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AbbyPH ID: #6966
Abby is 9 weeks old and 4 pounds of pug puppy perfection! She loves toys, bully sticks and can romp and play her day away. She is a pro at crate training and sleeping all night with no accidents in the crate. Abby quickly goes potty outside and is a good eater of dry kibble. She is completely socialized around children but nips and nibbles with very sharp teeth as all puppies do. Abby loves other dogs and would do well in a home with dogs (she has not been tested around cats). Baby Abby is a rare jewel and completely healthy with a shiny beautiful fawn body, dark stripe down her back, a black expressive face and a white patch on her chest with a perfect coiled puggy tail. She has such a delightful personality and brings instant joy into every room. Abby is a dream Pug!!!

AlexPH ID: #7027
Alex is an 8 year old male with a beautiful black, shiny coat and nicely curled tail. He is very sweet and follows me everywhere. He doesn’t like crates, but he will sleep in the bed with me or in a bed on the bedroom floor. We are working on house training and his meal time manners. He is heart worm negative and will be getting neutered and a dental on 7/19. I don’t know if he gets along with cats or small children, but he is very laid back. He is handsome and wants nothing more than to be around his human.

AnnePH ID: #7033
Anne is a four year female who is Is heartworm positive and currently going through her treatment. This little girl has the sweetest face. She’s slowly but surely coming out of her shell, loves to play with toys, is a good eater, and loves her human. Her house manners are coming along. She still barks at everything she sees when she’s out walking. She does well on a leash. Our walks are still a work in progress.

ApolloPH ID: #7126
Please Welcome Apollo to PugHearts!

Apollo made his way from The Valley. He’s a 5 year old Brindle French Bulldog.

Apollo really is such a sweet boy. He is a true lover and so loyal to his people. By his appearance I cannot imagine his life before PugHearts. He is so skinny with patches of hair missing on his back and tail, presumably from fleas because some parts are raw. His fur is thin and it’s obvious he’s been an outside only dog. Apollo is also heartworm positive. His fear of not getting enough food or another dog being mean to him is not all that surprising.

This poor boy had to fight for survival and now that he has a warm bed to sleep in and he gets 2 yummy meals a day, I’m hoping Apollo understands that he’s safe, he’s secure and he’s loved.

Apollo will need a patient and loving family, preferably as the only dog, that will love him and continue to show him he’s special. Apollo shows no aggression to people, unless you consider massive amounts of kisses aggressive, and he is the best boy at house training and crate training. He constantly wants to assert his dominance to other dogs, especially if he’s worried that he’s losing his food or might have to share my attention. He loves relaxing in the dog bed chewing a nylabone, especially if he has me in his sights. He doesn’t appear to have any anxiety when it comes to separation or being left alone.

Like most Frenchies he’s a little stubborn and hard headed, with a dash of OCD, but learning the best way to redirect him will alleviate most problems.

Apollo was recently neutered, and he had his nares, palate and saccules done as well.

I know Apollo has the perfect home out there waiting for him.

ArabellaPH ID: #7114
Arabella is a beautiful two year little lady that was dumped in a neighborhood. A Good Samaritan saved her from the hot august day and after exhausting all efforts to find her home, PugHearts stepped in to find her a forever home. She was found with an old collar that was clearly on for too long and was way too tight causing a pretty ugly looking hotspot. She had fleas and tapeworms. She was treated for everything and went in for her intake so that she could get the vaccines she needed. Arabella will need to be spayed and have her palate done prior to adoption. Her palate is a 4 out of 4, which is causing her some wet breathing and makes her foam at the mouth when she gets too excited. Arabella has done amazing in her foster home. She has plenty of puppy energy with house manners of a mature dog. She does well in a crate and has done good at house training. She enjoys playing with all of her foster siblings and loves her plush, squeaky toys. Arabella would do great in a home with another playmate. She loves her foster mommy and is an amazing cuddler either on the couch or the big bed at night. She has the most beautiful little face with the cutest ears and softest fur. Arabella deserves a home where she will be treated like the princess that she is!

ArchiePH ID: #7086
Archie (4 yrs) has had a rough start at life. He was one of five that PugHearts took from a breeder who dumped them. He lived in an outside pen his entire life and not treated nice by humans. He is also the only one of the five rescued that is heart worm positive.

Archie is scared of his own shadow, cowers near humans and jumps at every little noise. He does, however, get along with other dogs and has not shown any aggression.

His foster mom is showering him with love, patience and a quiet place to decompress and observe other dogs and how they should be treated. Archie will not be ready for adoption until at least December 1st due to heartworm treatment. Availability after that will depend on his timetable and when he is ready to trust humans.

Keep checking back for updates.

ArnoldPH ID: #7156
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AshPH ID: #7104
…and from the ashes, rose a phoenix.

To know Ash’s background, you wouldn’t blame him if he was bitter, surly, or even skittish. But despite his past, Ash is one of the most loving and mild-mannered pugs I have ever met. Due to his history and likely his heart worm diagnosis, he’s a tiny guy at only 16.8 lbs. You’d be forgiven for thinking he was a puppy but, in fact, he is a mature 8 year old. I like to think that for Ash, this is his opportunity to experience the joyous puppyhood he was deprived of. Everything he experiences, he experiences with wonder; from a random treat here and there, walks around the neighborhood, and even chasing dragonflies in the back yard. Like a puppy, he’s still working on some of the fundamentals such as potty training, but he’s demonstrating a real willingness to do what it takes to be a good boy and I have the upmost faith that he will be successful in this endeavor. Ash is an absolute cuddle bug but not quite Velcro. He will give you your space, if needed. He’s scheduled for his neuter on September 12th and will have to undergo treatment for heart worms for a month or two following that. After that, this little man will be absolutely ready to find his forever home, forever lap, and to live his second puppyhood to its fullest!

Aunt BeaPH ID: #7155
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AutumnPH ID: #7123
Autumn is 2 years old and wide-eyed for life. She is amazingly loyal, sweet-natured, and could pass as your second shadow. I’ve only had her for two days, but she has claimed me as her own immediately. Wherever I’ve been walking, her little paws have been tapping alongside, and when I look down, her face has been glued to mine. She comes when called, sits on command, and minds my older dog. Not only is she a natural cuddle bunny, Autumn is also playful with toys and my dog Charlotte. She is ready for her forever family.

We are working on potty training and barking at passing strangers.

AveryPH ID: #6986
Please welcome little baby Avery to PugHearts. This little doll is only 11 weeks old and was surrendered to PugHearts when her owners were quick to realize they weren’t quite ready for a new puppy.

Avery has some tummy issues we are working on and still has some puppy worms which will all resolve with the current meds she’s taking. Avery is not yet potty trained, but uses the puppy pads and will follow the others outside when they go…so I’m sure she’ll get it down in no time! She loves to play, she loves to nap, and she loves to be held…but most of all, she loves exploring her new little world! Avery still needs all of her vaccines and will need to be spayed before adoption but for now PugHearts will make sure she has everything she needs until she finds her forever family.

Welcome to PugHearts, sweet Avery…we are so glad you are here!

BanditPH ID: #7163
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BarnettPH ID: #7017
Although Barnett is a handsome man, he has not been well cared for. He joined PugHearts with an ear infection, weak back legs, and heartworm positive.

Thankfully, he was immediately started on meds, and lots of love.

He is 8 years old, but still displays the attitude of a much younger dog. He likes toys, likes to play gently, and gets super excited to see his people. He get along great with other dogs and kids. He sleeps quietly in his crate and travels well in the car. He would probably do best in a home with few or no stairs due to his back legs which are a little wonky. He would also do well with rugs strategically placed to help him gain traction.

This sweet, happy boy is ready for his forever home after his neuter (6/22/22) and his heartworm treatment.

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.


BonniePH ID: #7072
Meet Bonnie, one of PugHearts' newest, she was found wandering the streets in west Houston.

Bonnie is 3 years old, heartworm negative, but will need to be spayed on August 9th. She is a larger frame pug, she is not fat just muscular.

Bonnie is very calm and gets along well with our large grumble. She is the first foster we have had that we let sleep in our bed. She loves sleeping under the covers making she she stay in contact with you.

She would a great addition for someone looking for a calm relaxed pug.

BooPH ID: #7143
Guess who?

This is Boo! No need to be scared, she is super sweet & loves to give kisses.

This little lady came in this week, she is active, sweet & loving all the attention she is getting. She is about 3 years old, 13 pounds & needs to put a little weight. We were lucky, she is Heartworm negative but seems to have a respiratory infection & UTI. We have started her on some meds that will help & she will get her spay in about 30 days.

BoomerPH ID: #7153
Say hello to Boomer! This 8 month old cutie pie was found wandering a neighborhood when a wonderful family reached out to PugHearts for help! Boomer is approximately 8 months old and is the sweetest little Pug! He loves to play, loves other dogs, loves people of all ages, and loves to be cuddled. He even sleeps on the big bed all night long without a peep! Boomer is heart worm negative, and is in excellent health (yep, he’s a Pugicorn)! He will need to have his big boy surgery before he’s ready to go, and he’s still working on his potty skills just like all puppies his age. But if you’re looking for a young, adorable, playful puppy, then look no further, Boomer is simply awesome! Welcome to PugHearts, Boomer, we are so glad you are here!

BosleyPH ID: #7130
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BruePH ID: #6781
Brue is a 10 year old pug who came to PugHearts after spending 5 days in a shelter. She stayed in the loving, caring home of a volunteer in the New Orleans area awaiting transport to Houston.

Her transport was “Paws and Pilots” program. Brue and Ace (a Scottie who went to Scottie Rescue) arrived in ??Conroe on Sunday afternoon. A very special Thanks to all who made this happen.

Lil Miss Brue had her intake exam Monday . Honestly, it was better than I thought, but still not good.

The good thing:

Heartworm NEGATIVE

No parasites

No pneumonia

Does not appear to have been used for breeding

Now the not go good thing:

Collapsing trachea

Cataract right eye

Shrunken globe left eye?

Limited if any vision

Hair thinning across body with redness of skin Skin condition due to low grade allergies

Urinalysis: bladder infection with possible kidney involvement

Body condition 3/9. Which means she is thin

Her spine is bowed as if she were kept in a small kennel

Brue is eating well, and loves her fluff trough which makes it easy for her eat.

She is on medications to help with the conditions she has. PugHearts will continue to treat and monitor her progress.

BrunoPH ID: #7117
Bruno is an energetic, silly, sweet and smart 8-month old pug puppy. He loves to play with his foster siblings, human and pugs alike. He sleeps in his crate at night time and when we go out for errands. He loves to chew on bones and squeaky toys. He loves activities that include him and loves to wrestle with others or towels or any other toy. He absolutely loves his people and will want to be near you as much as you can. His potty manners are progressing with very few accidents inside and moving to more days without belly band and/or dry belly band. He knows how to ring the door bell to go outside and loves his praise and treat for going potty outside. He also gets two walks a day, morning and night, to keep him engaged and his energy level to what's manageable for our Senior pugs household. He would do great with a family that's active or has active kids or active pups for him to play around and learn to be another well behaved member of the family. He walks really nice on leash and loves to ask for pets to any passersby. He has one of the cutest pug faces with ears and tail to match. At night, he loves a good lap to snuggle and sleep rolled up in a ball next to you. He can watch a whole movie in your lap once he settles in... and may try to steal the popcorn too.

BudPH ID: #7105
Bud is estimated to be 8 years old and comes to PugHearts from a shelter where he was left after a life of breeding.

This poor boy is on a road to recovery as he is learning how to live without being in a crate, learning what it means to house trained, and most importantly - how to be loved by humans and love them back.

BusterPH ID: #6930
Sweet as can be Mr. Buster B. He’s about 6 years old, loves to cuddle and get loved on by everyone. Very active and trained. Buster was found just wandering in the streets; you can tell he came from a home that just left him outside and didn’t take care of his health. The vet found intestinal and heart worms, but he is a fighter. Awesome pet to have for a family

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!

CalliePH ID: #6946
Introducing Callie.

This adorable chunk was surrendered to PugHearts thru zero fault of her own. As evidenced by her photos (even they don't represent her in person fluffiness), she more closely resembles a baby walrus than a pug. We want her around a long time, so we are helping her with that. This is a 9 yr old, small frame girl... who weighs... wait for it... 28 pounds.

• Yes. She's on a diet starting TODAY.

• Goal weight 18-19.

• Treating for the now familiar skin and ear issues.

• Pending thyroid panel, in case there is a metabolic component we can also treat.

But for tonight, Callie's had a sweet ride, full vet workup, ear meds, skin meds, a snack, a second sweet ride, therapy bath, and already found an affable friend. All of this the SAME DAY she was surrendered. That's how we roll.

Callie is already displaying some alpha tendencies, with toy and food guarding. She may ultimately do better with no or one other passive mate.

Keep watch on Facebook and Instagram as we learn more about Callie, and celebrate yet another transformation to health. There's a waistline in there somewhere.

Carrie AnnPH ID: #7028
Welcome Carrie Ann to PugHearts!

She's staying temporarily with me until her foster parents can pick her up.

This is what I know about her so far.

1. 6 years old, 11 lbs.; she's small, super velcro and vocal.

2. Has hookworms and belly rash which are currently being treated.


4. She crates only for sleeping, has some separation anxiety when not able to reach her person.

5. Not currently house trained, but we're going to be working on that.

She need to be spayed.

She will need a family that is patient, understanding and very loving.

A Family that will continue to work with her once she's in her forever home.

CassandraPH ID: #7109
Cassandra is estimated to be around 3 years old weighing 19lbs. She is a healthy very active girl that loves to run and chase her foster siblings. She loves toys and hooves to chew. She does well in a crate but also loves to be in the big bed. She is sweet and loves to give kisses.

CedarPH ID: #7140
Get ready for PugHearts newest brindle beauty!

Please Welcome Cedar! This pretty girl is 2 years old and full of puppy energy and excitement. She loves other dogs and is working on boundaries and training! Cedar is healthy and just waiting on her spay and boosters.

I had to show off her perfect side profile…just wait for the perfect tail pictures to come soon!

Get your apps in quick! This beauty will not last long!

ChinoPH ID: #7170
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ChipPH ID: #7160
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Chocolate PH ID: #6958
When we say any pug...

Meet Miss Chocolate. Her owner fell on hard times and initiated contact with us several months ago. Many conversations and assurances later, owner was ready, and tearfully surrendered her very loved baby, knowing we could provide the needed care she could not.

While we have and have had many seniors over the years, we believe Chocolate to be the senior-est of them all, at 17-19 yo. Her estimated 2011 age when initially found was 8, but we feel she may be a tad younger...

Chocolate LOVES these cool mornings and scouting every single corner of the yard. She has a voracious appetite, and does not object to, but holds no interest in her pug mates. She is blind, but still hears some. She is surprisingly inquisitive and mobile. Naturally, some other age related ailments like arthritis have set in. Chocolate also has several masses we will be addressing soon, and will update her medical/adoptability status as we learn it. Chocolate is 15 pounds of confidence, hunger, curiosity, and opinions.

Chocolate's days may not be long, but will be filled with love, copious snacks, and the best veterinary care money can buy.

Meantime, follow her story on Facebook and Instagram.

ClaraPH ID: #6979
If you are looking for a constant companion and lap dog, Clara is the one! She is a 1 year old Chug that loves to play and cuddle. She is the perfect combination of pug and chihuahua. She will do best if she is the only dog. She doesn’t want to share your love with any other dogs. I do not have cats, so I don’t know how she will act around them. She loves toys! She will sleep quietly in a crate or with her human. She does tend to put everything in her mouth, so the house will have to be “childproofed”. She will also go into the garbage if she can get to it. She still has to be spayed and treated for heart worms. I have only had her for 2 weeks, so this is just my initial observation. Look for updates. In the meantime, I will enjoy her cuteness until she is ready for adoption!

CookiePH ID: #7122
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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.


CypressPH ID: #7141
Cypress is a healthy 3 year old cutie! He will be ready for his new home after his big boy surgery soon. Get those applications in quick, he won't last long! Just look at all of his rolls! And that head tilt! He gets along with other dogs, cats, and humans of all ages. He is the perfect little dude.

DaffodilPH ID: #7100
Meet Daffodil! I am definitely a “smell the daffodils!” kind of girl. I am a 6 year old female and have the sweetest disposition. Even though I was left in a kennel day and night for the first 6 years of my life at a puppy mill. Fortunately, I still have a love for people. I am a bit nervous at first, but I warm up rather quickly. I wag my tail with happiness at the sight of a familiar person. I am learning to toilet train and catching on quickly. I love to sleep on blankets and pillows. I am heart-worm negative and will be available for adoption early October. I do well with other dogs and cats. I can’t wait to meet you and begin my loving fur-ever life!

DarbyPH ID: #5993
This is bonded pair Darby and Drake. Originally they came into our rescue two years ago and were adopted. They were surrendered back to us recently thru no fault of their own. Volunteers flew to retrieve these babies to get them back to us!

Now they are two years older (10 and 11 yrs old) and Drake has medical issues (collapsing trachea and on meds for life and poop urgency, Darby is healthy).

Now the good stuff! They love their humans and follow us everywhere and will give you their love to the point they will trip you and break your hip from being under foot. They are house trained, but need to be taken out for their potty breaks on a regular basis. They are really cute! They eat everything, even their vegetables. Darby can be alpha at times but easily correctable and she loves chew toys, will collect them in her crate. Drake had the most endearing face, I call him Eeyore. There is a special family out there that may want this pair and that is my hope for them. Until that time, I will love on them, play with them, clean up after them, correct alpha behavior, bask in their adorableness and give them the very best home possible.

DarrenPH ID: #6980
Darren is a very active and happy 3 year old male. He is heartworm positive, so will need to go through treatment prior to adoption.

This boy LOVES to run and play. He plays well with other dogs and rests in his kennel at night.

DashPH ID: #7148
This is Dash- he is a very happy, chill 8 year old boy, very sweet & mellow. He is starting to come out of his shell a bit, and is now showing his playful side. He has not had an accident in the house, nor has he shown any interest in marking! Dash is an excellent houseguest who gets along dogs, people, and even cats!

DelilahPH ID: #6912
Meet PugHearts Delilah. She came to Pughearts after she was found laying in a ditch on side of a road and brought to a shelter. PugHearts was called to pick her up from the shelter. She is in poor condition.

At 13 years old, this poor girl is a mess:

1. Severe heartworms

2 Severe spinal issues (spondylosis and a few collapsed disk spaces)

3. Hip arthritis

4. A giant mammary mass. removed and found to me fibrosarcoma

5. Lots of possible mast cell tumors

6. A papilloma (wart) on her vulva

7. A firm mass on her rt carpus that might be a peripheral nerve sheath


8. Mineralized stuff in her kidneys that might be age related changes or

kidney stones

Sweet Delilah has a long road ahead of her.

If you can please donate to her medical care. She thanks you.

DonovanPH ID: #7121
Donovan came in to PugHearts with a horrific fungal infection that had attacked his entire body. While we were hoping for the best, the pictures were heartbreaking and made us worry that it was something we couldn’t heal or control.

Donovan was born in Mexico and was sold at a Flea Market in Laredo. A family from Katy was there visiting and saw the condition poor little Donny was in so they brought him back to help with treatment. When the treatment didn’t work they tried to find another home for him and that is how he managed to be in PugHearts care. Donovan is only 15 weeks old. After biopsies and several other tests were completed we finally knew what we were dealing with. By that time our treatment had already started working. He was quarantined in his foster home for a little more than a week while we waiting for his lesions to start healing. Now that he’s on the road to recovery and Donovan is allowed to play with others his personality is really coming out. He is 100% puppy. He’s learning boundaries and house manners from the other dogs that he didn’t learn from his own mom, more than likely taken away from her when he was far too young. He is Velcro and needs to know where you are at all times. He still has puppy habits that he’s working on. He loves playing, giving kisses and getting into mischief. He definitely needs a home that is patient with his puppy antics, and one that’s ready to be tripped by him multiple times a day.

Donovan has started the healing process and we expect him to make a full recovery. He will need to complete his puppy vaccines and his required surgeries prior to adoption.

DrakePH ID: #5994
This is bonded pair Darby and Drake. Originally they came into our rescue two years ago and were adopted. They were surrendered back to us recently thru no fault of their own. Volunteers flew to retrieve these babies to get them back to us!

Now they are two years older (10 and 11 yrs old) and Drake has medical issues (collapsing trachea and on meds for life and poop urgency, Darby is healthy).

Now the good stuff! They love their humans and follow us everywhere and will give you their love to the point they will trip you and break your hip from being under foot. They are house trained, but need to be taken out for their potty breaks on a regular basis. They are really cute! They eat everything, even their vegetables. Darby can be alpha at times but easily correctable and she loves chew toys, will collect them in her crate. Drake had the most endearing face, I call him Eeyore. There is a special family out there that may want this pair and that is my hope for them. Until that time, I will love on them, play with them, clean up after them, correct alpha behavior, bask in their adorableness and give them the very best home possible.

EdgarPH ID: #6711
Edgar is an active 3-year-old Fawn Male. He is an owner surrender through no fault of his own. (His owner was not allowed to take him to the college dorm.) He came to PugHearts with an injury to his eye. Unfortunately, the eye had to be removed shortly after intake. He will need to be neutered along with other possible procedures to help his breathing but then can be adopted, around Labor Day!

Edgar is house trained and working on kennel training. He wants to play with his foster brother, but cannot play until his eye is healed. I think he will be a rough and tumble playmate for a doggie friend and/or human friend. Come meet this fellow at the PugHearts events and watch for updates on the Facebook Page.

EliPH ID: #6884
Introducing foster Eli. He is 6 years old. Eli is a wonderful snuggle pug. He loves to be with his people. He loves to run in the backyard and follow you around. His most favorite thing is to sit in your lap or beside you.

When he first came to PugHearts, he was not too sure about getting to stay in the house, or what to do. It didn't take him long to become very comfortable being a spoiled boy. Eli also had trouble staying on his feet and would fall frequently, but now he doesn't fall at all, and runs and plays in the yard at potty and play time.

Eli has blossomed so much with the addition of Rimadyl once a day, it has made a remarkable difference. Eli also eats prescription SO food for bladder Crystals.

Eli has a completely collapsed disk at L1/L2 with marked spondylosis and presumed severe spinal compression. The spinal compression is causing the muscle atrophy and weakness in his rear legs. There is no pain.

He was kept outside and used for breeding before coming to PugHearts.

Eli sadly has heartworms. He will be ready for adoption once he has completed his heartworm treatment.

Will this sweet, wonderful boy be yours?

ElizabethPH ID: #7084
Foster Elizabeth is around 3 years old and is a ball of energy. This little beauty was a breeder dump. Came to us full of fleas, with halitosis, breathing hoarsely, and was very skinny.

She is good with other dogs and loves to cuddle with her humans. Elizabeth is working on her potty manners and taking meds but she is learning everyday. She will need to be spayed, have her nares fixed, and dental. Amazingly she is heartworm negative!

She's a little picky when it comes to food but she eats all of the kibble we give her and asks for more! I'm sure she will gain weight in no time!

ElliottPH ID: #7011
Meet Elliot! This handsome 1 year old spends his time playing away with our other dogs and half the time cuddling on the couch with you or snoozing away. He also loves to talk - when he is excited, he will woo-woo and bark.

He is great with kids and other dogs. If you have another playful dog, he might become their playmate (he is currently buddies with our 1 year old mastiff).

He is house trained (he uses a doggy door). Elliott is heartworm positive and will have to go through treatment prior to adoption.

EloisePH ID: #7077
Eloise is an extremely rare-to-rescue, postcard-perfect, nose-roll-for-the-ages, 9 month old, !healthy! owner surrender puppy. These are the upsides.

The downsides?? Eloise is also everything that goes with 9 month old puppies... Such as... extreme neediness, chewing, fussing, restlessness, bounciness, attention deficits, and cause for a house training refresher. We are treating her for a mild cough, so should make her home ready mid August. She was already spayed per her owner. One more caution: Eloise has a fondness for eating things that are not food, so will need careful supervision, and maybe even some type of screen hat to wear to prevent future obstruction dangers.

Meantime, enjoy her in all her derpy, velvety glory, as we post her foster adventures on Facebook and Instagram, and let Erika know ASAP if you're interested. She'll be snagged like the last roll of TP in 2020.

EmmilenePH ID: #6671
Emmilene traveled to Houston from the Rio Grande Valley. Her owner was taken to a hospital and we were told that he would not be returning. Through no fault of her own she found herself homeless. She was running loose in the neighborhood and was relying on neighbors to feed her. Emmilene is obese weighing in at over 25 lbs. She has been put on prescription kibble that will help with weight loss and is not being given people food. She came to us with ear infections, a bladder infection, dermatitis, URI and dental disease….a mess! All of this is being addressed, and she is on antibiotics and steroids. She more than likely has arthritis which is not being helped by being overweight. She is already feeling better and moving around more. At times she is incontinent and does not appear to be totally potty trained, but we are working on that. She is estimated to be 9 years old. She is very sweet and enjoys the occasional lap time along with belly rubs. Right now she sleeps a lot and prefers the floor to a dog bed. She sleeps crated at night and does not make a peep. Emmilene doesn’t pay attention to the resident dogs. I’ve yet to see her play with a toy. She isn’t asking for much. A home that will offer her love, affection, healthy food and a place to sleep is all she needs.


There have been a lot of positive changes for Emmilene over the months. Her ear infections have cleared up. We flush her ears once a week. She has lost 6 lbs. and weighs a little over 19 lbs. She can breathe easier and gets around so much better. She actually asks to get in our laps now. At dinner time she barks for her food and sometimes runs around acting silly. She occasionally plays with stuffy toys. She is a much happier girl now. She never pees in the house but does poop a few nuggets that are easy to pick up. Hey, nobody’s perfect! Won’t you consider meeting this senior girl? She may just steal your heart.

EmoryPH ID: #7091
Emory made her way to PugHearts after a witness saw her being hit by a car. One of our volunteers saw the plea for help from the witness and as usual PugHearts jumped into action. She was transported to our emergency clinic since it was Saturday afternoon, and Emory started treatment immediately. We knew we were dealing with possible pelvic fractures but the extent of her injuries would that we would later find out devastated us all.

Emory went in to Critical Care immediately once they learned she had pulmonary contusions and a broken sternum. Blood was drained from her chest cavity. She had a right acetabular fractures, bilateral pubic and ischial fractures, minimally displaced physeal fractures of the L3, and possible SI luxation. All of this is presumably from her run in with the truck. Old injuries of rib and vertebrae fractures indicated that she has been kicked repeatedly some time ago. Despite all of this, Emory was standing in her crate and barking at the techs in the EC. Because of this, the recommendation was strict crate rest and no surgery. She truly is a miracle and a little fighter. Looking at her x-rays, no one has any idea how this little girl is standing.

Emory is in her foster home and is being treated like the princess she was meant to be. She still amazes us daily, and is still moving around perfectly. She was recently vaccinated and microchipped, so she’s PugHearts official! Emory will more than likely be in her foster home for 3-4 months, on crate rest and then working on her rehab and PT. Emory will be spayed and her palate and nares will be evaluated at that time. We estimate Emory is between 8 and 12 months old. This baby has been thru so much in her short life but is ready for the bright future ahead of her and she definitely deserves the world!

EttaPH ID: #7144
Everyone welcome Foster Etta!

She found her way to PugHearts through no fault of her own. She came with an ear infection and several hot spots on her skin from having too much yeast in her system. She’ll be on medication for the next couple of weeks, I’m looking forward to watching her progress!

Despite her itchy ears/spots, she is the ultimate sweetheart and loves to cuddle all day. She does well with humans and dogs. We will be working on her nightly crate training, but for the day/night I’ve had her.. zero accidents in the house!

Foster Etta. 10 years old and heartworm negative

FerbPH ID: #7151
Ferb made his way to PugHearts from San Antonio after being rescued with several other dogs living in a garage. Ferb is 11 weeks old with a light coloring and wispy, fluffy fur. He currently weighs just over 4 pounds and appears to be a healthy and happy puppy. We suspect they could be a mix because of their living conditions, but they very much look and act like pug puppies. Ferb isn’t scared of anything and like to make his voice heard. He gets along great with his foster siblings, loves toys and is working on house training. Prior to adoption Ferb will be neutered and have all the necessary vaccines and boosters.

FranklinPH ID: #7108
Franklin is just shy of 8 weeks old and was surrendered to PugHearts by a breeder who was concerned about the health of his eye. Franklin was surrendered with his brother Frederick. They were both very young and unsure at first but have slowly grown accustomed to their new life. Franklin developed a severe infection behind his eye and was scheduled for an enucleation almost immediately. He is most definitely the cutest winky ever. He loves being held and has the true pug personality at meal times. Franklin will be ready for his forever home after his neuter at 4 months old.

FrederickPH ID: #7107
Frederick is just shy of 8 weeks old and was surrendered to PugHearts with his brother Franklin. They were both very young and unsure at first but have slowly grown accustomed to their new life. Frederick is definitely the boss of the pair and he’s also the smallest. He loves toys, especially ones that are bigger than he is! Frederick will be ready for his forever home after his neuter at 4 months old.

GordonPH ID: #7050
Gordon is a very sweet 7 year old boy. He loves cuddling with people, playing with his foster brothers big and small, and chewing on any bones he can find. Gordon is unfortunately heartworm positive so won’t be ready for adoption until Fall 2022, but he is definitely worth waiting for!

Gracie (Gus' Gracie)PH ID: #7057
Gracie, bonded with Gus, is also a 12yr old owner surrender who has been loved so much. She is more shy and will wait for you to come back to the room where you should be! Gracie is almost blind, does see shadows, gets around well on her own but is also getting used to being carried outside and back in.

Gracie likes to be close to you, to the point of melting into you...she is what we call velcro!! And truly that is all she wants - to be with you, be loved by you, and show you her love!

Please consider this bonded senior pair - They have lots of love and life to give! Sweet, housebroken, crate trained, and loves to sleep in a big bed!!

GrahamPH ID: #7158
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GrampsPH ID: #6844
Gramps here, I’m 12 years old. I walk a little wonky, but I get around well. I can see and hear. I love to sit with you and snuggle.

I do well with other dogs and cats and with kids. FoMo says I am just a love pug. I am looking for my forever home. Will you be my forever family?

GraysonPH ID: #6397
I first found out about Grayson from a cryptic message at the end of October. All it said was that there is an extremely sick Frenchie in a shelter scheduled for euthanasia today that we were trying to pull him out and whether I would foster to which I said of course. It was exactly 3 days later when I got a call from the director of the rescue. Grayson made it to our vet and his evaluation was not good. He had a left sided failure caused by a genetic heart issue complicated by heartworms, a completely preventable condition, and he was given a week to live. I felt like I couldn’t breathe but I also knew this dog needed to come here.

I didn’t sleep that night. I felt like there had to be more I could do for this dog and then it hit me – Grayson is dying and he never got to experience anything! clearly, we will do a bucket list for him. We took him to the beach where he tried to chase the seagulls even though he could barely walk, to a ranch where he got kissed by a wild pony, on a convertible ride to get a puppachino, we cooked him steak, he met and peed on a giant tortoise, had a professional photoshoot and visited Bayou Bend Gardens. Before we knew it, a week turned into two, then three and before we knew it he had people overseas reaching out about his story. People were asking about heartworms and he was making a difference.

Just as we began hoping Grayson may celebrate New Year with us, an upper respiratory infection hit him with an incredible strength. For two weeks we fought as hard as we could for him hoping his appetite would pick back up knowing well this may be it. Grayson came to us beyond starved and he could barely pick up his tummy filled with fluid caused by his heart failure – if he ever got to the point where he couldn’t walk, we knew it would be unfair to keep it going. And then he finally had a good day, and one after that, he got excited about meal times and I felt like I could breathe again.

As of today, Grayson got to eat Turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas both, he celebrated Mother's and Father's day, he has met endless friends and lived a life he should have had from the start. None of this changes the fact that his condition is terminal. When his symptoms become severe enough and he can no longer enjoy his life, we will be there to hold him as he crosses over. But it will not be today.

This is a story of a rescue taking in a dog that will never make it out. A dog that never stood a chance but a dog whose life has been turned around because the rescue stepped in. His story could have ended in that shelter but it did not.

Living with Grayson for the past 2 months has taught us more than I would have ever thought a dog could. Grayson was abused and he will pay the ultimate price yet he is not bitter at all, the opposite in fact. He loves people and wants to be loved on all day long. He has learned his new name within days and runs to us as fast as his body allows him to. Having him here has made us to cherish every single day because we are not promised tomorrow. He taught us to let go of our baggage and live in the now.

Your donations help not only dogs getting ready for adoptions but also dogs like Grayson, dogs that will live out the rest of their days in rescue. We thank you for your support.


GuntherPH ID: #7099
Gunther is a 2 year old male pug. He is a very active and happy boy who loves people and dogs. He loves to give kisses and he’s a charmer with his brown eyes! Gunther is doing really well with my 2 senior pugs. He’s very friendly and playful with them and has shown no signs of aggression. He loves to play with toys in and out of the crate. Gunther must have already been house broken because this is not an issue in our home. Gunther knows that all his business is handled outside. He loves meal time and treats. This boy is on his road to recovery and we are happy being part of his journey.

Diagnosis at intake: Hookworms (treated), whipworms (treated), heartworms (treatment upcoming) and allergic dermatitis (treating now).

Gus (Gracie's Gus)PH ID: #7056
Gus, bonded with Gracie, is a 12yr old owner surrender who was loved his whole life. He is a gentle giant, who wants nothing more than to have a special home for his retirement days. Gus is loyal and will make every step you do - likes to work in the yard, help with housework, and lay at your feet while you work from home!

Gus watches out for Gracie and will always know where she is. He likes to eat next to her and often won't eat until she does. The perfect Gentleman.

Please consider these two and they are amazingly sweet, housebroken, will use a crate-but prefer to be free in the house and like to be with their humans at all times!

HarrietPH ID: #7043
Meet Harriet, she is a 5 yr old female from a West Texas shelter. She is super adorable with those ears!

She was held in the shelter for more than 30 days, so (understandably) she is dealing with some separation anxiety and we are working to help her decompress and safe and secure here. She is heartworm negative, so we are pleased about that.

HarveyPH ID: #7129
Please welcome Harvey to PugHearts!

Harvey was surrendered to us due to some sad family changes, and let me tell you, it was a sad one. His mom loved him so much but had no other choice but to do what was in his best interest. We both cried the entire time.

So let’s talk about Harvey!

His intake will be this week but here’s what I can tell you. He’s about 4 1/2 years old so if I have to explain how he got his name….I don’t right???

He’s a pug mix, mostly pug with a little Boston and little Bully mixed in.

He’s a tiny little low rider. Only about 9 lbs and he has the cutest tuxedo.

He loves his people and does well with the other dogs here.

He’s done fabulous here with house manners and will tell you when he needs to go out.

He’s intact and will need to be brought UTD on his vaccinations. Once I know more about his health I will post it!

HendersonPH ID: #7054
Please give a warm welcome to Henderson. This little boy will steal your heart! Henderson is 4 yrs old and heartworm positive. He was found living outside and on the streets. A good Samaritan called us and his life will be furever changed. He has a skin infection that has left patches of fur missing throughout his back and is on meds to heal his little body. He is super skinny due to having Heartworms and is the sweetest little boy who just wants to be loved. He gets along great with my pack and LOVES the bed. Henderson is an awesome sleeper and already is learning to sit for a treat. Little Baby Boy you will know what love is and what a nice comfy bed is to sleep on every night. He will have to go through heartworm treatment, and have a Neuter done, prior to adoption. I wouldn't wait to put your application in for him

HigginsPH ID: #7118
Higgins was rescued by a good Samaritan who found him roaming on a busy rural road. Unable to locate his family, they contacted PugHearts for help in getting him safely to our rescue. Higgins is 2 years old and a petite little boy weighing 13 lbs. He has a very sweet and loving personality and craves love from his humans. We believe he was neglected and didn’t have much human interaction in his short life. He’s learning boundaries, takes correction well, and has made major progress coexisting with other dogs. For now, however, we recommend he be adopted as an only dog. Higgins does great on a leash, loves his walks, is a great cuddler and loves to be near his humans. He does fine around small children but we always recommend supervision at first around toddlers. We are currently working on potty training and he is doing very well with that. Unfortunately, he is heart worm positive and will be going through treatment before he is ready to be adopted. Higgins will be available late November or early December. He will be spayed in September. Other than that, Higgins is a healthy, spunky dog.

HomerPH ID: #6797
Homer is a sweet, gentle older man that comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley. He is neutered and has obviously been in a home before.

Sadly, he has a large mast cell tumor on his back. We know it will need to be surgically removed.

Homer is now hospice due to metastatic mast cell cancer in his abdomen.

HoneyPH ID: #6840
Foster Honey is a sweet girl who loves to be by your side at all times. She is a tiny girl that came to PugHearts weighing only 10 pounds. After a few weeks with PugHearts, she has topped 12 lbs. Honey gets along well with cats and other dogs. She loves walks and does well on a leash.

Honey will be spayed soon and will then be ready for her furever home. Her approximate age is 11 but she has a lot of energy and little gray hair. She does very well with small children and loves to snuggle.

InkyPH ID: #7169
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JackPH ID: #7055
Jack made his way to PugHearts as an owner surrender from the Rio Grande Valley. He settled in to his foster home quickly but had definite symptoms of a dog that had not been handled much as a puppy as well as being taken away from him mom way too early. He also had the coat of an outside dog which is always worrisome. At his intake we unfortunately learned he was only 18 months old and heartworm positive. X-rays showed no heart or lung changes which will make treatment much easier. Dr. Hendrix fell in love with Jack and was so impressed at how much he wanted to please, and how fast he learned. Jack has transitioned into his foster home quite nicely. He loves his foster siblings and gets along well with everyone. He appears needy at first but it’s clear that he loves his person with everything, and worries that you might leave him. He has done so well with his house training and despite a little crying at first, Jack has learned crate training as well. He sleeps every night in the big bed and enjoys waking me up with lots of kiss. Once neutered, he will go thru heartworm treatment along with crate rest, but will be ready for his forever home sometime around October. Get your apps in quick. This brown eyed boy is so beautiful.

JamesPH ID: #7167
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JosephPH ID: #7168
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KayaPH ID: #7046
Let us Introduce foster Kaya to PugHearts. Kaya is a 6 year old owner surrender, she is heart worm negative which is great news. Kaya is scheduled for spay and nares the first week of August.

Thing we know about Kaya!

1st this girl loves water, she chases the water hose and will jump into the pool with no


2nd she loves the play fetch with tennis balls.

3rd she loves to go on walks, with the heat it has been early morning and late evenings

4th she is potty trained and sleeps in the kennel all night and goes in without any fuss.

Kaya will be a great fit for an active family.

KeanuPH ID: #7137
Welcome Foster Keanu to PugHearts. He's an extremely handsome young pug at 3 years. He has a beautiful black, shiny coat and has the best tongue for Tongue Out Tuesday around. As you can see from his picture he has a very intelligent, direct stare. Keanu hasn't been a house pet (he was found in the streets) so he's learning some manners. He will be neutered in the next few weeks (Oct 11 to be exact and I'm counting down the days) so his manners should begin to improve after that. He's HW+ so he will be with me until late in the year so he will have ample time to learn to behave. I've had him a little more than a week and he already knows what "Stop" means so I know if he can just learn to control his inner pug puppy he will be well behaved in no time.

The greatest thing about NuNu is how he woo-woo's. He does it whenever he's excited, which is quite a bit. He jumps up beside me on the couch and leans in to my side as close as he can to take naps. He is super sweet and loves to be pet and cared for. He will be a fantastic choice for a family that has younger children who have some of the same energy he does. Even though he has HW, don't wait too long check him out, I'm sure he will be very popular when he's healthy and ready to be adopted.

LeoPH ID: #7071
Foster Leo is 4 years old, devoted with all his existence to being with his people and never more than 3 inches away. He is completely potty trained and never had a single accident in my home. He does sleep in the kennel currently if that is your preference but based on his couch cuddles, I think he would make an excellent bed sleeper also.

Leo loves other dogs, kids, toys, treats, knows how to sit, has no toy or food aggression and even though he finishes his meals first, he never bothers the other 5 in the room with him who are a lot slower eaters.

He does have separation anxiety so having a home where he is not left alone for long periods of time is a must but that and eye drops are the only accommodations this otherwise perfect stud muffin needs. He will be ready at the end of August after his nares surgery and dental cleaning.

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!!

LincolnPH ID: #7069
Lincoln made his way to PugHearts as an Owner Surrender from The Valley. He’s about 18 months old and has just a tad longer nose than you’re average pug making me believe is might have a little Chihuahua in him. I’m guessing he’s a Chug, or Chihuahua-Pug Mix. He has the most perfect pug curl tail, but has a more slender body and longer nose to make these hot summer days much more bearable. Lincoln has the best personality and disposition. He loves cuddling in the big bed every night and playing with his foster siblings during the day. Lincoln is 12 pounds and full grown. His underbite is the absolute cutest and totally fits his personality too. He loves being with his foster siblings and gets along great with other dogs of all ages and all sizes. Lincoln is fully crate trained and knows exactly which crate he is suppose to go in at meal times. He’s working hard on house training and once he’s neutered his marking should completely subside. He is super healthy, super happy and looking for his forever home. Chugs are an amazing little mix, one of my favorites actually, and will make a perfect addition in any home. He is active, loves going for walks and will happily cuddle up with you on the couch for a tv show binge day. Lincoln really is perfect in every single way!

LindyPH ID: #7159
Foster Lindy is a super sweet little bit of a girl. She's an owner surrender through no fault of her own, 3 years old and beautiful. Her little face looks up at me with those soulful eyes and I'm done for. She is exceptionally quiet and I hope that the more comfortable she gets with her new surroundings she will become more outgoing. She LOVES to be close to me but needs to be invited. lf the other dogs are around she won't push in and I have to go get her. She is definitely not an alpha female.

Lindy Lou craves attention and loving. She is well behaved. I haven't heard her bark she goes to her crate without encouragement and so far she's been pretty good in the house. I'm totally under her spell. She has HW so she will not be available to adopt for several months. Keep her on your radar, this girl is a keeper!

Little Foot PH ID: #7162
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LoboPH ID: #7166
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LotusPH ID: #7106
Lotus is a great 6 year old girl. I’m still learning about what she likes. Typical pug she loves to eat, be held, give kisses and steal my pillow at night. Sadly it became apparent quickly that her ‘good’ eye has extremely limited vision. But in typical pug fashion, that doesn’t bother her in the least. She keeps up very well with the pack. She squeaks when she whines and she also has a very unique bark. She’s pretty awesome. She will be with me for awhile, but once she kicks the heartworm's butt, she’ll be a great companion.

LucasPH ID: #6984
Lucas is 2 years old and his personality shows his age! He is playful, silly, energetic, and wants lots of attention. He would do great with other playful pets in the home and he would be a fun companion for kids. I picture him also being a great partner at local pet friendly establishments, going on hikes, or at the dog park. Lucas also does great in the car and is quiet in his crate at night. He is already neutered, but is heartworm positive. He will receive treatment before being adopted. If you're looking for a pug with lots of personality and energy, Lucas is the perfect choice.

LuckyPH ID: #6967
Get your application in for this sweet two year old boy!

Foster Lucky loves to play and….lick! Your feet and arms are not safe and neither are the ears of other dogs in your home.

He is working on potty training and some

House manners, sleeps well in a kennel, loves toys and never met food he didn’t like. He gets along great with kids and multiple dogs. He does love to cuddle when he runs out of energy.

Lucky is heartworm positive so he will be with us for a few months.

You don’t have to wait until he is through heartworm treatment to fall in love with him and put in your application. Lucky would love to know that he has a family waiting for him.

LuellaPH ID: #7000
Foster Luella is a fawn female about five years old. Despite coming from an unfortunate breeding background, she has an excellent disposition. She's happy, wiggly, and loves to play. She's crate trained, working on mastering house training, and amazing with kids.

While she does well with most dogs, she would best be in a home with either no other dogs or dogs that don't mind being bossed around by her sassy self.

She still has spay and heartworm treatment to go through but she will go quick once she's done. Get your application in now for this fun girl!

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!

MarcusPH ID: #7154
Marcus was surrendered to PugHearts due to family changes and they were so sad but did what was best for him. He’s just a baby, not yet a year old and was understandably very nervous. He finds comfort in the company of other dogs and absolutely adores his foster siblings. He plays the “mouth-bitey-face” game constantly and loves squeaky toys. He has slowly grown more comfortable here but has an aversion to stepping across the threshold to come in from outside. He has been a perfect gentleman at house training but he is intact, so he’s worn a belly band for the past few days. Marcus is a healthy boy with the absolute best pug face. His coat is shiny and his cream coloring is beautiful. Marcus is great in a crate and overall very quiet in the house. His perfect home would include another doggy playmate to help him be comfortable and relaxed. He is super healthy and will be ready for his forever home following his neuter and boosters.

He won’t last long! Get your application finished now!

MarkPH ID: #7164
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MauricePH ID: #7134
Look at this sweet boy! Introducing foster Maurice. I’m getting to know him so stay tuned as he blossoms. Maurice is 10 yrs old, easygoing, very friendly and chill. I took him for a walk tonight and he absolutely loved it. We’re working on potty training and I have no doubt he’ll get the routine down pat in no time. He gets along great with my other dogs. Maurice is a no drama kind of dog and that suits me perfectly cause I’m a no drama kind of girl so I think we’re gonna have a great time together. He’s heartworm positive so PugHearts will get that treated and he’ll be good to go around December. You can apply online to meet him in the meantime.

Please allow me to briefly explain my first meeting with Foster Maurice. I get the text he’s ready to be picked up, I’m waiting in SLPH lobby, and out walks this calm pug with a bit of a swagger, chill and confidence about him. No drama, no jumping…just chill pug. We locked eyes and it was as if he was saying “Hey FOMO, let’s rock-n-roll!” I thought oh boy this is gonna be fun. First thing I thought is we gotta get this boy some shades to fit his personality. So here is …my ride or die! He’ll be ready in December. Would make an awesome family dog. Great with kids!

MauryPH ID: #6965
Maury made his way to PugHearts as an owner surrender in The Valley due to health concerns. Our volunteers there said he could barely take a few steps without having trouble breathing and coughing. Once in Houston Maury made his way to our vet in Sugar Land where a complete exam and X-rays were performed. The X-rays confirmed that Maury has a bad trachea. In fact, Maury has a collapse of the entire thoracic trachea and a complete collapse of the Main Stem Bronchi. Thankfully Maury is heartworm negative. We estimate Maury to be 10 years old, and quite overweight at 29 pounds, with only about 3 teeth left in his mouth. He is currently being considered as a Quality of Life Foster, while we try to medically manage his breathing and coughing with a cocktail of meds. Maury is currently on Hycodan, Gabapentin, Prednisone and Benadryl twice daily. So far Maury is doing great. He is happy. He can relax, and his coughing has lessened. While we know that we can’t cure Maury’s trachea problems, our goal is to make him comfortable and happy for whatever time he has left. In his foster home Maury has mad many friends. He loves running around the yard and playing with his foster siblings. He sleeps in the big bed every night and hardly coughs at all to wake anyone up. He is on a diet that consists of Low Fat canned food, and despite being a messy eater, Maury seems to enjoy his new diet. We are hopeful that losing a few pounds will help his breathing as well. It’s been a joy to see Maury smile and play, and I look forward to seeing even more important while we work on his health.


Maury has lost 6 pounds! His coughing has almost completely stopped! Maury’s medication has decreased down to only 1 pill, once daily (hycodan) He takes Benadryl on occasion for his runny nose. Because Maury has about 3 teeth left, he eats 1/2 cup of dry dogs food twice daily that’s been softened with water. He is no longer a messy eater because he doesn’t have to worry about breathing and coughing while he eats. Maury’s surgery is scheduled for next week where he will be mustered, and his palate and nares will be evaluated.

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.


MilliePH ID: #7082
Millie is a healthy, young, petite cutie! The vet said she’s 18 mo, but she acts much younger. She still has a lot of puppy energy and wants to chew on toys and hands (she’s learning). She wants an active family, and would love playmates, human or canine. She loves going for short walks. She is progressing with house training and wants to please her people, so she is also learning to sit, and also that the cats don’t want to play. She is silly and sweet, and never met a stranger. Once she wears out, she snuggles into your shoulder and sleeps. Crates well at night, but would also love to sleep with you.

MistyPH ID: #7131
Misty comes to PugHearts as an owner surrender and thru no fault of her own. She is 12 months old and completely healthy, and ready to be adopted as soon as she is spayed.

Misty is such an interesting pug. Her coloring, her eyes and her personality are all intriguing! She is high energy and is always looking for someone or something to entertain her!!! But when she is goes down at night, she sleeps so well!! Misty gets along well with our crew and I think will be amazing with children.

Misty is house trained, has some manners and is learning about boundaries as she thinks all the spaces are hers!!

She is unusual and great all at the same time!!

MonicaPH ID: #7080
Monica is a 10 year old female from a shelter in Laredo. She comes to PugHearts is very poor condition. She is heartworm negative, but that is the limit of the good news. She has terrible dental disease, severe dry eye with an infection in the eyes due to no treatment for that dry eye. She was attacked by another dog, as evidenced by multiple puncture wounds (many with infection draining from them). She has spondylosis made worse by the attack. She was so anemic on intake that she was not able to stand up on her own. Ticks covered her poor weak body so much so that we could not count them.

Don't worry Monica, you are a PugHearts baby now.

MontgomeryPH ID: #7049
Mr. Montgomery (aka Monty, Manny, Man Man), comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. We know nothing about his background, just that he had a pretty good skin infection and was heartworm positive. Fortunately his skin is healed with new hair growing in.

This 2 year old male does great with other dogs, cats and even kittens (they're are also fosters) who switch between batting at his tail and hissing at him. He's an old soul; patient and kind, but will also play with toys. He enjoys walks as well as snuggles. Crate trained and sleeps soundly all night. He's had his neuter, nares and soft palate surgeries. He still needs heartworm treatment, sound be ready sometime in October 2022.

MoosePH ID: #7079
Please welcome Moose to PugHearts! This adorable 18 month old was being sold at a flea market when a Good Samaritan saw that he needed help. Moose had almost no fur on his body and had a collar embedded in his neck which had to be surgically removed. She took great care of him and contacted PugHearts once she helped him recover. Moose is a wonderful Pug. He is a little shy when first meeting new people, but has been great with all the dogs in my home and absolutely loves children. He is gentle, he is playful, and he’s as sweet as can be given how he started out! Moose has been through a lot in only 18 months but is starting to know what it’s like to feel safe and loved. Moose will be ready for his forever family once he’s had a full exam by our veterinary team, but he is going to make an excellent family member to whoever is lucky enough to adopt him! Welcome to PugHearts, sweet Moose…we are so glad you are here!

MurrayPH ID: #6694
Murray is a winky as he is missing his left eye. He has IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease). Murray also has a healed vertebral fracture, Spondylosis and hip dysplasia. That being said, Murray has no idea that he should experience limitations with his activity. He can and does do anything he wants. He is on Rimadyl for pain and will remain on it throughout his life. He is a sweet, loving cuddle bug.

Although Murray has his physical challenges they don’t stop him from doing anything he wants to. He has been neutered and had his nares and soft palate done and is good to go. He sleeps either on the couch or in a crate in the bedroom. He uses doggie stairs well. He loves treats and to play with toys. He can be food aggressive so I either crate him or put him in another room to eat. He is 90% potty trained. He is sweet and likes to be loved on.

NissaPH ID: #7039
Nissa came in from the Bryan animal shelter. We do not know her back ground but she loves people and gets along with all her foster siblings. She loves toys and enjoys sitting on her person’s lap. She is a bed snuggler so make some room for her! Her favorite thing is to suckle on blankets.

She is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 14 lbs. She is unfortunately heart worm positive so she will not be ready until she finishes her heart worm treatments which will be sometime in October.

She is a special girl and will be a great addition to any family looking for a sweet Velcro kinda of girl that doesn’t mind a little bit of sass!

NolanPH ID: #7002
If you look up velcro in the dictionary, the first definition you will see is Nolan. This 19-month-old is not your typical rambunctious puppy. He wants to touch you 24/7. He is calm, cool, and collected, but he will tell you everything that's on his mind. He's definitely a talker.

I'm not sure what his backstory is, but he is not a fan of the back yard and doesn't really want to go out there even with people. He has been telling us when he needs to go out, but he will do whatever he needs to immediately and race right back inside. He does love going on walks, though, and has impeccable leash manners.

Nolan is getting along very well with the other dogs in the house and couldn't give two hoots about cats.

He has earned the nickname Nolan Needs because he needs so much love and understanding to help him feel safe and secure. He also needs heartworm treatment which will begin on August 15th. We have every confidence that he will come through with flying colors and be ready for his next adventure mid September.

He really is an amazing guy. If you don't believe me, just ask him. He will tell you!

OakleyPH ID: #7010
Introducing Foster Oakley! This sweet 2 year pug mix is the perfect balance of playful energy and snuggle time in your lap. His house manners are impeccable and he crates well. He will be ready to adopt after his neuter next month.

OksanaPH ID: #6911
Oksana made her way to PugHearts from a local shelter after bouncing around from several homes and obviously being neglected for quite some time. She was limping, exhausted and had several nails growing into her pads. Oksana is also battling a kidney infection as well as a skin infection. Thankfully she is heartworm negative. Oksana is no longer limping and has had quite a time chasing the puppies around the house. She appears to be house trained and loves sleeping in her favorite chair in her foster home. During her intake exam her eye pressure was tested and it was determined that she does have glaucoma. We are still discussing a treatment plan that will either include meds or a possible enucleation, but at this time she doesn’t appear to be in any pain at all. Oksana is already spayed, but will need to complete her boosters. She has done well with the other dogs here and is still finding her place in the pack. She loves feeling the sun on her face and barking at the dogs on the other side of the fence. Oksana was named after the most beautiful Ukrainian Ice Skater and Olympic Champion, Oksana Baiul. She has learned her name quickly and will answer to Oxy for short. We believe Oksana to be about 10 years old and she weighs 24 pounds. She is the sweetest thing ever and is oh so beautiful.

OliviaPH ID: #7098
Olivia is a very happy 4 months old. Cute, sweet and LOVES to play! She came in with an eye ulcer that is healing nicely. She is very velcro and demands to be with her humans. She is all puppy. She loves being outside, loves sleeping in the big bed and her potty manners are exceptional!

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.

OrsonPH ID: #7095
Orson made his way to PugHearts as an owner surrender after his family fell on hard times and could no longer afford his care. His birthday is February 21, 2021 making him 15 months old. He came to us pretty malnourished and with a ulcer that was beginning the healing process on its own. He’s only 12 pounds, and once filled out and and healthy I believe he won’t be over 15 pounds. He’s super tiny with the absolute cutest little face. Thankfully Orson is heartworm negative but will need surgery for his neuter and due to his loud, zombie like breathing, we’re expecting he will need his nares, palate and possibly saccules done as well.

Orson is a little love bug. He is a head sleeper meaning I wake up every morning looking like I stuck my finger in a light socket! He does well with other dogs and loves playing the mouth game with all his siblings. He’s learning house manners and boundaries and has done well with crate training. Orson is going to make any family super happy!

OscarPH ID: #6688
Oscar is a precious older gentleman that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter.

He, like most neglected older pugs, has a few medical issues.

He has some spinal issues and deals with a weak bad end. He retains urine and will need to be expressed several times a day to avoid continued bladder infections.

Oscar see well and will follow you room to room, as he wants to be near you. He is getting along well with the other pugs in the house.

Eating from an elevated food bowl is a little easier for him.

Don't overlook this sweet angel.


OttoPH ID: #7145
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Peggy SuePH ID: #7135
Peggy Sue wants everyone to know that she is doing well. I’m sure she knew before we did that her one and only little nugget was tired.

Peggy Sue is one of the sweetest, most cuddly babies. She is 3 years old and other than luxating patella on the back right side she is healthy. She is a petite girl, holding steady at 11 pounds. She loves everyone. And is especially found of kids. She has had zero potty accidents and can use the doggy door. She is crate trained, but slept with me in the big bed last night and did amazing.

She will be ready after her spay October 3. She was a perfect little mama to Duncan and someone is going to be extra lucky to call her theirs.

PhineasPH ID: #7150
Phineas made his way to PugHearts from San Antonio after being rescued with several other dogs living in a garage. Phineas is 11 weeks old with apricot coloring. He currently weighs just over 5 pounds and appears to be a healthy and happy puppy. We suspect they could be a mix because of their living conditions, but they very much look and act like pug puppies. Phineas is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. He gets along great with his foster siblings, loves toys and is working on house training. Prior to adoption Phineas will be neutered and have all the necessary vaccines and boosters.

PresleyPH ID: #7119
Today I got to complete another heartbreaking transport from BARC. Meet foster Presley. We suspect she was hit by a car sustaining multiple fractures. Frustratingly, the accident happened on the 19th and she remained in excruciating pain until today when she was finally surrendered to the shelter. I struggle to comprehend how anyone watched this for such a long time.

When she was brought out to the car, it was a challenge to get her into the kennel and despite everyone’s best effort her leg got caught in the process. She let out the most awful shriek and kept screaming and throwing herself around until we managed to adjust her. It was still echoing in the carport when the relief hit me. This response was appropriate to the severity of her injury, she has feeling, we can fix this.

Upon intake we found out she is heartworm positive to the point of being anemic - this is why her tongue looks so pale in the photo. Her femur is broken almost all the way to her knee and she has a broken hip also. We do not believe her pelvis is broken but all imaging has to be redone tomorrow when she is more stable, she was in too much pain to get great images but we needed to see roughly what her condition was.

Despite the extreme swelling that you can see in the picture and the fact that that this has gone untreated for days, we believe the leg can be saved. More updates to come

RachelPH ID: #7157
One month in the heat. One month without a home, without a good meal. One month on the run. That’s what this poor baby endured. How something this tiny can survive that long is incredible. PugHearts got to her in just the nick of time.

Meet Rachel. This tiny girl at only 9 pounds and only 12 months was found as a stray after being seen running the streets for a month. No one could catch her. Her body gave in and she was able to be caught.

The harshness of her environment did not leave her unscathed. Unfortunately she has a long list of ailments that we are working on. Unbelievably for now, she is Heartworm negative!!

Her PCV levels were so low that she came close to needing a blood transfusion. Her numbers were at 16% (healthy number is around 35%). She is so anemic that her gums are a pale white and sticky. She is severely emaciated with her ribs and hip bones sticking out. Her digestive track is having to be put back to normal so for now she is on a special diet to ease the transition. She was infested with fleas.

Along with the anemia she is also suffering from Hookworms Whipworms Ear infection Corneal Ulcer Bilateral luxated patellas/ Deranged Stifles Hypoalbunemia - r/o due to parasites, r/o due to emaciation.

RaineyPH ID: #7052
Meet Rainey! This adorable petite little gal is only 18 months old, but sadly has had a rough start at life already. She is heartworm positive,and severely underweight. She will undergo treatment within the next few months. Rainy is only about 11 lbs now, but should probably weigh closer to 14-15 lbs. Despite her health challenges, she is the sweetest, happiest little girl. Her whole body wiggles when she’s happy. Her eyes are big and soulful and she is an expert cuddler, with people & other dogs. She is doing great with potty training, and does well in a crate. She Is a true little gem, who will make a great addition to any family!

RebeccaPH ID: #6988
Rebecca aka Becca is a 12 week old fawn with a fuller black mask. She is active but not puppy extreme. Love playing with other puppies and dogs of all ages, great with kids. Knows how to use the doggy door. She can climb stairs but working on climbing down lol. She's full of kisses and loves to nibble at your pant legs when walking by. Plays tug a war, loves to run around outside and chew on hooves.

ReevesPH ID: #7138
This 1 year old bundle of energy is Reeves. He is heartworm negative, scheduled for neuter and 1000% adorable.

Reeves comes to PugHearts by no fault of his own. He is happy, silly and did I mention energetic?

Get those apps in quick, this 1 yr old black stunner will not last.

RosePH ID: #7101
Rose is a sweet little lady who just wants love and reassurance. She enjoys playing with toys and is on the road to learning how to live the diva life she deserves. Rose enjoys sleeping in the bed with her people and will sleep all night long. Rose craves being held and loved on, and she is a velcro pug who will follow her people everywhere.

Rose is about 5 years old and is currently around 14 pounds. She needs to put on a couple of pounds, though, as she is ‘skin and bones.’ She is one of 6 from a breeder situation. They had been dumped at a shelter and were soon to be euthanized. Rose is Heartworm negative. She has a luxating patella which is being monitored. She is not on any meds. She was very scared and confused, but with love and patience, she is slowly coming out of her shell. She rides quietly in a crate. She will take a little while to master being fully potty trained, but she is learning and doing great so far.

Rosie 7PH ID: #5872
A quote from Foster Rosie : I may be old and I may be Grey but my love is the same. My steps may be slower, I might not hear you as well but my love is the same. I may not see you or feel you as I did, but my love is the same. My devotion is the same , My heart and soul is the same. I am grateful for all that you and have done and do and just remember my Love is the still the same ??. Love , Foster Rosie

SchnitzelPH ID: #6928
Everybody meet PH Schnitzel! He’s one of the newest members of the PugHearts family! Hailing from the town of Fredericksburg, this 9 month old little guy found himself left at a shelter, but now he’s on his way to the good life! He’s a bit timid of all of our dogs (let’s face it, 8 other dogs in your face can be a bit overwhelming), but he’s settling in, and running full out zoomies in the yard. I think he’s gonna be just fine.

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.

ShelbyPH ID: #6996
Shelby was picked up by a shelter in Corpus Christie after witnesses saw her be hit by a car. PugHearts was called and a Good Samaritan graciously brought her from Corpus to our Vet in Sugar Land. When she arrived Shelby was in worse condition than we thought. She was on high doses of pain medicines and it was unclear if Shelby had any feeling in the bottom half of it body or if she had any control of her eliminations.

Once medications were decreased we were able to see that Shelby did have control and felling, so we knew we had the chance to help her. X-rays revealed multiple pubis fractures, left acetabulum and bilateral SI fractures with displacement of the right side. The first surgery was in an attempt to plate her pubis fractures, but unfortunately because of the state it was in, the plate slipped. It was determined at that time that Shelby would heal on her own on that side, so we set out a plan to fix the more damaged side where the dislocation was prominent. Shelby had an FHO on the right side and made her way to her foster home a few days later. She started on strict crate rest to help with healing. After a few days in her foster home, it was obvious that Shelby was in fact painful but she was also extremely strong in her upper body. Shelby could do a handstand walk across the yard with no issues, which made rehab a bit of a challenge, but was quite impressive to her former gymnast foster mom!

After a few weeks Shelby had been working on both movement and stability in her at home rehab. She loves running across the yard but does more of a bunny hop when she runs. She balances herself on all four legs and postures to use the bathroom with no issues. She refuses to soil her crate area and will wait for me to let her in the yard. Rehab and PT are going great and Shelby is making improvements every single day.

Shelby’s personality has come out completely. At 12 months old she is all puppy. She loves her toys and nylabones. Shelby is a true diva and absolute drama queen. She demands belly rubs and whines when she’s playing with toys. She talks to me and tells me just how she feels too. Shelby will need her weight monitored and joint supplements for life, but with proper care she can live a normal and happy pug life. It’s possible that she will develop arthritis once she’s older, but let’s face it, that’s what happens as we all age. Shelby is just another I’m the king list of PugHearts miracles and is waiting for her happy ending that she so deserves!

ShilohPH ID: #7070
Shiloh was surrendered to PugHearts due to some living arrangement and family changes. She is 7 months old and has spent quite a bit of time crated prior to coming to PugHearts so her energy level is through the roof. Shiloh is super tiny at only 11 pounds, and since she’s already 7 months old I suspect she is just about fully grown so she’s going to be a small pug! She is quickly learning puppy manners and understanding the routine and flow of the house. Shiloh loves her foster siblings and plays constantly with all the toys here. She loves squeaky toys and chewing on nylabones. Shiloh did well at her intake exam and is a healthy happy puppy. Once spay and boosters are complete, Shiloh will be ready for her forever home. She will do best with an active family that has lots of patience and experience with puppies, and having another young playful dog in the house would be best to help her use up all that puppy energy.

StacyPH ID: #6990
Stacy is a delightful, petite, 4 year old, fawn, 15 pounder from a Rio Grande Valley shelter, who could not be more grateful to have made her way to PugHearts. She's currently lounging in the air conditioning, after a lovely bath and hearty dinner.

Stacy came to us with a raspy cough which we're treating, and existing blindness, which obviously is permanent. Do not fret. Stacy isn't. As a mom and foster of many blinds myself, I assure you, they are equally happy (perhaps more so) than any sighted dogs. They navigate new surroundings well after an impressively short time, relying on smell and touch, and ideally, at least one other dog in the home to cue off. She *might* know "sit", gives the sweetest kisses, sleeps crated or with you soundly, and seems agreeable to all pack pugs so far. Head tilts for DAYS. She's also pretty quiet mostly, but barks 'big like Rottweiler', so add watch dog to resume haha. No interest in toys yet, but I expect that to change in short order.

Stacy will be spayed soon, giving her an estimated ready date mid-July 2022. Meantime, follow her cheery, wonky teeth, eyes, and tales on Facebook and Instagram.

StanleyPH ID: #7066
PugHearts, I introduce to you little Stanley. Stanley is 4 years old. Stanley has a laundry list of things going on including 2 fractured ribs. He is also suffering from an infected enucleated eye. He is a winky. It is clear that he was not treated very well. Unfortunately he is also heartworm positive and has mainstem bronchi collapse.

With all that being said he is a happy little guy. He is only 13 pounds so also very small. He is playful and enjoying the company of the other dogs. He is on several different medications to address each issue and I know that in the care of PugHearts he is going to make a wonderful addition to someone’s family. He will be ready in the fall after he undergoes hw treatment.

StarPH ID: #7152
This 2 year old gal is new to PugHearts at no fault of her own. Star is so sweet, loves to play with soft squishy toys & loves to give kisses. She is small, about 14 pounds, Heartworm negative, spayed & looking for her forever home. She gets along great with other dogs. Can use a dog door & adjusting really well to her new life.

I wish I may, I wish I might, Star is looking for her forever home tonight!

StephaniePH ID: #7161
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StuartPH ID: #7035
Stuart is a 2 year old, sweet young boy with lots of energy but also lots of desire to snuggle. Kisses, play and Netflix-and-chill are his favorite things. He’s great with other dogs (big and small) and loves, loves, loves kids, even touchy, grabby toddlers! Stuart had to learn potty manners when he came to us but he proved to be a quick study. This boy is beautiful, sweet and well mannered and would make a great addition to any home.

SullyPH ID: #7142
Sully is a stunning, solid black, 4 year old male owner surrender from the Dallas area.

He is still brand new to us, but every sign points to nothing but greatness. He had a wonderful, peaceful, first foster night's sleep, after his introductory grooming *not so thrilling*, and ate a full meal, both rarities for newbies and first nighters.

Sully is quite timid yet, and we're not sure why, but he continues to grow trust. Rare also is the pug that I have to lure OUT of a crate… But he is learning safety and confidence with each passing hour, and that nothing but love and care he will find here, until he finds you.

Sully is calm and sweet and gets along with all the other pugs here; every age, shape, and disability. He awaits his neuter, and sadly, also heartworm treatment. Sully will also need dry eye drops for life, and some redirection with house training. He is an emphatic marker right now, which often improves with neutering, but I recommend discipline, crate training (he absolutely loves the solace of his own little space), and guidance for any new home addition, no matter their backstory.

Watch Sully's personality bloom with me meantime on Facebook and Instagram, and look for him to be home ready the end of the year, or early next year, MAYBE even by Christmas!! Odds are good he will grace the pug pen as well at POTB 10/22/22, unless he is pending adoption by then.

SunshinePH ID: #6963
Sunshine (Sunny) came into PugHearts sight unseen. She is an orphan puppy that was being fed regular milk instead of puppy formula. The person caring for her was concerned she wouldn’t survive. PugHearts said yes we will take her!

Come to find out that our little orphan is not a pug. She is a German shepherd/ Boerboel mix.

Sunshine loves toys, she is oh so sweet. She will be the perfect loyal companion to a perfect family out there! This is one unique pup!

TankPH ID: #7165
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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

TheaPH ID: #7125
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TheodorePH ID: #7014
Theo was seen being dumped at an apartment complex at just 2 years of age with severe eye injuries.

We worked tirelessly giving him meds 5 times a day to save the eyes and to our great pleasure, he responded to treatment. Sadly, the trauma was too great for him to regain all his sight but he is able to see light and is not running into things like he was when he first came.

We will never know for sure but it is likely his injuries are from a dog attack and he seems very intimidated by dogs larger than him, especially if they are rough or over excited, but seems to very much enjoy the company of other pugs and will even snuggle them. He also doesn’t discriminate when it comes to people - he is yet to meet a stranger!

He adores back scratches and will make woo woo sounds for you. He is VERY excited about his meals and dances around with enthusiasm. He is working on his potty training and has made great strides. We’re sure the neuter will push him the rest of the way. He even figured out the doggy door all on his own. This happy boy will be ready in fall, once his heartworm treatment has been completed.


Theo is doing great and is halfway through his heartworm treatment. He will be read for his furever home by Pugs on the Bayou 2022! He is a sweet boy and VERY full of energy. Theo has dry eye and needs eye drops every day for life. He is considered vision impaired (not totally blind, per the vet). He can run and not run into things.

Tito 2PH ID: #7030
Tito was saved by PugHearts from a local shelter who was overcrowded and having to make some difficult decisions. Because they have a great relationship with PugHearts, they reached out in hopes that Tito's pug mix status would save him. Of course PH jumped in to help! He was an owner surrender, but you can tell that they must have loved him a lot. He came in already neutered, healthy, and happy. He is 8 years old which is a great age because he's past the puppy behavior, yet still has lots of energy to go places and do things. He would be a great companion for someone who likes to hang with their dog on patios, at breweries, or camping. He gets along well with other dogs and would do well with kids, too. He might just be the perfect pug if he was one!

TuckerPH ID: #7110
Tucker is an adorable 6 month old black boy and all puppy! He loves to play and is very active. He gets along with all his foster siblings and loves to cuddle up next to them when he finally gets tuckered out. His favorite things are zoomies, tug o war, and to get into mischief. He is sweet and loves to talk to you. All he needs is his big boy surgery and he will be ready for his forever home!

TulipPH ID: #6998
Tulip is 5 years old and was an owner surrender. She is very timid in new situations, but warms up over time. She does occasionally like stuffed toys, but I wouldn't call her playful. She is calm, quiet, and observant. While she gets along well with other dogs, she would probably do best in a quieter home, maybe with older dogs and/or older children. She would also do well an only pet. She unfortunately does have heartworms and will receive treatment before being adopted. If you're interested in a small, calm pug who will take some time to feel at home, Tulip is your girl.

TumblePH ID: #4878
Tumble is a 13 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 and will bark and bark to let them know to go away. She will slowly trust women and is the sweetest, gentlest, loving girl once you earn her trust.

I love and adore Tumble. Tumble and my husband....have learned to accept each other.

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 and morning coffee time. She is a typical pug and food is her motivator.

VioletPH ID: #7102
Violet is an absolute sweetheart that will melt your heart. She is just getting a taste of the the good life after knowing nothing but breeding. She was afraid to go through any threshold at first. Now with a little coaxing she sees that it is ok. Next up on her agenda is to conquer the doggy door. She knows nothing about where to go potty but hopefully will learn that soon. She does well with other pugs, NAPs & cats. Her favorite thing so far is to snuggle with any available

YertlePH ID: #7089
3 year old Yertle is one smart pup! In a week he has learned to sit, go in his crate and is (99%) house trained!

He is just adorable and is such a happy boy! He gets along great with my dog and not sure if he has not been around kids, cats or multiple dogs.

Happy, sweet and a great cuddled. Yertle is heartworm negative and will be ready for his forever home after his neuter, coming up soon.

YvonnePH ID: #7076
Foster Yvonne is a spunky 10 year old who came to us with the worst UTI I have ever seen in my life. She was expelling entire blood clots and we worried something may be horribly wrong internally. To our massive relief, it really was nothing but a raging UTI that we got under control after two rounds of antibiotics so she is healthy and ready to find her furever home.

Yvie is pocket size at 13 very compact pounds, and while incontinent she has 0 accidents when expressed regularly and needs no diapers even at night - it really is easy and we are happy to teach you. I would go as far as to say it’s a bonus since you don’t need to wait for her to find the right spot, you just squeeze her and she’s all done - great for rainy days!

She is crate trained and fierce. She has very many opinions and occasionally she is so bold that she tries to play with the bulldogs and they love it! She is extremely velcro, lets you hold her like a baby and when you play with her, she burrows her precious face into you. Her back legs are a little wobbly but she’d wobble across the world to be with you.

Please consider this girl if you need some spice and smiles in your life. She is everything anyone could dream of and more.

ZekePH ID: #7139
The most beautiful soulful brown-eyed pug ever!

Zeke is the absolute best and sweetest little boy. He gets along well with dogs of all ages. He will play with toys and LOVES the “mouth-bitey game” too. Zeke is so smart and has adapted to rules and scheduling here like he’s been here for years and not just a few days. He sleeps in the big bed every night and enjoys his morning cuddles too.

Zeke is the perfect mix of young and old and will adapt to whatever is around him. He’s pretty quiet, so I know he’d do well in an apartment, townhome or house. Zeke is 16 pounds of pure love. He does well jumping on the furniture but will use the stairs too.

Foster Zeke 4 years old