Rescue
Massive rescue dog that no one wanted saves life of new owner
And to think he thought he was saving her, what an awesome story.
Rachael Butler
03.11.22

Sadie was a rescue dog that no one wanted to rescue until Brian Myers came along. What Brian did not know was that Sadie would rescue him too.

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Sadie was a six year old German Shepherd at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey. She was surrendered to the shelter from a family that was moving out of the area. Sadie was already an anxious dog which is why three shelters turned Sadie away before the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge took her in.

“She was confused and seemingly lost upon rescue, having suddenly lost the only family that she knew. Sadie is a loyal dog, but nervous and protective with new people, making her a more difficult placement,” Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge stated.

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Sadie’s bio had to state that she was a nervous dog and especially nervous around men.

Luckily, for Sadie this did not scare away Brian Myers from seeing Sadie as the only dog he wanted. Brian felt a special kinship with Sadie. He had noticed and loved other traits of Sadie’s: fierce loyalty, her beauty, and impressive intelligence. Brian was willing to work for Sadie’s trust and adopted her,

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Sadie is not only a larger breed, German Shepherd, but she is also on the big side of the breed. Sadie weighs in at a little under one hundred pounds. Female German Shepherd’s normally weigh between 60 to 75 pounds.

Sadie’s size would be a major part in saving Brian’s life only a few months into their new bond.

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Brian was home alone, with Sadie that is, on January 16th and suffered a stroke. The stroke left him stranded on his bedside floor, but his phone was on the opposite side of the room. Brian was stuck and could not see a way to get help. Sadie immediately went to her owner’s side and started licking his face to reassure Brian that he was not alone and it helped him stay awake.

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“I thought maybe I could use her as a counterweight to get myself up off the floor, and I grabbed her collar to try to do so, and she some how instinctively knew to help me by pulling her body weight and pulling me enough to give me the momentum to get myself out of the corner that I was stuck in,” Myers explained.

Sadie helped drag Brian across his entire room to be able to reach his phone for help.

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Brian was asked if he could explain Sadie’s heroic actions but he could not.

“As far as I know she was not trained as a service dog or anything,” Brian stated.

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Yet, the woman that runs the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge believes she can explain Sadie’s heroism.

“All the dogs that come here have lost their family or person or have never quite have had that. So, when they make that connection you really become their world,” she told CBS Evening News.

Brian had became Sadie’s whole world and she proved that she would do anything to save her own savior.

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Brian was sent to his local hospital following the stroke and was separated from Sadie for a few weeks during his recovery. He could not wait to be reunited with his own hero and was able to see Sadie before his release from the hospital. It was a reunion that Sadie and Brian could not wait for.

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Watch the video below to see learn more about the heroic dog and to see their beautiful reunion!

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By Rachael Butler
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Rachael Butler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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