UPDATE: Chihuahua protects sick German Shepherd; adopted together


Update 10/16 11:21 a.m.: Jefe and Jericho have a new home -- together. They were adopted late last week by a woman named Constance, who, according to the Humane Society, understands Jerico’s Valley Fever and will be able to care for him.

Original story: Unlikely friends are going to need a “fur”-ever home together.

Meet Jefe the Chihuahua and Jericho the German Shepherd. They’re both hopefully temporary residents at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix.

Jericho is living with Valley Fever. It’s an infection that is caused by a fungus that is found in soil.

Jefe now sticks by Jericho’s side, helping him get better.

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Workers at the humane society are trying to get a single permanent home for the unlikely pair.

For more information, potential adoptive families are being asked to call the shelter’s Alternative Placement team at 602-997-7585 ext. 2156


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