TURTLE – Available for adoption!


To enquire about adopting Turtle please email with how your home and lifestyle matches his furever home wishes.   (Please include your Name, Email Address, Suburb & Phone Number & photo of your existing pug/pug x): 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.

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Male Desexed Fawn Pug X French Bulldog – 8.5kg
Microchip Number: #953010004018884
DOB: 24/10/2019

Hey there everyone…
My name is Turtle and I’m a very good boy who is always up for fun….
I’m part Frenchie and part pug and now that my life make over, thanks to Pug Rescue, is done…
I am on the lookout for my own furever dad and/or mum…

I’ve learnt lots whilst in Pug Rescue care including how to socalise nicely and not to be afraid of things I don’t understand…
They tell me everyday that I am an awesomely good Frenchpug man…
I have done lots of work on my lead walking and I love walkies…..
Because I was a lockdown pup I used to be a bit silly at cars and strange people but have improved greatly and actually can walk pleasantly….
Oh I love toys very much and doing zoomies and wrestling with my pug and frenchie mates…
I’m a very gentle boy who loves cuddle and pats and I will sit, drop and wait..
I’m also super at doing what is instructed of me and know exactly where to run to to hop into my sleeping crate.

When I arrived into Pug Rescue care I had really yucky atopic skin and sore ears…
With Dr Laura at Knox Vet’s help with medicine they are both much better and clear….
I keep myself healthy now with fish based food and simple medicated shampoo baths which I like…
Because I know I have to keep myself looking ad feeling just right….

Pug Rescue knew I had a sore knee that was grating and clicking and my breathing wasn’t the best it could be….
So once my skin was under control Dr Ricky and the Geelong Animal Referral Services Team performed my BOAS including a tonsillectomy and a folded flap palatoplasty…
Then they performed luxating patella (MPL) surgery on my skipping sore left knee – trochleoplasty, tibial crest transposition and lateral imbrication to stabilise patella in the correct place on my knee…
8 weeks of crating and leash walking rehab occurred and xrays confirm everything has healed in the correct place…
So I’m now not in pain constantly and able to run at an even faster pace..

Anyway enough of that medical info…
I want to talk about how I’m a fit, healthy active boy now who wants to go go go…
I’m an all-round happy good boy …
So I hope that there is a furever home out there that I can fill with my Turtle joy….


Turtle sleeps in an indoor crate that he is happy to share with another dog.  He is also very happy to sleep/relax on a doggy bed with another dog or by himself.
Turtle is toilet trained.
Turtle walks well on a lead and harness. His new home need to continue his lose lead walking and exposure to things he may not have encountered before.
Turtle knows how to sit, drop and wait. 

Turtle’s furever home wishes:

♥ OTHER FRENCH BULLDOG/ FRENCH BULLDOG X/PUG/ PUG X – YES! Turtle lives with other Frenchies and pugs in his foster home. They have helped him greatly with socalisation and he loves to play with them and cuddle up at night to a friend. Turtle is a very fit active boy and is seeking a fit active female pug x/Frenchie x of a similar aged and sized (between 2 to 4 years) that is well socalised and non reactive as a companion.   Turtle will not be rehomed with other male dogs nor other completely fifferent breeds of dogs. Turtle will not be rehomed as a single dog.
♥ HUMANS – Turtle is seeking humans that can keep up with him and that can show him positive leadership. 
♥KIDS – Turtle would be great with high school aged kids.
♥FENCING – Turtle requires secure brick, timber or colourbond fencing. Turtle does not like possums.
♥CATS – No he will chase. No pocket pets or possums.
♥EXERCISE – Turtle requires at least a 30+ minute walk a day.
♥WORKING HOURS – Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Turtle absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed. 
♥HOUSE & YARD SIZE/TYPE – Turtle would do best in a home that has a larger yard he can do zoomies in.

Medical notes:

Turtle has undergone vet check vaccination, skin and eat infection treatment at Knox Vet.
Turtle has undergone specialist luxating patella surgery on his left hind knee by Dr Ricky at Geelong Animal Referral Services. A trochleoplasty, tibial crest transposition and lateral imbrication was performed to stabilise his patella in place.
Felicia has undergone specialist BOAS airway surgery by Dr Ricky of GARS (folded palatoplasty to trim and reduce the thickness of his soft palate, widening of her nares/nostrils and tonsillectomy)
Turtle is desexed, C5 vaccinated, is microchipped & up to date with his worming & flea prevention.  

Turtle has atopic skin which we are now easily able to manage with a fish based diet and Malaseb medicated shampoo baths once a week/once a fortnight.