Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies & Referrals

2132 Amnicola Hwy Chattanooga, TN 37406

Phone : 423-698-4612

Fax : 423-622-8145

Peaches the Pug finds her forever home!


peachesThis is the story of Abby Walker and her journey to find the perfect Pug companion. We are so honored to have been able to be a part of this with her! Congratulations Abby, you deserve it!

What some of you may not know, is that Abby had been on the wait list for a Pug for quite some time (with a Pug rescue group) and when Beaumont, an older, male Pug became available at a local animal shelter, she jumped at the opportunity to adopt him, despite him being around 10 years old.

Two days after Abby adopted Beaumont, he became anemic and came to us at R.I.V.E.R. for an emergency blood transfusion. Not knowing his prior history, we were all at a loss for some time. Unfortunately, Beaumont later went to surgery, where we discovered an old gastrointestinal ulceration. Sadly, Beaumont passed away after a week-long battle.

After Beaumont passed away, it just seemed like such a sad ending for such a good-hearted person. Her compassion was really an inspiration to many of us that cared for him. You would never have known that she only met this little guy two days before. They had a connection that seemed to have been there a lifetime.

So little did Abby know that we had something in the works with another Pug rescue. They were heartbroken over Abby's story and they agreed to help give this story a happy ending! They moved Abby to the top of the list and within 3 days, WE FOUND HER A PUG!!!

Meet Peaches! Isn’t she perfect?

Here’s a picture of when Abby got to meet her for the first time.