***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!