PUDGE - ADOPTION PENDING's Info...
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.
PUDGE - ADOPTION PENDING's Story...
Pudge is a pure bred red male Brussels Griffon, who lived the first part of his life surviving in a puppy mill. He came to his foster home a scared little man who would hide himself away all day. His birth date is May 14th, 2008, which makes him 7 years young.
Pudge is small and compact, weighing about 7.6 pounds, but he does love his food and is very food motivated, which makes him easy to train. He is working on his leash training and is house trained as long as he is taken out every couple of hours. He is crate trained, but prefers to sleep in his own little bed with his blanket in the room where you sleep. Be warned: Pudgie has the most adorable little snore! It makes you laugh. He likes men and women equally, but does warm up to women quicker. He is acclimated to being crated when he has to be left home. In the mornings, when he wants to out, he gently scratches on the side of the bed to tell you he is ready.
This little man loves his toys, his beds, and scratches on his ears and back. Of course, being from a puppy mill life, these are all luxuries he has never known before He loves to just bask in the sunshine, whether on a spot on the floor or outside. It has been amazing to watch his transformation from a scared pup into the sweet boy he is becoming. He loves to be where you are and will follow you around the house. He is not yet a lap baby, but he does like to be held for short periods and receive loving and attention. It is all new and strange to him, but he is finding he likes it a lot. He is not fond of loud noises or sudden movements around him, and sometimes scared of being picked up, but once he is, he relaxes and enjoys the ride. This is a trait common in a lot of puppy mill dogs.
He is very inquisitive and wonderfully acceptant of his life situation. He likes discovering dog beds so much that he can become possessive of what he believes are “his” beds, but subsides when gently corrected. He shares toys with his foster siblings quite well. He is learning to play “chase”, and that it is fun to have someone around to engage in play. His little stub of a tail just does a happy dance.
He is OK on car rides, does not get sick, and likes to look out the windows. He travels well in either a crate he can see out of or a harness and seat belt restraint.
White Pudge would be OK as an only dog, he would also do well with a playmate of his size. Pudge would like a quiet adult household with a fenced yard.
We do not ship our rescues, and the adopter does have to travel to the foster home to pick up the dog, and we never place dogs with an electric or invisible fence. Pet doors are OK as long as they are closed and locked while the family is gone and at night.