So I adopted Teddy almost a year ago, he has been WONDERFUL. Couldnt ask for a sweeter pug. Well, Im thinking about adopting again, but a girl this time. I've heard pugs do well in pairs, and thought it might be good for him to have a friend to play and snuggle with. Especially during the day when Im at work. My only concern is that he seems really happy now so could it upset him or anything? Has anyone rescued a second pug and it not go well?
I think if you contact a good rescue, they are all about helping you find the right fit for you and Teddy. Then too, if it doesn't work out they will take the Pug back. I bet there is some wonderful little girlie Pug out there just waiting for you to come find her. I think that's a wonderful idea. Good luck.
I think it's a great idea!
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Oh good :o) I live in Arizona and we have a pug rescue here, where I got Teddy from. I was going to go through them again, they seem like a really great rescue.
They probably won't be best friends right off, it takes a while. When we adopted Ray, Minni seemed a little put out for a few months but nothing bad. After a couple months they were buddies. That was adding a boy to the family that had a girl. I believe the other way would be easier as boys jusy seem to be a bit mellower. GO FOR IT!!
Chris, owned by Minni the diva, and "Sugar" Ray the ever hungry.
DH to Ellen , DD to Lindsay and Carrie
I have a very close friend with arizona rescue she is just great as they do such wonderful work she got me started and i just love them pugs.Good luck as i know we have alot of sweet babes out there looking for a forever home.
I agree, call them up and meet a few pugs. Best of luck and keep us posted. I think Teddy is going to love having a girlfriend to snuggle with. When we adopted Eddie, we already had Zoey. She wasn't to keen on him at first, but most dogs aren't too keen on poor little Eddie and his screaming anyway. But now they snuggle all day long while we are at work, and Zoey is happier than she has been in a long time.
Rescue's evaluate the behavior of each pug in their care and choose the family / match based upon the pug's personality and temperament. I would read the Bio's of several pugs and discuss with the rescue adoption coordinator which pug may be a good match. This is how we select the best fit. We think of the pugs needs first. I am happy to hear he is not lonely. I am judgmental towards folks that work away from the home and leave the pug all alone. It's my own bias, I know. People have to work! But I do think this companion breed is happier with another warm body as company, people or pug. Good luck and Bless you for opening your home to another pug who needs a loving forever home
Well, you can judge me if you want but I know Teddy is happier and healthier since being with me than he was before. When he came to me he was overweight, out of shape with health problems. Hes now a healthy weight, strong, healthy and full of energy and joy.
And for being alone, I know it's not ideal but the truth is he sleeps during the day. I know because I work from home one day a week and all he does is sleep on the couch! With an occasional break to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather (via doggy door). On other days, my boyfriend is able to come home for lunch and Teddy sometimes doesn't even get off the couch because he's so comfy sleeping! haha I have a feeling if he was lonely, he would be at our feet every time we walked in the door, or would be showing some sort of destructive behavior while we are gone and he is not.
I did end up adopting this past weekend. A sweet girl, I posted in the main pug life forum. Its been a great fit already, they are snuggle buddies already. She has some health problems, so shes not playing much right now. But hopefully she will strong and healthy enough soon.
Last edited by coriforia; 03-28-2012 at 10:37 AM.
That's awesome! Good to hear they are getting along so well already. Thanks for taking her in!