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KUSA - Two adoptable dogs were on Petline9 Saturday morning, looking for new homes.

Bandit is an 11-year-old black, neutered male. He lived a very happy life until his owner got sick with Alzheimer's. The family relinquished him to Colorado Pug Rescue to find a new forever home. He plays well with others, loves walks and toys and laps. He would prefer a place where someone is home most of the time. He's crate trained Takes glucosomine daily for a bit of arthritis.

He marks competitively, so a home with female dogs or as an only might be best. He's a cutie.

Marking is something that just happens and not with every male. It is sometimes set off by new places or new dogs or new people, particularly with male dogs. A bellyband is a strip of fabric, usually with velcro on the ends that holds a sanitary napkin against the belly of the male to absorb any "accidents".

Montee is a fawn male, neutered, and about to turn 10. He is house trained and uses a doggie door. He loves long walks, his former family walked him over two miles a day, does well with cats, kids and other dogs. He would be best in a home where he is not alone, either with another dog or a human. He is very lovable and a great cuddler. He was trained to keep off furniture, so he does. He's had all his shots and is a little hard of hearing. Really a sweetie!

It's important to take care of pugs in hot weather:

All dogs with brachycephalic or Pug noses, such as Boston Terriers, Boxers, Pugs, Bulldogs and others, have challenges with warm weather. Due to their short nose and skull shape, they have difficulty taking in air, causing them to overheat. The sensitivity to heat can bring on heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, which can be fatal.

Here are the things to do:

  • Keep your dog inside. These dogs aren't meant for the outdoors and heat or humidity can have a quick and adverse affect on them.
  • Cool the dog: fill a sturdy ziplock bag or hot water bottle with water and freeze it. Wrap with a towel to avoid contact with your dog's skin and place in their bed.
  • Use air conditioning and fans to cool the dog. Start the car and don't put the dog in until the AC is working.
  • Get a kiddie pool. Keep it in the shade and change the water if it gets too warm.
  • Make sure your dog has plenty of cool water to drink if they're outside.
  • Lastly, don't ever leave anyone, animal or human, in a car, where the temperature goes sky high in very little time causing injury or death.

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