Permanent Foster and Hospice

Oback aka Obie

Obie came to CPR as an owner surrender at approximately 12 years old. This little guy required two surgeries for parathyroid carcinoma, and a procedure to remove bladder stones. Due to chronically high calcium levels, the potential for kidney failure, and a degenerative spine condition, he was transitioned into his permanent foster home. Do you think any of these things keep him down though? Of course not! This little love bug stays on the go, and loves being in the middle of whatever is going on at the time.

Some of Obie’s favorite things are feeling time, cuddling, “walking” in his stroller with his foster siblings, and listening to his foster Daddy play guitar(especially Blues tunes). He has become best friends with fellow CPR alumni,Cletus, And they follow Mommy around wherever she goes. His “wonky” walk does not slow him down, as he is fast to move to get into unsuspecting paper products and treats. Obie provides constant entertainment with his snorts, sneezes, and facial expressions. Everywhere he goes, this scamp is a crowd favorite. You can typically find him out and about at local pug meets ups, holding court.

Obie requires special food for his kidney condition, as well as daily eye drops and pain medication for his back. Thanks to CPR taking him in and providing his medical treatment and his loving foster parents! Obie has gone from a senior dog being left outside to a spoiled little man sleeping in bed with family that loves him very much.

Itty Bitty and Baxter Boy

We are Itty Bitty and Baxter Boy, the most loving pug couple you will ever meet! We like to do EVERYTHING together. As senior citizens (Baxter is 14, Itty Bitty is 12), we are not particularly active but do play with each other! We like to be on a schedule which includes morning meal, short walks (or a romp around the fenced yard), and lots of snoozing.
We get medicated eye drops prescribed by our ophthalmologist for tear production twice a day which adds a little extra expense to our monthly care. What we like the most is being with our people! We follow our foster mom’s every step and are such sweet company.


Hello pug lovers! Thanks for checking me out – I’m Rauli! I’m a dapper senior, still very frisky and playful. I don’t have an aggressive bone in my svelte body. I have extra rolls of love handles from my weight loss.
I get along well with all other dogs and people. I love to sleep on my bed I will let you know when I want to go outside. I snore and chat up a storm; my fospice Mom says she thinks I’m half bull dog ‘cuz I’m a grunter.


At first glance, you would think this little one is frail, meek and mild. That she wants and needs your help to do everything and anything.

You would think this because when Olive was found, she was blind, mostly deaf, filthy and emaciated. In fact, she only weight 9.6 lbs! Her poor little spine curved and deformed. She was taken to Miami Dade Animal Services and that’s when CPR got the call that she was not adoptable and needed immediate rescue. CPR rushed in for this girl, because it is exactly what we do, when they have no one else. A kind and always ready rescue volunteer picked her up from the shelter and drove this little one to our Vet where she was deemed as definitely in her golden years and in the “end stages of life”.

After cleaning her up, getting her on antibiotics for skin infection, packing her ears – they were infected too, de-worming her and getting her severely dry eyes in check, lab work was done. The very sad thing is that there was no medical reason for her to be so emaciated. We can only assume that she was just not being fed.

Yes, you would definitely think this little one’s spirit had been broken by all of the obvious neglect. But, we pug lovers know otherwise. The true Pug Spirit shines bright in this little one. She is feisty! She is determined! She, little Olive, is a fighter!

Today, in her forever foster home, she is now at 11.8 lbs and counting! She is a demanding little Diva, always knowing when it is time for fresh water to be put in the bowl, or a chewy treat is in order. Olive’s almost silent bark tells you it’s time to take her out or that you’re late with a meal. She will not be held a second longer than she wants to be. She, little Olive, has captured the hearts of many, especially her foster Mom’s.

We all wish little Olive many happy healthy days, weeks, months, years ahead.

Thanks to your support of this rescue, we can continue to provide this kind of rescue, rehabilitation and continued “fospice” care.