Meet Charlie Brown, a 10 year old neutered male pug who came back into foster care after 18 months because of the ill health of his adopter. He has a long history of allergies which currently seem to be fairly well under control with a strict diet, weekly baths with a special shampoo and prednisone. Our goal is to wean him off the prednisone and replace it with either Apoquel or Cytopoint.
CB is a pretty laid-back dude who likes to spend most of the day snoozing on his bed (typically whichever bed is closest to me at the time). Between his inactivity, prednisone and typical pug appetite, he's quite overweight and is currently on a vet-recommended diet. He still loves apple slices and carrot pieces.
He has no house training issues at all.
Charlie likes people but usually isn't that excited about them. He attracts a fair bit of human attention while we're out and about, but it doesn't turn his head. It took him a while to fully warm up to us; he wasn't interested in sitting on us and still isn't much of a lap dog. We are both home a lot, so we've only left him all alone for about 3 hours at a time. He is totally fine while we are gone but does get very excited when we return home. Otherwise, he's a relatively quiet guy; we have quite a bit of neighbour noise in our home and he doesn't react very much to it unless he's already amped up.
While not particularly solicitous of pets until he'd been with us for a few weeks, he is excited about meeting and seeing other dogs now. If a dog appears on screen, he will bark at the tv. On walks, if he sees a dog but can't meet them face-to-face, he will pull on his leash and bark. Other than when excited about other dogs, he's pretty good on a leash, although he does love to stop and sniff. He is usually happy to go for a walk around the block, but he can get tired on longer walks, especially if it's sunny and warm. As the weight comes off, he may enjoy longer strolls.
He's due to have another checkup with the vet clinic shortly, after which we'll provide another update.