Michaelangelo (Mikey), named after his owner’s favorite action heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is a full-bred Pug with a zest for life and always views the glass as half full. Known for his limitless energy, playful nature, and fixation with licking, he constantly strives to make the world a better place for every human and creature known to man. Mikey joined the DKP dog crew in 2013, where he quickly made his presence known by sounding off his high-pitched bark to greet visitors and chase his brother, Donny, around the office. Although he may be stubborn at times, his loving nature cannot be matched. No matter what the circumstance, Mikey is always quick to share a toy, shower someone with licks—thousands, if he had his way—or provide some P.L.C. (Pug Love and Care). And his ever-wagging, curly tail; large, expressive eyes; and wrinkled face can make anyone smile. All he asks for in return is a lot of food and constant human-to-Pug contact.
Mikey received his education from PetSmart training classes, where he earned high honors for his behavior (only because they provided better treats than what he receives at home). On several occasions his groomer has described him as “such a gentleman.” He is naturally brilliant and nosy (despite hardly having a nose), always jumping into every situation with a snort or grunt to offer his help. His positive outlook, loving nature, and limitless energy are great assets to the DKP culture.