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AidaPH ID: #6566
Foster Aida completed her intake exam and unfortunately she has a little bit of a laundry list of issues, but none that we can’t get fixed up for her I don’t think!

She’s got a couple of different skin infections in her ears and feet going on, stenotic nares, entropion, luxating patellas, saccharo (causing diarrhea). Which all sounds bad, but it’s all fixable or easily manageable!

She will have surgery at the end of April for her nares and entropion and will be on medications for the next couple weeks to take care of the various infections. The luxating patellas don’t seem to slow her down one bit so we will start a joint supplement and hopefully that will also help her feel her best! I would imagine she will be ready for her new home in early May!

AikensPH ID: #6522
Sweet Aikens is an 8 year old male that was found wandering all alone. He was taken to a shelter and no one came looking for him. He has lost both eyes due to trauma, but nothing stands in the man's way. He is heartworm positive and will have to go through heartworm treatment.

Aikens is smart and will follow your voice or the other dogs in the house. He has a calm personality and is getting along great with my grumble.

He may not have eyes, but he has my heart already.

Don't wait on this guy.

AleezaPH ID: #6584
Aleeza is a dream! She traveled here from China. She is a happy, happy girl. She loves her humans. Being in your lap and giving her belly rubs and/or back or head scratching will earn you lots of kisses from Aleeza. She is potty trained and crate trained. She sleeps all night in a covered crate without a peep. She uses doggie stairs to get on the couch with you, or she will jump up on the couch with ease. She was trying to go from the couch to climb on top of the lamp table to discover “interesting” things and so I cleaned off the table and moved it farther from the couch and the problem was solved. I’m home most of the time but when I do leave I trust her to roam free in the kitchen and living room area.

Oh yeah, she is a winky as she is missing her left eye, but that does not deter her at all. So far, she has not paid any attention to the resident dogs but is very playful with humans. She likes to chew on a hard plastic wishbone and the occasional greenie. She is close to being perfect and is the fluffiest, cutest Pug ever!

AlisaPH ID: #6578
Please welcome to PugHearts. She is one of the magnificent 25 who made their way from China to Houston last night! Alisa will have her intake soon, but as you can see, she clearly needs to put in some weight. She has some skin issues that will be addressed, and from what I can assess, she is sight impaired. However, don’t let that fool you as she’s already mastered the doggie door!

Hi, I’m Alisa. I’m about 2 years old and I am from China. I am underweight currently my FoMo says and I am just under 12 lbs. Not really sure what that is, but I do get extra food. I really love to play with toys. The squeaky ones are really nice. I will soon be looking for my forever home so get your application in.

AllegraPH ID: #6565
Allegra is a 4 year old female and is proud to call herself a China pug! Although we will update her bio as she settles in her personality continues to emerge, she is very sweet and affectionate. She doesn't initiate play with other dogs, but she is starting to play when they initiate it with her. Some of her favorite things are toys with squeakers, meal time, and snuggle time with her humans. She is good with kids. She crates well. We are working on potty training, and while she is already improving after just a couple of weeks, due to her background, we expect it will be several more weeks before she is fully housetrained. She is not yet available due to some medical issues, but she should be medically cleared for adoption in a few more weeks. This little girl is happy, sweet and cute!

AmbrosiaPH ID: #6586
Ambrosia is a sweet and sassy 1 year old who is heart worm negative. She gets along with other dogs and even the cat! We are treating her mange and awaiting her spay and then she will be ready for her fur ever home. She does not like the crate and will be very vocal about it but she eventually settles down. She prefers to sleep in the bed, under the covers, and at your feet but she is working on crate training for sleep. She is looking for someone who has the time, patience, energy, and love. Are you the one?

AmiaPH ID: #6490
Please give a big PugHearts welcome to beautiful Amia. Amia is one of the more recent Pugs to make her way to Houston, all the way from China, and she is now learning to live the life she was always meant to have! She loves sleeping in the big bed with her foster family, she loves running around the yard with her new Pug friends, and she is learning how to play with squeaky toys and chewy bones, all of which are completely new to her, but she is loving every moment of it. But most of all, Amia is learning how to be loved and is loving every minute of it, and loving all the attention! She will sleep in your arms, and will sleep curled up next to you. She is truly a velcro Pug that loves to follow her foster family around the house. Amia is great with children, does great with other dogs, and is just as sweet as they come! She is still working on her potty skills, but I am certain she'll have that down in no time.

Amia is scheduled for dental surgery at the end of January, and will be ready for her forever home shortly thereafter. If you are interested in Amia, please be sure to submit an application as this little sweetheart can't wait to find her very own happily "furever" after.

AugustusPH ID: #6040
Meet Augustus. He is about 9 yrs old.

He comes to PugHearts with an injury to his front foot that turned out to be a tumor. Sadly, the tumor was so severe that he lost his leg.

Augustus is heartworm negative and was obviously loved before he found himself in a shelter.

From his foster family:

It is true. Auggie loves to be near his people. He will move from room to room to lay at our feet. He is a more stoic personality most of the time. My feeling is he lost a lot more than a leg. I think he missed his first life, his first family. So he takes his time to warm up and learn to trust his new home situation.

Perhaps he was an only dog also so it took him a couple of months to get used to being one of 4 dogs. Now he often acts as one of the pack.

Auggie likes his feeding routines and walks. He starts out in a stroller and along the way will ask to be let out so he can potty and do some sniffing and walking.

This beautiful older gentleman dog will be a wonderful companion in a quiet home.

BashPH ID: #6520
Bash, age 4, is one half of the dynamic duo Fiona & Bash. He is a sweet guy who loves a good belly rub, runs to his crate when prompted and sits for treats. He loves his mate Fiona and does not mind one bit if she gets most of the attention. He gets a little anxious when Fiona is out of his sight, and being the good mate that he is, will constantly check to make sure she is okay. Bash is neutered, mostly housetrained, and healthy - no medications required. Bash and his mate Fiona 4 are very bonded and must be adopted together, which means double the cuteness for their forever family!

BeansPH ID: #5775
Beans is a 16 year old pug who loves 3 things: eating, sleeping, and eating again. He came to PugHearts a tad overweight at 26 pounds, but he has shed 2 pounds so far. He loves soft toys and is quite the character. Beans has had successful surgery to rid him of bladder stones, so he must stay on a restrictive diet to avoid a re-occurrence. He also has an old injury to his left eye and has no vision in it. Beans is a sedentary fellow who is happy with a low key lifestyle. He is happiest when he knows where you are and will especially follow you if you make your way into the kitchen....his favorite room. Beans sleeps in his own bed and is house trained. He gets along with other dogs and ignores the cat. Mr. Beans, as I refer to him, is a total sweetheart who is looking for a quiet home for his retirement years.

BeatricePH ID: #6561
Beatrice is a 4 y/o girl that came from China along with other 20+ friends escaping the meat trade market life. She is working on learning to trust people again. Before she would spend whole days bunkered down under a table in a corner of the house. We can tell that once we earn her trust she will be a spunky playful trouble maker looking for cuddles. She gets along with other dogs, eats like a champ and already loves playing with toys and running around. Beatrice has a couple health issues she’s getting over before being available for adoption such as a respiratory and dental. She also has a little bit of visual impairment but she gets around mostly fine. She is beautiful, has a perfect curly pug tail and is already looking for her forever family. Fill your adoption form today and make her life complete!

BelindaPH ID: #6527
Belinda is a great senior lady coming in at a young 10 years old. She came from a shelter out of Galveston & loves to be in a home with less commotion. She loves to lounge on the couch, curled up on a warm blanket. She has had her soft palate & nares done to help her breath easier. She still makes some grumbling noises when she sleeps, which can be very cute to listen to. As a senior she does have some arthritis which will require medicine to help her be more comfortable. Belinda can use a dog door & will go outside to do her business.

BenjaminPH ID: #6419
Benjamin (*Button), because a teeny tiny 11 pounds, is a 2 year old stunning pale fawn fellow found wondering alone and hungry on the streets of Rio Grande Valley.

He comes to us fairly malnourished, missing hair, scabby skin, injured eye, intact, and heart worm positive. He will spend months in foster care undoing all these preventable evils. He is just beginning to know life as a loved pug. So new, in fact, we are still getting acquainted, but he is confident, friendly to all pugs, a dedicated snorer, loves stuffies and 'claiming' every blade of grass and plant in the yard as all his.

Look for wee Benjamin to be home ready February/March 2021. Meantime, follow his transformational updates on Facebook and Instagram, his case guaranteed to be curious.

BlythePH ID: #6563
Welcome one of our newest international pugs. Blythe is a beautiful 5 year old that was part of our 49 pugs from China. Blythe loves human touch and melts in your arms when you hold her. She is very submissive, I call her Beethoven when she comes to be picked up because she always rolls over on her back. She gets along great with the other pugs in our grumble and starting to discover stuffed toys!

She has hernia and nares surgery in early May and once given the ok she will be going to her furever home to become a beach babe in Galveston!

Pending adoption

BonkersPH ID: #6552
Please give a big PugHearts welcome to itsy-bitsy Bonkers! Bonkers was separated from his Pug family and dropped at a local shelter at only 6 weeks old. His surrender form stated he was failing to thrive, and still had open fontanelles. Specifically, he still has a soft spot on the top of his head, just as infants do when they are born.

Bonkers has been doing great in our home, growing an thriving every day! He even has his very own helmet to keep his head safe! Although I still have to exercise caution as his soft spot has not yet closed, we are hopeful, that it in time, this will correct itself.

Bonkers is tipping the scales at a whopping 2 1/2 lbs! He loves to play in the grass, loves to run zoomies in the kitchen, and loves playing with his foster family.

Bonkers won’t be ready for adoption for a little while as he’s only 10 weeks old, still needs all of his vaccinations, and his big boy surgery. In the meantime we will continue to monitor his soft spot on his head in hopes that it will close as more time passes.

Bonkers, we are so glad you’re here, Cutie Pie!

BrianPH ID: #6607
Welcome foster Brian! He is a very beautiful one year old and I am pretty sure he has some Boston in him because he is a very tall boy. He is very energetic and really needs a nice backyard and walks to burn off some of that puppy energy. Oh and did I mention house broken! He is not a marker!! Even more exciting news is he is READY NOW to find his forever home!!

BrucePH ID: #6593
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BrunoPH ID: #5751
Bruno was returned to PugHearts sadly because he was not getting along with his fur brother. Bruno is 4 years old and already neutered. He is HW negative. Bruno Sleeps great in his crate and has learned how to use the doggy door. He is also making great progress learning his new potty routine. He is a sweet lovable boy. He loves to run and play. We are evaluating him to make sure what type of home would be best for him. Look at that face. He will melt your heart.

BrunoPH ID: #4933
Bruno is a 9 year-old fawn male who has come back to us after tragically losing his owner. He is heartworm negative and neutered. This sweet boy loves to be as close to his people as possible so when you can’t find him, it’s because he is right behind you or sitting under your chair. He has a back issue and is missing one eye, but is otherwise healthy, and he doesn’t let it slow him down at all. Bruno enjoys wandering the back yard. He is a well-mannered fellow. While he gets along with other dogs, he prefers to hang with his humans. If you are looking for a velcro pug, search no more…Bruno is your guy.

BusterPH ID: #6422
Buster is a little old man pug/chihuahua mix. He’s 16ish, and was surrendered to a shelter. He’s on Rimadyl for arthritis, and is sadly heartworm positive. He’s housebroken, crate trained, or happy to sleep in a big bed too. He’s got a funny, quirky little personality and just wants a loving home to live out the rest of his days!

CarolinePH ID: #6579
Hi y’all, Caroline here. I came from China. I am 4 years old, totally blind from birth, and weigh around 14 pounds. I do need to gain a pound or 2. Don’t let my being blind fool you, I get around just fine. I follow sound. FoMo claps her hands or calls my name and I follow the sound. I love playing with toys, when I find them. I’m ready for my forever home. I will be reviewing application soon. So get yours in soon.

CedricPH ID: #6603
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Chara (Aka Nora Jane)PH ID: #6571
Chara is one of the China pugs that came to the US in April. She is about 3 years old and a smaller pug. She will have her intake soon and we will update as soon as that happens.

Charlie GirlPH ID: #6551
“Any Pug, At Any Age, In Any Condition, Anytime”

I would love to introduce you to “Charlie” aka “Charlie Quinn” this amazing lady is a 3.5yo, heartworm negative chug. Another recue reached out for help and let us know that Charlie was rescued from a hoarding house where there were 9 dogs kept in a garage with no lights.

The look in her eyes is of slight confusion mixed with a sense of apprehension. She has not allowed many close and her choice currently is to remain in her crate for security.

These amazing dogs are all worthy of love and the best life has to offer. They didn’t ask to be stuck in a home with no interaction. They didn’t ask to be abandoned. They didn’t ask to be kept in the dark.... but they do deserve all that goodness life has to offer. It’s starts with today.

ChicoPH ID: #6500
Please welcome Foster Chico to PugHearts. Chico came to PugHearts as an owner surrender through no fault of his own. Chico is an adorable, low-riding 4-year-old pug mix looking for his very own happily ever after. We were told he’s a Chug, but there might be a little bit of Puggle or something else mixed in there. His front paws have the most adorable “turned out” stance, so maybe he’s training to be a dancer?

So far, Chico is getting along well with his foster siblings as well as the kids and people in his foster home. He’s a little shy and reserved, so we’re looking forward to seeing him come out of his shell once he gets a little more comfortable. He has been doing excellent with his house manners but does like to climb. Chico sleeps well in his crate overnight and has been a pretty chill and calm houseguest so far. We know he needs to gain some weight and go for his neuter, but we’ll know more about any other medical needs once he sees our vet for his intake exam. If you’re looking for a sweet and chill companion, with adorably large ears, Chico may be your perfect match!

UPDATE 3/2/2021

Chico did very well with his neuter and even gained a few pounds, now weighing in at 21 pounds! We did discover that he has a broken tooth, which will be taken care of at the end of March. After that, he will undergo his heartworm treatment and rest period. While it may seem like Chico has a long road ahead, I’m happy to report that he already has a wonderful family waiting for him once he’s ready to go! Until then, we are happy to help this sweet, snuggly little guy get there.


ChloePH ID: #6503
Chloe is a beautiful 4-year-old little girl, and has the typical attitude of black, female pug. She tried to assert herself when she first joined my crew, but with some minor corrections, she’s settled in very nicely. She plays well with the other dogs in my house, but it can escalate quickly if not nipped in the bud. She’s learning very quickly what the expectations are though, and just wants to please you.

We don’t know a lot about Chloe’s previous life as she was found on the side of the road, but we can tell she has had at least one litter of puppies - more than likely several given the condition of her body. She is scheduled to be spayed and have her nares done Feb 15, and once she’s healed from that will need to go through heartworm treatment.

She’s crate trained, house trained, and is very good about going into her crate at mealtimes. She currently sleeps in her crate at night, but she would happily sleep in the big bed with you. She’s definitely a couch potato, and will snuggle up next to us when we’re watching tv. If it gets too crowded with the other dogs, she’ll jump down and will find an unoccupied dog bed and make herself comfortable there. She’s one of the few pugs that have come through my house that doesn’t automatically make the back of the couch into her personal dog bed.

Chloe should be ready for her new home in early May after she completers her heartworm treatment and is definitely worth the wait!

Pending Adoption!

Cora BellePH ID: #5975
Hi everyone, I’m Cora Belle. I am around 6 years old or so. I'm a little lady. I am very cute, sweet and special. Yep, fell on my head and it causes me to tumble like a cheerleader, but I just get up and keep going. Hardwood and tile floors are hard for me and I look like I’m trying to learn to ice skate and fall a lot. Foster mom has rugs for me to walk to that help me. Don’t worry, it is just a little thing and meds aren’t needed except for the prevention ones. You should see me run the fence when I’m protecting the yard. I’m looking for a forever family that doesn’t mind a girl who stumbles. I love hugs and will be yours forever.


DesiPH ID: #6497
Desi is one of our China pugs. He is a hefty black male pug and the vet said is about 3 yrs old. When we first got Desi he was not very active, didn't bark much, didn't do great on the leash and did not do typical "dog" things like eat all the food my toddler dropped on the floor, bark, or even sniff things on walks. In the short week and a half that we have had him he has changed tremendously. He loves walking on the leash and even likes to run a bit! He barks at strangers (but is very easily corrected), loves to smell everything he can and has taken to helping cleaning up rice from my kitchen floor (we don't let this happen often :)). He is a traditional velcro pug and will follow you around everywhere just to cuddle at your feet. He is wonderful with kids, not food aggressive, and has even been accepted by my cat. Like most of the China pugs, he came to us with almost no potty training. Now, I am happy to report we are almost 5 days accident free! Has learned to go to the potty outside and just needs a good routine. He is also heartworm negative, yay! He is such a loving dog and will be a great addition to someone's family.

DwaynePH ID: #6532
Meet Dwayne! Dwayne is a 10 year old gentleman. He is housebroken, heartworm negative, a great sleeper and loves to play and go for walks. He also does well around children, babies and a cat. He goes outside easily to go potty and does well going into a crate when no one will be home. He is very affectionate and likes company and cuddling. Dwayne has pigmented skin plaques caused by a rare condition that is sometimes seen in pugs and schnauzers. The growths are just an aesthetic issue (he is not bothered by them), but should be monitored for any changes.

Dwayne came to PugHearts after living in a nursing home, providing constant companionship and love. The residents thought Dwayne deserved to be loved in return from a forever family. And we do too!

EdnaPH ID: #6562
Little Edna is a 3 year old, 10 lb tiny thing that traveled all the way from China to start her new beginnings and the rest of her life full of love here in the United States as a companion that she should have always been. She loves to snuggle with her foster humans and fur siblings. She is loving but also loves to play. Even though she does have a bilateral luxating patella and possible dyspaxia in her elbow, it does not slow her down nor does it seem to bother her much. Edna is scheduled for her hernia repair and nares on 5/3/21 and is looking for her perfect family that will love her unconditionally for the rest of her precious life.

EstellePH ID: #6517
Meet Estelle

Look at this beautiful face! Estelle is a senior pug who is just looking for someone to give her a place to call home. She has a previous back injury. She walks a little slower and a little wonky but she is determined and can still do it. She is on a small dose of Rimadyl to help with mobility but is doing great on it. She is potty trained and will let you know she has to go outside by letting out the cutest little howl. Won’t you consider this beautiful senior lady?

EzekielPH ID: #6559
Let’s all give a big warm welcome to Foster Zeke!

Zeke is a young pug, maybe a year or two old, pretty skinny, so we will be getting him some groceries to get a few more pounds on him! Found in Seguin area they called us to help. He has a lot of personality and is cute as a button!

We haven’t had our intake exam yet, but we will get that taken care of tomorrow, so we can see what his health status is and update more after that is complete. In the meantime we will have some lunch and play with his foster siblings!

FelicityPH ID: #6582
Foster Felicity Ducky Princess has also completed her long journey from China to our foster home in Houston!

She is a spunky, tiny girl and is amazingly great after being in a crate for 20+ hours followed by a 30 hour road trip from LA to Houston.

She’s got the most gorgeous coloring and perfect little peke nose roll and snorts!

I believe she’s a year old and only 5 lbs.

So far she loves everyone including kids and loves to play!

She eats like a horse and potties outside!

She will go and get checked in at our vet sometime in the next week or so and we will know more about her health and when she will be ready for adoption at that time.

We are happy to report that Felicity is heartworm negative and spayed.


FemiPH ID: #6495
Hi, Femi here! I just came from China, and I’m starting my pampered life here in the United States. I’m a cute, tiny, 4 year old girl. Crate-trained, wonderful with my foster pug siblings, and playful are some qualities that I possess. Unfortunately, I still have to work on my potty skills. I also like to be carried around like a baby. This way, I can act like the princess that I am. For my forever family, I only have 2 requirements: they should love me unconditionally and spoil me rotten.

Pending Adoption!

FionaPH ID: #6521
Fiona, age 6, is a tiny ball of cuteness. She loves attention and will hop right onto your lap expecting lots of petting and never-ending adoration. If, for some crazy reason, you decide to pet someone else, she will give a look of indignation, then wiggle her way into being the center of attention again, as it should be (in her eyes). Her favorite place to sleep is on your chest, so long as her brother Bash is close by. Fiona knows the "sit" command and will spin for treats. She is spayed, housetrained, healthy, and does not require any medications. She will have some dental extractions, and will be ready to go after that. Because of her close bond with her mate Bash, they must be adopted together. If you are looking to add some fun and cuteness overload to your household, this dynamic duo are the ones for you!

FrederickPH ID: #6598
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GatlinPH ID: #6513
Please welcome Gatlin to PugHearts, and my goodness, he is as cute as they come! Gatlin came to PugHearts as an owner surrender through no fault of his own. He is currently recovering from a respiratory infection, and is getting better every day! Gatlin is 16 weeks old, and is as curious as curious can be! He loves to play with his foster fur family, loves playing chase with my kiddos, and love exploring the back yard! He gets a little shy when he meets new people, and takes a little time to warm up, but as he continues to grow and again more confidence, I’m sure meeting new people won’t be quite as scary for him. Gatlin won’t be ready for adoption until after he is neutered, but don’t let that stop you from getting to know this adorable little guy! Welcome to PugHearts, Gatlin! We are so glad you’re here!

GibbsPH ID: #6599
Please give a warm PugHearts welcome to Gibbs. Gibbs was surrendered at no fault of his own. Unfortunately, he wasn’t getting the attention and care he needed in his previous home. Gibbs is 3 yrs. old and HW negative. He is scheduled for his neuter this week. During his intake exam it was also noted that Gibbs has an old jaw fracture which will also be assessed, and hopefully repaired, this week during surgery.

Gibbs is doing great with his new foster fur friends, and he loves chasing them in the yard. Gibbs is also great with children, and has a great personality over all! This little guy deserves a loving home! If you are interested in adopting Gibbs, please fill out an application as this handsome little guy is waiting for his happily “furever after”...

GimletPH ID: #6556
Gimlet is a 2-year-old fawn boy. He is heartworm negative. He is crate trained and house trained. He goes for his neuter and nares surgeries on April 16th and then he will be ready for adoption. Gimlet came from the valley and was tested for tick borne illnesses. His blood work is good and has no worms. This sweet youngster is happy and playful. He sadly was given up because he broke an item on a coffee table. He is learning not to jump on furniture unless invited. Gimlet gets along with the other dogs at the house and the visiting toddlers. If you want someone who is always looking for playtime, this guy’s for you!

GloriaPH ID: #6534
Introducing Foster Gloria. This sweet girl came to PugHearts after we were contacted about Gloria being neglected. She was locked away in a part of the house that was covered in urine and feces. Gloria's nails and skin were in shockingly bad condition. But after some loving care, she is on the mend! It is taking time for Gloria to decompress and show us her true personality. We do know that she is a sweet, laid back, observant girl that needs time to get to know people and other dogs. She loves soft squeaky toys, deer antlers, soft beds, blankets, and going on walks. Gloria is 100% velcro and just wants to love and be loved. Nothing but all the best from here on for this special girl!

GonzoPH ID: #6550
Gonzo is a 2-year-old little smutty fawn boy. He is heartworm negative. He is crate trained and house trained. He has a few itchy spots caused from fleas that will clear up soon. He also has a couple of hot spots around his neck that should clear as well. He goes for his neuter and nares surgeries on April 15th and then he will be ready for adoption. Gonzo came from the valley and was tested for tick borne illnesses. His blood work is good and has no worms. Gonzo was given up because his owner tripped over him several times. He has not tripped his foster mom once however! Gonzo gets along with the other dogs at the house and the visiting toddlers. He is a happy playful fellow, but is sensitive and will back down if another dog shows displeasure.

Gonzo is pending at this time.

GraysonPH ID: #6397
Today was the hardest SLPH pick up I’ve ever had to do. This is foster Grayson. I struggle to capture just how disfigured his tiny body is. He is skin and bones with huge belly full of fluid.

Grayson is 3 years old and he is dying. He didn’t come to us to heal, he came to us to have a few good days at last because that is the best gift we can give him. He comes from the valley and he is in the final stage of heartworm disease. His heart has failed him and he is filling up with liquid uncontrollably.

His owner didn’t think he was worth $5 a month for heartworm prevention and as far as I am concerned they are directly responsible for his death. And no, they didn’t find a rescue, they dumped him at a shelter where he was scheduled to die that day.

While we know we can’t fix him there is something deeply disturbing about knowing that he clearly hasn’t been loved at all. So we got him, got him vetted in the valley and transported him to SLPH straight away where 1.5 liters of fluid have been drained out of his poor body.

And here I am crying over someone else’s dog because they didn’t care but I do, we all do. Tonight we will sit down and make a bucket list for him. I am determined to make up for the crappy life he’s had. If you can help or have ideas, please tell me, I want him to have the most spectacular last week of his life because that is how much we have left if we are lucky ??


GregoryPH ID: #6605
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GroverPH ID: #6359
Foster Grover McShorty Pants Cleveland is 8 years old and came to PugHearts with a painful eye injury. He’s all better now. He’s likely a dachshund/pug mix known as a daug. Shorty is house trained and goes to the door when he wants out. He’s crate trained and loves to get a treat to go to bed. He will nap in his open crate during the day and sleep late on the weekends. He peacefully coexists with the other dogs but doesn’t snuggle with them. He’ll share a lap or a dog bed, but he’s really his own dude. He does play vigorously with the dogs and humans and play nips, so he’d be best with older, dog experienced kids rather than littles. He is smart and will learn your routine and schedule quickly and keep you on time for dinner. He will ask you to share your dinner by sitting up on his hind legs.. . . for a loooong time. He walks great on a leash leaving some slack, keeping the pace, and staying in his own lane. He can easily go a daily 5k and will soon be walking to raise $ for PugHearts. He has mastered taking his daily eye drop with no drama. A cheese slice is his motivation. So that’s the long and short of it. Shorty is keeping an eye out for his fur-ever family. Who’s ready to mix it up with this sweet boy and get Shorty?

GwynethPH ID: #6575
Meet Gwyneth, she is around 3 years old. She is joining PugHearts all the way from China. She is a little thing, coming in at 11 pounds & has plenty of rolls that adds to her extreme cuteness. This little lady is dealing with some skin issues that have caused her to lose some fur so we are working to help her heal and stop scratching so much. She has entropion surgery later in April to help her eyes & we will have to deal with her bilateral luxating patella as they appear bad and could cause pain as she ages. For now, she is a happy girl that gets along with other dogs & loves to explore the yard & snuggle with you whenever possible.

HelenPH ID: #6606
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IanPH ID: #6543
Ian was saved by a police officer after he attempted to cross a very busy intersection and was close to being hit by several cars. Following a tireless search for his family as well as checking for a microchip, Ian was turned over to PugHearts and we are so happy to have him! Ian is absolute perfection. Despite showing signs of never really being a pet and needing to learn rules and boundaries, Ian wants nothing more than to please his foster mommy and training has been a breeze. He gets along great with other dogs, and even participates in the puppy piles at his foster home. He’s done amazing at both crate training and house training, and will now eagerly go into his crate when he’s told. He’s been belly band free for weeks! Ian has the best pug head tilt I’ve ever seen and eyes that will melt your heart. He prefers sleeping in the big bed cuddled next to his foster mommy every night, a his toy of choice are nylabones and kongs. He’s learning to be a puppy and to be loved and would do best in a home with a dog to play with. Once he’s had his neuter, nares and palate he will be ready for his next adventure, in his forever home!

IsaacPH ID: #6570
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IsabellaPH ID: #5629
Isabella is one of PugHearts special needs pugs & needs a very special Adopter that understands and can commit to her special needs. She is 9 years old, has a spine injury that left her with an awkward walk, doesn’t allow her to use stairs or jump up/down furniture. She also has fecal incontinence and requires assistance going potty. Despite all life challenges she has encountered, Isabella is also the most loving girl around, always super happy & just loves being around her people. Isabella is on several medicines to help her quality of life & continues to live life to the fullest.

JoviePH ID: #6580
Jovie is 5 years old and is a member of the third delivery that came all the way from China. Poor Jovie has obviously had a rough start to life. It’s apparent that she was used for breeding and by her paws, she has spent the majority of her life in a cage. Jovie is currently living life at a distance, not sure who she can trust or what love is. She has good days and bad days, and unfortunately isn’t sure how to act. She wants to be loved so bad, but sometimes cowers at my touch. Jovie has discovered toys, and loves being around her foster siblings. House training is still a work in progress, but she is doing great. Jovie, who answers to JoJo, loves her mealtimes and treats. She’s currently getting eye meds to treat an ulcer that was from trauma, and came in to PugHearts with bites and sores from several dogfights. JoJo has luxating patellas in both legs which caused permanent curvature to her hind legs and causes a funny, low to the ground walk but thankfully no pain. She will have entropion surgery prior to being adopted. Jovie deserves the world and it’s up to us to find her that perfect home. Is it you?

KeikoPH ID: #6583
Foster Keiko is a tiny, 2 year old Pekingese who came to PugHearts with the third group of China Pugs. When Keiko arrived, she did not walk much due to the pain she was experiencing in her little legs. This poor baby has bilateral elbow dysplasia, bilateral subluxating hips, bilateral luxating patellas and will have mobility issues for the rest of her life. She is currently taking two medications, which have helped tremendously, and she is now playing some and trotting around like she owns the place. She will likely be on these medications for her entire life. She was also treated for a deep ulcer in her left eye, which is healing nicely, and we will be addressing some skin issues as well. While she is as cute as a button, she is also a little spitfire who has no problem channeling her inner Doberman when she feels other dogs are invading her personal space. House training is a work in progress. Possibly due to her legs or possibly due to the conditions she came from (or both), she often has to be cleaned off with a diaper wipe after she potties. Despite all her health issues, she is trusting and wags her tail with gusto. We see more and more of her cute little personality every day. Keiko is spayed and heartworm negative.

Adoption pending!

KikiPH ID: #6564
Kiki is a foster from the second group that came to us from China. She is very shy and hesitant and is learning how to be in a house. Loud noises startle her and She seems very hesitant around men. We have just started to see her begin to bond with us and play a little. She is such a love. She has a great future ahead of her now that she has been rescued. As we get to know more of her personality we will update.

She is heartworm negative and spayed.

LesliePH ID: #6504
Foster Leslie 4 yrs old, Heartworm positive. She was found by the side of the freeway by a good Samaritan who called PugHearts to the Rescue! This girl puts the word Spunk to a whole new meaning. She is the most strongest Pug and bravest one by far. She is a sweet girl and will shower you with kisses all day long if you let her. Leslie has to go through Heartworm treatment in April but she has a wonderful home waiting for her.

LetaPH ID: #6577
Please welcome Foster Leta to PugHearts. She is one of the many pugs who made their way from China to Houston in March 2021. Even with a skin infection, 4-year-old Foster Leta has the softest fur and has really blossomed into loving attention from her humans. She’s getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home and has started to initiate playtime and play on her own with toys. She’s on her way to being a Velcro pug and follows her people everywhere, even the mini humans (especially if they go near the kitchen).

Like so many of her fellow international travelers, Foster Leta has a laundry list of issues we’re working to resolve. She has a skin infection (including her nose roll and ears), some healing interdigital cysts, entropion, dry eye, bilateral luxating patellas, and suspected elbow dysplasia (her elbows bow out quite a bit). We’ve started her on eye drops to see if her crusty eyes resolve with the drops or if she’ll need surgery, and we will be monitoring her mobility once she’s off the prednisone and antibiotics for her skin infection. Her paws are a bit deformed from living in a crate, so they appear more spread out than your average pug, and based on the condition of her undercarriage she’s been bred a time or two (or more, probably lots more).

Leta is not potty trained, not even a little bit. She’s what I would call negative-level potty trained. She has no idea what this whole outside thing is all about, and since she’s spent so much time in a crate and in confined spaces, she does sometimes potty in her crate and even the dog bed she’s napping on. We’re working with her, but she will need someone with lots of patience to help her continue to learn that potty time should take place outside. Now that her personality is starting to show, I’m guessing she’ll prove to be a feisty little thing once she fully settles in.

LettiePH ID: #6569
Meet Lettie, for being about 5 years old, she is a very active gal. She is joining PugHearts all the way from China and now that she is here, she doesn’t want to miss a thing. We are starting to work on potty training, teaching her some boundaries and how to be a cute & proper pug. She is a smaller pug coming in at 13 pounds & her fur is silky soft. She will get entropion surgery & we will have to deal with her luxating patellas, so she has an awkward gait. For now, she is a happy girl that loves to explore the yard & be by your side whenever possible.

LilaPH ID: #5183
Lila is a 4 yr old female that comes to PugHearts after being found wandering all alone.

She appears to have some problems with her back legs and is being monitored by the vet. Lila is, happily, heartworm negative.

From Lila's foster: Meet Lila - our gorgeous Lila!! She is a very happy, healthy 4yr old that loves to play and cuddle and run - everywhere she goes!!

Lila is a special needs pug that has some neurological issues with her back legs. We are not sure if this is due to an injury or birth - be please do not let this deter you from adopting her!! She does not let this slow her down one bit!! The biggest issue is elimations, as she is not always aware of pooping. Lila does squat to urinate, but then hops about 3ft while going. If she is leashed and you hold her, she will finish then move on. She will also stand up when asked!

This sweet girl is a treasure and we are hoping that someone will give her a chance at a family - she deserves her own family and loves with her whole heart!!

LolliPH ID: #6602
Little Miss Lolli came to PugHearts through no fault of her own.

Super sweet and only 11 months old she is as sweet as she can be.

She gets along with other dogs and kids. She loves to be with her family and she loves to play. She is about as close to perfect as they come

LouisePH ID: #5107
Louise is a senior pug that was an owner surrender. She is so very sweet and loves to cuddle. Everyone falls in love with her. She does have a collapsing trachea and will have to be on medication for the rest of her life. She can't be out in the heat and/or exercise for a long time. Louise would be perfect for someone that wants a quiet, lovable companion. She is not dominant, and she gets along great with my 2 dogs. She is not food aggressive and very rarely has "accidents" on the floor. If you like to sleep late, Louise will not wake you up! She is perfectly happy snuggling in the bed next to you and is such good company. If you are looking for a furry companion to watch movies with you and love you unconditionally, Louise is for you!

LuckyPH ID: #6595
Lucky is a sweetheart. She is about 6 years old and is only about 14 pounds. Her owner recently passed away. Lucky loves the great outdoors. She will roam the backyard forever if you let her. She will romp and play and send playful barks your way. She is very well-mannered and is potty-trained. She is not on any medications other than monthly Heartgard and Nexgard. She asks permission to jump up on the sofa or bed. She is a bit timid especially when inside so she needs an invitation to come along with you. She seems to be slowly coming out of her shell. She gets along well with other dogs. She doesn’t play with them but doesn’t mind a little puppy snuggling either. If you are looking for a companion who is practically perfect in every way, Lucky is your girl.

MaddoxPH ID: #6597
Please welcome foster Maddox to PugHearts! This adorable guy is only 2 yrs. old, and was surrendered due to changes in his home. Maddox is HW negative, and was recently neutered. He will be ready for his forever home in two weeks, once his stitches are removed.

Maddox is great with children and dogs of all ages. He is very playful and loves running in the yard with his new fur friends. He is very social, and loves to give lots of Puggy kisses!! We are so glad you’re here, Maddox!

Maggie PH ID: #6421
Meet Maggie! As you can see, Maggie is nit a pug, but thankfully PugHearts was willing to help her out when they saw her pug mix brother at the shelter. Maggie is a chihuahua & Pomeranian mix. She is 15 years old, but she apparently doesn’t know this! She’s feisty and has a lot of spirit left in her tiny little self! She’s on Rimadyl to help with some arthritis, and sadly, she’s heartworm positive. She is perfectly housebroken and is happy to sleep in a crate or with her people. She is looking for a family to love her during her final years!

MakennaPH ID: #6573
Makenna is a 4-year old pug who travelled from the other side of the world to experience a pampered and idyllic life. Although relatively young, she is not crazy active. A non-alpha, Makenna gets along well with all her pug brother and sisters.

This girl craves human attention and would try to climb on your lap to give kisses. Makenna has yet to get an “A” when it comes to potty skills. At 10 lbs., she needs to put on more weight. Right now, Makenna is like a diamond in the rough. Once she gains weight and her skin completely heals, she’ll be a stunner.

MarcusPH ID: #6588
Full Description Coming Soon!

MaverickPH ID: #6533
Introducing Foster Maverick to Pughearts!! He had his intake today and this is what he has : 2 yr old neutered male heartworm negative, bilateral luxating patella's, stenotic nares, allergic ear infection. Corneal pigmentation secondary to the eyelids not fulling closing. Has to be on Sandimmune for life. We have treated him for whipworms and coccidia. Maverick is scheduled to have nares repair & booster. Maverick is such a love bug and will shower you with kisses.

This little boy has a home waiting for him when he is ready.

MaxPH ID: #6487
Max is an eight month old owner surrender that made his way to PugHearts when his family realized they couldn’t put the time in to training a pug puppy. He is a sweet boy that loves toys and chasing his siblings in the yard. House training is still being worked on, but Max is making small baby steps each day. He has had small bouts of IBD, causing him to not gain weight and making that part of house training a little more difficult, but it seems he’s feeling better and making it outside like he’s suppose to. He’s crate trained, even if it’s not his most favorite place, and he’s been enjoying Puggy Piles with his foster siblings. Max loves sleeping on the big bed cuddled up next to me or on top of me every single night. He’s been neutered and is ready for his forever home.

MercedesPH ID: #5626
Mercedes comes to PugHearts from a Texas shelter. She had been suspected of being hit by a car....but as it turns out, she has some significant hip and spinal issues that are not new.

This 6 year old little cutie still runs with the grumble and LOVES life.


MichaelPH ID: #6530
Michael is a 4yr old heartworm negative owner surrender. This sweet Ultra velcro guy is looking for a family that works from home or spends lots of time at home. He enjoys being near his human, and will take some time to get use to his surroundings. We are working on crate training, however, he prefers a home that would enjoy him sleeping in bed with them. He is very laid back, gets along with other dogs, and loves kids.

MildredPH ID: #6549
Miss Mildred is a darling, compact, senior fawn lady who lucked into being rescued off the freeway. Compound that miracle by her deafness and blindness.

Despite her misfortunes, Mildred is most happy and loving her new life, filled with grooming, dry nose therapy, promptly doled square meals, curious friends, and soft, clean, fluffy beds. She rides and sleeps crated without a single peep or complaint.

Mildred is estimated to be 10 years old. She is already spayed and heart worm negative. She is in need of some dental care, so look for her April ready date, after we're able to provide that. I so hope she gets to save that lower central, as I've become quite smitten. A one toothed wonder in the making.

Meantime, follow Mildred's updates via Facebook and Instagram, as she basks in the sun, and gets to know us all better.

MiloPH ID: #6591
Milo is a handsome 11 year old that was surrendered to PugHearts after the family he’s known his entire life decided it was better for them. Sadly, it’s taken Milo a little time to adjust to his new life, but he’s learning the new routine at his foster home quite easily. He’s house trained, happy and gets along great with all his foster siblings. Milo is severely overweight, but with a strict diet that includes no people food, he’s already started to drop the weight. He’s a very young 11 years old, and once he’s loses a few pounds I think he’s going to be even more active. Milo has the best smile and happiest personality and I know he will make everyone around him just as happy as he is. Who will give this gorgeous boy his second chance at life?

MushuPH ID: #6604
MuShu is a sweet 10 yr old gentleman! He is fully potty trained and a delight to have in my home! MuShu lost his mom last month, and his dad is moving overseas. You can tell he was loved! He’s overweight, but will be slimming down for summer! He is a Velcro pug and is such a joy!

He is already neutered and heartworm negative. He needs to drop a few pounds (but, CoVid...you know?).

He is our darling MuShuPotamus!

MyraPH ID: #6516
So excited to introduce Myra to PugHearts. We like to call her “El-Myra” she’s a spunky lil girl. We know we know it’s “Elvira” in the song hahaha (but those of you who know the song are singing the “oom poppa omm poppa mow mow”)

Myra comes to us as a stray that was in the animal shelter in Laredo. She is around 4 1/2 years old and unfortunately heartworm positive, but that doesn’t slow her down and of course PugHearts is going to have her fixed up in no time. She also comes to us with 3/4 luxating patella. Again nothing has slowed her down. She has quickly learned to use the doggy door and we are working on going potty outside. She slept great in her crate and didn’t make a peep all night.

She is a complete velcro pug. Loves to be with her humans. Loves everyone including her foster brothers and sister. She even likes the cat. This little girl is perfect and won’t last long. She should be available around the beginning of May.

NalaPH ID: #6391
Nala 2 likely spent her early years as a breeder but we know that she has had a loving home for the past five years. Unfortunately her elderly person had to surrender her because of his health issues but she obviously spent lots of time in his lap and she loves to cuddle. She’s approximately 10 year old but acts much younger! She scampers after toys and likes to be outside and go for short walks where she happily trots ahead. She has weak hind legs from time spent inn a cage but doesn’t seem to let it bother her. She is navigating porch steps just fine most of the time but does need to scoot to go potty. She’s fine with cats and kids and other dogs. She’s a happy and sweet little girl with a great personality!

NaraPH ID: #6568
Nara a very timid girl, but wants to be near her people. She will roll over for belly rubs, but on her time. She is learning how to receive love and that not all humans are bad. Nara plays very well with others dogs and enjoys mealtimes. We are working on potty training. She will use the puppy pads and knows how to go in and out of the doggy door.

Nara will thrive in a home that will allow her to slowly come into her personality and that will be patient while she's potty training. She is desperate for love and looking for the perfect family.

NelsonPH ID: #6553
Introducing beautiful Nelson. At a mere 9 months of age, this handsome tyke is on the mend due to fractures in his leg and pelvis. This poor baby was hit by a car and thanks to PugHearts, he'll be getting a new lease on life.

He'll be with foster mom for some time to heal.

Potty training is going well.

Eating kibble with veggies and snack times are fruits or doggy treats.

Be on the lookout for this youngster. Oh, he's always on Full puppy mode.

NinaPH ID: #6247
Nina was surrendered to PugHearts with her older sister Tabitha. They came from a backyard breeder situation in the Valley. Poor Nina was only 6 weeks old and extremely anemic when she shirts made her way here. She has since recovered and is flourishing in her foster home. She loves toys and chasing her foster siblings around the yard. Nina is a tiny thing, and will more than likely be a very small pug. Probably only 12 lbs. she will be spayed and have her nares done prior to being adopted.

NoniPH ID: #6488
Introducing Foster Noni. This is the most precious girl. Noni is a Frenchie. She is full of love and kisses. Noni is paralyzed from the waist down. She was a rescue from BARC presumably hit by a car, but that isn’t the case.

She has degenerative neurological deficits with severely atrophied back legs and hips.

While we cannot know what her future holds, she is safe, loved, and will celebrate Christmas with us.

I picked her up yesterday and she is integrating well within our group.

She is hospice and we will guide her through her remaining days as quality of life is determined.

Noni has already captured our hearts. She had me at first lick. Literally, was placed in the car, turned and licked my hand immediately.

Her spirit and will are incredible.

I even had her standing for a brief moment. There are no promises except she will be loved.

OdiePH ID: #6535
Odie is a 15 year old owner surrender due to changes in his family's circumstances. His guiding philosophy in life appears to be that age is just a number because if not for his beautiful white face and paws, you would never guess he is that old! Odie doesn't show a lot of interest in playing with the other dogs in our house, but he gets along well with them. He loves when his humans bring out toys and play with him! Odie is our little shadow throughout the day and will follow us everywhere we go. He sleeps well in the big bed or in his crate, and he loves to snuggle with his humans on the couch. He is great with kids, and his potty manners are impeccable! Odie has some arthritis and will be on medication for life because of it. He takes his medication easily every day and he gets around well without help, although a home with stairs would be a challenge for him. Odie is a little hard of hearing. This sweet senior is as sweet as he is handsome, so don't pass him by!

OpheliaPH ID: #5085
Ophelia comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande valley.

She is a 4 year old fawn female. She is severe heartworm positive and will have to go through treatment prior to adoption.

From Ophelia's foster: Ophelia is a Velcro pug, very energetic and happy. She loves toys, Nyla bones and plush toys, but unfortunately she has mega esophagus which can be irritated by over enthusiastic play or stress. She loves tummy and chest rubs and she will let you know if you have not fulfilled her pet/scratch quota by pawing at your hand. She gives kisses and is very excited most of the time. Which has been alittle worrisome during her heart worm treatment. The mega esophagus is manageable with elevated food and rest 20-30 mins after feeding. Ophelia is a delightful little girl that adds a bright spot to everyday.

Medical hold and then pending adoption with his foster Mom.

PeonyPH ID: #6544
Peony came to us as a tiny 8 week old puppy with an abscess that was pushing her eye out. She wasn't eating sufficiently due to her discomfort so she was folding her paws under instead of standing on them. She got evaluated the same day and it was determined that the eye had lost all function and had to be removed.

Immediately after her enucleation surgery you could tell she felt just so much better. She was gobbling her meals up and getting more rambunctious by the hour. She healed beautifully and is the cutest winky I know. She is full of spunk and is catching up on the lost time when she couldn't play by playing non stop.

To no-one surprise Peony is pending adoption and will be officially adopted once she is old enough to be spayed.

PoseyPH ID: #6526
Sweet Posey came to PugHearts in terrible condition

Posey is why you spay your dogs. Pyometra almost killed her; and to top off, she is also heartworm positive.

After emergency blood transfusion and surgery in the RGV, she was NOT out of the woods yet. She was still passing clots and didn’t want to lift her head for very long. Following a second surgery by our vet here in Houston, she is starting to feel better and build back up her weight and blood volumes.

People let her down before but we will not! We will be there every step of her journey.

PreciousPH ID: #6592
Full Description Coming Soon!

PrincePH ID: #6368
Prince is a very spry older pug who has a vision impairment. However, this does not slow him down at all! He is very curious and loves to explore his environment. He has a habit of getting into small spaces and falling asleep. So we get to play hide and seek with him. He loves dinner time and soft food. Before he was rescued by PugHearts he had his jaw broken at some point, it has healed and left him with a very happy expression. He is learning how to receive love. He has started whining in our general direction to let us know he would like to be picked up and loved on.

ReginaPH ID: #6596
Foster Regina made her way to PugHeart as a stray found in Corpus Christi. This sweet, 5 year old pug/chihuahua mix (AKA chug) is heartworm negative and healthy, other than having some itchy skin and needing to be spayed (currently scheduled for 5/13). She is the happiest girl you’ll meet, with her tail constantly wagging. She likes to be with her people and will follow you from room to room, and will take advantage of any opportunity to snuggle. Foster Regina is calm and social, seamlessly joining our pack of five like she had been here all along. She is 100% potty trained, crate trained, sleeps through the night, and we are yet to hear her bark! Did I mention that she has the cutest little toothy smile and gives the sweetest kisses? She is possibly the most perfect dog and will certainly make the perfect addition to any family. She would be equally well suited for a house or apartment, and could be an only dog or join fur siblings.

RenaPH ID: #6581
Rena recently made the long journey from China to Houston to start her new life. We estimate she is around 4 years old, we will know more after her intake exam. Rena is 100% velcro, and her personality is starting to come out. She is sweet, smart, curious, loves toys, gets along well with other dogs, and loves food and treats! She is doing excellent with potty training, already knows to go to the door when she needs to go outside. We still have some training to do in terms of crating and commands. Also, this girl is quite athletic, she can jump gates so she needs a secure environment. She is one special girl and is on her way to her forever home!


RomeoPH ID: #6600
His name is Romeo and the name fits him perfectly. He is 2 years old. He is the sweetest loving soul that makes you just fall in love with him at first sight. He is the perfect package. He loves kids of all ages. He loves all dogs of all sizes and ages. He is 100% house trained. Besides some allergy issues, an ear infection that is being treated and needing some pounds shed, he is a perfectly healthy happy boy! Once he looses some weight, I believe he will start acting the age he is and running and playing in no time.

RykerPH ID: #6462
Ryker comes to PugHearts after living his entire 2 years of life outside in a dog house. Unfortunately, because of that Ryker is already Heartworm positive and will need to undergo treatment prior to adoption. He is a beautiful big muscular boy that is slowly adjusting to life as an inside and very well loved pug. Ryker weighs 25lbs but is sure he’s a lap dog. He’s enjoying his new life, sleeping in the big bed every night and giving his foster mommy lots of kisses. We are working on boundaries and house training which is sometimes difficult for an outside dog, but Ryker is doing amazing and has been without a belly band for the past 5 days. He’s learned that everyone has a place at mealtimes, and he goes into his crate with no coaxing at all. It’s hard to find Ryker without a stuffed toy in his mouth, and he’ll bring them to bed with him too. He loves playing with his foster siblings. Ryker will do best in an active home that will allow him to burn off some of that puppy energy he has!

SamuelPH ID: #6546
Samuel is an energetic, 2-year-old, love muffin! This boy loves to play, is demanding for attention and ready to make memories with his forever family. Samuel loves children, especially little boys, and having a human brother or sister would make his life complete! He plays well with other dogs, but would also do well as an only dog - as long as his family is ready to give him lots of attention! Even though he is high energy, he is also the sweetest, cutest thing you ever did see and will snuggle up in your lap and give lots of kisses. He has a sweet personality and is opening up more everyday. He does mark when in a new environment, and we are working on his potty training. He is scheduled for his neuter mid-April and will be ready for a forever family.

ShaynaPH ID: #6478
Hi, my name is Shayna! In Yiddish, it means beautiful. I’m a 7 year old pug who came from China. I was brought by Pughearts to this wonderful country to start my sweet and pampered life. Because of my past life, I feel a little anxious and scared of humans. Good thing is that my foster mommy is very patient and allows me to stay in my crate where I feel safe. I’m scheduled to have my dental soon and nares surgery to help me breathe better. I know how to use the pee pad and will master the doggy door soon. By the way, I just want to say that I have adorable stubby legs and cute underbite which make me unique.

SheilaPH ID: #6379
Sheila - a beautiful 9yr old brindle Bug, Boston Terrier and Pug. She has a definite voice and likes to be heard! She is mostly potty trained, she eats well and enjoys every bite! She is a body bug - wants to be with her person at all times and that includes sitting next to you to watch tv! Sheila is learning to relax and be with other dogs. I do think she would prefer and would do well in a quiet environment as an only dog, although she has fit into our grumble. She likes a routine!

Sheila came into PugHearts with severe bladder stones and has had those removed - but this also requires her to have a special diet which is no big deal!

Please consider this special girl! She needs a simple, quiet forever home to call her own!

After spending some time with this sweet girl - let me just say she is amazing. Sheila is a velcro pug - she makes every step we do, lays next to you whenever she can. She always protects the older ones in the house, and has turned out to be a great momma dog to our much younger foster.

Please consider Sheila - she wants so badly to have her own family that will love her as much as she loves!!?

ShermanPH ID: #6189
Sherman is a 13 year old man found wandering all alone. He has seen the vet and is now on medication for his severe arthritis and had a dental that ended with no remaining teeth. He is neutered and heartworm negative. This is a talkative, gentle, sweet man. He gets along well with the other pugs in my house and ADORES his people.

His face is glorious and his eyes will melt your heart.

ShinerPH ID: #6450
Shiner is an spunky 11 year old owner surrender that made his way to PugHearts with his older brother Tank. After careful consideration and evaluation we have concluded that they are not bonded and can be adopted separately. Shiner is in amazing health, receiving a perfect report from his intake exam and requires no medicines. Shiner only has eyes for his person, and those eyes of his are beautiful! He does well with other dogs, cats and children. His absolute favorite thing is to sleep on a pillow next to his person in the big bed at night. He is doing great on house training, and doesn’t mind voicing his opinion when things aren’t going his way. Shiner will make a perfect addition to any home!

SophiePH ID: #6590
Hey everyone! Meet Sophie!

She is a 6 yr old heartworm negative ball of fluff!! She is a velcro pup that loves belly rubs! She is low energy and does fine with other dogs but she has a different opinion about cats so she needs to be in a home without cats. As you can see she has a little weight problem which is causing her hips to hurt but we are working on that. She will be available for adoption in late April, after her dental and reassessment of her hip pain. The girl has weight loss goals!!

SybilPH ID: #5638
Sybil comes to us from Mississippi

Sybil is a 12 year old, heart worm negative female. She is one of the Mississippi 6 rescued from a puppy mill. This girl is a sweetheart and loves people. She is truly a Velcro pug— loves to follow you, sit with you, snuggle with you, loves attention!

Sybil is a resilient puppy mill survivor and a true sweetheart. This wonderful 12 year old girl LOVES people, other dogs, snuggles, cuddles, and will follow you everywhere! She is slightly vision impaired, but has excellent hearing. She is potty trained, crate trained, and heartworm negative. Don’t miss out on this senior lady with a heart of gold. What a great little buddy!


SylvesterPH ID: #6589
Welcome Foster Sylvester to PugHearts. He is very playful, loves people and sleeps in his crate overnight. We are learning more about him everyday but this what we know so far:

He loves to play with balls.

1 year young

heartworm negative

scheduled for neuter and nares next month

TadpolePH ID: #6585
Tadpole is one of the last group of China pugs. She is already missing an eye and has a scratch on the remaining eye that is being treated already.

She is estimated to be 2 to 3 years old. She will have her official intake exam soon and we will update once that occurs.

TankPH ID: #6451
Tank is a 12 year old owner surrender that made his way to PugHearts with his younger brother Shiner. After careful consideration and evaluation, we have have concluded that they are not bonded and can be adopted separately. Tank is both blind and deaf but maneuvers around new surroundings like a champ. It took him no time at all to map out both the house and yard at his foster home. He’s completely house trained and will hive a little whine at the backdoor when it’s time for him to go outside. Tank required daily eye drops for dry eye, and will have entropion surgery prior to adoption. He has impeccable house manners, and wags his tail anytime he gets attention. Dog beds are a must for Tank. He prefers one in every room, and will snooze the day away while you’re at work or cleaning house. Tank is the absolute sweetest man and will make the perfect addition to any home.

TatePH ID: #6572
Full Description Coming Soon!

TessPH ID: #5501
Sweet Tess is an 11 year old female with spinal issues. She was surrendered due to changes in her family.

Tess is a beautiful fawn female, about 9-11 years old and owner surrendered when her family could no longer take care of her and her fur siblings. We can truly say Tess picks her human and becomes obsessed with them. She has picked her foster daddy lol. She pines for him when he is not in her line of vision. Her previous owners thought she was paralyzed and carried her around but Tessy walks just fine, especially if Foster Daddy leaves the room, Tessy gets up to follow him. She has either IVDD or DM. Fortunately she is continent of urine and stool and we take her out for frequent potty breaks. Unfortunately, due to being a spinal dog, she has chronic UTI's. She likes toys, sleeping in the big bed next to her person and head scratches. She will defend her food from the other pugs if they get too close, barks at the younger dogs when they get too rowdy and can get quite feisty. She is a special needs pug so probably will not get adopted. But that's ok, we will enjoy her for as long as needed.


TessaPH ID: #6132

Tessa came to PugHearts from San Antonio back in November as a 7 week old puppy with a prolapsed rectum. A prolapse will typically occur in puppies that haven’t been properly dewormed, causing severe diarrhea. A purse string was put in by the vet in San Antonio prior to her transport to Houston.

What is a purse string? Think of it as a drawstring in her rectum to hold her insides in, similar to holding the contents of a bag in place. This is so important because the longer that the bowls are out, the more necrotic the tissue becomes.

The purse string stayed in for 2 weeks and less than 48 hours after it was out, Tessa prolapsed again. She was rushed back to our vet to have an additional purse string. This is when we assumed the problem was bigger than we thought and it was discovered that Tessa has no muscle tone in her rectum. This purse string stayed in for 3 weeks, and this time she prolapsed less than 24 hours from removal. I became quite versed in pushing her colon back inside her body every time she prolapsed, until her emergency surgery was performed the following day.

Dr. Hendrix performed a Coloplexy on Tessa, essentially pulling and tacking the colon to the abdominal wall and leaving no room for an additional prolapse to occur.

Since this surgery, we have been finding out all the additional problems Tessa has, and assume she born with this defect. She has a total collapse of the 7th vertebrae leading into her pelvis causing nerve damage to the colon, which also gives her a funny gait and a spastic neurogenic colon. She has the urge to poop all the time, and will posture constantly with some, little or nothing coming out. It ends up on her, the other dogs, me and the wall on occasion. She has to have her anal glands manually expressed on a weekly basis because her body can’t do it. She will never be able to jump on and off the furniture or use stairs. There’s mornings that I want to scream and cry while I’m scrubbing poop, but then I see her and everything is worth it.

We’ve treated her with prednisone and metronidazole to no avail, and we currently have her on Tylan which has helped the consistency be more formed. She is on a strict diet of GI high energy wet food and Biome

If Tessa hadn’t found her way to PugHearts, she would not be here. There is no information on treating this condition because most dogs would have died or been euthanized. PugHearts is fighting for Tessa and we are doing everything that we can to help her. It’s not cheap, Her dog food is almost $80 a bag, but this little baby deserves the best. SLPH accepts manufacturers coupons for the Hill’s Science Diet food, if you’d like to donate those at the clinic. I had $15 worth today!

Today Tessa had her last booster. At this point, most puppies would be ready for adoption. Tessa is not. We’ve concluded that Tessa might not ever be adoptable, but we also aren’t calling her hospice. It’s unknown what Tessa might have to tackle next and with Pughearts and me as her foster, we will be ready to take on anything, but it’s not a burden we want future adopters to have to face.

Tessa is my baby. She is spoiled rotten just like she’s suppose to be. She spends the majority of her day being held or in my lap, and sleeps every night curled around my neck.

Please consider donating to Tessa’s care. She deserves the world and PugHearts is going to give it to her

TobyPH ID: #6536
Welcome Foster Toby to PugHearts! He is a VERY sweet boy. He’s a bigger pug but NOT fat. (Guessing 24lbs-ish). Very affectionate and LOVES to give kisses. So far, he would much rather be with his person than play with the other dogs. He loves to sleep with his people, too. Whichever home he goes, they must love getting kisses, being followed around and snuggling. He’s around 2 yrs old, neutered and will have his intake later this week.

TonyPH ID: #6086
Tony, Tony The Tiger, He's grrrrrrreat! Tony is a 9 yr old male.

He has had with a long battle with scaly, itchy, irritated skin issues.

He had allergy testing done and we did not find anything that would be the cause of his suffering.

He currently takes a Benadryl and 2.5 mg Prednisone daily. Baths are done regularly with a medicated shampoo

His ears get inflamed and he tends to chew on his feet when that happens.

Because of his skin irritation, Tony is NOT a fan of being picked up. He is looking for a forever home with no kids, as when he feels anxious about being picked up or having his ears/feet messed with, he will growl and want to snap to tell you to stop.

This is just his only way to tell you he doesn't feel good or that he is scared. This is manageable and we are here to help the right family understand his behaviors and make modifications for him to feel safer.

Tony is housebroken, uses my doggy door and crates well at night to sleep.

This poor guy is worth the extra time to gain his trust and love.

Just look at his precious face!

TrixiePH ID: #6574
Bloom where you are planted. -Trixie

She is blooming more and more every day since arriving from China. Today she pottied outside once, sat when told to once, and greeted me with the best butt wiggle ever!

Trixie is one of the several pugs that were rescued and brought to the US from China. She is 5 years old, smallish (about 15 lbs), does well in the crate, gets along with the other dogs, and would do well with kids. Her challenges include she needs to continue to work on house training, she will eat everyone's food if given the opportunity, she is a little timid, and she needs nares and soft palate surgery to help her breathe better. Oh, and she walks a little wonky, but it's endearing. She's beginning to find her voice and will occasionally bark at me if I'm moving too slow getting her meal to her. Food is a huge motivator which has helped in her training. She has learned to sit and almost has stay down. I also shower her with praise and a treat for using the restroom outside. I think she will be house trained soon based on her ability to learn quickly and her obsession with treats. She will be ready in early May to go to her new home.

TrudyPH ID: #6594
Trudy is a 5 year old petite female. She was an owner surrender due to changes in the home. She is spayed and heartworm negative. Other than her monthly preventative, she takes no meds. She does have permanent hair loss on her chest, tummy and neck but it is hardly noticeable, she is beautiful! She is a shy, polite princess that loves pets and cuddles. She loves to be close to her person whether on the couch or just sitting under your chair on the patio. She has a sunken vulva so she may be prone to UTIs but so far there have been no issues. She does like to take her time making her potty cause she has to find just the right spot. She has been allowed to roam freely in the main part of the house and sleeps on the couch. She does not appreciate crates and hates diapers!! Thankfully we haven’t needed either after our first try at them. She LOVES walks and will keep you in shape with her speed!! She was shy at first but is warming up nicely. The large, crazy puppy was overwhelming at first but she is learning to hold her own with him when they play and put him in his place when he gets out of line. She gets along well with the other non-crazy dogs and the cat. She is scheduled for nares and possible palate correction on May 7th.

TumblePH ID: #4878
Tumble is a 10 yr old female better known as Tummy or Tum Tum. She is heartworm negative and already spayed.

From Tumble's foster: Tumble is a special needs foster, not due to health issues (as she is VERY HEALTHY), but due to fear and trust issues.

Tumble comes to PugHearts scared of everything. She does not trust men at all and will bark and bark to let them know to go away. She will trust women and is the sweetest, gentlest, loving girl once you earn her trust.

I love and adore Tumble. Tumble and my husband....not so much. Tumble is looking for a patient lady that is willing to go slowly and allow Tumble to trust you completely.

She is housebroken, heartworm negative, kennels on command and wags her whole body when she is happy to see you. Tumble is learning to trust my husband through food. She is a typical pug and food is her motivator.

I know there is a perfect home out there for her....it is just going to take time and patience to find it......just like it will take time and patience for Tumble to trust a forever family.

VicPH ID: #6601
Meet Foster Vic! This little man is estimated to be about 3 months old, but we'll have a better idea of his age once he goes in for his intake exam.

He's your typical active puppy and goes and goes until he crashes. He's doing great with his potty training, and has only had one accident since he's been with us. He goes potty in the grass like a champ, and doesn't even mind if the grass is wet!

He sleeps in his crate at night, and has had a dry bed each morning! He whimpers a little bit when we put him to bed, but settles down pretty quickly, and he sleeps through the night. Everyone gets a treat before bedtime, and they know when they see the treat that they need to be in their crate to get it. He's a very smart little boy, and runs to his crate with everyone else.

He still needs his neuter, but once that's complete, he'll be ready for his furever home. Get those apps in quick!

WaldenPH ID: #6515
Sweet, sweet Walden is an approximately 4 year old pug mix. He came to PugHearts from a shelter in Laredo and is settling into his foster home, slowly but surely. Initially, he was very uncertain of his foster family, shaking and cowering when they reached to pet him. He has come a long way with trust, but still has a ways to go. He is learning how to be loved. Walden feels most comfortable with his foster mom and foster tween and teen humans. Despite his fears, he is a very gentle and kind pup. He loves to be pet (especially belly rubs) and snuggle on the couch or bed with his foster family. He pretty much always sleeps with his tongue hanging out, which makes him even cuter. He is very calm and not an active guy by any stretch. We don't think he knows how to play with toys as he doesn't give them a second look. He is mostly house-trained as long as he can go outside on a regular basis. When the weather is nice, he loves to sun himself in the mornings. An added bonus - he is cat friendly! Walden will be available in a few months after his neuter surgery and heartworm treatment. Walden is looking for a forever family that will give him the life and all the love he deserves. He will be a wonderful addition to any family!

WesleyPH ID: #6013
Wesley, 9 years old, is a pug mix who was picked up as a stray. His physical exam reflects that he has had medical care in the past. He is heartworm negative and has had dental care. Wesley's behavior reflects that he is used to living inside as a pet. He perches on sofas and chairs and loves to snuggle. Wesley gets along with other dogs and can follow simple directions. Wesley is an affectionate fellow who would love to have a permanent home.

WillPH ID: #6505
Will is a 4-year-old adorable black male. He is a little fellow and may have a short-legged breed in his genes. Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive and will need to go through heartworm treatment. He is crate trained and is working on his house training. He loves to play with toys and his foster friends. He is a snuggly little fellow and as sweet as can be.

This guy is pending adoption at this time.

WinxPH ID: #6587
Winx is a black female shelter doll from the Rio Grande Valley.

At just 7 months old, and a miniscule 6 pounds, Winx came to us with an eye injured beyond repair, so our vets surgically removed it; hence, Winx. She bounced right back to tearing around the yard like nothing happened, and has only her spay to be home ready mid May. She also has luxating patellas (knees), resulting in a bit of a curved, hunched back, and slight wobble in her gait, making healthy lifetime weight maintenance imperative.

Meantime, Winx is loving foster life, the attention, regular baths and meals, her pug mates, and all things puppy. While she is doing well with crate training and outside potties, like every youngster, she will need consistency and guidance in her new home for several months to come. As expected, Winx will chew just about anything, but responds well to redirection, and is crazy about her Nylabones. She is the shiniest mirror black, with not a stitch of white hair.

If you're up for raising a pup, consider this one eyed wonder, guaranteed to deliver years of love and laughs.