Available Pugs Adoption Profiles

Please read our Adoption Process Here

  • ♦ All applicants must be over the age of 18, reside in the state of Victoria, Australia. 
  • ♦ To safeguard both our pugs and volunteers physical and psychological welfare we do not conduct interstate or overseas adoptions. 
  • ♦ Our adoption fees vary from pug to pug and generally range from $450 to $1,200+  This adoption fee never covers the cost of vet work or the time and care we invest into each pug coming through our organisation. 

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To enquire about adopting one of our available pugs please email with how your home and lifestyle matches the furever home wishes of our available pugs. (Please include your Name, Email address, Suburb & Phone number): info@pugrescue.org.au

SEE SOME OF OUR PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED AND NOW VERY LOVED PUGS HERE…


DERP

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #956000009470956
DOB: 14/10/2016

Derp wonders if you want a kiss…
He says he is an expert and promises not to miss….
Such a happy boy who loves life and makes every moment fun….
He loves to play, wrestle and run…..

Arriving from a shelter into Pug Rescue foster care….
Derp had manic behaviour and was struggling for air….
With 2kg in weight lost and behavioural training to learn self control, how to socialise and listen to instructions including how to sit and stay….
Derp underwent xrays on his hips showing slight subluxating which explains his altered gait and surgery on his airway…. 
He is happy to report that he can now breath much better thanks to his soft pallet being trimmed back and nostrils widened yay…. 

Derp loves everything about the puglife including be picked up and hugged…
He makes the funniest faces that you can’t help but love…..
Soft toys are a joy….
For this puggy boy….

Derp loves to be a clown….
And promises never to wear a frown…..
Derp loves to sing at dinner time…
As if to say hurry up foster mum where is mine..

Derp by name and derpy by nature this beautiful puggy boy is…
He can’t wait to find a forever family that he can call his…..

Derp is crate trained,  toilet trained, walks well on a lead and harness.

Derp’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Derp is seeking a suitable desexed female pug  (aged approx. 1 to 4 years) as a companion and play friend.  
  • ♥Derp is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug, as a single pug or with another larger breed of dog.
  • ♥Derp is seeking humans that can show him good leadership.
  • ♥Derp is great with kids but high school aged would be best so that Derp can maintain his learnt self control and calmness.  
  • ♥Derp with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
  • ♥We are unsure of how Derp is with cats.
  • ♥Derp requires at least a 20 minute walk every day. 
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Derp of course requires air-condition.
  • ♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Derp may be suitable for homes with smaller yards.  He may be  suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc if they have a yard.  

Medical notes:

Derp is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Derp has undergone airway surgery at Knox Vet. 

Derp has moderate subluxation of his hip joints which exhibits as a somewhat uncoordinated gait.  It is not expected that this will impact greatly on his future provided he maintains a lean healthy weight.

Derp has a longer sideways tongue that causes him no issues. 


BARRY

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #956000005381380
DOB: 23/08/2016

Barry here to report I’m a good puggy boy…
Ready to fill my forever home with lots of puggy joy….
I love everything and everyone….
And think that everyday should be filled with fun…..

When I came into Pug Rescue care not long ago…
I was so ADD behaviourally hypo…
I had been through 2 homes, wasn’t desexed, ran away from people, thrashed about when being handled, tried to mouth and bite and scream when being handled, peed up everything including peoples legs…
And was generally off my head…
Anyway those Pug Rescue people got me desexed and vaccinated at Knox Vet Clinic which was the first step in my new life…
And my foster mum has been working very hard with me to teach me some self control, how to be handled and calm, of course how to sit and wait and how to not get into strife….

I’ve been doing really good with my behavioural retraining which has made me a much happier boy…
I have also learnt how to play wrestle with some puggy friends and boy I love any type of toy…. 
I do enjoy playing tug of war….
And those puggy girls I adore….

I know my name and how to sit, not jump up and wait….
Which is a far cry from when I arrived into Pug Rescue care when all I could do was run around, jumping up and running away which was far from great…
I love walkies and find everything from flowers to blades of grass interesting….
Staring in amazement at all the awesome things….. 
When I go in the car foster mum puts me in a big crate…. Which I like and think is great….. 

I can’t wait to find a furever home who will continue to show me how great the puggy life can be….
And fill my days with love, happiness and glee…..

Barry is crate trained,  toilet trained, walks well on a lead and harness.

Barry’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Barry is seeking a suitable desexed female pug  (aged approx. 1 to 4 years) as a companion and play friend.  
  • ♥Barry is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug, as a single pug or with another larger breed of dog.
  • ♥Barry is seeking humans that can continue show him good leadership.
  • ♥Barry would suit a home with high school aged kids so that Barry can maintain his learnt self control and calmness.  
  • ♥Barry with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
  • ♥We are unsure of how Barry is with cats.
  • ♥Barry requires at least a 20+ minute walk every day. 
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Barry of course requires air-condition.
  • ♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Barry may be suitable for homes with smaller yards.  He may be  suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with a yard.  

Medical notes:

Barry is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Barry has undergone extensive behavioural training whilst in care 

Barry has a low grade (grade 2) luxating patella which shows no clinical signs so corrective surgery is not recommended for now.  It is recommended that he maintains a lean healthy weight and if clinical signs to appear corrective surgery may be beneficial.


BERT (no more enquiries please)

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #900012000591794
DOB: 8.5 years approx

Bert says the puglife is great….
And would love if you could be his mate…..
He thanks Pug Rescue for helping him transform from his morbidly obese state…
Arriving in care weighing 16kg+ he could hardly move, had infected ears, pressure sores and was destined for not a good fate….

Dropping  nearly 5kg through diet and exercise…..
Bert would like to advise…
That he is now 11.4kg and is enjoying life so much now that he is on the slimmer side…..
Infections in his nose roll and ears have cleared up with medication as well….
And he has learnt how to listen, sit and stay which is swell….

Bert loves his humans and kids he adores….
A  15+ minute walky every day and even a toy to play tug of war…..
He loves getting put, cuddles and hugs up at his foster human brother and sisters school….
And wags his tail when all the kids tell him he’s cool…

A soft bed….
To rest his puggy head…..
Bert will snore away….
And follow commands like go to the toilet, go to bed, sit and wait when you say…..

Bert is a transformed puggy man from when he first arrived into Pug Rescue care….
He can’t wait to find a furever home to share…..
His puggy love and magically fibres of puggy hair……

Bert is  toilet trained, walks well on a lead and harness.

Bert’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Bert can be a single pug or a companion pug for another dog to sit next to or cuddle up with to sleep.  He is fine with other pugs/dogs but does not play or seek companionship with them.  His foster family say that out walking or at the park he would rather just hang with humans and ignores other dogs.
  • ♥Bert is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug or with another larger breed of dog.
  • ♥Bert would love a family with school aged children.
  • ♥Bert as with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
  • ♥We are unsure of how Bert is with cats but may be suited to a home where the cat does not interact.
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥ Bert of course requires air-condition.
  • ♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Bert is great with children.
  • ♥Bert is suitable for homes with smaller yards or homes with decent sized courtyards.  He is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with no access to a yard/courtyard where she would toilet and catch some fresh air and sunshine.
  • ♥Bert is a larger statured male pug.

Medical notes:

Bert is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with her worming & flea prevention.  Bert has lost 5kg+ whilst in care and it would be horrible if he was to regain this weight.  Bert has visited the eye specialist who have advised the pigment on his eyes is stable and should not cause issues.


FLOSSY

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Female Fawn Desexed French Bulldog x Pug
Microchip Number: #956000003708016
DOB:25/08/2014

Oh Flossy girl you are so sweet…
And definitely one to keep…..
With your one floppy ear…
And the other sticking up so you can hear….
Your cute little smile and  pokey out tongue….
Such a special little one….

You love toys…
Soft ones, rope ones, squeaky ones, chewy ones you play with and toss about with you….
Wrestling with you Frenchie mates and games of chasey are great…..
As who doesn’t love hanging out with their best mates….

You have learnt quickly how to use your foster homes doggy door….
And hanging out on the couch or human bed is something you now adore…..
You go to the toilet outside…
And are taking new things in your stride….

At the end of the day you will cuddle up to your Frenchie foster mates….
And we know you would love to find a French Bulldog boyfriend as having a best friend is great….
Flossy is proud to say she has learnt to sit and wait till told it’s ok to eat dinner which she of course loves…
And that deep down you love cuddles and hugs….

The big wide world is still new to Flossy but she is learning about so many new things everyday….
And we know that in her furever home will have no problems at all showing Flossy that living the pet life is full of endless happy yays….

Flossy is: crate trained, toilet trained and learning quickly to walk on a lead and harness.

Flossy’s furever home wishes:

♥Flossy is seeking a desexed male French Bulldog or French Bulldog x of a similar age as a companion ( between 2 to 5 years). Flossy is a petite female who weighs just over 10kg. Flossy will not be rehomed as a single dog or with another female dog or with another breed of dog. Please don’t ask for her to be.
♥Flossy is seeking humans that understand she is an ex breeding girl and quickly learning about the big wide world.
♥Flossy is seeking a home where there are children 12+.
♥Flossy has never lived with cats and we are unsure of her reaction to them.
♥Not suitable for homes where she would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Flossy is suitable for homes with smaller yards or homes with decent sized courtyards. She is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with no access to a yard/courtyard/outside.

Medical notes:

Flossy is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with worming & flea prevention


NORMAN

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #978101080264087
DOB: 09/04/2009

Norman has such a happy face.. Because since coming to Pug Rescue his life has gone from sad to ace..

Norman loves his people to be around so he can hang out.. He tells us that’s what the pug life is all about..
He is slowly learning the joy of play.. And enjoys a 15+ minute walkie every day..

Norman is upset because 2 years ago Pug Rescue advised to have him desexed, how to toilet train & to taking him to the eye specialist to his old family.. Instead of that they kept him on a balcony..

Thankfully Norman has come to Pug Rescue now to start a new life…. And has had $1600+ of discounted vet care including desexed, vaccination, a lump was removed from his neck & a dental to remove his crusty rotten teeth so he is no longer in strife..
He’s also been to Melbourne Eyevet as one of his eyes was sore & covered in pigmentary keratitis & he now has some special eye drops twice a day to make his eye feel better and regain eye sight… It would be great if Norman’s eyes could let in some more light..

Norman has been working on his manners in Pug Rescue foster care.. He now understand how to be handled, not growl and bite, not jump & not pee everywhere.. He will still bark at loud noises and is learning not to mouth but he will get there..

Norman wonders if you can adopt him.. He promises to repay you with a massive puggy grin..

Norman is: crate trained, toilet trained and walks well on a lead and harness

Norman’s furever home wishes:

Norman is seeking a pug/pug like x  or possibly a gentle cavalier female of a similar age as a companion.  Norman will not be rehomed as a single dog or with another male dog or with another breed of dog as it would be detrimental to his wellbeing.  ♥Humans must be strong leaders and understand Norman has lived outside in a courtyard before arriving into our care and has some anxiety based behaviours (licking and being unsettled) which we now basically have under control. ♥ Kids aged 12+ Norman gets upset by lots of noise, commotion etc which is something that young children do in their every day life. ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis. Daily walks. ♥ Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.  ♥ Norman is fine with cats

Medical notes

Norman is desexed, C5 vaccinated, undergone a dental, visited the eye specialist, microchipped & up to date with worming & flea prevention

Norman has pigmentary keratitis on his eyes and requires daily Maxidex & Tacrolimus eye drops to help restore his eye sight. www.melbourneeyevet.com.au

We are trialling Norman on some anxiety medication which has greatly improved his need to lick and need to be upset when he can’t find his human.


CASH

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #900079000197065
DOB: 14/03/2017

VIEW CASH’S AMAZING PUG RESCUE JOURNEY HERE

Cash is a special little puggy boy…  With the help of the pug loving community we were able saved both of his eyes from blindness so he can now go onto a furever home and spread his puggy joy….

Arriving in care at 8 months old with a deep perforated ulcer on his left eye and a deep ulcer on his right eye…   It was hard to look at him and not want to cry…

We rushed him to eye specialist clinic Melbourne EyeVet and within 3 hours of being surrendered into our care he was undergoing emergency surgery to save both eyes and ensure he would not be blind… As without it at 8 months old he would have lost both of them which would have been devastation of the worst kind…

VIEW CASH’S EMERGENCY EYE SURGERY HERE

A corneal sliding graft for a deep perforated ulcer on his left eye and a conjunctival pedicle graft for a deep ulcer on his right eye were performed and then many weeks of rehab foster care including constant eye drops and medication, follow up appointments and love and care went by…  And the results have been brilliant for this little guy….  As his eyes are now beautiful and most importantly….  Cash can see!

Desexing and airway surgery at Knox Vet Clinic were the next step in Cash’s Pug Rescue rehab….  Resulting in a little puggy boy who is fab….

Behavioural training whilst in foster care including learning how to play, socialise, not be to big for his boots and wait until told it’s ok to eat…  Have all been part of making Cash extremely sweet….

Cash loves to play with soft toys… He tosses them around with so much joy…  He adores a game of chasey and wrestling with his puggy foster mates… And of course walkies this little guy thinks are great….

Cash can’t wait to start his new life….  And find his perfect furever home including a puggy girlfriend or even a wife….

Cash is: crate trained, toilet trained, walks well on a lead & harness

Cash’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥ Must continue with his daily eye drops and eye specialist appointments
  • ♥Cash is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and teacher (up to the age of 3 years).  Cash will not be rehomed as a single dog or with another male dog or with another breed of dog. (The initial reason why Cash nearly lost his eyes is due to living with another breed of dog!)
  • ♥Cash is seeking humans that are strong leaders and understand that he is very strong willed little boy.  If he wants to tantrum he will.  Cash would love to do group obedience classes and even agility classes as he is smart boy.
  • ♥Cash is suitable for children 6+years.
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Cash must have daily walks of at least 20 minute.
  • ♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Cash is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with neighbours that are right next to you.

Medical notes

Cash is desexed, C5 vaccinated, undergone airway surgery, undergone grafts to both of his eyes, microchipped, up to date with worm & flea prevention.

Cash requires twice daily Tacrolimus & Maxidex eye drops. www.melbourneeyevet.com.au


GREG

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Black Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #956000001490070
DOB: 25/09/2011

Greg is a cheeky boy…..
Who adores sharing his puggy love and joy….
With a glint in his eye…
Despite his past Greg is a pretty cruisy guy…..

Greg adores wrestling and playing with a puggy girlfriend…..
Wrestle, run, chase and wrestling fun has no end….
Arriving into Pug Rescue care we immediately noticed his slightly hunched back and altered hind gait….  Meaning his walking is slightly not great…
With xrays confirming that sometime in his past life his spine had been injured/fractured at T11-T12 which is sad….
But we told Greg that surgery isn’t really an option now and we know he can still walk, run and play so his new life can still be great and far from bad…

Greg loves walks and rides in the car….
A  15+ minute walk every day Greg loves checking out everything near and far…..
He will listen to what you say and go to bed or sit and wait for food….
As Pug Rescue foster care has helped him realise that bad manners are rude….

He loves a chew toy to munch away on…..
And always first to find a soft bed to rest his little puggy body on…..
A cuddle, hug and scratch on the neck or tummy….
If you stop Greg will look up asking why did you stop foster daddy or mummy…

Greg can’t wait to find his perfect furever home…
With a family he can love and adore and call his own…

Greg is crate trained,  toilet trained, walks well on a lead and harness.

Greg’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Greg is seeking a suitable female pug or small female pug x (aged approx. 5 to 8 years) as a companion and play friend.  He has lived with many dogs over his life but will try to dominate males (hump, ear lick and groin lick and pee mark) and shows dominant anxiety behaviours such as licking and peeing when with larger breeds.  With a suitable female pug these behaviours should not occur.
  • ♥Greg is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug, as a single pug or with another larger breed of dog.
  • ♥Greg is great with kids but high school aged would be best so that Greg doesn’t feel the need to climb the pack leadership ladder and pee on small kids toys etc.  Greg can also guard his food which younger children do not understand as a signal to stay away.
  • ♥Greg with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
  • ♥We don’t believe Greg is suitable for a home with cat’s or other small animals such as rabbits, birds etc..
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Greg of course requires air-condition.
  • ♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Greg is not suitable for homes with smaller yards or homes with courtyards.  He is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc  where neighbours are right next to you.  He requires an older style house block or larger as if he barks his bark is deep.

Medical notes:

Greg is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.  

Greg has mild hindlimb ataxia (mild weakness in his back legs)  Xrays have revealed mineralised inverterbral disc material at T11-T12 most likely from a spinal injury in his past lives.   The only physical signs of this old injury are Greg’s altered gait and that he will wear his tail hanging down in stead of curled from time to time.  He is fully continent, gets up and down steps, goes for walks, loves to wrestle and play chasey and runs extremely fast.   Arthritis injections may help Greg and some simple massage and physio (that we can show you) could also be of assistance.


IRIS (no more enquiries  please)

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Female Pied Desexed French Bulldog 
Microchip Number: #982000148336285
DOB:20/09/2010

Iris has her eye on you…..
And promises to watch everything you do….
This little Frenchie girl…
Loves everything about the big wide world….
She doesn’t let anything get in her way….
And thinks that having one eye is just as good as having two as she can still walk, run and play….

Iris adores cuddles, tummy rubs and hugs…
She will literal throw herself at you seeking love….
On her back she rolls around….
Smiling and making blissful Frenchie sounds….

Iris loves soft toys and chew ones as well….
She will toss around the toys, play tug of war and she thinks sitting on the couch or doggy bed chewing on a nylabone is swell… 
Walks and car rides are a blast…..
She trots along on a lead and harness quite fast….

A visit to the eye specialist after her desexing, vaccination and teeth clean…
To confirm an early cataract which we had seen… 
Iris says it’s ok she can still see really good…
And can do everything, if not more, then a normal Frenchie should…

Sitting in the sunshine catching some rays….
Iris has learnt how to sit, wait and stay….
A busy girl who loves to explore…. 
Can’t wait to find her own forever family to love and adore….

Iris is: crate trained, toilet trained and walks well on a lead and harness.

Iris’s furever home wishes:

♥Iris is most likely most suitable as  a single dog or possible one with a very submissive well mannered desexed small French Bulldog boy.  Iris has been a breeding girl so wants to be the boss and will fight over food with other dominant or reactive dogs and will jump into a fight if she senses another dog is getting worked up.  She adores cuddling up to submissive dogs and will play and wrestle and play chasey with glee with them.  Iris will not be rehomed with another female dog or with another breed of dog. Please don’t ask for her to be.
♥Iris is seeking humans that understand the French Bulldog breed and she is an ex breeding girl and quickly learning about the big wide world.
♥Iris is seeking a home where there are no children  now or in the future as she will probably push them out of the way for attention and we don’t want her eye being accidently hurt.
♥Iris has never lived with cats and as she has one eye we do not want to risk placing her into a home with cats that may damage that remaining eye.
♥Not suitable for homes where she would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Iris is suitable for homes with smaller yards or homes with courtyards that are securely fenced as Iris is a great climber of things such as puppy pens/wire fencing and can easily push her way through unsecure chicken mesh/farm type fencing. She is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with no access to a yard/courtyard/outside.

Medical notes:

Iris has been desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with worming & flea prevention. 

Iris has a shrunken non functioning right eye a traumatic injury from her past life.  Iris has an early cataract in her left eye, and at this stage it is not affecting vision. This eye needs to be monitored by her eye specialist Melbourne Eye Vet to ensure that cataract-induced inflammation does not occur and to monitor is the cataract is progressing.  If the cataract does start affecting Iris’s vision Iris needs her new family to help her undergo cataract surgery.  There is no time line to predict if the cataract might progress.  We hope it never does!   As with many dogs coming through our care we are the first ones to ever pick up that Iris has a cataract.  http://www.melbourneeyevet.com.au



LUCY (no more enquiries please)

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Female Desexed Fawn Pug

Microchip Number: #982000148331477

DOB:  16/11/2010

Lucy is a tiny pocket rocket princess pug…
Who is seeking a forever family to love…
A cheeky girl….
With a pretty little tail curl….

After coming into care living for 7 years huffing and puffing and very obviously struggling to breath…
We knew we had to do something to help her gain oxygen with ease…
So whilst being desexed at Knox Vet she also had her airway surgery including her nostrils widened and her very long soft pallet resected….  Her breathing improved immensely over some months in her Pug Rescue foster home but wasn’t quite as normal as we might have expected….
So a trip to see specialists surgeons at SouthPaws and another airway surgery done…
They were able to resect her larangeal saccuels with this one…..
Lucy is happy to say…..
That whilst her breathing will never be perfect it is drastically improved thanks to Pug Rescue, who have spent over $3,000+ in vet bills, yay…..

Trotting around the house and yard like a princess….
Lucy loves to check out everything and then cuddle up in a bed making a comfy nest…
She really loves to have a play and wrestle with the puggy boys….
And rides in the car and walkies bring her lots of joy…

Lucy adores sitting on the couch….
After all she is the princess of the house…..
A tiny girl with so much love to share….
Lucy can’t wait to find her perfect forever home that we know is out there…..

Lucy is crate trained,  toilet trained, walks well on a lead and harness.

Lucy’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Lucy is seeking suitable small non dominant male pug, aged 6 to 9 years, as a puggy boyfriend in her furever home. Lucy adores playing and wrestling with the puggy boyfriend in her foster home and has always had pug companions.  She will not be rehomed as a single pug.
  • ♥Lucy is not suitable to be rehomed with another female pug or with another breed of dog.
  • ♥Lucy is a little pocket rocket and as with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
  • ♥Lucy has previously lived with cats and would be find with a dog friendly cat.
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where she would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥ Lucy of course requires air-condition.
  • ♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Lucy would be fine with dog savey children.
  • ♥Lucy may be suitable for homes with smaller yards or homes with decent sized courtyards.  She is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with no access to a yard/courtyard where she would toilet and catch some fresh air and sunshine.

Medical notes:

Lucy is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with their worming & flea prevention.  Lucy has undergone two airway surgeries with her first being at Knox Vet when she was desexed and then her second being at SouthPaws.  Pug Rescue have spent over $3,000+ on Lucy’s vet bills.


 

 


COOKIE & BELLA (no more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Cookie & Bella please email with how your home and lifestyle matches their furever home wishes. (Please include your Name, Email Address, Suburb & Phone Number): info@pugrescue.org.au

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Female Desexed Fawn Pug & Female Desexed Black Pug

 Microchip Number: Cookie #981000300363664  & Bella #978000001115779

DOB:  Cookie 18/11/2008  Bella 07/09/2006

Two little lady pugs…
Seeking a furever home together where they will be showered in love…
Cookie says she is the fawn girl….
And the cute pokey out tongue smile……
Bella says she is the black one….
She may have some grey hair but she promises she can still do everything including run….

At the age of 10 and 12 theses puggy ladies are making a fresh start…
Such tiny girls who have touched our hearts…
They arrived in care emaciated, sticking out hip bones and ribs, weighing 5.3kg each…
With terribly worn down and shattered teeth…
From garden rocks they thought they could get nutrients from as they obviously didn’t have enough to eat…

On day one and two in Pug Rescue care they had basically only rocks in their poo and at their first urgent vet appointment the morning after arriving in care Dr. Mary at Knox Vet still felt some still in their intestines…
The girls were hunched up and scared and we could tell there were feeling less then fine….
Thankfully the rocks they were eating because they were so hungry passed without casing intestinal blockages but they did massive damage to their teeth….
So much so that they both needed major dentals, many extractions and Bella’s teeth were so bad her dental took two hours which for a senior pug to come through is quite a feat…
Nails cut and no longer growing into pads and many baths and brushes to get the dead hair out…
With large quantities of nutritious food both girls have put on over 1.5kg and now look like normal pugs who now have boundless energy and love running about….
Four weeks of arthritis injections to help for their crunchy arthritic hips and knees…
And for untreated eye injuries and dry eye eye specialists at Melbourne EyeVet have also been seen…

Despite her past life Cookie loves, and we can’t emphasise loves enough, to play with toys….
She rummages through the toy box pulling every toy out then tosses them about, shaking them and squeaking them with so much joy….
Both girls absolutely love a game and wrestle with eachother and with the puggy boys….
They will go and nudge whomever they want to play with….
As if to say lets start the wrestling match quick…

Cookie is a little pocket rocket who is onto everything quick smart….
Both girls will sit and wait for dinner and wait until told it’s ok to start…..
Both girls will snuggle up in a doggy bed….
And love that they have each other to rest their little heads…..
Both girls line up morning and night for their foster mum to put in their eye drop meds…

Cookie & Bella can’t wait to find their furever home now Pug Rescue has made them happy and well…
Cookie thinks a furver home with the added bonus of a puggy brother would be seriously swell…

Cookie & Bella are: crate trained,  toilet trained, walk well on a lead and harness.

Cookie & Bella’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Cookie & Bella are seeking a furever home together.  They will not be separated.  Please don’t ask them to be.
  • ♥Cookie & Bella would adore an 8+ year old puggy boyfriend in their forever home as Cookie absolutely adores playing and wrestling with the puggy boyfriend in her foster home.  We would love Cookie to have a wrestle mania buddy in her forever home!
  • ♥Cookie & Bella are not suitable to be rehomed with another female pug or with another breed of dog.
  • ♥Cookie is a little pocket rocket and acts half her age and Bella is a determined little girl so a home with good leaders is a must for these girls.
  • ♥We are unsure of  Cookie & Bella’s reaction to cats.  We feel that if a cat was feisty or ran Cookie would take the cat on.
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where they would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Access to the inside of their house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Cookie and Bella may be suitable for homes with smaller yards or homes with decent sized courtyards.  They are not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with no access to a yard/courtyard where they would toilet and catch some fresh air and sunshine.

Medical notes:

Cookie and Bella are both desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with their worming & flea prevention.  Both girls have had full bloods and undergone major dentals, a course of arthritis injections at Knox Vet and are under the care of eye specialist Melbourne Eye Vet.  They both require twice daily Maxidex and Tacrolimus eye drops to continue restoring the vision in their pigment covered eye.  www.knoxvet.com.au    www.melbourneeyevet.com.au  Pug Rescue have spent over $3,000+ on Cookie & Bella’s vet bills.


 

FERGIE (No more enquiries please)

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

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Small Female Fawn Desexed Pug Dog

 Microchip Number: #978101080407192

DOB:10/10/2009

Fergie is a little bundle of puggy joy….  And although she could easily be mistaken for one no she isn’t a furby toy…. A petite girl…  With a tiny flat face and curly tail… She will make you smile every day without fail….

Fergie will shake both paws…  Which we have to admit we adore…  And a play with a soft toy is fun… Especially if it includes a tug of war with foster mum…

She fits perfectly on a lap….  Or will cuddle up on a couch or in a doggy bed for a nap….Happiest when she is with her humans day and night…  Fergie is so pleased Pug Rescue has helped to restore some of her eyesight…

At her check up at Melbourne Eye Vet Dr Hayley & Dr Chloe were pleased to say…  That the twice daily Maxidex & Tacrolimus eye drops she has been on for the past 3 months are restoring her eyesight yay…  Fergie came into care with very limited vision due to untreated brown scar tissue called pigmentary keratitis covering 75% of her right eye and 60% of her left eye…If she hadn’t of come into care we know she would have gone completely blind which makes us cry…So after three months of specialist eye drops administered by her foster mum morning and night…The pigmentary keratitis on right eye now has reduced to 50% and on her left eye 20% which means a great improvement in her eyesight…

15 teeth taken out as well as lots of tartar and infection….  Fergie thinks her recent dental at Knox Vet was great as she now has fresh breath and is quite happy to give kisses to anyone wanting to conduct an inspection….

Fergie can’t wait to find her perfect forever home….  One where she can be adored living the puglife and of course hardly be left on her own…

Fergie is: crate trained or happy to curl up in a doggy bed, toilet trained and walks well on a lead and harness.

Fergie’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Fergie may be suitable as a single pug or with a small gentle male pug that is only after a companion to sit with and cuddle with.  Fergie will not be rehomed with another breed of dog.
  • ♥Fergie’s forever home must continue with her daily specialist eye drops to continue to restore as much of her vision as possible.
  • ♥Fergie is fine with gentle small children.  Rough children could easily hurt and overwhelem Fergie.
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where she would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Fergie must have regular outings.
  • ♥Fergie must have access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Fergie is suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with a small yard and close neighbours.

Medical notes

Fergie is desexed, C5 vaccinated, has been treated for a UTI, undergone a major dental, has been treated for ear infections and had her ears flushes, has been under the care of an eye specialist, is microchipped & up to date with worming & flea prevention

Fergie has a sensitive stomach so must be feed exactly how Pug Rescue instructs.

Fergie has limited sight due to pigmentary keratitis on her eyes and requires daily Maxidex & Tacrolimus eye drops to help restore her eye sight. www.melbourneeyevet.com.au

Fergie was previously clippered and shaven which of course did not remove her pug undercoat and lead to her having skin issues and her coat being nearly ruined.  In Pug Rescue care we have worked at restoring Fergie’s beautiful pug coat through regular bathing and stripping out her dead undercoat of hair with a Furminator brush.


 

  • ♦ All applicants must be over the age of 18, reside in the state of Victoria, Australia.
  • ♦ To safeguard both our pugs and volunteers physical and psychological welfare we do not conduct interstate or overseas adoptions.

To enquire about adopting please email with how your home and lifestyle matches the furever home wishes of our available pugs: info@pugrescue.org.au

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