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Loyal Dog Refused to Leave Deceased Owner’s Side

bullterrier_sadDespite the scorching 100-degree Oklahoma heat, one man’s very best friend stayed fiercely loyal to the end, and beyond.

Oklahoma animal control officers were called to the scene of a homeless man’s death when his loyal companion, a Bull Terrier, refused to leave his side, despite having no food or water and suffering in the extreme heat.

As officers pulled the dog away, he continued pulling toward his owner’s body. His owner had died of natural causes.

“The dog kept wanting to pull back to go back to where the remains of where the deceased owner was,” Oklahoma City Animal Shelter supervisor Sheridan Lowery told KFOR.

Now in a shelter, the heartbroken dog will not eat, sleep, and most times won’t even lift his head. He is completely grief stricken.

“Their owner is deceased. They don’t know what is going on. They don’t know how to act. They don’t know how to react,” explained Lowery.

For now, officers are trying to locate family members of the deceased man in hopes that they can help the terrier come out of his shell. If no family steps forward, he will be placed for adoption.

“If he’s shown this kind of attachment, this kind of dedication to family he could make a really good family pet,” says Lowery.



  1. George

    Jul 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I had a bull terrier who passed away suddenly last year at three years old. Such a sweetheart of a breed. I’d take him in a heartbeat if I could afford to get him to Montreal!!!

  2. libia

    Jul 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Beautiful he deserves a lovely life …dogs are more loyal then humans….espesial this one the been living in the street. …he need home forever.

  3. Celia Pohlschneider

    Jul 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This dog is NOT a pit bull, as he is referred to a couple of times in the video. He is an English Bull Terrier, and they are the sweetest dogs! I had one I rescued at 6 years old from a truly neglectful life, and she was amazing. I would take this dog in a heartbeat, if they can get him to Oregon. <3

  4. Ruth Ann

    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

    This is amazing. I have two Boston Terriers and the one that we saved from a puppy mill, shows that kind of love and dedication. I had bronchitis in February and was on a breathing machine every 3 hours. For two nights I had to sleep in a recliner and Flossie slept with her head in my lap. When I got up to take my breathing treatment, she got up with me and laid by my feet while I did the treatments. Then she followed me back to the chair.

  5. LisaSummers

    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

    i’ll take him i need him too or should i say i think we need each other

  6. Joanne M

    Jul 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

    What ever became of this sweet animal?

  7. Rick Valesko

    Jul 16, 2014 at 12:47 am

    I’ll take him here in Ohio!!!!!

  8. derek

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I’ll take him, or better put I need him.

    • Marsha

      Jul 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      Derek, well put. =) Everyone needs a dog like that, a friend.

  9. Corrina Hewitt

    Jul 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I would love to take him but I already have a rabbit that is cage free. I would love to take his dog and do everything I can to give him the love and care he is missing now. I pray this dog moves on and lets another person become his new best friend. He looks so sad it breaks my heart.

  10. Theresa

    Jul 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I’m in Texas! I’ll take the poor baby!

  11. eddy eavenson

    Jul 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    i’m in Tucson Arizona, he can come live here too

  12. Mary kurgan

    Jul 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Massachusettes here. I can give him a great home too. Sad story:(.

  13. Garriott

    Jul 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Has he found a home yet? If not where is he?

  14. beverly smith

    Jul 15, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I will take him, I am in Georgia., I can give him the love that he needs.

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