Siberian Hospital Takes In Dog Whose Owner Died

“People in Russia tried to adopt her three times, but she always came back – she doesn’t want to leave the hospital.”

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Masha waits daily for someone that will not be coming.  Masha’s human used to be at this hospital in Siberia, but has since dies.  Now, Masha keeps vigil for her human and will not be moved by anyone, not even for help.

Hospital staff makes sure that Masha has a warm bed and food to eat, but she’ll accept no one attempting to move her.  Her story is not unlike the one of the loyal Akita named Hachiko.  Hachiko came to the same train station in Japan faithfully waiting for his human for ten years, even though the owner had passed away.  Masha’s human died, and she is waiting for him to come back.

“Masha will always stay here, because she is waiting for her owner. I think that even if we took her to his grave, she wouldn’t believe it. She’s waiting for him alive, not dead,” nurse Alla Vorontsova told the Siberian Times.

Staff at the Novosibirsk District Hospital Number One and patients alike all know Masha and her sadness.  In an interview with news outlets, Chief Doctor Vladimir Bespalov said, “You see her eyes, how sad they are – it’s not the usual shiny eyes for when a dog is happy.  You can see this in animals in the same way as with people.  There is nothing medicine can do for her here, but we are still hoping that Masha will be able to find another owner.  One day, and we very much want this day to come soon, our Masha will trust somebody.”


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Masha looks a bit like a dachshund but with shorter legs, and began showing up to the hospital every day for the two years her human was admitted.  While he was there, Masha was the man’s only regular visitor.  According to some, his only visitor at all.  Now she is the one with visitors.

“Here all the patients come to her, stroke her and give something tasty, especially the older people. She warms their hearts,” Vorontsova said.

Sadly, Masha’s human has been passed for a year now, but she never gives up.  It just goes to show the love and loyalty a dog will have for their family.  People have tried to adopt her, but she always escapes.

“People in Russia tried to adopt her three times, but she always came back. I also heard that a number of foreigners wanted to adopt her too, but it is impossible – she doesn’t want to leave the hospital,” Vorontsova explained.  “And besides, we love her and she loves us. How could she live somewhere far away? She would just pine away.”



121 thoughts on “Siberian Hospital Takes In Dog Whose Owner Died

    1. God bless all animals and I hope people who abuse animals burn in hell for eternity the scum !!!!!

  1. OMG, what a story, and what a dog!!! She’s adorable. Dogs are so faithful and loving. I’m glad she is being taken care of and loved at the hospital. She and her human will re-unite a Rainbow Bridge some day.

  2. What a happy and sad story all at the same time. It breaks my heart that dogs wait for their pack not knowing that they aren’t coming back. If only people could be as loyal and loving imagine the world we would live in. God bless you sweet girl. XOXO

  3. Such a lesson to be learned from all of this … the loyalty and love of a dog is truly forever! God bless her and the hospital staff for taking her in!

  4. The people at the hospital should make her a Theropy Dog for patient’s and be proven that dogs do help in recovering from sickness and/or illness.

    🙂 And 2 (y) (y) up for those who work and administrator board at the hospital for adapting her to giving her a new home.

  5. glad this baby is safe and being taken care of, that is called total devotion, only if people were like this more often the world would b a better place

  6. The hospital made the right decision to keep her – I hope she is being well loved, paid attention to, needs taken care of – she probably lowers the staff’s tension levels and patients too, if they are allowed to be with her. What a sweet creature, tender-hearted.

  7. Poor thing. I hope he gets a better home then a hospital. But I guess is bettet than being in the cold freezing weather. Hope the best.

  8. Except for her color she looks like my Precious, who I lost to a heart disease three
    months ago. I, also, hope she finds another forever home soon.

  9. That’s just so sweet I heard of this story awhile back and I was wondering what was going to happen with
    her. I guess it’s the right decision since she won’t leave where her owner died. I just hope they cherish her with all the luv and hugs another beautiful ending with a silver lining. <3

  10. Poor puppy but glad she has a safe place to live. Give her lots of treats! And a hug or two to make her feel more at ease. Wish I could take her.

  11. It’s so heartbreaking to see this baby mourn. But she at least has a home and people to love her and feed her and a warm bed. God bless this hospital and this baby.

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