Pair of stray dogs in Phoenix create unlikely friendship, shelter hopes they're adopted together

Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 23:12:14-04

An unlikely pair of stray dogs found wandering the streets of west Phoenix have built an unbreakable friendship. In fact, their bond is so strong, the folks at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control are hoping the pals will be adopted by the same family.

Lenny, an 8-year-old German Shepherd, and Squiggy, a 2-year-old Cairn Terrier, were found on Aug. 31 and taken to a MCACC facility and were kenneled together.

MCACC spokesman Jose Santiago said Squiggy becomes very “apprehensive” when Lenny isn't around. Since then, they haven’t been apart.

“They sleep together, cuddle together, share food...they’re truly a bonded pair,” Santiago said.

Santiago described their relationship as a blessing because the shelter is already a stressful environment.

The hope is that a loving family will adopt the canines together. However, a dog of Lenny’s size is often difficult to place in a home.

“We’re hoping someone out there not only has enough place in their home but their hearts too,” Santiago explained.

MCACC is waiving pet adoption fees because their shelter is at capacity.

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