Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Adoptable Dog of the Day: Tugboat Pappadeaux

I cannot believe this handsome little stubby, wiggly boy has not yet been adopted! On January 7th, almost 2 months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet boy. 

Tugboat Pappadeaux, yes that is his full name and it's adorable, is available for adoption through Bastrop Animal Rescue. He is described as a bed thief, particularly enjoying the warm spot you leave when you step out of bed for a moment and a master of cuddling. Tugboat insists on cuddling up as close as possible when you are relaxing on the couch. 

Despite a sad past, Tugboat is a true gentleman. He know his basic commands and is house trained and crate trained. Tugboat walks well on a leash and just has a zest for life. This boy is one of the happiest rescue dogs I have had in my studio. When I invited him onto my studio couch for a little cuddle time, he was just beside himself and when I offered him a squeaky toy, I think I just confirmed my spot as one of his favorite people in the world (at least for the next couple of hours)!

Tugboat didn't have the best start to life. Unfortunately, his former owner was mentally impaired and abused Tugboat. While we don't know exactly how long he endured his abuse, we do know that he was kept on an incredibly short chain the majority of the time and was definitely not given the love and affection he deserves. 

Tugboat ended up in a rural kill shelter, where his time was quickly running out. Luckily, his charming personality landed him a spot with Bastrop Animal Rescue and he quickly found a foster home to help him out as he waits for the perfect family to adopt him. 

Tugboat doesn't require much, he just wants a family that will include him. He wants to snuggle up on the couch, some tasty treats to eat and a family that will love him forever! 

If you are interested in adopting Tugboat, visit his adoption profile here!

Stephanie Conrad
Pet Studio Art | Owner | Artist

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