Inseparable shelter dogs find forever home together
Sure, dog is man's best friend. But sometimes dog is dog's best friend.
Dogs Apollo and Adonis were dumped at a kill shelter in Texas last month. They were so scared they refused to be separated.
Cindy Droogmans, founder of A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs, a group that rescues dogs from overcrowded shelters, told The Dodo she was overcome by the urge to help them.
"Look at them ... How can they ever be split up?"
Droogmans said that although she was based in Long Island, New York, she always pulled rescue dogs from the deep south of Texas.
"They are coming from the worst of the worst shelters. Hundreds of dogs go there daily. We only have only a few minutes to decide which we are going to save."
Apollo and Adonis were treated at North Star Animal Hospital, in San Antonio, before Droogmans moved them up to West Hills Animal Hospital, in New York.
They were treated for heartworm, which was likely the reason they were abandoned, Droogmans said.
Once their vet treatment was over, the next step was to get them adopted.
Rehoming bonded dogs can be difficult, as they struggle with the separation. And people often don't want to adopt two dogs at once.
But Apollo and Adonis' story was shared on Facebook, and a couple based in Virginia immediately applied to adopt them.
Jennifer, the dogs' new owner, told The Dodo that Apollo and Adonis were doing great in their new home.
"They are very sweet babies and a perfect addition to our family."
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