Zander the husky was so upset when his owner was hospitalised that the dog tracked him down and paid him a visit. John Dolan was taken to hospital last week. His wife says Zander took it hard. She says the dog sulked and even cried.
Then Zander, seemingly decided he had to be by his owner's bedside. Zander broke out of his Bay Shore, New York, home and made his way to the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center more than 2 miles away. He had to cross a busy four-lane road to get there.
A hospital employee found the dog on the street outside of building where Dolan was being treated. The Dolans got the 7-year-old husky from a shelter and nursed him back from starvation five years ago. Dolan says the dog has been like a son ever since.
The couple believe Zander traced John's scent to the hospital. A few days later Zander tried a second visit. He was found on his walk there. The Dolans say this proves shelter dogs can be fantastic dogs and care for their owners as well as the owners care for the dogs.
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