Our friends Oliver and Cindy have been wanting to adopt a couple pugs ever since their lab passed away last October. We've been searching all over the place for a pugger in need! We started by looking in nearby shelters and contacting our local pug rescue in Santa Barbara, but were sadly disappointed to learn they sent all their foster pugs over 8 hours away to San Diego because they weren't getting enough applications in our area. And many of the other pug rescues usually don't like to place pugs outside of their general area. So... we began searching ads and craigslist for families unable to keep their pug babies. Oi, there's a lot of strange characters out there. And some not so nice people just looking to make a buck.
After months of searching, I came across a very nice couple who is in the military, and unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control, were unable to keep their 1 year old pug. We all drove about 2 hours up north to meet them and their pug, Wilson. As hard it was for them to say goodbye to their friend, it was also a relief that he was getting a great home with Oliver and Cindy. And, that he would eventually have a buddy (besides Stella, Gunther and Betty that only live 5 blocks away!)
Wilson still has his family jewels. He'll be sayin' buh bye to those in the next few days...
Wilson meeting Betty (he's stunned by her ginormous ears)
Wilson. Puppia harness compliments of Gunther. That's what happens when you get too fat to wear your duds.
Here's Wilson having a good ole time at our brand new Bark Park. He's only been with Oliver and Cindy less than 24 hours and he's already getting along with his family and the pug posse so well.
Speaking of our new Bark Park... Whooo Hooo!
Betty still needs a little convincing she's having fun.
Bruce with our good friend and neighbor Robin. Betty scoping out the action down below.
Robin and Betty's boyfriend, Leroy. He's got a bit of an attitude so his momma has to hold him. It seems fitting Leroy and Betty would be a couple. Kinda like Whitney and Bobby Brown...
Betty wasn't into playing and acting silly all pug like. Someday, Betty...someday.
Myles and Leroy. Robin keeping a short leash on Leroy for when he gets snarky.
Stella and Gunther working off some of that chub.
We had such a great weekend picking up Wilson and getting him into a new home with a great family. And then playing with Wilson and his family at our new Bark Park. Can't get any better than that.
Sending out California sunshine to all our friends stuck in the snow!
Shannon, lucky mom to
Stella, Gunther and gassy Betty