Dog waits patiently outside apartment for owner who died

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HOUSTON, Texas — It’s absolutely heartbreaking. A dog waits weeks for his owner to return home, but sadly, he’s not coming back.

According to KTRK, the dog’s owner, who was a convenience store clerk, was murdered during a robbery.

Shortly after, neighbors noticed a German shepherd at the front gates of the apartment complex; they also saw the pup waiting outside the door of one of the apartments.

Soon, they realized that the sweet dog was waiting for his owner to come home. People would leave food and water for the dog, but he wouldn’t come close to anyone, until a woman was slowly able to gain his trust.

“As a German shepherd, he didn’t stand a chance.  It just broke my heart to hear that the poor animal lost his owner, his best friend,”  Maranda Perez told KTRK.

She is caring for the dog for a short time before the victim’s brother adopts the pup.