10/02/2012 12:06 EDT | Updated 12/01/2012 05:12 EST

Adopt-a-HuffPet: Why Two Dogs Are Better Than One


In Canadian rescue groups, we often come across special pairs of dogs seeking a new home together. These "bonded pairs" come from families whose primary caregiver's circumstances have changed, and the pair is left to the mercy of society.

Bonded dogs share truly exceptional emotional ties and communication patterns. They look to, and count on each other for company, comfort, stress relief, exercise, shared play, social signals, coping skills and trust building. They develop routines with each other -- often, very funny ones! Because they share so much "insider info" with each other, and have become "two sides of the same coin," they need to remain together.

Bonded pairs bring special benefits to their new families. Out of the shelter, they blossom once again in stable, loving environments, and their individual personalities begin to emerge. The adjustment is eased by the continuity of still having each other for comfort and play! In turn, this gives their new family the freedom to leave them alone in confidence.

If you have room in your home and your hearts, and are open to the experience of a lifetime, make an inquiry about any of the enclosed pairs. They will reward you with a lifetime of love and laughs!

Check out some of the dynamic duos (and one trio!) seeking their new BFFs:

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