The shelter life can be especially hard on older dogs and many become very depressed but thankfully Shiner and Ruby have each other- however they’d still like to find a home sooner than later. The two were given up because their owner was moving out of state and the 8-year-olds soon found themselves sharing a kennel at AHS. The two inseparable girls have been best friends their entire life and have been placed on the Buddy System meaning they have to go home together.
Both dogs are polite, well-mannered, mellow and easygoing and remain calm and relaxed as long as the other is in sight. Thanks to AHS dog training team (made up of volunteers) both dogs have learned to obey the “sit” and “down” commands- proving that old dogs can still learn new tricks. They need a patient coach to finish housetraining them as they lived primarily outdoors in their previous home. However, after all the attention and training they’ve received at the shelter they are looking forward to spending the rest of their life as indoor dogs except for walks and play time in the yard. Shiner, a colorful Catahoula mix, leads the way on their daily stroll around the shelter and Ruby, a Miniature Pinscher, always follows close behind. They eat, sleep and walk side by side and each shares kisses with the other several times along the way.
They are fine with other mellow dogs but haven’t been around cats or children. A family introduction is required to ensure a good match.
They are both available Sunday at 3pm at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion located at 1521 West Dobbins Rd in Phoenix. Their adoption fee is just $35 for both as they are members of the Lonely Heart’s club and have been looking for a home since August. This fee includes her spay surgery, vaccines, a colorful leash and collar with AHS I.D. tag and a follow-up veterinary exam. For more information about this pet, please call (602) 997-7585 ext 1045 and ask for animal ID number A365360 or log on to www.azhumane.org.