Herbie, 7 years old - Adopted!
Herbie has been in the rescue for over a year. He is a "special" pug in many ways. He is adorable and loves to be loved! However, he does have a neurological issue that results in some anxiety and OCD type behaviors. He is working with a veterinarian who specializes in behavior. Dr. Derr has done a home visit and has evaluated him. She is figuring out what medication will help in the most, and she helps us with how to structure his environment and needs.
His foster family summed up what it is like to live with him and what Herbie needs: He definitely needs his person home with him 93% of the time! He is very, very sweet!! He loves to play tug and enjoys chewing on a kong. He has never pooped in the house since he has been here. He usually starts running around, more crazy than his normal when he has to go potty. His pacing and barking is getting better. It seems, he has some days that are better than others, just like me; for no apparent reason. :) He has no problem sleeping in his crate at night, although, like a true pug, he loves your bed too. He does know sit and he doesn't chew your fingers off when he takes a treat.
He wears a belly band 100% of the time when he is in the house, but he stands and waits for you to put it on him when he comes in. Dr. Derr has requested a medical test to determine if the frequent urination has a medical basis other than a urinary tract infection. The rescue will be taking him to the appointment once the test kit comes in.
Yes, he has neurological issues, but he will make someone a very nice house pug if they are calm, have a quiet environment and don't travel a lot. So far, whenever we have had strangers in the house, he is only excited about as much as the rest of the grumble. I'm open to taking serious applications with the understanding that he isn't ready yet. And at this point, we can't say when he will be. If the meds calm him a bit, I don't think it will be all that long.
If you are interested in Herbie, please contact our adoption coordinator using this link: Adoption Coordinator
The adoption coordinator will be screening applications very carefully. Though we know many families are great homes for pugs, Herbie requires a special set-up. We don't want him to get bounced around since stability is key for him.
Adoption fee: $200.00 MN Sales Tax: $13.75
Sales tax is applied to adoption fees in compliance with Minnesota state law regarding animal rescue organizations.Total Adoption fee: $213.75
If you are interested in Herbie, please email our adoption coordinator using this link.