But DePasquale knew the animals would need to be saved from the shelter together or not at all.
She got in touch with Christine Downs of Bark Party, who rushed to see Chicky and Goofy at the shelter - and immediately came to the same conclusion.
"I'm very dedicated to keeping them together because they're buddies," Downs tells The Dodo. "You can tell. They're sleeping together. I also think it makes Chicky easier to handle if he's got his buddy with him."