The lives of shelter dogs have been filled with adversity. For them, the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with not having a forever home must be unbearable.
They will cling to whatever they can in order to feel safe. This could be a toy, a blanket, or a beautiful best buddy, like in this case.
This story’s two protagonists were taken to a shelter together.
Their previous owner relinquished them to the Miami Dade Animal Shelter, where they were to be adopted. The shelter staff hoped that both of these adorable puppies would find loving forever homes.
As a result, they were forced to be apart for a period of time, which they did not enjoy. Unfortunately, one of the two good buddies appeared to be on the verge of being adopted, leaving the other alone in the shelter.
However, the potential adopter did not show up, and the two dogs were eventually adopted by the same person, but their tale of how they came to be together is truly beautiful.
These two good pals will never be separated again.
Rocky (11 years old) and Schwabo (11 years old) are the names of these two canine pals (9 years old). Because of a dispute with their landlord, their owner was forced to surrender them to Miami-Dade Animal Services.
When the two were first separated, it was evident that they did not want to be apart.
Due to arthritis, Schwabo was discovered to be limping. The shelter’s staff decided to place him in a separate area for observation.
After being separated from his friend, Schwabo sobbed uncontrollably.
He looked out the glass window, terrified and alone. The volunteers at the shelter were horrified and grieved by Schwabo’s death.
“He grew up idolizing Rocky, and now, despite his age, Rocky is like a big brother to him,” volunteer Jani Bradford told The Dodo. “He has a strong attachment to Rocky.”
Rocky, on the other hand, was placed on the adoption waiting list.
A potential adopter piqued his interest right away. Rocky and Schwabo were reunited after the adoption fell through.
When they were reunited, the two best friends couldn’t have been happier. The kennel’s workers hoped to locate someone who would adopt both dogs so they would never be separated again.
They posted to Facebook in the hopes of finding just such a person.
“Rocky is an adult, but he behaves like a puppy. He enjoys playing with the ball and could do so all day,” Bradford added. “Schwabo appears to be a little older… He’s pretty laid-back and low-maintenance.”
“Schwabo doesn’t do anything,” she said, “he just sits in his bed and watches Rocky do all his crazy stuff.” Rocky is required by Schwabo. He simply enjoys being in his presence and watching him play all day. Rocky brings him joy.”
The Doghouse Rescue Academy was alerted by the Facebook posts. They resolved to do everything possible to keep these excellent friends together. That is, thankfully, exactly what has occurred.
Rocky and Schwabo have now shared a house for the rest of their lives. The two dog companions couldn’t be happier, and neither could those who have been touched by their story.