Inseparable pair of rescue dogs looking for a way to stay together forever; ITV News Meridian
A pair of rescue dogs that first crossed paths when they were both brought to Old Windsor in Battersea earlier this year have become so inseparable that association staff are now on the hunt of a loving home to go together.
Seven-year-old Greyhound Coral arrived at the Berkshire rescue in January when her elderly owner could no longer care for her.
Coral had been to Battersea several years earlier, and she found the return to the kennel stressful, so center director Kaye Mughal offered her a foster family.
A few weeks later, nine-year-old Saluki, TJ, was returned to the association following a change in his family’s circumstances. As a very nervous dog, the staff decided to see if having their own emotional support dog would help build their confidence. So he was sent to Kaye and Coral.
It fell in love with the couple thanks to their mutual love of fitness (running in the garden and scenic walks) and mindfulness (long afternoon naps together).
Kaye said: “In Battersea we see a lot of the dogs in our care befriending each other on walks or at play, but rarely, if ever, have we seen such a strong bond. develop between two of our residents. It has been so special to watch the two dogs gain confidence in their company, especially TJ who has truly come out of his shell since Coral came into his life. They are an incredibly sweet couple and deserve to live happily ever after, together, in a loving home. “
Rescue staff ideally search for potential owners who have taken care of a nervous dog before, as TJ will always be a sensitive soul and know what to expect from owning a greyhound (or two).
The canine couple’s dream house would be a nice, quiet place, with a decent-sized garden where they could spend their days continuing before curling up together.
Kaye added, “Accepting a new pet is a big responsibility, so adding two to your family at the same time is a huge commitment and, naturally, not for everyone. However, we are convinced that the right new owners are here. We encourage anyone with experience in greyhound care and time to devote to our dynamic duo to register with our placement team. Until then, I’m more than happy that the lovebirds continue to stay with me – watching their love blossom has been a truly wonderful thing to see.
The charity has no time limit on an animal’s stay and the animal will remain in its care until the right home can be found for it.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for greyhounds like this “pair” to wait longer than most breeds to find a new home.