|Profile Information/tell us more about this pet||My name is Spot and I am the ULTIMATE CUDDLEBUG! I am a 9-year-old young Pug/Shitzu Cross (PugZoo).
Three of us (me, Hughey and Angel) were suddenly without a home because my family had to move into assistive living. A wonderful woman who boards dogs in our town traveled with us from Saskatchewan so we could have a second chance!
In a few short weeks I have been neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated and had dental surgery! I feel SOOOOO good. The vet thinks I might eventually develop a bit of arthritis (normal for my breeds) but said supplements will probably do the trick. Otherwise, I am healthy – my eyesight is good and I can tell you my hearing is great.
And guess what?? I DO NOT SHED. I repeat, I DO NOT SHED!! Bonus!
My foster mom says I am good on leash, housetrained (newly learned so will continue to need a little guidance), and I know my basic commands.
I have so much fun on walks – my little wiggle makes my foster mom giggle! She says (and I quote) “Spot completely cracks me up – he is such a happy little goof!”
Hughey and I were together in the same foster home until a recent staycation with another foster family. It turns out I’m fine without Hughey (no offence Hugh). All I really want out of life is someone who will snuggle with me and let me flip over and sink into their lap (I like to lie upside down kind of like a baby – what can I say, it’s comfy). I can hang out for hours and demand almost nothing…except snuggling. I like snuggling.
I can be jealous of other dogs (I want my people all to myself) so Rescue Friends thinks I would prefer to be the only dog although I’m getting along okay with my foster mom’s Shitzu and the cats in my new foster home.
If you are retired, work from home or would like to take me on your daily adventures I would be PERFECT for you! I’m not used to be being alone but I have been practicing. Just like Hughey, I’m even small enough I could scooch into a carry-on bag and go for plane rides!
I am seriously one of the sweetest, squishiest, happiest little dudes you will meet this side of the Rockies! My mission in life is to be your shadow, your best bud, your co-pilot and your snuggle bug. Interested? I can’t wait to meet you!
Adoption fee is $350.
|Pets location (City)||Calgary|
|Breed Guess||Pug/Shitzu (PugZoo)|
|Approximate age||9-12 years|
|Approximate Weight||5 lb-15 lb|
|Energy Level?||Couch Potato
Senior/Reduce Mobility-Enjoys short daily walks
Spot seems to really enjoy a couple of good 30 minute walks when it isn’t cold 🙂
|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:||Spot hasn’t been tested with kids – he can be a bit growly with other dogs when he gets jealous (wants the people all to himself) and so little children would not be recommended|
|How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply:||Lives with dogs but needs guidance
Enjoys playing with other dogs
Selective with other dogs
|This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply:||So far Spot has lived with small dogs and cats|
|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)
Overall Spot has greeted other dogs on walks very well (sniff/wag) – twice he was reactive (barking/hackles up) – the other dog was rambunctious
|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?||Respectful with cats|
|Feeding Requirements?||No special requirements|
|Leash/Collar training?||Seems very well leash trained, walks nicely on leash.|
|Being left alone?||Can only be left for short time periods
Needs someone who is mostly home
|House training?||Can hold it overnight
Spot was not housetrained when he arrived but quickly nailed it! He sometimes asks, but mostly will just stare pointedly at the door. This will continue to require work.
|Fences?||Needs a fence at least 4 feet high|
|Car rides?||Jumps right in|
|Nail trimming?||Does great|