'Hate to post this': Man's surprising message about his beloved dog

A man has shared a surprising Facebook post about his pet dog and people are praising him for being a “top notch doggie daddy”.

Austin Conway, from the US, explained his German Shepherd mix, Stella, is “too much to handle” sometimes in a Facebook post.

He admitted he hated “to be making this post right now”.

“She is constantly shedding all over my bed and clothes. Is always wanting to go outside at the most inconvenient times,” Mr Conway said on Facebook.

A man has shared a touching Facebook post about his beloved four-year-old dog who he promises to keep no matter what. Source: Austin Conway/Facebook

“The other day she even stole a piece of bread off of my plate when I wasn’t looking.”

Mr Conway explained it was harder to find a pet-friendly apartment, especially given she is a bigger dog, and he will usually end up paying more in rent because he will only agree to be a tenant for a place which will take Stella in too.

However, despite this, he refuses to give her up.

“I will continue to deal with pet hair on all of my belongings. I will continue to get out of bed at 6am or midnight when she’s begging me to go out even though I just took her,” Mr Conway said.

“I will continue dealing with a food thief. I will continue to base my living situation off of her for as long as she’s alive.”

He says he is willing to make any sacrifice for his beloved dog because it is what he signed up for when he adopted her four years ago.

Mr Conway pledged to keep Stella with him despite which city he lives in, no matter how many children he has in the future or despite “how much of a pain in my ass she can be”.

Austin Conway's post about his dog, Stella, resonated with many Facebook users. Source: Austin Conway/Facebook

“She’s family, and if you don’t view an animal in this same way, please do us all a favour and don’t get a pet until you do,” he said.

Mr Conway shared the post on Wednesday and it was well-received online, garnering more than 320,000 likes and 44,000 comments at the time of writing.

“You are a wonderful human. And it seems like there aren’t many out there any more! Thanks for being a true loving Dad,” one person said.

Not only were people praising the man, they were also sharing similar stories about their dogs.

A second person explained they got their one-year-old dog when they were coming off drugs and how his canine companion remained with him throughout his withdrawals.

“He saw me up late night my heartbeat rushing at who knows how fast. Instead of wanting to get out of my room he would lay on my chest and my heartbeat would drop I would fall asleep,” the pet owner said.

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