Infamous Interstate 17 dogs are now ready for adoption

- A couple of weeks ago, a couple of small dogs caused quite the scene on Interstate 17. Now, the pair are ready for adoption.

"The two of them basically had a hayday on the I-17. They shut down the freeway for at least an hour. It took several citizens and officers to try and stop the two of them," said Jose Santiago with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

Now, the two are a little more tame, but they are facing a new adventure: adoption.

"We have seen a lot of attention on these guys. We understand that at least a couple million people have viewed them at least online. They have been on every local station, local website. They've been on CNN, HLN," Santiago said.

The mischievious duo have no microchips or identification and because of the mass publicity and no owner stepping forward to claim the dogs, officials at MCACC say they had no choice but to step in a name the pups.

"We went ahead and named them ourselves. The boy is named Gonzalez and the girl is named Speedy and we thought that was an appropriate name for them because they were both quite fast on the freeway and nobody could really catch up to them," Santiago said.

The shelter says they would consider adopting the dogs separately but they hope someone will find it in their heart to open their doors to not one, but both of the pups. After all, they've been through a lot together.

"We're hoping that someone will be able to adopt them together, but we're thinking that if there isn't that right family out there that can take both, then we will have to separate them," Santiago said.

If you're interested in the dogs, contact MCACC.

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