It has been a long while since my last post and there have been a lot of changes! I have been working on a variety of things, including expanding my inventory in my Urban Pug Farm products and working on some new products that will be out in the spring of 2017…more on that later!
Additionally, I am no longer affiliated with Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. Urban Pug Farm will still be making a donation towards an animal rescue with every purchase made through UPF but for now, the donations will be spread over many worthy organizations. The donation in December went to Sanctuary Rescue, in Midlothian, VA. Our donation was used towards the care for a dog that they pulled from a shelter who was really declining in a shelter environment. We can’t wait to see how she progresses in a home based rescue!
While stepping away from Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, we decided to adopt a few of our fosters that we thought would really struggle moving to a new home. Since we currently aren’t fostering, there is a set number of dogs here for the time being. Here is a rundown of our current buddies/family members.
Fathead is 15, will be 16 in May. He has had a rough few months. He had an abscess behind one of his eyes and unfortunately we weren’t able to save it so he lost one eye. That adjustment is tough for an old guy. Fathead is our original pug and the first dog Todd and I owned together, although I grew up with several family dogs. He is still a sweetheart and we are thrilled for every day that we get with him! You can find out more about him in the blog earlier in 2016.
2nd Longest UPF Resident: Gooch
Gooch is 13 years old and will be 14 in March! He has been a long-term foster dog so we made him a permanent member. He has been with us for 5 years this spring and there was no chance that we were going to let him go. He is Fathead’s best friend and absolutely adores Todd. He has a slew of medical problems and can be a real grouch…but we can’t help but LOVE him!
Next up, Moxie!
Moxie is a 12 year old former foster that we adopted almost 3 years ago. She will be 13 years old this spring. We decided to adopt her because she is extremely sweet and loving and she fit in with Gooch and Fathead immediately! They loved her and so did we…although she is extremely stubborn…typical pug…
Wallie came along next:
Wallie is almost 9 years old and she was adopted right after Moxie. She came from a prisoner rehabilitation program in a state penitentiary in Ohio. She is obviously not a pug! Wallie is a Shar Pei/Basset Hound mix. We named her Wallie because she sort of resembled a walrus in shape. She is the most obedient dog that we own and is amazing….although somewhat needy. Wallie rounded out our main group of dogs and we referred to them as the Core Four.
The Core Four have all been together for the last 3 years. They have been used to other dogs coming and going over the years and sometimes don’t even notice…but I think the are really enjoying the break. In the next blog I will introduce the 3 new members of the family that are no longer foster dogs but rather full blown family members!
In the meantime, check out the Urban Pug Farm Facebook page to keep up with the announcements happening later in the spring:
The GREAT photos of my dogs were captured by the super talented Candace Morgan and you can find more about her work here: