Cuddling Dogs Adopted After Photo Goes Viral

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A photograph of two canine brothers cuddling each other at an animal shelter went viral last week, leading to the dogs' adoption, according to Today.

Jeffrey and Jermaine are 8-month-old Pit Bull brothers. Jeffrey is blind, and Jermaine stays by Jeffrey's side at all times, guiding him around and taking care of him the best that he can.

The photo of the brothers, showing them lying down and holding each other, drew sympathy from people from all over the world, many of whom called the Operation Ava animal rescue in Philadelphia in hopes of adopting Jeffrey and Jermaine. The lucky folks who will be giving the dogs a home are couple Jonathan Hochman and Veronica McKee.

"I thought these are the cutest dogs I've ever seen," McKee told Today.

"I've never seen animals bond like this," Hochman said.

Hochman and McKee consulted a veterinary ophthalmologist to see if Jeffrey's eyesight could be restored to any degree. "[The vet] feels at this point the left eye is completely lost but the right eye does have vision. He's able to see silhouettes and tracks, and has some vision," Hochman said.

We're sure Jermaine will continue to guide Jeffrey around their big, new backyard. Hochman and Jermaine plan to bring the brothers home today.


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November 29 2013 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
p's pleasure

the photo is touching..dogs are amazing..they are smarter thanwe had thought in the past..i love how they protect one another..also protect babies and family members..i had a dog years ago that alerted us of house fire as he ran up and down the hall like crazy..i yelled to my sister, then i saw flashing light and glass breaking, we picked up our wonderful dog and got out of the house in time!! :) LOVE DOGS

November 26 2013 at 6:32 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Cheryl Jenkins Potte

I am so happy that they were adopted TOGETHER. If they were separated, I think they both would cry & whimper to be together again. God bless this couple & these 2 brothers. They now have a forever home. Congratulations!

November 26 2013 at 12:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Please keep us updated on how these two are doing in their new home!!! I want to reassure myself they are ok!

November 25 2013 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Colleen Bonaventure

I think what these people do is outstanding and it takes a lot to do this . some of the photos and videos they have shared takes my breathe away people could be so cruel but thank god for them and the people who reach out and take the challenged ones that's great and to all that have god bless and your special people good luck to all the animals and the ones that step up and do what you do...

November 25 2013 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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