A 6-year-old German shepherd, named Sadie, from New Jersey is being hailed a hero after she protected and comforted her owner during his stroke, according to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, where Sadie lived prior to her adoption.
Brian adopted Sadie a few months ago after the canine was surrendered to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge by her original owner, who was moving out of town.
“She was confused and seemingly lost upon rescue, having suddenly lost the only family that she knew,” the shelter said. “Sadie is a loyal dog, but nervous and protective with new people, making her a more difficult placement.”
Although Sadie’s bio said that she was “especially nervous” around men, she and Brian formed a special bond once he came to the shelter and decided to save Sadie. It didn’t take the German shepherd long to repay the favor.
After Sadie’s owner Brian collapsed during the stroke, the canine stayed by his side and even began licking his face to wake him up. She eventually managed to drag Brian across the room to his cell phone, so he was able to call for help.
Sadie is staying with family while Brian recovers at a rehab center, the animal shelter added.
“They FaceTime every night, and are counting down the days until they can reunite!”
It is a wonderful thing that Sadie entered Brian’s life right when he would need her the most, and that Brian came into Sadie’s life when she needed him. You can read about them in your Good News Story of the Day here.
Dogs are not possessions, they are living, feeling, creatures of God. They love and fear and feel loss. But they also can be such a blessing. No one knows that better than Brian.
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