Just one look at Molly and Pica, and it’s hard to believe that the inseparable pair of pooches was returned to the Burbank Animal Shelter after just three days.
But their story, including that of a pit bull that was returned after just one day, should serve as cautionary tale for anyone whose eyes may be larger than their lifestyle.
The life of a shelter dog is a — ahem — rough one. Thrust into a new environment surrounded by strange cellmates and an ever changing atmosphere, any semblance of a normal life, of routine, is quickly lost. It’s that sense of normalcy and calm — so quickly lost in a shelter — that can be hard to regain in a new home.