A touching picture of a dog faithfully resting next to his owner’s empty hospital bed has gone viral.
Its caption read: ‘Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that “Dad” had passed away.
‘Moose has now been returned to our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue and he’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard.
‘Please help Moose find a new home and a family for him to love. He’s a sweet happy boy by nature. He just needs people to help his heart heal.’
Moose, a 3-year-old lab mix, didn’t know his owner had died, according to Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway Township, and has now been returned to the shelter.
It appears that Moose is grieving the death of his father very deeply and that he needs a new family to help mend his broken heart.
Both Eleventh Hour Rescue and NorthStar Pet Rescue shared the image on social media in the hopes that it would aid in his search for a new, devoted home.
He is said to be housebroken, to adore children, to be kind and joyful by nature.
The good news is that Moose has already received several adoption applications, so hopefully he will find his forever family soon.
** 6/22/19 Update: MOOSE HAS BEEN ADOPTED by a wonderful family who will care for and love him for the rest of his life! Thank you again to everyone who shared his story!***
*** 6/19/19 Update from our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue: Thanks to the power of social media, Moose has received several applications & we are hopeful he will find a forever home soon! Thank you for caring & sharing everyone! ***
Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that “Dad” had passed away. Moose has now been returned to our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue and he’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard. Please help Moose find a new home and a family for him to love. He’s a sweet happy boy by nature. He just needs people to help his heart heal. Moose is currently being loved and cared for at the EHR Kennel in Randolph, NJ. He is a 3-year-old Lab mix who is housebroken, adores kids, okay with dogs (pretty much neutral to them), but not meant for a home with cats or birds. But people, boy, does he love them! So much so that Moose would do best in a home where he wasn’t left home alone all day long, he misses his people too much. If you can help Moose’s heart heal by offering him a temporary foster home or a permanent home, please go to ehrdogs.org and put in an application to meet this sweet, loving boy. Let’s mend this broken heart, together. #ItTakesAVillage #BeHisVillage #SharingIsCaring See less