Dogs Often Pictured Cuddling at Iowa Animal Shelter Get a Loving Home…Together!

CC is seen "draped" over Chewbacca in a photo posted on the Animal Rescue League of Iowa’s Facebook page.

Two dogs that were often seen cuddling up against each other while living at an Iowa animal shelter found a forever home together this month.

Before being adopted, CC could be seen “draped over” Chewbacca in their kennel, according to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa’s Facebook page.


“Pretty much every time we walk by their kennel, CC is either sitting on Chewy or draped over him or curled up against him,” Animal Rescue League of Iowa spokesperson Jessica Jorgenson told The Dodo, an online publication that focuses on animal issues.

“Chewy, for his part, doesn’t mind at all. They both like being close to each other.”

The dogs lived together for years, but were put up for adoption after a baby with allergies joined the family they lived with, The Dodo reported.

“Their bond is undeniable, so they must be adopted together,” an Oct. 4 Facebook post alerted shelter followers.

A woman commented on the post saying she had taken the pair on a “dog day out.” Heather Davis wrote that the dogs didn’t bark and they also enjoyed cuddling with humans.

The original photo was shared more than 1,100 times and apparently led to the pups’ adoption.

Shelter officials updated followers three days later that the “odd couple” had found a forever home and now live with two other dogs and three pet pigs.



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  1. Mongoose218 says:

    Wonderful that they were adopted together! Bonded dogs, a situation that is very common, should NOT be separated unless they will be killed by the shelter otherwise……SO glad these two found a home together.

    As to the “allergic baby”……wonder if the parents got more than ONE pediatrician’s opinion? Wonder if they TRIED to make simple changes at home (no carpets, no drapes, no pets in the baby’s room, bathe the pets frequently, etc that often help immensely?

    NEW studies have shown kids who grow up with pets and play outside and get dirty (normally “kid” dirty) have FEWER allergies and asthma than those who grow up in “protected” “semi-sterile” environments….Yet some pediatricians have NOT gotten this message, or don’t know how to help the parents make simple changes, its easier to say “get rid of the pets”. (From an RN and a mom of an asthmatic son).

  2. June says:

    Awesome awesome! ♡♡

  3. Dora says:

    This is awesome!

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