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Pug shows off the many shades of "Aww, bummer."

Update July 11, 2011: Little Guy is heading to Homeward Bound Rescue who will take care of him until he is ready for adoption. You can find his Petfinder profile here.

10 Comments to “Little Guy - Pug”

  1. mel says:

    I have a pug mix foster right now and I have to say, I am falling in love with the breed. I think it's the eyes. And maybe the snorting. Either way, they're pretty darn cute.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love this guy/gal! These photos crack me up - that last one especially!

  3. Biscuit says:

    Oooh, I want to know more about this intriguing fella.

  4. Fred says:

    Despite his melancholy gaze, he's actually a rather chipper Pug. Nice personality, seems happy, curious, good energy but not hyper.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Tom. A friend os my husbands we are now calling. I am sure will be contacting you urgently about perhaps giving this we guy a home, he's a pug crazy fello who has no dog at this time! Charles.clark123

  6. Paula says:

    I hope he finds a loving home very soon. I would take this little guy in a heartbeat. I fell in love with him the moment I saw his cute little pictures today. I wish I could take him home, but we aren't quite ready for a new dog yet, until the fall. Please update us on this little sweetheart.

  7. oh man, i want to kiss his squishy face!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh man! That last picture is the definition of soulful.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Are these images copyrighted?

  10. Fred says:

    Presently, all the images are only used for the purpose of getting the animals adopted out.

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.