My name is Sophie!

Pug Dog for adoption in Farmington, Michigan - Sophie
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Michigan Pug Rescue "Pug Luv"

Facts about Sophie

  • Breed: Pug
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11352132
Sophie is on Medical Hold until all of her medical issues are resolved

Sophie was an owner surrender because the family was unable to afford the care that was needed.   She is 7 years old, potty trained, up to date on her Rabies, DHLLP, Bordetella, heart worm, fecal and blood tests completed.  She was seen and examined by the Neurologist, an MRI was performed as well as a Spinal tap. Sophie suffers from a cyst on her spinal cord that is filled with fluid.  This has affected her ability to have full use of her hind legs.  The cyst is filled with fluid pressing on the spinal column.  This causes compression of the spinal cord resulting in weakness and at times fecal incontinence.   He has recommended surgery to correct the issue.  It is a 3.5 - 4.5 hour surgery involving pins and gluing of the spine will be used in this procedure.  The prognosis is guarded, but the doctor feels there is a good chance .at least part of her problem can be resolved.  Her surgery was scheduled for May 4th and there will be a 3-5 day hospitalization after the surgery.  Once she is brought home to her foster family she will be on an exercise routing and will enter a  weekly physical therapy program.  She will remain on Medical Hold until such time as she is released medically by both the Neurologist and her regular Veterinarian.

Update 5/5/17:  Sophie's surgery went well.  She is recovering comfortably and has taken a couple of steps.  The doctors feel the surgery went well.  Her back legs appear to be strong.  She will remain in the hospital until at least Monday after which she will got o her foster home for care and exercises.

Update 5/6/17:  Sophie is doing very well.  Today she walked outside wihout a sling to help her walk, has had her IV removed and only on oral pain medications.  The Neurologists are very pleased with her progress.

Update 5/24/17:  Nelly was seen by Dr. Wolf for her recheck appointment and also met with the Physical Therapy doctor.  She was given new exercises to be done at home and will be seen weekly for Physical Therapy including water treadmill.

Update 6/21/17;  Sophie continues to make good progress in her Physical Therapy.  Her treatments have been changed to every other week.  The therapist indicated her progress was that of a dog that was 8 weeks post surgery.

Update 7/20/17:  Sophie had her teeth cleaned and 3 extractions.  Since her initial evaluation in April, she has passed several small stones that appeared on her X-rays.  She will be seen on August 3rd by her Neurosurgeon to determine if she needs more Physical Therapy or is discharged from his care.

Update 8/3/17:  Sophie saw Dr. Wolf, her Neurologist.  He has discharged her from further treatment or Physical Therapy.  He will not release her for adoption for another 3 months to be certain there are no issues that arise.

If you can assist with a donation to help with her medical bills it would be appreciated.

For all updates on Sophie's condition, go to, click on the Browse Available Pugs tab and click on Sophie's page.

If you are interested in adopting any of the Pugs currently residing with Pug Luv, go to and click on the Adopt/Foster tab to download, print, complete and mail in an Application for Adoption to begin the adoption process.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Michigan Pug Rescue "Pug Luv"

About Our Rescue Group...

Michigan Pug Rescue is recognized by the IRS as a not for profit charitable organization. We accept Pugs to be re-homed in pre-screened forever homes. We have a no euthanization policy unless the Pug has been determined by our Veterinarian staff to be suffering and the quality of life is not there. Please visit to view available Pugs, adoption application, policies and procedures.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Mail donations to be used for the Veterinary care of rescued Pugs to: Michigan Pug Rescue, "Pug Luv" 23927 Wesley Farmington, MI 48335

Come Meet Our Pets...

The following is a list of 2012 events where you are able to meet some of the Pugs that are available for adoption as well as discuss the adoption procedure and learn more about the rescue from our volunteers.

Pet Supplies Plus
29489 7 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
(248) 615-0039
1st Saturday of each month
Meet and Greet
11 am – 3 pm

Pet Smart
17677 Haggerty Rd.
Northville, MI 48367
4th Saturday of every month
Meet & Greet
11 am - 3 pm

Michigan Winter Dog Classic
Suburban Showplace
46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
March 19th noon to 5 pm
March 20th - 22nd 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show
Cobo Convention Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
March 3rd and 4th
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Michigan Pug Rescue
Annual Picnic and Reunion
Shiawassee Park
Shiawassee and Power Rds
Farmington, MI 48236
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Noon – 4 pm

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption donations range from $150-$400 based on age and medical conditions. Our Pugs are examined by a vet, spay/neutered,microchipped, immunized for Rabies, Corona, DHPP, and Bortella. Each Pug is heartworm and fecal tested, placed on heartworm preventative. Where it is determined that a dental cleaning is necessary, one is done as well as any other procedures deemed necessary to bring the Pug to good health.