Devoted Dog Has Held Vigil Where Owner Died for Over a YEAR

“We haven’t been able to get anywhere near the animal. It only seems to want to get to its previous owner and as far as we know, they didn’t survive the car accident.”

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A dog in Siberia has been living outside for over a year, diligently guarding the spot where his owner died in 2014.  Though he hasn’t let anyone near enough to catch him, people do leave food out and have provided him with a shelter.

A car crash in 2014 claimed the life of the pup’s owner, and now he waits for his best friend to return.

“We haven’t been able to get anywhere near the animal,” animal activist Anastasia Selina told Central European News. “It only seems to want to get to its previous owner and as far as we know, they didn’t survive the car accident.”

Villagers from nearby Berkut have been leaving food out for the bereaved dog, and set up a shelter by the side of the road.  A reckless truck driver smashed it, but the locals built a replacement.

“It doesn’t trust anyone else and will not even let anybody else stroke it,” Selina said.

Hopefully now that news of this dog is spreading, someone can set up a very large live trap and bring him inside where he can learn to love and be loved again.


93 thoughts on “Devoted Dog Has Held Vigil Where Owner Died for Over a YEAR

  1. That us love and loyality that most people dont even know about. I wish the dog would come inside and have some love from other people. Its nice people r leaving him food

  2. Even if someone does rehome the dog, the dog will still be depressed. The bond between the dog and his human can never be made again. That dog will not love anyone as much as he loved his human.

    1. Actually, since discovering flower essences I have learned we CAN heal these kinds of problems, in animals and even in people! You might find them as amazing as I have. He just needs the right ones.

  3. Why can’t humans learn something from this dog? I am sorry to say, but I have almost given up on the human race. The only humans I will tolerate is animal lovers.

  4. This reminds me of the story of Hiachi; the Japanese Akita that continued for 9 years to mourn the loss of his owner… this case, this dog also seems that he may not be able to move on to anyone else. He feels that this is his mission and this is what he wants. Maybe making a nice shelter and providing food regularly is what will fulfill this dog. He is so devoted, I honestly don’t know if he can ever move on to someone else…….

  5. Why the heck hasn’t anyone taken this dog in??????? Instead of just taking a picture and posting it, you really need to do something to help.

  6. Too bad you can’t get an article of clothing belonging to former owner,or anything with owners scent.It might allow you to get closer.You can also try sitting,or lying down near him.It is a matter of trusting enough for him to walk over and surrender.

  7. Oh how sad…like Hatchiko. Perhaps he could learn to accept a new home and a new owner. I would wish it for him. Prayers and blessings.

  8. Please someone find a way to gain his trust and catch him. He deserves to be in a loving caring home, and not living all by himself homeless with no human love or socialization. This is so sad and not fair for this beautiful intelligent dog to have to live like this forever all because of his owner passing away. Try contacting all rescues, there must be some rescues that will come to Serbia to help this dog. A lot of rescue groups go to all different countries to help animals in need. Put the dog’s story out in the media with Facebook, in the news by radio and television and newspaper. Someone will see and step forward to help this dog. Please don’t just leave this dog all alone without not trying to help him. Any dog will change and come around once they are helped and begin to trust someone else. He will regain his trust and be able to love again. Nothing is impossible! Please do help him and find him a good home or a rescue could help with this.

  9. Im calling BS! No house dog is living outside in a Siberian winter….According to the Siberian Times: “Winters are long and can be extremely cold, with temperatures as low as -40°C, though the average winter temperature is about -20°C.”

  10. Oh how sad. Please God send an angel to rescue this pup and give him the comfort to know that when the angel does get there its time to go and be a blessing to s new owner. A happy life too!

  11. I am an animal healer and communicator. There are specific flower essences to help animals (or people) release that emotional bond when they are having trouble doing so; and others to release grief (and yet others to help lift the heart again into joy). All we have to do is get it into his water. The essences in a case this bad will likely take 4 months to work permanently, but improvements may be seen in the first month. Could you please put me in touch with someone there who encounters the dog, so we can track down his water provider? Thanks! Falcon

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