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About Boris & Natasha

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Housetrained: No
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Boris & Natasha 
1st and Foremost: THEY ARE A BONDED PAIR AND CAN NOT BE SEPARATED!!! 
Breed Experienced home only with proven breed experience, this is not a suggestion it is a requirement..


They are brother and sister and are both 5 going on 6 years old. They were originally adopted by my father from a home in Los Angeles where they were neglected and left in a cage 24 hours a day for the first year of their life. They must do everything together; vet visits, baths, etc. They have severe separation issues and must be together at all times. When my dad first got them, they had no idea what it meant to be a dog so needless to say there were some behavioral issues. After only a year of having them, my fathers’ home situation changed, and he was no longer able to care for them as he needed/wanted. For the next 3 years, I would have them 3 separate times. I have them now but am unable to give them the life, attention, and stability they so desperately deserve. My family has never given up a dog in our lives, so this is very difficult for us. We just want the best possible life and FOREVER home for them. 
Boris 

Positives: Boris is a LOVER. He gets jealous when you pet any other dog and must have all of your love and attention. When he cuddles, the closer to your face and heart the better. He can be a bit rambunctious but for the most part he has grown out of the crazy pug energy. When giving kisses he seems to focus on your lips and face which is ill advised because he’s still dealing with coprophagia. He is at a very healthy weight, can keep up on long walks for the most part and he loves his fruits and veggies. He will try just about anything once. 

Quirks: Boris is a marker; we keep a belly band on him overnight and when he’s left unattended roaming around the house. We haven’t been able to break him of that habit. He also eats his and his sisters’ poop. We’ve tried just about everything to get him to stop aside from a coprophagia mask or “bee mask” but nothing has stopped him. 

Medical: Boris has had 2 idiopathic seizures. Both times he was seen by a neurologist and they determined he had no underlying medical conditions. 
Natasha 

Positives: Natasha is good cuddle buddy when she wants to be. She loves attention but isn’t as needy as Boris. She is definitely the more rambunctious of the two and can be bit of a bully towards Boris. Natasha is also a water baby! If you’re running a bath or taking a shower, don’t be surprised if she joins you. She’s a bit of a picky eater and will go on food strikes occasionally but will eat when she’s hungry. Natasha is also at a healthy weight and for the most part can keep up on a good walk. Also, don’t be surprised if you call her name and can’t find her; she loves to sleep in closets and small spaces so check there before you being to worry. 

Quirks: Natasha is a nibbler when she gets excited. She likes to bite your hand to say hello but she’s gentle about it. She also has an affinity for toes and feet, she’ll lick you clean if you give 
her the chance! Natasha is a little treat aggressive; she’ll darn near snatch a treat out of Boris’ mouth, so they are given treats separately. She needs a diaper overnight and likes to pee where she sleeps, so I would suggest keeping her in it overnight. 

Medical: Natasha is a special case. She was born with bilateral hip luxation - has neither hip socket- so essentially her femurs are ‘free floating’. Her legs do tend to give out, she can’t stand up on her hind legs like most dogs can, and she struggles to jump up sometimes. However, she surprisingly gets around really well; she hops around like a bunny rabbit and it’s really cute. Eventually she will require a wheelchair but I don’t see that stopping her one bit. 

Together 
Both pugs are insured, and the insurance can be transferred over to their new family should they choose to maintain coverage. They both tend to “SCREAM” when you come home. They don’t bark like normal dogs but instead quite literally scream so don’t be alarmed. They are extremely bonded and dependent upon one another.

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More about Boris & Natasha

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Likes to be in your lap, Protective, Needs special care, Playful

Special Needs: Hip Luxation

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