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We went to get dog food last night. Our local ARL has a branch there. Of course, I always look at the animals. Last night all four of us went, which never ever happens.

We rounded the corner and there sat a precious pug (Mollie). All of our hearts stopped. She already has a potential adopter. The kids and I took one of our dogs back for a meet and greet today. If her other adoption falls through, we will take both of ours out and see how it goes.

She is about 6 months older than our pug (she just turned 5). Our lab is 7.

I know that we would provide an amazing life for her. I do like puppies for training purposes, but pugs are available so seldomly at the ARL. Something about her just pulled all of my heart strings. She is overweight, and will need lots of TLC.

Darn my soft heart!!
 

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Dogs do really well in groups. I consider 2 to be a minimum, and 3-4 is better!

I caution you to look at your life, and think of emergency situations. A lot of city ordinances limit you to two dogs. Most apartments and rental homes have a two dog limit. If you are in a situation where you're sure you won't be moving, and you have family you could live with temporarily in something happened to your home, then I'd say go for it!

I worked at an animal shelter for years... I saw the two dog limit thing a lot.
 

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At three dogs, a pack dynamic starts to emerge, which I personally like, find interesting, and think is good for the dogs. IME, four is even better.
Or five or six, provided everyone gets along.


I can watch dogs interact for hours and not get bored.
 

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We did it and Miss Mollie is going to be the perfect fit. We do own our house and the city ordinance is 3. That means we are at capacity.


We took Ashley and Tucker out and had a fantastic dog introduction. She is obviously overweight, but came home and had a wonderful run in our huge back yard. I think she was crated a lot by her previous owner. She will enjoy her freedom here and it will also do her some good to have more regular exercise. She even is fairly obedient at this point. Responds Well to her name. If you know anything about pugs, they are notoriously hard headed, so I consider this a good thing up front.

I even had the forethought to discuss housesitting with my niece for any time we might be out of town.
 

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PICTURES!!!

Sorry about the crating thing. My Booger was crated her first 6 months of life, 24 hours a day. She's pretty messed up.
 

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Tucker, Mollie, and Ashley - sorry about the quality. It was early this morning.
Awwwww!!!

I got teary eyed!!!

She looks just like a solid black version of my older shelter dog. Same pitiful expression and everything. Give her an extra tummy rubs, just for me!!!
 
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