Benefits of Bonded Pairs

You might have heard the term “bonded pair”.  What does that mean? The term indicates a pair of dogs or cats that are strongly attached to each other, and become anxious when separated.  When bonded pairs are surrendered to the Shelter, we do everything we can to keep them together.


Digger and Rose came in together and went to their new home together!

Most adoptions tend to happen one at a time, which makes things challenging for bonded pairs.  But there are benefits to adopting two at once!

EVERYONE NEEDS A FRIEND TO LEAN ON
Adoptions can be stressful.  Everything changes: the space, the people, the routine, the smells, sights, and sounds.   Bonded pairs have the comfort and security of something familiar – each other.


Bruno and Rex.  Happy in their home together!

EVERYONE CAN USE A WORKOUT BUDDY
What’s the easiest way to stay active?  Find a workout buddy, right? But there are times you’re too busy or tired, right?  Having a bonded pair means that you can kick back and take a breather while they entertain each other (and you).

EVERYONE NEEDS A FRIEND TO FILL THE VOID
Your pet misses you when you’re gone.  Adopt a bonded pair and they’ll keep each other company while you’re away!


Tomax and Xamot found their home together last week!

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
Adopting a bonded pair means you’re saving two lives, not just one. You get TWICE the laughs, TWICE the happiness, and TWICE the love! If you ask me, that sounds like a pretty good deal!

With all that in mind, check out these three awesome bonded pairs at the shelter, eagerly waiting to be adopted!

PORTIA AND JAKE


Not sure how he got the nickname “big Jake”.

Best friends 4 year old Portia and 9 year old Jake are a calm and friendly couple looking for a new home.  Jake is a big happy-go-lucky fellow who can’t wait to meet you. Porta is also very friendly, but is a little unsure at the shelter (all those new sights and sounds) and needs a little more time to warm up.  But just give her a little bit of time and she will be your your new best friend! Both are big fans of people and treats.


Did someone say treats?

TIGER AND SHARKIE

Bonded for life, Tiger and Sharkie are 4-year-old pups looking to settle down with that special someone who can give them all the love and training they need. They’re very sweet boys who love people, but they’re not into kids and cats. They’re also very playful and energetic, and will require daily exercise.

If you’re looking for a fun pair of devoted dogs, Tiger and Sharkie are your guys!

PACMAN AND NALA

Pacman and Nala are 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mixes who could actually go by the names Peace and Quiet.  Despite their young age and large size, the two are very mild-mannered. They’re just as happy relaxing and being petted as they are playing in the yard! They’re fully house-trained and know “sit.” The “stay” command is a work in progress, but these smarties shouldn’t have any trouble. These sweet dogs are very loving with people they trust. They’re even good with older kids who are experienced with dogs.   Come meet them…you won’t be able to resist!