Dogs Were About To Be Euthanized, But They Hug Each Other And Refuse To Let Go

In an ideal world, no dog would be homeless and every single one of them would have the perfect, loving home.

But in the sad reality we live in, millions of dogs suffer on the streets or in a shelter, and eventually end up dying or getting euthanized.

This is why the story of 2 abandoned dogs, Kala and Keira, becomes such a bitter pill to swallow. But fortunately, this one ends well!

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Saturday, October 3, 2015

When Kala the 10-month-old red Hound and Keira the 1-year-old Boxer ended up in a Georgia shelter called “Angels Among Us Pet Rescue”, they bonded instantly.

The shelter mates became inseparable sisters and they were truly happy together, at least for a while. Sadly, no one ever considered adopting them and they ended up on the kill list.

On the day of their scheduled euthanization, Kala and Keira had tapped into the dread in the atmosphere.

As the workers came to them with heavy hearts, the 2 terrified dogs hugged each other in their kennel and refused to let go.

They wanted to live, and were desperately begging for another chance. That’s when one of the shelter workers clicked their hugging picture and posted it on their social media.

Posted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Saturday, October 3, 2015

The sight of the 2 terrified dogs clinging to each other for comfort was enough to tug at people’s consciousness. Within a record 2 hours, a family came forward to foster Kala and Keira.

The duo not only escaped the kill list, but also found the best home together a few months later. Their new parents, Pam and Wendy, are 2 best friends and roommates just like them!

Posted by Kala & Keira Hugging Dogs on Sunday, November 1, 2015

While Kala and Keira found their happy ending in the most heartwarming manner, their story is a reminder to all of us about the importance of rescuing homeless dogs.

These kind souls have so much love to offer, and we must rescue them from the vicious cycle of rejections and kill lists.

Click the video below to watch how Kala and Keira’s heartbreaking hugging photo helped them find their happy ending.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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