Hello, my name is Dewey! Sadly, I was found wandering in a rural area. I was hungry; thirsty; skinny and covered in fleas and bug bites. I hate to think it, but I’m pretty sure my former owners abandoned me out there, because it was a far way for a puggie to travel and no one was looking for me! After a while, I got scared and hid under a bush. Then thankfully, a nice rescue lady picked me up and got me to Pug Rescue of Florida.
My foster mom took me to the vet to be checked out. All my bloodwork and urinalysis turned out fine! However, the vet does believe I have a brain tumor. I am on medication twice daily for it which is really all that can be done at this point. The medication is Prednisone and it is very affordable. I will more than likely be on this medication for the long haul, but it helps me a lot! I will tell you more about that in a little bit.
I do very well with my foster sister pug, and also my foster brother and sister kitties. I think I would do well in a home with or without other pets. I mostly just love to be with my humans! My favorite spot in on my foster mom’s lap. Children concern me a little bit, so a home without small children would probably be best. I walk well on a leash and am doing good with my potty issues. My foster mom says I am about 95%, whatever that means! Could be her, could be me. I just know that I try to be a good boy and go potty outside. I do have an accident every once in a while but I do NOT mark in the house!
I have a little bit of separation anxiety, but as I get to know you and your home, I am much better. I do love to go with you everywhere I can, and I love to ride in the car! I will only bark if I hear a noise that needs to be investigated!
I would like to tell you more about my brain tumor. My tumor sometimes gets in the way of what I want to do, but I fight through it! The main symptoms of my tumor include restlessness and circling to the left side. I also tilt my head to the left. Sometimes I have “episodes” as well. They are not seizures and I remain conscious during them. No potty either. Basically, an episode consists of me circling a lot then finally laying down. I will always try to make it over to you before the episode takes over. At this point I need you to pet me and talk to me, and this will make me feel better. Please don’t try to pick me up at this time because it scares me. These episodes only last one or two minutes and once it’s over, I’m back to being happy little me! The episodes are unpredictable. I can have one a day, none during the day, or three….we never know. It does help if I get my medication in a timely manner.
I would like to tell all you humans that you shouldn’t feel sorry for me. I still love and trust all of you, even though my last humans were not kind and abandoned me at the time I needed them most. My foster mom and several other folks are making sure that I am living the best life that I can! I go to work with my foster mom, and we go on car rides and trips out to the country to walk and play with other dogs. I get to go swimming in the pool, eat lots of delicious treats, and play in the lake. My foster mom says it’s called a “bucket list” and we are making it happen!
I would love to have a forever home with someone who will help me experience the rest of my life in the best way possible! Are you that home for me? Please come and meet me, my foster mom says I am the sweetest soul she has ever met!