The two dogs that died from smoke inhalation when a fire ripped through Bridget Foy's restaurant on Philadelphia's South Street had been rescues, one from hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico and the other from a hoarding situation in Kentucky.
Yogi, a 4-year-old shepherd mix, and Precious, a chihuahua mix, had been staying at Doggie Style Pets, which adjoin's Bridget Foy's, under an arrangement with Saved Me, a no-kill shelter.
At the store, the dogs were being acclimated to being around people and other dogs, the shelter said in a facebook post.
"Both were learning that people are good," the shelter said.
Yogi was rescued in Puerto Rico and Precious was saved from a hoarding situation in Bowling Green, Ky., Saved Me said.