Getting a dog means welcoming a family member in your home. However, the sad reality is that many pet owners only have love and compassion for the animals while they are young and energetic, and once they grow older and are a bit more challenging to take care of, they cruelly abandon them.
The worst thing of all is that many don’t even make sure to place them at a shelter, but simply ditch them on the streets or like in the case with these two senior canines, at a Petco’s restroom.
An employee at the store could hear dog’s crying. Once she realized the sounds were coming from the bathroom, she rushed there and that’s when she spotted the poor animals, all scared and confused.
It was later reported how a couple entered the store earlier that day with the two dogs that were leashed but weren’t wearing any collars. When the store’s manager asked them why the dogs weren’t wearing any, they said how they forgot to take them and how they were leaving the place after they’d quickly grab some items.
UPDATE: These dogs were kept safe until rescue could come and get them. They are now with Poet Rescue group. If anyone…
The employees were willing to keep an eye on the dogs until the rescuers from P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue arrived at the store and took the dogs.
It is believed that the dogs were abandoned since no one returned to claim them. Their owners were apparently bad and inconsiderate people, so hopefully the new humans that would enter these doggies’ lives would be better people who would never even think of living their side.
The dogs were later named Marigold, who is believed to be around 10 years old, and Daffodil, who is around 7 or 8 years old.
Lauren Boesen from the P.O.E.T. rescue told WXYZ-TV how they believe the dogs were bred multiple times and were very close with one another so they really wanted not to separate them.
It has been reported that the dogs are still scared, but at least safe and warm. The employees are making sure they have a great time at the shelter and shower them with love. They are about to be evaluated by the vets and once the legal stray hold is up, they will get the medical care needed.
We can only hope that Marigold and Daffodil’s story is spread around so that more people learn about them which would hopefully help them find a forever home.
If you are interested in adopting the dogs or providing a foster home, you can contact the staff through the rescue’s site.