337 pugs rescued since October, 2005
Boo - 5 Year Old Male
In Foster Care

Introduction, November 13, 2017

Say hello to Boo, an almost 5 year old happy neutered pug who was surrendered to rescue because of his owner's health. An absolute velcro dog, he loves nothing more than nestling up on my lap or cozying up under my legs or beside my desk. He likes to build pillow/blanket forts so I have to put him in another room when I need to change the sheets! Boo is a very good boy. We've had no house training issues, and he's totally fine with inclement weather.

Boo loves to go for walks and pulls less now that we've changed his harness and leash. Always the social butterfly, he is interested in all the people and dogs we came across. While Boo loves people, he's also fine being left alone for short periods; we've left him for up to 2 hours so far with no trouble. He has bonded much more strongly me than with my husband, likely because his previous owner is a woman. When I leave, even if my husband's home, Boo will lie down staring at the door for a good 20 minutes or so.

We had our vet visit this week. Boo is doing pretty well; his blood, fecal and heartworm tests all came back fine. His urine pH was normal although there was some evidence of Struvite crystals, perhaps due to the length of time between collection and testing. Just in case, we're adding lots of water to his food. Boo was vaccinated against rabies without incident and needs no further vaccinations of any kind. He is a bit overweight at 11.4kg so we're working on getting this down a bit. He has mild yeast infections in both ears and HATES getting his drops. It takes both of us to hold him and, once released, he'll immediately run to the nearest soft surface to rub his ears on. Thankfully he gets over it very quickly, and is soon back to his happy sweet self.

Boo was used to eating a raw diet and has now been transitioned to kibble. Confused at first, he's now more enthusiastic about his kibble but likes to work for it. He loves to play with a kong full of kibble or offer sits for kibbles, but will mostly ignore his bowl until we prompt him to eat.

Overall, Boo is a sweet, cuddly, fairly calm dog who would do well in a home where someone is home most of the time so he gets lots of attention and lots of laps to curl up on.

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