Betty is sweet, happy 14-year-old. She’s almost completely deaf, but still turns her head for a high-pitched squeaky toy.  She enjoys leisurely strolls around the block, or faster walks if she’s being carried in your arms or pushed in a stroller. She loves hanging out with people, gets along well with other dogs, and ignores cats. She’d be fine as an “only dog” or as the newest member of a grumble.

As a distinguished older lady, Betty does have a few typical senior pug ailments: she has rear leg weakness and needs to be helped up and down stairs (she’s mastered the couch ramp in her foster home). She’s housetrained, but her rear-end weakness means she doesn’t always have much lead-time when pooping.

Kept on a regular potty schedule, she’s accident-free. She recently had 18 teeth removed but it hasn’t slowed her down–she loves snorfling up her canned food, gumming treats, playing with plush toys, and chasing hands under blankets.

Please don’t let Betty’s age scare you off! She is full of life and still very vibrant, active and healthy!

Betty is posted for Pacific Pug Rescue in Portland Oregon.  If you are interested in learning more about Betty, please email

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.