Folks at the shelter then housed Hansel and Gretel in one kennel. They walked them at the same time.
They decided that even if it would be harder to find a good home for a pair of dogs, that's what had to be done.
"There was no way I wanted to see them separated," says Tunison.
But finding a home for even one blocky-headed dog can be difficult. Two, who have to be adopted together — that's a serious challenge.
The challenge grew slightly more manageable in late April, when shelter worker Devon Carr snapped a photo of the cuddlebugs sharing a bed. The photo was posted online, and set off across the internet.
Rachel Harris had been thinking about adopting a couple of dogs, but wasn't quite yet ready to do it. She had moved from the Chicago area to Dallas, and thought she needed a little time to settle into her new situation.
But that photo — as well as another, of the dogs wearing festive neckwear — spoke to her, moved her. "I had to have them," Harris tells The Dodo.