PugHearts has successfully rescued: 2204 dogs since Feb 2007 and 117 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
VitoPH ID: #5072
Vito is a hunk of pug made for cuddling.

From Vito (with some help from his foster Mom): Hi, I’m Vito, good to meet ‘cha. I’m a 5 year old hunk of a dude, well, that’s what my foster mom says anyway. I’m a big – let me be clear, I’m not over weight, I’m just a husky sized kind of pug. Big paws, big heart don’t ya know? Let me tell ya a little bit about myself. I was rescued off the streets a few months ago, and man, I’m glad that they did. I have had a pretty bad case of heartworms and life was getting pretty tough. Even though I have been feeling kinda cruddy off and on, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! I’m now living inside, have some new friends, good food, and I love my foster mom. I follow her wherever she goes, because I just want to watch out for her, you know, cuz she watches out for me. I’m a pretty chill dude, I like to just hang out with my humans. I get along pretty well with my foster brothers and sisters, but I can get a little ornery when food is involved. No big deal – foster mom just feeds me away from the others. I’ll get the hang of it soon, and plus – I have A LOT of brothers and sisters. I think if I had fewer, I wouldn’t care so much. As far as the bathroom thing – got that down. I know I’m supposed to go outside, and if I have to go, I just go sit by the door. I have my own “house” in my house, and I don’t mind it a bit since I like to just chill anyway. I don’t mind sleeping in it, or in the big bed with my humans. Either works! Cats? Well, I like to bark at them some times, but I don’t actually want to hurt them. I have some of those at my foster home too, no big deal. Other than that, what can I say? I’ve been told I’m super handsome and cuddly – but I don’t let that go to my head. I’ve been feeling a lot better lately, and once I finish heartworm treatment, I’m going to feel GREAT and I’ll be ready for my own forever home! Come meet me at an adoption event soon!




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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