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Rescue Group: Pug Rescue of Florida, Inc.
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Roxie is a beautiful, rare and unique brindle pug… yes, that’s right, a brindle purebred pug! She is approximately 6 years old and is just a tiny little girl at 15 pounds. She is now spayed and UTD on her shots and is HW negative. Roxie had a very hard life before being rescued by a wonderful guardian angel who saved her from a life of constant breeding, and filthy, stinky living conditions. Being such a rare color made her a very lucrative possession for the breeder who unfortunately only saw her as a money maker. Roxie spent much of her life living outside or in a small cage having litter after litter, never having the chance to experience love, warmth, and kindness. Roxie is now living the good life with her foster family where she is shown much kindness, affection and patience. She loves her foster brother and sisters and thoroughly enjoys snuggling with the pack in mom’s bed at night or on the couch watching TV. Despite living outside or being crated so much of the time, Roxie is coming along beautifully with her potty skills and has had just one accident in the house! She is certainly proving to be a very quick study. Because she’s been doing so well with her potty training and is such an all around good girl, Roxie spends very little time in the kennel but when she does, she tends to get a bit anxious (from all those bad memories, who can blame her) and will bark and become upset… she would MUCH rather be around her family than in a dumb old crate. Roxie is not a digger and is doing quite nicely on a leash too. She’s never had the luxury of daily walks so this is something else Roxie is learning for the first time too. Most everything is “something new” for her!
Roxie is great with other dogs of all sizes and should be the same with cats, based on her sweet, easy going temperament, but since there are no cats living in her foster home, this is purely an assumption. Roxie is not food aggressive but doesn’t care to be pushed around either. She is a bit intimidated by little people, so pug savvy kids a must as she is curious and wants to see what these little two legged critters are all about (especially when they leave all those yummy crumbs behind). Although we have not seen any behavior issues with Roxie, she will need an experienced dog owner who has time and patience to help her heal from her terrible past as a breeder pug. She will be a wonderful addition to the right home and will gladly love you back tenfold. Another mellow, easy going dog or two in the home would be ideal for her since she seems to bond quickly with her four legged friends and can trust them easier than humans right now. This will no doubt change, but until she can learn to trust humans for the first time in her life, she enjoys another canine to lean on. If you have the love and patience to help Roxie continue to blossom and heal, please consider making her a special part of your family by submitting an application today and asking for her by name. This little beauty will steal your heart! If you love Roxie but can’t adopt her, please send a donation to help pay medical bills for not just her, but her fellow foster brothers and sisters. They sure could use it!