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Adopting a Pug

NOTE:  Prior to applying to adopt, all dogs currently living with an applicant must have been spayed or neutered unless the dog is actively competing in Championship dog shows, or unless there is a veterinarian’s note provided as why their dogs cannot be spayed or neutered.

In addition, do not apply to adopt if the dogs currently living with you are not kept current on vaccinations, heartworm test and on a heartworm preventative.

Due to the nature of our rescue, we usually have more available pugs than are posted.   Since we are an all-volunteer organization, many of our pugs are adopted before they are posted anywhere.  Those that are posted can be found on Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet as well as on our Facebook page.  We start the adoption process when the application is received.

Adopting a pug into your family is a big commitment; usually 12 to 15 years.  Be aware that they will need yearly vaccinations and monthly heartworm preventative.  Estimate yearly cost is $500+ annually for food, supplies, vaccinations, and veterinary care necessary for the care of your pug.

Pugs are not adopted on a “first come, first serve” basis, but are matched with the desires and lifestyle of the adopting family.  Review the categories below and determine if the characteristics of the pug blend with your home environment; fill out and submit an adoption application.  Our adoption team will contact you and guide you through the adoption process.

DFWPRC takes in new pugs every week and your new friend may be on the way. While you wait, you can start the adoption process by continuing to the Adoption Process page.

Please Note: DFW Pug Rescue adopts pugs to Texas residents as well as residents in bordering states.

Young Pugs

  • Normally not good with small children (bites & scratches)
  • Puppy stage is normally 2 – 3 years
  • Destructive (chewing furniture, cords, shoes, etc.)
  • Not Potty Trained
  • Hyperactive
  • Will need a patient owner willing to train the young pug
  • Sheds Year Round
  • Snort, wheeze, sneeze
  • Not jogging partners
  • Inside pet (needs A/C in summer & Heat in winter)

Adult Pugs

  • Normally Potty Trained
  • Won’t Chew
  • Learns Routine Quickly
  • Laid Back
  • Sheds Year Round
  • Snort, wheeze, sneeze
  • Not jogging partners
  • Inside pet (needs A/C in summer & Heat in winter)
  • Low-maintenance, little grooming required

 Senior Pugs

  • Normally Potty Trained
  • Won’t Chew
  • Learns Routine Quickly
  • Laid Back
  • Sheds Year Round
  • Snort, wheeze, sneeze
  • Not jogging partners
  • Inside pet (needs A/C in summer & Heat in winter)
  • Low-maintenance, little grooming required

Special Needs

  • Normally Potty Trained
  • Won’t Chew
  • Learns Routine Quickly
  • Laid Back
  • Sheds Year Round
  • Snort, wheeze, sneeze
  • Not jogging partners
  • Inside pet (needs A/C in summer & Heat in winter)
  • Low-maintenance, little grooming required

Hospice Pugs

  • Normally Potty Trained
  • Won’t Chew
  • Learns Routine Quickly
  • Laid Back
  • Sheds Year Round
  • Snort, wheeze, sneeze
  • Not jogging partners
  • Inside pet (needs A/C in summer & Heat in winter)
  • Low-maintenance, little grooming required
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About DFWPRC

dfwprc_sidebar_aboutlogoDFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., (DFWPRC) was founded in early 1996 and Incorporated in July 1997 as a charitable, non-profit corporation for the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, mistreated, or homeless pugs.  DFWPRC is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed thousands of pugs. We rescue all purebred pugs regardless of age or medical condition.   At least 90% of our annual expenses are for veterinary care.

No Pug Left Behind.

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DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 2591
Grapevine, TX 76099-2591
Phone: 817-481-2004 (Messages Only)

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