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Pet of the Week: Meet Kris, An Extra Special Pug

A one-and-a-half-year-old pug with special needs is up for adoption at the Town of Southold Animal Shelter.

Kris, our first 2012 Pet of the Week, was found wandering around Mattituck and was brought to the , where he now awaits his extraordinary forever family.

This extra wide-eyed little male pug spent time with , co-owner of , where he proved to be a sweet dog who's lots of fun. 

"He is lovely, makes all sorts of snorty sounds, and loves to plays with his toys. I like him a lot," Bennett said.

Even though being a purebred pug means Kris boasts lots of endearing qualities, in his case and many others, it's also made him a victim.

"Kris suffers from a degenerative disease from bad breeding, something we typically see this from puppy mill dogs," said Gillian Wood Pultz, the shelter's executive director.

One veterinarian has suggested that Kris may need Femoral Head Ostectomy surgery in the future. But Kris has now been seen by a total of three veterinarians, and not all agree that this surgery will be necessary. It also seems as though Kris it not too fond of certain procedures when going to the veterinarian, so extra caution should be used.

Even though this playful and sweet compact canine needs a bit of extra TLC, there's no doubt that he'll give just as much love in return  — if not more.

Kris must go into a home with no children.

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