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Pugsley had an owner at one point who loved him and made sure he was well cared for, with records dating back to his birth. Unfortunately, life had other plans, leaving Pugsley, a squatty senior gentleman, down on his luck. Fast-forward to 2023, animal control was notified about a dog suffering from heat stroke, and that’s how Pugsley entered the shelter system. Pugsley was quickly picked up, received medical treatment and made a 100% recovery. He waited and waited for SEPR to have an opening in our foster program, and his prayers were finally answered in October.
Pugsley is settling in well to life outside the shelter. He, of course, had an in-depth senior veterinary visit, where it was discovered that he had several teeth that needed to be removed, as well as significant arthritis in his back legs. He underwent dental surgery to remove the bad teeth and was started on supplements for his joints.
Now that he is healed, he is enjoying life's perks in a foster home. Chewing on bones and playing with his toys is on the top of his list of favorite things, right up there with being close to his person, whether lounging on the couch watching TV or doing yard work.
Pugsley has a big personality and adorable, vertically challenged looks. His prominent character can be a little off-putting to some of the more chill canines, so he is working on excitement control, boundaries, and basic commands. Pugsley is a quick learner, though, mastering the gentle leader and using it to help himself remember to take things slowly instead of bowling through things. As he has settled in, he is doing well with the other female foster in the home. He doesn’t mind sharing the couch and the attention. Things are going slower with the male foster in the house.
Pugsley is house and kennel-trained and will let foster mom know when it’s time to go outside. At first, he didn’t enjoy his kennel as he wasn’t sure if he would ever come out like at the shelter. However, with time, patience, and a set schedule, he runs and jumps in excitedly, waiting for his kong. Pugsley doesn’t mind bath time but needs assistance getting into the tub with his short little legs. And, of course, the lick mat that accompanies bathtime.
An ideal home for Pugsley is somewhere he can have all the attention and snuggles! While Pugsley is doing well with basic commands such as sit and wait, his exuberant personality in his little body sometimes pushes the boundaries. Don’t let this little guy fool you; he can jump higher than one expects! His family must be diligent about daily routine and training to ensure he continues to excel as a breed ambassador with his stellar good looks.
Pugsley has nowhere to go but up. As he settles in, we will share updates, but we are sure this cheeky older man won’t stick around long…someone will snatch him up.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO PUGSLEY'S FOSTER FAMILY FOR THEIR TIME AND DONATIONS: