Join Our Pack! On a daily basis, we have new foster dogs and cats coming into the system that need medical care, such as insulin, heart meds, allergy meds etc. Won't you be part of the pack and help with a monthly donation?
All of our dogs and cats are in foster homes and we have no paid staff. If you have questions concerning a specific animal, PLEASE fill out an application and the foster parent will be in touch. We will not arrange any home visits with any of our dogs and cats until your application is processed. Please understand our foster parents are precious to our 2nd Chance family; without them we cannot function, so we do our best to not burden them with multiple appointments. Our foster parents will choose their top 3 applications and arrange home visits with these applicants. The adopter will be chosen at that time. The process can take anywhere from a week to a month. We want to make sure our little furry ones are placed in their "forever home" and never have to go through a rehoming again!
Sup everyone! My name is Ralph and I came to PA from West Virginia after my buddy Leo and I got sprung from the clink by our foster humans. I spent some time on the streets in my hometown, which is how I ended up in the slammer. I don't take kindly to being penned up, so no crates or play pens for this street pug. I like to be free to go where I please. I do have a few lumps on my body and I don't hear much going on around me. I also don't like anyone near my bowl of food, or near me when the foster humans are eating. I get slightly aggressive with anyone who gets to close in these situations. It's a street thing, you wouldn't understand. If I like you, I love you. It's that simple. Foster mom calls me a velcro pug. I'm also not a big fan of stairs, though I can do them, but sometimes I only do half of them and wait for help. My foster humans are working on house training with me because sometimes I have a flashback to my days on the mean streets and pee wherever I want, but they are nice to me so I am trying to get better with this “only pee outside” thing. I had a ruff start to this foster kid thing, taking a trip to the ER vet on my first night, a couple of regular vet appointments more recently for some teeth issues, but I'm getting stronger and feeling better everyday. I can't wait to find a furever home and move to the next step of living a life of luxury. If you think you can handle a pug with a rough exterior but a soft interior, put in an application with 2nd Chance 4 Life, The Rescue Ranch and tell them you want Ralphie the street pug!!
Foster Humans' notes:
In spite of his rugged exterior and food aggressive behavior, Ralph really is a sweet boy. He loves to be on laps and goes everywhere we go. He doesn't like to be without his humans. Because of his food aggression, we put him in a play pen to feed him so the others can't wander into his bubble. We did have an ER vet trip on night 1 because of dehydration issues and he was very stressed about his trip from West Virginia. Since the trip, Ralph has become a totally different pug. He is a very happy guy, very photogenic and a complete cuddle pug. He did have 2 trips to the regular vet for dental issues, but those problems seem to be taken care of and he seems to be feeling so much better. He has no issues with other dogs aside from food aggression. He cuddles with the other dogs in the house and does play with the occasional toy from time to time. Probably best for him to have a home with minimal stairs. A fenced yard would obviously be nice, but with the right family and attention it would not be completely necessary as he tends not to wander far from his humans. He's not fond of car rides, may need to be held to avoid anxiety whines. He did have an eye infection when we picked him up, but that has since been treated and is healed now.
Please understand we do not adopt out dogs to
families with children under the age of 5. We do not adopt dogs to renters. Some dogs will have fence requirements while others may not.
A pet is a lifetime commitment. The dogs and cats in our system find themselves there, for the most part, because their humans did not have the same loyalty to them as they did to their owners. We do not take the adoption process lightly, and will do everything in our power to make sure the animal is placed correctly the first time around for your sake and theirs. Thank you for choosing to adopt not shop!
Other Pictures of Ralph (Pug) (click to see larger version):