Senior Pug Defies All Odds And Loves Life Despite Being The Underdog

by Mikayla

We all love dogs, it's pretty much scientifically proven. That's why seeing dogs who aren't lucky enough to have a home saddens us, and seeing shelters and sanctuaries caring for them is probably the most heartwarming thing ever. When the Animal Haven Shelter went to a city shelter they found a little, old dog who didn't yet have a loving home. Honestly, they weren't too sure what to expect from the little pug-mix they rescued. 

The dog, named Tugboat, was a senior of 10-years-old, was overweight, partially deaf, had a tumor removed from her leg, and seemed to be completely blind. All of these factors would make it very difficult to find Tugboat a home that was perfect for her, but the longer the kind people from the Shelter spent with her, the more they saw how special she really is.

Meet Tugboat.

Tugboat came across her name because of her size, and it fits her nicely, as the little pup sometimes needs a bit of help getting around. She's defiant when it comes to walking up or down stairs and needs to carried, but only if you hold her upright.
Meet Tugboat.
via: Sophie Gamand

You better believe she's got a lot of attitude in that (not so) tiny dog body!

And her rescuers are really loving spending time with her, as more and more of her crazy personality comes out as she becomes more comfortable with them.
You better believe she's got a lot of attitude in that (not so) tiny dog body!
via: Shannon McLaughlin Kirkman

Look at her little face!

“She is hilarious,” Tiffany Lacey of Animal Haven said in an interview “Very loving but just sort of hangs out. Loves food! Shelter life doesn’t seem to faze her at all. She gets a lot of attention.”
Look at her little face!
via: Shannon McLaughlin Kirkman

It's not all darkness for little Tugboat

But hope hasn't completely died for this little girls sight. Her rescuers are still trying to determine if Tugboat is completely blind or just mostly.
It's not all darkness for little Tugboat
via: Sophie Gamand

But so far, it's not looking good.

But she doesn't let her lack of sight get in the way of enjoying life, she adores going for walks and taking the time to explore her surroundings. She is working on losing the extra weight, and her future family will have to help her with that, but she's a very happy dog, who's really just waiting to find her forever home.
But so far, it's not looking good.
via: Sophie Gamand

Who wouldn't love a little buddy like this?

“She needs someone with a sense of humor for sure,” Lacey said. “She really would do well in nearly any home. Kids, other dogs and cats are totally fine.”
Who wouldn't love a little buddy like this?
via: Sophie Gamand

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