The Pugs

Delly is our 6 year old black pug! I brought her home when she turned 8 weeks old in 2011. As soon as she stepped her little paws on our front porch she started running our house and dominating my phone photo gallery. Since we've had her for her whole life we feel very intune to her and I think she gets us really well too. Delly is a typical pug and likes to be glued to your side! She started getting a few gray hairs this year, so that makes us a little sad.

We adopted Bailey in June 2016. We believe she is about 7 years old. She came to us a little undernourished and pregnant! She has quickly become a family member, and we love her sweet and laid back personality. We still feel like we are getting to know each other. Adopting a dog has been such a fulfilling experience and has taught us a lot about ourselves. Bailey fits right into our family, and we love the progress she's made.

Read Bailey's Puppies Story Here! & Her One Year Gotcha Day Update Here!

Of Bailey's 2 puppies, we kept one! Winston has brought us back into puppy land, and it's so much fun! He is such a momma's boy and harrasses her all the time. He is so rambunctious and he is a relentless licker! We know that will fade as he gets older, so for now we want to relish his puppyhood. No matter how much he chews on things...

 Stick around for plenty of puppy pictures and details about our 2nd pug puppy experience!


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  1. My fiance and I are looking to eventually get a pug of our own! How did you go about choosing a black pug over the lighter color? And how did you end up picking Delly? (She's adorable by the way!)

    1. You will love having a pug! I love both colors, and if I get another pug I'd like to get a fawn male pug. The litter Delly came from had both fawn and black puppies.The momma pug was a gorgeous black, and her coat was SO shiny! We ended up with Delly I think because we decided we wanted a girl, and all the girls were black. She's great, and she gets so many compliments on her pretty coat. Pugs shed a lot, so pick a color that blends the best with your clothes and furniture, haha! Also, black dogs in general are hard to photograph, if that makes a difference to you.

  2. First of all, great blog! Delly is just so dang adorable!

    My boyfriend and I are looking at getting a pug sometime in the near future and we live in FL as well. Would you mind sharing the name of your friend/breeder? Also, any advice for first time pug owners?

    1. Right now our friend who we got Delly from isn't breeding pugs due to her health. One suggestion is to check out to see if there is a rescued pug close to you. That's what I think we will be doing when we get our next one. They often have puppies too!
      I have so much advice! I should do a whole post for new pug people. Here is my Pro/Con list of pugs
      Here I talk about the best harness for pugs
      and here I talk about my favorite pug products.
      Pugs are really no different than other dogs in regards to time and attention needed. They do require certain maintenance like wrinkle cleanings, and strict diets since they are prone to weight gain. They really are the best dogs and they will be your best friend! I will work on a more detailed post on that subject. Thanks so much for reading!!

  3. Does your pug suffer from breakouts on her face? Mine does and it is very difficult to manage.
    -Sara Schuh

    1. Yes! Mostly when she was younger, but she will still get a spot or two occasionally. Once it was sooo bad, and when we asked her vet about it she gave us a few suggestions. One was to change her bowls from metal to glass. That seemed to be the problem! Now she has glass bowls, and we wash them pretty often. She also gets a bowl of completely fresh water every day.
      The vet also suggested wiping her face with a baby wipe after she ate. That really helped with clearing the breakout.
      Hope this helps!