LOCATION: Tampa, FL
AGE: 3 years
WEIGHT: 25 lbs
KIDS: Yes but would do best with older (ages 10+), dog savvy children
OTHER DOGS: Yes
BIRDS & OTHER SMALL ANIMALS: Unknown
AVAILABLE AS OF: 6/29/2021
ADOPTION FEE: $600
Pongo is a very handsome 3-year-old boy with a huge noggin and an even larger personality! He came into FBV as an owner surrender when they no longer had the time to figure out his digestive disorders. Pongo was severely malnourished and underweight when he entered the Village. After a few doctor visits, it was determined that Pongo has a very mild case of Megaesophagus. While in foster care, this has been completely under control.
Pongo also had nares and soft palate surgery, which has helped any issues with vomiting he had, helping him to continue packing on the pounds. While he still needs to add on a few more pounds by way of some muscle and belly, he’ll be okay as eating is his favorite hobby!! Speaking of eating…Pongo requested that we note here - missing a meal is not an option in his new home, so Forever Families please make sure you understand how important his mealtimes are! 🙂 Also, he is NOT food aggressive in anyway shape or form; but we would recommend being VERY cautious with little hands because Pongo is very fast when food falls to the ground. There is no 5 second rule in his mind as it won’t be there that long.
A couple additional notes that Pongo doesn’t like us to point out because he’s a little self-conscious, but we need people to know…because of how malnourished Pongo was he lost a lot of muscle mass. While he is gaining it back slowly, his back legs still aren’t quite 100% yet. Because of this, he will pee on his front paws when he goes outside…not too big of an issue for his people as a wipe down with a baby wipe when he comes inside, and he is all cleaned up. Just ask him for his paw and he’ll give it to you.
A quick guide to things Pongo loves:
* Cuddles on the couch
* Sleeping with his human
* Playing with stuffies
* Chasing the birds in the yard
* Frog dogging
* Being a Sous Chef
* Car rides
* Ear, chin, back and tummy rubs
A quick guide to things Pongo hates:
* Being crated or locked up
* His toenails trimmed
* The idea of a bath (however, after he feels warm water, he’s all about it)
* Missing a meal
* Not getting attention
If this sweet boy sounds like the one for you, please apply!
**WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
**APPLICATIONS FROM FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
**WE REQUIRE THE DOG BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE AREA OF THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
**ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
**FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
**PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.