Exciting news: we’re getting a pug!

May 24, 2016 in Life,Of the Moment

This has been a long time coming: I actually mentioned my love of pugs in the very first paragraph of my very first blog post. I’ve been borderline obsessed with pugs since college, and it’s only intensified since meeting my boyfriend three years ago: once I found out that he loved pugs too, it basically clinched the deal.

6 week old fawn pug puppy   When we moved in together six months ago, we knew that a pug was next on the list. We started researching breeders at the beginning of the year, relying heavily on the American Kennel Club directory and the Pug Dog Club of Greater New York. We discovered Patti Puglady Pugz, sent her a heartfelt essay on our love of pugs, found out she was expecting a spring litter, and decided to go out to Staten Island for a day in late March to meet her. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more obsessed with pugs that she is: she legally changed her name to Patti Puglady Pugz, and her home has more pug paraphernalia that I knew existed in the world. We won her over with our very genuine love of pugs, and won first pick of the litter!

The pugs were born on April 9, and this past Sunday, we went out to choose our pug out of the litter. I really wanted a girl dog (I grew up with girl dogs, and I have a working theory that you prefer whatever you grew up with)–so we had three fawn females to choose from. We were both nervous on our way out to Staten Island: how would we choose? What if we didn’t like any? But all of those fears went out the window once we arrived.

New pug puppy6 week old fawn pug puppyThere were three fawn females for us to choose from, and Patti gave her to me to take into the other room: and this sounds so cliche, but as soon as she put her in my hands, I knew she was the one! We got to play with the three puppies for a while (and being surrounded by tiny, wriggly, adorable pug puppies was true heaven), but there was never a question of which one we wanted. She was just perfect!6 week old fawn pug puppy 6 week old fawn pug puppyFirst family selfie with our new pug

We absolutely can’t wait to bring her home on June 17 and add a pug child to our little family!

Until then, we’re reading this and this, accepting all recommendations for dog accessories, and squeezing in one last tropical vacation together (!). And once she comes home, our summer travel schedule will be fairly light: mostly day/weekend trips to Rockaways, North Fork and the Berkshires.

Note: I grew up with rescue pit bull mixes and regularly support the Sacramento SPCA. A purebred pug felt like the right addition to our family at this time, but I believe very strongly in spaying/neutering pets, not supporting puppy mills, and being a responsible pet owner. 

  • Congrats! She’s super cute!

  • Awwwww, she’s so cute! I love dogs but it’s just not really the right time for us to get one right now, so for now I can fawn over other people’s pets 😉

  • Oh my goodness these looks like puppy heaven! I grew up with pugs so I think they are just the best!

  • Brandy

    So adorable! I would be in heaven, with little puppies running all over the place! I’m sure it will make for a very fun summer.

  • HUGE Congrats Christine! I am hopefully nearing a time in my life where I can actually have a puppy too :) How do you find nice breeders and stay away from puppy mills? Do you have any recommended links or articles?

  • Crystal Richard

    Congratulations! They are SO cute! So excited to follow along for baby pug adventures!

  • Ahh congrats!!

  • Briel79

    Congratulations! What a cutie!

  • Congratulations – she’s adorable!

  • Squeeee the best news!! Congratulations :) Cannot wait to see her all over this blog!

  • jennaebert

    we’re loving our crate!! such a great way to rest, potty train, and contain my little bear <3 congrats!!

  • So adorable! Congratulations. I know how amazing it feels as we just picked our pup up a few weeks ago. She’s a Golden Retriever and everyday it gets better. I think your theory stands strong as I’ve also grown up with just female dogs. Love, Eline | http://www.elinesreturnticket.blogspot.com

  • Squee!!! Truly adorable!

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  • camorose

    Thank you! We can’t wait to bring her home!

  • camorose

    My best decision for the last few years has been being a very enthusiastic dog sitter for my friends’ dogs. It’s fun to have them to play with for the weekend, and it also reminds me how big of a responsibility it is. I think we’re finally ready, but I’m sure it will be a big life change!

  • camorose

    YAY! Love fellow pug lovers! :)

  • camorose

    Right?! We were both in total puppy heaven! I’m excited for all the puppy hangs to come!

  • camorose

    Thank you! We’re so excited too!

  • camorose

    Thank you! It’s an exciting time!

  • camorose

    isn’t she the best? We’re so thrilled!

  • camorose

    Thank you!!!

  • camorose

    Haha yes! She will definitely be here and also all over snapchat!

  • camorose

    Yes! Definitely committed to crate training!

  • camorose

    Golden retriever puppies are the cuuuuuuuutest! And glad to know that someone else shares my theory! Excited for you too, Eline!

  • camorose

    Thank you! We’re excited!

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  • Kacey Elizabeth

    Did Patti guarantee you that the puppies would have their first set of shots and also be dewormed if so she lied and scared you out of your money all her dogs are locked up in cages all day long when people are not around

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