Sanjay is more playful and active than Sasha, who would prefer to cuddle
at your feet. Sasha loves gentle affection from people but is still coming out of her "shell"; both dogs were
"shut down" and introverted when they arrived.
When I first started fostering them, Sasha's feet would bleed because she was not used to walking. She now walks nicely
on the leash, no pulling at all. They have both lost some weight since these pictures
were taken at the beginning of April but need to lose more. Sanjay is getting into "power walks" with the dog walker so
is no longer reluctant to go out. He could use a harness as he is
used to being walked quickly and is a strong 130 lb. dog, but he is not "puller".
Sanjay is attached to Sasha so sometimes he is slightly anxious when she is away from him. He is not destructive,
he whimpers at the bottom of the stairs. Although he will come up the outside
stairs, he is reluctant to walk up our indoor stairs for some reason. They both sleep together in a large crate at night.
They are house trained and have reasonably good recall. Both are very food motivated, so will have to be taught to be calm
before feeding. (Like humans) food compulsion is sometimes common with dogs who have been
deprived of love and attention, although I can remove a bone from them with no problem.
If you are eager to adopt a rescued dog, owning two dogs instead of one is often much easier.
This bonded pair should not give anyone any trouble. Sasha and Sanjay are looking
for a wonderful family home who can give them the affection and security they have missed.
Sanjay is 6 and Sasha is 7 years old and have had all their vaccinations.
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