Adopted German Shepherd Saves Owner After Stroke – Heartwarming Reunion Weeks Later

Heartwarming Reunion Weeks Later

Brian Myers, 59, suffered a stroke on Jan. 16 and collapsed on his bedroom floor. That is when 6-year-old Sadie jumped into action and helped Myers make it to the phone. She immediately jumped off the bed, laid down next to him and wouldn’t leave him alone. “I thought maybe I could use her as a counterweight to get myself up off the floor, and I grabbed her collar to try to do so, and she some how instinctively knew to help me by pulling her body weight and pulling me enough to give me the momentum to get myself out of the corner that I was stuck in,” Myers said.

Sadie came to his side quickly and understood something was wrong. She not only licked his face to keep him awake but managed to use her own strength to drag him out of the corner and over to call for help. While she may have been surrendered in the past, her new owner has found not just a beloved family member, but a new hero. Myers adopted Sadie back in October and was warned she had issues after she was surrendered by her former owner. “Though her bio noted that she was especially nervous with men, Brian felt a special bond with Sadie, as he valued her intelligence, hesitancy to trust and fierce loyalty once she did form that trust. Brian gave Sadie a second chance at life, adopting Sadie and welcoming her home,” Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge said. “This time, Sadie gave Brian a second chance at life.”

German Shepherd came to his rescue

While separated during the rehabilitation process for Brian, they maintained a connection through video chats daily.  As they were reunited this week, you could see the love and joy between the two shining. Needless to say, Sadie attacked her new owner with love and excitement, and Brian is ready to be home and spending his days with Sadie by his side. Watch the video, the dog quickly expressed his unconditional love. 

Sadie will be honored with a Heroic Dog Award from PETA. “Sadie’s intelligence and tenacity saved Brian’s life,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Her heroism reminds us that many loving, dedicated dogs are waiting in shelters for a family to join, and PETA encourages anyone with the ability and resources to care for an animal to adopt one from a local shelter.”


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