A tail-wagging tale of true love is unfolding at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Milo and Dixie, 5-year old Basset Hounds, are supporting each other through tough times and demonstrating the true meaning of unconditional love.

When these bonded hounds were surrendered to the HSSA, they both had some serious medical problems. Although Dixie rebounded from surgery to correct her cherry eyes, bad teeth and previous wounds, Milo suffered from advanced glaucoma. After trying unsuccessfully to save vision in his remaining eye, the HSSA had to remove both of Milo's painful eyes.

Despite her own discomfort, Dixie doted on Milo around the clock in a foster home. They were inseperable as Dixie guided Milo through their temporary home, helped him with everyday tasks and made sure he felt safe with a familiar friend. Whenever they were seperated, Milo and Dixie would howl and cry until reunited.

Following weeks of recovery, Milo and Dixie are now healthy and happy. Milo navigates with ease thanks to his faithful companion, and Dixie finds comfort with the love of her life. The HSSA says that these bonded Bassets must go together and are searching for an adopter willing to open heart and home to two wonderful dogs in need.

Those interested in adopting this adorable duo are encouraged to call the Humane Society of Southern Arizona at (520) 327-6088 or visit the main shelter at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

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