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Dogs rescued from East Harlem apartment are ready to be adopted, but as a pair

A pair of dogs are ready for a loving home after they were abandoned in an East Harlem apartment along with a cat.

The small dogs, Beth and Seth, have fallen in love with each other and need to be adopted together.

The Shih Tzu and a Chihuahua were forced to fend for themselves after they, and Gwen the cat, were abandoned inside the East 116th Street apartment. Police found the animals when they responded to a report of a gas odor, and were told by the building’s super that the tenants who lived there were long gone.

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"Beth and Seth are best buddies and love spending time together. They both can be shy at first, but once they get to know you, they'll be competing for who gets to cuddle in your lap first," said Robin Persad, a behavior enrichment coordinator for ASPCA. "They are a sweet, comical duo with Seth in particular preferring to learn new tricks for bits of cheese."

Seth, a 2-year-and-8-month-old Chihuahua, is a bit on
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Seth, a 2-year-and-8-month-old Chihuahua, is a bit on the shy side, Persad said, but once he warms up he will start doing somersaults in your lap. He can get a bit nervous on walks, but doesn't mind being carried.

And while he sometimes barks when he hears noises, he loves to have his neck scratched.

His friend Beth, 6, loves to be pet
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His friend Beth, 6, loves to be pet and cuddled. Beth, who "smiles" when she gets excited, is a bit nervous with the sites and sounds of the Big Apple, but is very affectionate with people she knows.

Seth and Beth are just looking for a quiet home where they can be the pampered, spoiled pets they know they deserve to be.

If you're interested in adopting this pair, you can call the ASPCA's Adoption Center at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120.

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