Available Pugs Adoption Profiles

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Please read our Adoption Process Here 

Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835 

  • ♦ 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 $950 to $1,800+  This adoption fee never covers the cost of vet work or the time and care we invest into each pug coming through our organisation. 
  • ♦ All of our pugs move into their new home with a collar, lead, harness, fully vet worked and with a comprehensive adoption folder.
  • ♦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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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

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JEFF

To enquire about adopting Jeff 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 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.

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug – 5kg approx
Microchip Number: #953010004884772
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 29/10/2020 

Jeff is as cute as can be…
And such a brave little puppy…
He always tries the best he can…
And is such a handsome little puggy man…

Kisses from Jeff are the best…
And he gives great cuddles we must confess..
After passing through several hands before arriving into Pug Rescue care his furever family will be of the highest standards, nothing but the best….

Jeff loves to run and play..
And could do so for most of the day..
Wrestling along with puggy skuttles are also  high on his list of favourite things to do…
Tug of war is great as is gardening too..
And of course Jeff loves snuggling up with you…
Pulling cushions off the couch and jumping up..
Jeff adores his pug foster siblings companionship and the lessons they are teaching him to be a well socialised rounded pup..
A smart boy Jeff is learning to sit and wait..
Which we think is great…

Desexing, nares (nostrils) widened, microchip and vaccination at Knox Vet done..
Jeff’s furever home search has just begun…
A home with a polite teenage female puggy companion is what he’s seeking and he won’t settle for anything less…
A family who will have the time to raise a young puppy as sometimes they can make a bit of a mess…
Jeff has had a rocky start to life but that doesn’t hold him back…
He thanks Pug Rescue for helping him thrive and get his life on the right track….

Jeff deserves the best life he could hope for…
And everything more..
We are proud to help him land on all four paws…

 
Jeff is crate trained, working on his toilet training outside, eating high quality food and is used to being regularly handling. He travels well in the car in the safety of his crate. Jeff sleeps for approx 6 hours per night in his comfy bed in his crate. Jeff has learnt to sit and wait until told ok and also when it’s time for bed. Jeff is working on his harness & lead walking.
 

Jeff’s forever home wishes:

✨ Jeff will not be rehomed as a single pug.  He must have a home with a desexed, well trained and very well socialised outgoing but non reactive young female healthy desexed pug aged between approx 1.5 to 2 years old that can be his leader and teacher.  He is not suited to being an only pug and not suited to being placed with another male pug nor with another breed of dog nor with an unsuitability aged female pug. 
✨ Jeff is seeking a family who is committed to putting in all the training, socialisation, leadership & handling he needs to mature into a well mannered young man.  In foster care he has learnt to sit and wait until told ok & also understands time for bed.
✨ Jeff would not be suited to a family who are out for long periods of time. 
✨ Jeff is best suited with a family with children over the age of 12 years old. Families with young polite/calm children can be considered.
✨ Jeff requires a family who will feed her a healthy diet and keep her at a good weight to reduce the risk of future health issues. 
✨ Jeff requires a family who will be able to provide him with any vet care he requires in the future including such things as specialist airway surgery and specialist eye care.
✨ Like all pugs Jeff requires a house with air conditioning.
 ✨Jeff  requires access to indoors at all times.
✨Jeff must have secure fencing and secured puppy areas (babygates, puppy pens etc) whilst he is still growing. 
✨ Jeff must have a secure yard to run around in, get fresh air, be a dog in, sunbake in and toilet in. 
✨ Jeff has been in foster care with other pugs whom he absolutely adores playing with and cuddling up with.
✨Toilet on puppy pads or outside, very rarely has an accident.
✨ Jeff currently eats chicken dog roll and chicken based kibble. 
 

Medical notes

Jeff has been desexed and had his nares (nostrils) widened at Knox Vet Clinic.
Jeff has been vet checked several times, is microchipped and has now had all of his puppy vaccinations  – C3 x1 C5 x2
Jeff has been wormed regularly and is up to date with his heartworm & flea prevention. 

MUFFIN (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting  Muffin 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 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.

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Female Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: 956000010543415
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 09/10/2018

Miss Muffin is full of glee…
And always smiling as if to say hey look at me…
A soft natured girl at heart…
Who is making a fresh start….

Video of Muffin’s daily life: MUFFIN

With her desexing, airway surgery, vaccination and microchip at Knox Vet now done…
This 2 & 1/2 year old puggy girl is always having fun…
And in Pug Rescue foster care she has discovered that she loves soft toys and to wrestle, play and run…

She’s had to work hard on learning many new things in her foster home over the past many weeks….
Like not to be ADD behaviour all the time, to have self control, not be reactive and not chuck tantrums as foster mum doesn’t like it when Muffin singing becomes shrieks…
Learning how to be a dog has made Muffin a much happier girl calmer girl which is a far cry from when she entered our care in such a manic state…
And now she has calmed a bit her brain is thinking a bit more straight…
She is able to learn things such as appropriate play with her foster pug siblings which is great…

Muffin is proud to say she has mastered how to sit quietly and wait…
Currently learning how to high five and shake paws…
We know Muffin is a very smart girl who can be taught much more…
When asked to go to bed in her crate she does and curls up tight to sleep…
And she is coming along nicely with walking on her harness and lead around the neighbourhood streets….
An extremely fit and agile girl…
Who has a gorgeous puggy tail curl…

As part of her forever family a calm polite and well adjusted puggy boyfriend to continue to teaching her how to be a dog Muffin seeks…
As her foster pug siblings have taught her heaps….
And her forever family human wishes are of ones that can continue to show Muffin guidance and help her use her boundless energy in the correct way…
In return for helping her continue to grow into a well adjusted girl she will repay her lucky new family with cuddles and puggy grins everyday…

Muffin is pretty much toilet trained, is crate trained and is becoming a great walker on lead, martingale collar & harness.

Muffin’s furever home wishes:

♥ Muffin is a taller and lankier girl.
♥ Muffin is seeking a smaller sized desexed polite and calm and non reactive male pug (pug like x) companion, teacher and play friend of a similar age to herself (between 1 to 3 years)  Muffin will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another female pug or with another breed of dog.   Please don’t ask her to be rehomed as a single dog, with another female pug or with a different breed of dog.     
♥ Muffin is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her as is still very young and prior to entering into Pug Rescue care had no training.  She is very receptive to positive directions and looks for guidance from her humans and has learnt to play thanks to her foster pug brother.  Please don’t enquire for Muffin if you are not able to set ground rules for her such as crating, sitting when asked, ignoring tantrums until she decides to calm and sit which she will now do. She has responded really well with positive lead on collar training and correcting and tie out training.
♥ Muffin is not suited to a home with kids at this point as they will hype her up.  14+ year old children would be fine. 
♥ Muffin with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥ Muffin is not suited to a home with cats or small animals.
♥ Muffin must have daily 30+minute walks and regular outings as well as other daily tasks to use her mental energy on such as targeting/trick learning, agility equipment, using sense of smell etc .
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Muffin of course requires air-condition.
♥ Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Muffin is not suitable for homes/units with smaller yards. She requires a larger style block home as if she tantrums or barks she has a very loud scream and very loud bark.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,800+ of on vet work for Muffin whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing  vet checks,  vaccination & airway surgery (soft palette resection.)

Muffin is desexed, C5 vaccinated,  microchipped, up to date with worm & flea prevention. 

Muffin has undergone many hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She came to us in a manic state not understanding how to be a dog.  She has learnt to have self control, how to sit and wait, is learning how not to tantrum and bark and how to play and socialise with other pugs as she had no clue about how to play!


 

 

 
 
  • ♦ 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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