Dog Visits Funeral Home to Say Goodbye

April Livingston | May 11th, 2018

For a dog named Sadie, her owner was the center of her world. At 13 years of age, her owner was her everything and sadly the man died suddenly from a heart attack recently. Sadie was actually by his side when it happened, even when paramedics arrived. When they were unable to revive the man, she laid next to him and placed her head under his hand. Since that day, Sadie and her family have both been devastated by their loved one’s passing. In the ten days between his passing and the funeral, Sadie was not doing well.

Elements Cremation, Pre-planning & Burial//Facebook
Elements Cremation, Pre-planning & Burial//Facebook

Sadie the dog was refusing to eat, refused to sleep alone, and spent most of her time waiting by the door or window for her beloved owner to return. That’s when Sadie’s family worked with the funeral home to make sure Sadie was able to say goodbye. Sadie was welcomed into the chapel and allowed to mourn alongside her family. It was an emotional scene, as Sadie approached the casket along with her owner’s wife. The sweet dog put her front paws on the casket and was able to say goodbye, which seems was just what she needed.

Her family says that after they returned home from the funeral, Sadie ate two full meals. It seemed that she had her spirits raised from seeing her owner one last time. While some funeral homes might not allow a dog inside their facility, Sadie was welcome with open arms and it made all the difference for her. It seems that was also a healing moment for her family, who knew how important the dog was to their family member. Dogs, just like humans, feel emotions and losing someone they love is difficult and even traumatic for them. Sadie and her family are certainly comforted by this beautiful final goodbye.

Next Article
  • Tiny Hairless Mystery Puppies Rescued

    It was a very cold morning in the winter when a man on his way to work came across something unusual. He found six tiny animals who desperately needed his help—and he was happy to come to their rescue. The puppies were very small and completely hairless and huddled in the woods together. They very...

    Read More
  • Dog Saves Foster Mom From Snake

    A homeless pit bull named Nellie was once described as scared, shy, and fearful. But now, brave is the best word to describe the sweet dog. The five year old dog was no longer homeless, thanks to her foster mom Jane Taylor. So, the pair set out on a hike together recently and Nellie jumped...

    Read More
  • Curious Dog Gets Stuck In Pipe

    A pit bull named Rocky loves to play outside in his home of North Carolina. So, when he was out running around one night something caught his eye: it was a possum. He chased it across the yard and when the possum ran into a pipe, Rocky followed it inside. Unfortunately, the possum was able...

    Read More
  • Puppy With Broken Leg Abandoned

    A twelve week old Pomeranian-husky mix named Tahani was born to a breeder. When she was sold to a family, she somehow broke her leg. The severe injury meant she couldn’t be sold any longer, so instead of getting her help, the breeder surrendered her to the MSPCA Boston adoption center. From the moment she...

    Read More
  • Mailman Continues Legacy Of His Favorite Dog

    Back in 2013, the Cimino family in Texas adopted a German Shepherd named Gretchen. It was clear that she had a terrible life before then; she did not trust people and was very wary of all strangers. With time, she grew to trust her family, but still did not like strangers—that is, until she met...

    Read More
  • Friends Find Puppy At Park

    A group of friends thought it was just a typical day as they took their dogs for a walk in a local park in Oklahoma. However, they got to the park and realized there was something in the grass, just lying there. As they got closer they realized it was a tiny puppy and it...

    Read More
  • Dog With Crooked Face Gets Happy Ending

    A dog named Mosley looks a little different than other dogs. But despite his unique experience, he is very sweet and incredibly loveable. The young pup first arrived at the shelter in rural Georgia last month and he was overlooked time and time again. There were many other dogs at the shelter and it was...

    Read More
  • Rescued Dogs Can’t Stop Smiling

    After several neighbors called the local police about the number of dogs living in a home in Hull, England, the RSPCA went in to check. It was believed there were several dogs living in poor conditions and the RSPCA inspector, a woman named Jilly Dickinson, was shocked by what she found. When she entered the...

    Read More