Pet dog waits for its owner in front of a shop for half a year - not knowing it has already been abandoned
- Dog was found sleeping rough outside a supermarket in Taichung, Taiwan
- It was said to be taken there by a van driver who deserted it six months ago
- Footage of the male pooch lying on the ground in cold weather has gone viral
- Fortunately, the pet found a new loving owner on New Year's Day
By Tracy You For Mailonline
Published: 06:13 EST, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 06:16 EST, 2 January 2019
Dogs are the most loyal pets and will follow their owners all their lives, but sadly not every one of them ends up having a loving master.
A dog in Taiwan waited in the same spot outside a supermarket for nearly half a year for its owner to take it home - without realising it had already been abandoned.
The cream-coloured dog was said to be brought to the street in the Taiping district of Taichung city by a man driving a van who then deserted it in front of the shop, according to Monte Wu who saw the male pooch and took a video of it.
The dog waits for its owner outside a store in Taiwan without knowing he had deserted it
The clip has gone viral after being uploaded by Ms Wu onto a Facebook group last Friday.
Ms Wu described the dog as gentle, obedient but sad.
She said that the dog was well trained and would snuggle up to pedestrians who patted it or fed it.
It would run after every van that drove past the shop believing it was its owner's vehicle.
It has been adopted by a kind animal lover after waiting for its former owner for six months
Ms Wu explained that her living condition did not allow her to keep a pet, therefore she hoped her post could help the dog find a new loving owner.
'When the weather is this cold, it must miss having a warm home... I would like to ask on behalf of it if anyone could give it a warm home, ' Ms Wu wrote.
The animal lover said after she saw the dog, she found a blanket and put it under it to keep it warm.
The incident took place outside a supermarket in Taichung city (file photo) in Taiwan
The founder of the Taiwanese Facebook group also helped drive the dog to the vet for a medical examination.
The dog was found to be around two to three years old and largely healthy. The vet gave it medication to prevent heartworms.
Fortunately, the New Year has brought a change to the life of the stray dog.
Ms Wu told MailOnline today that it had been adopted by a man living in the Fengyuan District of Taichung.
The new owner, Mr Wang, took the dog home on the New Year's Day.
'Finally it has a warm home. I am so happy for it,' Ms Wu said.
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