Dogs have an incredible amount of loyalty and love for their owners and families. What some people might not know is that dogs can also bond deeply with other dogs, to the point that being separated becomes stressful and causes depression. In these cases, it is best if the dogs can stay together, but sadly, that is not always possible.
When this situation occurred with two German shepherds named Gus and Laurie, their story broke the hearts of many people on the Internet. Together since they were 3 months old, these dogs lived in a barn on their own. The pups were discovered at 7 month old, and Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Virginia stepped in to take them to safety.
It was immediately evident that the two dogs loved each other. “They’ve only ever known each other. They were found as strays at 3 months old and have since lived in someone’s barn,” said a representative from Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue. “They’re around 7 months old now and we are so hopeful that we can find someone to keep these two together. If you’re looking for a bonded pair, look no further.”
The rescue posted pictures of Gus and Laurie along with an announcement that it was looking for a potential adopter who would be willing to take both dogs. The photos and story went viral and were shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook alone.
Gus and Laurie were tested for their ability to get along with cats and kids, then spayed and neutered. After a few weeks and many applications, Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue's management found a loving home for both dogs.
Gus and Laurie will be spending the rest of their lives together forever. Not all bonded dogs are this lucky, but thanks to the efforts of Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue, these two pups will have each other for life.