Sometimes you come across a story that makes you feel all good inside. When you’re surrounded by bad news all day long, this is a nice break. This profoundly beautiful story comes to us from Richmond, Virginia.
A few weeks ago, a cute six-year-old pit bull was given to Richmond Animal Care and Control aka RACC. Alongside him though was a blind 12-year-old dachshund and they could tell they were inseparable.
Blue the pit bull and OJ the dachshund were being given to the RACC because their owner had just become homeless. Before this moment though, the two friends had been together for the past four years. You could say that Blue had become a seeing-eye-dog for OJ.
Christie Chipps Peters who is RACC’s director told The Dodo:
“She [the previous owner] said they had been living in her car for a while and she had been through some other personal things recently. All she wanted was to find them a new home together.”
There was only one condition from the previous owner and that was they had to stick together.
It was apparent that these two doggos had a strong bond, and Peters knew that that promise had to be kept. When they first got to the shelter, they were a little timid, but they eventually settled in.
Peters went onto say:
“We don’t see a combination like this very often. It’s so comical and sweet. Blue is like this super tough muscular guy, then OJ is a teeny tiny dachshund. Seeing them together is super cute.”
No matter what, Blue didn’t stray away from OJ even during outside playtime.
Peters continued onto say:
“They’ve been pals for at least four years, so they have this understanding of sticking by each other. When we’d go outside, it was like OJ was Blue’s little shadow.”
There journey wasn’t over yet though. After only two days of being at the shelter, a family agreed to take Blue and OJ home and RACC thought that was the end of their wonderful story. But it wasn’t…
OJ was found wandering the streets after the new owner had agreed to take care of both of them. Not sure how they convinced RACC to let them adopt, but it was so sad. Thank goodness a man saw him wandering the road and eventually his chip got him back to the RACC.
They eventually went to the owner and made them surrender Blue since they hadn’t upheld their previous arrangement. Now the power duo are back safe and sound at the RACC and waiting for a better forever home.
“We very much appreciate the outpouring of community support. The only thing that matters is these sweet dogs get to stay together — and in the end that’s what we have … We will not be doing anything with OJ and Blue Dozer in the next few days other than snuggling them together.”
Hopefully soon they will be in a loving home that will take care of them forever. For now though, Blue has that taken care of.