Meet Baxter! He is a Puggle who is one or two years old.
Baxter was found as a stray by the Winnipeg Animal Services (WAS). Can you believe nobody cared to come and claim him? Baxter has double cherry eye. Although it looks painful, he tells me it’s not. Sadly, WAS does not have the resources to pay for the surgery needed to fix his eyes, and they are already full to the brim with other unclaimed strays. When the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue approached WAS to release Baxter with the promise that his cherry eye would be taken care of right away, I think they were pretty relieved.
After we adopted Poppy, we made a deal with the rescue that we would take fosters on an emergency or short-term basis. The rescue is pretty sure they’ve got a long-term foster for him who is currently out of town so we were allowed to have him for now.
Poppy was so happy when she met Baxter. Finally, a friend who can keep up with her!
And while they play, they both leave ME alone.
So far, Baxter is playing fairly gently with Poppy. And he doesn’t really react to her trying to chew on him.
So far we have learned that Baxter can sit, lay down and maybe knows shake a paw on command. He has no food aggression at all. Not when Mum asked him to stop eating, not when Poppy tried to get in his bowl or even when Poppy tried to steal a treat from him. He loves being outside, but only if a human is with him.
He likes to run and play. This boy has so much energy, I don’t even know where he gets it from. This must be the Beagle part of the Puggle. He also has a longer snout so he won’t have all the breathing problems us Pugs do.
I know from past experience that it takes about two weeks for a dog in foster care to relax enough to start showing his real personality. I think that once Baxter gets comfortable, he is going to be a real good pal to the right family.
If you, or anyone you know are interested in having Baxter join their family, they can visit the Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue‘s page for more information.