Rescue Me Tampa, a Florida dog shelter, turned to social media in their hour of need.Not their need, but the genuine and heartbreaking need of two very special puppies.Maggie and Ollie were two bonded bully breed dogs surrendered to the shelter by their owners… due to the arrival of a new baby.It is not uncommon for families to abandon their furry friends when family dynamics change, but dogs suffer greatly as a result.The bonded couple was separated, which added to their emotional turmoil.
Rescue Me Tampa pleaded with its supporters: “It’s so sad that these two aren’t even housed together!!They have no idea how they deserved this.It simply breaks my heart.They had spent their entire lives together!!!”They also stated: “Please think about these two together.They had just lost everything they knew and cared about.Although they are not kenneled together or listed as bonded, they have lived together since they were puppies, so they are BONDED in our opinion!!”
The 6-year-old pups were in a terrible and desperate situation.
Three days later, the shelter’s Facebook page joyfully announced:Maggie and Ollie were adopted!!!!Maggie has already left the building, and Ollie is being screened…We’ll keep you updated when Ollie returns to be reunited with Maggie….Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Their hero was none other than famous actor Dave Bautista!When he brought the puppies home, he took to Instagram to brag about his new family members.He stated that they required him and that he required them.
These precious babies were neglected and abused for the first six years of their lives.And now they will be spoiled and loved for the rest of their lives.I will be eternally grateful to the incredible animal lovers… in Tampa who worked tirelessly to keep them safe, find them a home, and, most importantly, keep these two together.
Gentlemen and ladies I’d like to introduce you to Maggie and Ollie Bautista.He has an amazing heart for animals, but I think what is even more beautiful about how he connects with pit bulls is that it’s just such a seamless, loving, humble way that he reaches out to dogs and he really connects,” Lisa Bricker, the director of development at Frankie’s Friends, a charitable pet foundation, told TODAY.
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor is reportedly spoiling them with ‘tempurpedic dog beds’ and ‘doggy doors everywhere’ in Bautista’s ‘huge, gated property’.
Dave Bautista’s I was overjoyed to learn that you had adopted both dogs.Wow, you have a huge heart!Thank you for caring about animals. Michelle –
Bautista is living the good life with his two very good and very deserving dogs while the Internet sings his praises.That is such a good story; I love how it ends with them being reunited, and what a wonderful person Dave is to do something so completely amazing.
Congratulation to the new family! Can you imagine trading in your pups for a baby? Let us know in the comments what you think!