Available Pugs Adoption Profiles

Please read our Adoption Process Here

Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number:  EE108835

  • ♦ 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 $1,500+  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 with a collar, lead, harness, fully vet worked and with a comprehensive adoption folder.

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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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BETSY

To enquire about adopting Betsy 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Female Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #982009106009758
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 02/06/2009

Betsy is ready to start life over again…..
At the age of 10….
As loyal as can be …
This little puggy girl is a real sweetie with plenty of energy…

Betsy says she doesn’t let her grey streaks of hair get in the way…
She’s fit as a fiddle and ready for anything those Pug Rescue people say…
She thanks Pug Rescue for spending over $1,900+ on vet work for her and turning her life around….
Vaccination, pre anaesthetic bloods, desexing,  IV fluids, ear checks and major dental with 16 yucky teeth out at Knox Vet Clinic as appointments and meds at Melbourne Eye Vet when an ulcer was found….
Lots of brushes and baths too…
Betsy enjoys being pampered and groomed like most ladies do….

Betsy is always up for a bit of a wrestle and play….
But most of all she loves trotting around and hanging out with her humans all day…
She knows how to sit and wait for food now…
As her foster family have taught her how…
After living outside for most of her life previously to coming into Pug Rescue care she now adores…
Being not scared to freely to roam inside her foster house and choosing when she wants to go outdoors….

Betsy can’t wait to find a furever family to adore….. 
And share her unconditional love with furever more…
She knows there are many great adventures to come…. 
With whomever gets to be her forever dad and mum….

Betsy 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, walks nicely on a lead and harness and loves car rides. 

Betsy’s furever home wishes:

♥ Betsy is seeking a male puggy companion of a similar age to herself (between 8 to 11 years)  Betsy will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another female pug or with another breed of dog.  Betsy was surrendered due to two younger dogs of a different breed being introduced into her home and those younger dogs picking on her.  We have seen she is a more dominant female but she has had no issues at all with the other pugs in her foster home.  Please don’t ask her to be rehomed with another female pug or with a different breed of dog (a small male pug x or perhaps cavalier type dog may be ok)   
♥Betsy is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her.  She is very receptive to positive directions and looks for guidance from her humans.
♥Betsy is suitable for a home with calm children.  Betsy would become very hyped up and worried if she was in a home with children that like to run around and shout etc.
♥Betsy with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We are unsure if Betsy is suited to a home with cats or other small animals.
♥Betsy would love regular walks and outings.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Betsy of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Betsy may be suitable for homes with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,900+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $2,500+) for Betsy whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing  vet checks, bloods, IV fluids, desexing, major dental, vaccination & Eye specialist treatment.

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

Betsy has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control and socialise with other pugs.


CHARLES

To enquire about adopting Charles 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Male Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #956000004060544
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 18/06/2015

Charles is one of the handsomest puggy boys to be found…
He has beautiful manners, sits immediately when asked and loves to potter around…
His head tilts with his cute little high set ears on alert listening to what you say…
Ohh is it time for walkies today?

Charles is overjoyed that Pug Rescue have spent $3,500+ to dramatically changed his life for the better… 
Including desexing at Knox Vet and most importantly by fixing his breathing and luxating patella…
With specialist airway & luxating patella surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals with new friend Dr Charles doing his surgery…
Prior to surgery Charles’s wobbly knee cap would make him skip and his breathing was horrendously loud, distressing and it honestly sounded like he should be rushed to emergency….
He was one of the worst cases of airway obstruction we’ve had come through Pug Rescue care…
And to know he lived outside struggling to breath everyday before coming to us is so unfair…
Now many weeks post op Charles can go for walkies and not make much sound…
And he no longer hops with his feet always touching the ground…
He says thank you to everyone involved in turning his life around…

Charles’s horrendous breathing before surgery: www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158035711468338?vh=e&d=n&sfns=mo
Charles’s airway surgery being performed by Dr Charles: www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158056044383338?d=n&sfns=mo
Charles’s amazing breathing post airway surgery: www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158326162543338/?vh=e&d=n

Once unsure about being inside Charles has now got the knack…
Of going in and out the back door and jumping on the couch for a nap….
A game with a soft toy…
And a wrestle with a puggy friend makes Charles a happy boy…
Getting out and about for exercise and socialising is something Charles enjoys as well…
He trots along very nicely which for us humans holding the lead is swell…

Now ready to find his furever family to love and adore him…
Charles garauantees that everyday he will make his new humans grin… 

Charles is toilet trained, walks really well on lead and harness and is also crate trained.

Charles’s furever home wishes:

♥ Charles would love an active family that can provide him with great leadership.
♥ Charles is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 3 to 5 years).  Charles 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. 🙂  
♥ Charles 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.
♥ Charles  is suitable for children 8+years who are dog savvy.  He is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up.  Charles is seeking a home that will not have children or who have completed their human family and have  primary school aged or high school aged children.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Charles absolutely must have daily walks of at least 20 minute.
♥ Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Charles is most suited to a suburban block but may be suited to townhouses/units depending on location.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $3,500+ of on vet work for Charles whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist luxating patella surgery and airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, laryngeal saccules removed) desexing and  vet check at Knox Vet.

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

Charles 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 as well as be handled and also how to live inside a family home. 


KODA (no more enquiries for now please)

To enquire about adopting Koda 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Male Black Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #956000003011754
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 13/11/2012

 

Who’s got a toy?
For Koda who is the goodest boy…
If there is soft toys to be found….
This little guy will pick one out and shake it around…
Carrying it in his mouth showing off to everyone…
It’s really lovely to see him having so much fun….

His past life was not great…
And he arrived in into Pug Rescue care in a pretty terrible state…
Undesexed, rotten teeth, patches of missing hair, horribly itchie skin that made him bite himself and spin…
Desexing and a major dental at Knox Vet done it has taken many months to fix his skin…
Treatment for mites, medicated shampoo’s cortisones, antibiotics, allergy tablets and injections to name a few things we’ve done….
And finally we have overcome….
The horrible state his skin was in…
And now it’s soft and his hair is glistening…
Melbourne Eye Vet have been consulted for his pigmentary ketatitis…. 
Daily eye drops have seen his pigment reduce and his eyes shine with much more brightness….

Koda loves to have a sunbake….
And he is enjoys walkies and does an excellent job at going straight…
He adores the companionship of female pugs and will play and snuggle up to his foster sisters…
Resting his head on them with his little grey whiskers…
He will sit when you ask him to…
And is a very good boy who will generally do everything you ask him to do…
He loves a cuddle on the couch and an ear scratch and belly rub….
Koda is such a great little pug….

So if have a place in your heart and home and of course some soft toys…
For this little black puggy boy…
He promises you…
Unconditional love if you make his furever home wishes come true…

Koda is toilet trained, walks really well on lead and harness and is also crate trained or quite happy to go and sleep on a doggy bed when asked to do so.

Koda’s furever home wishes:

♥ Koda thrives with great leadership.
♥ Koda is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 6 to 8 years).  Perhaps one that is not as obsessed with toys as he is 🙂  Koda 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. 🙂  
♥  He seeks instructions and praise from his humans and thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Koda  is suitable for children 6+years who are dog savvy.  Koda is seeking a home that  have completed their human family.  
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Koda would absolutely love to have daily walks of at least 15 minute.
♥ Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Koda rarely barks and would be fine in a townhouse/unit as long as he has access to a yard to toilet in and catch some fresh air and sunshine.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,800+ of on vet work for Koda whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing vet checks, desexing, vaccination and a major dental as well as treatment for horrendously itchie skin and possible mites which has now ben resolved at Knox Vet.  And appointments and eye drops from Melbourne Eye Vet

Koda has some pigmentary keratitis on his eyes and requires twice daily eye drops from Melbourne Eye Vet.  In the future he will most likely be able to reduce the frequency of these eye drops.

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

Koda has undergone behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care. 


MIA

To enquire about adopting Mia 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Female Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #941000014405092
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 06/03/2013

Mia is a petite puggy girl…
With a perfect little tail curl…
Such beautiful wrinkles on her face….
She is very happy that Pug Rescue have turned her life around from a disaster to ace…

A game of wrestling with her puggy friends and a shake of a fluffy toy…
Mia’s face lights up with cheeky joy…
A definite princess pug…
She loves to sit on laps and get cuddles and hugs…

Drives in the car are best done from the passenger seat…
Mia likes going through drive through’s as it means she can score a chip or two to eat…..
Princess of her foster yard and house…..
She now thinks that the luxuries of living inside are grouse…

When Mia entered into Pug Rescue care…
She was hyped up, blind, terribly obese, had rotting teeth and terrible straw broom like hair….
Her blinded eyes were sore and gunky with thick brown pigmentary keratitis covering 90% of her right eye and 75% of her left eye which made us sad…
Daily Tacrolimus & Maxidex eyedrops from Melbourne EyeVet have reduced and thinned the pigment to approx 60% on her right eye and 40% on her left improving her vision which has made us so glad….   Mia’s eyes before & after: https://www.facebook.com/199803963337/posts/10158273663043338/?d=n
Oh and as for that extra weight…
Mia has now lost 3kg+ and feels great…
And her once horrible straw like hair after many months of a good diet, lots of brushes and baths and living indoors has now become soft and smooth…..

Her major dental at Knox Vet needed two vets and took quite a while…
To remove 28+ rotted teeth from her mouth leaving her with a 7 toothy smile…
Mia’s nostrils were also widened so that more air can get through…
And now after months of rehab and care it’s time for Mia’s furever home dreams to come true….

A furever home to fit a princess Mia seeks for herself…
One that can continue to keep her in her now great health…
Yummy food, a brother pug, lots of outings, plenty of hugs, a soft bed and toy….
Mia thinks those things are not to much to ask for and promises to reply her forever family with lots of joy….

Mia 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, walks nicely on a lead and harness and loves car rides on the front seat. 

Mia’s furever home wishes:

♥ Mia is seeking a smaller sized desexed male pug (pug like x) companion and play friend of a similar age to herself (between 7 to 9 years)  Mia 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.  
♥ Mia is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her as she is very cheeky.  She is very receptive to positive directions and looks for guidance from her humans.
♥ Mia would be fine with calm younger children.  
♥ Mia with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥ Mia may be fine with dog savvy cats.
♥ Mia would love daily 15+ minute walks and regular outings.
♥ Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥ Mia of course requires air-condition.
♥ Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥ Mia may be suitable for homes/units with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

♥ Mia must never be allowed to become over weight again. 

Mia’s new family must continue with her daily eye drops.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $1,800+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $2,400+) for Mia whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing  vet checks, hip xrays,  major dental, vaccination & Eye specialist treatment.

Mia has had her eye sight restored whilst in Pug Rescue care.  When she arrived her eyes were dry, sore and covered in green discharge.   Thick brown pigmentary keratitis covering 90% of her right eye and 75% of her left eye rendering her almost blind.  Daily eye drops have reduced and thinned the pigment to approx 60% on her right eye and 40% giving her back vision.  Continued usage of her daily eye drops will mean Mia’s vision will continue to improve.  www.melbourneeyevet.com.au

Mia has undergone a major dental at  Knox Vet with 28+ rotted teeth removed from her mouth leaving her with a 7 toothy smile.  Mia can still eat a raw food diet with things like chicken necks chopped into small pieces.

Mia has had her hips & spine xrayed as she has a slightly unnormal gait.  Nothing of concern could be seen on the xrays.

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

Mia has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control, how to sit and wait, how not to tantrum and bark and how to play and socialise with other pugs.

Mia has lost 3kg+ of weight and gained fitness whilst in Pug Rescue care.  

Mia’s hair has gone from horrible and dry and brittle like an old straw broom to soft and silky whilst she has been in Pug Rescue care.


PENNY

To enquire about adopting Penny 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Female Fawn Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #956000004717527
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 13/07/2015 

Wrinkles of perfection…
Miss Penny is seeking a furever home full of love and affection….
An extremely smart little puggy girl who eagerly loves living the puglife to the full every day …
This little Miss is extremely attentive to what her foster humans have to say…

Penny tells us she is happy Pug Rescue have helped her lots…
As in Pug Rescue care she has undergone behavioural training including learning self control, appropriate socialisation skills, how to sit and stay and even how to drop…
She also thanks Pug Rescue for spending over $2,800+ on vet work for her and changing her life for the better…
As she huffed and puffed struggling for breath  so specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws was performed including folded palatoplasty to shorten her very long soft palate, a tonsillectomy to remove her tonsils and widening of her nostrils now means that her breathing is greatly improved even in hot weather….
A major dental and 14 rotting teeth out at Knox Vet Clinic has also been performed for Penny…
As even though she is only 4 Pug Rescue knew she had rotten teeth because her breath smelt very wiffy…
But now with all the tartar, infections and yucky teeth gone Penny has fresh breath to kiss everyone with yippy…

Penny loves to sit on laps and get snuggles and hugs….
She is a very affectionate devoted little pug…
Soft toys and chew toys are great fun…
And so is going for a walk down to the oval for a run…
Wrestling and playing with her puggy foster brother is something Penny really loves to do…
And getting to have meet ups and play dates with other puggies is fun too….

Penny can go from basking in the sun, lounging on the couch or resting in a bed… 
To doing a puggy skuttle about her foster house or waiting at the front door as the walkies word was said…
Bursting with so much love….
She now can’t wait to find her perfect furever family to give her lots of hugs….

Penny 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, walks nicely on a lead and harness and loves car rides. 

Penny’s furever home wishes:

♥ Penny is seeking a fit and active male puggy companion of a similar age to herself (between 2 to 5 years)   Penny will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another female pug or with another breed of dog. Please don’t ask for her to be as we can guarantee dominance fights and behaviour. 🙂  
♥Penny is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her.  She is very receptive to positive directions and has the brains and sparky personality to make an amazing agility pug.  Penny is not suited to anyone that can not lay some ground rules for her as she will not know what to do with herself and anxiety based behavours will occur.
♥Penny is suitable for a home with older primary school aged children and upwards. Penny is not suitable for homes that will have young children in the future and asks that her forever family have completed their human family and are looking to add to their fur family. 
♥Penny with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We are unsure if Penny is suited to a home with cats or other small animals.
♥Penny absolutely 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.
♥Penny of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Penny may be suitable for homes with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $2,800+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $3,800+) for Penny whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed),  vet checks & rechecks, major dental at Knox Vet.

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

Penny has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  She has learnt to have self control, overcome separation anxiety and how to play and socialise with other pugs.

 


DUSTY

To enquire about adopting Dusty 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Male Apricot Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #953010001322554
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 31/08/2016

Dusty says he is a good boy….
As he waggles his whole body with joy…
He has the sweetest little smile…
On his little puggy dial…

In Pug Rescue foster care…
He has undergone lots of behavioural training including learning self control, appropriate socialisation skills, how to be picked up and handled with out screaming and struggling all of course whilst losing lots of puggy hair…
Dusty says Pug Rescue has even taught him how to sit and stay…
And that he goes to bed when asked at the end of the day…
He thanks Pug Rescue for spending over $2,100+ on vet work for him breath much better…
He huffed and puffed and made terrible noises struggling for breath which was scary seeing that we observed this in cooler winter weather…
With specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws now having been performed including folded palatoplasty to shorten his very long soft palate and a tonsillectomy to remove his very large tonsils Dusty is now a much happier and healthier pug…
Which puts a smile on his mug…

Dusty loves an ear scratch and pat….
And is learning to sit still on his foster humans lap…
He likes to give kisses and does enjoy hugs…
And if he wiggles too much he asks us what else would we expect from a 3 year old happy pug…
Who only wants to share his love…

Walkies are amazing and fun…
Dusty loves to go for one each day and adores being able to run…
He also absolutely loves to wrestle and play…
With the puggy girls all day….
Soft toys are a great joy for Dusty too…
And chewing on chew toys is another thing he loves to do…

Thanks to his time in Pug Rescue foster care Dusty has turned out to be…
A great little puggy boy who is full of so much glee…
He now can’t wait to find his own furever family…

Dusty is toilet trained, walks well on lead and harness and is crate trained.

Dusty’s furever home wishes:

♥ Dusty would love an active family that can provide him with great leadership.
♥ Dusty is seeking a desexed pug female of a similar age as a companion and play friend (between the ages of approx. 2 to 4 years).  Dusty 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. 🙂  
♥ Dusty has worked very hard on his self control, being handled without making a fuss and how to socialise and play with other pugs whilst in Pug Rescue care.  He seeks instructions and praise from his humans and thrives on positive leadership.
♥ Dusty is suitable for children 12+years who are dog savvy.  He is not suited to a home where children hype dogs up.  Dusty is seeking a home that will not have children or who have completed their human family and have older primary school aged or high school aged children.  Dusty is not suitable for a home that will be having new children/babies in his lifetime.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Dusty absolutely must have daily walks of at least 30 minute.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Dusty is not suitable for a home with cats.
♥Dusty is not suitable for apartments, units, townhouses etc  that have neighbours right next to them and do not have a yard.  He’s more suited to an older style suburban block.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $2,100+ of on vet work for Dusty whilst he has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed), thoracic xray, vet checks & rechecks.

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

Dusty has undergone hours of extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care.  He has learnt to have self control, how to play and socialise with other pugs.


TRIXIE (No more enquiries please)

To enquire about adopting Trixie 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 read our Adoption Process Here

Female Black Desexed Pug
Microchip Number: #900032002970947
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: EE108835
DOB: 16/02/2016

 

Trixie is the sweetest 3 year old black puggy girl….
And even after all she has been through her little tail still waggles and curls…
With hope in her eyes and a spring in her step…
She is always asking what excitement is next….

Trixie adores to wrestle and do chasey with her puggy foster brothers everyday…
Pug skuttles and high paced sprints along with rolling everywhere is how Trixie loves to play…
Soft toys she adores…
To play tug of wars…

Trixie arrived into Pug Rescue care not in a good way….
She is awfully glad that Pug Rescue actually care for pugs as even though she was clearly a total mess her old surrendering humans said nothing is wrong with her in any way…
As we loaded Trixie into our Pug Rescue volunteers car we knew she had been up for sale several times in the past year was morbidly obese, had absolutely horrendous breathing, was on heat, was most likely pregnant, had a mouth full of stinking rotting teeth, was intensely itching due to mites, “thanks for surrendering we will look after her is all we could say”…

It’s now been just over 3 months of Pug Rescue trying to right what others did wrong to this little pug girl…
Pregnancy test, unwanted mating injections (we had were unsure what breed had mated with Trixie and Trixie would have died from carrying a litter), 3.5kg in weight loss, mite treatment, specialist airway surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals , major dental at Knox Vet with 30 rotted teeth removed by a tag team of two vets, desexing and after all of still Trixie’s little tail still curls…
We are very sorry to the teams at Knox Vet and SouthPaws that have had to witness the neglect Trixie has suffered from in her short life…
But we know that if Trixie hadn’t come into Pug Rescue care we know she would have been in strife…

$4k+ has now been spent on vet bills by Pug Rescue helping Trixie and to right what others did so wrong…
This little girl now needs a forever home where she can sing her “Woo Woo” puggy song…
Trixie now is a perfect weight and very fit…
And she has undergone behavioural training in her foster learning self control and how to wait and sit…
Her breathing is now amazing since her airway surgery was done…
And now that all of her 30 rotted teeth are gone, she has 6 sparkling teeth left, she has fresh breath to kiss everyone…
Gone is her itchie skin, dead hair and no more chances of puppies for her…
Trixie now looks like a supermodel with shiny black fur…

 

Trixie 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, she walks nicely on a lead and harness and is fine in the car. 

Trixie’s furever home wishes:

♥  Trixie is seeking a fit and active male puggy companion of a similar age to herself (between 1 to 4 years)   Trixie will not be rehomed as a single pug or with another female pug or with another breed of dog. Please don’t ask for her to be. 🙂    
♥Trixie is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her.  She has worked extremely hard in her Pug Rescue foster home to learn self control and not to become over excited.
♥ Trixie is suitable for a home with primary school aged children and upwards. Trixie may be suitable for homes that will have young children in the future. 
♥Trixie with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥Trixie may be with cats or other small animals.
♥Trixie absolutely 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.
♥Trixie of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Trixie may be suitable for homes with smaller yards. She does however require a yard area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.  Trixie is not a barker.

Medical notes

Pug Rescue have spent $4,000+ of on vet work (which if not discounted would cost the general public $5,000+) for Trixie whilst she has been in care.  Including undergoing specialist airway surgery at SouthPaws (nostrils widened & soft palate resected, tonsils removed),  vet checks & rechecks, desexing and major dental at Knox Vet,  mite and itchie skin treatment, vaccination.

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

Trixie has lost 3.5kg of weight whilst in Pug Rescue care.

Trixie has undergone hours of behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue care including learning to have self control and how to play and socialise with other pugs.


PLEASE READ OUR ADOPTION PROCESS HERE

  • ♦ 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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