PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- They were rescued, adopted, returned, and have now been adopted again!
After being returned to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control by their owner, who adopted them last summer, "Calvin and Hobbes" were welcomed into another new home Saturday afternoon.
Last year, the dogs were found together on a mountaintop in Superior and taken to the animal shelter where they were named Calvin and Hobbes in homage to the late daily comic strip.
According to Jose Santiago, MCACC's public information officer, the dogs were returned to the shelter due to the previous owner having health issues.
"Yes. They're back. They are at our east shelter," said Santiago in an email to AZ Family. "The owner had a bit of a health crisis and had to surrender them."
Although it would be ideal if the pair stayed together, Santiago said it wasn't necessary.
Luckily, a new owner decided to keep the doggie duo united.