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Elderly Chihuahuas With Rough Past Need New Home

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Momo (L) and Kiwi (R) (Photo via MSPCA)

Momo (L) and Kiwi (R) (Photo via MSPCA)

BOSTON (CBS) – A pair of elderly Chihuahuas that had been confined to a bedroom their entire lives are looking for a new home after recently being surrendered to the MSPCA in Boston.

The MSPCA says Kiwi and Momo, both 11 years old, are up for adoption. They were turned over after their owners acquired a new puppy and no longer wanted them.

According to the MSPCA, the animals were kept in one bedroom for their entire lives, and were not even allowed to urinate outside. Despite a number of medical issues, officials say the dogs are generally friendly and well-behaved.

They are, however, facing some extensive medical treatment before they can be adopted.

“The only constant these dogs have ever had in life is each other’s company,” MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center manager Alyssa Krieger said in a news release. “Our primary goal is to ensure that they’re well and then place them into a home that will appreciate them.”

While they are shy and loyal to each other, both warm up to humans quickly, the MSPCA said.

“They’ve obviously not enjoyed an ideal home life but at the end of the day they’re incredibly good-natured dogs and deserve a wonderful home,” Krieger said. “We’ll ensure they get that.”

Anybody interested in adopting the dogs can contact the MSPCA at adoption@mspca.org.

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