Pumpkin - Chihuahua / Pug / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chug Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

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Organization Name: TreeTops Animal Rescue
Location: Landenberg, PA 19350
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Breed: Chug
Gender: Female Female
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Pumpkin

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 01/13/2017
Location: Landenberg, PA 19350
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Activity Level Moderately Active
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Pug / Mixed (short coat). 9/8/16 Update: Pumpkin is perfect for a person that likes their dog with a little personality. She is cute and spunky, and has plenty of different vocalizations to communicate her point. She is good with our two dogs. She even does good with our other "type A" personality in the house, our Chihuahua. There are occasionally some territory issues, but just a little grumbling and they settle in. She is also good with the cats, but will occasionally try to chase them. She's very playful, but may be a little too aggressive for some cats and kids. She's all bark and no bite. She is like a pug in that way, lots of noise when playing so that it sounds like she is trying to pick a fight, but she's not. She does okay in the crate, but prefers to roam free. She likes to go into the crate for quiet time and does enjoy a good blanket to snuggle in to. She is completely house-trained. She does good on a leash, but does pull a little, so is better with a harness. She loves being outside and is very curious about the rabbits that live under our shed. I think if I let her go, she would try to burrow in there to get them. She is a good alarm system, and will bark at strangers and strange noises, but settles down quickly. She adjusted quickly her new home, she was perfectly comfortable there within an hour or so of arriving. I haven't seen any issues with separation anxiety. 12/22/15 Update: Pumpkin is a very sweet loyal dog once she knows you.She jumps up on the couch and lives to sleep under the covers at the bottom of the bed. We do crate her at night and she prefers to have extra blankets in which to burrow under. She gets along with our dog and cats now after a period of adjustment. She will do anything for people food! Pumpkin is a very sweet loyal dog once she knows you. She would be great with someone that stays home or is retired since she likes being with someone. She does like cats.

Overview: The Chug is a mix between the Chihuahua and the Pug. Both breeds need to be near their owners. Chugs are best for owners who are home most of the day.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Weight (lbs): 3-15
Height (in): 7-15
Colors: brown, fawn, chestnut, black, sand
Coat: The coat is short and smooth.
Character: Chugs are playful, loyal and gentle.
Temperament: Chugs may or may not get along well with children or other pets. The Pug is good with them, but the Chihuahua is not.
Care: The coat needs very little care.
Training: Chugs respond well to firm, consistent, gentle training.
Activity: This breed needs little exercise.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Life Expectancy: 15

More About Chug Breed
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    • Muffin - Beagle Dog For Adoption

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      Beagle Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Muffin

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Beagle. Scheduled to arrive Jan 14th
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Knann

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Hound / Mixed. Scheduled to arrive from a southern shelter Jan 7th. Notes from the shelter: Our 2 little black girls Knaan and Knollie (rescued previously) got to spend a long time hanging our with the students today. The students wanted to give our shy girls as much time out as possible so they just sat in the sun and hung out. These girls have been at the shelter for a long time and they have not had much opportunity to get out. Both are sweet girls, Knollie is more outgoing at this point and was more relaxed being surrounded by people while Knaan needs a little more time to warm up. Knaan does come up to you for attention, but she is a sweet, quiet girl, not demanding. Knaan is a beautiful girl who needs the company of other dogs. She sat very still while the students petted her.
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    • Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Angelica

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      Breed: Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Husky / Labrador Retriever. Scheduled to arrive Dec 7th from a southern shelter: Notes from the shelter: Stunning blonde delight! Very easy going and chill, Angelica had her full length shy boots on inside the intake building and requested that I pretty please carry her outside for some pictures. Very submissive around people and other pets, she is nicely sharing her kennel with a fun, bouncy pup who was nudging her to please step forward for some outside walk time. With her bunny soft jacket and sweet little smile, Angelica has a ton of curb appeal and with just a short warm up time, her tail will start to wag and you can see her starting to relax and feel that everything is going to be ok.
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    • Beagle Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Noelle

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Hound. Scheduled to arrive in late January from a southern shelter after heartworm treatment Notes from the shelter: Noelle was picked up as a stray by a good Samaritan who brought her to the shelter. She is new to the shelter, so we are still learning about her personality – but so far she is just a sweet girl! She is ready to get into a home of her own to cuddle up on these cold winter nights!
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    • Beagle Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Brandy

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Hound. 12/23/16 Update from the foster mom: Brandy loves playing with our dog, Arrow, and she has enjoyed puppy playdates with two 7 year old labs in our neighborhood. She does well with our toddler. She sniffs at our small animal cage, but she doesn't growl or bark at the rats and will walk away from it if called. She LOVES going on walks, and she has accompanied me on a run. I brought her back in only because I didn't want her burning too many calories since she's trying to gain weight. As soon as we got back, she begged to go out again! She also loves to chew and has been working away at the antler we gave her. She is a sweet, sweet girl who loves to sniff and loves to show her belly. With how well she has adapted in less than a week, I think she will quickly make progress on her training goals. She is definitely nervous in the car, but I think she is still scared she is leaving a warm home to go back to a shelter. We tell her she doesn't have to worry about that. Notes from the shelter: Brandy is a sweet sweet girl. I took this video this morning. She would be ok with children. Very mild mannered. Can we send her to you December 17?
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    • Beagle Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Carleigh

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Shar Pei. 11/2/16 Update from the foster mom:Carleigh is a very sweet and loving pup! She has so much energy, and is extremely playful! She loves to be outside and walk or run around. She is also very curious, and explores everything and anything she can find. She loves to wrestle and play with her foster sibling! Carleigh is mostly houstrained, and fully crate trained. She sleeps in her crate through the night. Carleigh will be a wonderful addition to the right family! Notes from her southern shelter: Carleigh was dropped off to the shelter as a local stray. We think it’s lucky she found her way here to avoid a life of having multiple litters of puppies and wandering the country roads! She is a sweet young girl, who is very mannerly for her young age. She is friendly, gentle, and sweet with everyone. Carleigh is about 8 months old and weighs a petite 23 pounds. She is HW negative.
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Sam B.

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Mixed. 11/30/16 Update: Sam has been with us for a couple of weeks now. He is a very affectionate, playful boy and is even cuter in person. His favorite thing is to play tug of war with a rope but he will also chase balls and other toys. The only problem with the tugging is he is very enthusiastic and sometimes when he adjusts his grip he can get your hand by accident. He will also use his paws in play and can be a little rough with them. For that reason we think he should not go to a home with younger children. Teens or older would be perfect. When done playing he likes to snuggle next to us on the couch and he really enjoys being petted. Sam gets along fine with other dogs but he seems to prefer being with his humans. He probably should not go to a home with cats because even though he usually ignores them, sometimes he can't resist chasing them. Sam is housebroken and is excellent in the crate. He doesn't seem to have any problem with being destructive in the house but we crate him when we aren't home and at night to make sure the cats won't be bothered. Sam is very enthusiastic about food. That is not surprising as he was extremely thin when he first arrived. You could easily see all his ribs. He has since gained a few pounds and looks great. He does sometimes put his feet on the kitchen counter but is learning that this is not acceptable. Sam came to us with a golf ball sized lump at the base of his tail along with a few other small growths. These were surgically removed and biopsied and were found to be benign. Sam is microchipped, neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccinations so he's ready to go to his forever home. Notes from the shelter: With Sam Beagle it's all about the nose! He loves the opportunity to go out on a walk and check out all the smells and he would be so happy to have a person that would give him some time to sniff around a bit. Sam gets along with everyone. His roommate Harper bounced all over him and Sam did not mind. Sam walked all around the yard cats but could not be distracted from his olfactory investigations to pay them any mind. Sam is a typical busy beagle with an easy-going temperament.
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    • Husky-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Landenberg, PA

      Malcolm

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      Breed: Husky-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Landenberg, PA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Husky / Mixed. 12/5/16 Help Mal find a home for the holidays! Mal is a such a sweet loyal loving and obedient boy and it's a shame he's still in foster care. Unfortunately he's nervous around new people and dominant with other dogs, so we can't take him to adoption events. We have learned a process for meeting new people that helps him make human friends in about 15 minutes, and he ignores the outside cats and gets along with the submissive dog here. Mal would do best in a quiet home with patient dog experienced people who will keep working on his sicial skills, especially a family who wants a protective dog. 11/14/15: Mal is such a well-behaved boy that the other day when I accidentally left a package of hot dogs on the kitchen table, it was still there when I got home from work. I don't think we've ever had another dog who wouldn't have eaten them when they were sitting out for 6 hours! 9/26/15: Mal is now doing great with the other dogs and cats in his foster home and he's also doing better meeting new people, although he's still nervous at first. Mal remains a sweetheart with his family, loyal, obedient, affectionate, and well-behaved. 3/28/15: Malcom (Mal) will be a wonderful dog for the right person, well-behaved, companionable, and very loyal. He is neutered, up to date on shots, crate trained, and housetrained. He is quiet, doesn't chew, and walks well on a leash, and takes treats extremely gently. Mal loves his toys and will carefully pick them up and show them proudly to us to admire when we come into the room, and will immediately let go, if we ask to take it. Sometimes he carries a favorite outside with him, puts it carefully down while he moves off to do his business, then picks them up to bring back to the house. Mal would be great as an only dog, but his behavior with other animals remains unpredictable, in that every once in a while he gets excited and jumps onto and grabs another dog. It does not really seem aggressive, more dominant playful, but our other dogs are old and react badly when this happens, so we are keeping him separated from them here. He might be fine with a younger submissive dog who enjoys rough play, but would probably be better as an only pet. Mal is very bonded with me (a woman) and acts protective when meeting strangers inside our home, so he needs a careful introduction to new people. He does better if introduced to them in a neutral setting, and he has quickly become affectionate with other people once he has accpeted them as safe. Update 10/16/14: I just adore this dog! Mal is quiet and well-behaved, will sit and hug on command, and we are working on ball and shake. He wants nothing more than to be with us, but isn't clingy and does well when alone. Although interested in the cats, I think he'd be fine with a dog-savvy cat, and he's co-existing well now with our two large even tempered girl dogs as well as the crotchety senior little dog. 9/5/14 Update: Malchom(Mal) is one of those easy dogs- he's quiet, calm, well-behaved, affectionate, housebroken and crate trained. Although his mom looked like a spitz mix, Mal looks similar to a white German shepherd and like that breed is very loyal, a devoted companion who is very focused on obeying his person. He's finished his heartworm treatment and is now ready to resume normal activity and to find a new home! At the shelter Mal was attacked by another dog who bit his lip badly enough to need multiple stitches. Although he doesn't seem upset being around other dogs, he has on occasion lunged at or grabbed some dogs who came up too close to his face. This may be protective or possibly dominance, and although he hasn't injured anyone, it startles and upsets the other dogs (and us). Since Mal is more interested in people than other dogs, he'd be great as an only pet, but because he has a calm temperament in general and wants to please so badly, we do believe Mal can be retrained to feel safe with normal dog activity. 8/18/14 Update: Malcolm just arrived a southern shelter Aug. 16th. He is a super super sweet, gentle and quiet boy, who just wants to please. Malachi will be an extremely handsome boy once he's put on some weight, cleaned up, and had some good quality food to improve his coat. He was just treated for heartworm last week, so needs to rest for three more weeks before resuming normal activity, but could be adopted at the end of the month by someone willing to monitor him until that time. Notes from the shelter: This is Malachi…..who came in filthy and covered with fleas. I just don’t need to get started on that. These pics were taken before his bath, so next week, I’ll try to get pics of clean Malachi for you. He is a sweet boy, as you can see here. He had probably never had a bath in his life, but he was very good and SO enjoyed the gentle scrubbing to get the layers of dirt off his skin and no doubt itching from the fleas. He’s a gentle dog, and very pretty, and will be even prettier once his coat gets shiny and pretty from good nutrition and no fleas. He is HW positive. I think he is only about 2-3 years old and weighs 35 lbs.
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