Animals that share a bond and have to be adopted together are called “best buddies” at the Arizona Humane Society.
No two animals at the shelter exhibit what it means to be best buddies better than Jefe, a chihuahua, and Jericho, a German shepherd.
The two have been companions for some time after meeting each other at the human society.
The word ‘jefe’ is a Spanish word that translates to ‘boss’ in English and, for the relationship that the two dogs have, it certainly fits.
Jefe is more energetic and loves to play, jump for treats and use Jericho as his personal fur bed when they sleep together in the kennel they share.
“Jefe is kind of bossy,” Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Ashleigh Goebel said. “But Jericho is so gentle with him when they play.”
Jericho is much more reserved, sits politely for his treats, and lets Jefe be the “boss” of their relationship. Jericho also suffers from Valley Fever.
While their temperaments are different, opposites definitely attract in this scenario.
“I think dogs are a lot like people, in the sense that they like some dogs and don’t like other dogs,” Goebel said. “I don’t think size really matters to them. They look past each other’s differences.”
The two of them have a bond that they developed from day one.
“We’d love to see them get into a home,” Goebel said. “They would love a place with a big yard and someone who could take them for walks.”
Jefe and Jericho are up for adoption at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope facility at 9226 N. 13th Ave. in Phoenix.
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