In Texas, a loyal Labrador mix refused to leave his doggie friend who was fatally hit by a car.
On Tuesday evening, the dog was found guarding his deceased buddy on the remote country Wolf Springs Road near the Texas Defensive Shooting Academy gun range in South East Dallas County.
Len stayed with the dog for seven hours trying to gently coax him away from his dead companion. Hungry coyotes are known to roam the area.
It wasn’t until he placed the dead dog in his van that the Lab mix followed, but Len could not get him in the vehicle.
Len posted the dogs’ story on the Texas Defensive Shooting Academy Facebook page.
During the ordeal, Len was amazed by the relationship between the two dogs.
“So what I wanted to tell everyone, is after tonight, I can say I have a great respect for an animal’s loyalty to his buddy. And so everyone knows this is not a couple, but two male dogs. Just two great dog buddies that obviously will stick by each other no matter what. We humans should be so lucky to have such a friend,” he posted.
Upon reading the post, animal advocate Marina Tarashevska of Dallas Dog RRR went to the site with a catch pole to aid in the frightened dog’s rescue.
“A very lovely lady came out to the Range in the darkness. As some know this place that looks like a scene from Road Warrior. She is fearless,” Len wrote. “And she got him in a crate in a matter of minutes. I spent 7 to 8 hours. She took about 7 minutes!!!! She was awesome!”
Len and Marina took the dog to the TDSA office, where he is temporarily fostering the dog.
The dog likes eating hot dogs and giving out kisses! The Labrador-German Shepherd mix is very friendly, intelligent and tolerant in the company of the office cat.
Len thinks the pup and his buddy were dropped off by their irresponsible owners.
The loyal dog is now up for adoption. For the lucky adopter, Len is offering $100 for veterinary expenses and a free membership at Texas Defensive Shooting Academy.
If you’re interested in adopting this dog, please call 972-979-2432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for rescuing this sweet and loyal pup, Len and Marina! You guys are awesome!