Sadly, when the man gave up these puppies, he was not only taking a home away from them, but also a pair of best friends for his daughter - a young girl who loves both dogs very much.
The girl who raised Miya and Lyka has been visiting them at the shelter since the moment they were given up. Photographer John Hwang captured the girl hugging Miya through her enclosure in a touching display of love. "She knelt for a long time, heartbroken ... in front of a particular kennel. It held her beloved dog, a gentle 6-month-old German shepherd ... the girl raised her since she was a little puppy," Hwang wrote on his Facebook page. "Sadly, her father wouldn't allow her to keep the dog anymore, so she was left at the shelter."