Dog Park Injury

Preston was injured in the dog park by another dog today.
A dog came to the dog park with his parents who just adopted him from the shelter two weeks ago. Mommy was happy that he found a new home but did not think he was quite ready for dog parks. He was aggressive towards the first two dogs he encountered and was asked to leave by the other dog parents. His daddy explained that he wanted him to get used to being around other dogs. He was put on a leash but apparently his daddy still did not have full control over him. Mommy was worried about Preston because he always had to make sure that he greets every dog that came into the park. Mommy wanted Preston to stay away and he did at the beginning. Then, Preston remembered he hadn’t said hello to the newbie. Before mommy could stop him, the mean dog grabbed Preston’s face and wouldn’t let go until his daddy made him. Mommy was heartbroken to find a very deep wound on Preston’s face.

24 Responses to Dog Park Injury

  1. Frank & Beans says:

    Oh P.,

    We’re SO sorry to see you’ve been hurt. Sending you a BIG HUG from both of us !!!

    F & B

  2. Atticus says:

    OUCH! hope you get better soon. I got into a fight too and my mommy had to put a band-aid on me..

  3. Westin the Puggle says:


    I am sorry about your injury. 🙁 We puggles are so friendly and always have to greet everybody, and sometimes it takes some doggies more time than others. I hope you get better soon!!!

    Your Puggle Friend,

  4. Freddy and Evy says:

    oh no!! you are too friendly and welcoming, Preston!

    hope you feel better soon!


  5. Oh no, Preston, that looks like it hurts! What a scary dog! You were just trying to be friendly. I know your mommy will take good care of you. Hope it doesn’t hurt too bad.

    Take Care,
    Riley & Riley’s Mommy

  6. Oh no Preston, my Mama’s eyes welled up in tears seeing that bad injury on you. It must have been really scary for you and your Mommy! We cannot imagine what that must have felt like. I know your Mommy will take good care of you. I hope no other doggies got hurt, and I hope it didn’t scare you too much! Feel better soon!

    Hugs and Kisses to your Boo boo!

  7. We are so very sorry to hear about this, Preston! You were only trying to be nice and this was the thanks you got! We hope you feel better soon!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Oh no Preston!! That is terrible! I hope that you heal fast and without any pain! Puggles are such a friendly breed that sometimes we don’t see danger when it’s coming right at us! I hope that other doggy’s dad learned a lesson from this too! His doggy is not ready for dog parks! Preston, your mommy will take good care of you so don’t you worry!! I’ll be thinking of you!

    Hugs, Bruschi

  9. Karl says:

    Geez, Preston Brah,
    Glad I wasn’t there. Must have been pretty dreadful seeing and hearing you in that situation.
    Might have given the other dog owner a “piece” of my mind as well.


  10. Gabriella says:

    Poor Preston! My puggle is very friendly at the park and also goes out of his way to greet everyone! I don’t like when the park is used for rehabilitation by owners–its not fair to our dogs 🙁

  11. Miss Kylie says:

    Preston! That is very sad to hear and see! Mommy stopped taking me to the dog park because there were too many owners not watching their dogs and letting them cause trouble. It’s too bad because that’s the only one in the area. People can be so irresponsible. I hope you get better soon and hopefully it’s not so deep you have to go to the vet!
    Feel better Preston!

  12. Eduardo says:

    Oh No Preston! I wish that didn’t happen to you! I was attacked by another dog & after that I had a hard time trusting male dogs. Mommy took me to see my best friend(who is a male)& I got better with my trusting! I’ll be snuggling for a fast recovery! I hope you don’t see that doggie again until he can behave better!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  13. Jackie says:

    oh, sorry Preston. I’m sure it hurts. Dog parks are tricky! Sometimes there are very mean doggies there!

  14. Clover says:

    Oh Preston, I am so sorry that you got hurt at the dog park. 🙁 I am sending really big hugs and kisses to you and your mommy. This should not have happened. I don’t like it when humans are irresponsible, like the owner of the mean dog.
    I hope you are feeling better soon!!
    Love Clover xoxox

  15. Jen & Duke says:

    Ouch!!! Speedy recovery!

  16. Marcia in Des Moines says:

    Oh, Preston. So sorry you had such a bad experience. My grandpuppy, Zoe who is another Zoe Puggle, was attacked by a German shepard when I was dog sitting her and we were on a walk around the block. She was terrified for days, and still doesn’t trust that breed of dog. She grew white hair where her scars are which is a constant reminder since she is a black puggle. It also was a case of the person walking the German S was irresponsible and didn’t know how to control his dog or how to get him away from her.

  17. poochy says:

    Preston, so sad to hear about this. I hope you are recovering soon. That wound looks very painful. Let me and my mommy know if you or your mommy need anything. We are here for you. I like to greet others too in the dog park and at times my mommy is worried. Let us know how you are doing.

    Big hugs,

  18. joanne says:

    i am so sorry to hear about your booboo. hope that doggy got in touble by his mommy..

  19. Amber-Mae says:

    Oh you poor thing! It should heal soon I hope. That’s what happened to me the last time. A rescued Dalmatian went for my eye! But I was fine. The Dallie was trained every week & now is no longer aggressive. All that doggie needs is lots of training, some rehabilitation & lots of socialization & then he will be a wonderful dog!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  20. Hey Preston gotta be careful out there buddy. It’s so true though… people need to make sure their dog is socialized before letting it roam free in a Dog Park!

    P.S. What type of dog was it?


  21. Peanut says:

    Poor poor Preston! I hope you feel better soon. That would have been a terribly scary time for both you and your Mom. Take care XOXO Peanut

  22. Stephanie says:

    Susan and Preston,

    I hope that Preston heals quickly from his wound 🙁 It’s such a shame that it had to happen when Preston was just trying to be friendly. Keep us posted on his status!

    Best wishes,
    Stephanie & Chloe ;]

  23. Some dog owners can be so careless and irresponsible. I’m sorry you both had to experience that. I hope the owner helps pay for Preston’s medical bills. Get better buddy.
    Lori, John & Max

  24. Sorry that you got bit Preston,
    I hope that you feel better soon!