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AbbyPH ID: #6966
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AbigailPH ID: #6936
Abigail was surrendered to PugHearts. We estimate her age to be about 2 years old. By the looks of her little body, Abigail has been repeatedly used for breeding. Our vet decided it was best to spay her, and his only words were, “her poor uterus”. Thankfully that life is behind her and she can enjoy being spoiled as all pugs should. Abigail gets along with other dogs but people are her favorite. She attaches to her person and doesn’t let them out pull her sight. Currently I am Abigail’s person. She is the sweetest, most loving little girl around. She is very smart and aims to please, making training come easier. She has done well with house training but despises the crate. She cries when she first goes in, but we are making progress. Abigail came in with itchy skin, with missing hair in places. We feel she has an flea allergy, so flea meds are very important for her. We are happy to report that Abigail is heartworm negative, and will be ready for her forever home following her final set of boosters.

AbnerPH ID: #6952
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AdamPH ID: #6957
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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!

AmberPH ID: #6953
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AngelPH ID: #6860
Knock knock!!! Excuse me.....

PugHearts NAP (Not A Pug) Angel a.k.a. Angelo the winking Pekingese is seeking your attention.

The vet says he is 6 yrs old but he acts more like 3-4 yrs old, still love to play with toys, demands belly rubs, and cuddles! He is house broken, gets along with my grumble!

And do you see that one vampire tooth? Adorable!!!

AntonioPH ID: #6972
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AriPH ID: #6938
Ari came in to PugHearts and was one of seven from The Valley in one weekend. She was surrendered to us from a local shelter there with a rectal prolapse. She underwent emergency surgery in The Valley to put in a purse string, which is essentially a draw string in the rectum to hold the colon in place. Rectal prolapses are usually a result of straining from constant diarrhea. Ari is only 12 weeks old but she thinks she’s much older. She is a beautiful brindle color. We believe she is a Boston Terrier - Pug mix, better known as a Bugg. She is super smart and a very fast learner. She loves antagonizing her foster sibling and playing with toys. Being outside and doing zoomies are favorites too. Ari is working on house training, and has done great for a puppy her age. She still has her purse string in, and will for another week. Once it’s removed we will know more about how her colon is healing. Ari will need to finish all boosters and vaccines and be spayed prior to adoption.

AutryPH ID: #6971
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BabyPH ID: #6941
Baby comes to PugHearts as an owner surrender, as they could not afford the surgery she needed, but loved her too much to let her continue to suffer. She has since had bladder surgery to remove a massive bladder stone and is healing well. Her only real long-term need will be a special food to prevent the bladder stones from recurring (which she eats great!).

She is super sweet, loves being near you but doesn’t have to be touching you (aka. not a super needy girl, like some pugs can be). Her favorite thing in the world is any toy that squeaks or makes that rustling sound. She will happily entertain herself with the toy, but also loves playing tug-of-war or fetch with the toy.

She does well with other dogs, as long as they are not toy possessive (i.e. if she’s growl-playing with a toy and another dogs runs in to try and take it, she gets upset). But she can happily play with a toy near other dogs and people without issue. Because of her high toy drive, we recommend no children under age 7, unless they are well versed in recognizing dog behavior.

She enjoys walks, chew bones and exploring the yard. She does great with the cats and would fit in most home environments, be them on the calm or more active side. We suspect she is potty trained as she’s never pooped in the house. As her bladder continues to heal, she should be able to hold her urine for long amounts of time (currently has a bag of stylish handmade dog diapers that keep her home clean).

Just a chill, happy girl overall who needs a loving home of her own.

BanningPH ID: #6969
Please welcome Banning to PugHearts. He is one of the 6 dogs that came from The Valley this weekend.

While Banning has not had his intake yet, so his health is unknown, I would still like to share his sad journey that brought him to PugHearts.

Banning was seen being thrown from a moving jeep and rescued off the busy road by a Good Samaritan. Visible injuries from this are not seen, but Banning will still get X-rays tomorrow. He is painfully thin and missing large tuffs of hair. He cowers when approached, a good indication that he has not been treated well by humans. After a bit of coaxing, Banning got in the big bed. While none of us really slept soundly, I did see moments of him relaxing. He woke this morning with a smile on his face. He has been friendly with the group here, he ate all his breakfast and has enjoyed the smells in the yard. I estimate Banning to be about 4 years old because he teeth look great! Unfortunately by the look of his fur, I suspect he has spent most of his life as an outside dog.

BarneyPH ID: #6897
Barney is a 7 year old male that comes to PugHearts from the Laredo area. Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive and will have to go through the full treatment prior to his adoption. He has been neutered and his nares were enlarged at the same time. He is doing well with house manners. He loves walking outside and gets along with all of the kids and other dogs in the neighborhood. He is a very sweet boy that loves to sleep in the big bed with his people.

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.


BellaPH ID: #6907
Please welcome this beautiful 2 year old, Bella. Bella comes to us as an owner surrender do to change in family. Bella had an amazing intake and is completely healthy. All she needs is to make sure she can’t have anymore babies. She is scheduled for her spay on March 31st. This little potato has the cutest underbite and a great head tilt. So far she is playful and well adjusted. Sleeps like an angel and is doing awesome using the potty outside, but will also use the puppy pads I have down for Margie. No accidents on the floor. She is able to use the doggy door as well.

BenPH ID: #6943
Ben made his way to PugHearts as an owner surrender from The Valley. With the exception of needing to be neutered, Ben seems to be a quite healthy and loved 4 year old male. He is stocky, muscular and oh so handsome, weighing in at 16 pounds. He does well with other dogs and has proven to be very trainable in his foster home in a very short time. After a week in his foster home, Ben’s belly band has been clean and dry. He cuddles the entire night with his head on his foster mommy. As of now there’s no interest in toys or zoomies. Ben is one of the loudest breathers of all time, and our doctor feels once his palate is done he will be so much happier and so much more comfortable. Ben is perfect and he will not last long!

BerniePH ID: #5946
Bernie is an 4 year old male.

BlainPH ID: #6932
Blain’s sweet eyes match his disposition, and when you gain his trust, he will gaze at you longingly like you are his whole world. He is a cuddler, wants to be with his person at all times, and does not take no for an answer when he is ready for attention. Don’t get me wrong, he is not perfect, and between his suckling holes in our throw blankets and changing belly band pads, we might invest in a few new stocks! He does well with our kids and loves to play with my 9-year-old, but human siblings are not a requirement for his happiness. He also loves playing chase with his four-legged foster brother, but he will do well as an only dog too. If you do have another dog, they need to be tolerant and playful. Blain is a back leg bitter of dogs, does not take no for an answer when he wants to chase, and plays his role perfectly as the pesky little brother. Blain is great on the leash and appreciates a walk around the neighborhood in cool weather, loves to sit on the couch and chew a bone… or your finger, computer or whatever you might have in your lap. He is great at road trips, rides quietly in his crate, and is not shy to take care of his business at a road stop. He is crate trained, appreciates a treat when entering his house, and sometimes puts himself in his crate just to see if you will give him an extra treat. He still needs positive correction with boundaries and marking in the house. His neuter is May 16. This boy is the perfect mix of a playful 2-year-old puppy, but also can lay by you on the couch for hours taking a nap with his paw on your leg.

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.

BubblesPH ID: #6961
Welcome Foster Bubbles to PugHearts of Houston Pug Rescue. She had her intake this week and she is consider Hydrocephalic. Meaning she has too much Cerebral Spinal Fluid in the brain and spinal cord. This causes a multitude of neurological challenges that includes pacing around the house in circles. Here is what we know so far:

2 years old

crate trained

loves to take naps

loves to play with toys

loves to play with other pugs

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!

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.

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.

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.

ChatoPH ID: #6974
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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.

ClairPH ID: #6925
Claire is a beautiful 4 y/o Velcro fawn girl that loves humans. She is learning to socialize more with other animals but she would do better in a home with no other dogs or with a chill, low key one. Claire is potty trained, great in rides and in public, likes walks and requires moderate activity levels. Unfortunately she is HW+ so she won’t be available right away and she will also get a couple procedures done like palate, spay and dental. She may need to lose a couple pounds but since she loves carrot treats it won’t be a problem at all. Claire is the most amazing and lovely pug and worth the wait!

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.


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.

DeanPH ID: #6895
Dean is our resident chug full of equal parts spunk and sweetness. He is a 2 year old male who was found by a good Samaritan who rescued him on the side of the road where he was being attacked by other dogs. Luckily they got to him in time as his injuries could have been more serious. Dean was taken to a local shelter where he received treatment for his wounds and ultimately made his way to PugHearts. And that’s where his story begins. We’re not sure how long he was trying to survive on the streets but we do know he was malnourished and underweight. Dean has the sweetest personality and loves to give kisses, play with his toys, and loves to go on walks with his pug pals. He also takes a fair amount of time just to chill out, nap and relax. He gets along with other dogs and will engage in play if they are willing and is good with more senior dogs who don’t like to play so much. He would be ok with children too. Dean is learning boundaries and takes correction very well. He is not fully potty trained and we are working on that. Dean does well crated but is trustworthy to have the run of the house and does very well when his humans are not home. Dean would make the perfect companion in any home. Unfortunately, he is heart worm positive and must go through treatment before he is available to adopt.

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.

DexterPH ID: #6718
I welcomed Senior PH foster Dexter into our home a week ago. I wanted to share some things I have learned about him in that time.

Dexter continues to be the sweet boy I met when he entered our home. He gets along very well with other dogs and doesn’t seem to have a mean or combative bone in his body. There is no resource guarding nor does he retaliate if a dog growls at him to back off, which happened a few times because he was not respecting personal space.

Because he is not yet neutered, the 1st 24 hours were challenging to say the least as his hormones were getting the best of him and was amorously chasing every dog, male or female.

I always say the 1st 24 hours of having a new dog in the house are the most challenging and then I get routines in place and things seems to smooth out and I see the REAL dog I have to work with.

Dex is good little dog. He learned the dog door sooo quickly and enjoys having the choice to go outside. I consider potty training one of my strong areas and he was so helpful in that. He picked up on our potty schedule very quickly and stopped lifting his leg inside. I’ve reduced his time with a belly band to almost never when we are in a certain house space and I am there.

It helps that our 3 dogs are well potty trained and he picked up on what they were doing.

So if it is not a time we would usually go out for potty and he needs to go, Dexter is now going out the dog door to do his business. GOOD DOG!

He is a fairly quiet dog but will bark outside at garbage trucks, mail trucks, and even some cars but is also scared of all of these and will go into FLIGHT MODE. Fortunately we have an enclosed front courtyard and he will throw himself through the dog door to get to the safety of inside. However, on a short walk today a garage door was opening and I was right there to pick him up. He was scared.

On the other hand, he goes with me into the backyard when I am using the leaf blower and it doesn’t phase him.

Otherwise my only big challenge has been that he is a picky eater. And he is a dog who came to us severely under-weight and needs to gain weight to allow us to move on with much needed medical treatments.

I have had many wonderful helpful suggestions from our PugHearts foster families and seem to be making headway in his eating. He is still VERY picky but is slowly gaining.

So there you have it. Dexter is a great little dog who will probably stay at around a 14 lb size and does look like a little deer with his long skinny legs.

He’ll be a wonderful addition to a home when he is healthy and ready.

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.

DukePH ID: #6960
Just foster Duke, looking into your soul and asking if you’d consider adopting his 1 year old sweetness.

He has gotten a lot more confident, loves to play with Bleu but does a good job of relaxing when all is quiet. He’s made great progress with his potties and will be graduating out of his belly band soon.

He already knows the doggy door and to sit, this one is one smart cookie!

EddiePH ID: #6948
Meet Eddie, found by a good Samaritan after an encounter with a vehicle where he obviously lost. A volunteer went to pick him up and realized that he was seriously injured. He was bleeding and screamed in pain when she picked him up.

Straight to the ER he went.

He has been medicated and examined. So far, we know he has a fractured pelvis, with one side dislocated. Full xrays and lab work is underway.

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?

EmersonPH ID: #6923
Emerson is a sweet, cuddly boy that that came into PugHearts via the Valley. He’s estimated to be about a year old, and he has settled in quite nicely in his foster home. He loves playing with my crew and he does a great job sleeping in his crate at night - Treats make everything tolerable! We’re still working on potty training, but he’s doing awesome with that as well.

This little boy doesn’t seem to have an aggressive bone in his body, and he allows my alpha female to run the show. He’s happy as long as he’s near his people and has someone to play with once he’s done napping. He’s doing well walking on his leash, but he hasn’t quite figured out that he can potty while he’s on the leash. Right now, it’s just an excuse for him to check out the neighborhood!

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.

EnzoPH ID: #6917
Enzo comes to PugHearts after a concerned neighbor called to tell us a pug had been abandoned in the backyard when his owners moved. When our volunteer arrived we realized it wasn’t just an abandoned pug, it was an abandoned pug puppy. Enzo is 6 months old. We suspect he might be mixed with something due to his longer snout, but everything else is completely pug. The longer nose will make Texas summers a breeze! Enzo is a tiny, happy and very well mannered boy. He loves playing with his foster siblings and sleeps every night quietly in his room. Enzo hasn’t had an accident since being in his foster home and learned the doggy door almost immediately. He is a perfect gentleman to the resident cat as well. Besides needing to finish his boosters and be neutered, Enzo is perfectly healthy. He is looking for a forever home that has time, patience and an activity level that would suit a 6 month old puppy.

FelicityPH ID: #6918
Felicity is an absolute gem! She is 1 year old, crate trained, knows sit, doing great with outdoor potties and so so friendly.

She came to us still full of milk from her last litter which was definitely not her first judging by her stretched out tummy, despite being a baby herself. She was mangy and would cower in the corner. The picture today looks nothing like it!

Felicity’s body has recovered and her spirit has blossomed. She is a super velcro girl and her favorite spot is in your lap. She is playful with both people and dogs. She is a puppy and I have caught her trying to chew on a thing here and there which we redirect easily with toys - as always with puppies, be sure to watch her silly self.

FernPH ID: #6921
Fern is a 4 year old female. She comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. Her eye has sustained severe trauma and will be removed. She is, sadly, heartworm positive and will have to go through the full heartworm treatment prior to adoption.

Through all that Fern has endured, she is happy and adores people.

Flana JubileePH ID: #6749
Flana is a sweet 8 year old fawn female. She was an owner surrender due to a change in family circumstances. She is housetrained, and crates well. She's great with other dogs (cats and children unknown). She loves people and, if she's not in the middle of a nap, will happily follow you around the house. Her likes include mealtime, frequent naps and sunning her belly outside for a little while every day. Dislikes include getting her face cleaned and when dinner is late. Flana is looking for a quiet retirement with lots of love.

FrankPH ID: #6973
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GeorginaPH ID: #6878
Georgina is a beautiful 10 year old lady. She likes her independence but will come seek out snuggles. Every time she sees me that tail starts wagging. Her speed is slow and steady. Absolutely does not have an aggressive bone in her body. She has a soft black coat. Right now, she is being treated for skin issues and ear infection. Once those are cleared up, she will be ready for her spay appointment.

GertrudePH ID: #6916
Hello Everybody!! PH Gertrude, Gertie for short here. Thought I’d formally introduce myself. First things first, I know this is a pug rescue and all, but I don’t think I’m a pug. I’m more of a Boston kinda gal, but I may have some pug on my family tree somewhere. Nonetheless, I’m very thankful y’all took me in! I found myself out on the streets, and am glad someone picked me up because I haven’t been eating much lately. I am 10 years old, have some skin issues we’re taking care of, but other than that I’m healthy. I just need to put on a few pounds! I’m housebroken but I’m not a fan of a crate. I’d prefer to lounge on a dog bed, back of a couch, or snuggle with you in the big bed! I don’t mind cats at all, and dogs are fine too. I know I’m a senior lady, but I’ve got a whole lot of life & love to give!

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.


GusPH ID: #6879
Gus is a 12 years young pug. He is extremely sweet and up for playing with toys. He will follow his humans around to make sure they are okay. Everyone is his friend, humans and dogs alike. He has a very go-with-the-flow attitude, no barking or growling for this pug. He came to us neutered. He is being treated for some skin issues, ear infection, and will need to have some dental work completed.

HarrisonPH ID: #6951
Yes, you are seeing this handsome fellow correctly. Harrison comes to PugHearts from overseas. He is looking for a VERY experienced pug owner that fully understands the brachiocephalic breed. He is 4 years old and scheduled to have his palate reduced prior to adoption.

He is reserved and quiet, but adores human attention and cuddles.

HillaryPH ID: #6970
Full Description Coming Soon!

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.

IslaPH ID: #6782
This funny 5-year-old sweetheart was found on the streets of south Texas, close to the border. A good Samaritan took her to a shelter and she ended up with PugHearts.

She was in rough shape, but PugHearts’ veterinarians and volunteers worked hard to resolve all her issues, including putting her through treatment for heartworms. Most importantly, they found that she is allergic to just about everything (more about that below).

She has outstanding on-leash potty behaviors—three short walks a day is all she needs. Between this and her allergies to grass, she does not need free access to a yard. In fact, she would probably do best in an apartment, condo, or townhouse with limited exposure to grass.

Her remaining allergies can be well managed through a special diet and some basic care. Her diet today consists of a combination of prescription dog food and some whole food (eggs and apple).

Isla is a happy pug who LOVES to snuggle, play with toys, and love her person. She will sleep in a crate at night, but her #1 choice would be to be with her person.

JaredPH ID: #6968
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KayliePH ID: #6944
Meet my newest foster Kaylie. She has been settling in the last day & a half. She is shy at first and learning who she can trust. This poor baby is estimated to be about 4 years old, used for breeding & then discarded. She has figured out she can trust me & wants to be close and is starting to wag her tail and be happy. This beautiful gal with be spayed soon and looking for a wonderful home where she can be spoiled and loved.

LandryPH ID: #6689
Landry is a handsome, sweet older gentleman that comes to us from a shelter. As most older pugs, he has some health issues. He has a weak back end that causes him to drag his back legs a bit when he walks, but don't let this fool you, he gets around quickly. He will require daily medicine for his legs and daily eyedrops. He is on medical hold until mid-August when he will be neutered and have soft palate surgery.

Landry LOVES to be with his people and will become your shadow. When not right by your side or at your feet, he will hang in his crate and sleeps in the crate at night. He gets along well with other dogs, but isn't looking for a playmate. Pulling his dog bed around the room is his favorite toy.

LeviPH ID: #6949
Please say hello to this cutie patootie, Levi.

Levi is only 12 months old and came to us as an owner surrender. Levi is a snuggler. He is a little shy, but once he’s reassured he’s your best friend.

Levi is crate trained and is showing to be potty trained as well. No marking so far. He picked up on the doggy door right away and loves to run and play.

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!!

LilianaPH ID: #6891
Liliana is a 3-year-old fawn pug. She is a little gal, but she is feisty. She loves toys and will gather several up to nap with her. She plays well with the boys in the house, but wants to be the boss of course. She gets excited about going for rides and out to play. She is kennel trained and working on her house training.

Unfortunately, this little gal was not given the care she needed and is heartworm positive. She will go through treatment and be ready to adopt some time in June.

LuckyPH ID: #6967
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LuluPH ID: #6855
LuLu made her way to PugHearts after a rescue in Mexico asked for our help. As you can see, LuLu is not a pug. She is however the cutest French Bulldog around. She has adjusted to life in Houston as a foster with PugHearts. She doesn’t mind other dogs, but hasn’t actually started playing yet. She will however snuggle next to her siblings on the dog bed for a nap. She loves chewing on hooves, nylabones and any other chew toy. House training is still a work in progress and she isn’t a fan of going outside first thing in the morning. She came to PugHearts with a nasty ear infection, but meds have taken care of that. She does have some vision issues due to dry eye, but her vet believes her eye sight will improve with daily dry eye drops. She loves her foster mommy and freely gives out kisses. It is obvious that LuLu has had multiple litters but she did come to PugHearts already spayed. She will have her nares and palate done prior to adoption.

MadelinePH ID: #6868
Madeline is a four year old that was surrendered to PugHearts from a local backyard breeder with 3 other pugs. Poor Madeline’s little body has been used and abused during her short life as a full time breeder. She has weakness and stiffness in her legs and hips from constantly having babies and being stuck in a small confined area. She has mammary masses that are so bad a mastectomy is still not out of the question. Her skin is patchy and yeasty, and her eyes were so dry and her ears were infected when she first was surrendered. Despite all of this, Madeline is a beautiful tiny girl with a feisty personality. Since she’s been with PugHearts, Madeline has been spayed which has helped her mammary masses shrink dramatically. Her eyes are shiny and clear, and will require daily drops for life. She is taking on the roll of being a spoiled pug with ease. She sleeps every night in the big bed with her head on a pillow, and she enjoys playing dress up in dresses, sweaters and jackets that are just for her. Surprisingly house training has been a breeze. Madeline gets to freely roam the house, even when I’m not there, and will use the puddle pad when needed. Even though she moves pretty stiff, she has mastered the stairs to get both on and off the bed, and will cry to get off the couch instead of trying to jump. She is super tiny and super sweet, and has zero issues telling the others what she thinks. She plays with toys and loves cuddling up with her foster siblings. Madeline deserves the world and she will make any family very happy.

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!

MarlonPH ID: #6725
Hi y'all, Marlon here. I am a small guy around 12 pounds, but I do need to gain 2-3 pounds, FoMo calls me Marlon Brando, but she says I am really more of a Marlon Perkins. (many of y'all are too young to remember the show Wild Kingdom)

I am about 10 years old, blind and deaf. I am learning my way around here. I am doing well with the others, except for the one-eyed grumpy old guy who also lives here (he thinks he owns the place).

I love to cuddle, but get nervous when picked up. FoMo picks me up and cuddles me and I like it! I am learning to trust.

I do need to have eye drops twice a day in each eye and will need that for the rest of my life. I also take Rimadyl for my arthritis.

I will be neutered in a month, not really looking forward to that.

I will be looking for a quieter retirement home to spend the remainder of my life being loved, spoiled and cuddled.

Will that be your house?

MauryPH ID: #6965
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MelaniePH ID: #6964
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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.


MindyPH ID: #6125
Mindy is about 3 years old and has come back to PugHearts as an owner surrender with her sister, Wendy. They are a bonded pair.

Mindy is a chatty girl… greets you in the morning with her woofs telling you all about it, hurries you along at meal times, and talks back to you if she isn’t pleased with what you tell her. Mindy is potty and crate trained. She is healthy and only needs eye drops each day for dry eye.

Mindy loves to play with toys. She and Wendy will play tug with toys together. She has the energy of a young pug and loves to play but also loves to chill and watch TV. She and her sister love to snuggle with each other as well as their humans.

MiraclePH ID: #6934
Miracles happen with Pughearts. On Wednesday, a transport team brought 5 orphaned piglets from the valley all the way to Corpus Christi, on an emergency run, to hook up with a lactating pug who was rescued with no puppies. Sadly, they died en route or shortly thereafter...or so I thought. Introducing Miracle. I am a nurse. I thought she had died. I cried. Then, I saw movement. This girl, against ALL ODDS, has somehow survived and is fighting to survive. Yes, her name is Miracle. While she was too weak to suckle at first, she is syringe fed and trying to live up to her name of Miracle. 3 hour feeds for me are a small sacrifice. Not out of the woods, but let's all pray she defies the enormous odds and lives up to her name....MIRACLE

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.

NebulaPH ID: #6945
Nebula made her way to PugHearts as an owner surrender after bouncing around several homes. She is only 8 months old, and as you can imagine, was a little timid at first. Nebula is tiny, at only 9 pounds and more than likely fully grown. She is precious and so unique, with one ear that stands up and a nubby little tail. Our best guess is that Nebula is a mix between a pug, chihuahua and Boston Terrier. Whatever she is, Nebula is the cutest dog you’ll ever see. She loves playing with toys, even if they’re bigger than her and she absolutely loves her foster siblings. They run the yard, play tug of war and cuddle constantly. She is mostly house trained but will use the puddle pad when needed. Nebula is crate trained and loves piling on the dog bed. She sleeps in the big bed at night and I love getting all the little kisses from her at bedtime. She prefers sleeping on the pillow closest to my head. Don’t pass Nebula up because she’s not pull pug. She is full sweetness and deserves the perfect home of her home. Nebula is 6 months old, healthy and will be spayed prior to adoption.

NillaPH ID: #6905
Nilla made her way to PugHearts as an owner surrender after an eye injury occurred in the home. Pughearts took her in and was immediately scheduled for an enucleation, or eye removal. She was also spayed during that time. Losing her eye hasn’t slowed her down one bit and if we didn’t know her exact age, I would’ve thought Nilla was closer to two years old then five! Nilla is four years old with a birthday coming up in May. She is a tiny thing, weighing only 15 pounds. She has a feisty personality that borders being an ALPHA, but don’t let that deter you. She will do fine in a home with other dogs as long as there’s a strong owner. She loves cuddles and does well with children. Nilla plays with toys all day, loves giving her foster mommy kisses and cuddling with her foster siblings in my notorious pug piles! Nilla does well at house training but is one of those crazy female leg hikers! Once boosters are completed Nilla will be ready for her forever home. Is it you?

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.

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.

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.


PascalPH ID: #6929
Hi my name is Pascal or Paskey as my FoMo calls me. I was found as a stray and was eating and drinking all kinds of nasty stuff so I’m getting over some bacteria issues right now and I have heartworms, boy life has not been the best so far. But it is getting better every day!

FoMo says I have to get neutered and go through hw treatment before I can be adopted but that is ok for now because I’m learning what it means to be a spoiled Pug. Everyone tells me how beautiful my smutty coat is and I’ve got excellent leash manners, ride in the car like a champ and I’m an expert cuddler, although I can easily entertain myself with my blanket and nylabone while my people are at work. I’ve got 2 foster brothers who really aren’t sure of me yet, but I’m a happy guy and get along with them just fine, even sleep in the big bed with them. I’m about 4 years old, and hopefully will be ready to be adopted in the next few months.

PippinPH ID: #6877
Pippin came to PugHearts when his owner could sadly no longer care for him. Pippin is 8 years old and weighs just 15 pounds. Perfectly pocket sized! Pippin loves his people and is a very mellow fellow. He gets along well with other dogs, sleeps quietly in his crate at night and learns new tricks at lightning speed if there's a treat involved. Pippin is already neutered but has some issues with his esophagus. PugHearts awesome doctors are working to correct a hernia and esophageal defect after which he will be available for adoption. Pippin will be on Hills ID canned food for life and will have to take an antacid daily but is otherwise healthy and looking for a family to love.

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.

RhondaPH ID: #6914
Meet Rhonda. She is an 8 year old that is sadly, heartworm positive.

Rhonda has had a tough life, as she was born a hermaphrodite. This means she was born with male and female reproductive parts. The solution to this, spay and neuter. She decided she liked the name Rhonda, so that is her name.

Rhonda is wary of fast movement from people, but her foster Dad is working on that with treats offered frequently. Rhonda will have to go through heartworm treatment prior to adoption.

Rosie 7PH ID: #5872

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.

Simon PH ID: #6959
Full Description Coming Soon!

SnorkelsPH ID: #6947
Snorkels made his way to PugHearts by way of a local shelter. He is 6 months old and a ball full of energy. He loves playing with his foster siblings and participating in the pug piles with them. He is doing well at house training but still has accidents on occasion. He does use the puddle pad when needed, and learned crate training as well. As long as there are toys and a friend in the crate, Snorkels is quiet and well mannered. He loves being outside doing zoomies in the yard, and loves helping we weed the flower beds, mostly to steal the weeds and take off running. Snorkels is just a baby, so a family willing to put in the time and energy to train a puppy is definitely a must. He is still in the chewing stage and with that, no furniture or window sill is safe. He is very good about responding to the word no, but patience and structure is the key. Snorkels was neutered at the shelter prior to coming to PugHearts, but he will have surgery with us to repair a hernia and asses both his nares and palate, as well as complete all required boosters.

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!

SweetiePH ID: #6834
Just when I think I have seen it all, we get a cruelty case that has my stomach turning.

A kind lady decided to walk toward a moving trash bag and investigate. That’s right. This old girl was found in a trash bag. That woman’s kindness and courage is the only reason Sweetie is alive.

As soon as the rescuer freed Sweetie, she was able to see the full scope of the abuse. Sweetie is skin and bones, missing so much hair and her eyes desperately need attention. When the woman called the shelter, she was told Sweetie would be euthanized. Thankfully she didn’t give up and found PugHearts.

Within 30 minutes we had transport on the way. Welcome to PugHearts, Sweetie. You are safe now.

Any pug, any age, any condition, any time.

Sweetie is 4 years old.

She has severe sarcoptic mange.

She is severe heartworm positive.

Stay tuned for this transformation!

TeddyPH ID: #6857
Teddy came to PugHearts from a rescue in Mexico with a group of six.

He is 5yrs old, heartworm negative, neutered and blind.

Teddy is an absolute jewel!

He is playful, smart, and gentle with the young and old! Teddy has learned his way around easily and lets nothing stop him. He has good manners and doesn't mind being in a crate, although he loves sleeping with his person! Teddy is very social and wants to be wherever you are, but also loves comfy beds for big naps.

Please schedule a meet and greet for this sweet man - he won't last long

TempestPH ID: #6837
This Tempest story

Once again another Precious pug was thrown away.


The evening of November 30 PugHearts revived a call about an injured pug That was thrown in a ditch full of water. Was pulled out by the person living in the house and chained to a fence for animal control to pick up. A passerby named Tempest saw her and rescued her took her home bathed her and kept her warm. PugHearts picked her up shortly there after.

She couldn’t stand or potty? Tempest was named after the kind lady to saved her.

Tempest was taken to Sugarland Pet Hospital. Where she was examined, and give medical care. At the time Tempest could not stand or walk. She was unable to pee and poop on her own. This made her a “Quality of Life” pug.

Tempest injuries Include:

A broken pelvis

Her under belly was red and oozing, it resembled road rash.

She is also heartworm positive

After 2 days at the vet she finally was able to potty on her own and was able to leave to go home to recover.

Tempest was in the care of Kate and Allison for a few days where miracles happens. Tempest was able to walk and stand. Each day she is stronger. She has become very vocal about her dislike of her “strict crate rest”

Today she is able to stand and walk without any help and rarely falls.

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: #6908
I'd like to introduce you to Toby!

Toby is 2 years old, he is heartworm negative, and he's getting his big boy surgery later this month. Toby is a survivor of distemper and he does have a tic that he does pretty much all the time, but we like to think he's just bopping his head to music.

Toby is a velcro pug for sure, he likes to know where his humans are at all times. He shows some interest in toys, but he doesn't know how to play with them - but we're teaching him. He also has amazing eyesight. He barks at and chases airplanes and birds and he's very observant. This boy loves to run outside!

We are working on crate training and correcting his marking behavior, so he wears his belly band when he's in the house.

He's just the sweetest pug and he's looking for his fur ever home!

TrinketPH ID: #6962
Foster Trinket is a 14 yo female who is an owner surrender through no fault of her own. She was so loved but sadly, life got complicated for her humans and she found herself desperately needing to find a new home. Pughearts welcomed this precious little girl with open arms. Trinket is a very loving senior girl who is looking for a home where she can spend her glory days napping and reminiscing about the good ole days. Trinket is nearly blind and deaf but it doesn’t seem to bother her one bit. She’s comfortable roaming around her foster home getting familiar with the layout. She is potty trained but requires help getting out to go potty and then back in. Trinket has a very easy going, sweet personality and gets along well with other dogs but her playful years are well behind her. She prefers to just lay in her bed and enjoy life or take long naps. If you are looking for a low maintenance pug, she 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.

WallyPH ID: #6655
Wally is the happiest 1 year old "Not exactly a pug" in the whole world. He has the sweetest disposition. He wakes up with a smile on his face and his fluffy tail wagging. He is active and likes to play, but not hyper at all. He loves snuggles and he likes to be near his humans. You will feel so welcome whenever you come home, this guy will greet you so happy you are home.

WalshPH ID: #6956
Walsh came to PugHearts with his 2 brothers Warren and Waylon. They are 6 weeks old and as cute as can be. While we know they are not pure pug, we are certain that mom was a pug. They seem to have the coloring and muzzle consistent with Puggles but we will see. Walsh has the smutty coat compared to his brothers and he is the smallest. He is super healthy and loves everyone. Once he’s 4 months old, Walsh will be ready to be neutered, and will have completed all his vaccines too. That might be a ways away, but it’s not too soon to get your applications in. Mixes are amazing and they’re so unique.

WarrenPH ID: #6955
Warren came to PugHearts with his 2 brothers Walsh and Waylon. They are 6 weeks old and as cute as can be. While we know they are not pure pug, we are certain that mom was a pug. They seem to have the coloring and muzzle consistent with Puggles but we will see. Warren has a smooth apricot coat. He is super healthy and loves everyone. Once he’s 4 months old, Warren will be ready to be neutered, and will have completed all his vaccines too. That might be a ways away, but it’s not too soon to get your applications in. Mixes are amazing and they’re so unique.

WaylonPH ID: #6954
Waylon came to PugHearts with his 2 brothers Walsh and Warren. They are 6 weeks old and as cute as can be. While we know they are not pure pug, we are certain that mom was a pug. They seem to have the coloring and muzzle consistent with Puggles but we will see. Waylon has a smooth apricot coat with district black eyebrows. He is super healthy and loves everyone. Once he’s 4 months old, Warren will be ready to be neutered, and will have completed all his vaccines too. That might be a ways away, but it’s not too soon to get your applications in. Mixes are amazing and they’re so unique.

WaynePH ID: #6913
Introducing Winky Wayne to PugHearts!

Wayne is a 6 year old male, he is heartworm positive, and he is looking for a fur-ever family! Wayne is a winky pug, but the vision in his remaining eye seems to be really good. He was just neutered and had a cyst removed from his side. He is settling in pretty well, but he is very high energy. I can't quite put my finger on it, but he is definitely a mix with some sort of bull.

Wayne is very good with other dogs. I currently have family visiting so he is socializing with 6 other pugs and my Siberian husky.

He is a very happy boy and he has a lot of energy. He travels well, he slept in a crate on his first night (and will again tonight) and he seemed to do ok in there. He tried to mark a lot during his first day, I do not trust him without his belly band yet.

I will post more pictures of him and provide more updates as he spends more time with us. I know it's a lot for this boy to take in, but he is handling the transition very well. He's a good boy and he'll need a loving family once his heartworm treatment is done.

WendyPH ID: #6124
Wendy is about 3 years old and has come back to PugHearts as an owner surrender with her sister, Mindy. They are a bonded pair.

Wendy is crate and potty trained and is healthy. Wendy is a quiet, sweet girl. When outside, she loves to rest on the dog cot or loungers and keep watch over her humans and the other dogs. Like many pugs, Wendy is not fond of wet grass and will avoid it if possible.

Wendy loves to play with toys. She and Mindy will play tug with toys together. She has the energy of a young pug and loves to play but also loves to chill and watch TV. She and her sister love to snuggle with each other as well as their humans.

Yogi PH ID: #6871
Yogi is on hold due to behavioral issues.

Any Pug, Any Time, Any Condition

This is Yogi. Yogi came to PugHearts at 2 years old, as a behavioral case with an abusive past. Physically and mentally. He showed signs of aggression, destruction, low confidence, separation anxiety.

In all good conscience and the safety of other foster parents and fur babies, Yogi went straight into behavioral boot camp with Joseph Fernandez (Tail to Tail Training) where he spent the last 3 weeks.

Yogi is hyper-active so the goal is to work his brain and make him “work” to decrease his energy levels. He has been taught “place” to stay where he is at (even with distractions) and to walk beside you at your pace, not his. My job is to make sure he continues his training and stay consistent so that he does not revert back to his old ways.

Yogi has been with me for 3 days and has already tested me but I have stayed strong and we are figuring each other out! Stayed tuned for Yogi’s progress in his new foster home and thank you PugHearts for giving this boy a chance!

YvettePH ID: #6950
Yvette is a stunning female from overseas. Through no fault of her own, she comes to PugHearts seeking a bright future. She is already spayed and we have completed palate and vocal cord saccule removal to aid in her breathing. She still very much sounds like a flat faced pug, but is much improved.

Yvette is 4 years old and looking for the love of a very experienced pug owner.

ZeliaPH ID: #6939
Zelia is a sweet, petite, 4 yo black girl found wandering the streets of the Rio Grande Valley.

Like many cliches before her, she came to us in deplorable shape, from clearly neglectful backyard breeders.

Zelia has obviously been overbred, underfed, and poorly cared for all her life, including deprivation of life saving preventatives and vaccines. She is largely balding, and what little hair remains is sun bleached from living outdoors. She was covered in filth and fleas and resulting open bite wounds/scabs. She was an itchy, oozing, starving mess. Expectedly, she is also severe heart worm positive. As always, we got her prompt medical care. Zelia is receiving daily prescriptions for her skin and parasites. She's reveling in medicated baths (took 4 to get clear rinse water), regular meals, clean bedding, air conditioning, and endless toys, which she is quite enthusiastic about, even in her tragic state.

It will take a series of hurdles for Zelia to regain wellness. We hope for no complications or onset of more or related health problems. But right now? In true pug form, she wants to be with her people. She eats well. She wags every day. She gives kisses. She has so much love, despite being unloved herself for so long.

Look for Zelia to be adoptable around August, if she improves according to plan.