Two disabled dogs that were abandoned as puppies formed a close a bond when they were rescued by a California shelter, and now they've been adopted together.

Dillon, a blind 2-year-old border collie mix, was dropped off at a kennel and never picked up. Eve, a deaf Catahoula leopard dog mix with a missing eye, was found as a puppy by a postal worker on Christmas Eve.

Staff at Marley's Mutts in California were worried that the dogs' disabilities would prevent them from socializing, but the two quickly became inseparable.

When a woman came to the shelter to meet Eve this week, she realized she couldn't take one without the other and adopted Dillon as well.

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Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

Disabled shelter dogs adopted together
Shelter workers were surprised when the dogs formed a friendship and became inseparable.