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Facts about me

8 years 2 months old, Adult
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 19 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Say hello to Nikko, an 8-year old, 19 pound, pug. This little guy is very affectionate and loves snuggling with his people, giving kisses and going to walks. He has a goofy outgoing personality and can be a bit of a clown. Like most dogs, Nikko is a bit nervous in a new environment and takes a while to get used to new people.

Nikko can be fearful around bigger or more aggressive dogs and can be a bit possessive with treats. Nikko would do best in a home where he is the only dog and doesn’t need to share attention with another dog. Nikko is a true Velcro dog and keeps you in sight at all times. He loves treats and should do well with future training. He does well in his crate at night or in his cuddle donut bed. The real goal is to snuggle with you in your bed at night.

Nikko does have back and hip issues but isn’t in pain and doesn’t seem to impact him. He’s still a pretty spry fellow. He may develop arthritis in the future. He would be best in a calm home. This is the first time Nikko has been an indoor dog and he’s doing very well with his potty training and learned how to use a dog door by watching his foster siblings. He will need to learn your routine and will need reminders to keep progressing.

Nikko has been neutered, is current on vaccinations, has tested negative for heartworm and has been microchipped.

You can visit at the Salt Lake PetSmart (1830 South 380 West) the third Saturday of each month from 11-3.

If you are interested in adopting, please complete our online adoption application at For more information call/text Kirsty at (435) 671-0985 or email
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Why adoption is a great option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City paves the way for another one to be saved.