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Brian Myers, whose new rescue dog rescued him from a medical emergency, was eventually released from the hospital and reunited with his beloved pup, Sadie. In the must-see video, the love between these best friends is undeniable.
This special connection between the German Shepherd and their humans began only a few months ago when Myers adopted 6-year-old Sadie from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland, New Jersey. The cute dog had a lot of fear and trust issues, and the shelter staff warned Myers that Sadie didn’t like men. But she made an exception for Myers, and he worked patiently with her to forge a strong bond.
A few months after finding her forever at the Myers home, Sadie proved her loyalty to the man who saved her by saving his life after the 59-year-old had a stroke at home. The good girl helped him reach out for help by licking his face to keep him awake and helped pulling him on his phone.
If you have a stroke, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible, as it can minimize the long-term effects and even prevent death, according to the American Stroke Association. Sadie’s attention could have saved her owner’s life!
While her owner stayed in the hospital for treatment, Sadie stayed with the family of Myers’ brother. The shelter stayed in touch and posted updates on Facebook such as this post that shared Myers’ account of the night Sadie came to his rescue.
Myers couldn’t wait to be reunited with his pup, and finally the big day came. Sadie was waiting outside the hospital to greet her beloved friend and people gathered to see the happy reunion. As Myers was rolled outside, she came right up to him and greeted him with lots of hugs and kisses. As you can see in the video posted by the shelter, Sadie was so excited she immediately licked Myers’ face mask!
Myers thanked the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation health team for all of their hard work to help him recover.
“I can’t wait to be home with her,” he said during the tearful reunion.
Well, Myers said, wants to spend his time looking after Sadie and showing her a lot of love and gratitude.
“I intend to spend the rest of my life giving her the best possible life,” Myers said in another video posted by the Ramapo Mountains Animal Refuge.
The shelter decided to set up a fund to support Sadie’s future care, as her owner is now facing a disability due to his health problems. If you would like to support Sadie, you can visit Sadie’s Future Fundraiser website and make a donation.
Sadie will also receive a Heroic Dog Award from PETA, according to ABC7NY.
“Sadie’s intelligence and tenacity saved Brian’s life,” said PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien, ABC7NY. “Your heroism reminds us that there are many loving, dedicated dogs in shelters waiting for a family to join, and PETA encourages anyone with the ability and resources to care for an animal to get one from a local animal shelter to adopt.”