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Two Stray Dogs Found Tied to a Pole Look Out for Each Other at Vet

 Two stray dogs that were found tied to a fence and starving have found their forever homes together.

Experiencing shared struggles often creates a robust bond between friends. That was the case with two neglected stray dogs found tied to a fence post in Southeast Portland, Oregon.

The two dogs were originally named Phillip and Dade but have since been renamed Biggie and Smalls by their new family.

Smalls, an eight-year-old white poodle mix, had extensive matted hair and vets were forced to shave his coat, while he also had dental issues.

Biggie, a six-year-old chocolate Great Dane mix, was under 50 pounds and severely emaciated.


It was evident to the veterinarian staff at Dove Lewis Animal Hospital that the 2 dogs look after one another deeply. When Biggie entered the ER , he looked for Smalls and reached up to the exam table to offer his buddy a “nose-to-nose” kiss.


“I get teary just brooding about Dade’s [Biggie’s] worried expression when he walked within the room trying to find Phillip [Smalls],” Lorri Schinderle, an assistant vet tech at DoveLewis, said during a news release. “They were so attached. you'll tell that they were meant to be together. Dade didn’t leave Phillip’s side, and he wouldn’t stop kissing him and loving him.”

“They were with great care worried about one another ,” said Dr. Becca Falender, “even once we separated them across the space .”

The dogs were treated then sent to Multnomah County Animal Services, where they were lucky to be adopted by a family that just knew they needed to remain together!

Their new mom, Jen says that Biggie has not only placed on more weight, but has found out the way to open the fridge! She says, “They are really sweet dogs and good listeners, once they want to be.”

“We were so hopeful that they might find a home together. It feels good to understand that we treated them, shaved years of mats off Smalls and gave them hope,” said Schinderle. “It makes me so happy to understand that somebody goes to like them and that they will have a replacement life together.”

Here’s a video taken survive their adoption day. They’re so excited to ascertain one another again and to be getting to their new home!