What your support enabled us to do in 2014

Mugsy (10) & Mollie (8)

Mugsy (10) & Mollie (8)

This senior mother and daughter duo were surrendered to PRoNE in the worst shape we had ever seen! They were severely underweight, had many lumps and bumps, their eyes were in terrible shape and their fur was almost nonexistent due to skin allergies. Now after many trips to the vet, lots of blood work and other tests, a healthy single ingredient diet for their allergies, medicated eye drops and medicated shampoo ‘spa treatments’ twice a week…these girls are looking fabulous. Through all of their alignments these girls have shown nothing but loyalty and love to one another and every dog and human they meet. Mugsy and Mollie will make their future forever family very happy…it’s all about finding the perfect match for these very special pugs!

Amos (11)

Amos (11)

Pugsey has the energy of a much younger pug. When he came into PRoNE foster care his nails were curled around and embedded in his paws, that was fixed when he went in for emergency bladder surgery. This boy has been through a lot and had a few set-backs after his surgery but he’s now doing really well. Like a lot of pugs, Pugsey suffers from skin allergies that are now being controlled with a new diet and he’s also deaf….but that doesn’t slow this pug down. Pugsey now renamed Walter was adopted earlier this year by the same family who adopted Kismet (Kingston, former PRoNE wonder pug). Walter now lives the life of luxury and leisure with this brothers Kismet and Navy. Good boy Walter…you sure did hit the pug lottery!

Pugsey (10)

Pugsey (10)

Amos is the sweetest thing! He came to us when his owners could no longer care for him. Amos has mobility issues and is receiving physical therapy and acupuncture. Our best guess is that he had some sort of injury that went untreated which resulted in paralysis. He has been measured at Eddie’s Wheels for Pets, for a 4 wheel cart. When he first came in, he could barely take a few steps. But with love, care and therapy, this boy will now dutifully follow his foster mom from room to room (he likes to be where the action is). Did we mention how sweet he is?

The GREAT 10

The GREAT 10

In November of 2014 we received a call that there were 10 pugs needing to be surrendered from one home. Wait. ONLY 10? We were in a panic! Would we be able to handle that many pugs at once? Would we have enough foster homes? What about vetting? And the fact that most were over 10? Would anyone adopt them? Taking in a large number of dogs at one time can greatly compromise any rescues ability to continue to operate. How could we do this? Better yet, how could we NOT do this? We decided to reach out to our amazing team of volunteers and even further to our neighbors to the north Green Mountain Pug Rescue to see if together…we could make this happen. With a herd of volunteers the 10 beautiful pugs were surrendered and immediately taken to an awesome VCA vet, brought UTD on shots and received general exams. 10 PUGS…ALL AT ONCE! Green Mountain took 5 and PRoNE took the other 5. Here’s the thing about this surrender; it was heartbreaking. These dogs belonged to someone who adored them but had passed away, leaving them to an elderly relative to care for them. Having this many dogs in one home was simply too overwhelming. These dogs were not abused, they did not come from a puppy mill, they were friendly and outgoing…and just needed a little TLC. Some had mobility issues, most over the age of 10, one was 15, one diabetic and one blind! Because of our support from Pug Nation (that’s you)….we pulled it off! Thank you!

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