Stella – Adopted

Stella the Puggle - Pug Rescue of Florida

This is Stella — an adorable puggle puppy. She’s only 10 months old and is a happy, sweet, good little girl despite the injury to her leg. She is very high energy but very loving. She’s alpha but loves other dogs. She’s not a barker unless she needs to go out to potty. 
Stella sustained a serious injury and had her first surgery before she came into Pug Rescue, but we knew she needed additional surgery to address her serious injury. As an active young puggle girl we want her to get the best possible care so she can go on to have the happy busy life we know she will enjoy.
UPDATE 11/15: Stella had her second surgery on Tuesday and she wanted to let everyone know that she did very well and is so thankful for your thoughts and prayers! Here she is when she woke up – a little sleepy but cute as a button.
UPDATE 12/27: Stella is so sweet and loving even with a hurt leg. She has a great spirit. Her second surgery was as successful as we had hoped so she is slated for a third surgery to remove the rod and put a plate w screws on Jan 10. The doctor is waiting so she has time to recover and heal from her first 2 surgery’s. She does likely have permanent nerve damage but will get some use from the leg without pain is the goal! Not using the leg hasn’t slowed her down though. She’s happy all the time and loves to cuddle!
Stella Pug Rescue of Florida
UPDATE 1/4/18: Stella had her 3rd surgery today. She did very well and is at home with her foster mom resting. She will be completely confined to her crate for the first 2 weeks until the stitches come out and the inflammation comes down. The doctor put a bone graft in her leg to help with healing and additional stability for the plate and screws. This little lady is looking at about 4-5 months of recovery 🙂
Stella - Pug Rescue of Florida

UPDATE 1/29/18:Stella’s leg is healing nicely. She will go back to the vet in 6 weeks for x rays and should be able to start physical therapy right away. The doctors have determined that her leg will stay turned in due to knee damage from the rod the previous vet put in her leg. He said she will have 50- 65% use of the leg in the next 5 months. It will never be better than 65% due to nerve damage.

Stella - Pug Rescue of Florida

UPDATE 2/15/18: Stella has begun her physical therapy and is making great progress.  She is a happy puppy and is getting stronger every day. We received some good news for Stella — a very experienced puggle owner who is also medically minded and fully prepared to take responsibility for Stella’s rehabilitation has stepped up to adopt her. While we are happy to know that all of Stella’s future medical needs will be met we still have to pay for her medical bills to this point which have quickly exceeded over $4,000!

Your generous donations are very much appreciated to help us cover costs for the surgeries and vet visits she received while in our care. To make a donation in her honor please visit our Donation Page.


Complete an adoption application here. If you love me but can’t adopt me, please send a donation to help pay medical bills for not just me but my fellow foster brothers and sisters. They sure could use it!