Two Dogs Meet at a Hospital and Become Best Friends


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Olaf was surrendered to an NYC shelter just before Christmas, and little Mariah was abandoned in a parking lot.  Both needed emergency treatment, but what they got was so much more!

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A venomous snakebite left Olaf’s family unable to care for him, so they sadly had to surrender him to a shelter.  But he needed intensive care, and was sent to Second Chance Rescue.  They brought him to an animal hospital for surgery, and that’s where he met Mariah.

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On Christmas Eve, Second Chance found six-week-old Mariah, not even ready to leave her mother, dumped in a parking lot.  She was covered in her own feces and slowly freezing to death.  Even after a couple days in the hospital, her tiny body was struggling to maintain a steady temperature.  It seemed that what she needed even more than medical care was a friend.

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Like all Mastiffs, Olaf is a big guy, but he is also just a big baby.  The one-year-old boy was in a scary and unfamiliar place, and needed some TLC.  They are being well taken care of, but even better, they’re taking care of each other.

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Hopefully they will soon be healthy enough for adoption – perhaps to a home together!  If you’re interested in either or both, please contact Second Chance Rescue.

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