It turned out that Bear and Honey had an owner who didn't want them anymore, so the two were brought to the KC Pet Project, a local shelter. When they arrived, shelter staff realized that both dogs had been there before ... a few times.
Bear, the black dog, was already known at KC Pet Project as "Tuscaloosa" and Honey, a golden-colored chow mix, went by "Keiko." "They've come in a couple of times as strays," Tori Fugate at the KC Pet Project told The Dodo. Now they're both looking for homes again, together or separately.