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When you are meant to be making the bed...
But you have a quick nap instead...
And wake up with a pug licking your head....

Jeffrey xxx
Adopted & Very Loved!
@pugsjeffreyandpetunia
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Oh hey...
Just going to swing the day away...
As play equipment is reopen today....
Who else is going to the park for a play?

Toasty xxx
Adopted & Very Loved!

Toasty was a long term Pug Rescue foster care case due to some anxiety issues that cause him to need to lick obsessively and exhibit other anxiety type behaviours.
When he first arrived into our care he had been dumped at a pound after living in a backyard obese and nearly completely blind.
Pug Rescue had him lose 5kg and performed specialist eye entropion surgery at Melbourne EyeVet which along with daily specialist eye drops has restored 70 to 80% of his vision. He also underwent a dental at Knox Vet Clinic
He's a really happy energetic cheeky puggy bloke who enjoys life despite his need to lick, lick, lick finally landed a perfect furever home with one of our previous adopters.

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I spy with my puggy eye....
Nothing worth getting up for so we will continue to lie...
Soaking up the sunshine together....
Enjoying this springtime weather...

Suzie Q (black puggy)
In Pug Rescue foster care having undergone behavioural rehab and airway & dental surgery.
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Day 66 of Melbourne Victoria Lockdown 2.0 be like....
Going a bit crazy and can’t walk right...
Not sure if happy or sad or want to pick a fight...
Thanks to this thing that the humans call COVID-19 which has caused so much strife...

Got to stay within our 5ks...
To do our shopping and hours exercise a day...
Lucky we can walk with a mate....
As they can calm us down from our frustrated state....

Better be home by 8pm curfew....
Ohhh next week we can stay out an hour extra for exercise and hour later till 9pm whoo hoo....
And our doggy beauty parlours will be allowed to open back up soon....
As let’s face it home hair and nail jobs usually are not as good as a professional mani/pedi and groom....

Stay at home to work and school the official people say....
Lucky us puggies love having humans around all night and day....
As there are several more months of lockdown to come.....
Hopefully frustration can soon be replaced with fun....

At this point in time we have had to suspend adoptions due to Stage 4 restrictions....
We will reassess this in the coming weeks...
www.pugrescue.org.au/available-pugs

We still have pugs in foster care requiring ongoing medical care and general care:
www.pugrescue.org.au/donations

We still are taking in surrenders from those unable to care for their pugs: www.pugrescue.org.au/surrender

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Hip hip hooray....
It’s my 14th Birthday....
I had to have an iso birthday pawty with my sister....
Lucky mum ordered enough treats and snackies that I could share with her...
I had a sunbake and a stroll on my special day....
And after my pawty I snoozed the rest of the afternoon away....

Bella xxx
@cookie_bella_puglife
Adopted 2 years ago at the age of 12 & Very Loved!

Cookie & Bella’s Pug Rescue story...
Such tiny girls who have touched our hearts...
They arrived in care extremely emaciated, sticking out hip bones and ribs, weighing 5.3kg each...
With terribly worn down and shattered teeth...
From garden rocks they thought they could get nutrients from as they obviously didn't have enough to eat...
On day one and two in Pug Rescue care they had basically only rocks in their poo and at their first urgent vet appointment the morning after arriving in care Dr. Mary at Knox Vet Clinic still felt some still in their intestines...
The girls were hunched up and scared and we could tell there were feeling less then fine....
Thankfully the rocks they were eating because they were so hungry passed without casing intestinal blockages but they did massive damage to their teeth....
So much so that they both needed major dentals, many extractions and Bella's teeth were so bad her dental took two hours which for a senior pug to come through is quite a feat...
Nails cut and no longer growing into pads and many baths and brushes to get the dead hair out...
With large quantities of nutritious food both girls put on over 1.5kg and now look like normal pugs who now have boundless energy and love running about....
Four weeks of arthritis injections to help for their crunchy arthritic hips and knees...
And for untreated eye injuries and dry eye eye specialists at Melbourne EyeVet have also been seen...
Specialist airway surgery for Cookies terrible breathing at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals was done...
And then Pug Rescue found these precious girls a furever home with a doting dad and mum...
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