The faithful canine began turning up at the hospital every day when her owner was taken ill
A loyal dog has shown up every day for two years at a hospital where her master passed away.
Masha appears at the Siberian hospital’s reception area every morning, the Siberian Times reports.
Her owner was admitted to the hospital in Novosibirsk region, south western Siberia, two years ago after falling ill.
Masha is well cared for by staff who make sure she has a warm bed and food every night.
The faithful canine was the elderly man’s only visitor, staff say, and used to run home every night to stand guard before returning the next morning.
Hospital staff now hope they can find someone willing to adopt Masha and give her a loving home.
“You see her eyes, how sad they are – it’s not the usual shiny eyes for when a dog is happy. You can see this in animals in the same way as with people,” Dr Vladimir Bespalov explained.
“There is nothing medicine can do for her here, but we are still hoping that Masha will be able to find another owner.
“One day, and we very much want this day to come soon, our Masha will trust somebody.”
Masha even ran back to the hospital on her own just hours after being adopted by one family.
“She is waiting for him, for her owner,” explained nurse Alla Vorontsova.
“Just recently a family tried to adopt her, but Masha ran away and returned to the hospital.”