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Roy! Beagle & Pug Mix San Diego, CA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Roy!

NOV 13: Gosh, I guess I forgot to update Roy's page with the exciting news - I got a kiss from our little Mr Roy!! Also, he now loves sleeping in bed...rather, on the pillow on top of my head! I'm trying to get a picture of it, but he has the cutest little underbite. If you surprise him and he closes his mouth quickly, he has 2 little snaggleteeth on the bottom. It makes the funniest face you've ever seen! We started working on some basic training with him. Because he is so hand-shy, I'm using clicker training with him and capturing the desired behaviors as he does them in the normal course of the day. He was scared of the "click" at first, but now that he knows it's always followed by a tasty treat, he's much better. Roy is definitely making me work, but each win makes it all worthwhile.SEPT 28: WOW, what a difference a month makes! To say Roy has come out of his shell is an UNDERSTATEMENT! This boy is amazing, and a great example of the resilience of dogs. He loves to play, does great with other dogs, is good around cats (there are 2 in his current foster home) and is enthralled with children. He would be a perfect dog for someone with kids and/or other dogs. He plays happily, but he is not as high-energy as most other puggles. He does not bark incessantly. He did REALLY well at the dog park yesterday.Seeing a dog turn around as he has does my heart good. I can't wait for Roy's forever family to find him, because they will really have a treasure on their hands. SEPT 1: Good news for little Roy! He is slowly but surely coming out of his shell and has become quite the Velcro dog. He shows interest in playing with his foster brothers (of the 4-legged variety) but doesn't know how to initiate play yet. We'll work on that once he arrives. He is very gentle with his 2-legged foster brother. He is also nearly housebroken and his leash skills are improving with leaps and bounds!AUG 24: LeRoi was just pulled from the shelter in Carthage, IL and is in foster there until I can bring him to San Diego. His arrival is expected the weekend of Sept 13. If you are interested in meeting him, please send me an email and we can start the process so when he arrives everything is in order.As with all Puggles & Pitties dogs, LeRoi will be fully vetted, neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption.Here are the notes from his foster at the start of his first day of freedom:
Meet LeRoi! This poor guy is scared to DEATH. I've been spending a lot of one-on-one time with him, and I'm making just a teenie bit of progress. It's going to take a long time for this boy to come out of his shell. So far, no conflicts at all with the other animals in our house. Lots of sniffing between the dogs, of course.

I MADE him sit next to me on the couch earlier. At one point, he did actually lay his chin down on my arm and give a big sigh. He's going to need someone with a lot of time and patience to help him become social. I'm going to do what I can in the short time he's here.

I don't foresee any aggression problems at all. I was very cautious about approaching him at first, and I haven't had any problems. Sweet kid, and I'm glad he's getting saved.

I've chosen to name him in honor of LeRoi Moore, the saxophone player for the Dave Matthews Band, who died this last week at the age of 46. Pronounced LaRoy, not LeeRoy.
LeRoi also has a brother who will be coming with him. Stay tuned for more info about this Dynamic Duo!!
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