PEBBLES - 10 YEAR OLD FEMALE
ADOPTION STATUS: IN FOSTER CARE
With the province under extended stay at home orders, adoptions and home-visits are on hold until further notice.
INTRODUCTION - July 17, 2021
Pebbles is a 10 year old fawn female spayed pug who came into foster care on July 4th. While a little bit shy the first day, she quickly warmed up and settled in. She's eating well and pottying normally and consistently.
She is a quiet dog who is doing fine in her foster parent’s apartment. She's been totally unfussed/oblivious to the comings and goings of the neighbours. She is easy going and quite calm, happily snoozing the day away. She does, however, create a bit of a soundtrack wherever she goes. We can always tell where she is from her chirps, honks, snorts, snores, sneezes, sniffs, etc.
Pebbles sleeps in her own bed, and has no interest in getting up onto furniture. She does not seem to be a lap dog (or, at least, not yet). She likes being near people, but appreciates her own space. Her preferred napping spots are in corners or nooks; one of her favorite spots to be is tucked in the back corner of her foster dad’s desk. While a bit head shy, Pebbles loves getting neck scritches and belly rubs.
She is not the biggest walker, being more interested in smelling everything than in traveling much distance. Quality over quantity. She’s always interested in meeting other dogs and is good at greeting them nicely, although she can get a bit excited if she doesn’t get to say hello.
Pebbles has a history of hip problems with on-and-off limping, for which she needed medication in February, 2021. She is currently walking fine. The vet reported good range of motion in her limbs and said her knees felt secure in their sockets. She does, however, have some crepitus suggesting arthritis in her back right leg for which she should take a daily joint supplement for life. No surgery is needed.
She currently has good body condition at 22 lb. but care must be taken to avoid weight gain which would put undue stress on her joints. Pebbles has pretty good teeth for a pug her age but she has moderate tartar which could benefit from cleaning. There is also a little gingival recession on one molar and that tooth will probably have to be removed. Normally a dental could wait for a while but we are going to have this done shortly as we prefer to adopt out our dogs with as clean a bill of health as possible.
Pebbles is a treasure and has already made quite the impression on her foster parents.