I will certainly never forget her loyalty and heroism on a very terrifying evening.
When Brian Myers saved a shelter dog’s life in September, he never expected her to return the favor.
Last summertime, a 6-year-old German shepherd called Sadie was given up to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey. At the shelter, the older canine seemed confused and lost.
The sanctuary staff can tell Sadie was a faithful and fiercely intelligent dog, but her nervousness around men and protective nature made it hard to place her in a brand-new house.
” [She was] a little standoffish when she first came and she wasn’t sure what was going on,” Heather Centrella, the front office manager at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, told The Dodo. “She came to be a little bit shut-down in the sanctuary, so we knew she was mosting likely to need an experienced home with somebody who was patient.”
A month later, Brian Myers walked right into the sanctuary and instantly saw Sadie. After learning she had problems with men, he vowed to change that.
” I noticed that she was a great dog and I decided to adopt her in the first 30 minutes,” Myers composed on Facebook. “She jumped into my car and we’ve developed a solid bond. I was able to work through the issues she had and committed to providing her the home and love she deserved.”
Myers and Sadie came to be best friends and incredibly attached. But, a few months later on, Sadie almost lost her family for the second time.
One night, Myers and Sadie were home alone when he suffered a stroke. Myers collapsed on the ground and, seeing her dad in pain, Sadie declined to leave his side. She licked his face to maintain him awake and cried out to alert the neighborhood that something was extremely wrong.
Myers couldn’t stand, so Sadie knew it was up to her to get her dad to safety. Myers grabbed onto Sadie’s collar, and the loyal canine recognized simply what to do– and began to draw him across the space to his phone.
” She knew that I remained in difficulty and was distressed,” Myers claimed. “I took ahold of her collar and she knew to help me in obtaining the help I required. [She] began to pull with all of her strength. With her assistance, I was able to move across the floor to get my phone.”
Myers is now out of the hospital and in a rehab center, where he is servicing getting better. While her father is away, Sadie is staying with his family and counting down the mins until she can see him again.
” They do FaceTime, which he said she’s a little confused by since she wants to get at her dad and she cries,” Centrella said. “But he reassures her that he’s doing everything he can to get house to her as soon as possible so they can be reunited.”
Myers hopes that sharing his story will certainly assist others recognize just exactly how extraordinary shelter canines can be. He never gave up on Sadie and, in his darkest hour, she refused to surrender on him.
” I miss her terribly and can not wait to see her and love her even more than I currently have,” Myers stated. “I promise to offer her the most effective life she can have and will certainly never forget her commitment and heroism on an extremely scary night.”