This senior dog makes a great companion and loves outings

By People Staff
Updated April 21, 2011 08:00 PM

Home. Some cats and dogs never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary homeless pet every week.

Today, meet Wilson, a senior pug with some special – but predictable! –needs, and he’s also a dog we think would be perfect for Will and Kate (we can dream, right?).

After being surrendered by an owner to a New York City shelter, Wilson is now staying with a foster parent from Curly Tail Pug Rescue, based in New York. He is a “little koala bear” and a “dapper old man” all at once. Here are a few reasons he’d make a great addition to the soon-to-be royal newlyweds’ home.

1. Wilson is a great lap dog and a wonderful companion. Will and Kate could probably use a little buddy up in Anglesey, Wales, to warm up their house!
2. Wilson walks well on a leash and loves to go on outings – no need to train this pooch for official visits with the Prince and Princess.
3. He loves other dogs, and the Queen’s corgis would probably love to have a new friend.
4. He loves food, but eats politely, even around other dogs – perfect for dinners at Buckingham Palace.

Being a senior dog, Wilson needs a little extra care. He can’t control his bowel movements, but they happen on a schedule, so they won’t come as a surprise. He also sleeps with a diaper on, which is pretty cute, if you ask us. The tradeoff for dealing with Wilson’s medical care is that he’s a wonderful cuddlebug who will snuggle and love his new owners unconditionally. Plus, as Curly Tail says, “If there were a retirement home for pugs, Wilson would be the dude of the village.” Who wouldn’t want that?

If you’re interested in adopting Wilson, contact Alyson at Curly Tail Pug Rescue via e-mail: The adoption process includes an application, phone interview, reference checks and home visit.

Curly Tail is an entirely volunteer organization based on the East Coast and helps foster, rehabilitate and place adoptable pugs into forever homes. The group also educates on the pug breed and its unique care needs, and even has a youth-oriented program called Curly Kids.