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

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



 

 

SUZIE Q

To enquire about adopting Suzie Q 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 Black Desexed Pug 
Microchip Number: #956000005906937
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 06/08/2015

Suzie Q likes to sing….
She wonders if  the woo woo woo puggy song is the next big thing… 
Little velvet black ears and a curly black tail that waggles with glee…
Suzie Q says please pay attention to me…

Suzie Q has come a very long way with improving behavioural issues left from her sad past…
Working very hard on them everyday whilst in her Pug Rescue foster home the past few months have done fast….
She is still a bit skittish and whilst she has toned it down she will still scream when she doesn’t want to be alone…
But she has nearly learnt not run and scamper and scare…
And that coming to humans when called is good instead of darting back and forth everywhere….
And she has also learnt to sit when asked and also wait…
Which we think is great….

Airway surgery including widening of her nostrils and soft palate resection as well as a dental and a vaccination at Knox Vet Clinic done…   
Means her teeth are sparkling, breath is fresh and after surgery rehab in her foster home including crate resting and hand feeding she has now recovered and doesn’t gasp for air when she runs…
Lots of baths and brushes too… 
As when a girl is making a fresh start on life they always need a new hairdo… 

Video of Suzie Q being hand fed soft food whilst recovering from her airway surgery: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=586356738692735

Suzie Q…
Enjoys playing with a soft toy or two…
And loves deer antlers to chew…
Suzie Q has always lived with other pugs…
She adores the companionship of her foster pug siblings, learning so much from them whilst also enjoying having them to snuggle up to and hug…
So she can’t wait to find her very own furever puggy friend to spend her days…
To both cuddle up to and have a play…

A little girl with a big heart…
Suzie Q can’t wait to make a fresh start…

Suzie Q is toilet trained, she is learning to love walks and does best with a confident doggy friend walking with her, she is either happy sleeping on a doggy bed with another pug/dog or crated with another pug/dog.

Suzie Q’s furever home wishes:

♥ Suzie Q would love a family that can continue with showing her the big wide world and show her positive leadership. 
♥Suzie Q is a small girl of approx 6kg so would prefer a male pug companion that is not too large.  Please don’t apply for Suzie Q if your existing pug/s are overweight.
♥ Suzie Q is seeking a confident desexed male pug/pug x as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 4 to 7 years). 
♥ Suzie Q will not be rehomed as a single pug – she must have a suitable male pug as a companion.
♥ Suzie Q will not be rehomed with another female dog or with another breed of dog that is much larger and very different looking to herself.   Please, please, please don’t ask for her to be. 🙂  
♥ Suzie Q has worked very hard on behavioural training in Pug Rescue care.  Including trusting people, coming to people, sit and stay.  She has also worked very hard on her manic behaviour and separation anxiety.  She thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Suzie Q may be suitable for children 6+ who are dog savvy.  She however is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up or a home where gates and doors could be left open.  Suzie Q is also not suitable for a home where anyone is unsteady on their feet and also unable to pick her up.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where she would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Suzie Q would love a daily walk of at least 30 minutes.
♥ Access to the inside of her house 24/7 via a doggy door and an indoor bed.
♥ Suzie Q must have secure fencing of colourbond, timber or brick including no gaps under fences/gates.
♥ Suzie Q may be ok in a home with dog savvy cats.
♥ Suzie Q is best suited to a larger house block as if she chooses to scream and tantrum she is very loud.
♥Suzie Q requires air conditioning.

Medical notes

Suzie Q  has undergone airway surgery including soft pallet resection and nostrils widened, a dental and vaccination at Knox Vet.

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

Suzie Q has undergone extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  


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 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 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!


GRUMBLES

To enquire about adopting Grumbles 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: #956000004402471
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 25/12/2015

Eyes that will melt your heart….
Miss Grumbles is ever so smart…..
Cheeky at times…
With a dash of calmness combined…
Makes this puggy girl divine…
She is ever so attentive to her humans requests…
But she must confess…
She does love joining in with what they are doing or sitting next to them the best….

Arriving into Pug Rescue’s care carrying 2kg of excess weight, undesexed, struggling to breath and in need of a dental….
Her barking, manic, dominant and jumping behaviours left much to be desired and would have driven a normal person mental…
First step was a major dental and desexing at Knox Vet Clinic as well as the start of her behavioural rehab….
Along with losing the 2kg in excessive flab….
Next was specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws to end her huffing and puffing and gasping for air…
A folded palatoplasty to shorten her long soft palate, a tonsillectomy to remove her tonsils and widened her stenotic nares (nostrils) was done…
Two weeks of healing with strict crating and handfeeding soft food and medication by foster mum…
Now Miss Grumble’s breathing is great and she doesn’t gasp for air when she’s excited or going for a run….
After $3.5k in vet work to change her life Miss Grumble’s says thanks everyone….

Miss Grumbles likes to jump on the couch and grin cheekily…
A soft toy to play with fills her with glee….
She also adores a wrestle and game of chasey…
With a puggy boy….
And cuddling up next to human and puggy friends fills her with joy…
Walks are heaps of fun….
Miss Grumbles even likes going for a run….
Rides in the car are very exciting and some singing must be done…..
Ok Grumbles calm down and enjoy the ride says foster mum…

Behavioural training including learning self control, not to bark when humans are not in sight…
Not to jump, socialisation skills, how to sit and stay and wrong actions from right…
Have helped Miss Grumbles heaps turning her into a delight…
To have around the house and home….
And now she is finally able to seek a forever family of her very own….

Miss Grumbles is toilet trained, is crate trained and is a fantastic walker on lead & harness.

 

Grumbles’s furever home wishes:

♥ Grumbles is a larger statured female pug. More the size of a fit and healthy male pug.
♥ Grumbles would love an active family that can provide her with great leadership.
♥ Grumbles is seeking a desexed male pug of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 3 to 6 years).  Grumbles will not be rehomed as a single pug, with a much older pug, with another female pug or with another breed of dog.   Please, please, please don’t ask for her to be. 🙂  
♥ Grumbles has worked very hard on her self control and not jumping up whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Grumbles may be suitable for children 10+ who are dog savvy.  She however is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up or a home that will have young children in the future.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where she would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Grumbles would love a daily walk of at least 20 minutes.
♥ Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ We don’t think Grumbles would suit a home with cats.
♥ Grumbles is suited to a home with a yard and is not suitable for a unit/apartment.
♥Grumbles requires air conditioning.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $3,500+ of on vet work (normal public would have payed $4,500+) for Grumbles whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed), vet checks & rechecks,  desexing, vaccination and dental at Knox Vet.

Grumbles has lost 2kg in Pug Rescue’s care.  It would be devastating to us if she was ever overfed and regained that weight again.

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

Grumbles has undergone extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control, not jump up and not to be dominant.


GUS (No more enquiries)

To enquire about adopting Gus 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 X 
Microchip Number: #900164000167188
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 06/12/2013
8kg

Gus is seriously as sweet as can be…..
And he loves cuddling up and sitting on your knee…
Such a playful happy chap…
He will play fetch with a ball and bring it back…
Tummy scratches and ear rubs….
This beautiful boy has so much love…
 
Gus loves chew toys and soft toys as well…
He also enjoys a game of chasey and a wrestle with other puggies which is swell….
Gus is a real gentleman…
And will sit when asked and only eat or go when he’s told he can…
Walkies are great…
He trots along at a perfect rate…
Gus loves cuddles with a puggy friend….
And can be always found in bed at the end of the day with his foster puggy girlfriend….
 
A dental to remove tartar and a few yucky teeth , vaccination and full bloods done at Knox Vet….
As well as his health check…
He’s also gained a little weight…
Which for him is actually great….
A trip to eye spcalists Melbourne Eye Vet for eye drops for the pigmentary keratitis on his eyes…
The drops will hopefully slowly clear the brown scar tissue and let him see more of the blue sky….
 
Such a lovely attentive boy…
Gus can’t wait to find a furever family to share his puggy joy….

 

Gus 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, he is a great walker and fine in the car. 

Gus’s furever home wishes:

♥ Gus would adore a non reactive well socalised desexed healthy pug/pug x female of a similar age as a companion (aged approx 6 to 8 years).  He has previously lived with a female pug and enjoys playing, wrestling and the companionship.   He is not suitable as a single dog or with other breeds.  
♥Gus is great and very gentle with young kids but would suit a home with high school aged children better.  
♥Gus with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We are unsure of how Gus is with cats.
♥Gus loves regular walks and outings and is a great walker.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Gus of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Gus may be ok in a townhouse with a decent sized yard.
♥Gus can be a little timid/unsure at times but soon warms up.

Medical notes

Gus has undergone full blood test and undergone a dental at Knox Vet. 

Gus has a small amount of pigemntary keratitis on his eye corneas.  He requires daily Maxidex and Tacrolimus eye drops to remove this and restore his vision. 

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

Gus has learnt not to jump whilst 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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