Dolly & Cosmo

Dolly and Cosmo, they’re like husband and wife.  Inseparable. Cosmo came to the old shelter (Family Dogs NW) in December of 2000 and Dolly came just about one year later.  Cosmo was transferred to Family Dogs from a county shelter, where he was not eligible for adoption due to his rather severe aggression issues. With a lot of time and training Cosmo has learned to live with other dogs and he now actually enjoys the company of other canines quite a lot, however he has never fully overcome his aggressive tendencies towards some people. Dolly came to us from her owner with a litter of 3 week old puppies, her people promised to come back for her when the puppies were weaned but they never did.  Dolly didn’t hold a grudge, she took right to us and absolutely loved hanging out with the other dogs. She and Cosmo immediately hit it off- it was love at first sight. As time went on Dolly bonded to us and claimed us as her own. She has become quite over protective of her Family! Neither of these dogs had ever lived indoors as pets, neither of them had received the love and training they deserved- until they came to Family Dogs.  The fact that they have bonded so closely these past years makes us feel very strongly that they deserve to spend their entire lives together. They are no longer looking for companionship as they have each other (and of course, they have us!). Cosmo and Dolly will live here with us for the rest of their lives, they love it here , we love them dearly – this has become their home!

On March 29th 2011 we said good bye to our sweet Dolly…she passed away at 15 years of age.
Cosmo joined her on April 18 2012, he was almost 16 years old. 




  1. madelyn welch said . . .

    so sweet i just cant resist!

    Posted August 31, 2009 at 8:35 am | Permalink
  2. ashley :D said . . .

    Sry for the loss!!!

    Posted April 9, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  3. Brianne said . . .

    HOw is Cosmo doing without Dolly? Our family pets grew up together – and we lost one last April. The one left behind seems pretty lost =(

    Posted July 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  4. admin said . . .

    Cosmo is doing pretty well, he sure misses his Dolly but has lots of other pals to keep him company 🙂

    Posted July 9, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  5. Candis said . . .

    Now Cosmo is with Dolly. Thank you for giving them the best possible home. They both were with you all a long time.

    Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink
  6. taliyah said . . .

    what a love story god bless them it made me cry.

    Posted October 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

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