This blog will chronicle my adventures as a Foster Mom for the Central Florida Pug Rescue. As a pug foster parent, my job involves caring for surrendered pugs until they are adopted by their forever family. If you are interested in adopting a pug, click the link to the right and visit the CFPR website.
Pugs and Kisses,
Leslie

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Will YOU be Rainey's Forever Family?

Rainey was picked up as a stray in September and was transferred immediately to our amazing vet due to a severe eye infection. Dr. Hart treated her there for five weeks but, unfortunately, was unable to save Rainey's right eye. She was released to me in late October, and it's been an amazing ride for both Rainey and my family.

Rainey is thought to be about four years old and is a gorgeous fawn color. When you touch her fur, it feels like she's just been doused in conditioner. She's so soft! Her face is such a dark black color that it's sometimes hard to see her features. However, don't let that fool you. Rainey will be "in your face" pretty quickly. She loves to be loved!
I would say that Rainey is a pretty dominant pug, but I don't say that in a bad way. Yes, Rainey is bossy but she's very willing to let you be in charge as long as you show her in a loving way. She's a very good eater, too, so you'll never have to worry that she's not getting enough food.
Ooooooh, she's a snuggler! She loves to cuddle and will let you cradle her in your arms like a baby. She'll burrow into your shoulder and let you carry her around as long as you feel like it. She'll sit in your arms and fall asleep in an instant. She loves to be loved and never gets tired of your attention. When you call her name, her head immediately snaps around to find you and her tail starts going a mile a minute.

Rainey sometimes has trouble with depth perception and will bump into things that she doesn't see. Her forever family will have to be careful that there are no sharp, pointy objects at her eye level that she can be hurt by. She runs pretty fast and, if there's something in her way, she may not see it and will smack right into it. We've been very sensitive to that in our home and have taken care not to move the furniture around alot. Rainey very quickly learned the floor plan of our home and can get around with amazing speed.

This special pug is also housebroken and will benefit from a home that has a doggie door and a fenced in backyard. However, this pug will not do well where there is a pool that she can fall into. This is important: She will not see the pool. She will not know that there is deep water. She WILL fall in and she does not swim. In order to insure Rainey's safety, it will be hard to convince me to let her be adopted by a family with an in ground pool. Sorry.

Rainey is gorgeous. Rainey is very polite. Rainey is a sweetheart of the highest order. Don't let her "winker status" deter you from bringing her into your home. Rainey craves love and will get along well with children and other animals. Yes, she can be dominant with other dogs but, with time and patience, that can be worked through. We have two cats here and I have to admit that Rainey enjoys chasing them but it's only because she wants to play. She loooooooooooves to play and loves her toys. She also loves to go on walks and is in very good physical condition so she doesn't tire easily. Her weight is perfect!
As far as her health, she's great! She has been spayed and is up to date on all her shots. She has been microchipped and is on a heartworm and flea preventative. When she came to us, she was tested and registered a slight heartworm positive but her monthly heartworm preventative takes care of that so that is not an issue.

Her left eye shows a slight bulge due to the infection she had when she was found. We was on an eye serum for two months and will be seen tomorrow by a local veterinary ophthalmologist here in Sarasota. I will post an update on the outcome of that appointment as soon as I can.

Once we know the status on her eye, Rainey will be available for adoption. However, applications are being taken if you think Rainey is the pug for you.

Please consider this adorable puglet. She will change your life. She's THAT special.

Pugs and kisses,
Leslie and Rainey

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