Age: 2 1/2 years old
Adoption Fees: $500
Adoption Status: Not Ready for Adoption
October 19, 2017 – Poppy is happy to go into her crate at night and sleeps well through the night. She is happy to go for her walk first thing in the morning and is much more comfortable doing her business on a leash in our presence. She walks well but will sometimes lunge at cars suddenly so have to make sure that you have a good hold on her. At times she pulls a lot, we are working on getting her not to pull on the leash. Poppy eats well and is currently being fed with other dogs around and is doing quite well. She is very playful and is learning how to join in with the 2 resident dogs. She likes to play tug of war with and likes to play chase, both being chased and doing the chasing. She LOVES to play fetch with her ball and does not always like to share it. She never tires of the game fetch. She gets a walk first thing in the morning and again at night as well as many trips outside in the yard for fetch and play. She does so much better with a lot of exercise and outside play time during the day. She likes to be around other dogs and will sleep in a heap with other pugs. Poppy is becoming more and more cuddly with people too and likes to lick faces. She likes to be petted as well as sit on your lap. She has a bit of separation anxiety and doesn’t like to be in the crate during the day if she cannot see you, she will make loud barking, yelping noises. We are working on giving her something fun to chew on to occupy her while in the crate during the day and that is helping. She has not peed or pooped in the house for a week and we are praising her greatly when she goes outside in front of us and that has helped tremendously. Overall, she is less anxious and is becoming more and more sweet and settled. Poppy would do well with someone who could give her a lot of attention, especially in the beginning. She would need someone who would not leave her alone a lot during the day. She would also need a good routine of regular exercise and play.
October 17, 2017 – Poppy has been to the vet and was microchipped. She’s a very healthy girl. Poppy is doing very well, she is still a bit nervous and afraid of doors. She was a star at our last Adoption Awareness Event on Sunday October 15 and got along well with every dog. Come and meet Poppy this Sunday, October 22 at the Howl.O.Ween Pawty at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Ottawa from 12 to 330PM.
October 8, 2017 – Poppy is doing much better with her anxiety today and how she treats the resident dog. He is so tolerant and gentle with her that she has come around. They played a lively game of chase in the yard this morning, each taking a turn doing the chasing. She is learning that she is not top dog and her and the resident dog are working out who is next. Poppy is feeling more comfortable but doesn’t rest much during the day, she is always on guard it seems and ready to go. Very high energy or maybe not feeling relaxed yet to rest. She slept well last night and seemed very happy to go in her crate. She is very happy to be in the kitchen with us as we prepare our Thanksgiving meal. She is less anxious especially when there are people around her.
October 5, 2017 – Poppy was surrendered by her owner as she didn’t have enough time for her. She is spayed and up to date in her vaccination. Poppy is a small pug with beautiful big ears. She will be going to the vet in the coming week for a complete check up and to get microchipped. Stay tuned for more information on Poppy as we get to discover her personality.