Photos: Bonded Dogs Rescued From North Central Shelter

The two dogs may look like an odd couple, but they've got a special bond.

Tiberius, a German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, and Jaeger, a chihuahua, may not seem like a perfect pair, but the odd couple has a special bond.

The two were recently surrendered by their owner at North Central Animal Shelter and were placed on Red Alert, meaning that if a new owner did not step forward soon, they would be euthanized.

On Thursday, the North Central released photos of the new dogs being reunited for the first time since arriving at the shelter. On Friday, North Central announced that the two dogs would be rescued, together, by Hounds of Hope, a non-profit dog rescue foundation dedicated to saving the lives of adoptable dogs that are about to be euthanized in the high kill shelters of Los Angeles.

Cerro Gordo November 30, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I'm glad they're getting rescued. Too bad for the many more that won't be. If anyone reading this is thinking of getting a dog, please head down to the North Central shelter first and check it out. You'll get a dog with all of it's shots and chipped for a fraction of what a "pure breed" would cost you from a breeder. Mixed breed dogs also have better immune systems, so less money on vet bills. I adopted two dogs from the North Central Shelter and they're awesome.
Art Meza November 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Definitely! My family and I have adopted four dogs from the NOC shelter.
El Cid November 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Heartfelt story! I'm so happy it worked out for the pair! I agree with Art and Cerro - adopt from the North Central Shelter.
The MOG November 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Please more upbeat stories like this! And don't forget our feline friends!
Anthea Raymond (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 05:24 AM
@Yay dogs.
frank van neutra lautner December 01, 2012 at 06:13 AM
I've walked through the entire North Central shelter where the dogs are kenneled and it made me weep.
La vie en rose December 01, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Great pictures.
Heather December 01, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Thank you Hounds of Hope rescue for taking in this two little angels. There are so many sweet little pups at the LA shelters that die every day..they are all waiting to be saved and are in those shelter kennels stressed, cold, scared and can't understand why they are there. Don't encourage backyard money hungry breeders by buying their animals online or on craigslist. Go straight to the shelter and save a precious animal there. They come neutered/spayed, with all of their shots and there are young, old, big, small and yes, even the shelters have pure bred dogs for those who think they are *better*.
Punk Attitude December 01, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Outreach around pet ownership in our community is really vital so this doesn't happen to animals. I am pleased these two babies were adopted. Upset they were just surrendered to a shelter. We really need pet ownership education.
Punk Attitude December 01, 2012 at 06:32 PM
And yes MOG - our felines need care too! Spaying and neutering to include the ferals.
ChickenBoyFan December 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Responsible pet ownership should be taught in the classroom. I also believe that before you obtain a license to own or breed any animal, you should have to take a written aptitude test, like we have to do when we get a license to drive. Backyard breeding should have heavy fines, along with the inability to own any animal, of any kind. I have been in the homes of fine people whom let their dog have litters one after another because they think puppies are soooo cute and fun. I'm told that they find them good homes, and that they don't sell them, but I'm skeptical. They aren't rich, and have very little income. I wonder, if they wonder, where the dogs ultimately end up. My guess is that a lot of them end up at the pound, due to ....... whatever. One of my biggest complaints is that people get puppies for the children as playthings. Then the kid treats the dog badly because they think it's a toy. They don't understand that the dog feels pain the way they do. If the dog fights back,(*see Chihuahua) as little dogs often end up doing, the parents blame the dog, and it gets punished, mentally damaged, and ultimately ends up at the pound, where Chihuahuas, and Pitbulls are the number one euthanized breeds here. Education is a must, and it should start with kids. BTW, dogs do NOT think like humans. Please don't expect them to. And THEY SHOULD NEVER BE HIT! Okay, My furry family are all angels because I'm reallyreallyreally kind, and loving to them. I get it all back in spades.
Cardinal Legends December 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I recently had to put my canine pal of over 14 years to sleep. I was devisated. But, having heard that the best way to get over the hurt of losing such an loving friend and buddy, is to go out and get another one. Altho I sort of felt like I was disrespecting my departed friend, I did go to the North Central Animal Shelter on Lacy St. and found another pet to help be get through my mourning period. Although I know I can never replace the magnificent pal I had, I seem to have found another gem from the rescue shelter. I'm in love again.....and I'm at preace that my prior pal has approved the deal. I so love my animals!
Michael H December 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
isn't it ironic that anyone anywhere any time can have a baby, but to adopt an animal you need to be educated.just saying.


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