Pretty little Peg

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Female
Breed: Pinscher (Miniature)
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Black
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with kids
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with cats
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

***Final update: Peg has found a family in Pittsburgh! (Sorry this took so long to update:) ***

There are few things in life that don't cause Peg to break out in a little happy dance.

Food: Yes! Walk: Yes!! Nap: F Yea!

Despite bouncing around on the floor, as soon as I pick her up, Peg industriously burrows into the comforter and is out cold in less than three minutes. For a little dog that's been through a lot in her short life, Peg definitely focuses on the positive.

We don't know much about where she came from, but at some point Peg was debarked and one of her back legs was injured, the vet suggests she may have been hit by a car. Then she was abandoned at Asan shelter for about a year until she was taken into foster care in late 2011. She had a bit of a reputation for being a grump at Asan, but after several months of fostering she's become a big ham who loves to be the center of attention.

Peg loves to go on walks, but she can't go for too long or her leg drags (I'm still trying to find a shoe or something that won't fall off). Still, she is happy to go for a carry as well, or hang out on a coffee shop patio. She gets super excited whenever she gets a bone to chew and scurries off to go sit in her kennel. Peg also likes to sleep late and fight with blankets. She is pretty much pad trained now as well, though she does better with two pads put side by side due to her bum leg.

Peg is cautious around new people but is slowly becoming more and more gregarious. She is really coming to like getting stopped in the park for impromptu petting sessions, and getting along much better with her foster dog brother. Their quarrels have subsided into play fighting, and Peg is gradually shedding the "bite first, ask questions later" approach she developed over the years. She is still possessive of her bones and sensitive about her feet, but is toning down her previously aggressive responses and no longer makes too much of a fuss when I clean her ears, eyes or back leg. Peg loves food, and will give you her undivided attention if you have a treat. She is also very smart and picks up on new behaviors easily.

This sweet, vivacious Miniature Pinscher needs an equally awesome human willing to put her on the pedestal Peg has always believed she deserves. She will pay you back in spades!

Comments

allisondyoung's picture

Little chubba chub!!

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Peg must have been a super girl for Santa this year...He brought her a foster home!

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True to her mini-pin nature, Peg is a super snuggler and burrower!

allisondyoung's picture

Peg is such a sweet little love-bug! She would do best in a home without young children, as she prefers a calm, quiet atmosphere to relax in. :)

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Peg loves her new caterpillar toy! Do you have room for this tiny dog in your life (and heart?)

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Peg getting some belly scratches:

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Come on out and meet Peg, make a donation, or enjoy a festive drink this Saturday at the Asan Shelter fundraiser!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/329166877109403/

allisondyoung's picture

Cute little Peg!!

allisondyoung's picture

Peg is still waiting for the perfect forever family. Look at how far she's come!

clare_bell's picture

A stunning write-up for a stunning little girl! Thank you for helping her become the dog she was meant to be!

corpsgirl's picture

Oh! Peg's story tugs at my heart.

My husband and I adopted an 8-year-old Minpin we named Ruby (since her coloring is red). Ruby was dropped off at the local shelter with a 1-year-old pug. The two had belonged to a single soldier who was deployed to Iraq, and he had no family willing to care for his dogs. The young pug was adopted immediately, but the adopter only wanted the pug. Ruby cried when the pug was removed from their shared cage. Shortly afterwards it was discovered Ruby had breast cancer. No matter. She beat the cancer and our little warrior has been a member of our family for over four years. We gave permission for our name to be released if the soldier returned and inquired about his dogs, but we've never heard from him.

Dogs like Peg - those who have traveled a long, hard road - make the best companions. They typically become fiercely loyal to their human family members.

Thank you for sharing Peg's story. I hope she will find a forever companion who will protect her for the duration of her life.

kunrathj's picture

Happy Dance for Peg being adopted!

DanaFanel's picture

I am interested in knowing some more about this little one. I definitely need a dog who is good with cats; I have my two kittens already.

eieayo's picture

Peg is well socialized with cats and other dogs and I think she enjoys having the other critters in the house. If you'd like more information or have more questions, please email me at ecayoz (at) gmail.com