Gold coast News; Milena Stojceska | February 5th, 2010
Popeye and Olive are looking for homes this Valentine’s Day
PAIRS like Popeye and Olive will be banking on loving new owners looking for canine couples at Coombabah’s Animal Welfare League on Valentine’s Day.
It took a year-long appeal to find the chihuahua couple a home last year, but they are back at the AWL and looking for another loving home after their owner had to surrender them last month.
The pooch pair, who spent 11 years as strays looking out for one another, are among dozens of old-timers seeking adoption.
AWL business development manager Sue Gilbert said the league expected desperate singles and elderly sweethearts to find a home as locals flocked to the inaugural Valentine’s event on Sunday, February 14.
“We’re looking for loving couples to take in these sweetheart couples,” she said.
Ms Gilbert said most people hesitated to take in sweetheart couples because they thought too much responsibility was involved.
However, she said most pet pairs were elderly couples and were less maintenance than younger pups.
“It can be really stressful when one parts from the other because they have been sweethearts for years,” said Ms Gilbert.
The program offers a sausage sizzle, cupcake stall, face painting and a professional photographer will be on site for all animal owners and their beloved pets to pose in a heart-shaped backdrop.
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