The bond between dogs can be incredibly strong, and it’s not uncommon for dogs to provide comfort and support to their canine companions, especially when they are going through a difficult time. It’s amazing to hear stories of dogs helping each other in this way.
Dogs can experience trauma and suffering just like humans, and it’s heartwarming to see them show compassion towards each other in times of need. Whether it’s offering physical comfort or emotional support, dogs have an amazing ability to connect with each other and form strong bonds.
In situations where one dog is injured or going through a difficult recovery, having the comfort and support of a trusted friend can make all the difference. Dogs have an intuitive sense when it comes to understanding each other’s needs and can often provide the companionship and comfort that their friends need during difficult times.
The story below of a dog comforting his injured friend is a touching example of the incredible bonds that can form between dogs. It’s a reminder of the importance of companionship and support, both for animals and humans alike.
Sammie, a 4-month-old boxer-mix, was being cared for by Simon, a border collie who was healing from his injuries. Simon’s paw was gently placed on Sammie’s.
Even though the two dogs were rescued weeks apart from one another, Simon appeared to understand precisely what Sammie was going through following surgery at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
“They met at the vet, and Simon immediately formed this beautiful animal friendship with Sammie,” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC said. “He is protective of him.”
Sammie has endured terrible things. The unfortunate dog was shot in the head, spray painted, and dragged behind a car. Simon frequently inquires about his little, closest friend. Sammie still has a ways to go, but Simon will soon recover and be up for adoption.
“We are not sure yet if Sammie will be able to recover fully because he just had surgery,” explained O’Sullivan. “The vet needs two weeks to see if his leg can be saved. Infection is the biggest worry. He is at risk of losing 1 or 2 legs, but we are doing everything to save them.”