Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dante and Diego have been adopted, and are going together to a new home in Brooklyn!



Diego and Dante, the two labs that belonged to Chile, the longtime 12th Street resident who recently passed away, have been adopted together by a couple in Brooklyn.

This past Tuesday, Animal Haven, a nonprofit animal shelter, took the dogs away to find them a new home.

The folks at Animal Haven shared the photo below and this message on Instagram Wednesday:



Chile was one of those kind individuals who knew everyone on East 12th Street and, in turn, the neighborhood also cared for his beloved senior dogs, Dante and Diego. The threesome would sit together on a local bench welcoming neighbors home from a long workday. Together, they were unique characters that made the East Village welcoming and a true neighborhood. So it's no surprise that everyone came together soon after Chile's passing to make sure the dogs were safe and a call was made to Animal Haven for help.

When our community outreach team arrived yesterday to pick up the dogs, they were met by a handful of residents and friends of Chile. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ A group of eight friends walked the dogs to the transport car where photos were taken, hugs were given, and tears were shed.

A tipster says that NY1 will be featuring this adoption. I'll link to that clip once it's online. Updated: Here's the link to the NY1 piece.

Updated 12/5
Read an update here!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAY

Animals are family, and they're just as traumatized as any person if they lose their mom or dad. So much admiration for Animal Haven for maintaining the bond between these two sweethearts and finding them a new home. And my heart bursts looking at the pic of Chile's friends who all came together to make sure his kids would be OK. Wonderful people all around—bless you :)

paddy7812 said...

And I was just going to send a note to let you know the great news! Happy Sunday after hearing about their adoption. Animal Haven is a truly amazing organization. ❤️🐢🐢❤️

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear this! I didn’t know Chile personally, but saw him many times for the last 10 years I lived in the EV

Luis Lopez said...

CHECK!!!

Trixie said...

Oh, that’s such great news, and it happened so fast! I’ll miss all three of them but it’s good to know the dogs have found a new home. RIP Chile.

Michael Paul said...

thank goodness they are together, i hope to see a post of them in their new home.

Gojira said...

A holiday miracle. Thank you for keeping us updated on this sad story and its joyous resolution. May the pups have long, happy lives together in their new forever home with their new peeps!

cmarrtyy said...

Remember, they like croissants.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update! I worried about those two all weekend. To the new owners: Thank you for keeping them together! You made my day.

MrNiceGuy said...

that's a happy ending to a sad story! those two dogs are some of the best trained animals I've seen on the streets if NY. Chile would regularly have them off-leash, and if they wandered too far down the block, one shout and they'd come trotting right back. Very smart, very sweet dogs, their owners are lucky to have them (and vice versa!)

KeyFood4Eva said...

RIP Chile! Glad those beautiful labs could find a loving home!

Madi said...

BTW Diego is part spitz.
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/manhattan/news/2018/12/05/beloved-east-village-dogs-find-new-home-after-owner-s-death?fbclid=IwAR10mHDcPIdOjBEGOpQI930MZJO_BmQnq5YTZb6XSlaxzvsNw-EfuJb2MGk