Hugging dogs from viral photo adopted into their forever home

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(November 2, 2015) – Remember the hugging dogs from the photo that went viral this summer?

The two dogs Kala, an 11-month-old hound mix, and Keira, a 1-year-old boxer, were photographed hugging each other in a cage at a shelter, just hours away from being put to sleep.

The dogs were saved, and they’ve been living with a foster family for the past three months.

And as of last week, the dogs have found their forever home!

The organization Angels Among Us Pet Rescue announced on Facebook that the two dogs were adopted by a woman who recently lost her two elderly dogs.

“We turned our tears into smiles with these two young, playful dogs,” said Wendy, the dogs’ new owner.

Wendy says they’re working on a special Facebook page that will keep the dogs’ fans updated and hopefully raise additional money to help Angels Rescue save other dogs in Georgia’s high kill shelters.