When Lola, a blind Pit Bull / Beagle mix, and her two companions were surrendered to a shelter, their separation could have been an absolute tragedy. The trio is particularly close, with Chihuahuas Tiny and Teddy protecting and guiding Lola every day. But luckily, this story has a wonderful ending!
When Lola, Tiny, and Teddy were brought to Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in Arizona, the shelter staff quickly noticed their bond and were adamant about getting them adopted together.
“Tiny and Teddy watch over [Lola] and help boost her confidence. They sleep snuggled up together and absolutely must remain together,” says a post on the shelter’s Facebook page.
The shelter offered to waive all adoption fees for the 5-year-old pups, and performed their necessary spay and neuter surgeries for free. All they wanted was for the perfect family to offer all three dogs a loving home together (and of course, all candidates were thoroughly screened).
The shelter reported that surrendering the dogs was a very tough decision for their former owners, even trying to help the family keep their pets. But unfortunately, they had fallen on desperate times, and could no longer provide for the dogs.
The shelter explains on Facebook:
Please note, we did offer to waive ALL fees associated with the return of the dogs. We also offered to find temporary housing for the pets until the family could get through their tough time. There is more to the story than we are sharing because we are trying to respect the family’s privacy.
This was a very difficult decision for the family and we ask that rather than making negative or unkind comments, we focus instead on trying to find the dogs a home where they can stay together.
Their story was posted on Facebook and touched many hearts, getting shared over 1,000 times. Luckily, the publicity worked, because the trio soon found their new forever home!
Thanks to the persistence and support of the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, Lola, Teddy, and Tiny were able to find their forever home – together. We commend this shelter for making sure that the pups stayed together so that they can live their best lives possible!
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