Meet Hugs and Kisses. These two little dogs were picked up as strays by animal control officers on Monday, March 14th, 2011. They were taken to the local county pound and scanned, but no microchip was found in either dog. The frightened pups were put together in kennel 61 at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Mesa, Arizona where they would spend the next 72 hours waiting to be claimed by a tearful owner. Sadly, that did not happen.
The dogs, named #2986470 and #2986468 came into the shelter looking like complete messes. Their fur was so long and matted, that it was difficult to locate their faces. It was clear that the sweet dogs had been neglected for awhile in terms of every day care and grooming. The three-day hold period expired but luckily the dogs did not. Their adorable temperaments got them through the evaluation process and they were deemed adoptable. So on Friday, March 18th the twosome was placed up for adoption.
#2986470 was labeled as a five- year old Shih Tzu mix and taken to the clinic to be spayed. #2986468 was labeled as a seven- year old Shih Tzu mix and was also spayed on the same day. Both dogs were now ready to leave the shelter and spend the rest of their lives in the comfort of a caring home. However, they were still so disheveled and sad. After spending approximately twenty minutes with each little dog, I was able to give them somewhat of a normal appearance with my amateur grooming hands. At the very least, two things happened. Their precious faces were revealed and their amazingly wonderful personalities came out. I received more affection from these two than I could imagine. It seemed they were so grateful to be cared for and loved, even for just a few minutes away from the cold, scary, loud, lonely kennel. I instantly fell in love with this adorable pair and named them Hugs and Kisses.
Are you ready to adopt a small, loyal, friendly, affectionate, fun, playful and lovable dog? You couldn’t go wrong with either one. Even better, how about taking them as a package deal? They are at 2630 West 8th Street in Mesa, Arizona 85201. Hours to visit these cuties are daily from 11:00-5:30 except Thursdays. If you want to ensure they are still there before heading down, call 602-506-PETS and give their identification numbers above. Take a look at my slideshow to see some of their photos. If you do meet these girls and decide to give them a forever home, please let me know!
Please license (by law), spay & neuter, tag with a current phone number, and microchip your pets. Feel free to share this article via your Facebook, Twitter or E-Mail account. As always, thanks for reading, and be sure to check out all my articles to see more animals in need and ways to help.