Dogs truly are man’s best friend. There are countless stories of a loyal dog waiting for its master, but we will never tire of them. So, here is one more. Dogs are really special creatures, and we humans genuinely don’t deserve them. Their undying love for us is more than an emotional connection, there is something spiritual, too.
Moose is a three-year-old lab mix from New Jersey. Unfortunately, his owner passed away in the hospital recently. But, Moose didn’t understand what that meant. So, he waited and waited at the bed where his dad had been.
A heartbreaking photo of the loyal dog at the empty bedside went viral, and adoption centers are using it to try to find Moose a new home. NorthStar Pet Rescue and Eleventh Hour Rescue posted the photo online in the hope of finding him a forever home.
“He’s a sweet happy boy by nature,” they wrote. “He just needs people to help his heart heal.”
“Let’s mend this broken heart, together.”
But first, the loyal dog needs some time to grieve. “Dogs are highly intuitive and sensitive, more than people give them credit for,” said Jme Thomas, executive director of Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. They are clever and emotional animals, and Moose is no exception.
*** 6/22/19 Update: MOOSE HAS BEEN ADOPTED by a wonderful family who will care for and love him for the rest of his…-Advertisement-
“Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that ‘Dad’ had passed away,” the local rescue in Rockaway Township, New Jersey wrote on Facebook. “Moose has now been returned to our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue and he’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard.”
However, in just three days, Moose was adopted! He found his forever home with a new loving family, and his story had a happy ending.
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