him in the honor of the individual that was so loved by him!!!

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    Dogs are more loyal and loving than 95% of the humans I know. This is another example of canine loyalty to an owner. They do not understand why they will never see their beloved owner again. Someone should have allowed him to see his owner for the last time – it would have been a gracious and compassionate act. Now, someone needs to step up and take this dog to a safe rescue so he can heal and get another safe loving home – Doesn’t he deserve it???

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    Shows the devotion of our dogs. I hope someone is able to get him into a loving home where he will get the love and attention he deserves.


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