BOONTON, N.J. — He sat patiently waiting, not knowing his beloved owner would never return.
“Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that ‘Dad’ had passed away. Moose has now been returned to our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue and he’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard,” NorthStar Pet Rescue wrote in the caption of the photo they posted to Facebook.
Eleventh Hour Rescue said they have received several applications to adopt the 3-year-old Lab mix since the photo went viral.
The Facebook post has been shared more than 3,100 times and Moose’s story has been picked up by news outlets across the country.
“He’s a sweet, happy boy by nature,” NorthStar wrote.
“He just needs people to help his heart heal.”