11 year old Male / Available at the Station
*Click Play on the Video Above to see Virgil in Action!*
Oh Virgil…. The most unique and quirky boy to ever come through the doors of Pug Nation. To say he is special is an understatement and a half. Virgil was an owner surrender to a local shelter before coming to the rescue. He had been with his previous family his entire life, until one day when he started developing some reactivity towards the family. After being with us for the last two years (yep…YEARS) we have definitely noticed some behavioral problems here and there as well. But you know what else we noticed – A dog who came in scared and was deemed aggressive and red-listed by the shelter, transform into a confident and sweet puppy who greets his favorite people with a little hop and excited whimper. A senior boy who loves playing with the smallest and squeakiest toys he can find. A happy boy who will do literally anything for a treat. A dog who underneath it all was developing some health problems and whose reactions were likely a result of being in pain. Virgil has had a whirlwind couple of years to say the least. He was diagnosed with a blood disease, got sick a few times, had some skin issues, but has never let any of it get him down, and in fact is one of the most resilient creatures ever! He’s doing much better now and deserves a home after everything he’s been through and all the progress he has made. Here’s the key to Virgil’s heart: LOTS of treats and never trying to pick him up. He’s a little guy and prefers being on the ground minding his own business to being held or cuddled. Since his arrival to Pug Nation staff and volunteers have joked that Virgil has much more in common with cats than dogs. Let him come to you in his own time and give him space to decompress and he’ll be happy to share his life with you. His ideal home will have a patient owner who understands that Virg needs time to know he can trust you. Once he does, he’ll be your unwavering companion for the rest of time. Interested in finding out more about this incredible little guy? Please apply today!