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 $390 to $1,200+

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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…


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

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Small Male Fawn Desexed Pug Dog

 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.


ANAKIN

To enquire about adopting Anakin 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

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Small Male Black Desexed Pug Dog

 Microchip Number: #956000006078873

DOB:02/02/2016

The puggy naughty force is strong…  Anakin swears he would never do anything wrong…  As he stares at you with his big beautiful eyes…  He says he’s just a normal cheeky teenage puggy guy….

This boy is a stunner… And a very fast runner…  He has worked very hard on his manners in Pug Rescue care…  Whilst spreading his magical fibres of black puggy hair…

Arriving into care undesexed, with breathing issues and humping everything….  After desexing, airway surgery, and ongoing behavioural training he says he now only humps his bed occasionally whilst giving a big grin….

He loves toys and walks…  And boy if he wants to he has great vocal capabilities to puggy talk…  He has learnt to sit and wait for dinner… And has learnt to shake paws with you whilst waiting for you to tell him he’s a good boy and a winner….

Resting his head on your lap….  For a quick nap…  He loves a tummy scratch and pat….

He can’t wait to find a forever home… Of his very own…

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

Anakin’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Anakin is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion (up to the age of 4 years).  Anakin will not be rehomed as a single dog or with another male dog or with another breed of dog.
  • ♥Anakin is seeking humans that are strong leaders and understand that he is very strong willed and a larger statured pug who is also physically strong.  Anakin thinks that someone with larger dog experience or obedience trialling experience would be great for him as whilst he is head strong and physically strong he is a very smart boy.
  • ♥Anakin is seeking a home where there are either teenage children or there will be no children for the next few years as he is like a big headstrong toddler himself.
  • ♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
  • ♥Anakin must have daily walks of at least 20 minute.
  • ♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
  • ♥Anakin has great vocal capabilities and can sing great opera when he is tantruming so he is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc with neighbours that are right next to you.

Medical notes  Anakin is desexed, C5 vaccinated, undergone airway surgery, microchipped & up to date with worming & flea prevention


ANGEL

To enquire about adopting Angel 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

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Female Pied Desexed French Bulldog

 Microchip Number: #956000004425607

DOB:29/11/2013

Angel is as sweet as can be….
She tells us it’s because she is a Frenchie….
Such a happy girl with a smiley face….
Who thinks life is just ace….

Cuddles and pats….And scratches of her ears and on her back….
Angel will keep asking for more….
Please don’t stop foster mum she says in a Frenchie snore….

Soft toys, squeaky toys and even rope toys are a so much fun…
But also is a wrestle with her Frenchie mates and even a run…..
Angel will listen when you ask her to go to bed, into another room or inside the house or out….
She is a very smart girl we have no doubt….

A soft bed…
To rest her head…
And the end of the day she will cuddle up to her Frenchie mate….
She would love to find a French Bulldog boyfriend who will love her as having a best friend is great….

Angel has nearly learnt to sit and wait for dinner…
She is still bounces around in true Frenchie style with excitement, but we know she will get there as this girl is a winner….
The big wide world is still new to Angel 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 her that living the pet life is full of endless happy yays….

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

Angel’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Angel is seeking a desexed male French Bulldog of a similar age as a companion ( between 3 to 6 years).  Angel is a larger stockier  female who weighs just over 12kg.  Angel 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.
  • ♥Angel is seeking humans that understand she is an ex breeding girl and quickly  learning about the big wide world.
  • ♥Angel is seeking a home where there are children 8+.
  • ♥Angel 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.
  • ♥Angel 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.

Medical notes: Angel is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with worming & flea prevention


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

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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


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

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Small Male Fawn Desexed Pug Dog

Microchip: #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


COOKIE & BELLA

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

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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


LUCY

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

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Female Desexed Fawn Pug

Microchip Number: #982000148331477

DOB:  16/11/2010

Details to come….

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

Lucy’s furever home wishes:

  • ♥Lucy is seeking suitable small 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.
  • ♥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.
  • ♥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.

 


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

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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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