ROSITA - 9 YEAR OLD FEMALE

STATUS: IN FOSTER CARE

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FOSTER UPDATE - December 6, 2021

Rosita, previously known as Rosie, is the embodiment of “multum in parvo”.  A small girl who is carrying just a little more weight than ideal, she has a huge personality. She is adapting well to her foster home and gets along fine with the two resident fur-brothers but so far there has been only mutual respect, not interactive play. Rosita seems to prefer humans and she loves her foster parents heartily already. Nothing is better than watching TV on her humans’ laps, even if there isn’t much room with two other dogs there. She barks at dogs and cows (!) on TV but then settles down to sleep. Whether napping during the day or in bed for the night, she sleeps like a log and snores like a lumberjack, even though she had soft palate resection and nare enlargement five years ago.

Rosita hasn’t reacted to any of the many toys in the house and ignores the boys when they roughhouse or play with toys beside her. She prefers belly rubs and other forms of affection, especially from foster dad. She gets quite excited when she’s loved on and gives long and enthusiastic lick-y kisses in return. She is less enamored with having her deep nose wrinkle cleaned and with having the mucky grass cleaned from her paws after vigorous “thatching” after doing her business outside. She was pretty good at having her nails trimmed but needs practice getting eye drops for goopy eyes (a normal pug thing).

We’re headed to the vet for her rabies shot, blood work and fecal and urine testing on December 14th. She seems to be quite healthy, although we want to get her hearing checked out as she has not responded to noises or verbal commands/cues. She may need a dental.

Rosita is eating and drinking well. Pottying has been a bit hit and miss to this point, probably because of bad habits formed when her former owner's mobility issues limited outside access. We’ll see how she does on walks after her nails are trimmed a little shorter. She does go obediently when taken out to the back yard and, fingers and paws crossed, seems to be taking well to pee pad training in the house.  I think she’s pretty smart because she has picked up our routine very quickly. I suspect she will be happily ruling the roost before long.

INTRODUCTION - December 3, 2021

Sweet Rosita is our newest Pugalug foster.  She's 9 years old, and through no fault of her own has found herself in need of our services.  We look forward to a full introduction from her foster mom once Rosita has settled in.