Beloved dog tracks his ill owner down – at the hospital!

This amazing story is about to give you ALL of the feels – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Little Sissy, from Cedar Rapids in Iowa, US was having a really hard time missing his owner Nancy who was recovering from surgery following a cancer diagnosis.

Nancy’s husband, Dale was alarmed to find that he couldn’t find beloved 11-year-old Sissy anywhere: “I kept checking everywhere, calling out, ‘Sissy! Sissy!’ I was pulling my hair out.”

Nobody was prepared for where Sissy eventually turned up – fifteen blocks away from her home at the hospital where her owner, Nancy was recovering! Samantha Conrad, security at the hospital, called the number on the owner’s collar tag to which Nancy and Dale’s daughter, Sarah answered and went to fetch the brave dog.

Thankfully, Sissy DID get to visit her mama, with Nancy describing: “I asked ‘Did you sneak this dog in?’ Sarah said ‘No [Sissy] snuck herself in. She set the door off – she got in by herself too. So, she was on a mission.”

Now the only mystery that remains is how perceptive Sissy knew exactly where to find his owner so far from home, as Dale explains they never walked that route before: “The only thing I could think of was that Sissy used to ride with me to pick up my wife from work next door to the hospital. But we’ve never waked that route before.”

Such an amazing story – and dog, too! 

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