It seems that the age-old saying “fighting like cats and dogs” has been dispelled by a pair of adorable little friends at an animal shelter.
Ruggles and Chompers both had a rough start in life, but they couldn’t be happier now! Ruggles, the smallest Shih Tzu puppy you’ll ever see, was rescued from a puppy mill last year. Chompers — his feline friend — was found alone under a porch when she was only two days old. After being rescued, the two became fast friends.
What’s even more heartwarming about this story is that the two furry friends have already found forever homes. Even though it was everyone’s hope that the pair could be adopted together, it sadly wasn’t possible, since Chompers (true to her name) became a bit too rough with little Ruggles. Due to his health problems, it was determined that it’d be best for them to be adopted separately. Separation aside, both of them are happy and very much loved!
Ruggles was also made the official ambassador for the Cherokee County Animal Shelter — the shelter that rescued him from that dreadful puppy mill. He and his human have been busy visiting local schools to educate kids on puppy mills and animal adoption.