The two dogs were surrendered by their former owner to Emergency Animal Medical Technicians from the Arizona Humane Society — and there was little doubt that their bond to one another was deeper than most. Sadly, though, one of the dogs was sick.
"From the moment they were rescued, it was clear that Jefe and Jericho were best friends," Ashliegh Goebel, from shelter, told The Dodo in a statement. "Animal rescuers were surprised to find a sick, malnourished, tick-infested German shepherd, Jericho, with a small Chihuahua enduringly lying on top of him when they arrived at the scene."
Jefe became frantic as rescuers lifted Jericho to get medical attention, so they headed to the Humane Society’s trauma hospital as a pair. "It was then clear that the two were extremely bonded and would have to be adopted together," Goebel said.