• By: Isabel Payne

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Dante

Cover image by Martine Menard, used with permission of Under My Wing Pug Rescue. 

It’s time for this week’s OLM Pet of the Week and this week we want you to meet the adorable Dante, a 4.5 year-old Pug/French Bulldog mix who is looking for a forever home in Ottawa! Dante is available for adoption through Under My Wing Pug Rescue.

Dante is an active boy who his foster family calls ‘an absolute delight’. His ideal forever family is active and loves the outdoors as much as he does. He likes going on long walks several times a day and playing outside with his ball. He would thrive at a home with a fenced backyard where he can explore and play! When on walks, he is still working on his leash manners and will often walk quickly and pull on his leash. Dante gets along well with other dogs and is quite excited to meet them, but it is unknown how he is around cats. He also tends to get excited when meeting new people and will jump up to greet them, but will quickly calm down. When it’s down time, he loves to lay on the floor and sunbathe, or snuggle with his people. He also loves to sleep in the big bed! 

Dante would do best in a home with older children as he was surrendered by his owner since he was getting jealous of a newborn baby, and can be quite a strong dog for younger children. He is currently working on shedding some pounds. He now weighs 43lbs and is working hard to get to his goal of 36lbs. He’s doing very well on his reduced food diet, takes treats from your hand gently and hasn’t shown any signs of food aggression. He is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations and is microchipped. He is non-destructive when left alone and doesn’t bark excessively.

If Dante sounds like the right fit for your home, you can fill out an adoption application on their website. Be sure to read their adoption requirements to make sure that you can provide a safe and healthy home for a pug.

About the Rescue:

Founded in 2006, Under My Wing Pug Rescue is dedicated to rescuing pugs and pug mixes here in Canada’s Capital. They are 100% volunteer-run and strive to provide a bridge between a pug’s past and its better future. Under My Wing Pug Rescue can also be found on Facebook, and Twitter.

OLM Pet of the Week is a weekly segment on our site which showcases adoptable pets in our Capital. Each week a new pet will be featured in order to help them find a loving forever home. Any Ottawa-based animal rescue interested in having an adoptable pet featured can email isabel@ottawalife.com.