Senior Dogs Seeking New Home After Being Abandoned by Owners Inside Petco Bathroom

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Two senior dogs need a new home after being found abandoned inside a restroom at Petco in Allen Park, Michigan.

Nobody knows for certain why these two older dogs were abandoned, but animal welfare workers are hopeful they will find love and care in a new forever home.

On March 2, two people were seen inside the Allen Park Petco with two dogs who were leashed but not wearing collars.

Julie Sly, who was shopping at the store, said she noticed an employee telling the couple their dogs needed to be wearing collars, and the pair replied they had forgotten them.

They just needed to pick up a few items for the dogs, the couple said, and walked to the back of the store where the dog food was sold.

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Later that evening, an employee heard the sound of dogs crying and walked into the bathroom to find the two dogs alone, locked inside.

“This just makes me sick that someone could be so heartless to two sweet dogs,” Sly wrote on Facebook.

The dogs were kept safe at Petco and later moved to P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue before being placed in emergency foster care.

The animal rescue staff can only speculate as to why the dogs were abandoned.

They have given the dogs names, and estimate that Marigold is between 10 to 12 years old and Daffodil is 7 or 8.

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“They also look like they’ve been bred multiple times, just by the condition of how they look,” Lauren Boesen with P.O.E.T. rescue told WXYZ-TV.

“They do appear bonded,” Boesen said, “so we would like them to be kept together.”

On March 4, P.O.E.T. Rescue gave an update on the dogs, writing, “They are scared and confused but they are safe and warm. They are getting spoiled by all of our fabulous volunteers.”

“They will be evaluated by our vets, and once the legal stray hold is up we will get them whatever medical care they require.”

People interested in long-term foster care or adoption may formally apply online through the rescue’s website.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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