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 $2,500+  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 at their ideal healthy weights with a new 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.

WHY WE RARELY PAIR OUR AVAILABLE PUGS/DOGS INTO COMES WITH EXISTING PUGS/DOGS OF THE SAME SEX: Same sex dog aggression/dominance 

SOME OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY PUGS ARE BEST WITH PUGS: Comparative morphometric study of the mimic facial muscles of brachycephalic and dolichocephalic dogs

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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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HUNTER (Applications Closed) 

To enquire about adopting Hunter 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 Brindle Desexed Pug X Pomeranian 
Microchip Number: #956000008921236
DOB:  27/11/2012
5kg 
RE108835
Little Pug x Pomeranian Gentleman seeking his lady….
Hunter says that despite his hair being a little fluffy and crazy….
He is generally a laid back lad and has to admit that he kind of likes being treated like a fur baby….
 
Shake, shake, shake…..
Hunter thinks fluffy soft toys are rather great……
Chew, chew, chew……
Nylabones are great too….
 
Hunter isn’t that impressed with other boy doggies and either ignores them or becomes a tough little man…..
As you have to be sassy when you are just 5kg…
But girl doggies he absolutely adores… 
Sniffing, kissing, wrestling and tapping with his tiny paws….
 
Out walking Hunter struts and in the car he grins……
As getting to go on adventures is very exciting…..
He thrives with routine….
And understands what sit, wait, out, in and go to bed mean….
 
Ending up at a pound/shelter not in a good way……
Thanks to Pug Rescue for helping me his little face seems to say….
Recently desexed and a major dental complete….
Hip and hind leg xrays, blood tests, tear duct flush, antibiotics for kennel cough and his extremely stenotic nares (nostrils) now widened he can now breath through his nose which he thanks Dr Laura at Knox Vet for heaps…
 
Hunter says he is a perfect size to scoop up to sit on your lap……
And cuddles make him a happy chap…..
He hopes there are some little doggy ladies searching for a little man like him….
With a lovely furever home that will be welcoming…
 
 
Hunter is a very little boy.
Hunter is crate trained and will happily sleep on a soft doggy bed with another dog or in a crate with another dog.
Hunter is now toilet trained.
Hunter is fine at walking on a lead and harness.
Hunter will sit and wait and sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat.
 

Hunter’s furever home wishes:

♥ Hunter will not be rehomed as a single dog.  He has always had a female doggy companion.   He must have a home with a desexed, well trained and very well socialised outgoing but non reactive healthy fit female small pomerainian like dog aged between approx 7 to 10 years old.  He is not suited to being an only dog and not suited to being placed with another male dog nor with another breed of dog that is very different to himself or much larger then himself.  
♥Hunter is seeking humans that can love him and provide him with regular baths, face wipes and brushes.
♥Hunter may be suitable for dog friendly/respectful children but we would recommend that he’s not suitable for homes that will have future young children.   
♥Hunter requires secure brick, timber or colourbond fencing.
♥We are unsure of how Hunter would be with cats.
♥Hunter requires regular walks and outings.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Hunter would be fine in a home with a smaller yard or courtyard.

Medical notes:

Hunter has undergone widening of his nares (nostrils), tear duct flush and hip & knee xrays at Knox Vet Clinic.

Hunter has undergone desexing & a major dental.

Hunter has undergone full bloods and antibiotic treatment for kennel cough.

Hunter is desexed, C5 vaccinated, is microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Hunter has very mild hind leg arthritis.


LOCHIE 

To enquire about adopting Lochie 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 Black Desexed Pug (possibly crossed)
Microchip Number: #99100300729835
DOB: 14/06/2020
9.7kg 
RE108835
Lochie is a young strapping one year old pug lad who’s looking for fun….
And yes he can’t help but stick out his tongue….
In Pug Rescue foster care he has lost over 3kg which of course has done wonders for his general health, waist line and ability to breath, wrestle and run….
He can shake hands, sit, wait, drop and turn around so yes he’s also smart one….
 
Wrestle, run and play…….
Is what Lochie loves doing all day……
Soft toys to toss in the air and play tug of war with or a chew toy to chew…..
Lochie is always looking for something fun to do….
And like any young fit lad he absolutely adores going for walkies too……
 
Lochie arrived to Pug Rescue care with rude manners including being rude and bulling other dogs, jumping up on people, nipping, mouthing, screaming when handled having no bite inhibition and many more…..
These are all typical behaviours of dogs that have lacked correct critical puppy development period care and then lacked correct socalisation and handling resulting in behaviour which is undesirable, annoying and poor…
During Lochie’s time in Pug Rescue care he has not only lost over 3kg in weight and been treated for ear infections he has also been taught that mouthing and nipping is not appropriate, that jumping up is not appropriate, how to calmly have his face and ears inspected and cleaned and that being a stand over man with other dogs is not a good thing to do… 
He’s learnt to share too….
 
A scratch and a pat…….
Even though Lochie is a bigger boy he still likes to snuggle on your lap…..
He thrives with routine….
And understands what many words and instructions mean….
A typical young boy who pretends he is tough but underneath he’s extremely loyal and a big sook….
Who makes everyone smile with his derpy look……
 
Pug Rescue have helped Lochie come a long way….
But now it’s time for him to find a furever home with humans that can continue showing him the way……
And a puggy girlfriend or sister that can keep him in line and also wrestle, run and play……
 
Lochie is a tall large statured boy.
Lochie is crate trained and will happily sleep on a soft doggy bed with another pug or in a crate with another pug.
Lochie is toilet trained.
Lochie now walks well on a lead, martingale collar and harness and although he can be a bit excitable at the start of walks he does calm.  He is not reactive just pulls.
Lochie will sit and wait and sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat.
Lochie will shake hands, point, sit, wait and drop. 

 

Lochie’s furever home wishes:

♥ Lochie will not be rehomed as a single pug he has thrived in foster care due to having pug companions to not only play with but also teach him manners.  He must have a home with a desexed, well trained and very well socialised outgoing but non reactive healthy desexed fit female pug or pug like x aged between approx 1 to 3 years old.  He is not suited to being an only pug and not suited to being placed with another male pug nor with another breed of dog.  
♥Lochie is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug/dog, as a single pug or with another breed of dog.
♥Lochie is seeking humans that can continue show him good leadership and set boundaries for him.  Lochie’s humans need to demonstrate they can calmly clean Lochie’s face, ears, eyes etc as this is something we have taught him whilst in care.  Lochie is quite a strong boy and if his humans allow him to struggle he will revert to his past life behaviours.
♥Lochie is not suitable for a home with young children nor for a home that will have future young children.  He may be suitable for a home with older teenage/adult children 
♥Lochie with all of our pugs requires secure brick, timber or colourbond fencing.
♥Lochie is not suited to a home with cats.
♥Lochie 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.
♥Lochie absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Lochie would be best suited to family homes with larger yards.  He’s not suited to apartments, units, townhouses etc.  He’s also not suited to inner city life.

Medical notes:

Lochie has lost 3.2kg whilst in Pug Rescue foster care.  He was 12.9kg and now is 9.7kg.

Lochie has been successfully treated for ear infections by Knox Vet Clinic.

Lochie desexed, C5 vaccinated, is microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Lochie has a slightly longer jaw on one side and a long tongue which sticks out.  This does not cause him issues.

Lochie has mild carpal valgus which causes his front legs/wrists to have a bend. This doe snot cause him issues.

Lochie has undergone extensive behavioural training whilst in care including learning how to be handled and how to play and socalise. 

 

OCCY 

To enquire about adopting Occy 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 Pedigree Pug
Microchip Number: #900079000517300
DOB: 03/12/2018
9kg approx
RE108835
 

Occy here to report I’m a good puggy boy…
Ready to fill my furever home with lots of puggy joy….
I love getting cuddles and pats from everyone….
And think that everyday should be filled with lots of fun…..

I know how to sit, stay and wait…
Which is apparently is great and I have now learnt how to have my face and ears cleaned calmly without working myself up into a silly state….
I missed out on a fair bit of socalisation of and play time in my first 2 and a bit years….
So I came to Pug Rescue not really understanding how to interact  properly with other dogs and being a bit reactive due to not understanding which manifested itself into a bit of fear…..
But Pug Rescue have been helping with teaching me how to interact nicely with other dogs and socalising me…..
And not only have I lost some weight I have learnt to share with my foster siblings and run and play wrestling and chasey yippy…

The best thing to occur during my time in Pug Rescue care…
Is being granted the wish to not struggle to breath air….
Just over 6 weeks ago at the age of 2 I couldn’t walk for more then 10 to 15 minutes without stopping and nearly collapsing which would cause quite a scare…
But now 6 weeks post specialist airway surgery and recovery I can now trot along for 40+ minutes enjoying the wind blowing through my hair….
At Knox Vet Clinic Specialist surgeon Dr Ricky of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia used his skills to correct someone else’s unsuccessful attempt at airway surgery on me that I underwent last November before coming into Pug Rescues care….
Dr Ricky was thankfully able to somehow improve and widen what was left of my nostrils and performed a folded flap palatoplasty to shorten and thin my blob of a soft palate and a tonsillectomy to remove my enlarged tonsils all of which have now allowed me to gain more air….
Two weeks of weeks of strict crate rest, hand feeding and meds I underwent….
Then a slow build up of daily puggy life and exercise has made me a very happy and fit puggy gent… 

 VIDEO OF OCCY BEFORE & AFTER AIRWAY SURGERY

In the evening I like watching tv…….
And resting my head on a humans knee……
I am sure there is a perfect active furever home with a puggy girl out there for me…..
One that understands I am young and can still be a bit cheeky….
But is ready to have their lives filled with Occy glee……

Occy is crate trained and will happily sleep on a soft doggy bed with another pug or in a crate with another pug. 

Occy is toilet trained and will hold on untill he has access to go outside.

Occy now walks well on a lead and harness and although he can be a bit excitable, reactive he can easily be distracted and redirected/reassured with treats .

Occy will sit and wait and sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat. 

Occy’s furever home wishes:

♥ Occy will not be rehomed as a single pug he has thrived in foster care due to having pug companions to not only play with but also teach him.  He must have a home with a desexed, well trained and very well socialised outgoing but non reactive healthy desexed fit female pug aged between approx 1 to 4 years old.  He is not suited to being an only pug and not suited to being placed with another male pug nor with another breed of dog.  
♥Occy is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug/dog, as a single pug or with another breed of dog.
♥Occy is seeking humans that can continue show him good leadership and set boundaries for him.  Occy’s humans need to demonstrate they can calmly clean Occy’s face, ears, eyes etc as this is something we have taught him whilst in care.  Occy is quite a strong boy and if his humans allow him to struggle he will revert to his past life behaviours.
♥Occy would suit and actually love a home with dog savy high school aged kids.  He is not suitable for a home with young children nor for a home that will have future young children. 
♥Occy with all of our pugs requires secure brick, timber or colourbond fencing that can not be seen through.
♥Occy is not suited to a home with cats.
♥Occy 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.
♥Occy absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Occy would be best suited to family homes with larger yards.  He’s not suited to apartments, units, townhouses etc.  He requires fencing that can not be seen through and is not right next to a footpath etc and we would advise the yard area he has access to does not have fence lines that have neighbors dogs as Occy will fence run.

Medical notes:

Occy has undergone specialist airway surgery at Knox Vet Clinic.  Dr Ricky Cashmore of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia performed a folded flap palatoplasty to shorten and thin Occy’s soft palate, widened Occy’s nares (nostrils) and a tonsillectomy to remove Occy’s enlarged tonsils.

Occy desexed, C5 vaccinated, has undergone dental work in the past year, is microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Occy has been successfully treated for ear infections at Knox Vet.

Occy has undergone extensive behavioural training whilst in care including learning how to be handled and how to play and socalise. 


PARKER

To enquire about adopting Parker 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 Pedigree Pug – 8kg 
Microchip Number: #900079000142331
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 10/02/2017 

Parker is my name……..
Do you like my handsome boofy head and puggy mane?…..
Pug Rescue says I used to be quite overweight……
But now after 3kg of weight loss (11kg down to 8kg) I just have lose skin left and I am feeling really great….

I’m a quite gentle type of guy….
But I have a cheeky glint in my eye…..
And I do love to have a play, run, wrestle and kill fluffy toys….
As well as go for walkies which bring me lots of joy….
On the couch I will hop…..
As I do love snuggling a lot….

I am a good boy for my daily eye drops….
As the eye specialists at Melbourne Eye Vet told me they help me lots…..
I did have ear infections but my foster mum along with the help of ear drops from Knox Vet Clinic cleared them up….
And now I am a healthy pup….
I quite like to sunbake…..
And sharing a cuddle with a puggy girl is absolutely great….

Foster mum says she doesn’t think she’s ever heard me bark and I am good boy….
Ok yes at dinner time I might prance around a bit with joy…..
But apart from that I am fairly chilled….
Even when my foster pug siblings are being dills….
I will sit and wait till I am told I can eat as well…
And I’m not a guts with my food which is apparently swell….

Parker says now that his life transformation is done….
He’s on the hunt for a new puggy sister and furever dad and mum…..

 

♦Parker is will happily sleep on a soft doggy bed with another pug or in a crate with another pug. 

♦Parker is toilet trained.

♦Parker walks well on a lead and harness and is great in the car.

♦Parker will sit and wait and sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat. 

Parker’s furever home wishes:

♥ Parker must have a desexed, well trained and well socialised outgoing but non reactive healthy desexed fit female pug aged between approx 3 to 5 years old in his furever home.  He has always lived with another pug and enjoys the companionship.  He is not suitable as an only pug and not suited to being placed with another male pug nor with another breed of dog.  
♥Parker is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug/dog, as a single pug or with another larger breed of dog.
♥Parker is seeking humans that can continue show him good leadership and kindness.  Parker’s humans need to demonstrate they can calmly clean his face, ears, eyes etc.  
♥Parker was previously very stressed in a home with young noisy children so he is not suitable to be placed back into a home with young children now into a home with will be having young children during his lifetime.   Parker would be fine in a home with kids 10+.  
♥Parker requires secure timber, brick or colourbond fencing.
♥Parker may ok with cats.
♥Parker requires regular walks.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Parker absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Parker may be ok in a smaller home with a yard he can access to toilet, sunbake and grab some fresh air.

Medical notes:

Parker is desexed, C5 vaccinated, vet checked at Knox Vet, microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Parker has lost 3kg of weight and bucket load of hair have been brushed and bathed off him.

Parker has been successfully treated for ear infections.

Parker has previously undergone airway surgery (folded palatoplasty to trim and reduce the thickness of his soft palate, widening of his nares/nostrils, tonsillectomy and laryngeal saccuel resection) 

Parker has very mild pigmentary keratitis on his corneas.  He requires twice daily Tacrolimus eye drops and rechecks with Melbourne Eye Vet.


 

HONEY

To enquire about adopting Honey 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 Apricot Desexed Pug X – 8.4 kg 
Microchip Number: #900032000352747
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 16/03/2012 

Honey is a smart puggy x girl……..
Who knows how to sit, drop, wait, use a doggy door all whilst waggling her tail curl…..
Sweet and pretty as can be……
Honey says yes that perfectly describes me!….

Arriving in Pug Rescue care from a pound/shelter and in need of a fresh start…
Honey says she has a big lovable heart…..
Losing 3kg+ in weight….
Honey was 11.5kg and now is 8.4kg and feeling and breathing great….
A major dental to remove many of her rotten teeth has been completed at Knox Vet, blood works, hip and hind leg xrays as well as the removal of a fatty lump and skin tag…..
Honey’s past life included being a breeder so she has also undergone confidence boosting and socalisation behavioural rehab….

Walkies and socalising are lots of fun….
So is sitting on the couch watching tv with foster dad and mum…..
Playing chasey and a bit of wrestling with boy doggies is a blast….
Honey says she will have a play with toys and can still run fast….
Sunbaking or cuddling up with a puggy friend Honey likes to do…..
She is happy to sleep in a crate too….

Honey likes to join in on everything….
Whilst showing her happy grin…..
And even though she may have a few grey hairs on her little chin….
She says she can’t wait to find her furever home to start really living….

Honey is crate trained and will happily sleep on a soft doggy bed with another pug or in a crate with another pug. 

Honey may mark inside for the first day or so but is trained (will use a doggy door) and will hold on until she has access to go outside.

Honey now walks well on a lead and harness but may be a bit overwhelmed with unfamiliar things.

Honey will sit or drop and wait and sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat. 

Honey’s furever home wishes:

♥OTHER DOG – YES – Must have a Male pug/pug x – desexed, well trained and well socialised, non reactive, healthy weight, aged between approx 7 to 10 years.  Honey has always lived with other dogs and enjoys the companionship as well as playing with male pugs.  Honey can be dominant to other females in a home situation.  Honey is not suitable as an only pug and not suited to being placed with another female pug.  
♥FIT ACTIVE HUMANS – Humans that can continue show her good leadership and kindness.  Honey’s humans need to demonstrate they can calmly clean her face, ears, eyes and handle her etc.  Honey’s humans need to demonstrate with their existing dog that they understand what a healthy weight is as it would be detrimental to Honey’s health for her to become overweight again.  Honey’s humans need to understand she may be unsettled when she first moves into a new home.
♥KIDS – HIGH SCHOOL AGED with Honey would be great in a home with high school aged kids.  She is not suitable for a home with younger children now or in the future as they will cause her anxiety. 
♥Honey requires secure timber, brick or colourbond fencing.
♥CATS – NO – Honey is not suited to a home with cats.
♥EXERCISE – Honey requires at least a 15+ minute walk every day.  She currently enjoys 2 x 15+ minute walks daily plus other outings.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Honey absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥HOUSE WITH YARD – Honey would like a home with a yard/large courtyard that she can have a run around in, catch some fresh air and go to the toilet in.  

Medical notes:

Honey is desexed, C5 vaccinated, vet checked at Knox Vet, microchipped & up to date with her worming & flea prevention.

Honey has lost 3kg+ whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She was 11.5kg and is now 8.4kg

Honey has undergone full blood tests and a major dental, hip and hind leg xrays as well as fatty lump removal and skin tag removal at Knox Vet.

Honey has mild hind leg arthritis (shown on xrays) which doesn’t seem to bother her.

Honey’s breathing was bad when she was overweight and due to being anxious.  Now that she has lost 3kg+ and her anxiety has dropped her breathing is good.  If she is to gain weight her breathing and happiness will be negatively impacted.   

Honey has undergone behavioural training whilst in care including learning how to be handled and learning about living inside a family home and the big wide world. 


MEELOH (No enquires as yet please)

To enquire about adopting Meeloh 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 Pedigree Pug – 6.5kg 
Microchip Number: #93201000426605
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 03/09/2015 

DETAILS SOON…  NO ENQUIRIES UNTIL WE HAVE UPDATED THIS PROFILE PLEASE!

 

Meeloh’s furever home wishes:

♥OTHER DOG – YES – Must have a small Female pug/small very like pug x (we may consider very small cavaliers) – desexed, well trained and well socialised, non reactive, non dominant, calm, healthy weight, aged between approx 5 to 8 years.  Meeloh has greatly benefited from learning how to be a dog from his pug foster sibilings whilst in Pug Rescue care.   He enjoys the companionship as well as playing with female pugs.  Meeloh will hump other boys and compete with them in a home situation.  Meeloh is not suitable as an only pug and not suited to being placed with another male pug.  
♥EXPERIENCED PUG OWNER HUMANS – Humans that can continue show him good leadership and kindness.  Meeloh’s humans need to demonstrate they can calmly clean his face, ears, eyes and handle him even if he complains etc.  Meeloh’s humans need to demonstrate with their existing dog that they understand what a healthy weight is as it would be detrimental to Meeloh’s health for her to become overweight again.  It would also be a waste of Pug Rescue’s time and effort it’s taken to rehabilitate Meeloh for him to become overweight again.
♥KIDS – NO  Meeloh would best suit a calm home with no children now or in the future. 
♥Meeloh requires secure timber, brick or colourbond fencing.
♥CATS – NO – Meeloh is not suited to a home with cats.  
♥EXERCISE – Meeloh requires at least a 15+ minute walk every day.  Plus other daily outings.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Meeloh absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of hIS house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥HOUSE/UNIT/TOWN HOUSE/APARTMENT – Meeloh would prefer a house/unit with a yard/courtyard but if he was to live in an apartment he would require regular toilet outings.  

Medical notes:

Meeloh is desexed, C5 vaccinated, vet checked at Knox Vet, microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.

Meeloh has lost 5kg+ of weight.

Meeloh has been successfully treated for horrible ear infections.

Meeloh has undergone  specalist airway surgery (folded palatoplasty to trim and reduce the thickness of his soft palate, widening of his nares/nostrils and tonsillectomy)  Due to his genetic breeding and past obesity life and lack of correction surgery till he arrive in our care Meeloh has Stage 3 laryngeal collapse.  He must have access to aircon and must not be walked/exercised extensively or in warm weather.     

Meeloh has bow shaped hind legs causing his patellas to luxate.  Surgery is not recommended as it most likely would not work and it would involve extensive bone cutting and plating to straighten his bowed femurs along with regular luxating patella surgery.  Meeloh’s patellas glide in an out of place and do not grate or cause pain.

Meeloh has a massive nose roll and very flat face with large eyes which all require regular cleaning. 

 

 
 
 
  • ♦ 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

WHY WE RARELY PAIR OUR AVAILABLE PUGS/DOGS INTO COMES WITH EXISTING PUGS/DOGS OF THE SAME SEX: Same sex dog aggression/dominance 

SOME OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY PUGS ARE BEST WITH PUGS: Comparative morphometric study of the mimic facial muscles of brachycephalic and dolichocephalic dogs