2 Beagles Share Special Bond at Dothan Animal Shelter

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

It’s been a ruff couple of weeks for Beagles penny and sonny.

“Both came in together a week ago today.” Dothan Police Sergeant Adrianne Woodruff said.

They were dropped off at the Dothan Animal Shelter.
But that's not the only hardship they've faced.
Penny is almost completely blind.

“She does have cataracts.” Woodruff said.

Even more unusual, Woodruff says sonny has taken on the role as a guide dog for penny.
A kind of relationship you don't see often between animals.

“I think she would be lost without him because she does follow him around where he goes she goes. “
Woodruff said.

Penny follows sonny around by relying on her strongest sense...scent

“She might get a few feet away from him but then she starts whining and looking for him. She puts that nose in the air trying to smell him out.” Woodruff said.

If penny senses sonny getting too far away, she lets out a little whimper, and he comes right back to her.
A perfect pair, waiting to go to the perfect home, and hopefully together.

“We already know they get along really well together, and appear they’ve been together for an extremely long time. There’s not going to be any break in period so they’re good to go they’re ready to go together.” Woodruff said.

Woodruff hopes there's a family out there that can turn the dogs' challenging lives into a paw-sitive one.
The pair has another week and a half before they're euthanized.
Woodruff says if you think Sonny and Penny would be the perfect addition to your family, you can stop by the shelter Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

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