Knowing we knew how to care for a “special needs” pug, that is what we set out to find. It wasn’t long before we met and fell in love with an 8 y/o female named Clemmie! She fit so perfectly in with our family, it was as though we had raised her from a puppy! We also soon found out that it wasn’t US that was going to get a “special needs” pug…but that we already HAD a “special needs” pug…in our 15 y/o boy pug, Barton. He had slowly lost all of his hearing and had begun to lose all but his peripheral eye sight.
Now that over a year has past, we have watched as Clemmie has become a “big” sister to her (twice her age) older “brother”. She has become his eyes and ears, not to mention his caretaker. My husband and I know that our 16 y/o “Super Senior” pug has most surely lived a more fulfilling life because of his companionship with Clemmie. And Clemmie…she seamlessly and wholeheartedly integrated with our family.