Before arriving at the shelter, Blinker and Chilli Pepper had never set eyes on each other. But the moment they did, the dogs were inseparable.
Animal control officers had picked up the two male dogs, who are both about a year old, and brought them to the shelter run by DeKalb County Animal Services in Georgia. Chilli Pepper had come in first — in August, animal control officers picked him up as a stray. Then in early September, officers found Blinker illegally tethered to a property without any kind of shelter.
Any dog who comes into a shelter has probably been through a lot. So whenever possible, the staff try to pair dogs with a roommate so they have a friend to keep them company inside their kennels.