Silky and Chino need families

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PHOENIX – The last two puppies from a litter of 10 are looking for their forever homes.

When April Warnecke met Chino and Silky Tuesday morning, it was love at first sight.

“I can’t believe these puppies are looking for a home!” she said. “They’ve got to be the cutest little puppies I’ve ever seen.”

According to Monica Sperke of the Arizona Animal Welfare League, Chino’s and Silky’s mom was most likely a Sharpei-boxer mix.

Silky, the female, has the wrinkles of a Sharpei, while her brother, with his shorter, stockier legs, looks like he might have some basset hound in him.

The puppies probably won’t grow up to be huge dogs, but they likely will be between 30 and 40 pounds each.

“They will be running-partner size dogs,” Sperke said.

While Chino and Silky don’t necessarily have to go home together, each would benefit from an active family who is committed to puppy training.

“When you start early with a puppy, you can train them just the way that you want them, but it is a big commitment,” Sperke said.

Silky has been spayed and Chino has been neutered. Both have had their vaccinations, have been microchipped and are ready to go home with their new families. The adoption fee for each is $250.