WELCOME TO PUGHEARTS OF HOUSTON PUG RESCUE
PugHearts of Houston Pug Rescue is a true 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in
the Houston area by dedicated pug owners and lovers. Our mission is the rescue,
rehabilitation and permanent placement of needy pugs into loving homes.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUGHEARTS
February 14th 2015 was PugHeart's birthday. This year we are 8 years old.
I spent yesterday looking back at photos, emails and Facebook posts from this
amazing organization. The feelings that I experienced looking at them all were
overwhelming. I felt total joy, viewed amazing success and remembered some of
the intense pain that came with the losses and sweet faces we were not able to
We started PugHearts with a few people sitting in my den with high ideals and
big dreams. We never expected to achieve so much or make such an expansive
difference. I am proud to say that those people in my den are still a part of
PugHearts. That makes me very happy. PugHearts has rescued over 1600+ pugs in
the 8 years since we began. That level of success is not achieved by one person,
one group or by accident.
That level of success is achieved together….by all of us. Together we can do
anything, manage anything and create miracles. Our mission to save the pugs that
need us has united a group of people that are beyond what the greatest
imagination would hope for if they were designing this group from their dreams.
You are ALL amazing. We each bring unique and important skills and gifts to the
pugs we rescue. I thank you each for that. So for those just being introduced to
PugHearts, we try to keep it simple.
PugHearts will take any pug, at any age, in any condition…..anytime.
Thank you and Happy Birthday to PugHearts.
PUGS ON THE BAYOU 2014
THANK YOU ALL!
Pugs on the Bayou 2014 was our most successful annual event to date. We had about 500 people attend the event and raised an amazing $50,000. These funds will allow us to continue to accept, care for and prepare for adoption the 120+ pugs in our care.
The 2014 yearbook contained 243 alumni adopted between September 2013 and September 2014. The numbers in need just keep climbing. Our vet bill this year is on track to top $250,000.
Your support and donations are what allow us to accept the sickest, most injured and worst cases without having to worry about if we should or if we can afford to. For that we all thank you.
Stay tuned 2015 looks to be even more exciting than 2014.
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE - 2007 - 2012
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RECENT SHELTER BLOG UPDATES
PUG OF THE MOMENT
|Baxter||PH ID: #4376|
|Baxter is a fawn male. He is about 6-7 years old and heart-worm negative. He is an owner surrender from out of state.|
From Baxter (with some help from his foster): Hi there! I am a cutie. I am a very laid back, happy-go-lucky, extra sweet and gentle pug. I spend most of my days sleeping and snuggling with my foster family. My foster family enjoys snuggling me too, because I don't shed much. I especially love children. I am very patient, and I let the human girls at my house dress me up. One of my favorite things is time with my humans. Is there room in your heart and on your couch for me?
From Baxter's Foster: Baxter is such a sweetie. He has excellent house manners, he is just the most polite pug. Because he is so eager to please, he is very easy to manage.
Baxter is a special needs pug due to some congenital disk and spine issues. Sometimes he moves stiffly or seems unsteady, especially on slick surfaces. He requires daily medication for pain and inflammation. He was grouchy with his foster siblings a couple of times before we realized his issues; but now that his pain is managed, he is just as sweet as can be. His activity is restricted, so he would never make a good jogging companion; however, if snuggling was an athletic event, he would win the gold.
Baxter met our cats, sniffed them and he now ignores them. He isn't pushy around his humans for food, although he will lay beside you while you eat. Baxter is fully house-trained, and has never marked or had an accident in our house. However, every once in a while we wake up to little poop in his crate in the morning because of his disk problems and how they affect his nerves.
IMPORTANT FACEBOOK GROUP CHANGES
PugHearts of Houston
has maintained a Group page on Facebook
for the past several years. We encourage
past adopters, potential adopters, fosters and all Pug lovers to join us! We love
to post and share photos, heartwarming stories and advice on Pugs.
We have always required that potential FB PugHearts Group members submit a request
to join our group in an effort to control SPAM and unauthorized posts. Group posts
were visible to the public, but only approved group members could post comments
However, facebook has recently made some changes to their terms of service which
made the PugHearts Group an “open” group, allowing anyone to post on our FB page.
This resulted in some unfortunate posts which upset many people. It also allows
for unauthorized use of images from our Group and opens our members to breaches
of their privacy. We have now changed the status of our group back to “Closed
which once again requires any new members to submit a request to join before they
This change does not affect any existing facebook group members in any way.
However, with these new changes our FB Group
is now only visible to existing members. None of our posts
or images are available to be viewed by anyone not a current member of our Group.
This ensures the safety of our members as well as the protection of our content.
To become a member of our FB Group
, simply go to our FB Group
page and request to join. Our Administrators
will take a quick peek at your profile to ensure you are a genuine pug-loving person
(and not a SPAM bot) and with one click they will add you as a member. If your FB
profile is brand new or you have a very blank profile, they may ask you for additional
information to verify you are a genuine requestor. Once you are added you can post
and read to your heart’s content. Just remember to play nice and refrain from abusive
posts. We want to encourage and educate Pug lovers by making this a welcoming and
So come on over to our
page and see what’s happening with your fellow
PUGHEARTS EMERGENCY LINE 281 968 4958
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