At the hospital door, it seems, is where the dog needs to be for now — but hopefully, he'll soon realize that it's OK to move on. In fact, the hospital's director, Osvaldo Sobrinho, told The Dodo that a staffer there has already decided to adopt him when the time is right. In the meantime, they are arranging for the dog to be seen by a veterinarian and vaccinated as they continue to earn his trust.
"He will have a very affectionate home with our employee," Sobrinho said.
Until then, the sweet dog's fidelity and unending love for his owner continues to reverberate far beyond the site of his tireless vigil.