Dog follows owner to hospital after crash
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A man who was hospitalized after authorities said a drunk driver crashed into his home has been reunited with his dog.
Investigators told the Coeur d’Alene Press that Jeffrey Groat was reunited with his “teacup Great Dane” named Burke while recovering in the hospital.
Officials said Groat was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after a drunk driver barreled into his northern Idaho house on Thursday. Burke had been missing since then.
Authorities said the dog was found Thursday near the hospital’s emergency room. It is believed that the dog followed the sound of the emergency vehicles’ sirens to get to Groat.
Friends waited until Saturday to surprise Groat with the reunion of his dog. Family members said Groat constantly asked about his dog during treatment.
Friends said the dog was so excited at their reunion he had to be restrained from jumping on Groat’s hospital bed.
Read more: The Coeur d’Alene Press