Just a month ago, Cristine Sardella waited at the hospital when she noticed a dog outside of the doorway. In Brazil where she lives, stray dogs became pretty common sights. However, she noticed something special about this pup. The dog seemed so sad, yet he still had a hopeful look in his eyes.
“He would get up to let people pass by, very politely, and then lay right back down again,” Sardella told The Dodo. “He was educated and tame.”
Soon, she learned the truth. The dog was not a stray at all. He became a faithful pet waiting for his owner who sadly could never return.
This sweet dog belonged to a homeless man. Four months before, the man got stabbed in a park. After an ambulance picked him up, the dog chased after him. Following them all the way to the hospital, the dog saw the man being wheeled inside. He sat outside to wait for him. Sadly, the man never came back.
Unfortunately, his owner who meant the world to him passed away. The pup did not know of this though. Months on end, he sat outside waiting.
Since the dog’s arrival, the staff provides food and water for the sweet pup. Sardella hoped there was more they could do to help him. Having two dogs already, she seems unable to house him. But, she spread the word on social media.
Not long after her post, a rescuer picked up the dog and took him to a kennel until they could find him a home.
Before he found his home, the dog escaped. To no surprise, they found him back at the hospital.
Standing right outside the hospital, the dog refuses to leave. Hopefully, he soon knows it is okay to move on. A hospital worker decided to adopt the sweet dog when the timing is right. Until then, they started taking him to the vet and got him vaccinated.