PugHearts has successfully rescued: 2229 dogs since Feb 2007 and 118 dogs are currently available.
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.
2017 STATE OF THE RESCUE UPDATE
2016 Rescue Status update

Where are we right now?
  • 121 current foster pugs in our care
  •  PugHearts took in 237 pugs in 2016
  •  We adopted out 306 pugs in 2016
  •  We had 22 foster pugs cross the Rainbow Bridge
  •  The vet bill for 2016 was $260,307.15. That is almost $22,000 per MONTH to operate PugHearts.
  •  4 pugs boarding at the vet, waiting for a foster family
  •  Over 85 foster families actively caring for a pug (or pugs) in their homes.
  •  A vet bill of just under $9000 (as of today 1/16/2017)
  •  Pug's on the Bayou 2016 raised $49,300.02
  •  17 Pugs came into PugHearts in the first 14 days of 2017
  •  Shelters and pounds calling almost every day to ask us to take in a pug. This NEVER changes.
Dates to mark for 2017
  • Pugs on the Bayou 2017 is October 21st at the Bayou City Event Center.
The Volunteer of the Year for 2016 was Jennifer Coppock. She has spent the majority of her time with PugHearts helping to organize and streamline the communications around adoptions applications, fosters and the day to day operations. She also fosters several pugs in her home; home schools her 3 great kids, goes back and forth to the vet and is the chair of the fundraising committee.

We appreciate all of our volunteers. It really does take an army for this group to be successful.

We are dedicated to our dedication to Any Pug, Any Age, in Any Condition, ANYTIME. We mean this and we are always willing to put in the effort and hours to make it a reality.

Your support is the driving factor in our success.
  • By fostering (even short term), you give a pug time and love to grow, heal and learn.
  • By transporting, you allow us to get them to safety and medical care.
  • By donating, you allow us the funds we must have to continue medical care and treatment.
  • By adopting, you provide a forever home to one that is ready and make room for the next one that needs us.
The rollercoaster ride that is rescue never slows down. As we move into 2017, please take a moment to hug your fur babies’ close.

Thank you for supporting the animals in need and continuing to educate the general public. One by one, person by person, moment by moment……this is how success is achieved. There is no magic solution; it is hard work, dedication and a drive to make the world a better place for the precious animals that make our lives better. Thank you for taking this journey with us and together…we will continue to make a difference

Thank you.

Cindy
RECENT SHELTER BLOG UPDATES
PUG OF THE MOMENT
AbnerPH ID: #5059
Abner is a senior fawn male. He is squishy and cuddly and we are all in love with him already!

From Abner's foster: Abner is amazing! He is 13 years old, blind, deaf, doesn’t have a tooth in his head and is perfect! It is thought he was bonded to another foster I had, Sampson, but I don’t think he was. He has adjusted extremely well and is completely off all anxiety medications. Abner doesn’t do much, he just walks around and when he wants to rest lays down where he’s at and takes a nap. He does like to be held, he seems to like me to talk to him, I believe he feels the vibrations in my chest.

Abner is an extremely easy pug to care for. I put him out on the patio to potty with the whole group of fosters and he will walk around and do his business. I usually do have to go into the yard to bring him back in, but in the last week he has been at the patio door twice so I think he may be getting more comfortable with the yard.

Abner is completely adoptable. He’s not sick, no medications at all. He potties outside (I have to put him out though). He doesn’t bark unless he wants something (usually food). But the most amazing thing about Abner is his face. He is the most handsome old guy I’ve ever had. I can just sit for hours looking at him. He will take a special person to commit to taking care of him but he is so worth it. I won’t be bringing him to a lot of events but if you would like to meet him just let your adoption coordinator know and we will make it happen. But be warned, no one has ever met Abner that didn’t fall in love with him.




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 or photos.

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 can post.

This change does not affect any existing facebook group members in any way.

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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 nurturing environment.

So come on over to our FB Group page and see what’s happening with your fellow Pug lovers!
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