Courageous Cocoa - Compressive Spinal Lesion

It's never a dull moment in Curly Tail.  Just when we think we have seen or heard of everything, we get a curveball.  One is always more intense than the next.  Meet Cocoa our "pet store / puppy mill" intake.   Cocoa's condition is RARE and he needs surgery to be able to walk normally.

We all know that pet store puppies come from puppy mills.  That is FACT.  Having said that, our experience with pet store puppy intakes tend to have the widest variety of congenital defects.  Cocoa is no exception to this rule.

We did a series of X-rays to try and see if there were any structural / bone related issues.  These types of congenital defects are common and easily spotted.  But there were none.  

We were going to find out what was wrong with Cocoa and do all we could to make it right!

NEWS & FUN!!  Curly Tail Artist • Bryce Dishongh

Big Curly WELCOME Bryce from Coat and Tails Pet Portraits.
He is donating this custom print of Sophia the Apricot Pug  
to the Curly Tail Pug Rescue Aucshun

It's almost finished but he needs your help with the tagline. 
Please post your suggestions on our FB page!
Once complete, the finished poster will be auctioned off as well as a gift certificate for your very own CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT!
Post a tagline suggestion, join the auction, & bid away!

Imagining a New Isobel 
November 2013 • March 2014

Many of you would remember our most recent case, Isobel.  She was in a terrible state when Curly Tail took her in.  After months of dedicated foster care and mostly holistic treatment, she is finally healed enough to go home.  Isobel met her forever family.  This is a very happy Curly Tail ending!  

Thank you to all those who showed such support for this case.  We are already well on our way with several others.  Stay Tuned!

Isobel BEFORE Curly Care

Happy Valentines Day from the Gang at Curly Tail Pug Rescue

June 22, 2008 - Feb 12, 2013

After losing Sophia, it turns out that this year has been one of an exploration on love.

Love in it's purest sense is beautiful and magical and makes life worth living.  It's darker side, with pain and hurt and fear, is what we bring to the table.  By practicing acceptance and letting go, I am able to feel love truly at it's deepest, purest level.  

I can accept love and let go of hurt and fear.  I can accept the loss of Sophia.  I can accept the pain and grieving that comes w that loss.  But I do not have to bring excess hurt, suffering and fear into the mix.  I can grieve freely and be filled w love.

By truly letting go, even if only for moments at a time, I can be filled w love in it's purest sense and Sophia shines brightly in my heart.  I can deeply smile,
even through tears, w love for her that will always exist.  A love that will radiate into the lives of those around me & her bold, little spirit who lives on forever within me.

I give the gift of love freely today, and try to every day, by practicing acceptance & letting go.  And in turn I can live in love and not fear, and Sophia lives on.

Happy Valentines Day from the Gang at Curly Tail Pug Rescue

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The Walking Pug • Halloween 2013

Curly pug "Pixel" dressed up as Michonne from the Walking Dead.  She wins our vote for best pug costume!

june 22, 2008 • feb 12, 2013

Sophia was truly a gift who belonged to us all. We know that her strong spirit is still with us, and that her legacy will live on.

As we struggle to come to terms with this great loss, we hope you will take a moment to remember Sophia for exactly what she was ...

Love. Pure Love.

For more of Sophia, please visit her Remembrance Page

We will continue our rescue philosophy... based on Sophia's bright, fiery little life & her ever strong will to live: 
  • Save those that would have been forgotten. 
  • Provide care others say is not possible. 
  • Find the reason when others say it is not worth it.

Donations in Sophia's memory will go only towards the care of pugs who need the help of Curly Angels... 

Please visit our  Success Page or Rescue Story Page for updates on our Rescues.

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