Heartbroken Shelter Dog Shuts Down When Her Best Friend Gets Adopted Without Her

 Last month, Stillwater Animal Welfare (SAW) rescuers apprehended two dogs seen running across Oklahoma City's busy streets.

It is not uncommon for SAW's welfare workers to save numerous dogs at the same time, but they are used to seeing rescued bonded street pups grow self-sufficient.

The staff saw straight away that these two had a particular bond in this situation.

"They travelled who knows how far," said Ashlie Jerkes, an animal care worker at SAW, "but they always stayed together."

The gang greeted the two with wide arms and gave them the names Bonnie and Clyde. They refused to leave each other's side, even in the haven.

"They served their stray hold in the same kennel together, where they seemed pretty close," Jerkes told me even now.

The two dogs slept together for three days to unwind and receive medical treatment. Despite their ongoing fight with heartworm, Bonnie and Clyde ultimately healed enough to be considered for adoption.

When they were temporarily separated on the adoption floor, the two closest friends were excited to see one other again.

"When we gave them outside time, they would just run together," Jerkes explained at the time.

Bonnie quickly found herself alone at the shelter, while Clyde was adopted by a kind family.

The devastated girl immediately missed her closest friend and began to give up faith that her happily ever after would come true.

One day, a welfare worker took a photo of her lying face down on her cot and posted it on the shelter's social media page in the hopes of finding her a home.

"Bonnie is all alone since her bother got adopted," she added in a Facebook post, "and she definitely misses having a sibling to cuddle with."

Fortunately, their objective was accomplished sooner than anticipated.

"That was posted on Friday, and someone came in first thing Monday to adopt her," Jerkes went on to say.

Bonnie has finally found the perfect home, and she couldn't be happier.

"She's already settling in!" Brayden Routh, Bonnie's new mother, left a Facebook remark. "She's going to have the best life, full of adventures with her blue heeler-mix big sis."

Bonnie's adoption was only a few days ago, but her new family adores her as if she had been there forever.

Bonnie will always have fond memories of her brother Clyde, but she is looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead.

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  • Anonymous March 2, 2024 at 10:03 PM

    Get their numbers n set up a playdate!

    • Anonymous March 5, 2024 at 2:02 AM

      That's a great idea! A shelter should always do its best to never separate two bonded dogs or cats -- or any other paired animals. We can see how devastated Bonnie was when Clyde left. My pup was kenneled with another dog, but I had already selected him, and the other dog was fine with that, for they weren't bonded, and I could only adopted the one, with whom I fell in love at first sight online. He's a sweet chiweenie (chihuahua/dachsund) -- and I am so proud of him. :)


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