ZILLY – Available for adoption!

To enquire about adopting Zilly please email with how your home and lifestyle matches his furever home wishes.   (Please include your Name, Email Address, Suburb & Phone Number & photo of your existing pug): info@pugrescue.org.au

  • ♦Please note that due to the large volume of daily adoption enquiries we receive, our volunteers are unable to respond to adoption enquiries that clearly do not match the clearly state furever home requirements  of each available pug/dog.

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Male Fawn Desexed Pug – 7.8kg
Microchip Number: #956000005905655
DOB: 18/04/2015 
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835

Zilly says woo woo woo!..
Am I the puggy boy for you?..
This little bloke is an absolute sweety…
He loves to play, cuddle, talk and of course he’s a little cheeky…
Zilly says he would make a wonderful addition to an active family…. 

At nearly 8 years young…
Zilly says he is very fit and loves to jump around, wrestle, play with soft toys and have fun…
He loves walkies, on or off lead, and trotting along and doing zoomy runs…
Zilly loves to have a chat……
He’s a big baby (Zilly is embarrassed to admit he actually loves being talked to like a baby) who craves attention and sitting on laps….
Zilly loves his human attention but is also quite happy to hang out with pug friends either sunbaking or on the couch…
And is happiest if he has free reign of his house….

Vaccination, ear infections treated and major dental to remove yucky teeth and tartar at Knox Vet by Dr Laura…
Due to us noticing him huffing and puffing quite a bit we also gifted Zilly specialist airway surgery by Dr Ricky of Geelong Animal Referral Services (folded palatoplasty to trim and reduce the thickness of his soft palate, widening of his nares/nostrils and tonsillectomy) and after two weeks of resting and hand feeding Zilly’s breathing has much improved and he is no longer a snorer…
Some behavioural modification has also been done…
And it’s time to find sweet Zilly a furever dad and/or mum…  


Zilly sleeps on an indoor doggy bed that he shares with another pugs or sleeps in a crate that he shares with another pug.
Zilly is toilet trained.
Zilly walks great on a lead and harness and isn’t reactive. He is also great off lead. He is fine in the car.
Zilly knows how to sit and wait and wait until told it’s ok to eat and also goes to bed when asked. 

Zilly’s furever home wishes:

♥ ANOTHER PUG – YES! Zilly has always lived with other pugs and dogs and enjoys their companionship. He is a well socalised well mannered boy.  He likes to play and also cuddle with other pugs. Zilly is seeking a similar aged healthy female desexed pug  (between 6 to 9 years) that is well socalised and non reactive as a companion.   Zilly has previously lived with other male pugs and whilst they cohabitated he exhibited a lot of same sex anxiety issues that comes with living with other boys.  In his foster home he has decompressed and destressed and these behaviours have disappeared.    Zilly will not be rehomed with other male pugs/dogs. Zilly will not be rehomed as a single pug.  Zilly will not be rehomed with other breeds of dogs.
♥ HUMANS – Zilly is seeking humans that can show him positive leadership and routine.  Zilly can never be made by his humans to become overweight!!!!
♥KIDS – Yes.  Zilly would be fine with young children who are respectful to dogs.
♥FENCING – Zilly as with all of our pugs requires secure brick, timber or colourbond fencing.
♥CATS – Zilly is fine with cats.
♥EXERCISE – Zilly requires at least a 30+ minute walk a day.
♥WORKING HOURS – Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Zilly absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed. 
♥HOUSE & YARD SIZE/TYPE – Zilly may be fine in a house/townhouse with a smaller yard. 

Medical notes:

Zilly has undergone ear infection treatment and vaccination at Knox Vet.
Zilly has undergone a major dental at Knox Vet.
Zilly has undergone specialist BOAS airway surgery by Dr Ricky of Geelong Animal Referral Services (folded palatoplasty to trim and reduce the thickness of his soft palate, widening of his nares/nostrils and tonsillectomy)
Zilly is desexed, C5 vaccinated, is microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.