This tale of canine immigration comes from The Arizona Republic.
2 dogs from Serbia seek home in Valley
The Arizona Republic
Koso and Duo have had a ruff life, so to speak.
The two golden retrievers are en route to Phoenix from war-torn Kosovo. The 18-month-old purebred pooches were removed from an abusive owner, and police hoped to train them to be part of their K-9 unit. The problem is, they didn’t make the cut.
Rather than sending Koso and Duo to a shelter where they would likely be euthanized, a worker with the United Nations bought the dogs plane tickets to Phoenix, where she knew that the folks at Rescue a Golden of Arizona would find a nice home for the two.
The dogs are set to arrive Monday.
Deb Orwig, president of the rescue group, said the goal is to keep the best friends in one home. Separating them is not an option.
“When a pair comes in to rescue we make every effort to keep them together,” Orwig said. “They have been through all kinds of traumatic events in their young lives.”
Since 1998, Rescue a Golden of Arizona has saved 1,700 dogs.