Their futures were uncertain, so brothers Adonia and Apollo held on to each other tight and hugged as their owner surrendered them. Perhaps they had a hunch that they were being placed in one of Texas’ high-kill shelters.
The two dogs were so scared that they were trembling when Cindy Droogmans, the founder of the Long-Island based A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs, first came across them. Thanks to Droogmans’ organization, Adonis and Apollo didn’t have to stay in that scary place for long.
Once Droogmans brought the two brothers to her vet in Huntington, New York, she discovered the real reason that their owner ditched them at the shelter.
“Probably they are dumped because they are heartworm positive, like most dogs in Texas,” Droogmans told The Dodo. “They are in full treatment now.”
Despite their troubles, these precious little buddies remained inseparable, always holding and cuddling each other for comfort. Typically, Droogmas would find a home for each of the dogs.
However, seeing how adorably close these two are, she is determined to find a forever home that will take them both in.
“A bonded pair is always difficult to place, but look at them,” she said. “How can they ever be split up?”
It would be tragically heartbreaking if that were to occur, but there are lots of people who consider adopting one dog and find that they have enough love in their hearts to make room for two shelter dogs.
If you’re one of those people, you can fill out an application here to adopt Adonis and Apollo.
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