Ruggles the tiny Shih-Tzu puppy was rescued from a puppy mill and then introduced to a new friend to signal a brand new beginning. His unlikely pal, Chompers the kitten, was found alone under a porch when she was only two days old. Watch as they meet each other for the first time in the video below. 🙂
Despite their rough starts to life, both Ruggles and Chompers are happy and healthy and were adopted into loving forever homes. Ruggles went on to become an official ambassador for the shelter that rescued him, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. He visits schools to help educate kids on shelter dogs and puppy mills. How sweet!
A note from YouTube on their adoptions: “For those wondering why they were not adopted together… that was the shelter’s original plan, but Chompers (true to her name!) became too rough with little Ruggles, and due to his health problems, it was determined that it was in both of the animals’ best interest to be adopted separately. They are both happy and very much loved!”