Age: 10 years old
Adoption Fees: $300
Adoption Status:

February 23, 2019 – Rambo is gone to his forever home in Montreal today.

February 19, 2019 –  Rambo has a good appetite and looks forward to meals.  We’ve had to dig some paths in the backyard for those quick trips outside. He still has occasional bowel movements inside, but does well if he has a consistent routine.  He has been a bit more confident on the stairs and generally happy with our pack including being incredibly patient with our toddler.

February 10, 2019 – Not sure if it is a combination of increased confidence and improved strength but, Rambo seems to be a bit better with his mobility. He is starting to manage the stairs better – he still needs help going up, but less then before.

February 5, 2019 – Rambo is much more confident and comfortable in his foster home. He loves to be
part of the family’s routine and is comfortable around our toddler.  He is most attached to his foster mom and prefers to be close to her.
If she is out of sight, he will whine and bark (e.g. if I go upstairs and he is left behind). I will usually give him a lift up and down the stairs, so we can keep tabs on me. He also likes to sleep with us
in the bed at night. He is okay when left on his own for a few hours, and will sleep on the couch or a blanket until we get back.  He is less comfortable when it is a busy or chaotic environment. If
we have guests over, he will hang out under the dining room table until he gets used to them. He is fine when my parents come over now because he has seen them a few times. He can be a little standoff-ish with someone new until he realizes they have food and pets.  Overall, Rambo would do best in a home with minimal stairs, a quiet
environment and someone who is home a fair amount. He is a sweet boy
who is a bit timid in new situations and has mild separation anxiety.

February 3, 2019 – Rambo had his teeth cleaned on January 31 and xrays taken of his back.  He had only 4 incisors removed and the rest were cleaned and polished, the vet said he has very solid teeth.  The xrays of his back shows the last Lombard vertebrae to be crooked so not a normal shape.  That probably explains his wobbly walking and sometimes, pooping while walking.  Rambo is a shy boy but with lots of love, he will get out of his shell and be the best loyal companion for the person who will want to welcome him in their home and heart.  Rambo was at the Winter Paw Thaw this past Sunday and was walking quite fast, he is a real trooper. Rambo is now available for adoption.

January 28, 2019 – Rambo is doing very well.  He is getting along very well with the resident dogs.  He sometimes have a bit of difficulty to hold his bowel and he is going to the vet this week for xrays of his spine.  Meet Rambo this Sunday at the Winter Paw Thaw at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre from 12h00 to 3h30PM.

January 23, 2019 – Rambo has not been a big fan of this cold snap. He will go outside only when he really has to go, but tries to hold it if he can. He can’t always tell that he needs to have a bowel movement until it comes on more urgently. Sometimes he starts going inside before we can get out. He tries his best to go outside and does not have accidents when left alone for a few hours. He loves being with his people and wants to be a part of whatever they are doing. His favourite is watching TV on the couch and cuddling in bed..or begging for scraps. He gets a little bit stressed if there are visitors or a lot of chaos, but he just avoids it by tucking himself under the dining table. He would love a quieter home where people are around most of the time, and minimal stairs since he can’t go up the stairs without help. His dental cleaning and hip/back x-rays are booked for January 31st. He has been feeling much better with his trial of Metacam in the meantime

January 15, 2019 – Rambo is becoming for comfortable here and getting used to the routine. He has had one or two bowel movements in the house if we don’t catch his timing just right, but he usually goes outside.  His MUST HAVE is sleeping on our bed at night.  He hopes that this will be the case in his furever home.  He tends to like cuddling on blankets more than dog beds.  He has been very good if we have to go out.  He only gets a bit out of sorts if we are upstairs without him since he can’t go up the stairs with his weak hind end.  Rambo went to the vet yesterday and found that a bit stressful.  He was microchipped and was brought up to date in his vaccination. The vet thought his teeth were pretty good for a pug, but he will still need a cleaning. They will also take x-rays to look at his back to see what is causing his hind end issues.  For now he will use some Metacam to help with comfort.  Rambo had a nice warm bath and nail trimming a few days ago.

January 10, 2019 – Rambo arrived yesterday. He was a little nervous at first but as soon as we started preparing dinner, there he was!  He is a real sweetheart and enjoys having his neck pet. We started him on raw food, and he was pleasantly surprised.  Rambo has a little bit of separation anxiety, so really prefers to be part of things. We did a trial of a few hours alone today (with his two fur foster siblings). He was a bit upset for a short time, but did settle down and had a snooze on a nice soft pillow.  Rambo didn’t like the crate on the first trial – he prefers having run of the place. No accidents in the house so far and he walks well on the leash. He has been patient with the resident toddler and friendly with the other dogs.  He has a weak hind end and sometimes drags his back left foot, we have started him on a joint supplement twice a day. Rambo is going the vet on Monday to assess his overall health and get up to date in his vaccination. Rambo will also go to the groomer on Saturday for a spa day!

January 9, 2019 – Rambo’s owner died of old age and he was surrendered to us.  Rambo is 10 years old and he is neutered.  He will be going to the vet this coming Monday for a complete check up.  Rambo has a bit of a wobbly back end, we will put him on joint supplements and will make him shed a few lbs in order to help him as much as possible.