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Shelter dog separated from his best friend won’t stop calling for him

He missed his family, and most importantly, his best friend

 At Miami Dade animal services, a dog named Schwabo cried for days in his kennel. He missed his family, and most significantly , his ally Rocky.


The lonely howls pulled at the heartstrings of shelter volunteer Jani Bradford, who watched him stare out the glass divider checking out his friend. 

9-year-old Schwabo and 11-year-old Rocky had spent their lives together until their owner surrendered them thanks to landlord issues. Without Rocky, Schwabo seemed lost and refused to eat. 


“He grew up looking up to Rocky and now, albeit he’s older, Rocky is like his big brother,” Bradford said. “He’s very, very attached to Rocky.”

When Schwabo and Rocky first received the shelter, Rocky was placed on the adoption floor while Shwabo, who was limping thanks to arthritis, was sent to the rear for observation. Rocky quickly received an application, but the potential adopter never showed up, therefore the two dogs were reunited — and Schwabo couldn’t are happier.

“Schwabo was a special dog from the instant he saw Rocky,” Bradford said.

Though the 2 are bonded, they couldn’t be more different. “Rocky’s older but he acts sort of a puppy. He loves twiddling with the ball, he can play all day long,” Bradford said. “Schwabo acts a touch older … He’s very calm, very low maintenance.”

While Rocky likes to measure a more active lifestyle, Schwabo just wants to hold out and watch his ally play.

“Schwabo doesn’t do much — he lays in his bed and loves watching Rocky doing all his goofy stuff,” Bradford said. “Schwabo needs Rocky. He just loves being around him, watching him play all day. Rocky makes him happy.”

Thankfully, the 2 dogs will never got to worry about being separated again.

Doghouse Rescue Academy found one among Bradford’s Facebook posts about the pair and decided to assist find them a home — together.

And now that they’re out of the shelter, the 2 dogs are all smiles.

To help support Schwabo and Rocky’s journey to seek out a home, you'll make a donation to Doghouse Rescue Academy.



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  1. Living in a no pets apartment I dearly love to adopt some of these dogs


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