Photo shows dog waiting for late owner by empty hospital bed

A heartbreaking photograph of a dog waiting at his late owner’s hospital bed has seen a number of would-be owners come forward to adopt him.

The image of three-year-old Labrador mix Moose sitting patiently by the empty bed was uploaded to Facebook by North Star Pet Rescue, a New Jersey charity, on Tuesday.

It has since been shared thousands of times and Eleventh Hour Rescue – the kennel in Randolph, New Jersey that is currently looking after Moose – said it had received several applications to re-home him.

The image of three-year-old Lab mix Moose waiting for its owner by his bed not knowing he has passed away has gone viral

The image of three-year-old Lab mix Moose waiting for its owner by his bed not knowing he has passed away has gone viral

‘Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that ‘Dad’ had passed away,’ the post reads.

‘He’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard. Please help Moose find a new home and a family for him to love.

‘He’s a sweet happy boy by nature. He just needs people to help his heart heal.’

The charity said Moose is already house trained, adores kids and is neutral towards other dogs – but would prefer not to live with cats or birds.

Although he should not be hosued with cats or birds, the charity said that he loves people so much so that he would do best in a home where he wasn’t left home alone all day long.

‘If you can help Moose’s heart heal by offering him a temporary foster home or a permanent home, please go to ehrdogs.org and put in an application to meet this sweet, loving boy,’ the post concludes. ‘Let’s mend this broken heart, together.’

North Star Pet Rescue said Moose is already house trained, adores kids and is neutral towards other dogs - but would prefer not to live with cats or birds.

North Star Pet Rescue said Moose is already house trained, adores kids and is neutral towards other dogs – but would prefer not to live with cats or birds.

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