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Back in June 2017, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control finally caught up with Bonnie and Clyde on the rough streets of Buckeye, Arizona. 

The pair, a six-year-old yellow Labrador mix, and one-year-old Terrier Chihuahua mix, were spotted together and it soon became apparent that this duo had a special bond.

The MCACC posted pictures and information on Bonnie and Clyde to its Facebook page where it described the endearing odd couple as bonded and for adoption as a pair. 

Bonnie, the yellow Labrador, took on a motherly role over Clyde, who is a small and young pup. Clyde was often seen riding on the back of Bonnie who didn’t mind the few extra pounds she carried around.

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Summer months can be difficult for pet adoptions in the Valley of the Sun with temperatures well over 100F and people choosing to stay indoors in the A/C. With adoptions low, MCACC reduced the adoption fees for older and larger dogs to get the 900 or so adoptable pets in their forever homes, including Bonnie and Clyde.

Thankfully for Bonnie and Clyde, their reputation and cuteness preceded them and the duo who spent so much time on the run caught the attention on the Hayes family. The Hayes family, eager for a dog in their lives, includes three young girls who instantly fell for the antics of the now infamous Bonnie and Clyde.

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Even though Bonnie and Clyde could not express themselves in words, everyone could see the pair were as bonded as two dogs could be and needed each other. Their bond most likely helped them cope will on the loose and will undoubtedly help this pair of outlaws reconcile with their new family.

It was a very happy day for Bonnie and Clyde, the Hayes family, and MCACC the day this pair of bonded pups found their forever home. Now, they just have to stay out of trouble!