YAKIMA, Wash. — When three Dachshunds were dumped into a mans backyard last month, it was unclear what the future had in store for them. The man contacted the Marion County Animal shelter who picked them up and then transferred them to local dog rescue, Salem Dogs, who would embark on the journey of finding them forever homes. While they quickly learned that one of the dogs was in perfect health and saw him get adopted, they soon realized that it may be a struggle to find forever homes for the other two.
The pair Hilda and Herbie, aged four and five, were not only bonded but Herbie also relied on Hilda to get around, as he had trouble seeing. Shelter staff member Diane Young revealed, “We believe [Herbie] sees some shadow and movement, but Hilda shepherds him around and protects him, and we knew immediately they needed to be adopted as a pair.” Shortly after, the shelter posted the two of them online in hopes that someone would open up their home to the both of them.
Sure enough a couple who lived nine hours away, took notice of Herbie and Hilda, and made the drive to offer them a permanent home. Upon meeting the two dogs, John and Dorothy Sinnar instantly fell in love with them and the four of them became one big happy family. While initially Hilda acted protective over Herbie, she has since warmed up to the couple and both dogs now love to be held.