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My name is PIGGY!!

Pug Dog for adoption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - PIGGY!
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PIGGY!'s Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

PIGGY!'s Story...
MEET PIGGY!
This adorable little wrinkle butt is named Piggy! Piggy is a purebred Pug who was surrendered to Philadelphia's animal control shelter because her former family could no longer afford to care for a pet. Because the shelter is no place for any pet, and especially not our seniors, City of Elderly Love stepped in to save her! She was reported to be around 15 years old by her former family, but as we all know, age is but a number and Piggy is feeling fine!

Piggy is now living in foster care and loving it! Piggy weighs around 18 lbs. which is made up of mostly wrinkles. Besides her RPF (resting pug face), what makes Piggy extra special is that she is mostly blind! She can see shapes and shadows in good lighting, but has a harder time in lower lighting and at night. This is nothing new for Piggy though and she gets along just fine. In fact, she never bumps into anything and can sniff out her food bowl for three rooms away! This "shortcoming" sure doesn't slow this happy girl down! She is currently living with other dogs, both large and small, two kitties, and even a newborn baby! Piggy gets along great with her feline and canine buddies, but mostly just likes to hang out with them. She's not into playing or roughhousing with them, but isn't shy about snuggling up with them on a crisp autumn day. Piggy is pretty oblivious to the fact that she lives with a baby and would do well in a home with kids who will respect that she's a senior citizen and might not be able to keep up with a lot of play without taking a break for a nap or three. What Piggy especially loves is love! She adores her human friends and will seek them out for back rubs, face smooshes, and the best thing of all - snuggles. If Piggy could nap in your lap all day long, she'd do it.

Piggy isn't shy to let you know when she needs or wants something like dinner or to go out in the yard for a bathroom break - she'll let out an adorable little old lady bark that almost sounds like she's saying "aardvark!" Piggy is mostly housebroken and does great when on a consistent potty break schedule but may have an accident if you miss her cues of needing to go out. She is also crate trained. She'll bark for a couple minutes as you leave then settles in to snooze the day away while you're at work. Piggy would love a laid-back home where she can ride shotgun while running errands, where she can get lots of snuggles, and can be adored for the wrinkly masterpiece she is!

Piggy visited our vet when she arrived at the rescue. She was treated for lymes disease with 30 days of antibiotics, received blood work, a good ear cleaning, and had two skin tags removed from her left eye which were causing a fair amount of irritation. Since receiving this basic care, Piggy feels SO much better and is clearly happier as a result. She has some age-related joint stiffness in her back legs and would benefit from some joint supplements. All-in-all though, she's a healthy girl for her age and has lots of love left to give!

Piggy is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is also heartworm negative. Interested in adopting her? Visit www.cityofelderlylove.org to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at info@cityofelderlylove.org!

Facts about PIGGY!

  • Breed: Pug
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

PIGGY!, a Philadelphia Pug dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pug for sale in Philadelphia, or seeking a Pug dog from a breeder in Philadelphia.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Philadelphia already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Philadelphia breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Pug breeders who help with Pug rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Philadelphia paves the way for another one to be saved.