As has sadly been documented over the past few weeks, dogs often have a hard time letting go.
Remember this case of a pet who refused to leave the side of his owner's corpse, despite the 100-degree temperature in Oklahoma City? Terribly sad stuff.
Below, we chronicle a similarly sad story, though it's one with a happier ending:
Among the many animal rescues featured recently on THG, one poodle lived for over a year under the shed of his dead owner's home. The neighbors provided him with food and water, but he refused to leave until workers from Hope for Paws arrived.
Watch them bring this canine back to life and be moved to tears by the transformation of this dog and many other four-legged friends now: