|Please read this entire page which explains the adoption process. Once you have read it, click on the highlighted text at the bottom of the page that states "I have read and understand the adoption process". This will take you to the adoption application form. Filling out this form is the first step in the adoption process. DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc. does not "sell" pugs. We adopt them out to compatible homes for an adoption fee of $250 for mature pugs and $350 for puppies (under 12 months of age). Pugs are not placed on a "first come, first served" basis.|
We try to match up the needs of the pug with the desires and lifestyle of the adopting family. Pugs who are adopted through us have been examined by a veterinarian, neutered or spayed, vaccinated, are on heartworm preventative and have been micro chipped. In many cases, the pug may have had other medical procedures or surgery while in our care. They are all heartworm tested and, if positive, have been treated prior to adoption. DFW Pug Rescue will disclose any medical conditions which we know about prior to the adoption. Sometimes very little or nothing is known about the previous care or treatment. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the health of our rescued pugs.
- The first step in adopting a rescued pug is to complete the application. You must be at least 21 years of age to adopt. A link to the application is located at the bottom of this page. Contact us at 817-481-2004, option # 1, if you have questions or cannot complete the application online. Fill out the entire application.
- When we have a pug which we feel might be a suitable match for you, we will give you a call. The time you can expect to wait until you hear from DFWPRC depends on many factors. We take into consideration many things when placing a dog, and the more open you are to age, color, gender, or physical condition, the more likely you will hear from us sooner. We cannot predict how many, or what type of pugs come through our rescue, and cannot therefore predict how long your wait will be. Puppies are rarely turned into rescue, and the average age of our rescues is about 5 years old or older. We are an all-volunteer organization. Our first priority is to get abandoned and relinquished dogs safely into our program as quickly as possible. In addition to the actual hands-on rescuing and placing of dogs, there are a myriad of other duties, such as outreach, fund raising, and administrative tasks that need to be done on a daily basis. Our volunteers also have jobs, families and pets of their own that they need to tend to. We ask for your patience and understanding in having to wait to be contacted. We assure you, the wait will be worth it. While you are waiting for a rescue pug, we strongly suggest you research the pug breed so you are well acquainted with the daily care associated with a pug. Pugs are full time indoor dogs and cannot be expected to stay outdoors for extended periods. The average life span of a pug is 14-17 years.
- At some point during the adoption process, a DFWPRC volunteer will do a home check, visiting the home of the prospective adopter. This allows us to make sure your home is "pug proofed" and otherwise compatible for the new adoptee. The home visit is also an opportunity for you to get to know us.
- The last step in the adoption process is the contract. This contract requires, among other things, that the adoptive family keep the dog current on all vaccinations and medications, including heartworm preventative. We reserve the right to make home visits to our adopted pugs after the adoption is completed. In addition, this agreement requires the adopter to contact DFWPRC if he or she can no longer keep the dog for any reason. The pug must be returned to DFWPRC. A DFWPRC dog cannot be sold or placed with someone other than the adopting family. Sometimes things just don't work out or circumstances dictate the need for you to give up your pug. If for any reason you are unable to keep the pug you adopt, contact us and we will take the pug back into our program. If you purchase a pug or adopt a pug from another source or are otherwise no longer interested in adopting from DFWPRC, please send us a note or email so we may take you off of our list.
Please call 817-481-2004, option # 1, at any time, if you would like to check on the status of your application.
Prior to adoption, all pets in your home must be neutered or spayed, unless there is a medical reason not to do so. Please discuss any exceptions with your adoption counselor.
Adoption Fee: $250.00 for mature pugs and $350.00 for puppies, this includes micro-chipping.
The adoption fee is considered a donation and non-refundable, for any reason. If the pug you adopt does not adjust well to your home, and/or you feel the pug is not a good fit for your home, we will take the pug back into our organization and will work with you to get another pug.