Bonded pair, bonded family

We all know that pets aren’t so different from people. They have passions, favorite foods, personalities and miss their loved ones. They form incredible relationships with their humans, and become part of a bonded family unit.

And sometimes, dogs can even form a bond with another dog just as strong as any human friendship. These bonded pairs can show signs of stress or depression when they’re separated—and when they come into the shelter, we always try to keep them together when find their forever homes.

When Zoya and Madison came to our shelter, everyone immediately saw that they couldn’t bear to be separated. Their bond definitely meant they needed to be adopted out together, and sometimes it’s hard to find adopters looking to adopt two dogs at the same time.

Luckily for Zoya and Madison, they didn’t have to wait long.

Dick and his wife Jean had submitted a request through our Personal Pet Shopper program specifically looking to adopt two dogs. When they all met, it was love at first sight.

Now this happy family is a bonded quartet, and we couldn’t be happier for them!