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…



DOUEY (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting  Douey 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
Microchip Number: 978101081511786
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 17/04/2015
11.5kg (ideal weight – Douey is skinny & a large male statured pug)

Woo woo woo…
Douey says thank you to Pug Rescue…
For spending $6,000+ in vet work and so much time and effort on me…
Ensuring that I can breath and I can see…
Might as well just call me Mr Plastic surgery….
Now with three specialists surgeries done…
It’s time for Douey to find a furever day and mum…
 
Douey is a big beautiful boof…
Who can also be a sook…
But he has taken his months of rehab in his stride…
Always waggling his tail and woo woo wooing with pride…
 
During Douey’s time in Pug Rescue foster care he has undergone specialist eye graft surgery on an deep ulcer that was not healing and was going to perforate…..
Dr Anu and the Melbourne EyeVet team took some pink tissue (conjunctiva) from the corner of Doueys eye and grafted it across his cornea and the ulcer preventing the eye from perforation which is great….
He was also desexed during that first surgery which has helped settle him down….
Next was specialist airway surgery performed at Knox Vet Clinic by specialist surgeon Dr Ricky of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia who has given Douey the best nosejob around town….
Dr Ricky performed a folded palatoplasty to shorten and thin the soft palate and removed tonsils and widened Douey’s nostrils so that Douey no longer struggles to breath and no longer snores the house down…
Last surgery was Dr Chloe at Melbourne EyeVet who performed medial canthal closure time to make Douey’s eyelids/eye openings smaller and protect his very poppy eyes….
As Douey had already had two bad injuries to them which is of no surprise…
 
Douey has learnt to play and socalise with puggy friends which is great…
He enjoys wrestling and chasey as well as tug of war with a mate….
When his lead and harness appear…
Douey does the big woo woo cheer…
He loves walkies and now trots along at a good pace…
He thinks getting out and about is ace…
He will sit and wait for food and go to bed when asked to…
Sunbaking is another thing he will do…
He likes watching tv…
Whilst resting his head on a humans knee… 
Douey says pick me, pick me, pick me!
 
Douey is toilet trained, love walks, is fine in the car, is either happy sleeping on a doggy bed with another pug/dog or crated with another pug. 

Douey’s furever home wishes:

♥ Douey would love an active family that can provide him with great leadership.
♥ Douey is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 3 to 6 years).  Douey 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. 🙂
♥ Douey 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.
♥ Douey is suitable for children 8+years 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.
♥ Douey  loves daily walks of at least 30+ minute.
♥ Access to air conditioning and the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Douey is most suited to a suburban block but may be suited to townhouses with larger yards.  He is not suitable in units or apartments.
♥ Douey  must have secure fencing of colourbond, timber or brick including no gaps under fences/gates.
♥ Douey is not suited to a home with cats.
♥ Douey must never become overweight.  
♥ Doeuy must continue with his eye drops and check up with his eye specialist.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $6,000+ of on vet work for Douey whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist corneal graft and specialist medial canthral closure surgery at Melbourne Eye Vet,  specialist airway surgery with Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed) ,  desexing and vaccination.   

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

Douey 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, about suburban life as well how to be handled and also how to live inside a family home.

 


 

 

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 (No more enquiries please)

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.

 

 


 
 
  • ♦ 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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