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The Inseparable Duos of Dogs Adopted Together

The Inseparable Duos of Dogs Adopted Together

A Furry Friendship Like No Other

You know the saying, “A dog is a man’s best friend”? Well, what if I told you that sometimes, a dog’s best friend isn’t even human – it’s another four-legged companion! That’s exactly the case for the inseparable duo of Felix the dog and Cinnamon the goat, whose heartwarming tale of friendship and adoption will make you believe that true love knows no bounds, even between species.

I stumbled upon their story while browsing the internet, and let me tell you, I was instantly hooked. These two unlikely besties were the talk of the town, with their viral tale spreading like wildfire across social media and even landing them features in prestigious publications like The Washington Post and People Magazine. What could be more endearing than a dog and a goat, two animals you’d never expect to be best friends, defying all odds and becoming an inseparable duo? It’s the kind of heartwarming story that just warms your soul and reminds you that love can bloom in the most unexpected of places.

A Match Made in Heaven

When Felix, a 1-year-old Bulldog mix, and Cinnamon, a 1-to-3-year-old goat, first arrived at the Wake County Animal Center in North Carolina, the staff knew they had something special on their hands. The bond between these two was unlike anything they had ever seen before. They did everything together – eating, sleeping, and playing – and it was clear that they just couldn’t bear to be apart.

According to the director of the Wake County Animal Center, Dr. Jennifer Federico, “usually you don’t mix species, but these two animals have a special bond, unlike anything staff has ever seen. It shows things are possible and they don’t see the difference.” And boy, did they ever! Cinnamon, in particular, was extremely attached to Felix, and would whine and cry whenever the dog was taken away.

The staff at the center knew they had to find a way to keep this dynamic duo together, and they set out to do just that. They reached out to a long-time national rescue partner, the Mr. Mo Project, and a local foster family they had worked with in the past, and the perfect match was found. Jacqui Bankes and her family, who had plenty of space for both dogs and goats, were thrilled to welcome Felix and Cinnamon into their forever home on a Johnston County farm.

A Happily Ever After

As Jacqui put it, “We are so blessed to be able to foster Felix and Cinnamon! As their forever foster, we are excited to keep them together and also integrate them with our other goats and dogs, after appropriate testing and quarantine.” And the best part? The Mr. Mo Project, a non-profit organization that specializes in finding homes for senior dogs, has agreed to cover Felix and Cinnamon’s healthcare for the rest of their lives. Talk about a happy ending!

But the story of Felix and Cinnamon isn’t just about their own happy ending – it’s a testament to the power of friendship and the incredible work that animal shelters and rescue organizations do every day. As someone who has a deep love for dogs and all animals, I’m truly inspired by the dedication and compassion of the people at the Wake County Animal Center and the Mr. Mo Project. They didn’t just see two animals – they saw a bond that needed to be preserved, and they went above and beyond to make it happen.

The Importance of Keeping Bonded Pets Together

Now, I know what you’re thinking – why is it so important to keep bonded pets together? Isn’t it better for them to be adopted separately, so they can find their forever homes faster? Well, in most cases, that might be true. But as I learned from researching this story, there are times when the bond between two pets is so strong that separating them can do more harm than good.

For example, Molly Weinfurter, a dog blogger, points out that in some cases, like with puppy mill survivors or dogs who have lived together their whole lives, the pets may only trust humans if their friend is around. In those situations, the rescue organization may require that the pets be adopted together or at least ensure that there’s another animal in the home for them to bond with.

But Molly also cautions against assuming that just because two pets look like they’re best friends in a photo, they actually need to be adopted together. She’s had plenty of foster dogs who appeared inseparable but were actually quite content to go their separate ways. The key is trusting the judgment of the shelter or rescue staff, who know the animals’ true dynamic better than anyone.

The Search for Forever Homes

The story of Felix and Cinnamon is a heartwarming one, but it’s important to remember that they’re not the only furry friends out there looking for their happily ever after. According to the Wake County Animal Center, there are still 75 dogs, 17 cats, 2 rabbits, 5 guinea pigs, and 3 rats waiting to be adopted at their shelter. And who knows, maybe one of them is your perfect match!

So, if you’re in the market for a new furry companion, I encourage you to visit your local animal shelter or rescue organization. And if you happen to come across a pair of pets that seem to have a special bond, don’t be afraid to ask the staff about their dynamic. You might just find your own inseparable duo, ready to shower you with unconditional love and friendship for years to come.

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