2 dogs found laying by owner’s body


Left alone in their Pasco County house after their owner died, two dogs are now looking for a new place to live. 

Both animals suffered from depression after keeping watch over their deceased owner for at least a week. But now, their outlook is much brighter.

One of the dogs is a Great Dane name Pirate. The other is a South African Mastiff named Savvy. They’ve come a long way in just a short while.   

The situation in Pasco is tragic. Nobody knew Pirate and Savvy’s owner had died. She was found lying on the floor with Pirate and Savvy next to her.

A family member took Pirate in, but could not take care of him. Pasco County Animal services took 10-year-old Savvy, but turned her over to the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor.

“She wants to be as close to you as possible. So if someone wants a dog who just wants to love and love them and love the dog and hang out, this is the dog for them,” said foster mom Missy Hardy.

Director Rick Chaboudy said Pirate needs to gain some weight, get neutered and will be a good companion.

“He’s a good boy. And his spirits are up and he’s not depressed like he was. And he knows we’re just here to do him good,” he said.

Savvy ready to be adopted now. She is 10-years-old, mostly blind, and needs a special home.

Pirate should be ready to go in a few weeks.

If you are interested in adopting one or both of the dogs, email foster@suncoastanimalleague.org.

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