Available Pugs Adoption Profiles

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number:  EE108835

  • ♦ 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 $1,500+  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.

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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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BETSY (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Betsy 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 Pug
Microchip Number: #982009106009758
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 02/06/2009

Betsy is ready to start life over again…..
At the age of 10….
As loyal as can be …
This little puggy girl is a real sweetie with plenty of energy…

Betsy says she doesn’t let her grey streaks of hair get in the way…
She’s fit as a fiddle and ready for anything those Pug Rescue people say…
She thanks Pug Rescue for spending over $1,900+ on vet work for her and turning her life around….
Vaccination, pre anaesthetic bloods, desexing,  IV fluids, ear checks and major dental with 16 yucky teeth out at Knox Vet Clinic as appointments and meds at Melbourne Eye Vet when an ulcer was found….
Lots of brushes and baths too…
Betsy enjoys being pampered and groomed like most ladies do….

Betsy is always up for a bit of a wrestle and play….
But most of all she loves trotting around and hanging out with her humans all day…
She knows how to sit and wait for food now…
As her foster family have taught her how…
After living outside for most of her life previously to coming into Pug Rescue care she now adores…
Being not scared to freely to roam inside her foster house and choosing when she wants to go outdoors….

Betsy can’t wait to find a furever family to adore….. 
And share her unconditional love with furever more…
She knows there are many great adventures to come…. 
With whomever gets to be her forever dad and mum….

Betsy is toilet trained, will sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat, is crate trained and also very happy to sleep on a doggy bed, walks nicely on a lead and harness and loves car rides. 

Betsy’s furever home wishes:

♥ Betsy is seeking a male puggy companion of a similar age to herself (between 8 to 11 years)  Betsy will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another female pug or with another breed of dog.  Betsy was surrendered due to two younger dogs of a different breed being introduced into her home and those younger dogs picking on her.  We have seen she is a more dominant female but she has had no issues at all with the other pugs in her foster home.  Please don’t ask her to be rehomed with another female pug or with a different breed of dog (a small male pug x or perhaps cavalier type dog may be ok)   
♥Betsy is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her.  She is very receptive to positive directions and looks for guidance from her humans.
♥Betsy is suitable for a home with calm children.  Betsy would become very hyped up and worried if she was in a home with children that like to run around and shout etc.
♥Betsy with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We are unsure if Betsy is suited to a home with cats or other small animals.
♥Betsy would love regular walks and outings.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Betsy of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Betsy may be suitable for homes with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,900+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $2,500+) for Betsy whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing  vet checks, bloods, IV fluids, desexing, major dental, vaccination & Eye specialist treatment.

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

Betsy has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control and socialise with other pugs.


MUFFIN

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 read our Adoption Process Here

Female Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: 956000010543415
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
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….

With her desexing, airway surgery, vaccination and microchip at Knox Vet now done…
This 1 & 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!


PENNY (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Penny 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 Pug
Microchip Number: #956000004717527
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 13/07/2015 

Wrinkles of perfection…
Miss Penny is seeking a furever home full of love and affection….
An extremely smart little puggy girl who eagerly loves living the puglife to the full every day …
This little Miss is extremely attentive to what her foster humans have to say…

Penny tells us she is happy Pug Rescue have helped her lots…
As in Pug Rescue care she has undergone behavioural training including learning self control, appropriate socialisation skills, how to sit and stay and even how to drop…
She also thanks Pug Rescue for spending over $2,800+ on vet work for her and changing her life for the better…
As she huffed and puffed struggling for breath  so specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws was performed including folded palatoplasty to shorten her very long soft palate, a tonsillectomy to remove her tonsils and widening of her nostrils now means that her breathing is greatly improved even in hot weather….
A major dental and 14 rotting teeth out at Knox Vet Clinic has also been performed for Penny…
As even though she is only 4 Pug Rescue knew she had rotten teeth because her breath smelt very wiffy…
But now with all the tartar, infections and yucky teeth gone Penny has fresh breath to kiss everyone with yippy…

Penny loves to sit on laps and get snuggles and hugs….
She is a very affectionate devoted little pug…
Soft toys and chew toys are great fun…
And so is going for a walk down to the oval for a run…
Wrestling and playing with her puggy foster brother is something Penny really loves to do…
And getting to have meet ups and play dates with other puggies is fun too….

Penny can go from basking in the sun, lounging on the couch or resting in a bed… 
To doing a puggy skuttle about her foster house or waiting at the front door as the walkies word was said…
Bursting with so much love….
She now can’t wait to find her perfect furever family to give her lots of hugs….

Penny is toilet trained, will sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat, is crate trained and also very happy to sleep on a doggy bed, she can become excitable on walks but with guidance she walks nicely on a lead and harness and loves car rides. 

Penny’s furever home wishes:

♥ Penny is seeking a fit and active male puggy companion of a similar age to herself (between 2 to 5 years)   Penny will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another female pug or with another breed of dog. Please don’t ask for her to be as we can guarantee dominance fights and behaviour. 🙂  
♥Penny is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her.  She is very receptive to positive directions and has the brains and sparky personality to make an amazing agility pug.  Penny is not suited to anyone that can not lay some ground rules for her as she will not know what to do with herself and anxiety based behavours will occur.
♥Penny is suitable for a home with older primary school aged children and upwards. Penny is not suitable for homes that will have young children in the future and asks that her forever family have completed their human family and are looking to add to their fur family. 
♥Penny with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We are unsure if Penny is suited to a home with cats or other small animals.
♥Penny absolutely requires at least a 30 minute walk every day.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Penny of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Penny may be suitable for homes with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $2,800+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $3,800+) for Penny whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed),  vet checks & rechecks, major dental at Knox Vet.

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

Penny has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control, overcome separation anxiety and how to play and socialise with other pugs.


DUSTY

To enquire about adopting Dusty 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 Apricot Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #953010001322554
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 31/08/2016

Dusty says he is a good boy….
As he waggles his whole body with joy…
He has the sweetest little smile…
On his little puggy dial…

In Pug Rescue foster care…
He has undergone lots of behavioural training including learning self control, appropriate socialisation skills, how to be picked up and handled with out screaming and struggling all of course whilst losing lots of puggy hair…
Dusty says Pug Rescue has even taught him how to sit and stay…
And that he goes to bed when asked at the end of the day…
He thanks Pug Rescue for spending over $2,100+ on vet work for him breath much better…
He huffed and puffed and made terrible noises struggling for breath which was scary seeing that we observed this in cooler winter weather…
With specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws now having been performed including folded palatoplasty to shorten his very long soft palate and a tonsillectomy to remove his very large tonsils Dusty is now a much happier and healthier pug…
Which puts a smile on his mug…

Dusty loves an ear scratch and pat….
And is learning to sit still on his foster humans lap…
He likes to give kisses and does enjoy hugs…
And if he wiggles too much he asks us what else would we expect from a 3 year old happy pug…
Who only wants to share his love…

Walkies are amazing and fun…
Dusty loves to go for one each day and adores being able to run…
He also absolutely loves to wrestle and play…
With the puggy girls all day….
Soft toys are a great joy for Dusty too…
And chewing on chew toys is another thing he loves to do…

Thanks to his time in Pug Rescue foster care Dusty has turned out to be…
A great little puggy boy who is full of so much glee…
He now can’t wait to find his own furever family…

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

Dusty’s furever home wishes:

♥ Dusty would love an active family that can provide him with great leadership.
♥ Dusty is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 2 to 4 years).  Dusty will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another male pug or with another breed of dog.   Please don’t ask for him to be. 🙂  
♥ Dusty has worked very hard on his self control, being handled without making a fuss and how to socialise and play with other pugs whilst in Pug Rescue care.  He seeks instructions and praise from his humans and thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Dusty is suitable for children 12+years who are dog savvy.  He is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up.  Dusty is seeking a home that will not have children or who have completed their human family and have older primary school aged or high school aged children.  Dusty is not suitable for a home that will be having new children/babies in his lifetime.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Dusty absolutely must have daily walks of at least 30 minute.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Dusty is not suitable for a home with cats.
♥Dusty is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc  that have neighbours right next to them and do not have a yard.  He’s more suited to an older style suburban block.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $2,100+ of on vet work for Dusty whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed), thoracic xray, vet checks & rechecks.

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

Dusty has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  He has learnt to have self control, how to play and socialise with other pugs.


CHICO (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Chico 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 Apricot Desexed Pug X
Microchip Number: #956000004414801
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 01/08/2014

 

Chico is an extremely cuddly puggy guy…
With the best smooshy wrinkles and one soulful beautiful eye…
He has a serious side but also delights in being a cheeky happy boy…
Who loves to have a game and will lay on the ground and wave his front paws around in joy…
Pug Rescue have spent months and $4,000+ in vet bills to turned Chico’s life around…
And now it’s his turn to take cuddle applications whilst searching for a forever home to be found…

This little guy has been through a lot during his time in Pug Rescue care…
Chico has undergone specialist surgery with Dr Ricky at SouthPaws where a a folded palatoplasty to shorten Chico’s extremely long soft palate, a tonsillectomy to remove his tonsils and widened his stenotic nares (nostrils)…  Chico being discharged from hospital after airway surgery here: www.facebook.com/PugRescueVic/photos/a.10151758606913338/10158440069223338/?type=3&theater
So now Chico doesn’t have to huff and puff and constantly struggle for air…
An X-ray of Chico’s bendy front leg was also performed…
He has carpal valgus where the growth plate was damaged as he was growing causing the ulnar to not grow as long as the radius and making the leg and wrist turn…

Chico’s one and only eye has been saved from blindness thanks to Dr Hayley and the Melbourne EyeVet teams expertise…
When they performed entropion surgery to stop his eyelashes rubbing on his cornea and a corneal burr to remove pigmentary keratitis from his cornea to ensure that Chico’s remaining eye now sees…   Chico’s eye surgery day video here: www.facebook.com/PugRescueVic/videos/1738359709630431/
Chico didn’t had a great start to life before coming to Pug Rescue…
Being bought and sold several times through different homes he lost his eye sadly due to a human throwing something at him causing blunt forced trauma/injury and a general vet removing the damaged eye (which most likely could have been saved with specialist surgery) leaving him only one eye to see through…

He also came to us with some separation type behaviour issues that we have been able to work through and make him a well adjusted boy….
Who now is looking for a forever home to fill with joy…
He loves to potter about…
Inside and out….
A game of wrestle with a puggy girl is fun…
And despite his bendy wrist this boy can still do full speed delightful puggy scuttles and runs… 
He also loves going for walkies and drives…
Chico rates himself as a 10 out of 10 puggy guy….

Chico certainly hopes there is a forever family out there for him…
Who will adore his smooshy faced wrinkled grin….

Chico is happy to sleep in a doogy bed or crate, he is great on walks and gets very exicted over his lead and harness, he loves car rides and has learnt to go to the toilet outside.

Chico’s furever home wishes:

♥ Chico would love an active family that can provide him with great leadership.
♥ Chico is seeking a desexed pug female (very pug like x) of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 3 to 6 years).  Chico will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another male pug or with another breed of dog.   Please don’t ask for him to be. 🙂  
♥ Chico has worked very hard on separation anxiety barking whilst in Pug Rescue care and now is happy to hang with his pug friend.  He really seeks instructions and praise from his humans and thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Chico is suitable for younger children who are dog savvy.  He is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Chico would love a daily walk of at least 15 to 20 minutes.
♥ Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Chico is not suitable for a home with cats.
♥ Chico may be fine in an apartment, unit, townhouse that has a yard he can toilet in and grab some fresh air and sunshine.

♥Chico requires air conditioning.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $4,000+ of on vet work (normal public would have payed $5,000+) for Chico whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed), leg xray, vet checks & rechecks,  specialist entropion eye surgery and burring of pigment at Melbourne Eye Vet and ongoing eye drops.

Chico requires ongoing eye drops and eye checks at his eye specialist Melbourne Eye Vet.  We would hope that anyone adopting Chico would go above and beyond (like we have to turn Chico’s life around) to save his remaining eye with the help of the eye specialist if at any stage in the future it became injured.   www.melbourneeyevet.com.au

Chico has one eye (right) that Pug Rescue has saved and restored the vision in.  His lost his other eye (left) due to a human throwing something at him and Chico receiving blunt force trauma/injury that did not receive specialist treatment with the cheaper option of removing the eye chosen. 🙁 

Chico has Carpal Valgus of his left front leg.  This is a developmental deformity of the carpus joint that causes the front foot to point outward, or deviate away from the body.  Whilst Chico’s leg/wrist is certainly bendy it does not cause him pain/discomfort, lameness or any mobility issues at all.  He needs to remain a good weight and possibly in the future could benefit from joint supplements. 

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

Chico has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  He has learnt to have self control and to be a well adjusted puggy boy.


MARSHALL

To enquire about adopting Marshall 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: #982000362045768
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 15/02/2015

Are you are after a handsome black puggy boy with a cheeky grin?
Marshall says to pick him!
His pearly whites…. 
Are quite a delight…
And when Marshall strides about with his good looks he is a striking sight…

A cheeky boy…
Who loves his toys…
Playing fetch with a ball is great fun… 
Please throw it again for me foster mum…

Whilst blessed with good looks cheek…
Marshall’s skin issues over the past few years may make some weep… 
Marshall’s previous owner worked hard to clear a nasty skin issue called MRSP so that he could come into Pug Rescue care…..
Pug Rescue have been working on helping him overcome yeast infections and itchy dry flaky skin with meds and medicated baths and brushes to give him back his glistening hair….
We have now worked out that Marshall does best with 6 weekly skin/immune injections, a bath and brush weekly/fortnightly and know that he needs his face and underarms cleaned with baby wipes morning & night….
Which maintains Marshall’s skin and good looks perfectly right….
Marshall is a good boy with his beauty routine…
And thinks that all handsome lads should take some tips from him especially if they are on the dating scene…  

Is that my lead and harness Marshall asks?
Marshall loves getting out and about and strides along very fast….
Marshall is not sure if he should always stay a bachelor and has been working hard with sharing and socialising in his Pug Rescue foster home…
Right now he’s leaning towards staying a single puggy man in a home of his own…
And going out on socialisation, play and walking dates…
As he still likes the idea of having puggy mates…

Marshall hopes there is a home out there… 
That loves sprinkles of black puggy hair…

Marshall is toilet trained, will sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat, is crate trained and also very happy to sleep on a doggy bed, walks nicely on a lead and harness. 

Marshall’s furever home wishes:

♥ Marshall  is  most likely best as a single pug as he can be bossy in high excitement/drive times and doesn’t quite understand playing nicely as yet.  Saying that if we are going to place him with another dog it would be with a well socialised/non reactive/non dominant female pug of a similar age. (4 to 6 years)  Marshall will not be rehomed with another male pug or with another breed of dog.   Marshall is fine out and about socialising.   (Marshall has spent the past 5 years as a single pug and due to his ongoing skin issues he had limited interaction with other dogs.  He has come a long way in his foster home with his socialisation and co-living skills)
♥Marshall is seeking humans that can show him good leadership and set ground rules for him.  He is a typical larger male black pug who thinks he’s a king and whilst he’s a good boy and very receptive and responsive to positive leadership if he gets a chance he will try and see if he can be boss.
♥Marshall is not suitable to for home with young children.  He is seeking a home without children or with high school aged children.  Marshall is not suited to a home with will be having children in the future.
♥Marshall with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We are unsure if Marshall is suited to a home with cats or other small animals.
♥Marshall thrives on regular walks and outings.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Marshall of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Marshall is more suitable to homes with larger yards as he does have a typical male black pug big bark and a typical black pug big scream and vocal capabilities .

Medical notes

Marshall has controlled atopic dermatitis – Atopic dermatitis in dogs (allergic dermatitis, canine atopy) is a hypersensitivity or over-reaction to a variety of commonplace and otherwise harmless substances in the environment.   Marshall in his previous life had MRSP which was treated and resolved by a skin specialist. Pug Rescue have worked hard and we have now  been able to keep Marshall’s skin happy/comfortable/stable with a twice daily cleaning of his nose roll and his front legs/underarms, fortnightly brush and bath and 6 weekly Cytopoint injections at his vet.  This easy and straightforward healthy skin regime will have to be maintained by Marshall’s new home for the rest of his life.

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

Marshall has undergone behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  


CHARLES (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Charles 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: #956000004060544
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 18/06/2015

Charles is one of the handsomest puggy boys to be found…
He has beautiful manners, sits immediately when asked and loves to potter around…
His head tilts with his cute little high set ears on alert listening to what you say…
Ohh is it time for walkies today?

Charles is overjoyed that Pug Rescue have spent $3,500+ to dramatically changed his life for the better… 
Including desexing at Knox Vet and most importantly by fixing his breathing and luxating patella…
With specialist airway & luxating patella surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals with new friend Dr Charles doing his surgery…
Prior to surgery Charles’s wobbly knee cap would make him skip and his breathing was horrendously loud, distressing and it honestly sounded like he should be rushed to emergency….
He was one of the worst cases of airway obstruction we’ve had come through Pug Rescue care…
And to know he lived outside struggling to breath everyday before coming to us is so unfair…
Now many weeks post op Charles can go for walkies and not make much sound…
And he no longer hops with his feet always touching the ground…
He says thank you to everyone involved in turning his life around…

Charles’s horrendous breathing before surgery: www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158035711468338?vh=e&d=n&sfns=mo
Charles’s airway surgery being performed by Dr Charles: www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158056044383338?d=n&sfns=mo
Charles’s amazing breathing post airway surgery: www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158326162543338/?vh=e&d=n

Once unsure about being inside Charles has now got the knack…
Of going in and out the back door and jumping on the couch for a nap….
A game with a soft toy…
And a wrestle with a puggy friend makes Charles a happy boy…
Getting out and about for exercise and socialising is something Charles enjoys as well…
He trots along very nicely which for us humans holding the lead is swell…

Now ready to find his furever family to love and adore him…
Charles garauantees that everyday he will make his new humans grin… 

Charles is toilet trained, walks really well on lead and harness and is also crate trained.

Charles’s furever home wishes:

♥ Charles would love an active family that can provide him with great leadership.
♥ Charles is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 3 to 5 years).  Charles will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another male pug or with another breed of dog.   Please don’t ask for him to be. 🙂  
♥ Charles has learnt to live inside a family home whilst in Pug Rescue care.  He seeks instructions and praise from his humans and thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Charles  is suitable for children 8+years who are dog savvy.  He is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up.  Charles is seeking a home that will not have children or who have completed their human family and have  primary school aged or high school aged children.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Charles absolutely must have daily walks of at least 20 minute.
♥ Access to air conditioning and the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Charles is most suited to a suburban block but may be suited to townhouses/units depending on location.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $3,500+ of on vet work for Charles whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist luxating patella surgery and airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, laryngeal saccules removed) desexing and  vet check at Knox Vet.

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

Charles has undergone behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care as well as rehab after his surgeries.  He has learnt  how to play and socialise with other pugs as well as be handled and also how to live inside a family home. 


KODA (no more enquiries for now please)

To enquire about adopting Koda 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: #956000003011754
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 13/11/2012

Who’s got a toy?
For Koda who is the goodest boy…
If there is soft toys to be found….
This little guy will pick one out and shake it around…
Carrying it in his mouth showing off to everyone…
It’s really lovely to see him having so much fun….

His past life was not great…
And he arrived in into Pug Rescue care in a pretty terrible state…
Undesexed, rotten teeth, patches of missing hair, horribly itchie skin that made him bite himself and spin…
Desexing and a major dental at Knox Vet done it has taken many months to fix his skin…
Treatment for mites, medicated shampoo’s cortisones, antibiotics, allergy tablets and injections to name a few things we’ve done….
And finally we have overcome….
The horrible state his skin was in…
And now it’s soft and his hair is glistening…
Melbourne Eye Vet have been consulted for his pigmentary ketatitis…. 
Daily eye drops have seen his pigment reduce and his eyes shine with much more brightness….

Koda loves to have a sunbake….
And he is enjoys walkies and does an excellent job at going straight…
He adores the companionship of female pugs and will play and snuggle up to his foster sisters…
Resting his head on them with his little grey whiskers…
He will sit when you ask him to…
And is a very good boy who will generally do everything you ask him to do…
He loves a cuddle on the couch and an ear scratch and belly rub….
Koda is such a great little pug….

So if have a place in your heart and home and of course some soft toys…
For this little black puggy boy…
He promises you…
Unconditional love if you make his furever home wishes come true…

Koda is toilet trained, walks really well on lead and harness and is also crate trained or quite happy to go and sleep on a doggy bed when asked to do so.

Koda’s furever home wishes:

♥ Koda thrives with great leadership.
♥ Koda is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 6 to 8 years).  Perhaps one that is not as obsessed with toys as he is 🙂  Koda will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another male pug or with another breed of dog.   Please don’t ask for him to be. 🙂  
♥  He seeks instructions and praise from his humans and thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Koda  is suitable for children 6+years who are dog savvy.  Koda is seeking a home that  have completed their human family.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Koda would absolutely love to have daily walks of at least 15 minute.
♥ Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Koda rarely barks and would be fine in a townhouse/unit as long as he has access to a yard to toilet in and catch some fresh air and sunshine.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,800+ of on vet work for Koda whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing vet checks, desexing, vaccination and a major dental as well as treatment for horrendously itchie skin and possible mites which has now ben resolved at Knox Vet.  And appointments and eye drops from Melbourne Eye Vet

Koda has some pigmentary keratitis on his eyes and requires twice daily eye drops from Melbourne Eye Vet.  In the future he will most likely be able to reduce the frequency of these eye drops.

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

Koda has undergone behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care. 


MIA (No more enquiries for now please)

To enquire about adopting Mia 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 Pug
Microchip Number: #941000014405092
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 06/03/2013

Mia is a petite puggy girl…
With a perfect little tail curl…
Such beautiful wrinkles on her face….
She is very happy that Pug Rescue have turned her life around from a disaster to ace…

A game of wrestling with her puggy friends and a shake of a fluffy toy…
Mia’s face lights up with cheeky joy…
A definite princess pug…
She loves to sit on laps and get cuddles and hugs…

Drives in the car are best done from the passenger seat…
Mia likes going through drive through’s as it means she can score a chip or two to eat…..
Princess of her foster yard and house…..
She now thinks that the luxuries of living inside are grouse…

When Mia entered into Pug Rescue care…
She was hyped up, blind, terribly obese, had rotting teeth and terrible straw broom like hair….
Her blinded eyes were sore and gunky with thick brown pigmentary keratitis covering 90% of her right eye and 75% of her left eye which made us sad…
Daily Tacrolimus & Maxidex eyedrops from Melbourne EyeVet have reduced and thinned the pigment to approx 60% on her right eye and 40% on her left improving her vision which has made us so glad….   Mia’s eyes before & after: https://www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158273663043338/?d=n
Oh and as for that extra weight…
Mia has now lost 3kg+ and feels great…
And her once horrible straw like hair after many months of a good diet, lots of brushes and baths and living indoors has now become soft and smooth…..

Her major dental at Knox Vet needed two vets and took quite a while…
To remove 28+ rotted teeth from her mouth leaving her with a 7 toothy smile…
Mia’s nostrils were also widened so that more air can get through…
And now after months of rehab and care it’s time for Mia’s furever home dreams to come true….

A furever home to fit a princess Mia seeks for herself…
One that can continue to keep her in her now great health…
Yummy food, a brother pug, lots of outings, plenty of hugs, a soft bed and toy….
Mia thinks those things are not to much to ask for and promises to reply her forever family with lots of joy….

Mia is toilet trained, will sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat, is crate trained and also very happy to sleep on a doggy bed, walks nicely on a lead and harness and loves car rides on the front seat. 

Mia’s furever home wishes:

♥ Mia is seeking a smaller sized desexed male pug (pug like x) companion and play friend of a similar age to herself (between 7 to 9 years)  Mia 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.  
♥ Mia is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her as she is very cheeky.  She is very receptive to positive directions and looks for guidance from her humans.
♥ Mia would be fine with calm younger children.  
♥ Mia with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥ Mia may be fine with dog savvy cats.
♥ Mia would love daily 15+ minute walks and regular outings.
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Mia of course requires air-condition.
♥ Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Mia may be suitable for homes/units with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

♥ Mia must never be allowed to become over weight again. 

Mia’s new family must continue with her daily eye drops.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,800+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $2,400+) for Mia whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing  vet checks, hip xrays,  major dental, vaccination & Eye specialist treatment.

Mia has had her eye sight restored whilst in Pug Rescue care.  When she arrived her eyes were dry, sore and covered in green discharge.   Thick brown pigmentary keratitis covering 90% of her right eye and 75% of her left eye rendering her almost blind.  Daily eye drops have reduced and thinned the pigment to approx 60% on her right eye and 40% giving her back vision.  Continued usage of her daily eye drops will mean Mia’s vision will continue to improve.  www.melbourneeyevet.com.au

Mia has undergone a major dental at  Knox Vet with 28+ rotted teeth removed from her mouth leaving her with a 7 toothy smile.  Mia can still eat a raw food diet with things like chicken necks chopped into small pieces.

Mia has had her hips & spine xrayed as she has a slightly unnormal gait.  Nothing of concern could be seen on the xrays.

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

Mia has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control, how to sit and wait, how not to tantrum and bark and how to play and socialise with other pugs.

Mia has lost 3kg+ of weight and gained fitness whilst in Pug Rescue care.  

Mia’s hair has gone from horrible and dry and brittle like an old straw broom to soft and silky whilst she has been in Pug Rescue care.


 

 
 
  • ♦ 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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