Captain the German Shepard is redefining loyalty. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, the dog ran away from home after his owner, Miguel Guzman, died. Captain ran to the gravesite so he could stay beside Guzman's final resting place. Captain has been standing guard over Guzman for the past six years, and seems prepared to stay until the end.
Captain goes home occasionally to spend time with the family, but always makes sure to return to the cemetery by nightfall, never spending a full evening at his old abode. Guzman's wife believes that the devoted animal is afraid to leave her late husband alone for the night.
The cemetery's director, Hector Baccega, remembers the day the dog appeared on the premises. Baccega said that Captain spent some time wandering around the plots until he discovered Guzman's grave on his own. Now the dog has become part of the place, always at his deceased master's resting spot by 6 o'clock.
Staff at the cemetery have started feeding and caring for Captain to ensure he stays healthy. While Guzman's son has tried to bring Captain back many times, he realizes that the dog has found a new home. "I think he's going to be there until he dies too," the son said. "He's looking after my dad."