Smallest Dog Saved from Puppy Mill Meets First Friend


Meet Ruggles the Shih-Tzu, a gentle soul, now in a place where a fresh chapter awaits. He found a new buddy, freshly liberated from a tough situation to mark this new beginning. Chompers the kitten, abandoned under a porch at just two days old, became Ruggles’ first companion. The video below captures their very first encounter.

Both Ruggles and Chompers had challenging starts, but now, they thrive in health and happiness thanks to the love of their adoptive families. Ruggles, in particular, gained popularity as the ambassador for the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. Today, he visits classrooms to educate children about shelter pets and the realities of puppy mills.

If you’re wondering why they weren’t adopted together, it’s because Chompers (living up to her name!) was a bit rough on young Ruggles. Due to his health concerns, it was decided that separate adoptions would be best for both. Nevertheless, both Ruggles and Chompers are now surrounded by love and joy.

Watch their heartwarming video below.

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Meet Our Pawsome Author: Bella Mathers is a passionate dog enthusiast with a heart as big as her love for canines. Growing up surrounded by dogs, Bella developed a deep understanding and appreciation for these loyal companions from a young age. From her first beloved pup, a spirited Golden Retriever named Max, to her current fur baby, a playful Border Collie named Luna, Bella's life has always revolved around dogs. With a background in veterinary science and years of hands-on experience working with various breeds, Bella brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the PawLoud team. Her dedication to promoting responsible pet ownership, advocating for animal welfare, and sharing heartwarming stories of canine courage and resilience shines through in her writing. When she's not busy typing away at her keyboard, Bella can be found exploring the great outdoors with Luna by her side, volunteering at local animal shelters, or whipping up delicious homemade treats for her furry friends. Join Bella on her mission to make the world a better place for dogs, one wagging tail at a time, as she shares her insights, tips, and tales of doggy delight on