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.