“Hey everyone! My name is Knuckles and I am about 9 years old. My foster mom calls me Teddy Bear…well… because I look like a little Teddy Bear! I am a pug mix…we were told pug/yorkie and that may be right…I definitely have some sort of terrier in me!

“I came into the pug rescue in very bad shape dental and emotional wise. All my teeth got pulled and now I have no teeth. The vet told me it was one of the worst dental cases they have ever seen. I was in so much pain I was shut off. I didn’t like to be touched, stayed in my kennel and I had bathroom accidents in the house. I was in so much pain and scared.

“But you guys, the best thing happened! Once I had my surgery, I started opening up. I snuggle in mornings, I give kisses, I never go in my kennel, I also go to the bathroom outside. I have such a zest for life now! I love car rides and follow the leader ( you are the leader.) I am quite spry and can jump on and off furniture and I love a good walk! I have a foster brother who is pretty chill so I would do well with another chill dog, but a young one may be too much for me.

“What you won’t get with me is a super playful dog right away. It will take some time for me to open up and show love. But what you will get from me is the deepest love a dog can give once I feel comfortable. Everything seems so new and exciting now that I feel good about my future.

“I wouldn’t like a house with small kids, some quick movements tend to scare me. I would love a home that has my future people home more so than not. I just really want to be part of the family and loved. I can’t wait to meet you my soon to be family. I am ready to start my new chapter!

Knuckles AKA Teddy Bear”

Knuckles is with Pacific Pug Rescue in Portland, Oregon.  If you are interested in learning more please email adoptions@pacificpugrescue.org

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