We know how loyal dogs can be to their humans and this story shows us how much they can connect with another dog. Lucy and Sully have ended up in the same shelter at approximately the same period and they instantly became best friends.
Lucy was a stray dog before arriving at the shelter and was several years old when she got there while Sully was adopted and then returned while still a puppy. The two became quickly inseparable and Lucy treated Sully as her own son.
The Risk of Separation
Alaina Brinton began to be interested in Lucy when her senior dog passed on and she called the shelter to set up a meeting. “I saw a picture of Lucy at my local humane society and just had to meet her. When I called, they said that she’d been fostered with another dog and they’d like for me to also meet her buddy. I figured there wouldn’t be any harm in seeing both.”
She was just looking for a new dog, not for two and that was probably what was going through her mind when she was on her way to see the two dogs. Once she set eyes on Lucy and Sully she realized that each of them would be devastated without the other. “I fell in love right away. Besides, it was obvious Sully was looking to Lucy to show him what things were or weren’t okay, and I wouldn’t have had the heart to split them up.”
A New Home
The transition into a new environment and with a new owner is a scary experience but the two dogs had one another to help them adapt and they worked as a team. Each dog was nervous about their new home in different ways but “The same way they feed off of each other’s excitement, they also fed off of each other’s growing comfort. They settled in together, and figured out the new routine like a team. It was perfect, and I think it was a much easier transition for each of them because of the company of the other.”
Seven Years Later
The story above took place seven years ago and at this moment they are even more inseparable, playing together, sleeping in the same bed or exploring the surroundings. Since Sully is younger and more energetic, when they go into the park he is the one doing most of the running but he remembers to return every few minutes to check that everything is fine with Lucy.
This story shows us that even if dogs are very loyal to their owners they are highly social due to their pack mentality and it is sad to keep a dog isolated, especially when you don’t have the time to keep them entertained and occupied.