My name is Hank and I am about 2 years old. Foster mom calls me Handsome Hank because I am such a good-looking pug. My current foster home has two teenagers, two pug foster sisters, a couple of cats and lots of chickens. I get along fairly well now, but the first couple weeks was a very different story.
To be honest, it was a rough adjustment, and I am still adjusting and learning. I am grateful that my Foster Mom has been willing to work with me. She is helping me learn manners when interacting with other dogs and people. She says I wasn’t well socialized, and that I have to have a Forever Home where there is a strong leader, who will patiently and kindly help me understand that I am not in charge.
Time for full disclosure: Even though I am doing well in my Foster Home, I have had two failed adoptions. When I go to a new house, I can’t help it, I just assume I am going to be in charge, and my leadership skills are not so appreciated. Foster Mom and Fairy Pug Mother assure me that there is a Forever Home out there who will understand, and be willing to work with me, and accept that I am a work in progress that may take some time. Because of the two failed adoptions, Foster Mom and Fairy Pug Mother are doing extra work up front to make sure the next home is the ABSOLUTELY FOREVER choice!
Because I am still young, I am very active and need ways to get that energy out. My foster home has a humongous back yard, and I go out there and run around and Foster Mom also takes me on long walks (I walk nicely on a leash). I love to run around the big back yard with my foster sister, and I love to play fetch. Like I said, I have lots of energy, and I am very strong! I will pull you down in a split second if you are not paying attention, or if you are not able to keep up.
I am a pro at using the doggy door, and I sleep quietly in a crate at night. I love to play with toys, and I love digging to the bottom of the toy box to pull them all out. It’s how I decide which one to play with. Foster mom comes home and puts them all away, and I pull them all out again. It’s a fun game!
I am really looking forward to meeting my forever family, I have lots of love and kisses to give. If you think you might be the right family for me, please fill out the online adoption application and put my name on it! I can’t wait to meet you.
***We appreciate your interest in adopting a pug in need. Please respect our process and our time, as we are all volunteers with full time jobs. An application starts the process. We are not able to answer calls with questions about the foster pugs. ***
***We encourage you to come to our adoption events to meet the pugs in person if you are interested in adoption. Again, please do not call regarding the adoptable pugs. APARN is an all volunteer non-profit organization. We do not have a shelter. Our dogs are currently being fostered in private homes generally located throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.***
My adoption fee is $325