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Kara R.

02/01/2022

Pug

Overall the experience was good. Our puppy is fantastic and in excellent heath and temperament. We had a medical situation with the first puppy we wanted to bring home that we became aware of when the pre-travel vet check picked up on it. PuppySpot understood our concerns and we ended up finding and getting a different puppy from PuppySpot. One thing I did observe is that there was very little communication from PuppySpot during the process of finding another puppy after the first puppy situa...

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Pug Characteristics

Pugs are actively bred as lap dogs and crave human companionship. They’re very sensitive, and though they're ideal for apartment living because of their size and personality, they will not appreciate being left home alone for long periods of time. These dogs can be a bit stubborn when they're being house trained, but overall, they're very affectionate and are perfect candidates for beginner pet parents.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

Folklore states that the Pug's name comes from the Latin word for "fist" because his face resembles a human fist. The pug's face will bring smiles to nearly anyone who sees it, and its lovable personality will charm the rest. Their heads are large and round, as are their eyes. They have deep and distinct wrinkles on their faces. Legend has it that the Chinese, who are masters of breeding Pugs, prized these wrinkles because they resembled good luck symbols in their language.

 

Full-grown pugs typically weigh in between 14-18 pounds and stand around 10-14 inches tall at the shoulder. Often found with fawn, black, or white coats, their small and stout stature makes them perfect apartment companions and are best kept indoors. Pugs, like Bulldogs, don't do well in extreme climates because the shape of their nose makes it difficult for them to regulate their temperatures. 

 

Pugs are also known to enjoy eating just a little too much. It is important to monitor their diet and provide them with ample exercise, or else they are prone to excess weight gain. Pugs have a short, double coat and are known for extreme shedding. Regular brushing and grooming will be necessary in order to keep your pug clean and happy.

How dog-friendly is Providence?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzes some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Providence is ranked the 16th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000.


The city scored an A+ for the cost of dog insurance and an A- for the number of dog-friendly restaurants. With an average premium of $22.38 per month, the city has the 2nd lowest cost of pet insurance in the entire country.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Providence

Providence has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get its daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Bell Street Dog Park, Warwick City Park, and Pawtucket Dog Park.


Providence and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Dexter Training Grounds, Lincoln Woods State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park.  

Life in Providence with a dog

Providence has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Julian’s, Flatbread Company, Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante, Ladder 133 Kitchen & Social, and Red Fin Crudo and Kitchen. 


Providence has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


The city is also a good place when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Providence is the 79th most pet-friendly city for rental listings. 


If you ever have friends or family visiting Providence, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Graduate Providence, The Dean Hotel, Hotel Providence, and Homewood Suites.   

Popular dog breeds in Providence

Providence is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Pit Bull Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Boxers, and American Staffordshire Terriers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.

 

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