Canines are man’s closest friend, and some dogs’ devotion remains even after their owners pass away.
In New Jersey, Moose is a 3-year-old Lab mix. Moose’s owner just died in the hospital, leaving him an orphaned puppy.
For a long, Moose sat beside the hospital bed, patiently waiting for his master to return. Somebody recorded the heartwarming moment in a picture, which has now gone viral.
NorthStar Pet Rescue and Eleventh Hour Rescue both shared the picture on Facebook in the hopes of finding Moose a new home. With just one look at this photo, you can see what a devoted and loving dog he is.
*** 6/22/19 Update: MOOSE HAS BEEN ADOPTED by a wonderful family who will care for and love him for the rest of his…Posted by NorthStar Pet Rescue on Monday, 17 June 2019
People were captivated by Moose’s moving narrative.
Saying goodbye to a pet is never easy, and it’s much more difficult when it’s the other way around.
It’s difficult to show whether or not dogs “mourn” in the human sense since they can’t express their emotions to humans verbally, but it’s apparent that they are impacted by the loss of their pals.
When a partner leaves or dies, pet owners often find that their pets appear depressed or worried. Clinginess, indifference, or sluggish behavior may develop in the animals.
According to the American Kennel Club, studies demonstrate that comparable parts of dogs’ brains light up when they experience similar feelings as humans.
Sometimes dogs express their anguish so clearly that it’s painful to witness.
Moose, a 3-year-old Lab mix, remained calmly beside the hospital bed and gazed out the window when his father died.
Moose eventually wound up at a pet refuge in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The rescue shared Moose’s picture and tale in the hopes of locating him a new home for the rest of his life.
Moose stayed patiently next to his father’s hospital bed, hoping for him to return, unaware that ‘Dad’ had died,” the rescue posted on Facebook. Moose has been returned to their friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue, and he’s taking his father’s death very hard.
Moose, according to the rescue, is a lovely cheerful guy by nature who only needs somebody to enable his heart heal.
Moose is OK with dogs, but he adores humans.
Moose misses his humans so badly that he would perform best in a home where he wasn’t left home alone all day, the rescue noted.
He’s also housebroken.
Who could possibly resist Moose’s adorable face and captivating story? The rescue’s post went viral, with over 4,000 shares, and people from all around the globe left comments about how moved they were by Moose’s tale.
It became evident that Moose wouldn’t be without a new home for long. The adoption applications started pouring in.
Moose was formally adopted by his new permanent family three days later.
Update 6/22: Moose has been adopted!! Update: Moose has received several applications and we are hopeful he will find a…Posted by EHR Kennel Club on Monday, 17 June 2019
Numerous individuals had followed Moose’s journey at this time, and many had wished him well with his new family.
It’s a pity that only one family was allowed to take Moose home, since it seems like there were plenty of people prepared to shower him with love!
When it comes to adopting bereaved dogs, experts offer a few things to help their hearts recover.
First and foremost, try to motivate a bereaved dog to partake in his favorite activities. In the case of Moose, this may be quality time with his people. Treats and toys are always welcome!
On the other hand, it’s critical not to push it. Don’t push him to play if he doesn’t want to be noticed! Additionally, pet owners should resist indulging their dogs if they begin to demonstrate harmful behaviors such as excessive attachment or wailing.
According to one study, grief behavior in pets lasts less than six months, which is still longer than many pet owners would anticipate. Moose may not be entirely normal for quite some time.
Moose may never see his father again, but due to the rescue organization and his new home, he has many joyful years of love ahead of him.