After seeing that, Ortega arranged for Gertrude and Clementine to formally meet, and the two of them got along great! Gertrude had every reason to hate dogs after what she had been through, but she absolutely loved Clementine.
It was just what Gertrude needed to help her heal; and it was just what Clementine needed as well after having a rough start to life without a mom.
“Gertrude started grooming her and purring and soliciting affection from Clementine,” Camblor, cofounder of CWOB, told The Dodo. “And Clementine was just so tiny that it was probably nice to have another warm body to cuddle up to and to be friends with.”
Every time Ortega would take Clementine away from Gertrude, Gertrude would cry until they were reunited. From that moment on, they were kept in the same cage, and then went into foster care together at Ortega’s house.
Gertrude took on a motherly role with Clementine, and the two of them became inseparable. Gertrude enjoyed grooming and cuddling Clementine, and Clementine loved sleeping on top of his kitty mom.
Camblor recently brought the adorable pair to California, where they could find forever homes in America. Now in California, the two are still in foster care together, in the hope that they’ll get adopted out together.
“We are trying to get them adopted out together, which we know is a very special request,” Camblor told The Dodo. “But we’re going to try and see if there’s anyone who’d be willing to open their home to both of these guys. We’re hoping the right people will step forward who will be able to offer a cat and a puppy a home.”
If you’d like to adopt this adorable duo, contact CWOB.
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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