My name is Vino!

Pug Dog for adoption in Los Angeles, California - Vino
Photo 1 - Pug Dog for adoption in Los Angeles, California - Vino
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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Vino's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Vino's Story...
Strong willed, but rarely aggressive, the Pug is suitable for families with children. The majority of the breed are very fond of children, and sturdy enough to properly play with them. Otherwise they can be quiet and docile, but also vivacious and teasing, depending on their guardian’s mood. They can make good watchdogs, and they are always alert, but not yappy.

Bred to adorn the laps of the Chinese sovereigns during the Shang dynasty in East China, they were known as "Lo-Chiang-Sze" or "Foo" (ceramic foos, transmogrified into dragon, with their bulging eyes are similar in appearance to the Pug). References to Pug-like dogs have been documented as being as early as 551 BCE by Confucius, who described a type of "short mouthed dog". The early Pug may have been the predecessor of today's modern Pekingese. The Pug's popularity spread to Tibet, where they were mainly kept by monks, and then went onto Japan, and finally Europe. The exact origins of the Pug are unknown as Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, destroyed all records, scrolls and art related to the Pug at some point during his reign.

Chinese Fu-Dogs, also called Lion-Dogs or Fo-Dogs, were thought of as guardians and statues of them were placed outside temples. The faces of these statues resemble Oriental short-faced dogs, such as the Tibetan Spaniel, Lhasa Apso, Pekinese and the Pug.

Meet Vino, a beautiful, 2 year old purebred Pug who lives up to his long line of proud lineage.

Vino was abandoned by his owner who took him in for a grooming at a Beverly Hills salon and never came back to pick him up. The lead groomer felt bad for the little pug and took care of him for a few months in the hopes of being able to place him with a good family. After months of searching, he could no longer take care of little Vino because his landlord said he couldn’t have two dogs and so Vino was the “odd man out.” The groomer now owns a store where some Ken-Mar Rescue orphans get groomed and it was there that the groomer reached out to Ken-Mar Rescue in the hopes that the organization would find a “fur-ever” home for the little guy.

A gentle soul, Vino is a very good and observant guardian who will make a great family pet.

BREED: Purebred Pug, 2 years old, Fawn, 20 lbs, neutered male.

PET PEEVE: Being cold.

NAUGHTIEST DEED: Going into my blankies when they are just out of the dryer!

OBSESSIONS: Being snoopy and the center of the action.

FAVORITE JOB: Traveling anywhere, anytime. I never miss out on a ride.

FAVORITE FOOD Giant Kosher hot dogs, only pure beef for me please!

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Facts about Vino

  • Breed: Pug
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles paves the way for another one to be saved.