Agatha found her soulmate in the most unexpected place. The pitbull met Jukebox in Pima Animal Care Center, Tucson, Arizona. And, instantly fell in love with him.
These two pit bulls had a different story on how they ended up in the shelter house. Agatha had a loving family, or so she thought. One day, her owner decided to surrender Agatha to the shelter. On the other hand, Jukebox lived his whole life as a stray. When both of them found each other, there was an instant connection.
“Typically, when a bonded pair of dogs come in the shelter, they’ve spent their whole life together,” said the director of animal services, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach. “But with these two, they didn’t know each other. They met in a playgroup one day and from the second they laid eyes on each other they became inseparable.”
Both dogs were having a hard time adjusting in the new environment. Their past life caused them some severe scars, which developed anxiety and depression in them. But, now after the acquaintance with each other, they are one of the most cheerful dogs in the shelter.
“Despite the fact that they are living this life of confinement, which is super stressful on most dogs, they take so much comfort in each other’s presence.”
The shelter staffs noticed the bond. So, they decided to give them single kennel to call it their home. At night, they snuggle each other to warm them up and sleep in each other’s comfort.
“There’s plenty of space for them to stretch out,” Nikki Reck, public information officer for Pima Animal Care Center said, “but they share that tiny little bed together, and that’s how they prefer it.”
This cute picture of the dogs snuggling up quickly went viral after posting it on facebook. There is a hope on the shelter staff that this virality might end up helping them giving a forever home.
“Typically we don’t say ‘these two have to be adopted together’ because that makes it take longer for them to find a home,” Reck said. “But with these two, we just can’t bring ourselves to split them up, so we’re hoping against hope that we can find a home for them together because the two of them are meant to be.”
These two pit bulls are also giving on a show to any potential adopter that walked pass by them. And all the passerby’s fall in love with their silly acts.
“Every time people come in the shelter they catch their attention,” Hassen-Auerbach said. “You walk by their kennel and they’re always doing one of 20 cute things. They’re either laying upside down on their backs together, or one of them is licking the other one.”
Pima Animal Care Center is giving a home to 400 dogs. With so many dogs to care and love, having an adopter for these dogs will actually lighten up their burden.
And, for this couple, among 17,000 animals that are admitted to the shelter, it was fate that brought them together.
“We’re just looking for a home that’s going to appreciate them as much as we do,” Hassen-Auerbach said. “They’re like doggy TV for us. When any of us are having a hard day or feeling down, we just go watch Agatha and Jukebox together and you feel happier.”
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