The group quickly recognized their connection, and is planning to adopt them out together. "Lexi relies on George because of her timidness," Dewan said. "We feel it's really important that they be adopted out together as a pair."
Fortunately for these unusual friends, that could soon happen. After the Ontario SPCA posted the pair's story on its Facebook page, George and Lexi received a "tremendous" amount of attention, Dewan said, and the SPCA had to stop accepting applications.
They are currently reviewing possible adopters, including performing on-site inspections of potential homes, and expects to finalize arrangements within the next few weeks.
In the meantime, Lexi and George are settling into their temporary home - and learning that people aren't all bad. "She's quickly adapting to the care that she's getting," Dewan said of Lexi. "And George is slowly getting more accepting [of people approaching her]."