Living the Pug Life with Boogie the Pug
I adopted my pug Boogie in 2012 after a lifetime of living with chihuahuas. It was a fluke – I had been searching for a chihuahua to adopt when suddenly a pug became available at my local animal rescue. I put in an application and two weeks later I took the subway to Brooklyn to meet my new dog.
Adopting Boogie changed my life. Pugs are hysterically goofy, incredibly loyal, and super cuddly little creatures. They were first bred to be companions for Chinese royalty.
As lap dogs, Pugs are at their happiest when spending time with you. It’s earned them the nickname “velcro pugs”!
Once you go pug, you never go back.
Pugs are also incredibly versatile dogs. They’re great with old folks and children, in the city or the country, as a solo pet or in a pack, and in an apartment or in a house.
While adding a pug to your household is exciting, living with these former royals is not always rosy. Pugs shed a lot, so be prepared to stock up on lint rollers and invest in a good vacuum.
Pugs are also prone to certain health issues, mostly due to their flat faces.
If you’re a light sleeper, you’ll need a good pair of earplugs because of the snoring.
Pugs are way more down to snuggle on the couch than join you on a long run, so they’re not great companions for super active folk.
But the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to living the pug life. Boogie puts a smile on my face every single day. Pugs give unconditional love, and make great family dogs. Their size, temperament, and great personalities make them the perfect pet.