It is often said there is no stronger bond than a mother’s love for her child; perhaps in the sentient world of our canine friends the same emotional ties apply. Just six-months ago, in Long Island, two such closely bonded dogs were found locked in a supply closet by a maintenance man. Auburn, the mother dog and deaf, clung closely to her daughter, Princess, and the two were taken to the high kill shelter of New York City Animal Care and Control.
As too often happens with city shelters when dogs become statistics and quickly lose their identities, Auburn and Princess were separated; not too long after that Auburn was slated for euthanasia. And as miracles do happen, with barely ten minutes to spare before Auburn lost her life, Road to Home Rescue stepped in and saved the lives of both dogs. Princess is the baby, but she guides, leads and protects her mother. Even through surgery for a benign mammary tumor, kennel cough and pneumonia, the two wouldn’t think of being separated and insisted upon sleeping together; bodies touching one another at all times just to feel safe.
A volunteer describes them: “Princess is a petite lady who takes treats gently and is quite smart. She is a bit shy at first, but full of love once she gets to know you – then she just wants to snuggle with you on the couch. Princess’ “job” is to watch out for Auburn. Auburn loves to go outside and gets so excited when she sees the leash. She is an outgoing love bug with a strong will. You can see the determination to survive in her beautiful eyes. Princess and Auburn walk nicely on a single leash and love to ride in the car. They are sweet, loving and absolutely gorgeous.” Sadly the dogs have been in several different foster homes, boarding kennels and need a miracle to find someone to give them a real home. Road to Home Rescue doesn’t want them to go into boarding because of the stress, and their current foster home can no longer keep them beyond October 1.
The girls must be adopted together, and they must be the only pets. No small children please because Auburn is deaf. Watch their video by clicking here. Princess is two-and-a-half-years-old. Auburn is four-years-old. All vaccinations are current, and both dogs have been spayed. For more information on fostering or adopting this dynamic duo…, please contact Road to Home Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org.Transport is available to an approved adopter in the North East.
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