ABOUT EMOJI’S ENDOWMENT
Emoji’s Endowment is an organization providing support and resources to encourage individuals to adopt senior and special needs dogs. Potential adopters are less likely to adopt a senior or special needs dog due to the lack of information about what to expect and how to prepare. We are here to provide honest, community-shared experiences to better educate and promote the benefits of senior companionship. Anyone can open their heart and home to a senior or special needs dogs, all they need is the knowledge and encouragement.
Encouraging open and honest conversation so every adopter is armed with the knowledge and confidence to become a parent to a senior or special needs dog.
ABOUT THE PUG
Emoji was a blind, deaf, toothless pug with an unknown past. Based on his condition, they suspected he came from a backyard breeder. He enjoyed his golden years in New York City painting the walls with his food and advocating for senior adoption from the comfort of his many beds. He battled cancer, pancreatitis, gallbladder stones, endless ear and respiratory infections. None of that stopped him from finding a new lap to nap on and new snackies to try.
Emoji passed in August 2017 and made sure everyone remained on their toes until the very last heartbeat.
His story continues to inspire senior adoption stories that carry on his legacy.
ABOUT THE LADY
After Meeko died, Mary began to educate herself about the harsh realities of puppy mills and breeders. She began volunteering as a foster home and transport volunteer for SNORT rescue and Curly Tail Pug Rescue. She witnessed first hand the life-changing benefits of adopting a senior through her family back in California. For several years, Mary was a pugless pug lady attending pug events and local meetups. Then on a cold December night in 2014, Mary fell madly in love with Emoji… and the rest is history.
For several years, Mary was a pugless pug lady attending pug events and local meetups. Then on a cold December night in 2014, Mary fell madly in love with Emoji… and the rest is history.
Mary continues to advocate for an open conversation about senior adoption and encourage honest discussion about mental health by sharing her journey.