00078 - Capri //

ID: 00078
Name: Capri //
Sex: Female
Breed: Pug / --Select-- / --Select--
Age: 5 Yrs
Weight: 18 Lbs
Good w/Dogs: No
Good w/Cats: Yes
Good w/Children: Yes
Housetrained: Yes
Requested Donation: $250

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Meet Capri... a very special and very beautiful pug girl of 5 yrs.! Capri has had quite a life full of hard knocks and we will be looking for a very special and very committed home for her. When she was a pup, she was hit by a car and now has a front right leg that is bent at the "ankle". She somewhat uses it to hold herself up when she is sitting, but other than that, the paw is useless to her. Her first owners gave her up for no apparent reason except an allergy situation that the owner had to the dog. She was adopted from a rescue by a pug loving woman who cared for her for the past two years. As it turns out, there was a bit more to Capri... she eventually began to have mild seizures and issues with her liver. These issues were no problem for her owner... the problems began when Capri decided she was in charge of the household and the other dogs in it. Constant fighting among the pugs in her former home is what brought Capri to rescue again. We have learned from vets and behaviourists that when a dog is in a "pack" situation and has some physical weakness, it will be picked on (and in the wild, killed), so very often the result is that the weak dog becomes aggressive to ward off the rest of the pack. We believe that is the case with little Capri. She is being fostered in a home with no other dogs right now and is an absolute sweetheart. She is totally housetrained and has had basic obedience training, so she minds very well. She loves all humans and is a great snuggler.

Capri has now been fully evaluated by our vets and her tests all came back wonderful. The cause of her previous seizures remains unknown, but with her medication and low protein diet she remains seizure-free. We will be weaning her off one medication and have already put her on a good, all natural, readily available, commercial food that is appropriate for her. She will need to remain on the seizure medication and have her liver levels tested every three to six months. The old damage to her leg cannot be repaired, but causes her no pain and doesn't appear to limit her in the least... she runs around like a typical, four-pawed puggy! Her previous owner indicated that she sometimes showed signs of arthritis in the past, but we haven't seen that with her yet.

Capri is now ready to go to her special forever home. She will need to be an only dog, or at least be placed with a dog that is willing to be submissive and bossed around. Her new humans will need to be committed to continuing her medication and follow-up testing to assure that she stays healthy and seizure-free. If that could be you, fill out an adoption application and then please e-mail me directly at kat@buffalopugs.org right away!

Capri has been ADOPTED!!!