Hi! I’m Bitsy…as in ‘itsy bitsy,’ small and cute, teensy-weensy…also known as “charmingly small.” It is a pleasure to meet you!
I am a pug mix puppy; they guestimate Italian greyhound because of my long lean legs and I prance when I walk. You can just barely see wrinkles on my cute button nose, but my tail is curled and ears are floppy. I have white spotted socks on both my front legs and a heart-shaped spot on the back of my neck. I am bee-uuu-ti-ful! They think I should only be about 18 pounds when I am full grown.
I was a scared little girl when my friends at PROoF rescued me, but they quickly made me feel like part of the family. Now I am busy running around the house, going for walks, getting petted and loved, exploring the back yard, playing with my foster siblings, jumping on the furniture, eating…goodness, it’s RUFF being a puppy! And I have much to learn!
When I am not playing with the other dogs — and I like to play a lot! — I like to snuggle in your lap or a doggie bed and take a little nap. And I love to be loved on. I’m starting to lose my baby teeth, so I like to chew on stuff! There are a lot of toys and nylabones here for me to play with and chew on. If my foster mom sees me chewing on something like furniture, she says, “NO!” really loud and gives me a toy to chew on. Sometimes I chew on her finger, and she says the same thing! I thought she would think that was cute…but maybe that isn’t good doggie behavior for me to learn. Cuz then I started chewing on my foster siblings ears and legs, and they growled at me, too! (sometimes I get spritzed with a bit of water and now I know that means STOP too!).
I’m good about eating meals in my doggie crate, which is where I like to sleep at night, and safely stay when my people are away. Foster mommy is crate training me to help with my potty training. I’m getting better little by little, but it will take me a little while to learn. When I go potty outside, foster mommy claps and says how much of a good girl I am, and rubs me all over and she is just so happy! I like making her happy, so I try to go potty outside more often. If you will be patient with me, I will show you just how good a girl I can be!
I like going for walks on the leash — but my foster daddy is embarrassed to walk me (he says I walk like a girl — HELLO!), he says I prance like a little horse. My foster mommy thinks it is funny, and is going to try to get a video so that you can see how pretty I look when I walk! She says I still have to learn how to walk on a leash, too. (geez, I have sooo much to learn!) But that’s okay, because I’d rather go potty in my fenced-in back yard.
All in all, I am a sweetie pie! My foster family loves me and say that I will make a great addition to a family who is ready to welcome a playful and loving puppy. I hope my new family has a small dog that I can play with because I have a lot of energy and am very active. I’ve had a vet check, been vaccinated, de-wormed and am scheduled for my spay surgery in a couple of weeks.
A note about my future forever family…
Pug Puppies: We rarely have surrendered pug puppies. If a puppy does become available, all applications will be reviewed and the puppy will go to the home PROoF feels is best to take on such a handful. Thank you for understanding.
All of Pug Rescue of Florida’s puppies MUST go to a home with all of the following (no exceptions).
- No only-dog homes. Another small dog playmate that can put up with a puppy is needed, since they are very playful and energetic.
- No big dogs please; they could easily hurt a puppy by mistake.
- A fenced-in yard and no busy intersections nearby.
- No children under the age of 5.
- The forever family must not be gone long hours (not more than 4 at a time) as a puppy does need to be monitored, nurtured and potty trained.
- Either a history with puppies or a great track record with a current veterinarian. Puppies are young but can be more prone to accidents due to their active nature.
If a puppy is adopted before it is old enough to be neutered or spayed, adopter will be required to neuter/spay and provide evidence of neuter/spay to Pug Rescue of Florida…and for anyone that doesn’t know how rescues work, please know that in addition to paying for the puppy’s medical expenses, ALL adoption fees help Pug Rescue of Florida pay for ONE of the 300 old and/or sick super awesome pugs we happily rescue every year, year in and year out.
If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an application today. Not interested in the additional time investment it takes to train a puppy? Please consider one of our older and already well mannered Pugs that are also looking for a wonderful forever home!