Two local Chihuahuas adopted together

PHOENIX, Ore. — Two local Chihuahuas, Duke and Wiggles have been adopted.

You might remember the pair from a story Tuesday on NBC5 News. They were surrendered to Jackson County Animal Services by their owners, after they didn’t get along with the family’s new puppy. The organization didn’t want to separate the boys because they grew up together.

Yesterday a California woman ‘sponsored’ the pair, paying for their adoption fees, so someone could get the Chihuahuas for free.

After watching our story last night, a couple from Central Point officially adopted the boys as a pair Wednesday.

The former owners of Duke and Wiggles reached out to NBC5 News and provided us new background information that they requested we share. They tell us they tried for months to keep the dogs apart after one of the chihuahuas attacked their 8 week old German Shepherd puppy. More recently, after the attacks continued against the now-full grown German Shepherd, they made the difficult decision to turn the dogs over to the shelter.

Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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