I lost my beloved senior Pug to mast cell cancer. I adopted him when he was 9 from a family friend who could no longer take care of him. I was so bonded with him. I live in Santa Fe, NM. There are no pug rescues near me. I signed up with pughearts.com in Houston and told them I would go and pick up my rescue but they say they can’t do a home evaluation in Santa Fe. In this day and age and with COVID-19, I would think that they could substitute a zoom or video to see my home. But I guess not. So I guess I’m going to find a breeder although I’d really rather rescue a Pug in need. If anyone has any advice or knows of any other options, please let me know.
We have a few members who have adopted Pugs . I have little knowledge about rescues.
I also have heard here and from my old MeetUp group that some rescues make it almost impossible to adopt .
I can tell you what I think you could also look through Craigslist/local Newspaper sometimes people surrender pets there.
I actually think that in a little while once people go back to work there will be a lot more dogs in shelters and need of rehoming . I believe many people got puppies feeling isolated , bored , lonely or else .
If you decide on a puppy that is another story.
I personally only get my puppies from Breeders who are members of The Pug Club Of America.
There are members here who might have used Breeders closer to your location .
I think you are at the right place here and hopefully some members here can give you a lead .
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You can also contact a breeder....and tell them that you prefer an older pug... They might have one that they want to re home....or might know of one. Might also be willing to do a home check for you!
Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee
I always like to encourage people to rescue whenever possible, but some rescues make things really difficult and, on top of that, right now is a complicated time for everything.
Did you tell them the idea about doing a Zoom or virtual home-check? That's an awesome idea and maybe it just hadn't occurred to them before?
I like Diane's (Shaynapug's) suggestion to contact a breeder about an older pug... they might have had a pug that was intended to be a show dog and didn't quite work out for whatever reason, or an older dog that needs a new home.
Whatever route you go, I hope you find the perfect pug at the right time for you.
Mom to Miss Jelly Bean "Beanie" Licorice Pug
Forever in our hearts: Miss Nilla Sassafras Pug August 17, 2002 to April 19, 2018
And my Heart-Dog... Wonka the Dancing Pug, CGC, W-FD, W-TFD.
Februrary 11, 2005 to May 10, 2020. Miss you, sweet boy!
We (MAPR) have suspended home visits for the time being. I'd imagine that most rescues have done so. Keep an eye on petfinder.com as well.
Chris, owned by Minni the diva, and "Sugar" Ray the ever hungry.
Ray has since crossed the bridge but stays forever in my heart. I love you, Boo Boo. Oscar Wilde Thang has joined the family.
DH to Ellen , DD to Lindsay and Carrie
I tried to adopt I was unable to also it is a very very hard process they make it so difficult I would’ve loved to of had a rescue I live in the middle of 14 acres and yet because I don’t have a fenced yard I can’t adopt the whole 14 acres is fenced. I realize they have their rules and I want pets to be happy and safe but some of this is ridiculous.
22 years of love at rainbow bridge Gracie and Jon Jon, now joined by Macie my heart pug for 14 years.
I am all for groups like DFW, Homeward Bound and Pugalug or Polar Pug, but I am well aware that no one would let me purchase a senior from them no matter what based on age and my lack of enthusiasm for home visits. Hoping you find the dog you are searching for, you sound like a great home for a pug.
My wife and I have adopted Pugs from Colorado Pug rescue and Homeward Bound Pug rescue of Oklahoma (we live in Northern Colorado). Both organizations were extremely helpful and accommodating.
In some cases, you can get a referral from a closer Pug rescue that the farther one may accept. That was the case for us. Once we were approved by OKC, we drove from CO to OK and met with Homeward Bound to meet some of their Pugs at foster homes.
This bonded pair came home with is in 2005.
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Beautiful! They are adorable !
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Aren't they a beautiful pair!
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