Dogs are social creatures and they love being with their pack. For some dogs, that pack is their human family. For others, they form a pack with another dog.This was the case for a pair of German Shepherds named Gus and Laurie. These two dogs had no one in the world but each other, and their bond was incredibly strong.
For all their young lives, Gus and Laurie have been together. They’re all each other knows, and all they ever had.The circumstances around their rescue remains a mystery.The pair were found together at 3 months old taking shelter in a stranger’s barn. At 7 months old, the German Shepherd duo was taken in by Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Stephens City, Virginia.
“They’ve only ever known each other. They were found as strays at three months old and have since lived in someone’s barn,” Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue wrote on their Facebook page. “They’re around 7 months old now and we are so hopeful that we can find someone to keep these two together. If you’re looking for a bonded pair, look no further.”
The pictures that the rescue posted of the two dogs stole the internet’s heart. The photos went viral and were shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook.
The body languages of the dog pair say it all.
They are there for each other. You can’t have one without the other. Gus watches out as the protector. Shy Laurie needs Gus for her own sake.
These photos serve as a reminder that dogs are just as capable of feeling emotion and attachments as humans are. Whether it’s to another dog or to a human, dogs are incredibly loyal and sweet.
Thanks to their viral fame, many people wanted to adopt them.
“We have had an overwhelming response to this post. If you are interested in Gus and Laurie please apply at shenandoahrescue.org/adoption-process, These pups are pending cat and kid testing and have arrived to their foster in Virginia,” another Facebook post read.
The shelter was also adamant that the dogs must be adopted together.
“We have been getting a lot of inbox questions about this pair! Let me try to answer them here. The adoption fee is $325 each. They must be adopted together,” Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue wrote on Facebook yesterday. “They just arrived to their foster today in northern Virginia so we don’t know much about them yet. They are not aggressive but are in need of socialization.”
It is unknown whether Gus and Laurie are full German Shepherds or a mix. In response to the dogs’ viral fame, Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue had this to say:
“We haven’t made a “Thank you” post in a while and given tonights events of Gus and Laurie being shared by some crazy big pages, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of our followers.
You all have supported Jen and I since day 1 when we jumped in both feet first to save Frozone and now here we are, 10 months later, 350 dogs in and counting. There are dogs from WV, VA, TX, NC, GA, FL, PA, MD, EGYPT and more sitting in safe, warm, loving homes thanks to the endless shares, donations and support you provide.
As we have always said, we are in this for the dogs. Because every dog deserves a home,” the Facebook post reads.
Soon after that, the rescue shared some exciting news: the pair had been adopted!
Laurie and Gus won’t ever have to worry about being separated again. Now, they’ll get their happily ever after in their forever home, and it’s all thanks to Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue.
If you’d like to help Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue save dogs in need, consider donating to their organization.
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