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Two German Shepherds That Had Nothing Except Each Other Look For Their Forever Home

 These stray dogs were inseparable, and all they wanted was a place to call their own.

Dogs are gregarious creatures who enjoy spending time with their pack. Some canines' pack is their human family. Others join forces with another dog to create a pack.

This was the situation with Gus and Laurie, a pair of German Shepherds. These two canines had no one else in the world except each other, and their bond was extremely strong.

Gus and Laurie have been together their entire lives. They're all they know, and all they've ever had.

The circumstances surrounding their rescue remain unknown.

At three months old, the pair was discovered together in a stranger's barn. Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Stephens City, Virginia, took in the German Shepherd pair when they were 7 months old.

“They've only known each other their entire lives. They were found as strays when they were three months old and have since lived in someone's barn,” Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue posted on Facebook. “They're about 7 months old now, and we're hoping to find someone to keep these two together. Look no further if you're looking for a linked pair.”


The photographs of the two canines shared by the rescue captured the internet's attention. The photographs quickly went viral, with over 16,000 shares on Facebook.

Dogs are social animals who enjoy spending time with their pack. The pack of some canines is their human family. Others get together with another dog to form a pack.

This was the case with Gus and Laurie, two German Shepherds. There was no one else in the world for these two dogs save each other, and their relationship was exceptionally strong.

Gus and Laurie have spent their entire lives together. They're all they've ever known and had.


The circumstances of their rescue are yet unknown.

The couple was spotted together in a stranger's barn when they were three months old. The German Shepherd duo were adopted by Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue in Stephens City, Virginia, when they were 7 months old.

Many individuals wanted to adopt them as a result of their viral celebrity.

“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to this post. If you are interested in Gus and Laurie, please fill out an adoption application at “These pups are awaiting cat and kid testing and have arrived at their foster home in Virginia,” according to another Facebook post.


The shelter also insisted that the dogs be adopted together.

“We've had a lot of inbox inquiries regarding this couple! Let me try to respond to them here. Each adoption costs $325. They must be adopted together,” Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue posted yesterday on Facebook. “They only arrived at their foster home in northern Virginia today, so we don't know much about them now. They are not hostile, but they do need to be socialized.”


It's unclear whether Gus and Laurie are pure German Shepherds or a cross. Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue had this to say in reaction to the dogs' viral fame:

“We haven't written a “Thank you” post in a while, and with Gus and Laurie's events being posted by some insanely big pages tonight, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone of our followers.


You've all been there for Jen and me since the beginning, when we went in with both feet to save Frozone, and now we're here, 10 months later, with 350 dogs in and counting. Thanks to your endless sharing, donations, and support, dogs from West Virginia, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Egypt, and everywhere are now secure, warm, and loving homes.

We've always said that we're in it for the dogs. “Because every dog deserves a home,” reads the Facebook post.


Soon after, the rescue announced some wonderful news: the couple had been adopted!

Laurie and Gus will never have to fear being separated again. They will now live happily ever after in their forever home, thanks to Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue.

Consider donating to Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue if you want to help them save pets in need.

Check out the video below to see another of Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue's rescue dogs!

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