A New Jersey, 6-year-old German German Shepherd is being hailed as a hero after she saved her owner’s life during a stroke. According to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, where Sadie lived prior to her adoption.
When Brian suffered a stroke, his dog, Sadie, stayed by his side. She also started licking his face in an attempt to wake him up. Eventually, she managed to drag him across the room so he can reach his cell phone and call for help.
Sadie is staying with family while Brian recovers at a rehab center, the animal shelter added.
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Brian adopted Sadie a few months ago after the canine was surrendered to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge by her original owner, who was moving out of town.
“She was confused and seemingly lost upon rescue, having suddenly lost the only family that she knew,” the shelter said. “Sadie is a loyal dog, but nervous and protective with new people, making her a more difficult placement.”
According to her bio, Sadie was afraid of men. However, after Brian rescued her, she became a special part of his life. She quickly became his favorite dog and she didn’t take time to repay the favor of making her a member of the family.