We often hear stories of rescue dogs who end up saving the lives of their rescuers. One man literally owed his life to a rescue German Shepherd who he took in. The said one hundred-pound dog named Sadie is one of those “hard to place” rescue animals, returned to the Oakland-based Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge three times.
Non-profit organizations have a hard time fixing the adoptions of “hard to place” rescue dogs due to the latter’s behavior. Sadie, for instance, was returned multiple times because she showed aggression towards men. Families now refuse to take her in, afraid that she might hurt them.
Despite the German Shepherd’s past, Brian Myers still chose her to be his companion. Brian had a hard time living alone, coping with the coronavirus pandemic. He then decided to adopt a dog just so he could have a buddy at home. After searching nearby animal shelters, Brian finally took home Sadie.
Brian and Sadie hit it off instantly! The German Shepherd seemed to have taken a liking to the old man and had no troubles interacting with him. Sadie is not aggressive at all! Instead, Brian’s new companion proves to be a sweet and timid dog in a peaceful environment. The German Shepherd acted out in gratitude, always licking his hands and showing affection to her new owner.
Sadie went the extra mile to pay back the kindness Brian showed her. Just last January, Brian suffered a terrible stroke in his residence. His left extremities went immobile, preventing him to reach his cellphone which was almost fifteen feet away. Good thing Sadie was there- and before he knew it, the large dog was dragging him to where his phone was.
Brian could not thank Sadie enough for saving his life. He knew he could have been in a worse situation if it weren’t for the dog. Even though Sadie was not trained as a service pup, she still sensed the distress Brian went through – altogether acting on to save him. As for the man, Brian is just happy with his decision to adopt Sadie. She proves to be more than just a companion, but a life saver.