A month has handed because the bonded pair of canines, Dozer the pit bull and OJ the blind Dachshund, have been reunited at Richmond Animal Care Heart (RACC) after a harrowing ordeal. They have been nearly separated, however their mates on the shelter didn’t let that occur. Now, after weeks of not understanding their future, the 2 canines are lastly shifting on.
After the incident that ripped aside the 2 canine mates and left OJ heartlessly deserted on the aspect of the street, the workers at RACC knew Dozer and OJ deserved a contented ending greater than ever. The primary adoption didn’t work out, however nobody needed to see Dozer and OJ spend their lives in a shelter. The adoption workers at RACC began at sq. one, however this time, they have been additional vigilant about who they thought of being proper for each Dozer and OJ.
RACC introduced on Fb that after giving the canines time to decompress, they have been as soon as once more reviewing functions for potential adopters. Dozer and OJ’s story had reached nationwide information, and there was no scarcity of people that got here ahead prepared to offer them house. The difficulty was, whereas Dozer loves his pal OJ, he’s not a fan of different canines. The duo wanted a household that had no different pets and was prepared to take the pit bull and senior Dachshund as an inseparable package deal deal.
It took time and loads of exhausting work by the shelter’s adoption coordinator, however lastly, an software got here in that appeared good. The potential household met with the canines, and on June 1, they lastly went house. Dozer and OJ lastly discovered a household that love them for all their quirks. The trail hasn’t been straightforward for the bonded pair, however they’re lastly on their approach to higher lives.
Life hadn’t been straightforward for a bonded pair of canines surrendered to Richmond Animal Care Heart (RACC) final week, however at the very least that they had one another.
At 12 years outdated, the Dachshund named OJ is blind, and he depends on his greatest pal, a six-year-old Pit Bull named Blue Dozer, to be his eyes. They lived along with a loving proprietor, however surprising circumstances turned their world the wrong way up. After changing into homeless, their proprietor might not look after the 2 canines. The bonded duo was surrendered to RACC— a metropolis shelter with a status for going above and past for animals.
Recognizing the canines’ dependency on one another, the workers at RACC was decided to maintain OJ and Dozer collectively without end. They posted on Fb saying,
“We are able to’t stand the cuteness and kindness these two share. Anybody prepared to like a bonded pair of perfection?”
They wouldn’t undertake out one with out the opposite, and the story of the 2 vastly completely different, but utterly lovable, canines rapidly went viral. 1000’s of individuals learn their story, and it didn’t take lengthy for somebody to indicate up on the shelter focused on assembly the well-known couple. RACC was excited to announce each OJ and Blue Dozer went house collectively, however they didn’t get the completely satisfied ending everybody was anticipating.
On Tuesday, OJ confirmed up almost 100 miles away at Shenandoah Valley Animal Companies. The person who discovered him stated the blind canine was wandering on his personal on the aspect of a rural again street. He assumed he was a stray, however a microchip related the canine each to RACC and the lady who just lately adopted him.
When the shelter contacted OJ’s new proprietor, she reportedly informed them somebody was alleged to be watching OJ for her. They provided to return the canine to her, however she turned them down. She stated the shelter might maintain OJ, however Dozer was nonetheless in her care.
Separated, scared, and in unusual new environments, OJ and Dozer as soon as once more discovered themselves in a dire state of affairs. However they weren’t alone. Groups at each the Shenandoah Valley shelter and at RACC have been decided to discover a answer. Preparations have been made to move OJ again to RACC, and shelter representatives pleaded with the adopter hoping to reunite the canines.
Regardless of their efforts, the adopter initially refused to surrender Dozer. She claimed she did nothing improper, and he or she needed to maintain the Pit Bull however had determined she not needed the blind senior Dachshund. Fearful Dozer was in hassle and anxious for OJ’s well-being, animal advocates from throughout didn’t surrender.
Finally, continued pleas about how sudden separation would have traumatic penalties for each canines satisfied the lady to lastly gave in. RACC introduced on their Fb web page that Dozer was being voluntarily returned to the shelter. After transporting OJ again to RACC and welcoming Dozer again by the doorways, one of the best mates have been efficiently reunited. They’re at present on the shelter cuddling shut and grateful to be collectively once more.
The ordeal Dozer and OJ went by to remain collectively is sadly a typical prevalence at shelters throughout the nation. Organizations like RACC undertake out hundreds of canines a 12 months, and once in a while, adopters lie about their intentions and act unpredictably. There’s no approach RACC workers might have predicted Dozer and OJ’s non permanent separation, however they’re decided to do what’s greatest for the canines going ahead.
The bonded canines are resting in security on the shelter. RACC was completely satisfied to announce their reunion on Fb, however they’re not dashing into one other adoption. They wrote,
“We cannot account for selections which might be made by residents after adoption and work diligently to maintain our open adoption course of profitable. In the long run, we’ve to belief people-trust them to like the pets we’ve cared for, and belief them to do what’s greatest. Lastly, we won’t be doing something with OJ and Dozer within the subsequent few days apart from snuggling them collectively. I’ll maintain you posted if and when they’re out there for adoption.”
OJ and Dozer didn’t get the completely satisfied ending they have been anticipating, however they’re not giving up hope. Their story isn’t over, and the caring professionals at RACC will do all the things they will to safe a contented, wholesome future for the 2 canines that imply a lot to one another.
Featured picture through Richmond Animal Care and Management