Hello, all. My name is Lucy. I was surrendered to rescue along with my pug brother after my owner moved away. I was thought to be 12-years-old, but according to vaccination records from my previous dogtor, I'm actually SIXTEEN! I could have gone on fooling the lovely folks of Buffalo Pug, but rabies certificates don't lie. Regardless, here I am! I have 16 years of experience as a pug. If you've ever known a pug, you understand. I'm an affectionate girl who loves to be with her humans. I love to EAT! It's true that I can be stubborn at times, but my foster parents say that my boldness is endearing. I enjoy a comfortable dog bed or three. Siestas in the sunshine on the backdeck are my favorite. Is it summer yet?
Because of her age, Lucy does have some health ailments we've improved and have adjusted to. Lucy's hearing and eyesight remain intact and function as if she were a young pug girl. She does have an old spinal injury that has rendered her rear legs weak, but she is still mobile. She needs assistance with stairs, but is able to walk around the house and fenced backyard on her own. She was fitted for wheels and utilizes those when she goes out for longer walks on the sidewalk. (She does not LOVE the wheels...see "stubborn" insert above.) She was treated for ear infections on intake but they have cleared. She was also treated for a urinary tract infection. She does have some incontinence - to be expected for a super senior. In her foster home she wears washable diapers and is on a bathroom schedule. Lucy takes one half of a baby aspirin once a day for stiffness. She eats a high quality, fish-based, grain free food to keep her chronic ear issues at bay.
It was once thought that due to her age, Lucy may be a forever foster. Now that we have improved her quality of life, Lucy has shown me that she has lots of life and love to give someone with patience and a big heart for older pugs. Could that be you?