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Stumpy Pug Mix Boise, ID
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
- Prefers a home without
- Adoption fee
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Breed: Pug Mix
Adoption Fee: $50
This handsome gentleman goes by many names. Stumpy, AKA Sir Stumpington, Mister Sir, The Stumpmiester, Stump, Bubba Dub, Lord of the Underbite and many other absurd nicknames. This charming lad doesn’t care what he’s called, only that you’re talking to him.
Stumpy is a sweet boy with a delightful underbite and so much spunk. He is about 6 years old, with a nice blend of chaotic playful energy and a love of lounging and naps. He is the king of zoomies, loves to carry his food bowl around, and is notorious for stealing blankets off of chairs to add to his dragon hoard (his bed nest).
Despite all of his charisma, Stumpy is in need of a very special adopter who is patient, caring and willing to keep working through his quirks.
Unfortunately, Stumpy has some major beef with his butt. It may be neurological, behavioral, or trauma related, but Stumpy seems to not realize that his tail and butt are indeed part of his body. This leads him to squabble with his own booty on a fairly regular basis. He has been treated medically and there is no physical medical concern to his body that is leading to this behavior. He takes daily medication to help with stress related to this issue.
As funny as it may seem, it has left some serious consequences for him. He traumatically injured his own tail leading to an emergency amputation. Things that are normally relaxing and fun for dogs like: eating, kongs, and any food related enrichment, are quite stressful for him. He will resource guard any food related fun from his own back end. He does best when eating with a soft cone on that blocks the view of his behind. He does better if you watch him eat as you can verbally tell him to snap out of it and he also feels safer with you watching his back.
Stump was found as a stray and very little is known about his past. He was unaltered and was not potty trained upon arrival to Fuzzy Pawz and it is suspected based on his thick coat, state of his feet and marking behavior that he was an outdoor dog. He has made great strides in potty training and as long as you let him out at regular intervals, he tends to stay accident free. He may need some continued assistance with potty training when transitioning to a new environment.
Sir Stumpington is currently in foster with both cats and dogs and has done well with both. He does need a structured introduction to new dogs but quickly warms up. He has done great with living with multiple dogs but is not a dog recommended to visit dog parts or off leash dog areas as he quickly can become overwhelmed. He has done well with backyard chickens and ducks. He would do best in an adult-only home.
Despite all his quirks, this little guy makes up for it with his hilarious personality. He is incredibly smart, easy to train, and eager to learn more tricks and commands.
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