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Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

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MsSissy
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Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

Two stray dogs met on the streets of Terre Haute and fell in love. Ben, a 4.5 year old mixed breed and Jade, a 1-year-old German Shepherd mix were well known in the Indiana community. Good Samaritans made sure the pair had food, but when Jade became pregnant last summer, the Terre Haute Humane Society caught them and brought them to the shelter.

The bonded pair were kept together and when Jade had her puppies, she stayed in a foster home until the puppies could be adopted out. The new mother and father were reunited back at the shelter until Courtney and Jason Lawler decided they wanted to adopt Ben.

They had him for about three weeks when he ran away to find his beloved mate. He trekked 10 miles through freezing cold until he found his way back to Jade at the shelter a day later.

Although Ben clearly wanted to reunite with Jade, he also knew the shelter workers wanted to catch him and were using Jade to lure him out, Kali Skinner, of the Humane Society, explained to the Tribune Star.

On one occasion, Ben caught sight of Jade on the other side of a fence and ran over to her and kissed her through the fencing.

After a few more attempts, shelter staff managed to catch the evasive Ben and reunite him with Jade. When the bonded pair saw each other, they were overjoyed. When Courtney and Jason learned what Ben had done, they knew then that Jade had to become part of their family too. "He'd keep getting loose if we took him and not her," Courtney told NBC2 News.

Ben and Jade "want to be together" said Debbie Floyd, president of the Humane Society board. "There hasn’t been a lot of human love in their lives. They found love with each other and that what’s make them happy…Hopefully, they will live their lives happily ever after."


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Posted 10/21/13 4:46 PM
 
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Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

Such a sweet story. So happy they will be together.

Posted 10/21/13 6:34 PM
 

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They look alike to me. Such a sweet story.Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/21/13 8:36 PM
 

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Soooooooo glad they adopted them together. You can't fight true love! Chat Icon

Posted 10/22/13 9:35 AM
 

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Oh my God, this is so sweet Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

I love this story.

Posted 10/22/13 11:57 AM
 

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That is the sweetest story I've read in a long time. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/22/13 12:39 PM
 

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That is the sweetest story I've read in a long time. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

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Posted 10/22/13 12:51 PM
 

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I'm soooo glad they are together! How sweet!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/22/13 12:59 PM
 

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Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

Aww, great for the parents that they adopted both together.

Posted 10/22/13 1:39 PM
 

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The red dog looks almost exactly like my pup!

Posted 10/22/13 8:40 PM
 

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Posted 10/25/13 3:34 PM
 

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Aww, they are gorgeous. So nice to hear a happy ending. What wonderful people to adopt both of them.

Posted 10/26/13 4:10 AM
 

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Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
I wish they could've kept their puppies too...since they're a committed couple!
Does anyone else find it really sad that puppies are removed from their parents? I know it's for practical reasons but still makes me sad for them.

Posted 10/29/13 11:21 AM
 

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Does anyone else find it really sad that puppies are removed from their parents? I know it's for practical reasons but still makes me sad for them.



Yes. I always thought it was sad.Chat Icon

Posted 10/30/13 2:30 PM
 

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Re: Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

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Posted by Smiles111
Does anyone else find it really sad that puppies are removed from their parents? I know it's for practical reasons but still makes me sad for them.



Yes. I always thought it was sad.Chat Icon



I do too. I still wonder if my dog misses her parents & siblings, or remembers/thinks of them!

What a great story, and what beautiful dogs Chat Icon

Posted 11/1/13 8:21 AM
 

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Re: Adopted dog treks 10 miles in freezing cold back to shelter to be with his beloved mate

Posted by Smiles111

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
I wish they could've kept their puppies too...since they're a committed couple!
Does anyone else find it really sad that puppies are removed from their parents? I know it's for practical reasons but still makes me sad for them.




The dog I adopted turned out she was pregnant. Actually around the 8 week mark, the mom starts to ignore the babys. she wont let them nurse, avoids them. it's the strangest thing to watch nature take it's course.

in the beginning, she wouldnt let you near them. if you took them out, she'd come and take them back.
by 8 weeks, she kinda abandons them. that was sad, the puppies were crying for her, and she didnt want to be with them.

Posted 11/1/13 12:27 PM
 
 
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