Every time I turn on the radio the holiday songs fill my heart with hope and joy. My name is Phillie and I’m a 10 year old handsome brown eyed pug boy, looking for my forever family. I had a family in my prior life, but they surrendered me to S.N.O.R.T. in hopes of finding a new home who could better manage my medical needs. I’m being fostered near Portland, ME and I weigh just 18 pounds.
Family is my number one priority. I love being with people! They call me a ‘velcro’ pug whatever that means. Foster mama will tell you that I am very eager to please. I like to hang out on the sofa and watch a good movie (with my people of course), or be with you outdoors, as long as the exercise is minimal. Plus, if you have other dogs or cats, I’m happy to meet them and I get along well in a group or as a single. Playtime is fun time no matter if you are a little dog or a big dog. If you play too rough, I politely let you know. At night I make no fuss at all about sleeping in my crate. I truly have a lot of manners in my skill set. Plus, I am an above average and very optimistic student. Learning is a breeze, especially when there are treats involved.
As far as my forever family – I’m seeking someone who loves the pug breed and has the time and understanding to devote to a senior boy with some medical needs. The reason I was surrendered is because I have some wobbly hind legs and mobility issues, so I need some orthopedic assistance. For example, I would need you to carry me up or down stairs if you don’t happen to have a single story home or apartment for me. You see, I’m afraid of taking a tumble…that is my only pug worry. When we are hanging out on the sofa watching a movie and having popcorn, I would be forever grateful if you lift me down because jumping off the furniture is fretful. Since I weigh just 18 pounds, I’m easy to lift. I take 2 medicines to help with my orthopedic needs. I’m a good patient and take my pills without any problem. And although it’s a little embarrassing to discuss, occasionally I have a poop accident in the house. It’s medical not behavioral, so please don’t get mad at me. I will tolerate wearing diapers and I am really good about doing my other business outdoors. I don’t let my medical issues define me and I still have the ‘carpe diem’ pug attitude…each day…every day, diapers or not.
I realize that I need some TLC , but in return, I’m a superb cuddler and enthusiastic tail wager. I even had a dental recently so I have sweet smelling kisses! If you feel you’ve made a connection with me, help me put hope and joy in the holiday season by completing your S.N.O.R.T. adoption application today!