Dogs are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’ due to their loyalty. This trait is even more evident when their owners pass away. Recently, a photograph went viral of a dog waiting patiently at his late owner’s hospital bed. The dog, named Moose, had initially found a new home after his father passed away from cancer. However, he was unaware of his father’s death and remained faithful to his owner, waiting for him to return. The sad but touching moment was captured in a photo that touched the hearts of many. Despite the fact that Moose’s owner will never come back, the loyal dog remains hopeful for a miracle.
The volunteers at Eleventh Hour Rescue were heartbroken when they found Moose, but they quickly brought him to their shelter where he was adored by everyone. The staff worked tirelessly to ensure that Moose found a new home as soon as possible. To spread the word about Moose, NorthStar Pet Rescue and Eleventh Hour Rescue both shared his photo on Facebook, hoping to attract potential adopters. Moose’s picture speaks volumes about his loving and loyal nature. The caption accompanying the photo read, “Despite his broken heart, Moose is a sweet and happy boy. With a little help, we can mend his heart together.”
Moose was taken in by a local pet rescue organization in Rockaway Township, New Jersey after his owner passed away. The rescue posted his photo and story on social media in hopes of finding him a new home. According to the post, Moose waited patiently next to his owner’s hospital bed, unaware that his owner had passed away. The rescue described Moose as a sweet and happy dog who needs some time to heal from the loss of his owner. While Moose gets along with other dogs, he really loves being around people and would do best in a home where he wouldn’t be left alone for long periods. The post went viral, and within three days, Moose had been adopted by a new family. Thanks to the power of social media, Moose has found his forever home.
It can be difficult to bid farewell to a pet, and the situation is equally challenging when it’s the other way around. Although dogs cannot express their feelings out loud, it’s evident that they get affected by the loss of their friends or companions. Pet owners have observed that their dogs appear sad or anxious when their companion goes away or passes away. They might become more attached, disinterested, or sluggish. At times, dogs demonstrate their grief unambiguously, making it agonizing to witness. It’s unclear whether dogs experience grief in the human sense, but their emotions are undoubtedly genuine.