A Rescued German Shepherd Saves Owner's Life Just Months After Adoption

May 14, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Oakland, New Jersey.

In a heartwarming tale of loyalty and bravery, Sadie, a 6-year-old German Shepherd and alumna of Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge (RBARI) in New Jersey, has emerged as a true hero.

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Sadie / Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge

Sadie's journey began when she was surrendered to RBARI by her previous owner due to a move. Confused and lost, Sadie found herself in the shelter, yearning for the family she had lost. With her nervous disposition, particularly around men, Sadie faced challenges in finding a new home. However, fate had a special plan in store for her.

A few months ago, Brian entered Sadie's life and instantly formed a connection with her. Despite her hesitancy to trust, Brian recognized Sadie's intelligence and unwavering loyalty. He decided to give her a second chance at life by adopting her and welcoming her into his home.

Last week, tragedy struck when Brian suffered a stroke while alone with Sadie. In a remarkable display of devotion, Sadie never left his side. With quick thinking and unwavering determination, Sadie licked Brian's face to keep him awake and then helped drag him across the room to his cell phone. It was Sadie's actions that enabled Brian to call for help, ultimately saving his life.

Currently, Sadie is staying with family while Brian undergoes recovery in a rehabilitation center. Despite being apart, they make sure to FaceTime every night, eagerly awaiting the day they can be reunited.

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