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AgnesPH ID: #6413
Things you should know about foster Agnes (10 years of age):

1. She came to PugHearts with a dental infection, but she eats regular food with a little bit of water in it. (Dental scheduled 12/16)

2. She came to with a bladder infection, but her infection is now gone and she proves that she is potty trained every day, even in the rain.

3. She came to with an ear infection, but her infection is now gone and she responds to us calling her and barks if she is alerted.

4. She came to with a bad back, but she does not let that slow her down. Playtime is serious business to Agnes and she wants to play with you at least once a day. She has learned to play fetch and gets excited when she looks at anything sparkly-- especially Christmas ornaments!

5. She came to PugHearts with an enlarged heart and she uses that to love people more and more every day.

She is the best buddy and loves to follow her person around. She is also good at being part of a grumble and will love on any brothers and sisters she might get.

AmberPH ID: #6407
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Amethyst PH ID: #6410
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AprilPH ID: #6390
April is a petite, 3 year old valley girl. She was in the shelter for 2 weeks and no one claimed her. So, she has come to Houston to join the PugHearts family. She loves to walk and does well on a leash. She has a lot of energy so we do many walks--1/2 mile in the morning and many smaller walks throughout the day. April loves to be with people! Very loving and cuddly! She is heartworm negative and scheduled for her spay soon.

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.

BeansPH ID: #5775
Beans is a 14 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.

BellePH ID: #6432
Princess Belle

Around 2 years old

heartworm positive

Definitely had puppies

Potties outside but UTI so it will get better

Smaller girl (like Angela’s Violet)

Been part of a family before

Gives kisses and sits for treats

Please let your applicants know and she will go fast!

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

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

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

BoomerPH ID: #6427
Foster Boomer came to us all the way from Alabama. He was found on the streets and for weeks no-one came forward for him. This sweetheart is around 8 years old, missing one eye and severely vision impaired in the remaining eye. That doesn't seem to have slowed him down. He takes walkabouts around the house and is learning the lay of the land. In just 2 days he knows where the water bowl, food bowl and back door are. He is learning his way back to his crate when it is time for a rest from his adventures. He does very well in his crate and sleeps in it through the night. He gets excited when he hears dinner being prepared and gives a few barks to let you know he knows something good is coming his way. He seems to be house broken. He gets along well with my other dog and is not bothered by the cat. He spent the day with the grand daughters loving on him and he is great on a leash!! He seems to have some hearing loss, although he can hear the dinner bell!! Unfortunately, Boomer came to us with every worm imaginable - tapeworms, hookworms and of course heartworms so he will be with us for a while until his treatments are completed. Put your application in for this sweet boy, he is worth the wait.

BorisPH ID: #6111
Foster Boris is a 10 year old double winky. He is crate trained but loves to sleep on rugs at front or back door.

Boris does not bark. He loves to be outside in good weather and just roam the yard smelling everything. Boris would love a senior family to love and take care of him.

BrentPH ID: #6437
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BrinleyPH ID: #6365
Miss Brinley is 9 months old and all puppy. She came to our rescue with worms and a bad case of skin dermatitis. She is being treated for that and awaiting her spay. Being a young, fawn female, of course she will be adopted fast. It is a lucky family who gets her.


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.

BrycePH ID: #6383
Please welcome Foster Bryce (about 3 years old) to PugHearts. He was hit by a car earlier this week and, miraculously, escaped with only some bloody paws and scratches. Sadly, he is heartworm positive so treatment awaits.

Yesterday evening when I picked him up from the vet, he was so scared and stiff-legged that I couldn’t get a regular harness on him, he wouldn’t bed his legs at all (Joyride harnesses for the win), you couldn’t see his tail it was so tucked under, and he cowered if I tried to touch him.

Within a few hours, and with the help of our own dogs, he started to come out of his shell a bit and this morning he’s coming up to me for some pets on his head. His tail is still down and he’s still unsure of everything, but his little heart is healing and he’s starting to trust.

BusterPH ID: #6422
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CarterPH ID: #6429
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CharlenePH ID: #6354
Beautiful, busy Charlene is a tiny black lady found scavenging on her own in the Rio Grande Valley. She is 8 years old and just 10 pounds. As feared, Charlene has a laundry list of complex issues, including, but not limited to:

• Emaciation

• Hit by car; resulting badly healed broken pelvis, hip, and spine

• Severe dry eye; resulting blindness

• Severe heart worm positive

• Intestinal parasites, yeast, and bacteria

• Profound dental disease

All of which were preventable. All of which occurred because people failed her. All of which has lead to her needless suffering...

But today she is PugHearts stronger, and our amazing vets and techs, along with our foster army, will do everything possible to make her life better.

Charlene is currently on medical hold. We are treating what we can, and evaluating her quality of life; prognosis guarded. She is nervous and has trouble settling, but it's early, and I do see small signs she's getting more comfortable here. I am inspired by her voracious appetite; dashed by her impaired motility.

What is certain? Charlene exemplifies "any pug, any condition", and will get nothing but love for the duration. She is why we are PugHearts.

ColbyPH ID: #6386
Colby is the sweetest little guy. He came to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley and is severe heartworm positive. He will need to go through heartworm treatment and be neutered before he is ready to go, which will put him adoption ready around the beginning of the year. However, he is worth the wait. At about 5 years old Colby loves to take a morning and evening walk on the leash and play fetch with his favorite spiderman toy. He’ll play for a little bit but is not super active. He is crate trained but prefers to sleep with his people. He is also potty trained and does great with children and cats. He is very Velcro puggy and loves to follow his people around and lay at their feet or right next to you on the couch. He’s not much of a barker, which is a plus but he does bark at the occasional squirrel or airplane. Would be great for a low energy household of one with kids and other pets.

CooperPH ID: #3284
Hello, let me introduce myself: I am the absolutely fabulous Cooper. My foster Mom calls me her "velcro baby" because I always to be near her or another person. I am a great cuddler and sleep next to her all night. I wear a belly band, but it is almost always dry (sometimes I forget to go all the way outside and mark a little, but I am learning). Other dogs and I get along well and I LOVE children. I am back with PugHearts because my Dad got sick. PugHearts is always here to make sure I am safe.

I am 9 years old, heartworm negative and healthy.

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.


CordellPH ID: #6043
This guy! He was found as a stray, emaciated, mostly blind, tapeworms, HW+ but neutered. He is gaining weight and turning into a happy playful guy! He growls constantly, but with him it’s more like purring. He looks like he will eat off your hand but plays really gently!

Foster Cordell has come such a looooong way in his recovery! But his journey isn’t over yet and he has some health issues as a result of his early hard life. His heartworms have been treated and he did great! He has dry eye that is fortunately easily managed with a daily eye drop and he is so cooperative with getting the daily drops. ?? He’s currently being treated for a yeast infection in his ear but that should clear soon.

DaphnePH ID: #6433
Let’s give a warm PugHearts welcome to new foster Daphne.  This cutie pie comes to PugHearts at no fault of her own.  She was surrendered because her previous owner could no longer care for her due to work commitments. Daphne is just getting used to being loved on, and we are just getting to know her...but she is having a lot of fun learning to play with her new fur friends! She has some skin issues, and minor medical issues that we are taking care of as well.  Daphne will be ready for adoption in late December, after her spay surgery.  She’s also working on potty training, since she was doing all of that in the garage where she spent the majority of her time.  During her intake exam, it was also discovered that Daphne had been shot several times with a BB gun...I can’t even imagine who would do such a thing.  Thankfully though, there was no internal damage to her little body.  Daphne is approximately 2 years old, and is HW negative!! Welcome to PugHearts sweet girl!  We’re so glad you’re here with us!  

DwightPH ID: #6415
Dwight comes to PugHearts as an owner surrender by no fault of his own. This sweet little chug has one of the gentlest souls. He has been an outstanding foster. No marking and no belly bands. Uses the dog door like a pro. Man I have been spoiled lately. Dwight is 3 years old and Heartworm negative!! Yay!! He will need to have his big boy surgery which will be on December 4th but soon after he will be ready to find his forever home. He gets along with my whole gang and while he is curious about my kitty he leaves him alone. He loves to ride in the car and walks fabulous on a leash. He gives the sweetest little kisses and will make a great family addition. You will love him!!

EarlPH ID: #6094
My name is Earl but my foster mom and dad call me Earl the Pearl. After the only family I ever knew my entire life my gave me up I lost hope that anyone would love a pug like me again. I mean I’m 14 years old, blind, deaf, suffer from severe arthritis, have a hunched back and an underbite. I’m not one of those pugs that people look at an say awwww, I’m the one they say ewww to.

Despite those things when PugHearts got me I was really scared and paced around a lot thinking they wouldn’t want me either. I thought they’d give me up too but boy, was I wrong! They took me to their own doctor and got me on some kind of medicine to help my arthritis and daily eye drops too. I felt so special and wanted. The best thing is PugHearts has me in a foster home who tell me how much they love me every single day. They bought me my very own bed, give me double portions of food to help me gain weight (plus lots of snacks), cuddle and let me all the time and because walking hurts so much my foster mom bought me a life jacket that has a handle on it. She carries me in an out of the house for bathroom breaks. The rest of the time these old bones of mine are tired and I sleep most of the time. I have 3 other foster siblings who are pretty nice. My foster mom tells me she’s proud of me because I've never peed in the house and I try really hard not to poo, but sometimes I can’t help it. My foster mom never gets mad at me though because she said I can’t help it with my arthritis. I really love my foster parents and give them kisses whenever I can actually see their faces.

I know the chances of anyone wanting to adopt an old man like me is slim but that’s ok because I know PugHearts will always make sure I’m safe and cared for. I’m very thankful to have PugHearts and a foster mom and dad who love me and want me to spend my senior years in comfort.

EddiePH ID: #6404
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ElmerPH ID: #6374
Please welcome Foster Elmer!

This little nugget (weighing in at just 14lbs) is the sweetest! He loves to be held and snuggled, and is quite a talker when he has something to say (like being put down! Lol). He’s getting along well with our other pugs and is quite social.

Elmer was rescued from a shelter and we know very little about his past, other than it was rough. His age is estimated to be 11-ish.

Unfortunately, this little guy has a laundry list of issues that we will be addressing:

1. heartworm+

2. ehrlichia (blood condition)

3. ear infection

4. conjunctivitis and dry eye

5. yeasty skin

6. severe hip dysplasia that may require surgery (Rimadyl for now)

Elmer will eventually go through heartworm treatment. In the meantime, his eyes and ears are getting treated, he’s on an antibiotic for the ehrlichia, and he’ll be getting baths with Pharmaseb medicated shampoo twice a week for his skin. He’s a skinny little guy that we are trying to fatten up. And he has scrawny little chicken legs with a wonky gate. It doesn’t seem to slow him down much, but we hope he’ll get stronger with time.

Foster Elmer won’t be ready to adopt for some time, but keep following his journey, and please consider making a donation to PugHearts toward his care.

EmeraldPH ID: #6409
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ErisPH ID: #6356
Meet Eris! A beautiful, 9 year old full figured girl. She is an owner surrender, and was loved by her family. She is completely housebroken, good with children of all ages, and dogs. Eris is a Velcro pug, and loves sleeping next to her Foster Mom. Anyone would be lucky to have this girl in their life!

Adoption pending

EugenePH ID: #6430
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GingerPH ID: #6355
Ginger is an 8 year old Chihuahua-Pug Mix, better known as a Chug. She came to PugHearts as an owner surrender when her mommy’s living arrangements changed. Ginger has a tiny chihuahua body, weighing only 8 pounds, and the most perfect pug tail. She’s the ideal apricot or ginger coloring, which I’m sure is how she got her name. Ginger might be tiny but she loves to make sure her voice is heard. She lets you know when it’s time to eat, go outside or even take a nap by her cute little howl. She likes to bark too! Despite being 8 years old, Ginger still chases the other puppies around the yard and loves stealing their toys. She does great being with other dogs, and was with a cat at her first home. She’s fully house trained, and has gone accident free at her foster home. Once she has her dental and is spayed she will be cleared for adoption. Ginger prefers laps over the floor, and is looking for her forever lap to call her own.

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 ??

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

HankPH ID: #6399
Hank is a delectably squatty 3 year old fawn male who came to us via local shelter.

We are getting acquainted and helping him adjust to a consistent routine and life as a loved pet. He is learning potty manners, already walks beautifully on a leash, LOVES stuffies and praise, but is still finicky at mealtime.

Hank really could not be cuter, but

has some health hurdles: He needs his neuter, his shrunken eye removed (future full winky), and sadly, is heart worm positive. He is sight impaired, but does see somewhat, and is utterly fearless in his navigation around the house and yard. Meantime, while we await scheduled surgeries/treatment, we are treating his cough and itchy skin. All fleas now dead, some bite damage lingers, but not for long! He relishes his medicated bath time and those full body massages!

Hank already knows "sit", rides well in the car, and slept quietly crated his first night here. Did I mention minuscule? Hank could nearly qualify as a purse dog... 13#... so get your apps in quick if little is your leisure, because I've not seen another (grown) PH guy this small yet!

HeroPH ID: #6376
Hero comes to PugHearts with some malnutrition, ulcers on both eyes and intestinal parasites.


HortonPH ID: #6392
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IsabellaPH ID: #5629
Isabella is a sweet girl that comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley.

Isabella is dealing with spinal injuries that have resulted in fecal incontinence, chewing on her own leg and difficulty walking.

She is special needs and will need an adopter that understands and can commit to her special needs.

She is and will continue to receive medical care until she is adopted or no longer happy on this side of the Rainbow Bridge

JadePH ID: #6408
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JebPH ID: #5248
Jeb is a senior boy that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. He is dealing with some neglect and age has not been kind to him. He is currently at the vet to be evaluated, treated and readied to go into a foster home to learn what spoiling and comfort feel like.

From Jeb's foster: If Jeb would write a personal ad, it would go like this...

Looking for an adorable elderly gent? I am Jeb, an 11 year old black pug who loves to cuddle, is great with other dogs and kids, and is very well mannered. My happiest moment is laying next to you and enjoying your company. I don't pee or poop in your house either. Since I do have some sight issues (i have some vision - I have to have eye drops), my current people pick me up and take me out. As soon as I am out, I take care of business fast and am ready to go back in. If I need to go out in the meantime, I will bark to let you know that I need to go. I am kind of "fluffy" right now - I love to eat and it shows so I am working on losing some "fluff". I am not food aggressive and eat right along all my other 4 legged people. My back legs are a little wonky when I walk but when I lose some "fluff" it should help that. So you are wondering how I am without you? I snooze away until you come back. I have free roam so I am a trust worthy kinda guy. Some say "what a good boy" - nah, I am a great boy!

JessiePH ID: #5935
Jessie is a sweet, spunky girl who was found as a stray in the Rio Grand Valley. She loves to cuddle people and gets along well with the other dogs, although she makes sure they know a toy or treat is hers if anyone gets too close. Her favorite way to spend the day is sleeping spread out on the big dog bed and snoring away! She is about 8 years old and heartworm negative. She has some spondylosis which makes her back legs stiff when she first gets up and moving, but she is surprisingly speedy once she gets going so don't let the funny gait fool you! She is fully house trained and crates happily.

JudePH ID: #6434
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LavenderPH ID: #6260
Lavender came to PugHearts with her four puppies and sister Tulip following a Hoarding situation. She is 3 years old and has clearly spent her life as a breeding dog due to her poor body condition. Unfortunately Lavender has severe emotional scars from the constant abuse she’s suffered during her short life. She spends the majority of her days hiding under the bed or in a crate, and retreats quickly if anyone tries to look her in the eye. She’s learned to trust me enough to come inside when I call her name as long as she doesn’t see me, and will sometimes even take a treat from me when she’s hidden at the back of her cage. Sudden movements send her into hiding, and the slightest change to her environment will cause uncontrollable shaking, where she might hide under the bed for hours. We’re trying 100 mgs of Trazodone a day, to see if it relaxes and calms her mind, but it is unclear if Lavender will ever be a normal dog that understands how to give and receive love. Lavender shows no signs of aggression at all, but the trauma she has experienced is more than heartbreaking. Despite all of this, Lavender’s happy place is outside with her foster siblings. I watch from a distance and see what could be a very happy dog. She’s runs the fence line with them and will play while she’s feeling comfortable. Humans have failed Lavender. Sometimes the scars that you cannot see are far worse than any physical scars, and this is very true in Lavender’s case. It pains me to know humans can be so cruel, but PugHearts will do everything we can to help Lavender flourish and be as happy as she can be.

LeilaniPH ID: #6357
Leilani cane to PugHearts infested with fleas and had flea bites all over her body. It appears this poor girl has spent her life outside on the streets. At only 3 years old, poor Leilani already has heartworms, as well as various intestinal parasites. PugHearts will get her treated and well along with spaying her prior to her finding her forever home. She was diagnosed with dry eye and will need daily drops for life. Leilani is tiny, weighing only 11 pounds. She gets along great with other dogs and loves being involved in the pug pile on the dog bed with her foster siblings. She can be shy at first, but once she feels comfortable, Leilani is a lover. She cuddles up right next to her foster mommy ever night. She’s learned what it means to be a pet and is having a blast discovering all the toys in the toy box. Leilani would do best in a home where she has another dog to play with and keep her company.

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!!

LolaPH ID: #6403
Baby girl Lola is a doll and a mess all rolled up together! Lola is a typical puppy - runs and runs and plays and plays and then she naps! She is full of spit and vinegar!! But she is also so loving and sweet and a huge cuddler!! She is learning some basic manners and behaviors. Lola will be an great love for the perfect family! She cant wait to be home!!


LoriPH ID: #6420
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LouisePH ID: #5107
Louise is a senior pug that was an owner surrender. She is so very sweet and loves to cuddle. Everyone falls in love with her. She does have a collapsing trachea and will have to be on medication for the rest of her life. She can't be out in the heat and/or exercise for a long time. Louise would be perfect for someone that wants a quiet, lovable companion. She is not dominant, and she gets along great with my 2 dogs. She is not food aggressive and very rarely has "accidents" on the floor. If you like to sleep late, Louise will not wake you up! She is perfectly happy snuggling in the bed next to you and is such good company. If you are looking for a furry companion to watch movies with you and love you unconditionally, Louise is for you!

LucasPH ID: #6426
Lucas is a most handsome 18-month-old fawn Male. He was owner surrendered with his gal pal Winnie when his owner could no longer care for them. He has been loved and well cared for and is already neutered and heartworm negative! He is crate trained and house trained. He gets along with the other boys at his foster home. He likes to play with toys and the other dogs. He is so handsome that he and his girlfriend are already pending adoption! It does not appear that they are closely bonded but will be adopted together anyway!

Maggie PH ID: #6421
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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.

MikaPH ID: #6372
Mika is young female and full of energy. She came into rescue full of intestinal parasites and is also Heartworm positive. She loves playing with other dogs, and toys. She is a master at the dog door and has been a pro at potty training. Every day she becomes more and more loving and trusting towards people. She is a small 14 lb. bundle of joy. Once Mika goes through Heartworm treatment she will be ready to be adopted near the end of December.

MilliePH ID: #5355
Millie is a senior lady that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. She has some severe dental disease that is already being addressed. Her knees are genetically bad and have caused her rear legs to bend, making her bow legged. She is heartworm negative.

This lady is a love and a talker. She follows you everywhere, crates well, loves to eat, gives kisses, allows you to bathe her without a battle and snores so nicely.

If you want a lady to spend quality time with and allow her to be spoiled for the remainder of her days....Millie is your gal!

MiyakoPH ID: #6416
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MochiPH ID: #5801
Mochi is a 13 year old owner surrender. He is a sweet little man. He has some back problems, but he gets around fine. He is blind and deaf, but he is a Velcro dog. He follows me all over the house. He located his food and water bowls, and now he is doing great! I don't let him sleep on the bed because I'm afraid he will fall off. He sleeps on a bed next to mine and gets along fine with the other pugs in my home. He has to be taken outside regularly. He would be a great addition to a home without small children or big dogs. He is a wonderful little companion, and he is quiet. The ideal home for him would be with someone that is home a lot and has time to love on him. Mochi is a lap dog that needs someone to love him during his golden years. He has plenty of love to give in return!

NadinePH ID: #6438
Today I want to tell you the story of Nadine. Many of you have already started following her dramatic journey and we thought it would be worth telling her story from the beginning.

Nadine found herself in a shelter in Laredo and got promptly placed on euthanasia list for that night due to health status. A group of local volunteers scrambled to pull her out before close and ended up having the shelter put her in a carrier and leaving her up front for the transporter to get off work.

Nadine gets picked up and we all sigh in relief. But relief quickly changes in horror as we get graphic pictures of her abdomen. Nadine has mastitis - inflammation of a mammary gland, the worst we’ve ever seen. In most cases, mastitis is caused by a bacterial infection. This likely means she has her puppies in a dirty environment. If that wasn’t bad enough she never got treated so her mastitis is now a fully open wound in her abdomen. Her temperature is dangerously low and she won’t take any water. She needs to go to the emergency vet NOW.

This is where our superhero Juan comes in. He drives hours to get Nadine from Laredo to an emergency vet in San Antonio. This is where we learn that her PCV is alarmingly low and we promptly opt for a blood transfusion.

Nadine is stable enough for now and is on her way to Houston as we speak. I just got off the phone with Pam who is bringing her in. She said Nadine is withdrawn and the smell of rotting flesh is overwhelming

We need all the good thoughts there are and if you can contribute to her care we would be so grateful. She is critical but we are going to fight for her whatever it takes.

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!

NikkiPH ID: #6428
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NoriPH ID: #4681
Please welcome back to PugHearts, Foster Nori. Nori was adopted by an awesome family but has gotten a little cranky over the years (haven’t we all) and wasn’t being a very nice little sister to the senior pug in the home. Now, she’s back with PugHearts looking for a single dog home to enjoy all the cuddles, belly rubs, and treats this lovely lady deserves.

Foster Nori is approximately 10 years old but acts and looks no older than 6. She weighs about 19 pounds and is currently working off a little extra quarantine weight. She’s house trained and super sweet to all her foster humans ranging in age from toddler to adult. All humans are welcome to dote on her! Nori is a sassy, spunky, little lady, who has no problem telling her people when it’s mealtime, or when she thinks it should be mealtime. Other dogs aside, she is well behaved in her foster home and enjoys short walks and lots of couch cuddles. While she isn’t the biggest fan of other dogs, she seems perfectly fine around her foster cat sister

Nori will have some typical pug procedures done in early September (a dental, stenotic nares, and elongated soft palate), and does need eye drops going forward for dry eye but is otherwise in great shape. Won’t you consider giving this gorgeous girl a forever home?

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.

OttoPH ID: #6083
Otto's story is rather dramatic. We got called to take this sweet boy in but as you can see he is no pug at all so we originally said no. Fast forward two weeks and we got contacted again, this time we were told he had a broken pelvis and was an hour from being euthanized... and that he acts like he's given up on life which is horrible considering he is just 2 years old. Needless to say, pug or no pug, we rushed to his rescue.

This sweet, sweet boy hates crate as a result but is completely potty trained so really he doesn't need it. He is friendly with everyone and his only purpose in life is to be with his people. He is a little slow to warm up to strangers but does well after about 10 minutes.


OwenPH ID: #6424
Owen came to PugHearts as an owner surrender. He is 11 years old and needing just a little TLC. He is currently being treated for skin allergies, ear infection, and dry eye. He is suspected of being blind in his right eye but still has good vision in his left eye. He has an appointment on 12/11 for a much needed dental. Owen is quite the character. He's very vocal about trying to eat people food but we are trying to break that habit. He's still quick on his feet and keeps us on our toes, especially when applying eyedrops. He's very strong and not fan of them. We suspect that maybe due to the untreated ear infection his ears are so sore he doesn't like you holding his head to apply the drops. We have learned a technique though to help apply the daily eyedrops. The eyedrops will be for the rest of his life to help keep him from going blind. Owen is a sweet and funny older gentleman that will make a perfect companion to a home with other dogs or cats or as a single dog. He is housebroken and crate trained and will sleep on the dog bed or human bed. It's your choice!

PacoPH ID: #6396
Paco is one of Paige’s 5 p-puppies born on September 18, 2020 while in the care of PugHearts. Paco was the first born and has very distinctive markings and a fuzzy face like some of his brothers. His eyebrow and cheek markings give him a very expressive face. He loves meal times, drinking water and giving his foster mommy lots and lots of kisses. Paco will need his vaccinations and boosters completed as well be neutered prior to adoption. He will be ready for his forever home at the beginning of February.

PaigePH ID: #6371
Paige is 18 months old and came to PugHearts from a shelter in The Valley. The shelter didn’t think Paige’s life was worth saving and placed her on the Euthanasia List, not because she was sick or was heartworm positive. Paige’s only issue was that she was pregnant. Very pregnant actually. Paige was due in 3-5 days. Thankfully some amazing volunteers contacted PugHearts and her transport to Houston was scheduled immediately. Paige is a Chihuahua-Pug Mix, better known as a Chug. She has a gorgeous apricot coloring, a curly pug tail, and the absolute cutest smile, where one tooth is always showing. At 18 months old, it’s clear by her body condition that this isn’t Paige’s first pregnancy. Maybe not even her second. She’s such a good mommy but this little cutie longs for the days of lots of spoiled and playing like the puppy that she’s missed out on being. Obviously Paige won’t be ready for a couple of months, and will need to be spayed prior to being adopted, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to apply!

Paige had 5 healthy mixed males that will be introduced to PugHearts soon. Be on the lookout for Paige’s “P puppies” Paxton, Parker, Pierre, Patton, and Paco!

ParkerPH ID: #6395
Parker is one of Paige’s P-puppies, born in the care of PugHearts on September 18, 2020. Parker is the darkest of the puppies and has a smooth coat like his brother Patton. Parker has the most distinct tan marking that symmetrically cover both front legs. He’s a sweetheart that loves to play, eat, drink and give kisses. Parker will need to complete all vaccinations and boosters prior to adoption, as well as have his big boy surgery. He will be ready for his forever home in early February.

PattonPH ID: #6406
Patton, “the little general” is one of the P-puppies born on September 18, 2020. He was 6th and last puppy born, and was the smallest at birth weighing barely 4 ounces. Patton is now one of the biggest of his brothers. He loves his mealtimes and giving his foster mommy kisses. Patton is smooth coated and has taken the chihuahua side of his bloodline with his tiny features and perky ears. Patton will need to be neutered and complete all boosters and vaccinations prior to being adopted. He will be ready for his forever home at the beginning of February.

PaxtonPH ID: #6393
Paxton was born on September 18, 2020 and is one of the P-puppies from Mama Paige. Paxton is the tiniest of the puppies but has the loudest cry too. He always has a lot to say, and gets pretty annoyed when no one is listening. Paxton has the beautiful sandy coloring with a very tan dome and is a fuzzy like a few of his brothers. Paxton will need to be neutered and complete all vaccinations and boosters prior to being adopted. He’ll be ready for his forever home in the beginning of February.

PeachesPH ID: #6387
Peaches is an estimated 15 yr old female that comes to PugHearts following the close of a cruelty case. She has severe spinal trauma and uses a cart to get around. She has some special needs and will need an experienced owner not afraid to take on this little dynamo.

Happily, she is heartworm negative and seems to have no vision or hearing loss.

PierrePH ID: #6394
Pierre was born on September 18, 2020 in the care of PugHearts to Mama Paige. He is the second born of the P-puppies. Pierre has the wiry coat making him one of the fuzzies, and the most beautiful sandy coloring. Pierre is one of the biggest of the puppies. He is the absolute sweetest, only wanting cuddles from his foster mommy. He’ll play with toys and his brothers, but if he can snuggle in your lap, that’s where he’ll be. Pierre will need to be neutered and have completed all boosters and vaccinations prior to adoption. He will be ready for his forever home at the beginning of February.

PorkyPH ID: #6373
Hi my name is Porky. I don’t know why I got that name because good not overweight at all. My mommy calls me sweetie Petie. I just came to Pughearts recently and I am thrilled to be here! am only 3 years old and I am a beautiful fawn color with a gorgeous cinnamon roll tail. My foster parents seem to be OK. They seem to know how to raise a guy and I think I’m doing OK. I’m not a jumper furniture type of guy. But if I do get lifted up, I go to the best pillow. I am not potty trained either, but I am working on it every day. I get along with four brothers. I stay away from the old guy because he is a little grouchy. Sadly I am heartwarming positive and must go through treatment. I hope you find me as loving as my foster mommy says I am .

Presley PH ID: #6380
Presley is a 3 year old pug mix (Pug and Boxer?) that has been roaming the streets for sometime until PugHearts was contacted and was able to rescue her. She is terrified of people but warms up a little bit more every day. She loves soft things. Her favorite places to sleep are the couch and the human bed. Presley came in filled with every parasite you can imagine and is severely Heartworm Positive. She will have her spay and cherry eye correction on 10/30 and then will go through Heartworm treatment. Presley should be ready for adoption around the end of January.

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.

RoryPH ID: #6362
Rory is a gorgeous, black 3-year-old Pug in search of a family that will love her! She is Heartworm Negative and comes to PugHearts from a breeder. She is a true “Velcro Pug” that wants nothing else but to be close to her person. Her loving personality makes her a perfect pet for anyone. She’s great with kids and other dogs. This 16 pound little girl has the perfect amount of energy and loves to snuggle. She doesn’t jump on furniture but appreciates being picked up and put on the couch to sit by you. She has the most beautiful silky black fur. She’s simply irresistible!


RoxyPH ID: #6436
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SapphirePH ID: #6412
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SheilaPH ID: #6379
Sheila - a beautiful 9yr old brindle Bug, Boston Terrier and Pug. She has a definite voice and likes to be heard! She is mostly potty trained, she eats well and enjoys every bite! She is a body bug - wants to be with her person at all times and that includes sitting next to you to watch tv! Sheila is learning to relax and be with other dogs. I do think she would prefer and would do well in a quiet environment as an only dog, although she has fit into our grumble. She likes a routine!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

ThomasPH ID: #6435
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TigerPH ID: #6414
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TitanPH ID: #6423
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TonyPH ID: #6086
Tony, Tony The Tiger, He's grrrrrrreat, all terms of endearment for a guy who came to PH as an owner surrender. He's a young 9 ish in age, loving, snuggly, house-trained and crate trained. He puts himself in his crate to eat and to sleep (so cute). He is battling yeasty skin issues and under constant care of our vet until cleared up. He has dry eye which causes limited vision. He cannot go to a home with a pool unless fenced in. He can get grumpy so I feel he won't do good in a home with small children either. He is very good with the other dogs but prefers his chosen humans' lap. And his cuteness factor is off the charts (search for his kicking video on our FB page)! Won't you love to have this beautiful senior in your home?

TopazPH ID: #6411
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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.

VanPH ID: #6400
Van is an adorable 4-year-old fawn Male. He is a small fellow, weighing only 15 pounds at intake. He has surely gained some weight since then because his ribs don’t show as much and he has a great appetite! Van is heartworm negative and only needs to have his neuter before he can be adopted! He is crate trained and perfectly house trained. He gets along with the other boys at his foster home. He loves to be near his person but since he has had a constant canine friend his whole life, he would really like a home where he has a doggy friend. He had flea allergy dermatitis when he came to PugHearts but that has cleared up. He is still getting used to his foster brothers and likes to nap with them. He hasn’t quite learned how to play with them but is getting closer every day.

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.

WhiskeyPH ID: #6405
Whiskey is a 1 year old sweet pug mix that has only known a concrete patio before coming to PugHearts. He is absolutely beautiful, loving, velcro, crate trained, has mastered the dog door, gets along with all dogs and children. Loves to play, eat and nap. He is 22lbs and all legs! He takes his guard dog job very seriously. He will alert his humans if anything is amiss. This special boy deserves his own special family.

WinniePH ID: #6425
Winnie is an adorable 2-year-old fawn female. She was owner surrendered with her boy pal Lucas when her owner could no longer care for them. She has been loved and well cared for and is already neutered and heartworm negative! She is crate trained and house trained. She gets along with the boys at her foster home. She likes to play with toys and the other dogs. She has a crooked little smile that won her a Pending Adoption! She needs a couple of procedures at the vet and then she is off to her new life! It does not appear she and Lucas are closely bonded but will be adopted together anyway!