Katie Newhouser is a UPS driver who has developed a friendship with Leo, her client’s pit bull from Rancho Cucamonga, California. The woman, however, had no idea that one day she would be looking after this sweet doggie.
“Whenever I’d turn up at the complex, he’d apparently go crazy, and he’d want to come down and see me,” Newhouser told The Dodo. “He just took a liking to me for some reason. He’d always come up and lick me.”
Leo would also jump into her truck. “He would sit there and sniff around,” Newhouser said. “When I had to leave, he didn’t want to get out.”
The UPS driver even got to meet the doggie’s human, a woman named Tina. This continued for a year, until one day, when Newhouser came back from her holiday and went to their complex. She couldn’t find Tina around, and that’s when she learned that the woman had passed away.
“I knew he had nowhere to go, and I didn’t want him to end up in a shelter, and with somebody who was not going to be good for him.”
Now the doggie lives with Newhouser, who is showering him with love and support through this sensitive time of grieving. Bless the doggie’s heart.