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Dog finds 'Faith' after losing loved one

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Barron, the beagle, and Faith, the Labrador. Barron, the beagle, and Faith, the Labrador.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a story of loss and love -- of man's best friend finding his own best friend.

Barron, a one-year-old beagle, lost someone very close to him in January. 

Sheena Maynard, with Dumas Rescue, found Barron on the side of the road in eastern Kentucky just sitting next to a dead, frozen companion. Not moving, not barking -- just grieving.

"When I did get the leash around his neck and tried pulling him away,” said Maynard. “He instantly started crying. He tried to dig his way back to the mate and then he covered back over it and cried."

Barron was visibly heartbroken and hurting. Eventually, Sheena picked him up and carried him to her car.

"He stretched his neck out of the window and then cried until we got out of sight," said Maynard.

Pictures taken moments after his rescue showed the sadness in his face. Sadness that lasted for days until a new friend came into his life -- a friend who was about two-years-old and had been abandoned herself.

Sheena named her Faith.

"I just took one look at her and I was like, ‘she's my girl'," she said.

Barron and Faith have been at the Kentucky Humane Society now for two weeks and have become fast friends. That bond means the two will now be adopted out together.

"They love each other, they're dependent on each other and we think they'll be happiest together," said Andrea Blair with the Kentucky Humane Society.

Both dogs are definitely happy whenever peanut butter and Kongs are involved.

The bonded pair is now healthy enough for a forever home.

"Walking together, eating together, sleeping next to each other they're just great, great friends,” said Blair. “We really feel Faith has healed that hole in Barron's heart and Faith is what has given Barron hope and love."

And a new best friend. After all, their initials are "B" and "F".

"Whether you believe in fate or not, I think fate brought those two together," said Maynard.

Barron and Faith are now ready for adoption, but the pair will stay together.

Update: Deb Corbett from New Albany adopted the dogs Saturday morning.

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