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Meet Princess Hope Grace

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Hope Grace has a long road to healing. Want to help? Please donate through Cuddly.

  • Approx 14 months old
  • Female fawn pug
  • 12 lb
  • Fostered in Pennsylvania

HOPE GRACE is a young pug mix who gives the biggest hugs and kisses to those who are lucky enough to earn her affection. At ~ 12 lbs. and ~ 1.5 years old, she is small, but has a big personality and is irresistibly adorable, feisty, and fun.

HOPE GRACE came to APR with demodectic mange (mites), but that has been treated and her hair is growing out nicely, along with the beautiful spots on her belly!

HOPE GRACE is an energetic and curious girl who loves to play and explore. So soft chew toys are a MUST and a buddy or two is required. She has free roam of the house, along with her three fur siblings, while her foster parents are away for a few hours at a time. She is not a fan of the crate.

HOPE GRACE is well-behaved and potty-trained. She knows the word “no” very well from all her past exploration and adventures. That said, she has made a chew toy of a cork drink coaster and attempted to open an Amazon box after her foster parents failed to do so in a timely manner, but that’s somewhat normal behavior for a puppy, so you just need to be cautious about leaving those types of items where she can get after them. She knows when it’s time to go pee-pee and is learning how to sit for more than five seconds for treats. Hey, when you have a yummy snack in front of you, that can be a very long time to wait!

HOPE GRACE loves playing chase and going for walks, but she also enjoys quiet time snuggling with her foster parents on the couch. Her favorite hiding spot is under the couch, where she knows her fur sibling can’t reach her during playtime! She is very good at getting bathed and believe it or not, likes getting her teeth brushed!

HOPE GRACE can be a bit timid and standoffish around new people at first, but once she gets over that initial awkwardness, she loves being around people and soaking up all the affection. She will need your help building her confidence.

HOPE GRACE will go to her furever home up to date on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and on flea/tick/heartworm prevention.

Get your applications in now!

HOPE GRACE’S MUSTS (NO exceptions):
Have a fenced-in yard
Have at least 1 other playful furkid in the home
Be given time to adjust to new environment and people
        • Snuggle on the couch and sleep under the covers in bed
        • A family willing to work on building her confidence
        • Be willing to work with her on commands

Soft chew toys
        • Perching on top of the couch watching for suspicious activity in the neighborhood
       • Walks and playing chase with other dogs
       • Belly rubs
       • Napping on the crook of your neck or on your chest

Please be sure to read this ENTIRE post! If you have questions, please PM me or email me. Comments will be turned off for this post.

All applications should be submitted with a $25 donation to Appalachian Pug Rescue, Inc. (APR). Your donation is tax deductible. Your application does NOT guarantee approval. Consider this a ONE-TIME DONATION as you do not need to submit a donation if you have previously applied to adopt another APR animal (with a donation), but were not selected.

If you have previously submitted an application without a donation, it will not be considered. This is a policy to make sure that APR is receiving serious applications. It takes many volunteer hours to accurately assess applications for placements. If you have previously submitted an application, please let me know if you would like to be considered to adopt HOPE GRACE.

If you are able to make a donation to help with some of her extensive medical care, we sure would appreciate it! 

Some of these photos and videos are not for the faint of heart. Please view these with caution.

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