The Warwick Valley Humane Society is searching for adopters for two sets of bonded dogs.
Chihuahuas Lima Bean and Chick Pea were found running around the Warwick Town Park unattended last summer (or were they?) and brought to the shelter.
“It was odd that they were friendly to the person, because that was not the case after that person left,” reported WVHS President Suzyn Barron. “Sometimes we just don’t know whether we’re getting the whole truth. This person had no problem touching them, but they were very shy and timid when they first came in, backing up, barking, eyeballs popping out of their heads. This is what gives us pause to maybe the person knew these dogs.”
Lima Bean, about 5 years old, may be the mother to Chick Pea, about 2 years old. Lima Bean is outgoing, but Chick Pea is more nervous and needs a patient owner and time to warm up to new people. They are healthy and great alert dogs. They need an adult-only home together.
“They absolutely look to each other for comfort and joy, so how could we separate them?” said Barron.
Madison, a 12-year-old spayed shepherd-collie mix; Sadie, a 7-year-old beagle mix; and Girlie, a 20-plus year-old long-haired black and white cat, were surrendered in March.
“They eventually lost their home to foreclosure,” said Barron, “but were not living in sanitary conditions for a long time.”
Madison spent most of her time outside but was described as sweet, friendly, cuddly, OK with kids and wants to be a lapdog.
Sadie used wee-wee pads inside. She was described as energetic, likes to play and cuddle, is OK with kids but is shy with new people.
Cantankerous Girlie can be won over with treats. She came in with a wound down her spine which Barron believes was caused when her former owner tried to shave her mats. As such, it is difficult to remove them, as she needs to be restrained and can only take so much at her advanced age.
She's cranky in her cage, but Barron believes she will be a different cat in a home environment. She is used to dogs and would probably keep her distance from other cats. She likes to look out of windows.
While Girlie can be adopted by herself, Madison and Sadie need a home together.
“They are an odd couple but love being around each other,” said Barron. “Sadie doesn't want to share Madison with another dog. Madison is less demanding. Finding them a home together would be ideal, but not everyone would be willing to take on an older dog like sweet Madison. We can still try and hope for the best.”