I just wanted to update you on Cooper & Tyler, who we now call Spike. These two boys have been perfect in every way since we adopted them in November 2012. They love each other and all the people and other dogs they have met. They fit into our family right away and we love them so much and feel lucky to have them. Our two grandkids are crazy about them and snuggle with them whenever they come over. Attached is my latest favorite picture of the pair right after a "spa day". Spike is on the right--doesn't he look happy? Cooper always looks a little worried, but I don't really believe he is.
Thanks again for two great dogs and all the work you do to save guys like these!
Need I say more? Haha. She's doing absolutely wonderful here and couldn't be more perfect for our family.
Jennifer & Brandon
Wat (formerly Brice) has adjusted extremely well to his new loft style/uptown living! We could tell when we took him home that he had separation anxiety and issues of not wanting to be apart from us. Many toys, treats, and more love than his little pug heart could've ever dreamed of he's doing better than ever. He's probably brought more joy and happiness into our lives than we ever could've imagined. He is beyond spoiled and loved and is just another member of our families! Watson's best friend is a boxer named Rock and they play at least 2-3 times a week. His Mom has grown especially close to him and also has taught him to sit, lay down, high-five, and their working on rolling over together now!! If we ever need to know where he is all we have to look down because odds are he's right there next to our feet, hands down the coolest most adorable sweet loving pug EVER!!
Forever Our Thanks,
Ray Berard & April
I wanted to thank everyone at the rescue for our sweet baby Arbuckle. He has touched our lives and melted our hearts in just the short amount of time we have had him. Everyone was so helpful and QUICK with the adoption process, within a week of filling out the app we had Arbuckle! I've recommended DFW Pug Rescue to anyone I meet and will continue to. Also, I wanted to say thanks to his foster, Robin. We could tell she was an amazing and attentive mother to him, she's definitely a gem to the rescue.
Thanks again for all you do,
Frank (formerly known as Romper) has been a great addition to our family. We adopted him 3 weeks go and he is doing well. It is hard to believe that he came from a puppy mill. because he is so sweet, and super friendly. He is the biggest snuggler! All he wants to do is find a lap to climb up on and cuddle. He has become my little shadow and follows me wherever I go. He is perfectly content laying on the floor next to me when I'm going about my chores at home. We spend most nights sitting on the couch with him on my lap snoring. He is getting along well with our 3 yr lab shepherd mix. I'm hoping they will be best buds one day. He has captured our hearts even in the short time that we had him. We love him so much and so happy he is part of our family.
Thank for DFW Pug Rescue for helping us find him.
Just wanted say how much we love Bruin Michael (formerly Schwarz). He fits right in as part of the family with his pug brother Pudgie and his cousins, both human and canine. Bruin is a snuggler of the highest order and loves to play with toys, although he seems to hate the squeakers! He is great at walking on his leash and loves to go for walks and has quickly learned to walk alongside his brother's stroller. He loves to ride in the car and look to the windows. We are so glad Bruin has joined our family!
Kristee and Pudgie
We have had Tia for almost two weeks now. She came to us just after her surgery check-up and we are glad to say that other than some antibiotics twice a day, there is no evidence of the ordeal that she went through. Someone forgot to tell her that she should take it easy just a little.
While she has been here she has fallen right into place alongside Elvis, our other three year old Pug. They run and play and wrestle on the couch like they were always a pair. I am not sure why but Tia finds it necessary to groom Elvis on a constant basis. He doesn't seem to mind until she gets too close to his tickle spot. She isn't too sure about the toys, but loves the small bones to chew on and she definitely figured out the treats. She shares well except for attention. She can’t stand it if Elvis is getting petted so she has to get right in front of him and if little biting is needed to make sure she is center of it all then she is willing to do that too. That part has calmed down a lot as the days pass.
For us, it has been nice having Tia here. She loves to snuggle on the couch and sleep right up against you. Considering where she came from, her adjustment to a home life has been easy including doing her business outside although she needs a little coaxing to go out the door on her own. She has a great personality and a little quirky, just how we like it.
Thank you DFW Pug Rescue for letting us adopt her.
Hendrix aka "Bishop" has settled right in - don't know how we lived without him! He is very smart; has learned how to sit and stay, understands treat and lets go for a walk, knows where "outside" is , walks on a tandem leash with his sister Sophie very well, and is getting to know the neighborhood. He isn't fearful of UPS or postman anymore, and sits quietly if we stop to chat with a neighbor while out for our daily walks. He is no longer protective of his food bowl and shares with Sophie - he knows there is plenty of food! He looks like he has gained a bit of weight! We have had a few "accidents" - I think I just gave him too much freedom too soon so we are building up to having the run of the house when I am gone. He prefers to be out, but is good in his kennel if I need to be gone for more than a few hours. Very excited to see me when I get home and dances around! He and Sophie are getting along very well and seem to enjoy each other’s company. He is a blessing and a joy - so glad I made the decision to adopt!
Winnie (rescue name was Lavendar) is doing great, and she is such a sweet, loving dog. She and Lola are best friends, they are always together and snuggle all the time. They both sleep with us every night, Lola between our legs and Winnie between our heads. Every time we come home from work she starts jumping up and turning in circles and licks our faces like crazy. We take them for a walk pretty much every day and she has a smile the whole time. She is really good on a leash. I was just thinking on my way into work today how lucky we were to be there that day and for her to come into the room and that we picked what has turned out to be such a great addition to our family. We love her so much and couldn’t imagine not having her.
Killian has been such a blessing and a fantastic addition to our little family. It took our 5 year old Raider a little while to get used to him being here ALL THE TIME, but get along like brothers now. They are teaching each other all of their cute adorable traits. Killian is 100% healthy and full of energy. He loves the dog park although riding in the car for him is a little stressful still. He is our little shadow, he will follow us any & everywhere we go. If he is not chasing us around the house, he will fall asleep in just about any place in the house, even your chest, between your legs or under the covers in the bed. Killian absolutely LOVES his chew toys. He goes through 1 a week at least. I think it’s his security blanket. I can’t thank you enough for the perfect companion you have graced us with.
We adopted Phoebe from you all in June of 2011, and she was named Mia when we first adopted her, but think Phoebe suits her very well! She is so happy and has made our family complete!!! My husband and I love her so much, and we have so much fun together, playing and running around...but mostly napping! :) Thank you so much for letting us share our story about our sweet baby pug. We love her little tongue she can't keep inside her mouth!
Echo (formerly Godiva) has really adjusted well. :) I call her my little shadow because she follows me everywhere. In fact, I was gone the other night to meet a friend and my husband said she sat outside our bedroom waiting for me. She enjoys sleeping with Patrick each night. She LOVES watching videos on the iPad too. She has figured out how to get a new video started when my son doesn't do it fast enough. She really does well with Lucy and does look for her when she is with my mom. But she does love the undivided attention. We are so happy we brought her into our home. We love her!!
Natasha, Brad & Patrick
Beans (previously known as “Wifi”) was delivered to our family at the Portland, OR airport on Christmas 2011 by Sandy Ludwig – an extraordinary volunteer who delivered Beans to us by plane on her own, personal time – at no expense to us. That still amazes me.
My two sons, Vincent and Luca, were 13 and 10 respectively when we adopted Beans. We were beginning to recover from a nasty divorce and Luca’s diagnosis of juvenile diabetes when Beans came into our lives. I don’t think there is any one thing that could have helped my sons find happiness again more than Beans. My boys had been very somber, but once Beans came into our home, we began to laugh and feel like a family again. It sounds corny, but it’s true. That dog took one look at us and knew he had found ‘home’. The boys alternate nights to sleep with Beans and the funniest thing is he has figured the system out and knows who to jump into bed with when. He’s a riot. Beans snores and in the mornings it’s harder to get Beans out of bed than either of the boys and that just cracks us up and laughing always gets our morning off to a good start.
Warm thanks to DFW and all of your extraordinary volunteers.
Sylvie is fitting in nicely with our household. We couldn't have asked for a better addition. She is still negotiating territory with the cats, but she and her Catahoula brother are getting along very well. They wrestle, play tug of war, and go to the dog park together. They both love riding in the car too. She isn't at all afraid to put him in his place either. A perfect match!
Hi, my name is Ally…formerly Kirstie Alley. I was given that name by the DFW Pug Rescue group because I was overweight. I was adopted in August, 2011 and have been on a diet ever since. Above is a pic of me and my new wheels. I’m the cute one on the right. Because I am still a bit plump, it is hard for me to walk any distance without getting out of breath so my mom bought a stroller for me. That’s Rudy in the stroller with me. I have another pug brother, Sarge (formerly Rocky of DFW Rescue), and I sometimes let them take turns riding in my stroller. On the right is a pic of all three of us. Again, I am the cute one in the middle.
Diva of the Shaw Family
Rufus (formerly Luddy) is getting so big. He loves to sleep on my desk at work, ride in the car enjoying the view, and watch TV. He is a joy!
Just wanted to send a picture of Maggie (formerly Gizzy) with Corky. They have their moments but all in all they are getting more adjusted to each other. Maggie is still very protective of the toys and wants them all to herself.
Maggie and I just completed a beginner’s obedience course at Petsmart. She did very well. She's very smart and learned the commands, sit, stay, leave it, and wait very quickly. Getting her to go down was a struggle but when she finally figured it out she was sitting and lying down without me even telling her. She still tugs some when walking on the leash. I have signed us up for the intermediate class which starts next week. She's very good at going into the crate when we get ready to leave the house. No trouble with her going outside for potty.
So Robbie I want to thank you and your family for doing such a good job and taking care of her. Also a big thank you to everyone that works at helping the dogs.
Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day.
Take care and God bless,
Sweet baby Miley (formerly Babbi) has adjusted wonderfully to her new home and we couldn't be happier to have her in our life. She's been such a big girl with pottying outside and loves chasing and biting her kitty brother, Crosby! Haha! She sleeps with us every night and has migrated from sleeping on my pillow to now sleeping on my legs. She loves going to work with me every day and all of my colleagues absolutely love her! She is the sweetest cuddle pug and loves to lay on the couch with us or in my lap when studying for school. Her favorite game is fetch, which she has been doing since we got her...we were quite impressed that she actually brought the toys/balls back right away. She sits with manners while waiting to be fed, and is an absolute doll.
This is Chloe (formerly Baby Jodee). She is so smart and has totally taken over the family. Ozzie and Millie are awesome parents.
Thanks for everything,
Chelu is such a fun guy. Today my kids were worried about him eating, so they made him a trail of food. Then they followed him around with it. Then they started hand-feeding and he ate a little! He and I have definitely bonded. We are making a routine to sit at night and watch TV together. I watch - he sleeps. :)
We are in love. Brenna's new name is Daisy. She is a great little girl! Our daughter has loved on her and played with her - it makes my heart so happy to see that. She is a sweet sweet little dog - we are so happy to have her!!! She has been a champ at potty training. And once the puppy-ness has eased some we will be ready for a buddy for her. I know Daisy will love to have a friend to play with!
Joe Joe is already adjusted to his new home and demands to sleep on my posturepedic mattress every night. Thanks for everything!
This is a picture of Lulu (formerly Mavis) and her new brother. We are all happy to be a two-dog family. Thank you for everything!
Mr. Fletch, we are calling him Major, was an angel in the car the whole way. He spent most of the time in our laps, and finally relaxed and slept on Spence most of the way. He and his new canine brother Sarge got along perfectly, no jealousy at all. Sarge just wants him to play all the time. He slept thru the night (in our bed) and has been perfect. He has marked a lot outside, but not in the house so far, so we are really proud of him. He has adapted very quickly and seems right at home. We are so very thankful he could be ours. Spence and Major have bonded immediately and I think they will be each other’s BFF for a very long time. Thank you for being an angel to our Major and giving us the best gift we will have all year.
I just wanted to let you know that Kabuki - who now answers to Tia - is doing fantastic. She is healthy, happy, full of energy, and has added so much happiness and comedy to our home. She's 15 pounds, up from 12.9; her coat, which was patchy and shedding, is now soft and full; and she had three impacted teeth removed, a procedure which has opened up a whole new world of toys and crunchy treats to her! The improvements in her health have been amazing, and her energy levels have only increased as she's gotten stronger and more settled. She also recently graduated from obedience class at PAWS Agility! (Her brother, Reggie, who is also a DFW Pug Rescue success, is currently in intermediate agility there - we never thought we'd have a pug who did agility, but he loves it! He just mastered the tunnel this week!) She and Reggie are getting along well and are ever-so-slowly learning to share toys. Despite toy stealing, they are cuddle buddies and insist on sleeping in the same bed, even though we got each of them their own. I just wanted to share all the good news with you and say thank you again for all the wonderful work you and everyone at DFW Pug Rescue do! My husband and I love our pugs and are so happy to have them in our lives!
Barton moved to New Mexico, with me, on September 1. At first, Barton was a little timid after a long car ride to New Mexico, but he QUICKLY settled in! Since that day, it seems like we have been together his whole life. He loves to go on car rides and walks and LOVES chasing shadows. He is so happy and his little cinnamon roll of a tail is constantly wagging. Thank you to DFW Rug Rescue for changing our lives!
All is going well. Cameo has gotten 3 or 4 new sweaters, 2 squeaky toys, a new dog bed and lots of love and attention from Madelyn (9) and Joe (7). She is settling right in....We love her!
I wanted to send an update on Stella, aka Dottie. We lost our wonderful pug Keema at 8 to cancer last year after a lot of effort and treatment to save her. We were crushed by her death and definitely wanted another pug. We heard so many wonderful things about DFW Pug Rescue, I filled out an application online. Since we wanted a puppy, we knew it would take some time. But we got a call from Molly almost immediately asking if we would take a mix. We said yes and she sent a picture of this little ball of fur. They had rescued her mother in December who promptly had several puppies. Unfortunately Stella was the only survivor - thanks a great deal to your volunteer Leslie Kellerman she made it. We were hooked and we picked her up in February. Stella is wonderful - may not look like most of your rescues, but has a lot of pug in her personality, very smart and loves to run, jump, fetch and play. We have taken puppy and intermediate obedience and hope to take agility this fall. We think she will be great at that. Anyway, Stella lives here in East Texas with us and is a wonderful dog. I think DFW Pug Rescue is a fantastic organization and hope to bring Stella to an event - probably will need a pass to get her in, but she is indeed a DFW Pug Rescue alumni. What the other half is, is a matter of debate, although we are now convinced she is a pug catahoula leopard cross and since I understand the momma pug was found in Louisiana that makes sense. We don't care what she is. We love her. Thank you DFW Pug Rescue for bringing us together and for all you do.Deborah
This is Armstrong "Army" adopted from DFW when he was a puppy. He's 9 years old now and my best friend. We just lost our other pug, Bailey, adopted from Blue Dog Rescue. These boys have been my whole world since I met them. I've been lucky enough to watch Army grow up from a silly, goofy puppy into an equally goofy yet quirky adult. When you hear people say that rescue dogs actually rescued them, it's true. A few years back. I went through a horrible depression. I didn't know what to do. But knowing that these two counted on me and loved me helped get me out of bed each day. Their affection and silliness made me laugh when I wanted to cry. I couldn't focus on my own troubles when I had promised to give them a great life. Because of them, I made it through. Army assumes everyone is his best friend. Anyone that comes over is going to get a lap full of pug that will immediately fall asleep and snore. He dances for food and treats and tries to drive my car until I put his seatbelt on. He sleeps in the spot behind my knees but curls up in my arms when I'm lonely. I hope we have a million more years. Thank you for bringing us together.
I just wanted to send a quick update about the two pugs that rescued my parents after their beloved pug Buddy passed away. Pugs have graced our family since I was 5 years old - about 45 years.
My folks SAID they did not want another pug baby because the heartbreak was too great to bare, but it was apparent to all of us there was a position to be filled. In fact, we decided there were two positions to fill because Buddy was preceded by Ozzie the pug. I contacted DFW Pug Rescue about a week after Buddy passed away. My parents were not too keen on the idea at first, but when they saw all the pictures of the pug babies that needed homes, they knew that resistance was futile. (The Internet is such a great tool for Animal Rescue and Adoption!)
We were so impressed with how quickly and thoroughly DFW Pug Rescue, Inc. responded to our cry for help. Someone from the group came out immediately to interview my parents and make sure it was a safe environment for pugs. Before we knew it, Ben (the artist formerly known as Noah) and Tank (the artist formerly known as Tanker) came to the local Meet and Greet at PETCO in Grapevine.
When Tank and Ben arrived, it was LOVE at first site. They knew immediately they had found a forever home and family. Fortunate for us that we also have an office at my parents residence, all of the family pugs get to come to work every day (5 pugs), and they are one big happy pug family. Every day about 1 PM my folks take a little siesta time in the media room in their big comfy lounge chairs. Ben and Tank are excused from the front office and they take up their napping positions on the laps of my parents. It's so adorable, I get teary eyed when I peek in on them.
My father is aging and the pugs are very sensitive to this. It's difficult for him to walk. Both Ben and Tank are very aware of this and are so delicate moving around him when he's up and about. Ben's loving face is always staring up at him. Dad's eyesight is also failing, but he can still make out the features of Ben's sympathetic face staring up at him.
Tank found the ultimate mommy in my step mother Elsie! Poor little guy had such a rough start in life. He was so ill when he was found. His Foster Mommy with DFW Pug Rescue had nursed him back to health, well enough for my parents to adopt. He's the healthiest pug of all of them now, and is quickly becoming the pack leader! He's so full of energy! I've never seen a pug that can jump straight up in the air, higher than the dining room table!
Whenever my parents go out, both Ben and Tank lay in the hallway where the door to the garage is, just waiting for them to come back. As we've always known, pugs are the most loyal pets. They give unconditional love... what more can anyone ask for? Thank you DFW Pug Rescue!
Pancho Diva was a much loved dog even before she found her forever home. When I saw her picture on the DFW Pug Rescue website I knew I had to have her! She was one of the puppies from Tuesday's litters. My husband told me once we got a house that I could get a dog. So we moved in July and I had her by September. I work from home so I knew we would just be the best of friends since we would have alot of time to bond. She is my shadow. My husband and I wanted a dog that was going to be good with kiddos. We planned on having one hopefully soon at that point. Pancho gets along with everyone. Her best friend is my mom's German Shepard. They play like they are the same size. When I was pregnant with Noah in 2010. I knew Pancho was going to be the best big sister ever. When we brought Noah home from the hospital Pancho just came up and laid on him on the couch. Both of my kiddos are the light of my life. When I ask them if they want to go for a walk...Noah runs to grab Pancho's leash and Pancho runs to the door. It is too cute. Thank you DFW Pug Resuce for giving my my furbaby girl! She is the best dog anyone could have ever wanted. She is a great companion, friend and cuddler.
Sheila, Aaron, Noah and Pancho Diva Symons
Today Nathan became a Yankees fan. You can't tell from this photo because the hat is backwards, but it's a Yankees ball cap. His diet is going well! Not sure how much weight he has lost but he looks slimmer- shooting to take him in for a check up and get his nails clipped very soon. I will give him lots of hugs and good boy pets for you. He has been such a blessing for me and already means so much to me and I thank you so much. You have really done a beautiful thing for him, he and I are both so thankful and grateful. And yes, he sleeps on the bed with me every night (and during the day with me on the couch!).
All our best,
Cody & Nathan
When we first rescued Frazier (Theo in DFW Pug Rescue), he was underweight and had some skin issues. We are happy to report that he is at a healthy weight and his skin issues do not exist. Frazier loves to play with his toys and go on his daily walks. He has made some friends in the neighborhood and has been a joy to have in our home.
We adopted Bri formerly known as Brisas this Christmas as a companion for our 2 year old pug Captain. Needless to say she brings the best out in everyone she meets and is so full of love. I've ALWAYS wanted to adopt and I couldn't have asked for a better pug :) Our two pugs are the bread to our butter and the breath to our life we love them so much!! I can't thank DFW Pug Rescue enough for giving me Bri and everyone I contacted was so nice, I hope to make this pug rescue a part of my life forever so we can always provide a home for a less fortunate pug. Thank you again so much! With much love and thanks!
Abby, Peter, Captain, and Bri :)
Here is an update of my DFW Pug Rescue, Suki, formerly known as Momma Mia.
When I first saw her online post on DFW Pug Rescue's adoptable page, it was
love at first sight. She was the splitting image of my beloved, Nala, whom
I recently lost after 13 years of being spoiled by a pug. The first time
Suki's post was available, it had disappeared the evening when my husband
and I decided to apply for her adoption. We could not believe it! I
emailed an inquiry and I checked the site daily hoping it would show up
again. Over a week later, there she was, and I did not hesitate and
submitted my application immediately. We drove 4 hours to Dallas, TX on
October 2009 and picked up the sweet fur-lady. Suki has been a joy and my
muse when I received my SLR camera for Christmas last year. She is the best
test subject because she loves posing for photos and stares directly at the
camera. Not to mention, Suki is also one of the best "shadows" and lap
warmer our family could ever have. She now resides in Louisiana with her
fur siblings: Yoshi our black Pug, Lobo our Chihuahua, and Fergie our
rescued French Bulldog. Suki has been my husband and I inspiration to
become volunteers for DFW Pug Rescue.
Proud pug servants,
Marimel and Jim Tilley
Hi! We adopted Coco in 2008. She was one of Tuesday's mixed puppies. Coco has been a great addition to our family. Coco and my daughter, Chloe, are the best playmates! They keep each other entertained with games of hide and seek. Coco makes it easy for Chloe to find her!! Can't imagine life without our silly girl!
Pug love~Casey, Chloe and Coco Crump
Beau the black Pug was a DFW Pug Rescue. He first was rescued by Christy and Paul Crump, but for some reason he did not take to Paul as he must have been mistreated by a male person in his previous home before being rescued. His name at DFW was Gunther, Christy changed it to Beau. After 2 months of solid barking at Paul, Christy was going to have to return Beau to DFW Pug Rescue. She was having a hard time having to do this as Christy loved this guy with all her heart as did Paul, but he would not stop barking. She was telling me about it and I said don’t return him as he might encounter another male person he didn’t like so I said I would take him. Problem was that I lived in Washington State and not in Texas. Christy talked to to DFW Pug Rescue and told them that I was willing to give him a forever home. I signed all the legal adoption papers and Christy was going to put him on a plane to send him to me in Washington as it was the middle of winter and the drive would have not been a good one for any of us, so she was finally able to convince Pug Rescue it would be safe for him to fly and it was. There were 6 other dogs to keep him company on the flight, all in separate kennels. We were at the airport waiting for him. I didn’t take him out of his kennel until we got home and then had him on a leash so he could walk around and get the lay of the land and also to meet the other members of our canine family. We have 2 fenced in acres of property that Beau patrols daily. Once inside our home all the dogs met and got along just fine and now 3 years later Beau is the king of the castle here. He follows me everywhere and sleeps in a kennel in my room with me and snores happily every night. I have 3 other Pugs I had before Beau arrived and they all get along fine. I also have 2 Shih Tzu’s, one a partial rescue and also a Bernese Mountain Dog who has no clue he’s small. I’d rescue every one of the Pugs if I could, but of course that impossible, but I know they will all find a forever home and have a happy life.
Oh, the other pug in this picture is Moe, one of our 3 fawn pugs. Now I have the black one I’ve always wanted too.
We adopted Frankie in July and he is the BEST dog ever. He is six and such a cutie. He was so full of love from day one and just blended right into our family almost immediately. He has such a great personality! He loves all people and is so friendly. Frankie has been awesome with our other pug Sophie and they are beginning to be great buddies. We lost our other pug a few years ago, and Frankie has filled our whole family's heart. Thank you so much! What an amazing organization the DFW Pug Rescue is. We are so happy with our decision to adopt FRANKIE vs. looking for a new puppy!Jenna Hurtado
When we first started looking for a dog, we did the standard thing which was go to the SPCA. However, we could not seem to find "the on;" so we decided to reach out to individual rescue organizations. The first one we stumbled across was DFW Pug Rescue.After much research on the behaviors of pugs in an apartment, we decided to reach out to your organization and adopt one. The first dog we came across was sweet and well loved by her foster parent, but she was a little alpha, so we feared she may get into a fight with some of the other alphas at our apartment complex. The next one we came across is our now wonderful pug, Weezy. She was rescued from a puppy mill and had just given birth to a litter about six weeks prior to us meeting her. Her stomach hanged a little low to the ground, and honestly, I was hesitant at first about taking this dog. Jordan fell immediately in love with her, and because it was her Chanukah present, I could not resist, and we adopted Weezy. After fiddling around with some names, we decided to go with Weezy because of her adorable wheezing when she slept.
We could not have asked for a more perfect dog! She picked up additional tricks within weeks. She can dance, high five, speak, shake, kiss, sit, stay, wait patiently, etc etc! Although her past from her puppy mill made her hesitant at first, she now loves to run around and play outside with other dogs. Her "boyfriend" is a 100 lb lab! We have had no problems with her, yet, and whenever we are having a bad day, she crawls up next to you and reminds you just how great life is. We are truly gracious for your organization to help put owners in touch with such amazing dogs as ours'.
Here is the link to my side businesses' Facebook page where I keep images of Weezy.
David Rubin and Jordan Taub
Matzo (almost 11) and Pierre (3)
We met Matzo at Pug-O-Ween in October 2007, when my then 9 year old son sat down next to his large foster family. Matzo (formerly "Milt") was a mellow fellow, and Miles sat and petted him during the entire event. He also fell in love - the next day (a Monday) he came down stairs to go to school and said "I sure miss Milt." Little did he (or I!!) know that my husband had filed an application for adoption with DFW Pug Rescue. A week later, he joined our family forever! Now Matzo is my little shadow - he sometimes sits at the door and cries when I leave... Arthritis has slowed him a bit, but his spirit is very lively, especially when it is time to eat!!
Pierre came to us as a foster in early March 2011 - I thought I would help with the shortage of foster homes. I asked Sue for a dog that would go quickly, as I need him to be adopted before we left for Spring Break. I also made sure that Pierre slept with my son - Wonton and Matzo were enough for me! We took him to several adoption events, and had a couple of inquiries, but nothing was working out for sweet Pierre. My husband was out of town while this foster "project" was taking place, but I was sending him pictures and videos of Wonton & Matzo playing. As to be expected, Miles fell in love with Pierre and asked his Dad if he could have Pierre for his 13th birthday present. And the rest is history - we happily became yet another "foster failure."
Thanks for all you do for DFWPRC - we wouldn't be able to make it without talented people like you!
We adopted our little handsome Friday in the winter of 2005. He has been one of the best things that has ever happened to this family. When we first got Friday, he was a happy, active pug with patches of hair missing all over his body and a rather larger head. Now he has healed perfectly and has grown into his head!! :) Friday provides us with the most caring affection and has the best facial expressions I have seen in a pug. He has such a personality. Two years later, we felt that Friday needed a companion to run around with. After many attempts, DFW Pug Rescue successfully paired us up with Zoey. She has a collapsed trachea and for the first week we had her, it was 24 hours a day of wheezing. Trust me, it was a struggle for person and pug. Now, we all have learned how to keep her wheezing down and how to keep her comfortable. Today, she can run around with Friday through the yard without causing a big upset! We are so happy for her. Thank you DFW Pug Rescue for pairing us up with this amazing dogs. They have changed our lives forever :)
The Payne Family
We adopted Endora (Dora) from the DFW Pug Rescue a few years back. Our family is so blessed to have her in our lives. We appreciate everything the DFW Pug Rescue does for these loving little dogs. We try to donate as often as we can. We hope to one day make it to one of your Pug events. Thank you and God Bless.
Lori and Donald Coe
We adopted Myla Rose (formerly Maggie Jane) in October 2010. She was one of the mother pugs that was rescued from the Marlow, Oklahoma puppy mill. She was only two years old, but had given birth to several litters of puppies. We were told that she was also taking care of other mother pug's puppies, as the mother pugs at that mill were so poorly cared for that they could barely nurse their pups. She was in such sad shape when we got her - her hair was sparse (Alopecia due to poor nutrition at the puppy mill while nursing her puppies), her ribs were showing, she had a severe ear infection, grade III dental disease, and perhaps the worst of all - she was scared to death of humans (as she had little contact with humans, and what contact she did have we are guessing wasn't loving or kind).
We are so grateful to Charity- her foster mom - who let us take Myla home even though she had these many issues. She knew that Myla would be a great fit for us, and that she would be allowed to heal physically and emotionally in our care.
With a little coaxing, Myla started eating again and she put on some healthy weight so that her ribs stopped showing. Her hair grew back, her ear infection healed, and (after dental surgery) we could tell that her teeth were feeling much better too. She became more playful and carefree and enjoyed chewing her rawhides and eating her food.
The emotional healing took a little longer. She took to our other pug (4 year old Izzy) first. It was as if Izzy's calm, laid back demeanor helped Myla know that everything was going to be ok in her new home. Then she started warming up to me and my husband little by little. We showed her lots of love and support, but gave her the time and space that she needed.
We are happy to say that she has made enormous strides. She follows me everywhere and loves to snuggle! Her favorite thing to do is sit on my lap on the couch, or take a nap on the bed. She loves to play with Izzy, chew her rawhides, and lounge around the house during the day. It is an amazing transformation and I just feel so grateful that we got to be a part of helping Myla. She has the sweetest personality and she makes me smile everyday.
Thank you again for the wonderful organization that you run and for providing homes and care for pugs like Myla. It brings tears to my eyes to think about where she would be today if DFW Pug Rescue hadn't stepped in and taken care of the pugs from the Marlow Puppy Mill.
Amie & Andrew Vawter
We adopted Lucy from DFW Pug Rescue in February 2007. I am certain she made us better parents when our daughter arrived a year later. Teaching our daughter to be loving, patient, kind, and responsible by having a furry sister to care for is a daily highlight of her life and ours. She loves to feed, water, pet, and play with Lucy. Thank you so much for allowing us to become Lucy's parents. We love her dearly and hope her life is long and happy with us.
Anthony, Lisa, and Toni Munoz
A little over a year ago, I had a temporary roommate who was a vet. She was working in Odessa at an animal hospital and a family brought Otis in. They accidentally ran over him! By accident, I mean they made Otis, a pug, an outdoor dog! We all know pugs like the be lazy couch potatoes, and this was obviously not the right family for him! They brought him in and wanted to euthanize him. Luckily, my temporary roommate convinced them to give him up for adoption because he would be healed in no time with just a little crate rest.
She brought him home and immediately I fell in love. The next day, she had to turn him over to DFW Pug Rescue, and before Otis was even in the system, I called about fostering & adopting him. About 7 months ago, Otis was officially cleared to be adopted, and he was all healed from his accident. He quickly became part of the family, and even my brothers come over to my apartment to dognap him when I'm at work.
I adopted Linnette back in November from you guys, and she's doing great!
Linnette finally found a forever home, she is very happy here, very loved, her tail wags and smiles a lot more now, and my daughters loves her. Linnette is definitely part of our family and we love her.
On December 4th 2010 my boyfriend and I meet little Oliver (formally known as Colby). We instantly bonded and knew he was the one. He was loving and couldn't get enough of us. At first we had some minor problems which included separation anxiety, and potty problems; nothing that couldn't we couldn't overcome though. I think any dog that has been moved from home to home might suffer some extent of anxiety, but it was overcome with trust that was built between us with time. As for the potty problems, he caught on with time. Four months later, and he is the best pet I've ever had. He follows me from room to room, and is always super excited when I come home. Not to mention an excellent cuddler. He is definitely what a dog should be- a man's best friend. My whole family fell in love with him too. He is an all around lovable character. Sometimes he is quite the stinker though, and enjoys chewing on his brother's tail, and getting into all sorts of puggy trouble. It's too hard to stay mad at such an adorable face though, so all is forgiven. Over all though Oliver is sweet heart and has the best personality anyone could ask for in a dog. His naughty behavoirs even make him all the more lovable. He was the best decision I've ever made and just the perfect thing that I needed in my life. I'm forever a pug lover now.
I adopted Miller a few weeks before Christmas and he is such a sweet boy and a wonderful addition to my home. When I first met Miller he was extremely hyper and full of energy. The night before we came he had broken out of his cage, got into the trash and caused a mess in the kennel area... but despite his mischief he found a special place in our hearts and I am sooooo glad that he came home with us. Our personalities are a perfect match. He loves to play and run but also loves to cuddle, His favorite napping spot is under my desk or in my lap. I work from home and Miller will often listen in on some of my calls but the topics get a little boring for him so usually he falls asleep and snores very loudly so the attendees know that he hasn't left the room :0) Thank you again for allowing Miller to join my family I can't imagine my life without him.
Hi there! I wanted to update you on the dogs that I have adopted. I got Henry (previously Echo) in February of 2010 and he is doing great! I can’t believe how far he has come! He just loves everyone and gives everyone lots of kisses! Although me and Henry were having a great time together, I felt that he needed a friend to play with. He has A LOT of energy! So I looked at the website and fell in love with Nugget, who I now call Lola! She and Henry were great together from the time we got in the car to leave the adoption event. They jumped in, laid down and took a nap on each other. I know they aren’t from the same litter but you couldn’t tell by the way they act. They play with each other non-stop and are so loving with each other. Lola is a little bit bigger and is Henry’s protector. I think she can sense that his eye sight isn’t the greatest because she guides him around in the dark. Henry gives her lots of kisses in appreciation though! I tried putting them in separate crates at night and they just were not going to have it! They are best friends and don’t like being without each other. I have attached a picture of them taking a nap together and I have many more! Both of these dogs have been such a blessing to me and I thank you all for everything you do to save this sweet, precious breed!
Melissa , Henry (red), and Lola (fawn)
We rescued our little Harriett 3 1/2 years ago and she has been a sweet blessing to us. We drove from Baton Rouge to Canton, TX to get her after seeing her on the DFW Pug Rescue website. We needed a pal for our pug Milo, who lost his human grandma when she had to go to assisted living. We hated for him to be home alone all day and wanted him to have a friend. Harriett was that friend. They got along great from very beginning. Our little Harriett lost her eyesight not long after we adopted her, but is still doing fine. She has adapted well and just bumps her way along. We wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. She has truly landed in a bed of roses!
In October of 2007 my wife Lindsey and I brought home a very special little pug we named Poe. Being the first dog in our lives we needed help finding the best match, DFW Pug Rescue paired us up perfectly to a pug that fit into our apartment living lifestyle. Poe is well mannered, housebroken and gets along perfectly with our cat Eva. Poe is not a very active Pug and is often found snuggling with us on the couch or sleeping the day away with Eva on our bed. He has become a distinguished senior pug and we cherish every day we have with him. Thank you DFW Pug Rescue for doing what you do and giving us such a wonderful pug.
Taylor & Lindsey Kendrick, Poe
So I've had Max for a year now and I can't find his pictures from the pooch parade which is kinda frustrating. He wore a black bow tie with a king hat. He looked SO adorable.
Anyway, when Max first came to me he didn't know how to play like a dog and when he rode in my car he didn't stick his head out the window. Thanks to his bff Pecas (the black & brindle dog) who was a stray found outside my mothers home in El Paso, Texas he quickly learned how to play tug of war with her and now he proudly sticks his head out the window when we ride in the car. Yea, we're from all over TX. Pecas from El Paso & he's from Dallas and we live here in San Antonio. Max goes on long hikes, loves his afternoon walks, loves to run in circles randomly, snuggle and lounge around with me. He's kind of a stealth pug in that he doesn't snore as much as Pecas does. However he sheds more hair than is on his body. =) He has learned to love getting his face cleaned regularly for tasty treats and he'll sit for any Petmart employee at a cash register b/c of treats... :))
I adopted Joey back in late October 2010. Best thing I ever did! It's amazing how we bonded with each other.
His favorite spot in the house is laying on the sofa looking out into the window. He loves to go for a car ride, lay next to you, and follow's me all over the house. And one smart dog! For example, if he should run out of water in his bowl, he will pick it up and bring it to me.
We had a great experience working with the DFW Pug Rescue group to find some new “girls”… when Jerry and I moved in together he had 2 black pugs, a daughter/mother duo, Pugsley and Gizmo. I became the step daddy, but soon fell head over heels in love with Pugs. We lost Pugsley at the age of 14 and lost Gizmo 3 years later at the age of 13. We still miss them to this day. At first we thought no more dogs for a while but the silence in the house was deafening. While dealing with health issues with Gizmo we were going to Dr. Kussmaul who works very closely with the DFW Pug Rescue so when we lost Gizmo he suggested that we check out their website. We knew what we wanted… it had to be two girls (had to be so they were “the girls”). With what we read on the website we thought it would take forever for them to be able to fill our request as boys seem to be more prevalent than girls. We signed up on a Friday and got a call on Monday, they had us a match. The girls were still at the vet being checked and all of their shots and had not even been placed yet with a foster home. They called us the next day and gave us the contact info for the foster home and we went by on Wednesday. The girls had been surrendered and appeared to be in excellent health and very well taken care of, they were both about 3 years old. To say the least it was love at first sight… the girls were precious… their names are Chloe and Ellie… we have now had them for over 3 years. It was a bumpy road at first, we owned a couple of cats that had grown up with the other pugs so they were all family. After the first couple of days I was setting in the floor in tears… because the cats just ran and hid and only came out after the girls went to bed. But as time went by, the girls came to ignore the cats and the cats learned to tolerate the girls. Most of the time, it seems that they are all lying together on the rugs and just enjoying life together. We have been working on getting their weight down as they came to us in the 30 pound range and now are both at a stealthy 25 pounds. Apparently they hadn’t spent a lot of time in grass as the back yard seemed to be a new challenge for them for a while, now they would gladly spend their entire days lying out in the grass in the sun. Of course since Chloe has some trachea issues we limit her tanning time to about 5 minutes max. After owning 4 pugs now, I can’t imagine owning anything else. Pugs are such devoted and loving pets and are a constant source of entertainment; even sleeping they are hilarious with their window rattling snores and snorts. Our experience was so good with the DFW Pug Rescue. They are a great group of people who really devote themselves to the cause. I only wish we had the means and resources to rescue all of them and start our own PUG RANCH.
I rescued Einstein at a Pug event with DFW Pug Rescue at PetSmart last May. He is a senior pug, almost 10 years old, but he is tiny and full of personality. His foster mom left some notes for his new owners, and without those notes I would have been very confused for awhile. For example, her note said the Einstein doesn't care for toys or treats, but has a really good time eating his food.
I discovered this the first time he ate at my house, when he would knock his food out of his bowl, chase it around on the floor and bark and growl at it before eating each piece. Needless to say it takes him about an hour to eat all the food in his bowl, but that is also his play time so I guess that is okay.
He didn't care much for being picked up, but when I first got him he only slept in his bed on the floor or in a kennel and was afraid of being on the bed or couch, but now he wines if he is not up on the bed with me- this took about five months. He has his own little step stool to hop up on the couch with me as well.
He loves to explore and walk around the perimeter of new places. I teach theatre so at night when I am in rehearsals I bring him along and he gets a lot of attention from my students. He also gets the chance to walk all through the backstage and audience area, which I think is his favorite thing to do.
I am blessed tohave this little dog. As a single woman who lives alone, it is nice to have a snuggle pug with such an interesting personality.
Max (aka Cannoli) is such a sweet boy who loves chasing our 4 year old Gabi and snuggling with me. Max has bonded with our 8 year old daughter Becca as you can see in the pictures. She actually chose his name. Thank you so much for bringing us together. You are truly angels!
My name is Littlebit but used to be Baby Jane. I was a gift to my new Mom by her son and daughter-in-law and boy, am I happy to be in my new family!!! I have lots of her grandkids hugging and loving on me all the time. I don't even mind when the kids pick me up to snuggle because I love cuddling by anyone who will give me the time. I am so gentle with the children and they really like to chase me around the yard.
My new Mom loves me to pieces or so she tells me a hundred times a day! She really likes me to sit in her lap or right beside her when she's reading or stitching quilts. Sometimes I am on her lap and watch her run that sewing machine.
I do snore and shed but my Mom brushes me every day which helps a lot and it feels soooo good. Neither of these little things I do seems to bother Mom, probably because I am so sweet, adorable, good natured and her special friend. My Dad, who says he isn't fond of dogs, surely likes me. He laughs at my little crooked tail that can wag pretty fast. I do not get left home very often because Dad most always says to just take me along for I am a very good travelor. (I know they can't stand to be away from me very long!)
So, if you are considering a PUG adoption, just do it. We all are wonderful, loving, snuggly, faithful dogs and you will be so thankful you provided one of us with a good home.
Hello! I just wanted to update you on one of the dogs we adopted from DFW Pug Rescue. I adopted Boone a few years ago and it has been nothing but good, fun times! He lives out on five acres in Cedar Park, Texas along with me, my fiance, and our other dog Leia (she is a Brussels Griffon). Boone is a pug/terrier mix and the sweetest dog in the world. Him and Leia sleep in our king size bed every night. They are house dogs during the day and we take them out on the land to play when we get home. They get the whole house to themselves with lots of toys! Seriously, we buy a couple new toys every time we go buy food....and, of course, they come along for the ride in the store! They love it. We also take the dogs to the beach whenever we get a chance. They learned how to swim in Port Aransas! Boone's not a big fan of the water we found out, but he loves to roll around in the warm sand and chase the birds and crabs. My fiance's Dad is a retired vet so we get nothing but the best care for the dogs. He is always checking in on us to make sure we are updated on shots and heart worm preventative! We have been growing a vegetable garden and Boone loves to eat tomatoes that we throw to him! He will lick them clean. He also gets to chase deer (we call them big kitties) and squirrels up trees. We have had so much fun with our babies and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for our family. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt such a wonderful dog who has brought so much joy to our life.
Julie and Eric
Boone and Leia
Hey everybody! It’s me, Mateo! (or Brutus depends on who you ask). Anyhow, I go by the name of “Ace” now. I’m having the time of my life in my new forever home! First off, I’ve got a brother who goes by “Tex”. He’s my best friend! He doesn’t breath quite as well as I do, but that’s ok, I still think he’s the best!
My new Mom and Dad take us for walks quite a bit, and since I’ve been in my new digs, I’ve helped Tex lose about 2 pounds. Yeah, mainly because if my parents don’t watch me extra close I’ll eat his food! But I also play with Tex a lot. As you may recall, I enjoy jumping like a gazelle or a small deer. This is fun when I encounter one of the cats! They don’t quite know what the heck to think of that!
Tex has taught me some cool tricks, too. Like at first, I honestly thought the floor was my bathroom. I was like “wow” that’s a big bathroom! Tex explained to me that this isn’t so. But he wasn’t condescending or anything like that! He showed me how to “go” outside. That’s how I knew he was a great big brother, leading by example.
Ok, now on to the fun stuff, photos! I kinda think that my Mom and Dad go a little nuts with the camera but I hear them talk about how you can never have too many pictures of your babies!
Thanks again for rescuing me and taking such excellent care of me while I was waiting it out for my forever home. I’ll keep the notes coming, and the pictures too if you’d like!
Just wanted to let you know how well she is doing and how much we love her. She's so cute and she gets along with the other dogs and plays with Walter, the Corgi all the time. When she's had enough, she puts the 'smack-down' on him! She still tries to chase the cat, but, we have that all arranged so no way can she get her!
She is a total piggy, wanting to eat all the time, but we've kept her svelte and in good shape, monitoring her food and putting her in the back yard to run and play which she enjoys a lot. She doesn't like to get those little feet wet, but will go outside anyway cause we pick her up and put her out there. We call her 'the little brick'. We sometimes call Walter 'the log'!
I guess she's about 12 now? There was some discrepancy on her age initially, but I think she was 10 when we got her and I think she'd not had a lot of fun but she is making up for it now in a big way and is fortunate to have a great house and great family to love her.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that she's still doing great and we are glad we got her.
Christine Gunter, and Alan
Richard Nixon here. You may have known me by my undercover name, Voyager. Now that I'm in my forever home, I am able to use my real name. I had to cross a couple of state lines to get here. I'm living on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi now. Not too close to the water, mind you, but, close enough if I feel the need to get myself covered in sand. There was an old guy already here when I arrived. I'm working on getting him back into shape. He's smart, but I'm smarter. I have had to come up with some pretty elaborate schemes to steal his bones. He falls for them every time!! Except last night, he managed to get it back. Like I said, he's smart.
I've got my human trained pretty well too. I just have to give her the right look in the morning and she gets my breakfast. Dinner is another story. She has some stupid 6pm rule. I really have to talk her into anything earlier. She listens though, and I've, at times, managed to circumvent the 6pm rule. She keeps me busy with all the mini tennis balls I can handle. I really like the Kong ones, that squeak, though. She's a transplant, from up north, so she's got me hooked on this Faygo Redpop. I guess it isn't so bad. I've picked up reading since I've been here, and have a quite comfy place to sleep. I'm attaching some pictures so you can see how I'm doing.
|Not sure if you remember me, we got Jackson from DFW Pug Rescue last November. Here’s a recent pic of him (sorry that it’s not too clear) keeping my mom company while she took a nap! He is such a cuddle bug!
Jackson was neutered 3 wks ago……he did so well, he doesn’t even miss them! Thank you so much for bringing Jackson in our lives. He has the cutest personality and he loves his big brothers too!
Hope all is well with you…………..and all the pugs you rescue!!!
Franci Berg & Jackson!!!!
|I am calling her Izzy and she is laying next to me on her back so I can rub her belly and is snorting away...lol. Working on crate training, not barking, and not chasing the cats. I made her bandanas yesterday with scrap fabric and she sports them well. Hope all goes well with the pug rescue.
We are blessed, especially me, with these two little girls. They are the love of my life,(Sorry June)it's true. I get up each day and the first thing I do is check on our girls and it's all over. I am totally consumed with their love and affection. I can't wait to see what they have in store for me today! What a joy DFWPG gave to us. So how are you doing and how are your brood doing. How many do you all have now? It is always good to hear from you and do not worry I give plenty of hugs and thank The Lord every night that He brought me to your lovely organization. God bless you all and yours. Well BCNU for now. Write anytime and love and happiness to you and yours.
June & Ron
Not sure if you remember us, but we adopted "Fritz" (could have been Fritz "2") in January of 2009. He was from Louisiana - had a really bad urinary infection, heartworm, injured eye, etc. We were looking for a buddy for our Nate - a very spoiled Pug.
Well, I wanted to let you know he (now known and loved as "Steve") is doing GREAT. He is my boy - follows me everywhere. We are so very happy that he's a part of our family. Nate and Steve are truly brothers now - they are alike and yet very different in a lot of ways. We must admit that Steve is the brains of outfit! He catches on to things very quickly - it's really amazing. What a great dog. He loves going for walks and is always so friendly to people and other dogs.
We moved from our apartment in Richardson to a patio home in Plano, so the boys have a small yard now. They think that's pretty cool, though they still prefer their couch in the living room! I can't imagine life without my boys.
Thank you again for getting all together - we will never forget you!
|We are settling in well. Louie is a sweetie! Thanks a lot!
|I will keep you updated happily on Clover Pup #2. I'm a picture fanatic and I will love to be able to share with you how he grows and develops. I'm a pediatric nurse and my husband is a paramedic applying to nursing school so our hope is that we can get Marley (our golden) his Canine Good Citizen and puppy too and go to Cook Children's (where I work) and do animal therapy. I've watched the group there do animal therapy since I was in nursing school and they are just awesome! Caleb, my ten year old, is completely in love. He didn't want to go to school today.
You obviously did a great job, he is so beautiful and the sweetest ever. He is curled up against my leg right now. Marley, our golden, is being very patient as puppy tries to hang onto his tail etc... (: We have fostered lots of goldens and I'm excited for Marley to have a permanent buddy. Thank you for the supplies and DVD, that was really sweet of you. When is he due for his heartworm? And do you know if I just call Creekside to set up vaccines and neutering? Or do I go through someone with the rescue? Thanks again, we feel so lucky. He is wonderful!
|Here are more pictures of our little pug Lilly (aka Fancy Mae). She is doing so well!
We love her to pieces, and she is incredibly well-behaved. George and I take her everywhere with us, and we've gone to two pug meet-ups already. Lilly loves to sniff the other dogs, but sticks close to us for reassurance.
At home she's not much for playing, but just likes to follow me around the house and curl up for naps in my sewing room. She is so calm and cuddly, and just the perfect addition to our family! We tell everyone we see that
DFW pug rescue is the best! Please tell Holly that we are so grateful for the foster care she gave Lilly and pass the photos on to her as well.
Just dropping you a line to give you an update on our new family. We are all settled in together and are having a BLAST. Dave and Junie (we are calling her “Gidget”) have totally bonded and spend a ton of time together. We have all bonded, but you can tell she’s a total daddy’s girl, haha. When he lies on the sofa she hops right on up too and curls up in his armpit or on his chest and falls fast asleep! Its the cutest thing!
Little Dexter (We are calling him “Little Mookie” haha its so silly) has made himself right at home as well. He is our handsome boy and loves playing outside with his sister and Pippi (our golden). All three dogs have in fact become super close. Sometimes they all stretch out together and take naps!
Anyway, just thought I’d send you an update. Thanks again for all your help! We are very happy : ) Look how sweet these babies are!
|We were so fortunate to get Charlotte Beth (formerly Abby) as our own little one in December 2008. She fit in right from the start, or should I say she muscled in right from the start. This is one bossy girl! Her nickname around here is Sassy Bossy. The other pugs (and the humans) march to her tune. She is definitely a lap dog and Heaven help us if we ignore her when she wants up. She thinks she’s hot stuff and is willing to whoop any dog in the vet’s waiting room.
When we got Charlotte , Dr. Gumfory said that she would probably have to have one of her knees done again. We were lucky to find a terrific orthopedic surgeon locally and she had her 3rd knee surgery in June. What a trooper! She never complained, even with 17 staples in her leg. I’m happy to report that both of her knees are now great. She tears around the yard at breakneck speed, although she limps a little when the weather is wet and chilly.
Charlotte’s passion is any squeaky toy. Her current favorite is a chicken. She knows the exact location of the squeaker and carries the toy around the house in such a way that she can make it talk constantly. She is also the only dog I’ve ever met who kisses. I don’t mean doggy kisses – even though she’s good at those, too – she actually purses her lips and kisses!
We just celebrated Charlotte ’s first Gotcha Day on December 13. Steak for everyone! Our thanks go out again to DFW Pug Rescue, the staff at Westcreek, and the wonderful foster mom who took such good care of her.
|Marshall LOVED the snow day!!!!!!! He ran around and played. It was so cute!! He is doing so good and just as happy as a pug should be!! We love him so much!!!
|Just wanted to give you update on BamBam. His first week with us has been just fine. He is a good little boy! It only took him about two days to get the hang of our schedule. He only had 2 or 3 accidents in the house - which I think is great. My daughters just love him. They are eager to be the ones to feed him and give him his biscuits. He sleeps in my oldest daughter's bed with her at night even!
He is getting along pretty well with our other dog, who is still a puppy at 8 months old. Bambam is not afraid to put her in her place if she gets a little too frisky with him. He has made himself right at home. We're definitely glad we found him! I've attached a picture of BamBam and the girls snuggling on the couch. Thank you!
| Dear DFW Pugs:
Thank you so much for matching me with the most awesome family in the world. My new brother and best friend is the most awesome companion in the ever, we do everything together!!!!. We play all the time together, go on walks and make fun of our dad on a daily basis. Dad just got us new treats for our Kong and I love it! Because Dad works from home a few days a week, we get a lot of extra TLC, which is so cool. Anyway, just wanted to tell you thanks again and I’m really lucky. All the best!
Hi Foster Mom JoAnn,
It is me--Jesabelle but now my name is Daisy Mae. I just had to let you know that I am so happy in my forever home!!! My new mom and dad are happy with me too. I hear them talking about how I am just the cutest thing and am the perfect pug. My daddy calls me his princess and tells me every day that he loves me. My mom and I are inseparable. She takes me wherever she goes unless it is a place that won't allow pugs. We do everything together and she coos and cuddles and kisses me all the time.
It took me a few days but I think I have them trained now on how I expect my daily schedule to be. The first thing I do every morning when I jump off the bed is eat. Sleeping really makes me hungry. Mom tried at first to get me to go outside and do my business but I soon got her straightened out! I have to eat first so that I will have the energy so that we can go outside and I can run, run and run more around the yard. When I am all tired, I do my business and mom and I go inside and we play for a bit with my toys. It is then usually time for her to go to work.
I am so happy that she gets to work from home most days. But, I do not like this thing called the computer. Mom and I have had several discussions about it because I do not want her attention on it all day. She thinks we compromised but really I won. I get to lay in her lap all day with my head on her arm. I am the perfect lady as long as she stops a couple of times during the day and plays with me and of course I have her trained on when I expect my treats. I require those at certain times of the day. Boy do I love it though when she finishes work!!! It is time to take a walk.
We explore different places to walk and we have met lots of new people and other creatures. I am a P-U-G but I think you just call them dogs. They are fun though. I don't actually walk--I prance. I have to show everyone how cute I am. Mom and I went last week and bought me a hot pink halter especially for our walks and I want all the others to see that I am beautiful!! Everyone tells me I am adorable. I have learned that if I lay my ears back and give them a crooked smile where just my bottom teeth show, everyone falls head over heels for me!!!
If it is raining, we get to go for a car ride instead of a walk. Then we get to go to the Sonic for a drink and they really love me there! We also walk to my new Grandpa's to check on him....he doesn't like dogs but he loves me but of course I am not a dog! I have lots of new auntie's and cousins that dote on me too. I am especially fond of the two legged one that is a year old. He is just my size and laughs at me all the time. I loved the snow and put on a show for mom and dad out in it and I am sending you some pictures.
Mom and I are planning to attend the Pugapalooza Saturday and hope to see you there. I am saving lots of kisses for you.
I want to thank you for taking such good care of me until you found me my forever home. You rock!!!