“They were in a place [before they came to the shelter] that was not suitable for animals and in really bad condition,” Maridee Bond Mallette, adoption coordinator at the shelter, told The Dodo.
Charity had lost nearly all of her fur due to demodex mange, but she had Suzy Q to keep her warm. And the little dog was all too happy to forgo the cold floor of the kennel, instead using her best friend as a bed.
“Charity comforts the little one — she’s like her pillow or something, and I don’t think it bothers her at all,” Mallette said. “With being in a cage, and the noise of the other dogs and the concrete floor, I’m sure they love being together.”