BAY SHORE, N.J. -- A dog went out of his way to visit his owner in the hospital. The Husky followed his owner's scent for two miles before making it to his owner's bedside.
John Dolan was hospitalized with a skin condition, and "Zander" his dog took it hard.
"He sulked," said Priscilla Dolan, John's wife. "He even cried."
Then Zander seemingly decided he had to be by John's side. He broke out of his Bay Shore, New Jersey home and followed John's scent. He even had to cross a busy four-lane road to get to the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. A hospital employee found Zander on the street outside the hospital where John was being treated.
"It took a few days to sink in, really," John said. "He was coming to see me."
The Dolans adopted the seven-year-old Husky from a shelter five years ago and nursed him back from starvation. They said he's been like son ever since.
"He's my boy," John said. "We don't have children. We have three beautiful dogs."
A couple days later, Zander tried a second visit. The couple believes Zander traced John's scent to the hospital because they've never taken him there.
"He's my buddy," John said. "Us boys gotta stick together."