CRICKET

Age: DOB August 7, 2023
Adoption Fees: 750

February 19, 2024 – Cricket is a happy little pug. Cricket loves the snow and being outdoors. Cricket will growl if another dog gets too close to her toys or chews. Cricket has finished her antibiotics for her UTI. She still has the odd pee indoors. Cricket uses the dog bed as a step to getting on the couch and uses the ramp daily to get outdoors.
Cricket is getting a surgery on February 26 for hip dysplasia on her left leg.

February 12, 2024 – Cricket and Sunny have had a great week. They both had an outing to the pet store where they were fitted for new harnesses and leads. They sure love their squeaky and chew toys. Cricket has been treated for a UTI and is being treated with antibiotics. Her potty training has improved with medication. Both pups have started to snuggle with their foster mom and they give LOTS of kisses. Both pups sleep through the night peacefully.

February 5, 2024 – Cricket is doing very well.  She is adjusting easily to her new environment and is happy to be with her brother Sunny.  Little Cricket is getting spayed tomorrow and will get her hernia repaired at the same time.

January 31, 2024 – Cricket went to the vet this morning, she is 11.6lbs.  She is getting spayed and get her hernia fixed on Tuesday February 5, 2024.  She was brought up to date to her vaccination.

January 31, 2024 – Cricket came in yesterday along with her brother Sunny.  Cricket is born on August 7, 2023.  She is almost 6 months.  Cricket has a BIG umbilical hernia that will need to be fixed.  Cricket is going to the veterinarian this morning for a complete check up and be vaccinated.
Cricket is the one in the front of the photo.

SUNNY

Age: DOB August 7, 2023
Adoption Fees: $750

February 19, 2024 – Sunny is a happy little pug. He is a big snuggle bug and doesn’t like the cold.

February 12, 2024 – Cricket and Sunny have had a great week. They both had an outing to the pet store where they were fitted for new harnesses and leads. They sure love their squeaky and chew toys. Sunny has recovered well from his surgery. Both pups have started to snuggle with their foster mom and they give LOTS of kisses. Sunny travelled well in the car for his follow up vet visit. Both pups sleep through the night peacefully.

February 5, 2024 – Sunny was neutered last Friday and had his hernia repaired.  Both procedures went very well.  He is back at his foster home for a smooth recovery.  He is in good spirits and was very excited to see his sister Cricket. Incision looks great. He had no problem walking around or wanting to follow the resident pugs.

January 31, 2024 – Sunny went to the vet this morning.  He is a solid boy at 14.5lbs and he is getting neutered and getting his hernia fixed at the same time.  He has been vaccinated.

January 31, 2024 – Sunny came in yesterday along with his sister Cricket.  Sunny is born on August 7, 2023.  He is almost 6 months.  Sunny has a BIG umbilical hernia that will need to be fixed.  Sunny is going to the veterinarian this morning for a complete check up and be vaccinated.
Sunny is the one on the back of the photo.

NUGGET – HOSPICE PUG

Age: 13.5
Adoption Fees: HOSPICE PUG

January 25, 2024 – Nugget is living a happy life over here with her new family – She has become very attached to her new Mom, following her around all the time, getting as many cuddles as she can fit into a day. Shes getting closer with her new sister too, cuddling more often, and trying to play with her. Nugget is limited with her play due to her dental issues, but she makes do. She looks forward to her treats after each walk and before bed. Even though she can’t hear or see very well, she is a star at “sit, and shake a paw”. She still has to be carried down stairs, but she does an impressive job at going up our two sets of 15 step stairs. Sometimes she does them slowly and pants, but she quickly recovers once she reaches the top. Nugget is a star at communicating her needs. She cries or gently barks periodically if she needs something (I.e. food, bathroom, cuddles).  She’s a strong advocate for herself.
At her most recent vet appointment, they did a chest x-ray out of concern for her breathing. There were multiple lung nodules, which could mean a few different things. In the absence of biopsies, we won’t know for sure. The vet recommended no interventions, just comfort measures. Nugget sometimes coughs, and sounds a bit congested or out of breath, but she’s not suffering by any means. She’s a happy little lady, full of energy and love each day. She’s made our life better, and it’s our priority to make hers better each day as well. We are very in tune with her needs, and make adjustments as we go to meet them.

January 8, 2024 – Nugget’s had a great couple of weeks. She’s settling into her new routine. She loves her walks, but is a little bit more reluctant when it’s cold. She’s happy to put on winter gear when needed. When we go for long walks or hikes, she is happy to get cozied up in our pet carrier backpack.  I think her favourite thing is cuddling up with someone – She doesn’t care where it is! She works hard for her treats. She’s starting to play with us. Sometimes she wants wet food other she wants dry. We just roll with it.  Nugget has a vet appt on January 12, they’re going to update the rest of her vaccines and recheck her eyes and ears. We have decided not to have dental work done on Nugget as she gets extremely stressed at the vet and turns blue, we don’t want to have to put a complete anesthesia for fear that she won’t make it thru.

It was lovely having Nugget a part of our Christmas this year. She got to meet lots of loving people and dogs. have nothing bad to say about this dear little soul. She’s adding to our lives in a way we didn’t expect. Feeling fortunate.

December 7, 2023 – Nugget is very gentle and has a kind soul. Her priority each day is cuddling up with someone she loves. She is an absolute delight to spend time with. Nugget gets lots of kisses on the head, and lots of ears / body scratches throughout the day. As long as she knows her people are there, she’s always excited for those little moments of connection.

She’s settling in very quickly. She’s such a strong, resilient little dear. Over this past week, our priority has been to get in tune with her needs. Trying to make her feel loved and safe in her new surroundings. Fortunately, there is always someone home with her.  Her and the resident pug (9 yrs old) are bonding well. There’s a bit of an age gap, so it has been a bit of a transition for both of them, but overall, they are respecting each other and enjoying each other’s company. There have been no issues with conflict or aggression with Nugget, she’s very easy going. This sweet little girl just needs love, security and comfort. She has a lot of love and comfort to give back in return. It doesn’t take long to fall in love with her.

Nugget has her first full assessment at the vet on Dec. 8/23. When we took her there last Friday, she was too anxious to have much done. She is going to get some sedation before the visit tomorrow so hopefully, we can get some bloodwork and vaccines done that day. They are hoping to be able to get a better look at her eyes, nose folds, and ears that day as well.

Nugget skin is pretty good at the moment (she has history of dermatitis). She has received a Cytopoint injection as she started getting itchy, which resolved her symptoms within a couple of hours. We are not sure what Nugget is allergic to, so to be safe, we only give her hypoallergenic food.The vet gave me the OK to try some fruits and veggies as treats for her like blueberries and green beans.

Her eyes get quite dry, especially after she wakes up from asleep – They visibly look dry, and she gets some white eye discharge, especially in the left eye. I’m gently trying to introduce her to eye lubricant drops because I find the eye discharge can further impair her vision, making her more uneasy with her surroundings (i.e. in walks and in the house).

Nugget doesn’t like when you touch her paws, ears, nose, eyes, or wrinkles.
We are working on gradually getting her comfortable with us doing this, so that we can properly care for these areas on a regular basis.  If her breathing rate increases / becomes more laboured during these activities, I just stop right away, and try again later. Nugget can easily develops significant breathing difficulties when anxious. The vet agrees that it is not worth stressing her out like that, especially at her age.

We’ve started giving Nugget salmon oil for her skin health and Tri Acta for bone/joint health (she has a history of osteoarthritis). I add a little bit of water to it and mix it up well.  Nugget had two restless nights since her arrival, otherwise, she passes out right away in her bed around 9-10pm. Last night, she fell asleep in a laundry basket, full of warm towels from the dryer.  Sometimes when she’s restless, we put her in our main bed for a few minutes until she’s sleepy and then I put her back in her bed, which usually does the trick.

Nugget is completely housetrained. We take her out once every 4 hours, which seems to work well for her. Sometimes when she shakes (she does this often, especially outside), a little piece of stool slips out. This often happens right before she gets outside for her walk. It’s very important to be in tune with her cues.

We’re fairly confident that Nugget has minimal to no vision or hearing. It seems like she can see shadows though – She looks in the direction of larger movements, and seems to pick up on dark-light contrasts better (ie. I wear black boots in the snow, and I see her using them as a reference on our walks). She has very good sense of smell – She is prompted a lot by smell (i.e. food, people, outside air, etc.).

Nugget does need help on and off of furniture. I think this is more to do with her vision than her mobility but likely both. To accommodate her, I’ve purchased a carpeted furniture ramp, and in the meantime, we are using a couch cushion as a step up for her to jump up and down off the couch as she please.

Nugget can manage two stairs at a time, in a well lit area, with some guidance. We don’t force her to do anything, but we do our best to coax and support her to actively participate in her daily activities (versus me carrying her everywhere). Carpeted stairs are definitely ideal for her. She has a bit of a phobia with people touching her paws, so her nails are longer than usual, which causes her to slide on hard flooring sometimes.

The length of her walks depends on how cold it is, and also maybe her arthritis – She occasionally limps for a couple of minutes on walks or when she first gets up after lying down for a while. She’ll let you know if she’s done with the walk by abruptly stopping during a walk or straight up turning in a different direction and bee-lining it in another direction lol. Miss Nugget knows what she wants / needs, and she is very confident in communicating that when she has to!

December 4, 2023 – Nugget went to the vet on Friday December 1 –  they weren’t able to do much due to nugget’s anxiety – she went cyanotic pretty quick (lips, gums, tongue purple). She was totally fine seconds later. The vet wants to focus more on quality of care for her due at her age, versus a more “aggressive” approach. They were really great with her. The resident pug was right by her side, helping to calm her down. We spent most of time chatting and giving nugget lots of love and pets, just to get her used to the new setting. They gave me some sedation for her next visit next Friday, trazodone, and gabapentin. They’d like me to try having her nails done during her bath next week with my groomer, and try using sedation before that, just so I can get a feel for what dose she’ll

need on Friday. Nugget loves carrots, apples, and berries. Next Friday they’re going to try vaccines and bloodwork, but would like to go at nuggets pace. Nugget is super happy right now – she loves her car rides. We’ve been on lots of long walks today. My whole family is working really hard to make her feel good especially in these first few days.  The vet also doesn’t think sedating her to have her teeth cleaned would be a good idea based on her breathing issues and her age. They weren’t able to get a look at her ears. They got a quick look at her eyes and said there’s nothing acute going on there.  They heard a little heart arrhythmia, but said it could just be due to her erratic breathing from the stress
The quick look they got at her skin on her body was good too. They think her skin issues are isolated, mostly to her ears and nose folds. They think that’s why she shakes her head often and rubs her face in the bed.

November 29, 2023 – Nugget’s first night went surprisingly, really well! Her vision and hearing must be bad because she seems to have to track each floor of the home to get used to it, so she did that for a while before she settled. But then she slept the entire night.  Nugget does rubs her face a lot, so I’m not sure if that’s her skin or her eyes.  Nugget is going to the vet this Friday for a complete check and blood work.  She will need to get her teeth cleaned as it has never been done before in her life but we want to make sure she’s strong enough to handle anesthesia.

November 28, 2023 – Nugget was surrendered due to no fault of her own.
This sweet girl is 13.5  years old.  She is spayed.
Stay tuned for more on Nugget as we get to know her more.

PANDA

Age: DOB February 7, 2023
Adoption Fees: $750

December 4, 2023 –  Panda is a very special pup.  She is a ball of puppy energy, who loves nothing more than zooming around playing with our children and other dog. She loves to settle down in the evening and get her cuddle time.  Panda has been well socialized with other dogs, children, and cats.  Panda loves going on her daily walks around the forest and does need at least two long walks a day to calm some of her bottled up energy.  At the end of the day, her favorite thing in the world is a good old belly rub.   Panda sleeps all night in her crate with no issue and settles down quickly once left alone in her crate in the day.

She will thrive in a family with another young dog to play with.  Panda travels well and is comfortable in the car.   We are still working on leash training as she does tend to pull from excitement.  Panda is still working on potty training as well.  This little girl can still have the odd accident if not let out every couple of hours. After all, she is still a puppy!  Panda is going to make a great companion for an active family and has so much love to give! She really is a bundle of joy who lights up everyone’s day!

November 28, 2023 – Panda loves laying on her side for belly rubs; after every walk she comes back and does this. She is such a funny character. She is doing great and has TONS of energy. Panda will need to be adopted by an active family with, ideally, another young dog to burn her energy.  She is socializing really well with people, cats & dogs. Panda is getting spayed tomorrow.

November 21, 2023
– Panda is a bundle of energy who loves nothing more than running around catapulting herself from furniture all around the house. She is fantastic with our four children, three cats and dog; her gentle nature is just beautiful. She is gentle and so loving always wanting to be sat on her human.
She is really going to make a family very happy as she has so much love to give!

 

November 14, 2023 – Panda is a beautiful little pug. She has settled in so well as if she has always been here. Panda is getting used to having 3 cats around and adjusting very well. She has no inside house accidents and slept all night in her crate. She is a loving, caring and funny bundle of joy and makes everyone’s day better.  Panda is going to the vet tomorrow for a complete check up and to be brought up to date in her vaccination and have her spay surgery scheduled.

November 13, 2023 – Panda was surrendered to us due to no fault of her own.  She is born on February 7, 2023 so she is a little over 9 months.  Panda is not spayed.  She will be going to the vet hopefully in the coming week for a full check up.  Stay tuned for more on this sweet girl as we get to know her more.

GOOSE

Age: DOB May 21, 2023
Adoption Fees: $750

November 29, 2023 – Goose & Skye have been adopted by their foster mom.  Happy long life to these 2.

November 21, 2023 – Goose continues to make us laugh with all her funny antics and facial expressions. We have slowly allowed her and her foster pal Skye a little more freedom in the home. When we leave they are now allowed in the kitchen and living room. We tried an hour at a time and can  leave for 4-6 hours without too many surprises. They seem quite comfortable. Our daughter was home with her 8yr old Boston Terrier for the weekend  and everyone got along super well. Goose is still very careful with our cat and everyone knows their place.  Outdoor exercise is exciting to watch in the fenced backyard. Lots of squirrels to chase and they often get the zoomies to tucker themselves out. The night time routine is quite predictable. They seem to need to go out at 5ish am but they easily come back into their crate for another 1 1/2 hours. Clocks going back did not help. Another week in the books going very well.

November 7, 2023 – Goose is the sweetest little pug. She is loving, snuggly, curious and at times mischievous (but in a fun way lol). She has easily fit into our homelife. She is very  calm with everyday noises in the house such as vacuum, sudden bangs, outdoor sounds etc. She had a couple of firsts in the last week. One being Halloween kids to the door and another was running in a snowfall one morning. She took it all in stride. She was to the vet today and in good health. She was a brave one getting her booster and rabies and we socialized with all my friends at the clinic.

October 24, 2023 – Little girl Goose is the whole package of cuteness. She is so playful and curious and enjoys being picked up and snuggled. Plenty of kisses get exchanged. This week, we have opened up the area into our living room and she loves being with her people. After  busy playtime, she will crash on your lap.

We have had a minor setback with the “potty” training and have had a couple of accidents. It is likely due to the change of weather and not wanting to go out as eagerly on a rainy or cold day. In general though, she is good to go outside. She is quite happy and playful with foster buddy, Skye. I don’t hear a peep from her all night in her crate until 7am. Come meal time, she is super excited to have her belly full. This little gal is just the sweetest!

October 18, 2023 – Goose is an adorable, curious and playful girl. Her confidence with us has increased so much already. She now allows us to hold and cuddle with her. I can play with her feet without any issues. She has let me trim her nails. We gave her a bath on day 2 and she was happy about it. She sleeps all night in her crate without a peep until 7am. We have had only 2 accidents. We are able to take her out every few hours and she always does her business.  Goose loves playing with Skye and is quite good with our cat. Her visit to the vet today was great. She is a mighty 10.5lbs

October 11, 2023 – Goose had a good night, she is being fostered with Skye. They slept in separate crates at night but were were quite happy to be together during the day. We left the door of crate open til bedtime.  Goose was let out twice at night and didn’t have any accident in the house.  She had her pee at the morning outing.
I already see more confidence with both. Goose is a little spitfire and very food motivated. I was able to trim her nails by myself which is great for a pug! She ate well and drank. Goose is very entertained by the himalayan chew and squeekie toys. The resident cat is quite accepting of the pair.

October 10, 2023 – Goose was surrendered due to no fault of her own.  She is born May 21, 2023.  Goose will go to the vet next week for a complete check up and we will schedule her spaying surgery at that moment.  Goose is NOT available for adoption.
Adoption Application submitted at this moment will be discarded.

SKYE

Age: DOB October 10, 2021
Adoption Fees: $750

November 29, 2023 – Skye and Goose got adopted by their foster mom and dad.  Long happy life to these 2.

November 21, 2023 – Skye is such a gentle, careful, yet curious young soul. She enjoys all the pleasures of a good cuddle and lap time. She still shows her patience with Goose during play time and sharing of toys and chews. In the last week, we have left the pair to enjoy another part of the house while we are out. No damage,  minimal accidents.

 Skye is so fast when she gets running around the yard. The squirrels have been a great source of exercise. (not fast enough for squirrels). Skye still spends bedtime in her crate and never has accidents. She met our daughter’s 8yr old Boston Terrier who spent the weekend with us. Everyone was quite compatible. No issues. She is a fun and sweet little lady to have with us

November 7, 2023 – Skye is a charming, lovable sweetheart of a girl who loves to be with her people. She has come to enjoy this new way of life, and loves snuggling on the couch.  She’s a very good eater, which is clear we have to watch her portions. She loves to run and play with her foster pal Goose and is very caring and tolerant of all the puppy antics she puts up with. She is very calm around sudden noises inside and outside the house. She was curious with our Halloween kids and eventually didn’t even bother with the continuous doorbell sounds. This girlie is a real gem. Loves getting hugs and kisses and gives plenty in return.

October 25, 2023 – Skye is such a kind mother type pug. She is so tolerable of the little 5 month old Goose who is always after her to play. Skye is still a little shy to be picked up and cuddled, but once you do she is just in awe of this new experience. Skye is very loving and happy to be a part of the family. We continue to have company come see them and they warm up much sooner to strangers than in the beginning. It is only a matter of time that they won’t be shy with others. Skye has had a couple of accidents this week. I’m not sure if it is weather related (rain and cold), or a marking situation now we have allowed a bigger living space for her. This girl has a big appetite, so controlled portions are a must for her. Skye sleeps all night in her crate without a peep  and no accidents. She is quite ready to relieve herself in the morning. She loves to give kisses and enjoys a good scratch and rub. This girl is so loving and kind.

October 18, 2023 – Skye is a sweet young lady who is gaining confidence every day and realizing it’s fun to do pug stuff. We bathed her and she was quite comfortable with it all. She is crate trained and has not had any accidents during her stay. Always does her business when we take her out. She is good to come by name and seems eager to please. She can play hard and is very tolerable of her little sidekick Goose. We had a great outing to the vet and she seemed calm and comfortable with all the attention. We have had friends visit to see her and she is always very timid at first. Her full personality will surely shine with others soon. We have seen huge changes in trust already.

October 11, 2023 – She had a first good night. She is being fostered with Goose, another pug who was surrendered to us. They slept in separate crates but during the day, they were quite happy to be together. Skye did both her business out and was quite content in her crate all night. So far no accidents in the house.  I already see more confidence.
Yesterday, poor Skye was very timid and shy and that little tail was down all day.
Today, she is bright, comes up to us outside and gives kisses and her little curly tail has been up and curled where it should be. She ate well and drank.  She was very entertained by the himalayan chew and squeekie toys.  Our cat is quite accepting Skye quite well.
Skye is NOT yet available for adoption, Adoption Application submitted at this moment will be discarded.

October 10, 2023 – Skye was surrendered to us yesterday due to no fault of her own.  She is born October 10, 2021 and she is spayed.

RORIE

Age: DOB January 24, 2022
Adoption Fees: $750

November 15, 2023….later – Rorie and Sookie have been adopted by their foster mom.  They have bonded with her and we believe this is the best for these 2 sweet girls.

November 15, 2023 – Rorie is such a crazy little girl, she is full of life and love she is just a little cuddle bug given the chance will cuddle up with any of her foster brothers, right on top. Once she adjusted to me, she became attached like glue but she has spent just about every day with my mother around and yet she still cannot touch her, she will aproach people and sniff them but don’t look at her or touch her, she is very timid. She still does not like it when I leave the house or even go upstairs without her, she is very vocal and stressed out until I come back and then she lets me know how unhappy she is that I went somewhere without her. Just the other night was the first night that she fell asleep on the couch with her foster brothers with me on another couch; this has never happened before so that was so nice to see. She has a very healthy appetite and just cannot wait for dinner time, the squeals that come from her are just amazing very very high pitched. I took her and Sookie to the fenced-in park on Sunday for an off leash adventure, they ran and ran and just had the best time, it was very nice to see.

October 19, 2023 – Little Rorie she is very sweet once she will let you near her. She went to the vet this past week and it was very hard for them to get close to her but they did a pretty good job with the help of peanut butter. So a quick look at eyes, nose, ears and heart so far all seems to be looking good. She has come out of her shell a lot with me but still very scared of strangers.

I have been able to bring her to work a couple of days so she can experience random people coming around. She does learn very fast but the insecurity is going to take a bit as she gets upset when I leave the house or is without me for even a few moments. She still has not mastered the art of doing all of her business outside but today she went for a poop outside which was the first time and she was very proud of herself.

She seems to be very attached to Sookie and vice versa. They do everything together and are not very happy when one is without the other but it is. Rorie is a very happy little girl, she loves to run at the speed of light after she has done her business outside.

October 11, 2023 – This little girl is very sweet. She came to me and I could not even touch her. In the morning, she was fine and very excited to see us. I opened the door and let my pugs in to see how everyone would get on. Lots of sniffing and everything went really well. I let her run through the house and into the backyard for her first adventure!! Run run run sniff bark then 110 miles an hour back into the house.

In the two days that I have had her, she has come such a long way already. I can pet her, pick both up and get the harnesses on them so that meant yesterday was the first little walk, that was fun, very tangly. She has learned to wait for treats along with the resident pugs so nobody has gotten in trouble. Rorie is on raw food and she just explode with energy when it is meal prep time.  Rorie and Sookie curl up together right beside me.  Rorie and Sookie are fostered together.

October 9, 2023 – Rorie was surrendered due to no fault of her own.  She is born January 24, 2022 and she is spayed.  Stay tuned for more on Rorie as we get to know her.
Note that Rorie is NOT available for adoption at the moment.
Adoption Application submitted while Rorie is NOT available for adoption will be discarded.

SOOKIE

Age: DOB September 24, 2020
Adoption Fees: $600

November 15, 2023  – Sookie and Rorie have been adopted by their foster mom.  They have bonded with her and we believe this is the best for these 2 sweet girls.

October 31, 2023 – Sookie was spayed today; everything went fine, she did very well and they were also able to enlarge her nostrils as they were very narrow and she had difficulty breathing by her nose, she had to open her mouth.  The problem will be resolved now.  Sookie is such a smart little girl and learns very fast. When I have her at work, she comes every time I call her.  She pays attention to what I am asking her to do. When I want to leave my house, she would get very upset but now, when I ask her to be quiet and step back from the door she listens.
Sookie is beautiful and a perfect little pug package; stalky and a perfect little curled tail and what a face.

October 19, 2023 – Sookie is the cutest of the cute! She is just a little bundle of wrinkles and stalkiness. She has lost a wee bit of weight since I have had her probably from all the running around. Sookie is a little less timid than Rorie. It was easier to get close to her from the beginning and she loves to give kisses. Sookie loves to run and play fight anytime she can and she has a little more adventure for the outdoors than Rorie.  She is the first to go and not afraid to run out on her own or with one of the other resident pugs. We are working on our walks but the two of them are so timid still it can get very tangly. Sookie also has a lot of separation anxiety at the moment, so I hope with me leaving and coming home everyday, in time, they will realize I am coming back.  Sookie had her veterinary visit; she is a pretty healthy girl and is scheduled to be spayed on the 26 of October.

October 11, 2023 – This little girl is quite something, very very sweet so kind hearted. She came to me and I could not even touch her. By the evening, I just sat on the floor with her, has folded and head down so she could sneak up on me and smell me I did this for about a half hour and she had lots of good smelling. I was able to touch Sookie before I went to bed where I left her closed by for the evening. In the morning, she was very excited to see us. I opened the door and let my pugs in to see how everyone would get on, lots of sniffing but everything went really well. I let her run through the house and into the backyard for their first adventure.  Run run run sniff bark then 110 miles an hour back into the house.

In two days, she has come such a long way already. Sookie has already learned to use the backyard to go to the bathroom. She has learned to wait for treats along with the resident pugs and nobody has gotten in trouble. Sookie is now on raw food and just explode with energy when it is meal prep time. She is amazing.

October 9, 2023 – Sookie was surrendered to us due to no fault of her own.  She is a 3 year old girl and she is spayed.
Stay tuned for more on Sookie as we get to know her.
Note that Sookie is NOT available for adoption at the moment.
Adoption Application submitted while Sookie is NOT available for adoption will be discarded.

DALLAS – HOSPICE PUG

Age: 10
Adoption Fees: $400

January 11, 2024 – Dallas is doing well and seems happy, she has adapted beautifully to having one eye. She is a happy girl that gets along so well with her fur brother, Fritz, and our kids. Dallas loves to cuddle on the couch more than anything, but also loves a good play session with Fritz and a walk in the neighborhood.

Overall, she just seems to enjoy life and her people to the fullest, so we are lucky to be the recipient of this love.

December 1, 2023 – Dallas had one eye removed as she was completely blind from that eye and it was causing her real discomfort.  She is healing very well.  She has bonded very well with the resident dog Fritz.
October 3, 2023 – Dallas is such a lovely dog. She has settled into our routine well and this has greatly reduced her separation anxiety.
She is great with our resident dog and they love playing together. She has been enjoying hanging out in our backyard with the sunshine lately and likes playing with soft toys.
We are currently doing another round of medication for her ears. We have her booked for booster vaccines and a dental/skin tag removal. She will also be seen by the specialist to assess her optic dermoid.
Overall, she is a happy and sweet girl. A dream foster really!

September 27, 2023 – Dallas is a sweet and spunky lady. She is so happy and joyful despite a few medical issues that will be sorted out with the vet. She settled in here quite quickly!  She seems food motivated, and has been eating and drinking well since her arrival. She looks like she will need to lose a bit of weight. Housetraining seems good and she is always excited to see the leash.  Dallas has started playing with toys and with our dog. She does exhibit some respiratory difficulties when more excited. She will do a lot of reverse sneezing and gets a bit congested at times. She is quite spry for her age though!  She demonstrates some mild separation anxiety. She likes to follow me everywhere around the house and will whine/bark for a short time when we leave the house or if separated from us in another room. Typical velcro pug that just wants love. Dallas enjoys hanging on the couch together in the evenings.  In terms of health issues, she came in with eye and ear infections which are being treated. She has an ocular dermoid that will be assessed and will need dental. Her nails have been trimmed, but the quicks are fairly long.

September 25, 2023 – Dallas came in a few days ago. She was sent to us from the Ottawa Humane Society.  Dallas is spayed and she is 10 years old.  She will be going to the vet tomorrow for a complete check up.

OLIVE

Age: DOB Feb 2023
Adoption Fees: $600

January 29, 2024 – Olive had her left eye removed last week.  She is healing very well.  She has just been adopted by her foster mom.

January 9, 2024 – Olive has her right eye removed a week and a half ago as it almost just fell out of the socket.  She is now 100% blind with the loss of her right eye. She is gaining confidence every day with navigating the house and with her follow-up coming up this Friday, we will look forward to getting her back out for walks. The loss of the right eye was unplanned and she will still have the left removed as planned. We take some peace in that she won’t lose anymore sight but just the pain that the left eye is causing her. Despite these set backs, Olive is still very curious and is gaining more confidence every day. She loves nothing more than snuggling on the couch and sleeping in the big bed. Olive has taught us a lot about perseverance in her short time with us and we are grateful to have her.

November 14, 2023 – Little Olive has now been with us for 2.5 months and is really getting into the swing of things. She now only gets up one time through the night for business so has graduated to the big bed, much to her delight. I think she will soon be able to go all night without needing a potty break as her stretches are getting longer and longer with each passing day.
Olive is great with other dogs and loves to play, her awkward zoomies could almost be compared to a bucking bull as she loses control in her excitement. She is very playful with the resident German Shepherd and if the GSD will lay down for her, Olive will shower her face with sloppy kisses.
Olive is a perfect little girl on walks and doesn’t let her disabilities slow her down. She seems to follow the tension of the leash and the vibration of walking- so we need to be very careful that she is not underfoot. She loves attention from people that stop to give her love along the way while we’re out.  Olive is getting spayed in the next month.

October 18, 2023 – Olive is doing very well and has done great improvement in the potty training.  She enjoys doing zoomies and is a good traveler in the car.  She enjoys spending time at the cottage.

October 10, 2023 – Olive’s spaying surgery had to be postponed til the beginning of November due to conflicting schedule at the vet clinic.  Olive is a sweet girl who does lots of zoomies and gets along very well with the resident German Shepherd.  Still working on housetraining, slowly but surely.

September 25, 2023 – We have now had Olive for almost a full month and one thing that is clear, is she is an absolute sweetheart. Olive is almost blind and she seems to be deaf.  Olive has learned the layout of the house and as long as we leave furniture where it should be and chairs tucked in, she navigates the house, no problem.
Olive is learning to do her business outside.  We try to give her physical praise when she does business outside to encourage her to do her to continue to do business outside.
Olive likes to be where the people are and follows the vibration of footsteps, so is never too far away! We are out walking a lot and she is a rockstar on a leash. Of course with smell being her best sense, walks can sometimes take longer than expected as we stop to smell the roses along the way.  Olive sleeps through the night and flips between her crate and her bed but is a great little sleeper. Routine is key with little Olive and we try to keep her daily activities close to the same every day.  Olive is getting spayed on October 11, 2023.

August 31, 2023 – Olive came to us yesterday.  She is 6 months old.  She is likely deaf and blind and coming from a puppy mill.  Olive is going to the vet tomorrow for a compete check up.  She is a very sweet and cuddly girl.