UPDATED | November 8, 2015 8:26 PM


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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they also have friends of their own.

A Great Pyrenees was found standing guard over his doggy friend, a tan shepherd mix who had died after being hit by a car, near the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Sunday. The Great Pyrenees dragged the other dog from the road onto the grass, according to Julie Fennell, who picked up the Great Pyrenees and took him to a Dallas Animal Services shelter.

(Photo courtesy: Julie Fennell)

(Photo courtesy: Julie Fennell)

Fennell went to get the Great Pyrenees after Samuel Flores posted a picture of the two dogs on her Facebook page, she said. Dallas Animal Services retrieved the body of the shepherd mix.

The Great Pyrenees will stay with Dallas Animal Services in case the dog’s owner hears about it and wants to pick up the pup, DAS said. If not, Fennell said SPIN Rescue, a nonprofit group that rescues Great Pyrenees dogs, will have the dog up for adoption after he is released from the shelter.

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