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Adopt a Pet in Alexandria: Meet Onyx and Garnet, a Bonded Pair

Onyx and Garnet (Photo: AWLA)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Onyx and Garnet – each around one year old and 40-45 pounds – both arrived at the AWLA as found animals on the same day. However, the organization didn’t immediately realize they had a bond or even knew each other. What ALWA did know was they were both very scared.

The Behavior Team immediately began working on confidence and trust building. While Garnet started coming out of her shell, Onyx didn’t even want to leave his kennel. The team decided to reintroduce them.

When Onyx saw Garnet, a switch flipped. He was so excited to see Garnet and be around her. In a matter of minutes, the two were running around together in the yard, playing, and loving life. It was incredibly heartwarming to see them reconnect and realize the bond they clearly share.

Onyx and Garnet snuggle together in their kennel, play together in the yard, and even share food and treats. They are both very friendly, social, and playful. Because they are truly “better together,” AWLA knows they need to find a home as a bonded pair. This makes finding a home a bit more difficult, but they want to give it a shot! Two is better than one, right?!

Onyx and Garnet are a bonded pair. (Photo: AWLA)

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is located at 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Founded in 1946, the AWLA has supported and served as a resource for homeless animals. The organization remains an integral part of the community by providing opportunities for adoption, spay and neuter assistance, education, and outreach. To learn more, visit [SEE ALSO: Alexandria Changes Flood Mitigation Program Requirement]

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