Hi. I’m Sparkles. You haven’t heard of me, but you may have heard of the place I came from. It was a puppy mill out in Tonopah. I was rescued with a bunch of my brothers, sisters, and offspring back in November 2015. I was one of the group that APARN called the “MASH Pugtatoes.” Yes, your math is right: I have been in foster care for two years now.
I have been undergoing treatment for valley fever. While my titer is now down, it is likely that I will always need to stay on the medication to prevent it from recurring. I do walk with a limp because of issues with my front leg that are likely due to the valley fever. But the good news is I take my pills with no problems.
I do love quiet and routine. It helps me relax. It has been such a welcome change from all of the noise and chaos of the puppy mill. I love to swim, and it is great therapy for my leg, so if you have a pool and don’t mind a pug in it, I would sure love that! I would also love another quiet pug as a companion. Although my favorite thing would be a person who would be my main companion; I would love to sit with them, and listen as they talk to me. I love to cuddle and be cuddled!
There are some other pugs in my foster home, but they are a little younger and too rowdy for my taste. Sometimes they push me off the sofa to get next to Foster Mom. Sometimes, when no one is watching, I play with toys or chew on a cow hoof. Foster mom constantly gives me reassurance, and tells me I have come a long way since I have been with her. She says I am “loving, gentle soul.” I would love to find my forever family, but honestly, it has to be someone who can love me unconditionally. Don’t tell her I said so but Foster Mom has set the bar pretty high.
***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 $150