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Available for Adoption or long-term foster placement - MD, DC, Northern VA ONLY
Gabby is an extremely sweet 10 year old female Pug. Gabby is the kind of gal who is happy to spend her days laying quietly at your feet on next to you on the couch. She asks for so little. Some yummy food, a kiss on the forehead, and a belly rub here and there. Her house manners are excellent and she gets along fabulously with dogs of all ages and sizes. Gabby is a bigger Pug who weighs around 25 pounds. Her soft brown eyes cary a beautiful, soulful expression and her quiet personality is nothing short of soothing. She is a precious gift wrapped up in a beautiful package of creamy fawn fur. TBIN was asked to help this little girl when her current guardian could not offer her the care she so desperately needed. When we learned that Gabby had been diagnosed with Diabetes a few weeks prior to them contacting us and had not been receiving any insulin, we knew she needed immediate veterinary attention. Untreated Diabetes is fatal and we knew that Gabby would need a great deal of TLC. Sadly, because Gabby had hyperglycemia (her blood glucose was in the 600-750+ range) she developed ketoacidosis which is a very serious complication of Diabetes. Thankfully, we caught it in time and after spending a day at the vet hospital, being started on insulin, and receiving tons of love and care, Gabby is now right as rain! Gabby will need insulin injections twice daily for the rest of her life, however, this is not difficult to do and she does not mind the injections at all (the needle is tiny). As is the case with 75% of all dogs diagnosed with Diabetes, Gabby has gone mostly blind due to cataracts. She compensates and does extremely well. Gabby has bonded to her foster Mom and shows some signs of separation anxiety so a home where she is not left for long periods is a must. She would do well with another dog but, if someone is home and able to give her lots of attention, we think she would be fine as an 'only child', as well. Gabby is extremely gentle but given her size, we feel a home without young kids would be probably be best (10 and up). A fenced yard is a must. Please familiarize yourself with the breed. Pugs snort, snore, cannot tolerate the heat, and long to be with their people. If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Gabby, please complete an : http://www.toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html
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