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AbigailPH ID: #6614
Abigail is a gorgeous 4-year-old black female. She came to PugHearts with her bonded friend, Arthur. She is a happy girl and gets along with all the other dogs at her foster home. Abigail is kennel and crate trained. She loves napping by her person or next to her pal, Arthur. This girl is pending at this time.

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

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

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

Don't wait on this guy.

Pending adoption

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

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

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

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

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

AndreaPH ID: #6625
Andrea is a 1 yr old, heartworm negative female. She is schedule for her spay in June and will be ready to go at that time.

She is a perfect house guest and has learned the doggy door quickly and has impeccable house manners. She slept in the crate without making a peep.

She is incredibly friendly and loves to play with hoomans and other dogs. She has a lot of energy since she’s young and also has the kindest heart. She is a Velcro pug and wants to be by her human side all the time. She can jump and loves exploring. She is potty trained, sleeps/naps on her crate and after getting her big girl surgery on early June she will be ready for her pending family to pick her up and to be together

AngeloPH ID: #6617
True to his name, Angelo is really an angel but he despite his sweetness, he didn't always have it easy in life. Angelo is a stray from Laredo area. He earned himself a nickname "Sal's pizza dog" because he could be seen there begging for food most days. Countless unsuccessful attempts were made to catch him until finally one day a local rescuer did it. We were promptly contacted and transported this stinky, mangy, skinny boy with many bleeding wounds.

While his skin will take months to look better, his spirit picked up on the new lifestyle pretty quick. For the first few days he wouldn't lay on anything but tile but once he discovered the couch there was no going back! Despite not being neutered, Angelo was respectful in the home and did all his business outside (he even taught himself to use the dog door!). Within about 3 minutes he figured out the sit command and stay followed shortly after. He is not food or toy possessive, rarely barks and gets along with absolutely everybody. Anyone would be absolutely blessed to take this kind, old soul in a 2 year old body.

Angelo found his own angel and is now pending adoption!

ArniePH ID: #6630
Arnie (under a year of age) comes to us as an owenr surrender after he stopped eating and drinking but not before he looked like a skeleton. Medical bills can sometimes become too much and the rescue is here to help in such cases. However, to wait until Arnie barely clung to life is unforgivable neglect that almost cost him everything.

Arnie had an obstruction in his stomach, a cloth of some sort, and several tears in his intestines which have been leaking into his body. He went through surgery to remove the obstruction and sadly, some of his damaged intestines had to be removed as well. It is an absolute miracle he didn’t become septic and that he lived through the surgery considering how long it’s been and how malnourished he was.

We thought all would hopefully improve but sadly, life threw more hurdle's Arnie's way. He is quite deformed from birth with pigeon chest and kyphosis in his back. He went through short period of seizures that have now gone away but he continued to experience random episodes of lethargy. This led us to look closer at his liver and sure enough, his numbers are off the chart. At this point we suspect a liver shunt but need to get him to be stronger before we continue to explore surgical options. Arnie is currently on medication, finally eating and gaining strength. He will need lots of positive thoughts and donations. No amount is too small!!

Arnie is on medical hold.

ArthurPH ID: #6613
Arthur is a gorgeous 4-year-old fawn male. He came to PugHearts with his bonded friend, Abigail. Arthur is a very happy fellow who loves his people. His favorite place is next to his person. Arthur is crate and house trained! When he can’t be next to his person, he is snuggling with his gal pal, Abigail. This guy is pending at this time.

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

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

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

From his foster family:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BlazePH ID: #6623
Meet Foster Blaze. He is an older, very distinguished gentleman. And I mean gentleman. We aged him at nine years old, heartworm negative, freshly neutered, and updated shots. He has not had one single accident in the house, sleeps the deep sleep of safety and rescue, and loves his people. Other dogs don’t impress him but he is amazing in our grumble. Oh, and he had the best cinnamon bun tail.

Blaze goes in early June for his dental and he will be ready for adoption after that. He is a absolute dream of a pug.

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

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

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

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

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

BowiePH ID: #6615
Bowie is 1 year old, and as you can imagine, he has the energy of a puppy. He loves to play with other dogs, wrestle, and chase. He would do great in a home with a playmate or a family that is willing to help him exert his energy. He is a bit of a wild man right now, but he is learning boundaries. For example, he likes to playfully bite, but doesn't understand when to stop. He has also growled and tried to bite me when I have picked him up, We are working on teaching him his place in the pack, and he is already showing big signs of improvement. He is playing more gently and listening better. He does and doesn't do well in his crate. At night, he does great. I put him to bed with a Kong filled with a little bit of peanut butter and a treat inside. During the day, he is not as good and tends to bark and growl at dogs passing by his space. To combat this, we are feeding him in the kennel, giving treats in the kennel, and the Kong in the kennel, all to help him associate the kennel with positive experiences in hopes that he will learn to love it every time. BIG PLUS is that he is housetrained! He also loves to go outside, he likes toys sometimes and your shoes other times. He does this suckling thing that is so adorable. You can even hear making cute little sounds. Due to his biting, it is best if he goes to a family with older kids, or no kids. While he is improving every day, it is the safest decision. He needs consistency and a strong pack leader. I am certain that in no time, he will be the perfect young pug.

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

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

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

CalebPH ID: #6637
So day 2 with foster Caleb and we are learning each other. So far this 3 tear old, has proven to be extremely playful.

He is learning that we potty outside, but doing well.

He’s not a barker as of yet. He seems to love everyone with fur and without. He is heartworm negative and will be ready after his skin starts healing and his neuter on June 24th.

He definitely won’t last long.

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

CatherinePH ID: #6627
Catherine is a tiny 13 pound, 4 year old apricot pug that came to PugHearts as an Owner Surrender from a backyard breeder. She has the sweetest disposition and gets along great with other dogs. Despite living outside in a doghouse most of her life, Catherine is doing amazing at house training. She wants to be near her person at all times, and if you’re sitting down, Catherine will make her way to your lap. Besides having some flea allergies creating some skin issues, Catherine is healthy. Thankfully she was heartworm negative. PugHearts has made sure Catherine is spayed so there’s more puppies in her future. She also had both her nares and palate surgery.

CedricPH ID: #6603
Teddy is a beautiful boy. He has a unique liver/light chocolate/amber coat and has light amber eyes. He is a snuggle bear! He loves attention and pets. It takes him a awhile to “warm” up to people, but once he gains your trust, he is your forever boy. He is about 15 lbs but needs some weight on him. He loves walks and has a snout that tolerates exercise and walks. He is a true gem. He’s been great with our 5 yr old and all the neighborhood kids/friends.

ChandlerPH ID: #6645
Please give a warm PugHearts' welcome to foster Chandler. Chandler is one of the "Friends" puppies who was surrendered to PugHearts when his family could no longer take care of him and his sisters. Chandler is a Pug mix, (Pug, Chihuahua, Yorkie). He is also the biggest of the puppies, and has the personality to match! He loves to play and wrestle with all of his sisters just as much as he loves to cuddle with them. Chandler loves exploring his foster home, but will also sit in your lap for hours. He is the sweetest little puppy ever...I mean really, could he BE any cuter?!? Chandler won't be ready for adoption for a couple of months, but he is doing fantastic in his foster home. Welcome to PugHearts Chandler, we are so glad you are here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pending Adoption!

ClairePH ID: #6642
Claire is a tiny, energetic 3-year-old. She weighs about 12 pounds. She is a sweetheart and a bit of a velcro-pug. She likes to be near her humans at all times. She entertains herself with toys or something she can chew on but loves to have your attention, too. While she is lively a girl, she also loves some good cuddle time. She gets along well with other dogs. Claire is crate and potty trained. Claire is healthy and needs no medications. She will be ready for adoption after her spay in early July.

ClarkPH ID: #6653
It’s my pleasure to introduce Foster Clark, he’s a 4 year love bug pug. He used to be kept outside but is miraculously heartworm negative! This little boy enjoys his baths as long as I’m scrubbing him, he thinks he’s just getting extra love and pets.

In the few days I’ve had him I’ve learned that he LOVES toys and going on walks! He’s working on his potty training but I’m sure he’ll excel at it once he gets his neuter. I think he would do best with some siblings, either of the dog or human kind, that will play with him.

Coco ChanelPH ID: #6631
Coco Chanel is a tiny, 13lbs girl that has been bred way too much in her short 3yrs. She is a sweet, loving, amazing little girl that had not been treated well. Because of that, she is heartworm positive. She was found as a stray and immediately ran up to the person saving her and rolled on her back for belly rubs. Luckily for this baby, the next chapter in the book written for Coco Chanel is filled with endless possibilities and love. She will be adopted by her foster once she has completed heartworm treatment. She truly has gone from the street life to the sweet life.


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.


DelbertPH ID: #6635
Delbert is a 9 month old black puppy that came to PugHearts as an owner surrender. Poor Delbert hasn’t had much attention or training in his first 9 months of life so he needs lots of patience to help him learn everything. After a week in his foster home, Delbert has flourished. He’s learned boundaries and manners, and even enjoys playtime with his foster siblings. He still wears a belly band at night, but is making so much progress in his house training. Delbert sleeps right next to his foster mommy every night and loves it. He has learned which crate he eats his meals in, and gets so excited when it’s time. Poor Delbert had some pretty uncomfortable bacterial colitis when he first came in, but it’s being treated with meds and a good diet. Delbert still needs some training, so a patient household with a big yard and another young dog is the best fit for him. Once neutered Delbert will ge ready to find his forever home.

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


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

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

EffiePH ID: #6632
Effie is an 18-month-old playful little fawn girl. She is heartworm negative. She is working on her crate and house training. Effie is not the typical alpha female, but is quite playful and sweet. She loves to play with toys and snuggle with her person and/or foster friends. Effie will be ready to adopt after her spay in late June. Come meet this precious girl at an event!

EstellePH ID: #6517
Meet Estelle

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

FayePH ID: #6634
Faye is a simply stunning 18 month old female owner surrender. She is the less common apricot (the other being silver) fawn with velvety locks that sparkle orange in the sun.

She is extremely sweet, but a bit timid yet. She will approach you with fanatical kisses, but freezes stiff when picked up. We will continue to love her until she knows she is safe with people in any circumstance. She crates quietly and eats every offering without hesitation. She has already taken to toys and interacts well with the 4 other pugs here. I'm certain that with time she will be a confident and entertaining companion. She will be home ready after her spay near the end of June, and has no other health or medical concerns.

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

FridaPH ID: #6633
This beautiful apricot baby is Frida. She is 2 years old and healthy. She is quite the charmer. A little shy at first, but warms up quickly. She has blended in well and is making progress everyday. We are working on learning to potty only outside, but she is catching on. This sweetheart won’t last long. She would do well as an only dog or in a household with easy going non alpha fur siblings. She will be ready after her spay on June 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


GusPH ID: #6636
Gus came to PugHearts as an owner surrendered when his owner passed away. He is a 4 year old, sweet, laid back boy that enjoys his treats! In our house he took up with my husband easily, but it has taken some time and a few treats to get him to think my daughter or I are worth his time...but we have won him over. He is not a cuddler, but will sit with you on the couch to take his naps. If you have food, he might even rest his chin on your leg, just so you know he is willing to share. He is potty trained and will ask out by going to the back door - but you will have to pay attention because he does not make noise. After the first couple of days he has not marked in our house! He is okay with kids, but he doesn't play with them. He is also good with dogs, but again not a lot of interaction. We have started walking him early in the morning and he is good on a leash, but will lunge at cars barking when they pass by. We are working on this behavior, but he will always need to be on a leash if he is not in an enclosed area. He has dry eyes and will have to get drops daily for the rest of his life, but will fully cooperate with a treat! His forever home will need to have a male in it, as that is whom he is most comfortable with. He is a little bit quirky and a lot of fun which will make him a special addition to your family!

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

HeathcliffPH ID: #6626
Heathcliff is a gorgeous 4 year old boy that came to PugHearts as an owner surrender from a backyard breeder. Unfortunately Heathcliff has spent most of his life living outside in a doghouse. Because of this, Heathcliff is heartworm positive and will have to go thru treatment prior to being adopted. He also has a Phthisis Bulbi or shrunken eye from an old eye injury, which will most likely result in an enucleation. Despite his tough start to life, Heathcliff is an amazing little guy. He loves being near his person and loves sleeping on the pillow next to his foster mommy every night. Heathcliff has already been neutered by PugHearts, and he has had both nares and palate surgery. Once his heartworm treatment is complete, Heathcliff will be ready for his forever home. He’s absolutely perfect and will make whoever chooses him the happiest person around.

HenryPH ID: #6668
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IsabelPH ID: #6638
Isabel is 18 months old and a tiny little girl who weighs in at only 16 pounds. Isabel came to us as a former backyard breeder dog and had obviously recently given birth but we do not know what became of her puppies. Sadly, Isabel is underweight, heartworm positive and will need to be spayed so she never has to go through that again. Isabel will undergo treatment for heartworms in the next few months and will be ready for adoption by late summer. This resilient little girl has already gained weight and her sweet personality is starting to shine. Isabel loves to sleep in and won't get you up at the crack of dawn. She is house trained and sleeps quietly in a crate but would love it even more if she could snuggle you in the big bed. Actually, she would love to snuggle 100% of the time and will follow you wherever you go just in case a spontaneous snuggle opportunity presents itself. This happens a lot because she's just so darn hard to resist! Aside from needing heartworm treatment, Isabel has no other health issues so we have high hopes for a long and happy life with her forever family!

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

JanicePH ID: #6647
Please give a warm PugHearts welcome to feisty foster Janice. Janice is one of the "Friends" puppies who was surrendered to PugHearts when her owners could no longer care for her. This little firecracker is so much fun to watch, if she were a Spice Girl, she'd be Mini Spice! Janice is a Pug mix (Pug, Chihuahua, Yorkie). She loves to play, play, play, and she is definitely the bossy one of the bunch. This little cutie is the spunkiest little puppy in the house, and has the prettiest eyes! At only 7 weeks old, Janice won't be ready for adoption for a couple more months. But this little girl is healthy and thriving, and getting bigger every day! Welcome to PugHearts Janice, we are so glad you are here!

JessePH ID: #6665
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JodyPH ID: #6654
Blonde, spunky, fabulous. No, it's not Jodie Foster....it's Foster Jody! This 3 year old, 12 pound little girl is personality plus and has the most expressive soft brown eyes. Jody was found as a stray and was very thin and has apparently had puppies at some point in the past. In just a few short weeks she has put on weight, gotten spayed and is now ready to be adopted and spoiled like the little princess she is. She loves to play with her humans and doggie siblings and if there's a lap available, she'll be in it. Jody has luxating patellas in her hind legs so she has a little hippity-hop when she runs and will need to take anti-inflammatory medication for life to help her be more comfortable. This doesn't stop her from bouncing around and climbing up on the sofa to be as close to her human as possible. If you're looking for a little velcro best friend to share your next Freaky Friday with, Foster Jody is your gal!

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

LenoraPH ID: #6667
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LetaPH ID: #6577
Please welcome Foster Leta to PugHearts. She is one of the many pugs who made their way from China to Houston in March 2021. Even with a skin infection, 4-year-old Foster Leta has the softest fur and has really blossomed into loving attention from her humans. She’s getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home and has started to initiate playtime and play on her own with toys. She’s on her way to being a Velcro pug and follows her people everywhere, even the mini humans (especially if they go near the kitchen).

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

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

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!!

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!

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

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


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

MickeyPH ID: #6650
Mickey is a sweet 4 year old boy. He is a lap dog and will climb up before you even realize he is there. He is already neutered and is potty trained. He will gladly crate at bedtime and will even share his crate with his partner Minnie. These two are simply the perfect pair.

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

MinniePH ID: #6651
Please welcome Minnie to PugHearts. Minnie is 7 years old and healthy. She is a sweet well mannered little girl. She gets along with everyone. She is 100% potty trained and loves to go to her crate at bedtime. She is just perfect.

MitchPH ID: #6652
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MonicaPH ID: #6644
Please give a warm PugHearts' welcome to foster Monica! Monica is one of the "Friends" puppies surrendered to PugHearts at only 6 weeks of age. Unfortunately, her owners could no longer care for her and made the decision to surrender her and her littermates to PugHearts. Monica is a Pug mix (Pug, Chihuahua, Yorkie). She's the quietest and the smallest one of this feisty fur family. But don't let that fool you. She is playful, she is shy, and she loves to sleep in her foster mom's lap when she's not playing with her siblings. Monica won't be ready for adoption for a couple of months, but she is doing great and gaining weight every day! Welcome to PugHearts, Monica, we are so glad you are here!

MoxiePH ID: #6629

Moxie is a spunky and feisty 10 week old little girl. She gets along well with dogs and children and loves to rule the house! Moxie loves to give kisses and snuggle with everyone. We will begin working on potty training and moving to kibble soon. She is looking for a fun and loving home.

Foster Moxie Update: She is out of the ER and is doing so much better. Although we are not totally in the clear until test results are back, she is at least comfortably isolated in a home. Thank you for donating towards vet bills for her and other pugs in our care. We couldn't do this without you. Now, a little bit about Foster Moxie. This itty-bitty girl is FIERCE and FEISTY and has been nonstop playing, growling, barking, climbing, running and being 100% cute!

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

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

He is our darling MuShuPotamus!

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

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

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

Potty training is going well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her spirit and will are incredible.

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

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

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

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

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

Medical hold and then pending adoption with his foster Mom.

PatriciaPH ID: #6658
Please welcome Foster Patricia to PugHearts. Foster Patricia, a 3 year old French Bulldog, was picked up from a shelter in pretty terrible shape with her insides on the outside (rectal prolapse) and rushed to the ER vet. She’s been stitched back together and we’re hoping for a good check up when she heads back to the vet next week.

Despite being uncomfortable, scared, and wanting absolutely nothing near her back end, she still comes up to people for cuddles and finally relaxed and took a nice long nap in my lap last night. We’re taking things slow, Frenchies can be a bit harder to integrate to a pack than your average pug, but so far she seems to like the resident English bulldog the best.

Patricia has a bit to go before she’s ready for her forever family, so she’s on medical hold for now, but PugHearts will be with her every step of the way (even though there isn’t an ounce of pug in her)

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

Prince CharmingPH ID: #6640
Prince Charming is a gorgeous 2 year old love bug that came to PugHearts as an owner surrender. The best way to describe Prince Charming is a young boy with an old soul. He’s so laid back and chill. He will play on occasion and even have fun with toys, but he’d rather be in your lap asleep. He’s a total mama’s boy, and wants nothing more than to be near his person. He loves sleeping in the big bed every night, at the very least touching his foster mom, but his preference really is to on top of you. He isn’t a fan of mornings, and is always annoyed when his foster siblings try to wake up so early. Prince Charming would do fine with other dogs or as the only dog in either a house or apartment. He’s the perfect little gentleman. He still needs to be neutered before adoption, but once he’s ready he will make someone extremely happy!

RachelPH ID: #6646
Please give a warm PugHearts' welcome to foster Rachel! Rachel is one of the "Friends" puppies who was surrendered to PugHearts when her family could no longer care for her. Rachel is a Pug mix (Pug, Chihuahua, Yorkie) and has the cutest expressions and markings, and the lightest coat of her littermates. She is just a little doll, and the Diva of the group. Rachel loves to play, is learning that squeaky toys are so much fun, and loves to be held...this girl will jump right into your lap and take a long nap! Rachel won't be ready for adoption for a few more months as she just turned 7 weeks old. But this little stunner is certainly going to capture your heart. Welcome to PugHearts, Rachel, we are so glad you're here!

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


RipleyPH ID: #6649
Welcome, Foster Ripley, to PugHearts. He is six weeks old puppy that was a result of a backyard breeder. He is fighting for his life as he has a list of medical issues that includes a bad eye, bad hearing, and possible liver shunt.


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.

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

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

SpencerPH ID: #6657
Meet Spencer. Spencer is an adorable young intact male. Although he has not received his intake exam, he is clearly in really bad shape. Spencer is going to have a long road of recovery ahead, but thanks to PugHearts he will get the help he so desperately needs.

His first night home has been rough. Heartworms are almost a given with the coughing he is doing. He also suspected to have mange. His skin is leathery and flaky and itches. He was put in the crate for bedtime, but ended up scratching so badly that he ripped holes in his back. So we moved him to a room where he could not scratch.

He has the sweetest disposition, despite what he has gone through. We will get him the care he needs, but we can’t do it without your support.

We will keep you updated on his diagnosis after he has his intake.

SybilPH ID: #5638
Sybil comes to us from Mississippi

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

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


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

TatePH ID: #6572
Tate is a 2 year old fawn male. He is blind, but that doesn’t slow him down at all. He loves to play with other dogs, loves toys, loves people and loves to snuggle! He is mostly potty trained but will need a consistent potty schedule. Tate is a good listener and perks his ears and wags his tail whenever he hears his human’s voice. He is a small guy at around 15 pounds, but his small size is a perfect foil for his big personality!

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

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


TessaPH ID: #6132

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just look at his precious face!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Violet PH ID: #6624
Violet is a 3 year old spayed female that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. She has a long history of spinal issues and we believe (based on skin scars) that she has been using a wheelchair for a while now.

She has been fitted properly for a new cart and has earned the nickname Vi Vi Voom, as she is ready to chase her dreams and find her forever family.

Violet is special needs, but she adores life and people and is ready for any new adventure.

VivianPH ID: #6620

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

WallyPH ID: #6655
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WesleyPH ID: #6013
Wesley, 9 years old, is a pug mix who was picked up as a stray. His physical exam reflects that he has had medical care in the past. He is heartworm negative and has had dental care. Wesley's behavior reflects that he is used to living inside as a pet. He perches on sofas and chairs and loves to snuggle. Wesley gets along with other dogs and can follow simple directions. Wesley is an affectionate fellow who would love to have a permanent home.

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

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

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

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

WyattPH ID: #6666
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