Senior Dogs Adopted After Beloved East Village Resident Passes Away
Senior Dogs Adopted After Beloved East Village Resident Passes Away

When beloved 12th Street resident Chile recently passed away, the East Village community rallied together to find his two senior dogs a new home. The two dogs, Diego and Dante, were left in the care of a neighbor until reps from Animal Haven, the nonprofit animal shelter, took the dogs in on Nov. 27.

The neighbors rallied to keep the pups together following Chile's death.

Animal Haven shared a post on Instagram, hoping to find them a new “fur-ever” home. At the time, the organization wrote:

“Chile was one of those kind individuals who knew everyone on East 12th Street and, in turn, the neighborhood also cared for his beloved senior dogs, Dante and Diego. The threesome would sit together on a local bench welcoming neighbors home from a long workday. Together, they were unique characters that made the East Village welcoming and a true neighborhood. So it's no surprise that everyone came together soon after Chile's passing to make sure the dogs were safe and a call was made to Animal Haven for help.”

(Photo Credit: Animal Haven via Instagram

The non-profit continued, “While they are no longer young dogs, both have a lot of love to give and a lot of life to live. Animal Haven can't wait to find them a home together.”

On Dec. 4th, Animal Haven shared the happy update that Diego and Dante have been adopted… together.

Animal Haven shared the adoption story on Instagram:

"The couple recently had to say goodbye to their senior lab. As lifelong dog lovers, their home was empty and quiet, and they decided it was time for a new addition. They came to Animal Haven looking for a new puppy, but after seeing Dante and Diego and hearing their story, they knew in their hearts that those old souls were the dogs for them. It was fate."


(Photo Credit: Animal Haven via Instagram

Dante and Diego are now happily home, less than one week after Chile’s passing.

"This is what we dream of for all of our animals," said Jenny Coffey, Animal Haven's director of community engagement, who facilitated the rescue.
Written by: Amber James

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