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The unwanted 'odd couple' who happen to be the best of friends

Best of friends need a home together
Best of friends need a home together
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It is a mystery why two, uber cute dogs at the Montgomery County Animal Control in Christiansburg, Va., remain homeless.

Odd couple - best of friends
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The odd couple, who also happen to be the best of friends, have been impounded at the facility for weeks - they have been promoted via Facebook and previously in a National Dog News article. Unfortunately, despite their undeniable "cute" factor, they continue to remain homeless.

The small Chihuahua, and his larger pit bull buddy, were picked up earlier this summer by a good Samaritan - it was apparent from the start that the duo was deeply bonded to one another. The darling friends would make some lucky guardian an "instant family."

Marilyn Wheaton, who works at the facility described the dogs to the National Dog News Examiner:

When Kip is out by himself, he's a typical Chihuahua in a shelter environment - nervous, unsure about new people, and not particularly pleased about being on the leash. When Fawn is out alone she is friendly with everyone, but shy and unsure of herself - doing a lot of crawling on her belly.

When the pair are out together, however, they are completely different. They start running around and playing with each other and the people they are with. Kip suddenly becomes friendly with everyone, if still a little shy for the first minute or so. He doesn't mind the leash anymore if it means he gets to walk with his best buddy.

Fawn becomes exuberantly happy and turns into a big puppy. Her only flaw is that sometimes she gets a little too excited and gets a little mouthy and jumpy. Kip has learned to tuck and roll when Fawn goes charging past him and he thinks it's hilarious, so the two play great together. Both are very well-behaved on the leash for walks together.

The facility would love to see Kip and Fawn join a home together, given their beautiful friendship and obvious enjoyment with one another's company.

Wheaton noted the following about rescue and/or adoption:

With unaltered dogs, we can only adopt to our own county (Montgomery) and the surrounding counties. The shelter is very rescue-friendly, however, and we can transfer dogs to any reputable rescue with a 501(c)3.

Find the Petfinder biography for these dogs here.

Inquiries can be emailed to: bigpaws4us@gmail.com

Facebook thread here.

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