Profile Information/tell us more about this pet Hi! My name is Hughey –

I am an incredibly handsome 9-year-old young Pug/Shitzu Cross (PugZoo)! Unfortunately, my family had to  move into assistive living , leaving three of us without a home.  A caring woman who boards dogs in our town offered to travel with  me, Spot and Angel  to Calgary to be with Rescue Friends!

It has been a happy whirlwind for me. I have been neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated , cleaned and floofed up to make me my most handsome.  My beautiful, luxourious coat is super easy to comb (no tangles – how is that possible??)  and I love to bathe! I am SO EASY. And get this….I DO NOT SHED!

Rescue Friends paid for a significant  dental surgery to remove many rotten teeth. The good news is  I still have about half of my healthy  pearly whites so I’ll be able to tuck into my kibble again soon – honestly,  I can’t tell you how much bettter I feel.

My vet says I might develop a bit of arthritis (normal for my breeds)  but said  supplements should do the trick.  She said my eyesight is still pretty darn good and I can tell you my hearing is great.

My foster mom says I am FABULOUS on leash (like walking a balloon),  housetrained (solidly successful but newly learned so will continue to need a little guidance),  and I know my basic commands.

I adore hanging out with my foster family and their little old dog (about the same size as me – small and around 13 pounds).  Yes, I look like a majestic beast in my photos but I’m a little guy!

My foster mom  calls me “the eager  greeter” – my gorgeous tail never stops wagging and my huge grin makes sure every guest knows they are welcome.  Other than a few happy barks I am  pretty quiet.

Respectful children are fine (probably older than toddlers) and cats are ok.

By the way, I have been practicing being home alone and I’m doing well! But I will need support as I am not keen on being by myself.  Someone who is retired, works from home or can take me on their daily adventures will be best.  Heck, I’m even  small enough I could even scooch into a carry-on bag and go for plane rides!

So my mom says I should finish with this – she  LOVES  LOVES LOVES my snuggly personality and describes me as her super zen, laid back shadow who showers everyone with  happy vibes.  If you are looking for a sweet and loving dog who will be your shadow, walking buddy, and best friend,  I am definitely your guy.  I can’t wait to meet you!

Adoption fee is $350.

Pets location (City) Calgary
Dog’s Name Hughey
Breed Guess Pug/Shitzu – PugZoo
Health? Neutered
Healthy/appears healthy
The vet said he may develop arthritis as he ages (typical for his breeds)
Approximate age 9-12 years
Approximate Weight 15 lb or less
Energy Level? Couch Potato
Senior/Reduce Mobility-Enjoys short daily walks
Calm and mild mannered
Easily Settles, relaxes
Socialization Sweet and social
How does this animal behave around men? Loves men
How does this animal behave around women? Loves women
How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply: Very gentle with children
How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply: Selective with other dogs
Has been very good with most dogs but can sometimes be a bit bossy/jealous
This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply: Lives with an older dog and is doing well
How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply Greets appropriately (nose to tail sniffing)
DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys when other dogs are around.
DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys.
How does this animal behave around cats? He has met the cats next door and seems fine – no chasing or growling
Feeding Requirements? No special requirements
Leash/Collar training? Seems very well leash trained, walks nicely on leash.
Being left alone? Needs someone who is mostly home
Needs to work on being left alone for longer periods
House training? Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
We are still working on roaming free – Hughey was only recently neutered and was not housetrained when he arrived.  He has nailed the housetraining! But, we are only leaving him for about 3 hours at a time at this point.
Fences? Not applicable
Car rides? Jumps right in
Nail trimming? Does great
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