- Status: Adopted!
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Fawn
- Current Size: 21.7 Pounds
- Potential Size: 23 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 4 Months (best estimate)
The application process has closed for Storm
November 6th: Storm saw his surgeon today. She gave him a light anesthetic and examined him. She was very pleased with his recovery and said his breathy may get a little better. His nasal stenosis has healed well. He is to continue to avoid ruff housing for the next few weeks . He can resume normal activities after the first of December. . He can go for walks and do the stairs. He will finish the remainder of his prescription medications. We will begin to contact those families with approved applications to meet him along with their families including their four legged children. We will no longer be accepting new applications for adoption. Any application that was postmarked today will be accepted.
November 1st: Storm's surgeon wants to see him on Friday November 6th to evaluate his breathing and make a judgement if he needs a second surgery.
October 15th: Storm had his surgery on today. He will be at the surgical center for an additional day to monitor his recovery. His surgery consisted of palate shortening, stenotic nares surgery, ventrical sac removal and neuter. He was placed in the ICU and on Oxygen therapy. Once he comes home he will be placed on a routine of very little excitement for a month after which time he may resume normal activities. The Surgeon said she shortened the palate but did not remove all of the tissue as it would have been too much for him to handle in one surgery. He will be monitored over the next few weeks to determine if he may need a second surgery. She is hopeful he will not, but, by observing him once he is back home as well as at his recheck appointment that will determine if a second surgery is needed.
September 30th; Storm saw the Surgeon today. He had a CT scan study with contrast, exam of his upper airway, a CBC and Pre-Surgical blood panel. He has been scheduled to have his surgery on October 15th. He will be at the surgical center for an additional day to monitor his recovery. His surgery will consist of palate shortening, stenotic nares surgery, ventrical sac removal and neuter. He will be placed in the ICU and on Oxygen therapy. The cost of his exam and tests today as well as the cost of his surgeries will be between $3,200 and $3,600 This is in addition to the cost of his Rabies, Distemper, Lepto, Bordetella and Flu vaccines, heart worm testing and preventative and microchipping. Once he comes home he will be placed on a routine of very little excitement for a month after which time he will resume normal activities. This will set the beginning of his meetings with approved adopters to be the week of November 17th should there be no changes. Anyone with an approved application will be contacted by the rescue to set up a meeting with Storm and all members of the potential adopting family including their dogs. Once all approved adopters have had the opportunity to meet Storm and if they commit to adopting him, one family will be chosen as the adopter. A home visit will then be conducted and upon an acceptable home visit an adoption date will be set and the entire family will again meet him to complete the adoption.
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Hello, my name is Stormy. Let me tell you how I arrived at “Pug Luv”. I was purchased from a breeder who told the lady I was a Pug. Well as you can see I am not a purebred Pug which the lady said I was. The second thing the lady didn’t say was that I have a medical issue. That issue is an elongated soft palate which causes me to have difficulty breathing. When the lady found this out she realized she did not have the money to help me and put out the word to a friend that she was looking for a home for me.
The friend called his sister who will take any dog and try to help. She was told also that I was a Pug and not about my medical condition. When I was taken to the vet to receive my vaccinations, that by the way I had not yet received, she found out about the medical condition which she also could not afford. As a result she began looking for help because in addition to the medical condition I have she already had four big dogs. She called “Pug Luv” and said I have a 1 year old male Pug who is not neutered but has received his vaccines and has this elongated soft palate that needs to be corrected. I was put on Gabapentiin every 8 hours and Trazodone every 12 hours to assist with my breathing until I can have my surgery. The wonderful people at “Pug Luv” agreed to come and get me. It was a long drive, three hours each way. When they saw me they exclaimed he is not a Pug. They said they would take me anyway and get whatever medical needs I had taken care of and then find me a furever home. I was taken to the “Pug Luv” Veterinarian where it was confirmed that I needed the surgery. She said I needed to see a specialist to have the surgery done. She believes I am a Pug/Pekinese mix, so I am a Peke a Pug. I have the head , body and legs and personality of a Pug and the fur of a Peke. She gave me a Lepto and Bordetella vaccine, a heart worm test and said I also had an ear infection. I am to remain the two prescriptions until I can have my surgery.
I am potty trained, like other dogs, love kids and like to snuggle. I am currently in my foster home with two new four legged friends and a wonderful foster mom and dad. Hopefully my surgeon can take care of my palate and neuter me at the same time. I just don’t want to be put to sleep twice for my surgeries. Once I have recovered from my surgeries I will be made available to be adopted. If you want to get a head start in the adoption process, go to the “Adopt/Foster” tab on the home page of michiganpugrescue.com, download an Adoption Application, print it, fill it in and mail I to the address on the application. Please keep me in your prayers and I hope to meet you, your family and your other dogs soon.
If you are unable to adopt Storm, please consider making a donation to assist with his Veterinary care.