Schoep and John

Saw a post from my sis which led me to this site.

https://www.facebook.com/Schoep.and.John

The site owner John Unger had just lost his beloved German shepherd Schoep. Schoep was 20 yo when he left this world on Wed.

I Breathe But I Can’t Catch My Breath…
Schoep passed yesterday
More information in the days ahead

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This site has 253K fans and the post which John announced Shoep’s loss has 53K likes – so we are not looking at a site that has high number of fans but low number of fan-based activities. Curious to find out more… I came across Schoep & John’s story well documented by this Daily Mail article. It’s also mentioned in this Time article.

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© StonehousePhoto. Schoep being cradled in John’s arms in Lake Superior, by photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of StonehousePhoto

You can buy prints of the above pic from Stonehouse Photo’s website.

Schoep & John’s story in the social media started with the famous picture (above) which went viral last August and started their Facebook journey which sadly ended a few days ago. The water in the lake helped to sooth Schoep’s arthritic pain.

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But Schoep has left behind his legacy, the Schoep Legacy Foundation which helps provide funds for low income families to care of their elderly dogs.

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Take care John. Schoep’s now with angels.

Official site: http://www.johnandschoep.com/

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