They’re also both 8 years old, so hardly the adorable puppies many folks are clamoring for. They’ve been adopted. “With this pair, they had all of these strikes against them.”
“It was like those dogs had lived with children their whole life,” says Hamilton. The dogs were, as well. “We know that there’s the perfect family for every dog or cat.”
And it wasn’t just the humans who were thrilled when the Wilsons arrived. “That moment. Together.
It was as if he was saying, “‘Hey, I’m still here!’” says Hamilton.
. And any reservations that anyone might have had about a blind rat terrier and his favorite pit bull becoming part of a noisy, busy family were immediately gone. That big, big happy moment.
Jodi Hamilton, spokeswoman for Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control in Indiana, says these two had more than a little downside after being brought to the shelter in February by an owner who’d lost his job.
Their breeds, for one, aren’t everyone’s favorite.
“Something’s got to happen because this isn’t good for the dogs anymore,” Hamilton says she thought.
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“We saw them on the news,” says Chris Wilson, who, with his wife and eight kids, decided more or less on the spot that they’d adopt the pair.
A pit bull named Hercules and his best friend Muellas, a blind rat terrier, have beaten some remarkable odds. And Muellas would follow Hercules around, right at his hind leg; Hercules, in turn, would stop periodically to push his nose into Muellas’ little body, to make sure he knew that his bodyguard was still on duty.
“We didn’t do wrong by getting these dogs,” he says. And after more than a month in the shelter, the dogs were showing signs of stress. “It’s like they’ve always been here.”
“The fact that they have to go together, and one of them’s blind,” hampered their chances, says Hamilton.
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“I swear to god they were smiling.
Wilson tells The Huffington Post that Muellas is still keeping close to Hercules, Hercules is still looking out for his tiny buddy, and everyone is still smiling. They were getting grumpier and more territorial.
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But as of late March, there were no leads on a family to take them in. They’d sleep together, for example. I know that I saw it,” Hamilton says. This is why we do it.”
Hercules and Muellas became well-loved around the shelter, where staff and volunteers were charmed at the way they stuck close.
The kids and the dogs got on famously, from the first second. “We’d been wanting a dog for a while.”
Wilson, his wife, and the four youngest children went to the shelter the next day