Hi everyone, I’m Dora! I’m a 1 1/2 year old pug girl. I’m quite the cutie, but don’t be fooled… I love to play rough and tough! I enjoy playing tug of war and wrestling with my foster dad all the time.
I prefer fellow humans than dogs… it’s best when I’m be the only one because I’m a dog that expects to get all the attention! When I’m not playing, I’m a very good girl. I’m a quiet dog and I don’t destroy any furniture or toys. Also, I don’t shed very much.
After 8pm, I start to get very sleepy and that’s cuddling time for me! I know how to sit on command and I come when you say my name. When it comes to potty training, I am not 100% housebroken, especially if I’m alone for more than few hours but if you keep me on a good schedule and take me out often, no accidents! In fact, I’m so smart that I sometimes tell my foster mom that I need to go by bringing her a shoe!
I’m not the biggest fan of wet grass because I must keep my pretty little paws clean, so I’ll gladly use a patio or wait for the grass to dry. I like short walks so that I can go out and explore, and I am now learning that exploring time can also be potty time.
My foster family is also teaching me about something called a crate… it looks weird to me, but I don’t mind staying inside this thing for a short time because there is a comfy fluffy blanket inside and I know my humans will be back very soon. I’ve been on quite a few car rides, which I do pretty great with. I sit by myself in the backseat on my bed and take a little nap.
People think I’m cute because I run in circles a lot, but it’s actually a neurological condition that I have. I don’t feel any pain or have any behavior issues because of it. It only makes me run in circles and my eyes to wiggle from side to side. When I first came to stay with the nice folks from Pug Rescue of Florida I had a skin condition called Demodex, but thanks to their TLC and the right medications that’s all clear now. However, I am still itchy, especially my paws. The vet who’s been treating me said I have allergies that require consistent medication, but I don’t mind the medications or extra time it takes to wipe my paws.
I’m up to date on my vaccines and heartworm negative, but I heard everyone said that I will be spayed real soon, what that means I have no clue, but they say it is important.
My foster family says I’m too cute with a melt-your-heart cry and a quiet bark. I have lots of energy and potential to learn! So what do you think, can I call your family my own?
DORA’s MEDICAL UPDATE 8/31/18:
Dora is clear of demodex, however she has a yeast and fungus infection which we are currently treating with medications and baths. She is scheduled for a follow-up visit in late September and if the infection is clear, then we can schedule her for a spay.
Because of Dora’s allergies, she will need to have an allergy injection every 4 weeks which is $50-$75. She cannot take Apoquel due to her neurological condition.
Dora will need to be on specific medications for fleas and ticks for the rest of her life — she won’t have as many options as other dogs because some could cause her further neurological issues.
She will also be having a consultation with a neurologist soon so we have a better idea of our how to categorize her condition and plan for her future.
Dora will need to be an “only dog” when she goes to her forever home.