It’s easier to get through tough times when you have someone you love looking for support. That couldn’t be more true for two rescue puppies named Pasta and Pepsi. After being left in a community that was not their own, the two dogs were physically dependent on each other for warmth and comfort.
“Neighbors tell me they literally sleep on top of each other at night,” Suzette Hall, founder of Logan’s Legacy, told us.
Hall received the news about the two puppies five days after they were first seen nearby. According to residents of the area, the dogs have been staying in the same place — waiting, huddled on street corners, where they may have been discarded.
“I decided, ‘Okay, I’m going, but there’s no way these dogs are still there,'” Hall said. “[But] I stopped and they were there waiting. “
As soon as she found them, Hall noticed that both dogs were very disheveled and nervous. While she was able to trap one of the dogs quickly, the second dog took much longer.
“If I have to, I’ll stay one night,” Hall said. “If there are two, I’ll never stay one.”
To coax the second puppy into her trap, Hall placed the first dog in a crate and then placed the crate behind the humane trap. It worked, and Hall managed to catch the second puppy two hours after the first puppy was rescued.
But when Hall started driving home with the two dogs in separate crates, she quickly noticed that the dogs were in pain from being separated.
“They were trying to connect with each other,” Hall said. “All I can say is they need each other.”
So Hall stopped the car, took each dog out of their respective cages, and put them together on the front seat of the car. As soon as the two were reunited, Pasta and Pepsi huddled together, as neighbors reported when they were waiting for their owners on the street corner.
“When I got them out, you couldn’t even imagine the tail wagging,” Hall said. “They couldn’t get close enough to each other.”
Due to their close relationship, Pasta and Pepsi were not separated throughout the recovery. They are currently being treated by a veterinarian for their illness and once recovered, they will be placed in foster care together.
After foster care, the pair will be adopted as a package deal into a home where they can continue to hug, but this time surrounded by the love they deserve.