Dogs overcome depression after owner passes away
(WFLA/NBC News) Two dogs who stood watch over their owner's body for at least a week are searching for a new home.
Nobody knew Pirate and Savvy's owner had died. She was found lying on the floor of her Pasco County, Florida home with Pirate and Savvy next to her.
A family member took Pirate in, but could not take care of him. Pasco County Animal services took 10-year-old Savvy, but turned her over to the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor.
"She wants to be as close to you as possible. So if someone wants a dog who just wants to love and love them and love the dog and hang out, this is the dog for them," says foster mom Missy Hardy.
Director Rick Chaboudy says Pirate needs to gain some weight, get neutered, and will be a good companion.
"He's a good boy. And his spirits are up and he's not depressed like he was. And he knows we're just here to do him good," he says.
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