Shelter Holds Wedding for Bonded Dogs

April Livingston | March 7th, 2019

A pair of dogs named Jack and Diane have been through so much together. The dogs, who are seniors, were recently found together in a cemetary in Maine. After being rescued, they found their way to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society and no one ever found their owners or came forward to claim them. So, the pair has been at the shelter together for 6 months. They are so happy to be safe and to be together, but Jack who is ten and Diane who is seven would love nothing more than a forever home—together. The shelter decided to do something special for the dogs recently and held a marriage ceremony. The two dogs must be adopted together, so why not make it official for the loving pair?

The shelter staff had been joking that the dogs were like an old married couple, and that gave them a great idea: a marriage would be a great way to promote them and hopefully find a home for the dogs. So, the staff decorated the shelter with flowers and wedding décor and even rolled out a carpet for the aisle. Diane had a dressing room where she donned a veil and flower collar. Jack wore a bow tie and waited for her at the makeshift altar. Diane then walked down the aisle, but Jack was so excited that he ran to meet her. A staff member said a few words about the dogs and the guests took photos of them.

Kennebec Valley Humane Society//Facebook
Kennebec Valley Humane Society//Facebook
Kennebec Valley Humane Society//Facebook
Kennebec Valley Humane Society//Facebook
Kennebec Valley Humane Society//Facebook
Kennebec Valley Humane Society//Facebook

Instead of saying “I do,” the dogs gave kisses to the staff and enjoyed a reception afterwards with pizza for humans and pepperoni slices for the dogs. Jack and Diane are a bonded pair and must be adopted together—but the shelter will help with someone out of state who wants to adopt them. They must be the only dogs in the home, and would love a place with warm, comfortable beds and plenty of treats.

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