Moby

We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our adoption information page.

All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm/lyme tested, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. The standard adoption donation is $450, and puppies under 5 months of age are $500. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.

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We would like to introduce you to our little friend Moby. Moby is a 12 year old Puggle, a cross between a Pug and a Beagle, which turns out to be a delightful combination. He stands about 15” high and is about 22”in length. He weighs about 11.8 Kg. or 26 pounds. This makes him a great size for almost any home, whether large or limited in space. He would also be a good size for someone who feels they cannot manage a large dog. He has lovely honey tan colouring, large soulful eyes and large floppy ears. When people first meet him, they will often remark about what a cute dog he is, and cute he certainly is.
Moby loves to have his ears and neck rubbed. In fact he does the cutest thing when he gets his ears scratched or rubbed; he often raises one back foot and shakes it up and down as if he is in absolute ecstasy. It is adorable. Another one of his cute traits is that when he barks, which he does when he thinks it is mealtime, his front feet come right off the floor! It is hilarious.
Moby loves to eat, go for walks, play with soft toys and wants to be involved in any activity going. On the other hand, when things are quiet he is quite content to curl up and sleep for quite long periods at a time. In fact I wonder how a dog that loves to be active can sleep so much! Do you need to work at your computer for an hour to two? No problem! In fact, Moby is right behind me as I write this, curled up on my reading chair, sound asleep!
You might wonder why such a wonderful senior dog is available for adoption. Moby was the devoted pet of an older gentleman who, sadly, passed away. Moby eventually went to the pound which was a traumatic environment for him. He was saved from there by Pound Dog Rescue who placed him with us as a foster family. We are a retired couple, and Moby suits our lives very well, and we appear to fit his.
Moby will thrive in any home or family where he gets lots of love and attention. Our children are adults and on their own, but we think he would love to be around children who are a little older, perhaps 12 or above. We have no indication that he would not do well with small children, but as his former owner was older, so we don’t know if he has a lot of experience with kids.
Upon coming to us, Moby quickly clued us in to his needed routine. He sleeps beside our bed and will sleep for about 8 hours. When he needs to go out, however, he will wake us to let us know its time, usually early. Once he has peed in the back yard, he is quite content to go back to bed for another hour or so. Then it is time to get up and go for his first walk of the day so he can do his “doggy duty.” This is usually a short walk around the block because, when he comes home, it is time for breakfast and nothing must stand in the way of that! After breakfast he will have another sleep for a while. We are retired so usually about mid-morning, my wife takes him for a longer walk to see our daughter and her dog, Louie. Moby enjoys this venture which is about 4 km round trip. Then it is time for another nap. In the late afternoon but before supper, Moby will be ready for his third walk of the day, which may be around the block or sometimes a longer walk through a nearby park. When he comes back, he thinks it is time for supper. On each of those walks, it is likely that Moby will need to poop; yes, three times a day!
When he came to us, Moby was a little overweight, which is one of the reasons we try to make sure he gets lots of exercise every day. He has thrived on this and his weight has come down, we think about 5 pounds in the last three weeks. He is a very sturdy little dog whose health seems to be excellent. Pound Dog arranged for him to have some needed dental work done, so now he seems both healthier and happy. With proper diet and exercise I am quite confident he will maintain that health for years to come.
Moby loves to be with his person or people and prefers not to be alone. He will jump in the car quite willingly, but does not seem to enjoy the ride. He does not get sick but whimpers a lot while travelling. One of his favourite things is to cuddle up beside you and keep you company while reading or watching TV. If you scratch his ears and neck, so much the better, but if not, he is quite content to just go to sleep beside you, nice, snug and warm.
Moby likes other dogs he sees and always wants to meet them. He seems to trust that they will be friendly, but if they are not, he withdraws immediately and wants to go on with his walk. He is not distracted by squirrels or birds. Our neighbour has a cat who wanders freely outdoors. If Moby sees him in our yard, we are quite sure he would like to give chase if he could just get out there. Having said that, I think he would probably do fine if he happened to share a home with a house cat. He is a natural guard dog who will always let you know if someone is at the door.
Moby clearly has benefited from obedience training in his early years. He is house trained and pretty good with a few commands such as “SIT.” We think it would be greatly to his new family’s benefit, however, to go through obedience training with him again. It would help to remind him what the expectations are and establish that his new owner is kind and caring but also to be obeyed. We think he would remember his early training and be an even more delightful companion with this extra training. When it is time for treats, Moby is very good to sit and wait, but he is excellent at catching the treats if they are tossed to him in the air. He appears to have never been crated, and we see no need for that now.
In conclusion, let me repeat that Moby is a delightful little companion and will thrive in a home where he gets lots of love and attention, which he will be more than happy to reciprocate. He will do best with companion(s) who are home most of the day, perhaps either working from home or retired. A house with a fenced outdoor yard would be ideal for him so he can go outside to relieve himself before bed or early in the morning.
Moby is ready to meet his new forever home and family. Are you and Moby the right fit for each other?

 

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