Loyal Giant Pyrenees Stands Guard Over Canine Buddy Hit By A Car


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On Sunday, November 8th, Dallas resident Samuel Flores was on his way to breakfast when he noticed a Giant Pyrenees standing on the grassy pavement vigilantly watching over the lifeless body of another dog.

Flores reached out to local animal rescue association “No Bully Left Behind” for assistance. He was soon joined by the organization's founder Julie Fennell and one of its volunteers, Jessy Faiferlick. The two cautiously approached the Giant Pyrenees that was occasionally licking his dead friend as if trying to coax him to wake up.

Though he initially resisted, the canine, who was later identified as Brian, appeared to realize they were trying to help and finally agreed to get into Fennell's car. However, even as Fennell was taking Brian to the Dallas Animal Shelter, he kept looking through the window toward where his fallen companion had been lying. The poor dog, of course, had no idea that the team had picked up his dead friend as well.

Photo Credit: Samuel Flores

Since Brian did not have a collar or embedded microchip, it took some time for the rescue shelter to locate its owners. Meanwhile, though, thanks to the moving picture of Brian standing guard over his friend that Flores posted on his social media pages, the animal shelter was inundated with calls from people wishing to adopt the loyal dog.

Fortunately, they were able to locate its worried owners who had been searching for Brian and his one-year-old companion, Marley all day. Turns out that the two friends had escaped through a garage door left open by mistake. Fennell says that judging from the trail of blood on the road, Marley, a Tan-Shepherd mix had most likely been hit by a car. She believes that Brian had not only dragged his buddy to the side, but also, patiently stood guard for almost six hours before Flores stumbled upon the two.

Though Brian has been reunited with his loving owners, the Dallas Rescue Center has many dogs that are still looking for good homes. The center's officials hope that this story will encourage more people to adopt these amazingly loyal animals.

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  • artgirl2
    artgirl2Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:10 am
    He's just sitting there 😥
    • lil_kitty_cat
      lil_kitty_catThursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:32 am
      Im crying :( I hope its ok.
      • unicorn87
        unicorn87Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 3:48 pm
        so sad. I want to cry. poor little puppy.
        • astetic_dreams
          astetic_dreamsWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 3:14 pm
          Sooooooo Sad.😱
          • gold3nglare
            gold3nglareWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:36 am
            aw poor thing
            • wolfieland
              wolfielandWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:33 am
              This is so sad. Honestly, I dont get why people do that to innocent animals. Thats just wrong. 😭😔
              • artgirl2
                artgirl2Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:40 am
                Who??? What??? NO! I would feel so bad if I hit a dog if the owner was there I would pay him\her like 50 dollars or more cause I felt so bad!!!!
                • k-quine
                  k-quineTuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:02 am
                  I dont like when people leave hurt or lost dogs it makes me miss one i my dogs who was stolen 2018😭
                  • astetic_dreams
                    astetic_dreamsWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 3:15 pm
                    Oh I am so sorry to hear that @k-quine
                    • mara_love
                      mara_loveWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:54 am
                      Oh your dog was stolen I'm so sorry
                      • black_vibes
                        black_vibesTuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:22 am
                        so sad sorry :(
                      • badbunny67
                        badbunny67Monday, January 4, 2021 at 10:35 am
                        its sad how so many people just drove past and didn't help especially the person who hit the dog in the first place
                        • rainbowbite
                          rainbowbiteThursday, December 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm
                          A moment of silence for Marley, please.