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Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!



Pugsley was left at a shelter and deemed unadoptable due to his health issues.  He was taken in by Old Dog Haven and placed in a Final Refuge home as a hospice dog expected not to live long.  He had a horrible constant cough and had trouble breathing. He was also morbidly obese, and when his foster mom took one look at him, she decided perhaps a diet would help his condition.

Within a few weeks of placement, he had lost 25% of his weight and no longer had the cough.  His breathing improved and after completing his weight loss of 1/3 of his body weight, he’s going strong.

As his name suggests, Pugsley is a chihuahua/pug cross.  He has the small stature and face of a chihuahua, but the body shape and fur is all pug – as is the personality.  Pugs is fun-loving, easygoing and gets along with everyone.  He bonded closely to his foster mom, and is her shadow.  He welcomes all dogs into his home and even loves the cats.   His best buddy, though, is fellow ODH foster Jerry, and the two boys can often be found curled up together napping.

Truly a poster boy (dog) for how good vet care and lots of love can have such amazing results.

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