Archive for September, 2011

Peaches gets adopted!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011



090311 PEACHES ADOPTED (3)

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Well, it’s official! Peaches has been adopted by the most wonderful family. Congratulations Peaches! We’ll miss you, but we know you are in good hands.

News from Peaches

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011



082111 PUGS (5) PEACHES

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Whew, it has been a long and hot summer at the Honky Tonk. First our A/C went out and management was starting to get nervous about us getting overheated, but the weather worked out and it cooled off long enough for the new unit to be installed. Then on April 27th a series of tornadoes blew through town. The storms started at 9:00am and went until 11:00pm. We all went into a safe area to ride out the weather. Thankfully only a few trees on the property were blown down, but we were without power for 101 hours. I didn’t count, but the manager at the ‘Tonk was sure counting. When the power did come on, the manager made us clean the whole place. Ugh! We’ve had a lot of visitors come through this summer and I am always the gracious hosts. I like to make sure that everyone is happy and having a good time. That gets you about caught up with summer activities and now for the big news… I am retiring from the Honky Tonk. I know a lot of people though that I’d stay here forever and even though I am welcome to, I am going to live with a new family. It’s been great here, but it’s time for me to move on to live the good life. I’ll miss everyone and especially my BFFs Lola, Baby Girl, and Violet. XOXO Peaches

Manny has been adopted

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011



082111 PUGS (19) MANNY

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Manny is one of the pugs from the local hoarding situation. When he came to us a couple of weeks ago, he was a skinny, scabby pug. Most of his sores have healed and with the help of good food and supplements his skins is doing so much better. Manny has a great appetite and has already gained some weight. It wasn’t any time at all before someone came forward to adopt him. I know that he’ll live a wonderful life with his new family and pug sister. We’ll miss you Manny!

Hoarding in Real LIfe

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011



FAWN FEMALE (4)-Pippa

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

On August 9th, I got a call from someone that I know regarding 50 pugs that needed homes. She had heard through various sources that these pugs were in a hoarding situation and needed rescue. Needless to say, I put the word out to my pug rescue contacts and went to bed in tears. The next day was a series of phone calls, text messages, and emails. So many local and regional rescue groups stepped in for assistance and to foster the dogs. After it was all said and done, it was only 4 pure bred pugs and the rest were other breeds and mixed breed dogs. One of the pugs went to Atlanta to a rescue group; K-911. SEPRA accepted the other three. Two of the little girls, Etta and Pippa, came to stay with us until we could get them to Alabama into a foster home. Manny was the only boy and he stayed with us for 3 weeks until he was able to get on a transport to Albany, NY. These pugs were remarkably well socialized and wanted so badly to be next to people and receive love and affection. Medically, Manny only suffered from open sores probably due to scratching at fleas. The girls are not so fortunate; all three of them have some back issues that will need to be evaluated. This comes on the heels of another hoarding situation where pugs and Boston Terriers were removed from a property in Georgia. SouthEast Pug Rescue and Adoption took in 4 of the pugs which face months of medical rehabilitation. I’ve seen episodes of animal hoarding on TV, and although horrifying, you are watching it from the comfort of your couch with your animals that are well cared for. In real life, someone has to pick up the pieces and put the dogs back together. If you are aware of a hoarding situation, please contact your local authorities and animal shelter. The sooner; the better. For donations for these pugs and other needy pugs, please visit SouthEast Pug Rescue and Adoption at www.rescuepug.com


Etta


Manny