|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|
|Breed Guess||Pug/Shitzu – PugZoo|
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.
|Car rides?||Jumps right in|
|Nail trimming?||Does great|