-Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Pugsis full of 60+ stories from people who have fostered and adopted Pugs. People looking for Pug puppies, Pugs for sale, or Pugs for adoption should read this book first to learn about the breed and about breed rescue. If you’re already involved with Pug rescue, these stories are sure to resonate with you! This book is a great gift for Pug lovers and a fun, easy read for you!
-Excerpt:“After foster Fanny busted through the kitchen baby gate, I found her upstairs in the bedroom with a shredded a box of tissues littering the rug. I was furious and determined to kick her out for this and previous antics, but the rescue politely asked me to hold her one more day, as they thought they had a family for her. Upstairs as I cleaned the mess, I realized it wasn’t actually tissues at all. Fanny had peed on the rug and tried to dig to China to cover it. What I thought were tissues were actually white shreds of carpeting that were dug up from the bottom of my purple rug! Although I was really ticked, I must admit the ridiculousness of it all made me laugh. Knowing her imminent return to the rescue approached, Fanny started her “please don’t give me back, I love you,” routine by approaching me and putting her head on my shoulder. My heart melted and I decided to let her stay…forever. -Rose Van Der Velden
Note Card Facts:
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-Each box contains 8- 5 x 7 flat note cards with envelopes printed on 100# cardstock
-A portion of every sale is donated back to the rescue of your choice
-Back side of each card is the same color as the card border and has a “Did You Know” about the breed
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“Diesel is a 10½-year-old healthy and handsome Pug with two tight tail curls! He was surrendered by a family who could no longer care for him along with Daisy, his breeding partner. Diesel was initially scheduled to be put down due to aggression issues. I fostered Diesel for almost a year. Whenever he met a prospective family, Diesel would misbehave in some adamant way, as if reminding me where he belonged! He finally prevailed and is now a beloved part of our family, along with Meiko, Jack, and Tori. He’s funniest when he rolls on his back and lets Tori gnaw on his neck. His legs pedal the air and he “growls” with sounds of glee. Did someone say ‘treats?’ If so, look down. Diesel will be first in line!” – Diesel’s Mommy
The “Adopted. Who’s next?” shirt series is meant to honor adopted pets and their resilience. Wearing these shirts is a great way to start a conversation with people about rescue and adoption. A significant portion of profits is donated back to animal welfare organizations.
- May have originated in Asia
- Possibly related to the Pekingese but there are many theories
- Small and stocky with a pushed in face and long tail
- Usually 10-14 inches tall and 10-20 lbs.
Why People Love Pugs:
- Easy to groom
- Good apartment dogs
- Good watch dogs
- Not yappy
- Social, playful and clever
- Easy to train
Why Pugs Can Be Challenging:
- Can be stubborn
- Tend to bark alot
- Heavy shedder (seasonally)
- Tend to snore and snort
- Sensitive to hot and cold weather
- Can exhibit guarding behavior in absence of strong leadership
- Health problems include allergies, obesity, skin conditions
Other Facts and Tips About Pugs:
- The AKC recognizes fawn, apricot, silver and black colors
- The name “Pug” may have come from the Old English “puge” which means playful little devil or monkey
- Known as comedians
- Almost all pugs are delivered by C-section
- One of the oldest breeds of dogs
- Long life expectancy (12-15 years)
- The litter size is usually 3-5 puppies
- AKC group: Toy
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