Yeltsin plays his first significant supporting role in the arc, "Love and War". After Sasha breaks up with him, Bino concocts a typically convoluted and mean-spirited scheme to force her to take him back. He recruits Fox and Yeltsin to set up a series of dates with other key members of the Good Ol' Dog's Club where Sasha would be repeatedly humiliated until she realizes that Bino is the only dog who will have her. At Fox's direction, Yeltsin puts together dinner dates for Sasha with himself, Rex, Griswold, Devo, Stem, and even Fox; his own date with Sasha is uniquely successful as a catastrophe. In response to Sasha's happy chatter, he insults and belittles her harshly ("...nice job making yourself repugnant" Fox tells Yeltsin afterwards.) Eventually, the plot fizzles and Fox, leader of the plotters, is left looking the fool.
Yeltsin appears among the dog guests at King and Bailey's wedding, sitting with Rex.
|Dogs||Peanut | Bino | Fox | King | Tarot | Fido | Joey | Sasha | Tiger | Bailey | Ralph | Kevin | Duchess | Rex | Lester | Dallas | Yeltsin | Boris | Satau | Mungo|
|Cats||Grape | Max | Sabrina | Marvin | Res | Jasper | The Bigglesworths | Fiddler and Keys | Delusional Steve | Ptah|
|Others||Zach | The Milton Ferrets (Keene, Lana, Rock, Simon, Pit and Duke) | The Wolves Pack | Karishad | Raccoons | Itsuki | Jessica | Spo | Squeak | Jata | What Chicken | Bruce and Roosevelt|
|Humans||Earl Sandwich | Jill Sandwich | Ryan Byron | Bill Lindberg | Jerry Arbelt | Jeff | Jake | Jeeves | Mr. Steward | Joel Robinson|
|Fictional||Spot (Superdog) | Stripe | Jim-Jim | Bat-Bat | Regular Hawk | Criminals | Pridelands Characters|
|Celestials||Pete the Griffin | Spirit Dragon | Great Kitsune | Cerberus | Bahamut | Denizens of Heaven|