“Typically when a bonded pair of dogs come in the shelter, they’ve spent their whole life together,” Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, director of animal services, told The Dodo. “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 pups had been struggling to adjust to shelter life, but their growing friendship quickly soothed any anxiety and depression. “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,” Hassen-Auerbach said.