For weeks, two loyal dogs spent days and nights outside hospital, waiting for owner to return

Nov 6, 2018

Two dogs waited in front of a hospital for weeks and refused to leave. When hospital staff figured out the reason why, they immediately took action.

If you visited the Hospital Agudo in Brazil in late July and early August, you would have seen two adorable dogs camping outside the premises. The dogs were hanging out near the hospital’s main entrance for two weeks, and they just wouldn’t leave.

Posted by Hospital Agudo on Monday, April 2, 2018

The nurse eventually found out one of the dogs, Princess, belonged to a patient who was transferred to the hospital in late July. The other dog, nicknamed Scooby, was Princess’s friend and stayed by her side as she waited all day long for her sick owner.

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The dogs’ loyalty and persistence prompted the hospital to take action.

Veterinarian Maria Alice Altermann and her colleague were tasked with taking Princess and Scooby in for a checkup. Once the dogs’ health was cleared, they were granted the long-awaited visit.

Posted by Hospital Agudo on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Altermann and her colleague placed Princess and Scooby in carriers and transported them to meet the sick man in his hospital room.

Having her wish fulfilled, Princess lay down by her owner’s side peacefully, while Scooby watched over his canine pal. Princess’s presence definitely lifted the spirits of the unidentified man, whose name was being withheld due to privacy reasons.

Posted by Hospital Agudo on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

“We took the carriers into the room and released the dogs,” Altermann told The Dodo. “The man began to breath excitedly. The dogs climbed on the bed, and we put his hand on Princess.

“We are honored to be able to contribute to this important and special meeting,” Altermann wrote.

Posted by Hospital Agudo on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hopefully, the man will make a rapid recovery and soon be reunited with Princess at home. Before that happens, the hospital staff are taking good care of the dedicated dogs. Kudos to them for helping Princess and Scooby!

Does the dogs’ unshakeable loyalty melt your heart?

 

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