My story of adopting my beloved India:
I had been on the hunt to add to my small family of two (myself and my pug baby Benji) since May of this year. I started looking into pug rescues in Dallas, Austin, Houston and Oklahoma, after learning about the horrors of puppy farms and how often times those are the puppies you see in pet stores. I got my first baby from a pet store, for an insane amount of money, and it made me sick to see all these rescue babies desperately needing homes when I desperately wanted a pug and thought pet stores were my only route!
I’ve always wanted a little pair of fawn and black pugs, and was growing disheartened when it seemed like finding a young black female was next to impossible even in rescues. While it was definitely warming me up to the idea of two fawn babies, I knew I needed a younger pug because my Benji is only 2 and has enough energy to power the works with electricity. I would have taken in hoards of pugs, young and old, if I had the space!
I was finally able to set up a meet and greet with a one year old pug from Houston and was saddened to see that Benji STILL had more energy than a fresh young fawn girl pug! He scared her tail straight! I was beginning to think he’d forever be an only child.
Not one day later, I receive an email from PRA to let me know that a three year old little black angel named India is coming in due to the passing of an owner and they wanted to know if I was interested. I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I was ready to pick her up right then and there.
When India, now my precious “Bella,” finally came into our home for her trial visit, I held my breath. This was it. We finally had what we (I, Benji kind of had no say) had been waiting for all along. They initially just existed around each other, still uncertain about the new situation I’ve thrown us in. They immediately tolerated being in each other’s company in their larger crate and occasionally sniffed each other as they passed by. Now, they are starting to become magnets! If I put one on the bed, the other let’s it known I should do the same for them! They stare at each other’s bowl until both receive food and then go to town! They are my most precious four-legged fur babies and I look forward to our weekend dog park trips to watch them learn to play with each other and others!
– Ashley, Benji and Bella