Well, I am feeling good about my involvement in this rescue situation and am now seeing that I was compelled to look at that site in the first place for a reason.
The site did change the identity of the two pups to 'havanese mix'. Due to my posting here and on the other forum, interest in the two have been generated and the interest is from individuals who are already either interested in the breed or knowledgable about the breed, and that just makes my heart soar
I had a really nice talk with one of the adoption coordinators as I had submitted an application for Oreo just in case. She brought up some good points that I had not fully considered with regards to adding a dog to a home with an existing dog. Anyway, I was feeling horribly conflicted but was able to go again yesterday evening to visit. And I am glad that I did because what I observed confirmed that these two dogs should stay together. They both have separation anxiety issues--when the foster mom left the house briefly to walk her own dog, both pups really became agitated and anxious but also seemed to depend on each other. I also observed the way the two played off each other and really used each other. Oreo has some jealously issues, too, as when I picked up Snickerdoodle, Oreo barked and barked until I sat down and he jumped in my lap. Now, granted, none of these observations raised red flags in my eyes per say as unfixable issues but I really think it would be best for them to remain together and to go into a home that does not already have an existing dog.
They are also, I think, more like 6 months old as they both have one set of adult teeth.
It broke my heart, really, to think of what happened to them prior to being dumped in the shelter. I actually started to get teary eyed for that reason and also when I came to the realization that Oreo would be better in a home with his brother. I know he will be loved but I feel like the god mom
There are some people who read my message on this forum who are interested in adopting both and I am hoping that is how this plays out. And hopefully I will be able to come for a visit (or vice versa) with Dionna for a play date as I am the unofficial godmom of these pups
PS it was suggested on the forum and by the foster mom that I start to volunteer for rescues and I am considering it!