LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A pair of dogs who are looking to be adopted have unusual names.
Runt and Roach came to the Kurth Memorial Animal shelter together and they have been a pair since birth.
"I know those are some interesting names. Those were the names actually given to them by the actual owner," said Aaron Ramsey, the director of the Kurth Memorial Animal Center.
Ramsey said they were surrendered in December by their last owner, who had too many animals.
The female rat-terrier mixes are both 3 years old, and as part of the adoption process, they will have the surgery to be spayed.
"Even though Roach is smaller, I definitely think Roach is the boss between the two because she kind of seems to herd the other one around," Ramsey said.
The animal shelter will adopt them out individually. However, they hope both of them will get adopted together to continue bonding.
"It doesn't have to be a big piece of property or a large fence yard. They could be really good house dogs or really good apartment dogs because of their size," Ramsey said.
Runt and Roach are current on the vaccinations, and because of their small size, they would a great addition to any setting.
The animal shelter is hoping they will both be adopted together for half off the normal adoption fees.