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

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.


DOM & CERISE (No more enquires please)

To enquire about adopting Dom & Cerise 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

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #978000001112617
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 29/09/2006

Female Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #95600000620530
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 31/12/2005

Dom & Cerise are a sight to behold….
At the grand ages of nearly 13 and 14 years old…
This senior pair….
May have grey hair…
But they are both still quick on their feet…
And oh ever so sweet….

They both love cuddles and pats…
And adore being hugged and snuggled like teddy bears on your lap…
Where one is the other soon will be…
As they have lived together for many years harmoniously….

Cerise is a Grand Campion show girl and despite some arthritis still has a perfect stride…
Dom was also part of the show scene and you can see that having Cerise by his side….
Makes face light up with pride…
Their home for the past few years was full of love…
But sadly their human mum recently joined the angels above…

In Pug Rescue care they have each visited Knox Vet and undergone a course of arthritis injections…
And they have visited the eye specialist Melbourne Eye Vet for their entropion, dry eye and pigmentary keratitis inspection….
To keep their eyes comfortable and maybe restore some vision the eye specialist placed them onto daily Tacrolimus eye drops…
Which has already helped their eyes comfort level lots…

They both love to go for a stroll and potter about the park…
And Cerise is the only one who will give a little bark..
When she knows there is food about…
Don’t forget me she puggy woo woo softly shouts..
Dom still plays with soft toys and likes chew toys as well…
We’ve seen him have little games with the other pugs in his foster home which we think for a 13 year old is swell…

Soft beds to snuggle on they love…
They always sit and sleep in the same bed giving each other hugs…
They can’t wait to find their own forever home that they ensure they will fill with senior puggy joy…
As we at Pug Rescue have to say Cerise & Dom are a truly a lovely senior puggy girl and senior puggy boy….

Dom & Cerise are toilet trained, happy to snuggle and sleep on a soft comfy bed and love their lead & harnesses.

Dom & Cerise’s furever home wishes:

♥ Dom & Cerise may be ok living with other pugs/small breed dogs but we would suggest they were 8+ year old’s and if there was another male that male is submissive and not a  late desex.  They are not suited to homes with larger breed dogs. 🙂  
♥ Dom & Cerise are seeking a furever home together.  Please don’t ask for them to be seperated.  
♥ Dom & Cerise are suitable for primary school aged children who are dog savvy.    
♥Not suitable for homes where they would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Dom & Cerise would love a daily walk/outing of at least 10 minutes down at a park or they would adore trips to cafes.
♥Access to the inside of their house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Dom & Cerise are fine with a few small steps but we would suggest that their new home does not have any big steps or landings they could fall off.
♥Dom & Cerise may be suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc but must have easy access (limited steps) to a grassed yard where they can toilet and catch some sunshine and fresh air.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,000+ of on vet work for Dom & Cerise whilst they have been in care.  Including vet checks, arthritis injections, eye specialist visits and eye drops. 

Dom & Cerise have pigmentary keratitis on their eye and dry eye.  During their time in Pug Rescue their dry eye has improved due to daily eye drops.  Dom & Cerises’s forever family will need to continue with their daily  Tacrolimus eye drops to continue keep their eyes comfrtable. www.melbourneeyevet.com.au

Dom & Cerise have undergone a course of arthritis injections.  They both have some arthritis and Dom has some hind leg weakness but they are still very active and walk well.  They are both fully continent.

Dom & Cerise are desexed, have a long C5 vaccination history, microchipped, up to date with worm & flea prevention.


PENNY

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: #98200019065062
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 05/01/2013

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, 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 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.


TRIXIE (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Trixie 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 Black Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #900032002970947
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 16/02/2016

 

Trixie is the sweetest 3 year old black puggy girl….
And even after all she has been through her little tail still waggles and curls…
With hope in her eyes and a spring in her step…
She is always asking what excitement is next….

Trixie adores to wrestle and do chasey with her puggy foster brothers everyday…
Pug skuttles and high paced sprints along with rolling everywhere is how Trixie loves to play…
Soft toys she adores…
To play tug of wars…

Trixie arrived into Pug Rescue care not in a good way….
She is awfully glad that Pug Rescue actually care for pugs as even though she was clearly a total mess her old surrendering humans said nothing is wrong with her in any way…
As we loaded Trixie into our Pug Rescue volunteers car we knew she had been up for sale several times in the past year was morbidly obese, had absolutely horrendous breathing, was on heat, was most likely pregnant, had a mouth full of stinking rotting teeth, was intensely itching due to mites, “thanks for surrendering we will look after her is all we could say”…

It’s now been just over 3 months of Pug Rescue trying to right what others did wrong to this little pug girl…
Pregnancy test, unwanted mating injections (we had were unsure what breed had mated with Trixie and Trixie would have died from carrying a litter), 3.5kg in weight loss, mite treatment, specialist airway surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals , major dental at Knox Vet with 30 rotted teeth removed by a tag team of two vets, desexing and after all of still Trixie’s little tail still curls…
We are very sorry to the teams at Knox Vet and SouthPaws that have had to witness the neglect Trixie has suffered from in her short life…
But we know that if Trixie hadn’t come into Pug Rescue care we know she would have been in strife…

$4k+ has now been spent on vet bills by Pug Rescue helping Trixie and to right what others did so wrong…
This little girl now needs a forever home where she can sing her “Woo Woo” puggy song…
Trixie now is a perfect weight and very fit…
And she has undergone behavioural training in her foster learning self control and how to wait and sit…
Her breathing is now amazing since her airway surgery was done…
And now that all of her 30 rotted teeth are gone, she has 6 sparkling teeth left, she has fresh breath to kiss everyone…
Gone is her itchie skin, dead hair and no more chances of puppies for her…
Trixie now looks like a supermodel with shiny black fur…

 

Trixie 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 walks nicely on a lead and harness and is fine in the car. 

Trixie’s furever home wishes:

♥  Trixie is seeking a fit and active male puggy companion of a similar age to herself (between 1 to 4 years)   Trixie 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. 🙂    
♥Trixie is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her.  She has worked extremely hard in her Pug Rescue foster home to learn self control and not to become over excited.
♥ Trixie is suitable for a home with primary school aged children and upwards. Trixie may be suitable for homes that will have young children in the future. 
♥Trixie with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥Trixie may be with cats or other small animals.
♥Trixie 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.
♥Trixie of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Trixie 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.  Trixie is not a barker.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $4,000+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $5,000+) for Trixie whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed),  vet checks & rechecks, desexing and major dental at Knox Vet,  mite and itchie skin treatment, vaccination.

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

Trixie has lost 3.5kg of weight whilst in Pug Rescue care.

Trixie has undergone hours of behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care including learning to have self control and how to play and socialise with other pugs.


  • ♦ 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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