Two elderly dogs sat for days beside their owner’s body in a heartbreaking testament of their fierce loyalty.
Liverpool-based Carla Lane Animals In Need is trying to rehome 11-year-old boxer Mylo and 10-year-old Chinese Crested Pinocchio, who were found waiting by their deceased owner’s side.
It is believed that their owner had died several days prior to the body’s discovery.
Despite several appeals, the charity has yet to find a suitable home for these faithful companions, and is now reaching out to the community to provide a caring environment for the dogs in their senior years, the Liverpool ECHO has reported.
The charity said: “We were made aware by the police about this loyal pair who were found next to their owner who sadly had passed away.
“Their world has been shaken by loss, and they yearn for a quiet home where they can find comfort together.
“These aging companions offer a lifetime of love, and in their twilight years, they deserve a place of peace and understanding.
“They do have some age related health issues, Mylo also has a large lump in his mouth, this is not thought to be cancerous and he is still eating soft meals happily. He will need a close eye kept on him and surgery may have to be an option.
“We will cover any existing health conditions and we can discuss any conditions that may prop up in the future.
“Can you open your heart and home to these grieving friends? Your kindness can provide them with the love and tranquillity they desperately need. Please consider giving these two loyal souls a chance to heal and share their enduring affection with you.
“We know this is a big ask, but we have to get this pair back into a home and out of kennels for their own good!
“Please if you cannot offer them a long term foster or forever, share everywhere you can. They could live with a spayed female, dog savvy cats and older children who understand that these are older dogs.”