No dog will ever replace Schoep.The adorable, arthritic dog became an Internet sensation in 2013 when photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudsonsnapped a photo of Schoep and his human, John Unger, embracing in the waters of Lake Superior. Unger regularly waded in the water with Schoep to relieve the aging pooch’s arthritis.
Scheop the dog passed away yesterday. Thanks to the love of his owner John and donations from tons of strangers, schoep was able to live a long happy life to the age of 20. John would hold schoep in the cool water to soothe his arthritis so he could sleep. Since this photo went viral, schoep and John received donations so schoep could receive expensive lazer joint therapy and live out the rest of his life pain free.