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 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…



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 fencing.
♥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. 


PETA (No more enquiries – Adopted) 

To enquire about adopting Peta 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 Pedigree Pug
Microchip Number: #981000300599540
DOB: 15/11/2012
8kg approx
RE108835
 
Miss Peta pug..
Is seeking a furever home to love…
Her and show her the way…
Of how to live the puglife everyday….
 
In Pug Rescue foster care Peta has lost 4kg+ of obesity weight…
Along with undergoing behavioural training including not snatching food when she’s fed and how to be handled without tantruming as well as getting along with other pug mates…
Her horrendous breathing was corrected at Knox Vet Clinic when Specialist surgeon Dr Ricky of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia performed a folded palatoplasty to shorten and thin Peta’s soft palate and a tonsillectomy to remove Peta’s enlarged tonsils as well….
Peta thinks being able to breath better is swell…
Eye Specialist Melbourne Eye Vet has seen her too…
Some daily eye drops will help her continue to see through…
Her puggy eyes  up at you…. 
Peta thanks to Pug Rescue for spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on her rehabilitation….
And says she is now a different girl and ready to have fun….

Peta loves top keep busy and adores joining in….
And gives a puggy grin….
When she is told shes a good girl…
She will even give a excitement little twirl…
Peta is expert at sit and wait….
And now that her breathing has improved and she is a healthy weight…
She thinks that walkies are absolutely great…….

And she absolutely adores soft toys giving them a good shake shake shake….
Sometimes exploding them which she always tells us is a mistake….
Resting her head…
She will go to bed when asked and sleeps soundly through the night on a soft bed…
Cuddling on the couch during the day….
Or in a sunny spot Peta will lay…..
Peta hopes there is a furever home out there that will soon come her way….
 
 
Peta is toilet trained, will sit and wait until told it’s ok to eat, is crate trained and also happy to sleep on a doggy bed, walks nicely on a lead and harness. 
 

Peta’s furever home wishes:

♥Peta likes to be the boss and if she is placed into a home with another pug that pug must be a senior male that is very submissive and absolutely non reactive.  Peta does enjoy the companionship of other pugs and will cuddle and sleep with them.  Peta may be ok as a single dog in a home that she is not left for long periods of time alone.   Peta can socialise with dogs out an about without issues but in her home she needs to be the boss.
♥Peta is seeking humans that can show her good leadership and set ground rules for her. She is very receptive to positive directions and yearns for her leaders to show her right from wrong. Peta is not suited to anyone unsteady on their feet, anyone who can not handle a strong pug or anyone that can not lay some ground rules as she will start thinking she needs to be boss which is very confusing and upsetting for Peta. Peta displays fear type dominance behaviours if she feels like she is the boss so please don’t apply for Peta if you are not a confident and experienced dog owner.

♥Anyone seeking to adopt Peta must be able to demonstrate to us that they can clean her eyes, clean her nose, clean her ears, administer her eye drops.  Peta is very strong and strong willed and if her human/s let her protest they will not be able to provide her with her daily care requirements.  Peta’s foster career is able to administer these daily tasks with little fuss because Peta knows she is not allowed to protest.

♥Peta must never be allowed to gain weight.  She has lost 4kg+ whilst in our care and for Peta to regain that weight it would be detrimental to her health and also extremely disappointing on behalf of our volunteers who have rehabilitated Peta.

♥Peta is not suitable for homes with children or that will have children in the future. We are unable to place her into a young couples home.
♥Peta with all of our pugs requires secure fencing.
♥We don’t think Peta is suited to a home with cats or other small animals.
♥Peta 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.
♥Peta of course requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of her house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Peta may be suitable for homes/townhouses with smaller yards/ courtyards. She does however require a small area to run around in and get some fresh air and sun and to go to the toilet.

 

Medical notes

Peta has lost weight 4.9kg+ of weight whilst in Pug Rescue care.

Peta has undergone specialist airway surgery.  Dr Ricky Cashmore of Veterinary Specialist Surgery Australia performed a folded palatoplasty to shorten and thin Peta’s soft palate and a tonsillectomy to remove Peta’s enlarged tonsils as well.

Peta has undergone a major dental by Dr Sam at Knox Vet.

Pet has mild pigmentary keratitis on her corneas which requires twice daily Maxidex & Tacrolimus eye drops.  www.melbourneeyevet.com.au
 
Peta is desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped & up to date with her worming & flea prevention.
Peta has undergone extensive behavioural training whilst in Pug Rescue’s care.

 

 

 

 


Enquiries Closed – FRED

To enquire about adopting Fred 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 Pedigree Pug – 8kg approx
Microchip Number: #953010002509875
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 16/04/2018 

Hi I’m Fred…….
Do you think I have pretty eyes and a handsome head?…..
Pug Rescue says I am a very nice boy….
And I can’t wait to find a furever home filled with joy….

I was a little bit anxious when Pug Rescue first got me….
And I had no concept of not dashing past humans and I felt the need to anxious pee…..
But I have learnt so much in foster care and now have excellent behaviour and I have slimmed down a bit yippy….
I like to run and play wrestle with my pug friends lots….
But I also think watching tv snuggle on the couch or in a bed is tops…..
And I do also love walkies trot, trot, trot….

I think banana is yummy and sometimes I am lucky enough to get some toast….
I will sit and wait for dinner to be served preferring raw food the most….
I’m a good boy at the park…
And I only sometimes bark….
I like pats….
And love cuddles on humans laps….

Snuggles with my foster pug siblings are the best…..
I must confess……
So I really would love my very own puggy sister or girlfriend princess….
So I am never lonely and always have a play friend….
And someone to snuggle with when the day ends……

So if you think I’m the puggy boy for you…..
And can make my furever home dreams come true….
Contact Pug Rescue……
And tell them that Fred sent you……

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

♦Fred is toilet trained.

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

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

Fred’s furever home wishes:

♥ Fred must have a desexed, well trained and well socialised outgoing but non reactive healthy desexed fit female pug aged between approx 1 to 4 years old in his furever home.  He has thrived in foster care thanks to having pug companions.  He is not suitable as an only pug and not suited to being placed with another male pug nor with another breed of dog.  
♥Fred is not suitable to be rehomed with another male pug/dog, as a single pug or with another larger breed of dog.
♥Fred is seeking humans that can continue show him good leadership and kindness.  Fred’s humans need to demonstrate they can calmly clean his face, ears, eyes etc.  Fred has improved his manners greatly whilst in foster care but is very quick on his feet and in the past has dashed past humans through gates and doors hence he is not suited to a home with young kids nor anyone that is not fast on their feet, vision impaired etc.
♥Fred would be great in a home with high school aged kids.  He is not suitable for a home with younger children at this point of time may be in the future. 
♥Fred requires secure fencing.
♥Fred may be suited to a home with cats.
♥Fred requires at least a 20+ minute walk every day.
♥Not suitable for homes where he would be left without humans for 6+ hours a day on a regular basis.
♥Fred absolutely requires air-condition.
♥Access to the inside of his house 24/7 and an indoor bed.
♥Fred would like a home with a yard/large courtyard that he can have a run around in, catch some fresh air and go to the toilet in.  He will bark at unfamiliar noises to start off with so must have access to inside at all times.

Medical notes:

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

Fred has undergone behavioural training whilst in care including learning not to rush past humans and how to play and socalise. 

 

 

JEFF (Adopted -Enquiries closed)

To enquire about adopting Jeff 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 – 5kg approx
Microchip Number: #953010004884772
Victorian Pet Exchange Register Source Number: RE108835
DOB: 29/10/2020 

Jeff is as cute as can be…
And such a brave little puppy…
He always tries the best he can…
And is such a handsome little puggy man…

Kisses from Jeff are the best…
And he gives great cuddles we must confess..
After passing through several hands before arriving into Pug Rescue care his furever family will be of the highest standards, nothing but the best….

Jeff loves to run and play..
And could do so for most of the day..
Wrestling along with puggy skuttles are alsohigh on his list of favourite things to do…
Tug of war is great as is gardening too..
And of course Jeff loves snuggling up with you…
Pulling cushions off the couch and jumping up..
Jeff adores his pug foster siblings companionship and the lessons they are teaching him to be a well socialised rounded pup..
A smart boy Jeff is learning to sit and wait..
Which we think is great…

Desexing, nares (nostrils) widened, microchip and vaccination at Knox Vet done..
Jeff’s furever home search has just begun…
A home with a polite teenage female puggy companion is what he’s seeking and he won’t settle for anything less…
A family who will have the time to raise a young puppy as sometimes they can make a bit of a mess…
Jeff has had a rocky start to life but that doesn’t hold him back…
He thanks Pug Rescue for helping him thrive and get his life on the right track….

Jeff deserves the best life he could hope for…
And everything more..
We are proud to help him land on all four paws…

 
Jeff is crate trained, working on his toilet training outside, eating high quality food and is used to being regularly handling. He travels well in the car in the safety of his crate. Jeff sleeps for approx 6 hours per night in his comfy bed in his crate. Jeff has learnt to sit and wait until told ok and also when it’s time for bed. Jeff is working on his harness & lead walking.
 

Jeff’s forever home wishes:

✨ Jeff will not be rehomed as a single pug.  He must have a home with a desexed, well trained and very well socialised outgoing but non reactive young female healthy desexed pug aged between approx 1.5 to 2 years old that can be his leader and teacher.  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 nor with an unsuitability aged female pug. 
✨ Jeff is seeking a family who is committed to putting in all the training, socialisation, leadership & handling he needs to mature into a well mannered young man.  In foster care he has learnt to sit and wait until told ok & also understands time for bed.
✨ Jeff would not be suited to a family who are out for long periods of time. 
✨ Jeff is best suited with a family with children over the age of 12 years old. Families with young polite/calm children can be considered.
✨ Jeff requires a family who will feed her a healthy diet and keep her at a good weight to reduce the risk of future health issues. 
✨ Jeff requires a family who will be able to provide him with any vet care he requires in the future including such things as specialist airway surgery and specialist eye care.
✨ Like all pugs Jeff requires a house with air conditioning.
 ✨Jeff  requires access to indoors at all times.
✨Jeff must have secure fencing and secured puppy areas (babygates, puppy pens etc) whilst he is still growing. 
✨ Jeff must have a secure yard to run around in, get fresh air, be a dog in, sunbake in and toilet in. 
✨ Jeff has been in foster care with other pugs whom he absolutely adores playing with and cuddling up with.
✨Toilet on puppy pads or outside, very rarely has an accident.
✨ Jeff currently eats chicken dog roll and chicken based kibble. 
 

Medical notes

Jeff has been desexed and had his nares (nostrils) widened at Knox Vet Clinic.
Jeff has been vet checked several times, is microchipped and has now had all of his puppy vaccinations  – C3 x1 C5 x2
Jeff has been wormed regularly and is up to date with his heartworm & flea prevention. 

 
 
  • ♦ 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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