ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Love is ageless! This holiday season, you can help keep bonded 12-year-old canine sisters Sophie and Joey together by offering to foster or adopt.
After spending their whole lives living with the same pet parent, the dogs are seeking a new home this holiday season from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA).
When their owner found herself unable to care for Joey and Sophie any longer, her one wish was that these two dogs, who have lived together their entire lives, not be separated from each other.
After the pair was surrendered over to AWLA, staff say they immediately recognized the only way these sweet girls would be able to join a new family was together.
“Even on the first day they came to us, you could tell that they didn’t want to be apart, not even for a moment,” said Elena Carver, the AWLA’s Veterinary & Foster Care Manager. “But when they were together, they completely opened up. Suddenly this new place wasn’t as scary to them.”
AWLA's goal is to help every animal find a loving home this holiday season.
In Sophie and Joey's case, that home needs to be big enough for two.
Senior pair of bonded dogs seeking a home for the holiday
“Every animal deserves a loving family, regardless of their age,” said AWLA Executive Director Stella Hanly. “Sophie and Joey have given so much love in their lives and they have so much more to give. Wouldn’t it be the most wonderful present for them to be in a safe, warm and caring home this holiday season?”
Joey and Sophie are currently available for adoption or for temporary foster. To schedule a time to meet them for adoption, email Adopt@AlexandriaAnimals.org. To learn more about providing them with a shelter break by fostering them in your home, email Foster@AlexandriaAnimals.org.