A dog who was about to be adopted refused to abandon her best friend

Lucy and Sully are two of the most devoted people you’ll ever meet.They met at a shelter and quickly became fast friends, even sharing a foster home.
When a woman was looking to adopt Lucy, it was made clear that these two were a package deal, so she adopted both!

Their histories are largely unknown.
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Lucy was a few years old when she came to the shelter, and Sully was just a puppy when he arrived.
They clicked, and Lucy adored Sully as if he were her own son.

Alaina Brinton said goodbye to her senior dog seven years ago, and she was ready to open her heart to someone new a few months later.
Lucy piqued her interest, so she called the shelter to arrange a meeting.

Brinton told The Dodo, “I saw a picture of Lucy at my local humane society and just had to meet her.”
“When I called, they said she’d been fostered with another dog and that they’d like me to meet her buddy as well.”
I figured there was no harm in seeing both.”

She hadn’t planned on getting two dogs, but she saw how close Lucy and Sully were and knew they’d be heartbroken if they weren’t together.
This wasn’t really a problem because Brinton was also smitten by Sully after meeting him.

“I fell head over heels in love right away.”
Besides, it was clear that Sully was looking to Lucy to show him what was and wasn’t okay, and I wouldn’t have had the heart to separate them.”

Both dogs were nervous in their new home and relied heavily on each other to get through the frightening transition.

“They fed off of each other’s growing comfort in the same way they fed off of each other’s excitement,” Brinton explained.
“They settled in together, and figured out the new routine like a team. It was perfect, and I believe it made the transition much easier for each of them because of the other’s company.”

They’ve been adopted for seven years, and their love is still going strong.
These two do everything together in their Kentucky home, whether it’s playing, lounging, or snoozing.

“They’ll be buddies for life.”
Lucy will give Sully a couple of licks on the forehead whenever they’re settling in together, and he just looks so happy.”

When they go to the dog park and Sully wants to run around, they aren’t connected at the tail.
Even so, they are never separated for more than a few minutes at a time.

“Sully will come back and check on Lucy every couple of minutes or so while he’s roaming around the dog park,” Brinton said.
“He says hello, walks with her for a few moments, and then he’s gone.”
“She doesn’t appear to mind.”
Lucy recently escaped and went missing.
Fortunately she wasn’t gone too long, and funnily enough, she walked herself right to the shelter! Stranger still was the fact that Sully had not joined her!
So they don’t appear to do everything together.