Vinny the Pug

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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Vinny the Pug

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

July 1st 2000

Rock Climbing

Not Being Able To Climb Rocks

Favorite Toy:
My Climbing Harness

Favorite Food:
SCIENCE DIET's Lamb and Rice

Favorite Walk:
Up Mount Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona

Best Tricks:
Rock Climbing

Arrival Story:
No one owns "Vinny the Pug" as our relationship is a mutual exchange of a very special kind of friendship. Vinny came into my life by default as my wife wanted a lap dog. Someone told her Pug's make great lap dogs and don't get any more than 15 pounds. Not!!! Upon Vinny reaching 20 #'s, exhibing lots of physical activities and whatmore shedding hair, he suddenly became my dog. Thus began a rare kind of friendship known only to the very luckiest of people since the beginning of time. Since then we've become known as "Vinny the Pug" and his human Allen.

"Vinny the Pug" is the worlds first and only professional pug rock climber. He is the creator and holder of a totally new Worlds Record for canine. Todate, "Vinny the Pug" has accumulated a photo library containing over 5,000 images of him atop boulders he has climbed. Vinny has been featured in the August 2003 issue #223 of 'CLIMBING'" magazine on the content and page #32. Whatmore Vinny has been contacted by "The Jay Leno Show" and regularily appears in newspaper and television interviews. On July 30th Vinny will appear in the Annual Anthology of "The International Library of Photography" entitled "ENDLESS JOURNEYS". "Vinny the Pug's" long term objective is to set an unbreakable canine "World Record" by having his entire life photographed atop boulders. If you'd like to have a "FREE" Screen Saver of "Vinny the Pug" climbing the peaks of Arizona then visit his website at the following address. Other images of "Vinny the Pug" can been seen at Vinny's other websites at: and RescueandAdoptionFundingSource Meanwhile, be on the lookout for great things from this pug as "Vinny the Pug" has only just begun to spread his wings. A. Kimble, Jr. ( Trainer, Photographer, Biographer and Publicist to "Vinny the Pug" of Phoenix

Forums Motto:
"Climb Every Mountain!"

The Groups I'm In:
!!!!!Dogs of Fort Campbell!!!!!, For The Love Of Pug! (FLOP), Pugapalooza, Dogster Dog Blog Bark Out, Military dogs on the move, Military Mutts, Northwest Tucson Dog Days, Odie the Talking Pug's Fan Club, Pugadoodledo, The United Pug Foundation (U.P.F.), ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Any ideas to help a struggling shelter?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 30th 2004 More than 12 years!

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My 3 Year Quest to Set a new "Guinness World Record"

“Vote” for Team Vinny! Help End the Killing of Healthy- Pets and Move Arizona to 100% NO-KILL by 2015.

May 1st 2010 3:16 pm
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“Vote” for Team Vinny USA, Help End the Killing of Healthy Pets

Vote!!! Now through May 31st

Team Vinny USA has a blueprint for leading Arizona to 100% NO-KILL by 2015. Upon winning a Quarter Million Dollar Refresh Everything Grant, Team Vinny will donate and divide $200,000 among all of the pet rescues in Arizona in the form of $500 stipends, $1,000 grants and $3,000 awards. Help End the killing of healthy animals in our pet pounds. Visit Team Vinny’s twitter page:

Starting today, cast your vote for Team Vinny through May 31st. You can cast one vote a day, every day during the month long contest at the following web address: ealthypets?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=go od_luck

There has never been a greater opportunity to end Euthanizing healthy animals in pet pounds. Help spread the word! Tell everyone you know to "Vote” for Team Vinny USA.

Team Vinny USA
Allen Kimble
Phoenix & New Orleans


A New Challenge! My Pugnatious Quest to help end- Euthanizations as a form of Population Control

October 25th 2007 5:11 pm
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Recently I relized that I was in the seventh human year of life and felt the need to strike off into an entirely new direction.

Mine has been such an unusual and exciting life for a canine. I've literally gone where no dog has been before in my quest to enter the "Guinness World Record" book. Then there was my tour in the military as 1Lt. Vincent Thomas Pug assigned to the Army's elite Stryker Brigade with tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Words along can't express how rewarding my many experiences have been.

That being said, I've recently embarked, (pun intended) on a new quest which makes all of my previous experiences seem like childs play.

I've decided that the remainder of my days shall be dedicated to raising and donating monies and inkind donations to support pet rescue programs around the world. My most ambitious dream is to see the end of the use of Euthanization as a form of Pet populations control. I believe this is achievable even in my lifetime within my home state of Arizona.

Towards that end, I've directed my human to submit press releases announcing that our company "Vinny the Pug Enterprises" is on a new quest to raise $100,000 to donate to Pet Rescuers throughout Arizona. Whatmore we're going to recruit 99 businesses to join "Team Vinny" for the purpose of establishing a new foundations which will continually seek funds to award to those who are in the forefront of saving animal lives.

"Team Vinny" is delighted to announce our first team member with the coming of "Penny Pinchers Travel 4 Less" of Phoenix, Arizona. That leaves only 99 more to fully compliment our team.

Secretly, I would like to re-invent pet rescue as it is known today into a 21st Century model that is less volnuerable to the ups and downs of the economy. The feast or famine method of underwriting pet rescue results in far too many animals falling through the net. Upon proving our business plan is viable, we will move on to a far more ambitious undertaking to raise a million dollars for the "Vinny the Pug Foundation" and pursue a course of action to ensure the foundation become self sustaining into the future.

Well pugmates, that's it in a nutshell. These are very exciting time for me for sure. I invite you to utilize the services of "Team Vinny" members who we will be discovering totally new ways to generate monies for our many pet rescue projects. Please visit this site often for updates on our progress.

If you have questions, please forward them to my human at the email address below. Until then !


Vinny the Pug
Phoenix, Arizona


A "Guinness World Book" Pursuit Interrupted

October 15th 2006 7:16 pm
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Greeting PugMates!

It has been an awful long time since I last posted an entry here, actually two years or more to be exact. I recently received an email from the guardian of Paris and Bud pugs who urged me to return to my blog here at "Dogster". I was so flattered by her request that I had to return to share some of my war zone adventures with pug lovers everywhere.

As some you would recall, a couple of years ago I was in hot pursuit of a totally new "Guinness World Book" record for climbing and posing atop boulders. My quest for a new record was interrupted by the war in Iraq like so many of the citizens in America.

In ending here I would like to thank Paris & Bud's human for encouraging me to continue posing my adventures here at "Dogser". I would like to express my surrow at the recent passing of pug Phoebe as her loss is shared by all pug lovers everywhere. Meanwhile, take good care of yourself and one another.


Vinny the Pug
Scottsdale Ranch, Arizona
October 15, 2006

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