Adonis and Apollo are two German Shepherds that were surrendered by their owner for unknown reasons. They were dumped in a high-kill shelter, which meant that their future was very bleak. If they weren’t adopted in time, they would likely be put to sleep.
What’s worse is that they were extremely bonded. They needed to find a family that would accept them both. Couple this with the fact they are large-size dogs, their chances of finding a new home together were slim to none.
When the two sweet dogs were brought to the Texas shelter, they were both in great fear. They were confused and unfamiliar with their surroundings and situation. The dogs would just huddle in one corner, relying on each other for security and comfort. They never left each other’s side for fear that they would be set apart.
Cindy Droogmans learned about their drastic situation and decided to help them out. Along with her fellow rescuers from the A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs, a non-profit rescue group from Old Westbury, New York, they took the dogs and brought them to their facility.
They immediately had the dogs looked over by a vet. And after a thorough examination, they learned that the two pups had worsening heart conditions. This could have been the reason why the owner decided to dump them both.
They treated the dogs’ condition, and after responding positively to the treatment, their next task is finding them a permanent home. They knew that the dogs couldn’t be torn apart, so they worked hard to find someone who would take them both.
The new home
A woman named Jennifer saw their photos online and felt sorry for both of them. She lived on a farm and had enough space to accommodate the two large dogs. Along with her husband, Donald, they have rescued two stray dogs before and have room for more.
Their application was immediately approved and the bonded dogs were soon transferred to their new home. And although they were anxious at first, they soon felt comfortable and lived happily with their new family.
Source: Stories of Animals via Youtube