When two Pit Bulls, Jukebox and Agatha, came into the shelter, their bond was quite obvious. Despite their large kennel with two separate beds, they insisted on being glued to one another. They even shared a single bed. Their bodies were constantly entwined.
This was no ordinary friendship and the shelter volunteers knew that and were worried.
Shelters know the sad reality. Any dog finding a forever home is a miracle. But finding a home willing to take two full-grown Pit Bulls, would be nearly impossible. The breed is stigmatized no matter how hard advocates fight to change that. This would be a battle but no one was giving up.
Jukebox and Agatha remained at the Pima Animal Care Center in Arizona for quite some time. Despite pleas on social media for a home, they waited and waited. Yes, they had each other but a shelter is a stressful place for dogs. It’s loud and cold. Dogs belong in a loving home.
Then, finally, Erin and Ubaldo came to meet the pair. Instantly they could see that these dogs could not be separated. The potential adopters thankfully had room in their home for the duo.
Meeting them in person sealed the new family’s fate. Erin and Ubaldo could see that Jukebox and Agatha were gentle, sweet dogs. They just needed a forever home so they could truly blossom.
Once the paperwork was finalized, it was time to take Jukebox and Agatha home. They were loaded up into the vehicle for their freedom ride. They pulled into the driveway and were led inside the house. Erin and Ubaldo, “Mom and Dad”, were eager to get their new “kids” used to their new life.
As the pair settled in, Mom and Dad could truly see that the dogs were so grateful to have a family. Erin and Udaldo knew that they did the right thing keeping them together, especially when they still insisted on sleeping in the same bed.
Their new Dad gets teary-eyed when he describes how loving Agatha is. It’s almost like she’s constantly thanking him for giving them this amazing new life. And even though the pair is settled in and both know they are safe, they still can’t help but reach out to make sure the other one is there.
This story is special for so many reasons. We know, as dog lovers, the reality Pit Bulls face, especially in shelter situations. We’re incredibly grateful that the shelter volunteers took extra good care of these dogs and never stopped looking for their forever home together. Of course, we are grateful for Erin and Ubaldo too.