Star and Denver share a very strong bond that will last them a lifetime. The two pups were found in Louisiana alongside their mother and their six siblings by a couple who happened to be out on a walk. The big family had been ᴄʀᴜᴇʟʟʏ and ᴜɴᴄᴇʀᴇᴍᴏɴɪᴏᴜsʟʏ ᴅᴜᴍᴘᴇᴅ by some unknown person and left to fend for themselves. If it wasn’t for the kind couple who, after finding them, ended up fostering the entire family until the puppies were ᴡᴇᴀɴᴇᴅ, they might not have sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ.
When the pups had finished ɴᴜʀsɪɴɢ, they were taken in by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego who set out to find them their forever homes. Jackie Kelleher, social media manager at the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) said: “When Star seems ʟᴏsᴛ, Denver will run over to her and check in with her. They like to play with each other, play tumble, play with rope toys and chew on stuffed toys.”
Six of the eight puppies have now found and joined their new families, but Star and Denver are still looking. The pair can only be adopted together – and for good reason. Star happens to be ᴅᴇᴀꜰ and mostly ʙʟɪɴᴅ, and Denver has become her constant guide and protector. He’s constantly looking after his sister and making sure that she’s safe and doing okay. Denver is always ᴠɪɢɪʟᴀɴᴛ when it comes to his sister, making sure she knows he’s nearby. Kelleher said: “He does this by nudging her. Star can also smell him and if she is ʟᴏsᴛ, she will move around the room until she runs into him.”
Thanks to Denver, Star can play and enjoy life much like any other pup. They play and ᴛᴜssʟᴇ together, explore their surroundings and simply have a lot of fun. Now, the ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ is hoping to find someone, preferably local, who can give these pups the care and attention they need. Star loves her independence and mostly seems unaware of her special needs — as long as her brother is there to protect her. Kelleher said: “When she moves to a new location, she moves very slowly putting one paw out cautiously in front of the other and she ‘maps’ out the area around her. Denver will always be ᴠɪɢɪʟᴀɴᴛ of her needs even while they are around humans.”