A lot of people who are on the hunt for a new dog at their local animal shelter rescue tend to lean towards wanting a puppy. And though it’s wonderful to get a younger dog or puppy at a rescue or shelter rather than a pet shop in any circumstance, adopters should remember that it’s senior dogs who sit in rescues and shelters the longest.
Older dogs tend to be overlooked because it is assumed the dog is in the rescue because it has problems whether it’s behavioral or medical. But most often, rescues find that older dogs are there not because the dog had problems, but rather because the person or family surrendering the dog did. That’s not to say that there aren’t older dogs that really need homes that do have medical or behavioral problems, but rescues are very careful when adopting out these dogs to ensure they’re going to a proper home.
The Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue is no exception to this. They have a multitude of pugs available for adoption that are considered senior and older. Adopting a senior or special needs dog may not be for everyone but there’s still plenty people can do to help out this wonderful rescue. Donations are a wonderful way to help if you’re unable to foster or adopt a lovable pug. Donations are needed to help the rescue provide all the pups need while they’re in their foster homes including medical expenses. Learn more about how to donate here.
The rescue covers several states but has many dogs, of all ages, available for adoption out of Maryland foster homes. Here are some details on a few of their older pups available in Maryland homes:
Peaches is an adorable girl who is about 4years old. She was rescued from a shelter in Georgia just in time. She’s totally blind, but her foster home says that doesn’t slow her down as she loves to wander around the backyard and play with their other dogs and cats. For more and to find out how to adopt or donate to Peaches, click here.
Jenny (Pictured in Slideshow)
This sweet girl is fully vetted and ready for adoption. She’s currently being fostered in Laurel. For more and to find out how to adopt or donate to Jenny, click here.
Jay (Pictured in Slideshow)
This affectionate guy is about 6 years old is neutered, up-to-date on shots and heartworm testing. He’s housetrained and crate-trained and does great with other dogs but no so much with children. For more and to find out how to adopt or donate to Jay, click here.
Daisy & Tug (Pictured in Slideshow)
Daisy and Tug are the dynamic pug duo! They are bonded, so they must be adopted together. They are 10 years old and both house-trained, crate-trained and get along with other dogs. For more and to find out how to adopt or donate to Daisy and Tug, click here.
Pugsley (Pictured in Slideshow)
Pugsley is an 11-year-old female who gets along with young children, cats and other dogs. She is completely housebroken and stays inside home without a crate for 8 hours without an accident. She loves to sleep and rarely barks. She is blind in one eye due to cataract and is unable to climb stairs due to her arthritis but can go up and down one step entering and exiting home. For more and to find out how to adopt or donate to Pugsley, click here.
To meet some of these great pugs in person, head out to BARK Rockville on Sunday, September 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. where volunteers will be on-hand with some adoptable pugs. The Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue has many other dogs available as well, for their full list visit www.midatlanticpugrescue.org/rescues.html.
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