Success Story: Tiger

>> Thursday, May 28, 2009

As you can see Tig is doing very well in his new home. His new adoptive family is Still working on his allergy issues but they are getting better. We hear he is getting a lot of outdoor time and loves to eat dandilions. Every day is something new to discover. The girls are loving him and the little neighbor girl looks forward to seeing him every morning at the bus stop.

Congrats to Tiger and his new forever family!


Pixie Update May 2009

>> Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pixie continues to thrive in her new home, she is really doing great!

We hear that she loves to lay in front of the heating vent soaking up the warmth, and using he new dad's slipper as a pillow! In every picture update we receive Pixie looks happier and healthier. We couldn't be more pleased!

Her new parents even had Pixie's picture turned into a beautiful painting!


Puppy Mill Pugs Update

>> Tuesday, May 26, 2009

All four pugs needed sulfur baths and shaving immediately to rid the bugs including a nest of spiders?!?!?!? found in the groin area of one.

All dogs have inter-digital cysts on their paws from wrapping around the wire crate bottom for years.

All pugs have minor scars, bite marks new and old and clearly display signs of being in a pen style mill.

The three females are being treated for severe urinary tract infections.

Penelope, has a severe form of jaw displacement and the most extreme form of dental disease we have ever seen which includes a naturally formed drainage sight just under her chin which is the only reason this infection hasn't killed her.

Romeo has one "dead" eye from untreated infection and as a result, the eye muscles have atrophied leaving nothing to support it in the socket, giving the eye a sunken look. Romeos other eye is also severely ulcerated.

For more updates on the Spring 09 Puppy Mill Pugs - please visit our website


Success Story: Rocky

>> Friday, May 22, 2009

Rocky was adopted yesterday by a lovely woman from Massachussetts who was completely smitten with Rocky before she even met him. Rocky's new mom just lost her husband to a tragic death and was practically in tears when she looked at Rocky and felt the instantaneous companionship. They are going to be the sweetest pair and will spend their days romping around in her daycare center (Rocky is sooooo gentle with kids) and the nights will be spent relaxing side-by-side.

Congrats to Rocky and his new mom!


Success Story: Hurly

>> Thursday, May 21, 2009

Congratulations to Hurly who was adopted by a lovely woman from NYC who drove the whole way up to Boston because she was so excited to get her boy home!

Hurly was a three year old shelter pull that came to us morbidly obese with a severe eye ulcer. Thanks to curly care foster home Keiran for nursing Hurly back to tip top shape.

Congrats to Hurly and his new forever family!


Success Story: Fiona

>> Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fiona the little puglet that was diagnosised with Megasophagus has been placed in her new forever home where she will receive all the extra love and care that she needs.

Congratulations to Fiona and family!


Curly Tail Flip Video Camcorders now available!

>> Monday, May 18, 2009

Check out the Flip Mino Camcorder now available in the Curly Tail Cafe Press Store!

Help Support Pug Rescue while capturing your favorite videos quickly and conveniently with the Curly Tail Flip Mino Camcorder! We've gussied up the standard white flip with some images of your favorite Curly Tail rescue pugs: Butter, Sophia, Pixie, Gidget, and more!

Making and sharing great video has never been easier. Or more fun. The ultra-thin & pocket-sized Flip Video Mino camcorder has a handy USB arm that flips out and hooks up to your PC or Mac. This charges the battery, plus lets you use its built-in software to easily view, edit, and upload video and photos to favorite sharing sites.

  • Records 60 minutes of VGA-quality video

  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery

  • Also now available - the Curly Tail Military Cap!
    Show your love of pugs and support our cause while sporting this very flattering and fashionable cap, available in Olive Green, Black, and Khaki!

    Have fun and look great this summer! And remember 100% of the proceeds from the Curly Store goes directly towards the medical needs of our rescued pugs in Curly Care.


    Puppy Mill Rescue - Spring '09

    >> Thursday, May 7, 2009

    Curly Tail Pug Rescue worked for weeks with Help Save One to pull these 4 dogs from some of the worst mill conditions. These pugs are terrified of human hands. They were severely infested with fleas and other insects. Their bodies are covered in cuts, open wounds and scars. Their journey towards recovery begins with us.

    Look for their full stories, slide shows and videos to be posted shortly. As usual, we will provide you with updates as we go we the healing begins.

    The following video is of Romeo, the only male of the four. The video was taken on day three. The 1st days the mill dogs spent in Curly Tail foster care was simply spent trying to bond. Their foster mom would lie down on the floor with food in her hand and speaking in a high yet quiet voice. All four mill dogs are petrified of human hands so teaching them that our hands will only offer love and food is very important in gaining trust.

    Romeo does well with the consistency but after several hours of being alone, he quickly forgets what we are teaching him and becomes petrified at the sight of humans all over again...even his foster mom. What you see in this video is utter fear and a true struggle with fight or flight for Romeo. This video is sad but also heartwarming. You will see strong fear but by the end of the video, you will see him suddenly remember his foster mom by scent and slowly he welcomes her touch, eventually coming right in with great trust to lick her face. The fear they have is profound but the progress they are making and the forgiveness they are showing is beautiful.

    The next video is of Wendy who is hugely overweight and has the most profound yet non-vocal fear of humans. This video was also taken on day three and although she is still clearly terrified, she has made remarkable progress. When Wendy first arrived and her Curly mom tried to reach out to her, she would immediately run away and try her best to melt into the floor to avoid being touched.

    Most times, she would roll on her back/belly up in a fit of submission and fear. By day three, she still runs from hands and and avoids contact at all expense but she will no longer roll onto her back in "I give up" mode

    Stay tuned for more updates and slide shows of the Puppy mill rescues, as we record their 1st weeks in Curly Care.


    Puppies Aren't Products!

    >> Monday, May 4, 2009

    We support the Best Friends Animal Society Puppies Aren't Products campaign:

    Each year, millions of Americans buy new puppies from pet stores or on the Internet. Meanwhile, millions of dogs suffer on the "production line" in America's puppy mills - living in tiny, wire-bottomed cages, in squalid conditions with little to no human contact.

    While puppy mills attempt to maximize their profits, churning out as many litters as possible, roughly 11,000 animals are euthanized in America's shelters every single day.

    The Puppies Aren't Products initiative seeks to help people understand the link between puppy mills and pet stores. Our goal is to shine light on the truth behind the puppy in the pet store window, so that American consumers no longer unknowingly support puppy mills. Our goal is to see that America's dogs no longer live in these cruel conditions.

    We believe that together we can change the industry. We can reduce the number of puppy mill dogs sold in the community, and increase the number of homeless animals adopted into loving homes.

    Join Best Friends Animal Society in the fight against puppy mills and help create a day with No More Homeless Pets. Working together, we will see a day when all of America's dogs have what they deserve: safety, good care, happiness, and love from a family of their own.


    Pixie's new home!

    We know you have all been anxiously awaiting the good news on Pixie and her updated condition. Well we are very happy to report that Pixie was healthy enough to be adopted by her new forever family last month! They sent us the following update with pictures which we are thrilled to share!


    Pixie is settling in nicely. She naps on the bed with us, curls up on the couch with us to watch TV, and is now playing the "chase" game with our other pug, George. She is almost completely yard trained and loves to bask in the sun. Thanks again to Curly Tail Pug Rescue. Pixie is a wonderful addition to our family.

    Hooray for Pixie! This precious girl deserves all the best her new life has to offer!


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