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dogs since Feb 2007 and
dogs are currently available.
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PH ID: #5059
Abner is a senior fawn male. He is squishy and cuddly and we are all in love with him already!
From Abner's foster: Abner is amazing! He is 13 years old, blind, deaf, doesn’t have a tooth in his head and is perfect! It is thought he was bonded to another foster I had, Sampson, but I don’t think he was. He has adjusted extremely well and is completely off all anxiety medications. Abner doesn’t do much, he just walks around and when he wants to rest lays down where he’s at and takes a nap. He does like to be held, he seems to like me to talk to him, I believe he feels the vibrations in my chest.
Abner is an extremely easy pug to care for. I put him out on the patio to potty with the whole group of fosters and he will walk around and do his business. I usually do have to go into the yard to bring him back in, but in the last week he has been at the patio door twice so I think he may be getting more comfortable with the yard.
Abner is completely adoptable. He’s not sick, no medications at all. He potties outside (I have to put him out though). He doesn’t bark unless he wants something (usually food). But the most amazing thing about Abner is his face. He is the most handsome old guy I’ve ever had. I can just sit for hours looking at him. He will take a special person to commit to taking care of him but he is so worth it. I won’t be bringing him to a lot of events but if you would like to meet him just let your adoption coordinator know and we will make it happen. But be warned, no one has ever met Abner that didn’t fall in love with him.
PH ID: #5118
Angie is a 6 yr old pug mix. She is thought to be a pug / peke mix. Angie is severe heartworm positive and we have just completed bladder surgery to remove bladder stones.
She did well and will now be on a prescription diet for life to prevent the stones from coming back.
Angie will have to go through heartworm treatment prior to adoption.
PH ID: #4928
Full Description Coming Soon!
PH ID: #5070
Baby is a precious girl from the San Antonio area.
She is very attached to her people and is a "velcro" pug.
She is heartworm negative and spayed.
PH ID: #4907
Bambi is an 11 yr old pug mix. She is heartworm negative and spayed.
She is scared and needs a quieter home with other dogs to help her feel more confident.
From Bambi's foster: Greetings, my name is Bambi and my bonded mate is Ray, we come as a pair. We lost our loving home when our owner suddenly passed away. Because we are different breeds, me being a Pug/Brussels Griffon and Ray being a French Bulldog we went to separate Rescue organizations and after numerous weeks of us trying to adjust it was clear we both needed to be back together, so here we are two peas in a pod.
I am a beautiful Pug/Brussels Griffon southern girl that has impeccable manners. I am beautifully house-trained, crate trained and also dog friendly. Neither Ray or myself have any destructive behavior what so ever. I enjoy sniffing around the yard, occasional sunbathing, rolling in the plush green grass, sleeping on the couch and I loves treats too! I am not much for for toys or playing, but more the timid, loving, gentle wall flower type personality. We would both flourish in a less active, calm home with someone who is home most of the time. We currently do not share a home with children and the hustle and bustle of children would be to much us.
Ray is a quite a handsome fellow, if I do say so myself. Ray is also very dog friendly and often lets the tiny Chihuahua's in his foster home lay right up on top of his back. Ray occasionally plays with squeaky toys when he is feeling frisky, but really enjoys patrolling the perimeter of his fenced backyard and napping the day away. Ray too is house trained and does best on a regular potty schedule.
We both love to follow you around the house as you do your daily chores and we are content sleeping in the bedroom at our foster home on those thick orthopedic beds. Best part, you won't hear a peep out of us all night, well ok, maybe a little snoring from Bambi, but Ray doesn't snore at all.
We hope you won't pass us by because we aren't young pups, we will bring sunshine to your home daily and we would be very grateful for a forever home. Don't wait a moment longer to apply for this sweet couple!
PH ID: #5200
Bartley is a 5 yr old fawn male. He comes to PugHearts looking for a family to love him and his best friend Sock Monkey (toy).
This guy is a lover and cuddler. He is heartworm negative and ready to go!
PH ID: #5211
Beau is a young male that was surrendered by his owner to a local shelter.
He is being seen and assessed by our vet and we will update soon.
PH ID: #5207
Bernard is a 12 yr old male. He is heartworm negative.
Bernard comes to PugHearts from a local shelter.
From Bernard's foster: Foster Bernard is a stunning, black, senior, southern gent who came to PugHearts via local shelter in sad shape. 12 years spent largely in a cage, his spirit, resilience & enthusiasm inspire. On just day 2, post bath, meal & comfy night's sleep, he awoke in full tail wag. Bernard (remarkably) is HW-, but in dire need of groceries, which to my own pug's horror, he gets in unlimited supply. He has very decent vision, but is a bit hard of hearing. He has a hitch in his git along, as my dad would say, but is in no pain & keeps up with mates a fraction of his age. Just 5 days in, his Texas size charm continues to bloom. Watch him transform via Facebook & Instagram #PHadoptme. He is a follower, talker & a lover. He'll tell you he wants up & has not had one accident in the house. He walks well on a lead, especially considering he's maybe never been. He will do best in a mellow home, absent young kids & rowdy dogs. Don't let that odometer fool you. Seniors make THE BEST adoptees. This one is a true rescue model.
PH ID: #4946
Bessie is an 11 year old spayed female. She is heartworm negative and scheduled have a dental done to make her feel better.
She comes to PugHearts with her sister Beulah as an owner surrender through no fault of their own.
PH ID: #4848
Betty Boop was an owner surrender after her daddy passed away. She is a 3-4 year old fawn female cutie pie! When she falls asleep her little pink tongue slips out and is beyond adorable. She loves to play with toys either with the other dogs or by herself. She is a good bed sleeper and stays in one spot all night. She is crate trained, house trained and leash trained. She circles in excitement when its’ time for a walk outside. Boop is dominant with the other dogs (Specifically females), so a strong personality will need to keep her in check or pair her with a male in your home.
She is HW-, spayed and up to date on her shots. She does had two medical issues that are quite manageable. She will need Benedryl twice a day for life due to a mast cell that showed up on her leg. Second, she will need Pepcid once a day for life for her relaxed esophagus. And she must be held upright for 30 minutes after eating for the food to travel down into her stomach. We really enjoy meal time because she gets to snuggle with her human and we get to cuddle her right back! Can we say spoiled?
I can’t say enough how sweet and adorable this little girl is. She sticks to you like glue, plays tug-of-war with toys, loves to snuggle and would be a wonderful addition to any family. Betty Boop wants to go home with you right now!
PH ID: #4945
Beulah is an 11 year old spayed female. She is heartworm negative and scheduled have a dental done to make her feel better.
She comes to PugHearts with her sister Bessie as an owner surrender through no fault of their own.
PH ID: #4713
Bruce is a 14 year old male owner surrender.
From Bruce (with some help from his foster): Bruce here and let me tell you I have been having fun getting lots of snuggles and love from foster mom. My short legs may fool a few but I still get around quite well for going on 14 years old. HW negative, get along well with other dogs and ready for a forever home. Have lost a little sight and hearing but you know how it is as we get older. If you are comfortable with a guy who is laid back and a little slow then I am your guy.
PH ID: #5198
14 year old Foster Bruce is coming to PugHearts due to changes in the household.
Bruce is a fun loving guy that is deaf, but otherwise in great health looking for a place to rest his head and someone to love on him.
PH ID: #3305
Foster Bud is a 17-18 year-old hunk of love. He is a senior, but apparently no one told him because he still has a lot of energy. He may not see or hear so well anymore, but he can always smell a treat! He gets along great with the three other pugs and the one pit mix in our house. He loves children and doesn’t mind cats unless they run – then he must chase them! He is a totally lazy Velcro pug who wants to be on or near you. He is also perfectly content to hang out and chew on his Nylabone until naptime. He is truly a wonderful old man!
PH ID: #5179
Buddy is a gentleman pug that comes to PugHearts with his sister Carlee after his family became too ill to care for them.
PH ID: #4718
I’m Buster; I’m heartworm negative and 8 years old. I love to lie around and be lazy! I don’t see very well but my foster mommy put different scents around the house so I could learn my way around pretty easily. It took me about three days and well, it’s like I’ve lived with them forever. I love to suckle on my doggie toys and if you pull on it I will play tug of war. I also enjoy playing with you if you put your hand under a blanket. I would probably do best with a house with older kids or without kids, although I get along with my human foster brother I’m not particularly fond of being picked up or moved. My human foster brother who is five likes to be the boss and well….I am an older gentleman set in my ways. I do get along fine though with my foster brothers!
I’m potty trained! When I learn my way around the house I actually bark to go outside. I love to be where you are but am perfectly content to sleep on the floor in or outside of a crate. I’m pretty much perfect, except for that silly dry eye that has caused me to lose quite a bit of my eyesight (NOT ALL of it though). I require drops twice a day for the rest of my life, BUT I promise to love you forever!!
PH ID: #5158
He comes to PugHearts with his brother and father.
Butters has an issue with his back or hips. He will be evaluated by our vet and we will update soon.
PH ID: #920
Calvin is a black male. He is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.
From Calvin's foster: Calvin is an 8 year old black male who was surrendered after his owner passed away. He is an active, playful boy. He loves to play fetch with all kinds of toys. He will even play soccer with a pug sized ball! We are working on his manners when he has a toy...he does growl if another dog comes too close but never does anything more than growl. Calvin is great with kids and completely potty trained.
PH ID: #5121
Meet Candy Cane. She is a 2 yr old heartworm positive female.
She comes to PugHearts from a difficult situation.
She will not be available until she has gone through heartworm treatment in several months.
PH ID: #5184
Charles was found in a wooded area running around on his own. Someone was able to finally catch him and called PugHearts to help him.
From Charles' foster: Charles is a 4 year old neutered awesome fawn pug. He has dry eye and has some vision issues He also is HW+ and will have treatment so it could be in the summer that he is available for adoption. He is sweet and handsome with good house manners. He is crate trained and trying to learn to sit in your lap to be loved on I can't believe I have to teach him that but it something he is not use to He gets along with our other dogs and is very laid back
He would be a great addition to the family and worth the wait so put in your application for this great boy!!!
PH ID: #5187
Chewbacca is a 3 year old Cairn Terrier mix. He comes to us with his sister Leia after their owner passed away. He is heartworm positive and will need to go through treatment prior to adoption. He is in otherwise good health. He will also need to be neutered.
Chewie is a sweetheart of a guy. He likes attention and will follow you around. He is your typical terrier, which means he is very active. He does like to chase cats, but doesn't bother them otherwise. He is an escape artist, and unlike most Pugs, he is able to jump a gate. He also has that Terrier nervousness, though that disappears once he feels comfortable with you. He does mark, but we are hoping that once he has been neutered his house manners will improve.
Chewie and Leia are a bonded pair, and will need to stay together. They are currently being fostered in South Carolina.
PH ID: #4931
Chewy is a fawn male, 9 years old and (happily) heartworm negative. He is visually and hearing challenged, but that doesn't stop him from being housebroken, sweet, loving, and cuddly. He is very soft and enjoys his baths as well as the outdoors. He gets along with other dogs and cats just fine. He barks when he needs to go potty, but otherwise is not a barker. He talks when he wants attention. He would prefer not to sleep with his human as the movements startle him awake. To introduce yourself and before petting, a sniff is best. He has a lot to give to an open heart.
PH ID: #966
Chloe fawn female. She has a beautiful coat and big chocolate eyes with a cute tongue that sticks out.
From Chloe's foster: Chloe is a six year old fawn female. While a bit of an alpha female, she is just full of personality. She enjoys constant companionship, burrowing in blankets, and going nuts outside chasing squirrels and anything else that moves. She's completely house trained and kennel trained although I'm sure she would prefer sleeping with her humans. She is very healthy and is looking for her new family. And yes, that magnificent tongue is like that all the time (and no its not slobbery)!
PH ID: #4821
Clarence is an 8 yr old male. He is heartworm positive and will have to go through heartworm treatment.
From Clarence's foster: Clarence is a sweet and gentle soul. He is a little nervous and shy around new people, but he has come a long way and will come out to greet them in his own quiet way.
Clarence likes to be with me, and he craves attention, but he doesn't like to be held much. He’d rather just lie next to me. He enjoys a good stroll around the back yard. He is good with other dogs. When he sees other dogs, he will go up to them to say ‘Hello.’ Clarence is potty trained, and he is crate trained. He currently sleeps in his crate, but he would do well sleeping with his humans in a bed, too. He was a bit underweight when he came in, but he is at a good weight now. He loves food. While you are preparing his food, he sits just outside the kitchen and waits patiently but makes the sweetest little whine that you can barely hear.
Clarence came to us heartworm positive, but he has had treatment. He has some arthritis in his hips. He is on medication for his heart due to complications from the heartworms as well as medicine (as needed) for coughing from collapsing trachea. He also needs eye drops for dry eye in his left eye.
Update July 2016: Clarence has completed his heartworm treatment and is now HW negative!
PH ID: #5127
Connie is a 5 yr old female that comes to PugHearts with significant skin infections and yeast overgrowth.
She is (sadly) heartworm positive.
From Connie's foster: Connie is a larger pug, about 20 pounds, but she requires a bigger body to contain all of her HUGE PERSONALITY!!!! She is 5 years old and exceptionally pretty, a very light fawn color and has a tail as close to perfect as I have seen. Connie is very boisterous and sometimes acts like a bull in a china shop. She isn’t aware that she’s on the bigger scale and runs into things, etc. I don’t think she would be good with younger children (those that aren’t steady on their feet yet) because she would probably knock them over because she loves kids so much. Connie is one of the most fun pugs I have ever fostered, she is totally engaged in everything that goes on.
Connie is HW+ and starts her treatment on 3/20 so she will be available to adopt at the end of April. Her skin has cleared up and her fur has filled in nicely. She does have dry eye and requires eye drops. If you are looking for a pug that is intelligent and active this girl was made to order. She does like to be loved and will sit on my lap for quite some time (usually until I get up). Connie is an all-around great pug, so come on out and meet her. She’ll be at the events until her treatment starts and then will be back at the end of April. Come on out and meet her, you will really be glad you did.
PH ID: #4910
Cooter Brown (CB for short) is an 7 yr old pug mix from a local shelter.
He is heartworm negative and already neutered.
From Cooter's foster: Cooter Brown has been my foster for nearly a year now and I have to say it’s probably more my fault than his. When we attend adoption events he would rather be out of the pen than in so I end up holding him which does not attract a lot of interest so we don’t attend a lot of them. But!- when people meet him in person they love him. He is a truly great dog. He loves people and to be around his family. His favorite things are car rides, his toys, snuggling with his family and being outside. He is crate trained and potty trained, with a few mistakes here and there.
Cooter was dropped off by his previous owner at a shelter with another dog. At the last minute the owner decided to take the other dog home and leave Cooter. He was on his last day, set to be euthanized when PugHearts stepped in and saved him. He was abandoned because he likes to run out the door or an open gate when possible. In the year we have had him he has gotten a lot better. He doesn’t look for holes to dig out of or bolt every time the door is opened but he will trot off when given to chance. Since he is a boy dog, he is pretty easy to catch now because he has to pee on every tree he sees lol. In a perfect world I would like him to find a home with kids that will love and play with him or an active family that will include him in their lives.
Please don’t overlook Cooter because he is not 100% pug. He is 2000% awesome.
PH ID: #5083
Courtney is a sweet female that came to PugHearts when she found herself without a home.
She is severe heartworm positive and will have to go through heartworm treatment before adoption.
Update: Courtney has completed her heartworm treatment, is spayed and is eagerly looking to find her forever home. She is only 4 years old and a small girl. Due to the severity of the heartworms she developed pulmonary hypertension that will require medication the rest of her life. She also has dry eyes and takes daily drops for that. Courtney loves to cuddle up next to you and knows how to use the doggy door to go outside. She is great with other dogs and loves receiving treats. She is crate trained but sleeps with us at night time. She will be attending adoption events soon , so come out and meet her!
PH ID: #4763
Cupcake is a 7 year old female.
She was surrendered to PugHearts due to changes in the family.
From Cupcake's foster: Cupcake: a pug as sweet as the confection for which she is named. She is a 7 year old fawn female who was surrendered to PugHearts due to changes in the family. Cupcake has the softest velvet coat of any pug. She is a darling little girl with a whole lot of attitude. She gives new meaning to alpha girl, and happily takes on her foster sisters. She does enjoy the company of other pugs. She has bad eyes but does not let that slow her down; she can see somewhat out of one eye and has daily meds for this. She is a playful little lady who loves toys, bones and FOOD. Unfortunately, sweet little Cuppy has both congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension and will not be up for adoption.
Cupcake is on hospice care and will live out the rest of her days as a spoiled rotten foster pug.
PH ID: #5191
Meet Darla. She is a precious female that comes to PugHearts looking for her forever family.
PH ID: #5203
Declan is a 2 yr old heartworm negative male from a local shelter.
He has some previous healed fractures on his leg and pelvis abd our vet is evaluating him.
PH ID: #4754
Our newest senior is little DeeDee. She is 10-11 years old, and is battling some severe arthritis in her elbows. We are trying to see what we can do to improve her life at the moment. Sadly, we may not be able to, but you all know Pughearts well enough that we will do all we can to help her. We love her so much already, even just after 6 days. She will have the best life ever for however long God lets us keep her :)
PH ID: #4611
Meet Delilah, 13 year old female, winky, history of collapsing trachea & toenails grown into paws. She has some lumps and bumps. We will have her evaluated by the vet. She is a bit fluffy and will be introduced to a green bean diet.
From Delilah's foster: Delilah is a sweet senior gal just looking for a quiet place to relax. Delilah came to us when her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She is so well mannered, and likes to spend most of her day snuggled on a comfy dog bed. She has no issues with our other critters and enjoys exploring around the back yard. She is 13, so does move a little slower, and has a collapsing trachea, so is on medicine to help control coughing. The sweet one-eyed girl will steal your heart!
PH ID: #5182
Denise is a 5 yr old female. She is heartworm negative and scheduled for her spay.
Denise comes to PugHearts with severe skin issues resulting from a flea infestation. She is happy to have been treated for those nasty fleas and the meds are already helping with the itches.
From Denise's foster: Miss Neesie, as we call her, is a squishy 5-year old girl who is just about perfect. She is beautiful, with great nose and neck wrinkles and folds, and a beautiful Puggy tail. She is very, very social and loves all people. She can work a crowd or just sit and cuddle one-on-one. She is an enthusiastic kisser. She gets along very well with her four foster siblings (Pug, Bugg, Peke, Boston), and instantly fit into the pack.
Denise has not had an accident in the house since her second day here. (She had a UTI when I picked her up, and after that cleared, she has been perfect.) Denise walks well on a leash, and we’re working on getting her accustomed to a harness. She has a good bit of energy despite being a little chunky, and is not a total couch potato Pug. Due to the very short muzzle and being slightly overweight, Denise gets uncomfortable in the heat, so we do short and shady walks.
Denise is working hard on her biggest vices: car rides and food obsession. She tolerates being crated in the house, but is vocal about riding in her crate; she doesn’t ride well loose, either. She is an eager eater, and I feed her separately because she will eat her food and then go help out on the other bowls. She follows me on each visit to the kitchen and demands food; she will bark and bump me with her nose to let me know she must be fed, NOW.
Denise came into Pughearts with itchy skin and ears, dry eye and UTI. All of these have improved with medications, and she should be finished with her oral meds on 3/18. She may need drops for her dry left eye for life, but she is super good about letting me put them in. She has a dental set for 3/30 at SLPH.
PH ID: #5058
Devon is a 7 yr old black male. He is severe heartworm positive and dealing with bad skin condition.
From Devon's foster: Devon came to us in August of 2016 as a stray. He is currently HW+ but he starts his treatment on Dec-12th. He should be adoptable by the end of January.
Devon is the perfect gentleman. Don't let his white hair fool you, it is just his wisdom showing! He is only 7 years young and he acts it. He will run and play with you and follow you around the house. The moment you sit on the couch he knows it is time to relax. He is a great snuggler and loves his chest rubs.
Devon is house trained, crate trained (he goes in his crate by himself and sits down), great with other dogs and he knows to sit and shake both paws. He is a very quiet boy and you have to love his permanent bottom teeth smile!
PH ID: #5101
Dexter is a 2 yr old male chug that was found running loose all alone and no one came looking for him.
He is heartworm negative and neutered.
From Dexter's foster: Dexter was found by a good Samaritan running loose in a neighborhood.
He was checked for a microchip and none was found, and they contacted PugHearts. Dexter is between 2-5 years old and is heart worm negative and neutered. He has bilateral luxating patellas but is otherwise a healthy and happy 16lb. Pug Chihuahua mix with a big personality. He is always up for running zoomies in the backyard, wrestling with the other pups in his foster home and chasing after toys. He is fond of chewing on nylabones and hard rubber toys. He can get excited and be a little mouthy with his humans. That is being addressed at this time and will hopefully be a non issue in the not so distant future. He would probably do best in a family with older, considerate children or adults only. He is house trained if you are paying attention. He is crated for a few hours a day while his humans are at work. He may protest for a few minutes but will settle down. He sleeps in a crate at night and doesn't make a peep. He is an early riser and will make it known that he needs to be let outside. He is fed in his crate as he gets very excited at meal time and can be food and treat aggressive.
He sits on command. He loves to jump in your lap and receive belly rubs and snuggle and fall asleep. He is not big on giving kisses, and he sheds very little even though his fur is like a pug's. He is adorable and would love to be in his forever home by Christmas.
PH ID: #4316
Dillinger is a 7 year old black male who was released to us immediately by a local animal control facility because of an injury to his eye. He also had a large cyst on his neck, some one-sided facial paralysis, and an underdeveloped ear. We believe all these things are related to a rare birth defect that may have contributed to his eye problems as well. He has had surgery to remove the mass and the eye, and he has flourished in foster care. He is already neutered and heartworm negative.
From Dillinger's foster: He loves stuffed toys, and will fetch & retrieve or play on his own. He has a few “tics”: he is quite reactive to noises, and will bark and spin wildly when he hears something unexpected. He has learned to go up & down three stairs to the yard on his own and to jump off the couch, but he will not jump up on the couch on his own. He must be lifted on and off the bed. He snuggles in bed and on the couch, and has started playing a bit with our one dog who also likes toys. He pretty much ignores the rest of the pack (and vice-versa), unless they get excited and bark, which will set off his spinning. He will stand on his hind paws when he wants to be picked up or to give you a toy to throw. He has a super-shiny, mostly non-shedding coat and is a very handsome, winky boy.
He would probably do better in a 1-story home without a lot of noisy young children. He is fun, entertaining and affectionate. Far from the shy, cowering boy I first met, he is a cuddly, playful youngster who may need a bit longer to acclimate to new environments than others, but is well worth the effort. He is crate trained and will wake you at night by whining if he needs to go potty.
PH ID: #5196
Dorothy is a 17 yr old female that comes to PugHearts due to changes in the family.
She is being seen by the vet and is looking for a comfortable and quiet place to rest her head.
PH ID: #5210
Meet Eddie an 8 years old male brought to Winnie vet clinic to be put to sleep because he has heartworms. Thankfully the office called us! He is current on vaccinations. He will be going through heartworm treatment prior to adoption.
PH ID: #5055
Edward is an 8 yr old fawn male. He is heartworm negative and is scheduled for his neuter and dental.
Edward has bad knees, but is otherwise healthy.
PH ID: #4679
Evelyn is an older southern lady that comes to us with her friend Ernest.
Evelyn is a 9 year old white female. She is sassy, adorable and has a terrible collapsing trachea. Evelyn uses her cough to her foster Dad to baby her and it works well. She is a tiny thing, but can hang with the other dogs playing outside for a little while. Her cough is kept in check with medication and cannot be cured, only controlled. She is heartworm negative and deals with some dry eye (with resulting vision issue)
PH ID: #5208
Fletcher joins the PugHearts family from the southern area of Texas. He is being seen by the vet and we will update soon.
PH ID: #4536
PugHearts’ Gabriel is a 9-11 year old fawn male that is ready to find his forever family. He is up-to-date on vaccinations, recently had a dental, and is healthy. He is hard of hearing, but is still quite spry and spunky – even sprinting around the back yard in circles when he gets excited (a senior – really?). He loves attention and is very vocal at dinner. He doesn’t mind letting you know that he’s hungry (Pugs!). He is potty trained to a doggie door and gets along well with other dogs and children. When he came to PugHearts from a shelter, he was overweight and covered in fleas. Fortunately, he was heartworm negative. A bath and proper diet have fixed the rest. Speaking of which, the good doctors at Sugarland Pet Hospital saw “struvite crystals” in Gabriel’s urine and so they prescribed “Royal Canin Urinary SO” dog food. Don’t let that scare you. He’s never had a stone and a $55, seventeen pound bag of food provides over three months of meals (98 meals in fact at one cup/day). This guy wants as much love as you will give and when you’re busy, he’s okay with that too. Are you the person that will carry him through and show him love in his golden years? Seniors need love and a family too. Consider adopting this fantastic and oh-so-lovable Pug today!
PH ID: #1027
Gidget is a 10 year old black female. She is owner surrended through no fault of her own. She is heartworm negative. She came to us with some skin issues that are resolved for the most part under medical care. She has been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations.
From Gidget's foster: She is a delight to have . She walked into our home and within a few days adjusted to her new life. She gets along well with our other dogs. She is very good with our grandchildren.
She is house broken. Enjoys her walks. She is more active then the average 10 year old. Loves to play with her toys and of course get as much one on one time for cuddling and belly rubs.
PH ID: #299
Gizmo is a fawn male. The gentle senior man is a reserved and calm guy. He has been adopted and returned to PugHearts twice. Neither time was the issue with him. He is now a bit standoffish and reserved (I think to protect himself) until he knows you well. He is heartworm negative and uses the doggie door in my house. Gizmo loves kids and wants to be near people as much as he can. Gizmo has an undeveloped eye, but there are no other health issues. Are you the person that can truly deliver the forever promise that Gizmo wants so desperately? He is waiting.
PH ID: #4831
Granny is a 9 yr old fawn female. She has dry eye and is receiving medication for that. Granny is heartworm negative and already spayed.
From Granny's foster: Granny, also known as GiGi, is a very young 9 year old owner surrender from The Valley, who weighs about 15 lbs. She is a happy and loving fawn girl, who gets along great with other dogs, and does fine with infants and toddlers. She's completely house trained, and uses the doggy door like a champ. GiGi is super vocal, and loves to talk to you when she wants something. She loves to cuddle up next to her human, and asks for belly rubs all the time, which will get her into a really loud snoring sleep! Having toys are a must. She carries one around all over the house, and will use it as a pacifier to help her go to sleep. GiGi is heartworm negative. She's on drops for her dry eye, and is getting coconut oil every night for some itchy skin. She is the most perfect pug, with the absolute cutest little pug body, complete with multiple fat rolls!
PH ID: #5152
Sweet boy Greg comes to PugHearts dealing with severe bladder issues.
From Greg's foster: Meet Greg. He is a handsome 4-year-old boy that loves to cuddle and play. It is hard not to love on this little guy because his fur is super soft, and his ears are like velvet. He loves to play with other dogs, and absolutely loves children! Greg likes to follow my 3 boys around the house, and waits patiently for them to return home from school every day. He loves for them to throw the ball for him, so he can bring it back!!
Greg is heartworm negative and neutered, as well as up to date on his vaccinations. He is house trained, but due to a history of bladder issues, he will have to be on a special prescription diet for the rest of his life.
Since Greg loves to snuggle, he will love to sleep in the bed with you at night, but he also does well in a crate. He doesn’t snore very loudly, so he is the perfect sleeping buddy. This little boy is such a sweetheart! He will make a great addition to a family that will give him lots of love, and the attention that he deserves!
PH ID: #5169
Happy is a tiny lady looking for love in her sunset of life.
PH ID: #5049
Harley is a 14 year old owner surrender. He is heartworm negative and already neutered.
From Harley's foster: Harley is a 14 year old fawn male, who is healthy, up-to-date on his shots, and ready for adoption.
Harley was surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him. His life has been great and he’s very well adjusted. He’s potty trained and learned the doggie door immediately. He shows no cognitive or physical impediments and has no medical issues.
Because his owner purchased him, we know that Harley turned 14 on October 3, 2016. Don’t let that grey hair fool you, this senior is nowhere near slow or old. He runs around the backyard like a puppy and loves to be right beside you all the time. He’s like Velcro. He’s very low maintenance and easy going.
PH ID: #5009
Holly is a 12 yr old female. She comes to PugHearts after her owner passed away and there was no one to care for her.
She is bonded to her brother Toby (8 yrs old).
She is definitely the bossy one of the pair and loves to have all the attention.
She is heartworm negative and spayed.
From Holly (with some help from her foster): Hey yall, Holly here, I'm Looking for my forever home and I am ready to go. My brother and I were left at a kennel after out person passed away. We were loved and cared for. I'm about 11 years old. and weigh about 16 lbs. Foster mom say I am a coppery color, I stand out in the crowd. I am house broke and have learned how to go in and out the dog door. I will play with toys from time to time, but I do like my naps. I am fine the other pugs, Cat , and kids . I like to cuddle next to you. I do love my brother and he follows me where I go If I go out the dog door he follows and I follow him if he goes out. I love my brother. We must be adopted together.
PH ID: #5044
Jazzlyn is a heartworm positive female from a local shelter.
From Jazzlyn's foster: Hello Pug Lovers!!! My name is Jazzlyn and I am the sweetest, loving, laid back, and playful 8 year old pug girlie. I love to sit by you and snooze or give you kisses when I am awake. I get along with everyone I meet and am super gentle with the lil baby human who likes to pat and climb over me. I am playful with other dogs and have been known to entertain myself with around things (like the phone charger) if the crew is resting. I am also potty trained - I know how to go in and out the doggie door and do good on a routine. I am such a good girl that when my people leave, I have free roam. I don't do much - I use that time to nap away! My eyesight isn't the greatest but I am pretty good at figuring out my surroundings. If you have stairs, I am super light so I am easy to pick up and take me with you. If you need a bed buddy - don't look any further - I sleep on my pillow at the top of my human's head so they have me keeping them company.
If you are looking for a sweet puggie like me, put in your app!
PH ID: #5186
JD is a senior gentleman looking for a place to call him own.
PH ID: #4602
Jeremiah is a young male from a local shelter.
From Jeremiah's foster: Jeremiah is a tiny perfect little black male, about 2 years old. He has been neutered and brought current on his shots. He is fully house broken and kennel trained. He likes to play with toys, including his bed which he shakes until he’s ready to sleep in it. Jeremiah has a good appetite. He loves to go on walks and follows his foster mom around the house.
He is shy at first and slow to make friends. He is getting used to his foster brothers and starting to share. He would be good as an only dog or with a dog that will let him be the boss. Come meet this little fellow at a PugHearts Event.
Update: Jeremiah is not available for adoption at this time.
PH ID: #5172
June is a sweet pug mix that was found wandering all alone. She is being seen by the vet and we will update soon.
PH ID: #4459
King is about 15 year old fawn male. He is blind from untreated dry eye, has severe arthritis and multiple tumors that we suspect to be Mast Cell Cancers. He is heartworm negative and needs a dental. The tumors were removed.
He was being listed as "free to a good home" and a PugHearts person was good enough to let us know.
He is now safe and will be well cared for until a forever home comes along to allow this sweet gentle man to live the rest of his life as the King he should be.
From King (with some help from his foster): You know the "The King" was Elvis Presley so I must have some of his characteristics, with King as my name. One, I'm portly, second I do have a sweet voice but rarely do you hear it except for special occasions. I used to eat from the table but all that changed when I moved in here. Can you believe green beans and kibbles is the new diet. She doesn't know "the king" likes what ever the people are eating. Age has taken over a bit and at about 15, I don't see anything but shadows and don't hear but I can find the pet door just fine. Give me a couple Benadryl and this helps the allergies as well as the arthritis. You know getting old is tough but I still have a "hunk of love" to share with a family.
PH ID: #5201
La La is a happy 5 yr old pug mix from a local shelter.
She is severe heartworm positive and will have to go through treatment prior to adoption.
PH ID: #5209
Latte is a 10 year old that is looking for a comfy couch and quality snuggle time. Latte is heartworm negative and dealing with dry eye.
PH ID: #4936
Layla is an 13 year old senior female. She is bonded to her brother Spike (also 13 yrs old). They are both heartworm negative and in good health.
From Layla's foster: Layla is a 13 yr old, young at heart female who is bonded to Spike (her brother is from the same litter). She is heart worm negative and has an old fracture to her right front elbow that was not attended to properly when weeks old. This hardly slows her down! She loves to run and do zoomies in the back yard and inside the house. She is a joy to have around. She's a feisty girl that only has eyes for her human. She is extremely smart. She learned to use a doggie door in no time at all. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?? She's potty trained and loves to play with plush toys. She does tire easily, but enjoys a free ride on her stroller with her brother Spike. They are a sight to behold! Her eyesight and hearing are intact. She has a very sweet disposition and enjoys frequent belly rubs. You will fall in love with her antics right away as she is cute as a button with her huge brown eyes. Like her brother, Layla does not enjoy being held for long periods, but loves her alone time with her human. Love this little gal!!
PH ID: #5188
Leia is a fawn female. She and her brother Chewbacca came to us after their owner passed away and they ended up at a shelter. She is probably around 6-8 years old. She is not spayed yet. She is heartworm positive and will need treatment prior to adoption.
Leia is a very sweet girl with a happy disposition. She is your typical pug, she likes attention and will follow you to get it. Once you sit, she wants to be in your lap. She's a little chunky right now and is on a diet.
Leia and Chewie are very bonded and will need to stay together. They are currently being fostered in South Carolina.
PH ID: #5146
Leo is a 4 yr old male owner surrender.
He is sadly, heartworm positive and will have to go through treatment prior to adoption.
PH ID: #5167
Leon is an older gentleman who comes to PugHearts from a shelter in Texas.
From Leon's foster: Leon had tipped the scales at 40 pounds but he is on the way down. He is so laid back and the sweetest 8-9 yr old neutered and house trained with great house manners. Loves his people and talks to you when you come home He gets along with all our dogs and prefers to sleep in bed He is having a dental and then he is ready to go!
PH 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.
PH ID: #5171
Meet Logan. This cute guy is looking for a forever home.
From Logan's foster: Logan comes to the rescue as an owner surrender through no fault of his own. He is a one year old brindle boy and has the most beautiful markings. He has been neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated. He is heart worm positive and will need to be treated before he can be adopted. This boy is awesome! He was hand shy and wouldn't look humans in the eye but we are working on that and he is becoming more and more trusting. He loves hugs and is a very gentle boy. He just loves pets and to snuggle with his humans. He is 90% potty trained and LOVES to play fetch with his humans. He loves his tennis balls and pug eggs! Won't you consider making Logan part of your family? You won't regret it!
PH ID: #5141
Lola is a 6 yr old fawn female. She comes to PugHearts after dealing with a bladder infection for an extended length of time.
Lola is heartworm negative and currently under the care of our vet.
PH ID: #4642
Lolita is a fawn female and an owner surrender.
From Lolita's foster: Hi, I’m about 6 years old, and love to be with my person. I have learned to go in and out the dog door here at my foster home. I do like having other dogs around. I like to play tug - o-war, but can’t run after a ball because I’m a little over weight, and don’t see too well. I’m a wonderful lady and would love to join a forever home soon.
PH ID: #5107
Louise is a 7 yr old heartworm negative female.
From Louise's foster: This is 7 year old Foster Louise. She is adorable, and she loves to cuddle. She is very shy, so she would be happier in a home without young children. She has a lot of love to give and would be an ideal companion!
PH ID: #5162
Meet precious Lovey. Lovey is a 10 yr old female that comes to PugHearts when her family became unable to care for her.
PH ID: #5206
Lyle is an 8 yr old male. He comes to PugHearts after being left in front of a shelter one night. He is severe heartworm positive and will have to go through heartworm treatment prior to adoption. Lyle was not well cared for in his prior situation and we are treating bad skin, severe dry eye and significant ear infections.
Even with all his problems, Lyle is a happy guy that craves attention from his people.
PH ID: #3285
Madeleine is a black female. She is 12 years old.
From Madeleine's foster: As far as Madeleine is concerned 12 is the new 6! Her energy level rivals a much younger dog and she loves toys, chase, and to gently wrestle. Her vision is good, but she's a little hard of hearing. This tiny girl gets along well with her foster brothers and sister. She is a little territorial of her food, but based on her size, it doesn't seem like she has been fed enough in the past. She's always hungry! You do have to keep a close eye on her, because she tries to run out the door if you're not careful, but we're working on that. She is house trained, but probably needs frequent potty breaks (a doggy door with a well secured fence would be ideal). She loves to stretch out on a fluffy dog bed and watch us or take quiet naps. She's a sweet girl, small and spunky and she's going to make some family very happy. This salt and pepper angel deserves a soft, safe place to lay her head every night. She's heartworm negative and ready join your family today!
PH ID: #5067
Maggie is a 14 yr old female that came to PugHearts when her parents had to move into assisted living.
She is deaf, but doing well health wise. She is scheduled for a dental and is already spayed.
From Maggie's foster: Maggie spent her first 14 years with loving owners who reluctantly surrendered her to due to their health issues. She is a one eyed wonder, deaf, and has arthritis but none of that slows her down. She is the sweetest foster I've had to date. She gets along with the dogs and cats, and enjoys a daily stroll. Maggie is not crated and enjoys napping during the day. She loves to snuggle in your lap or by your side in bed. Maggie uses pee pads during the day while I'm at work. If your looking for a gentle, sweet soul then Maggie is your girl.
PH ID: #4619
Black female, owner surrender due to a move.
Marjorie is a sweet 7 year old little girl who loves to cuddle. She likes to be queen of the castle, always climbing on the highest pillow on the bed. She is very well-mannered and completely house-trained, and she gets along great with our other dogs, though she has been known to try and steal food from their bowls. She needs daily eye drops for her dry eye. She is heartworm negative.
Update from Marjorie's foster: Marjorie is a love and we just adore her! While she loves to be with her human at all times, she is has the best manners and will always tell you when she needs something. She is known to be an alpha and would probably do best in a smaller grumble or as an only pug, although she does very well in our house with our assortment of dogs!
PH ID: #4999
Mavis is a sweet 7 year old girl who was found wandering around all alone. She was taken to a local shelter and they called us when no one came looking for her. She is heartworm negative. She weighs 25 lbs, has yeasty skin, needs a dental, has bilateral ear infections, nasal discharge, and to top it off, untreated dry eye.
From Mavis' foster: Mavis is a seven year old, HW- fawn girl who was found wandering alone. She does have limited vision due to dry eyes and a bit of arthritis, but she does not let that stop her. Mavis is completely house broken and has not had a single accident. She is a very happy loving girl with the most epic under bite and a tongue that goes on for miles – she gives the best kisses! Recently she has started showing us her sassy side, and it is absolutely adorable. She gets along well with other dogs, but she would do fantastic as an only dog.
Mavis is scheduled for an episioplasty in late July 2016 and will be ready for her forever home shortly after. Anyone would be lucky to add this truly quirky little girl to their family. She came to us as a diamond in the rough and she is shining up to be a true gem.
PH ID: #5125
Maxine is a 10 yr. old female. She comes to PugHearts as her father was placed in hospice and no longer able to care for her.
She is a sweet lady that is (understandably) confused about all this transition. She is heartworm negative and looking for a calm place to spend her golden years.
PH ID: #5095
Meet Meeko, he comes to us with his brother Bocephus when medical issues in the family forced them to find a safe place for the two pugs.
Meeko is an 8 yr old cuddle bug. He is a big teddy bear. He is a bonded pair with Bocephus.
Meeko and -Bocephus are a wonderful team. Both are incredibly sweet and would make great companions.
PH ID: #5104
Merlin is an 18 month old heartworm positive male.
He comes to PugHearts from a shelter.
PH ID: #4795
Meet Minx. PugHearts picked him up after he hid out in a strangers garage.
This boy is super sweet, did not even give the cat a 2nd look.. His color is that of Mink, hence the name Minx. we will know more about him after he is seen by the vet.
From Minx's foster: Minx is a approximately 8 year old boy pug mix. They think he might be part boxer. He weighs about 26 pounds. He is very easy crate and does well on a leash. He thinks he is part cat and will roll over on his belly and paw the air. He is the softest dog I have ever pet. He loves to have his ears scratched. He is currently on a prescription diet for GI upset.
PH ID: #5132
Monroe is a heartworm positive young male. He comes to PugHearts looking for a forever family.
He will have to go through heartworm treatment before he can be adopted.
From Monroe's foster: Monroe is a 17-month-old fawn male. Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive and will not be available for adoption until he has had his treatment.
Monroe is a sweet little guy who came to Pughearts very thin but happy. He has gained a few pounds and should get back to normal Pug Weight after his heartworm treatment. He loves to play with toys and gets along with the other male dogs in the home. Monroe likes to dress up, prancing around when you pull out a sweater or even a harness. He is kennel trained, but he prefers to be hanging out with his people. Monroe is learning to be kind to the cat, but he will probably do best in a home without cats.
Although Monroe will not be ready to adopt until after his heartworm treatment, he will be attending the meet and greets when able so that he will have his home ready when he is medically released. Come meet this little fellow; he will steal your heart!
PH ID: #1093
Ms P is a 7 yr old black female. She is heartworm negative and blind.
From her foster: She is starting to respond when she's called or hears me clapping for her (to give her a direction). She's figured out where the water dish is and if she hears the bowls clink for food she finds the kitchen without any help. She is a real chow hound and she's not super happy about what she must consider a small portion but it is the same amount the other gals get.
She'll give you a couple of kisses when you scratch her back and she will sit on the foot stool next to my leg. In other words she's starting to be more comfortable in the new surroundings. She's stubborn, as most pugs are, and seems to have a small bladder as she piddles each time she is outside but can't hold it all night.
She knows the command to "stay" and is walking more. I try to make sure she gets more exercise but I don't want to push her until she is able to physically move easier. She walks rather stiffly but with continued exercise she may limber up.
Ms P is a permanent foster and will be cared for in her foster home until it is time for her to cross the Rainbow Bridge
PH ID: #660
Nigel is a black male. He is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.
From Nigel's foster: Nigel is a fun filled 9 year old black male who was surrendered to us after his owner passed way. He keeps his foster family laughing every day with his antics. You never know when you'll walk in a room and he's looking up at you while laying on his back with all four feet in the air! He is great with kids and other dogs. He is a bit of a marker but otherwise potty trained.
PH ID: #5098
Norbert arrived at Pughearts through the generous sponsorship of everyone on our fb page. He was in a no kill shelter not too far from Houston and he had been there for 4 months. The sad part about that is he's only 8 months old, he had spent 1/2 his life in a shelter with everyone just passing over him.
Norbert is a puppy, and that says it all. He is extremely active and playful. He's really pretty good considering he has never been in a home and has never been taught manners. He's even starting to not use the coffee table as a spring board to get on the couch :) He LOVES to play and his activity level can go on for a very long time. Every once in a while he will slow down enough that I can actually hold him.
Norbert is ready for his forever home, he's 9 months old now and really needs to have his own active family. He would do better with children a little older simply because he gets carried away and may knock them over. He does extremely well with other dogs and as long as the dog is playful would do fine without children. He will be at the upcoming events so come check him out for your family.
PH ID: #3218
Nugget is a black male. He 10 years old. He is heartworm negative. He has been neutered, microchipped and is current on his vaccinations.
From Nugget's foster: Nugget is a 10 year old pug man…but I don’t think anyone has told him his true age! He is so active and happy – and quite the talker! He has the funniest “roo, roo, roo” talk that it will make you smile, even on your worst days! He loves to play with stuffed animals, and he gets along great with our other dogs and cat. He was an owner surrender, and seems to have been well cared for all of his life. He likes his “den” (crate) even when we are home and just watching tv, he will often just retreat with a toy to his area. He’s slowly enjoying more couch time though! He is housebroken. He is FULL of personality! Please consider opening your heart and home to this older gentleman….you will not be disappointed!
PH ID: #5192
Ollie comes to PugHearts with a potential liver shunt. He is a young male and we are trying to get him stabilized enough to evaluate potential options for the shunt.
PH ID: #5085
Ophelia comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande valley.
She is a 2 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.
PH ID: #5151
Opie is a young guy that has come to PugHearts through no fault of his own.
From Opie's foster: Opie is a 4 year old male pug. He was originally found on the street of Louisiana. He lost is right eye from a fight. He is a darker fawn. He can now use the doggy door and is potty trained. He loves sitting in the doggy bed and at times will sit with you on the couch. He sleeps on the doggy bed in the room. He does whine at times for the nothing or for wanting attention. He is going to start his heartworm treatment soon. He does like playing with the other pugs but at times might play a little to rough for some of the pugs. He enjoys being in the same room with you but not too close; he loves from a distance.
PH ID: #4883
Fawn female 7 years old, mostly blind.
From Pashie's foster: For what Pashie lacks in sight, she makes up for in sheer determination. She will follow you around the world and back as long as she can sense you, hear your feet or hear your voice. She happily will plant herself on the floor close to you if you stay too long. She is also a pretty decent couch potato, where she likes to get her back scratched. She has one of the softest coats I've ever seen so she gets her back scratched a lot! She is a super sweet dog who gets along great with my two-legged boys and my middle-age alpha pug. She's not real fond of our one year old puppy, there's a lot going on there! If you are looking for a velcro pug and a companion for life, this is your girl.
PH ID: #5195
Patrick comes to PugHearts from a local shelter.
He is HW positive and needs to be neutered
PH ID: #5165
Patty is a new addition to PugHearts. She is a precious lady that is looking for a great family to love her forever.
PH ID: #5114
Welcome to foster Perry. PugHearts sprung him from BARC.
From Perry's foster: Perry was covered with fleas so he got a Comfortis as soon as he walked in and then a Dawn bath. Perry reminds us a lot of the pug / peke mixes we have had in the past. He's long with little short legs. Really a cute guy.
Perry is severe heartworm positive and will have to go through heartworm treatment prior to adoption
PH ID: #5189
Pierre is a young man from the Rio Grande valley. He is very thin and will see the vet for evaluation.
We will update soon.
PH ID: #5205
Princess is a 9 yr old fawn female. She is heartworm negative, however she has some dental issues that will be addressed before she can be adopted.
From Princess' foster: Meet Princess, AKA Princess Darla.
She is 9 years old and HW- with a precious bottom toothed smile!
She has a dental scheduled for May 2 to help with her bad teeth (she can only eat soft food) and then she will be ready for adoption!
Princess Darla loves to be inside and is trained to use a potty pad if she needs to go. She loves going on walks although she would do best in a first story home since she has trouble walking up and down the stairs.
Princess thinks that she is royalty but has done well in a home with multiple dogs although she prefers when they are not puppies nor aggressive-- Princesses do not play rough!
PH ID: #5199
Reba is an 11 year old female.
She comes to PugHearts due to changes in her family.
She is heartworm negative, but dealing with some dry eye.
PH ID: #5129
Riley is a 4 yr old male from the Rio Grande valley. He is severe heartworm positive and came to PugHearts with a significant case of mange.
From Riley's foster: Tall, dark and handsome Mr. Riley Bug came to PH from the Valley. He is a bundle of energy and loves to play with other dogs, humans, toys or by himself. His favorite thing is chasing birds, lizards and squirrels in the yard. Coming from the Valley and probably used as a breeding dog, he didn't know how to walk on leash or use potty outside. Well, let me tell you, he is so smart, now walks on leash and has learned to mark every mailbox, pole, tree and bush like a good boy. He is the sweetest dog, totally crate trained and loves his crate too! He is doing very well on housetraining also. And he loves to give kisses, not just regular kisses but French Kisses! He loves sleeping in the big bed and curls into a little ball when he sleeps. He is an adorable winky too! He is HW positive and will have treatment and will be ready for adoption late spring time. You can't go wrong with this bug!
PH ID: #1006
Rocco is a fawn male who came to PugHearts around 2012 at about 7 years of age. He is HW negative, neutered and ready to roll into a new home immediately. He was an owner surrender through no fault of his own.
Rocco is a gorgeous guy with lots of skin and wrinkles, as well as a plushy soft coat. His head feels like mink. He is a pretty laid back boy who prefers to live with dogs more his age and energy level. He currently lives with 3 dogs and a cat. Younger , more energetic dogs bring out the "boss dog" in him and he feels he has to settle everyone down.
He loves to sit close to me on the sofa or on the floor with his head resting on my foot. He loves stuffed toys that do not have a squeaker and enjoys the occasional tug of war otherwise he is calm.
He is beautifully housebroken and knows how to use the doggie door.
I do take him for 2 walks a day. His hips are a little arthritic but since we started on glucosamine he is more active and enjoys his walks, even breaking into a trot. Rocco likes to meet people when we are out walking.
One of his cutest habits which has earned him the title Rockstar is making his soft woo woos. He woo woos when he is excited. It is a sweet sound.
Rocco is a great companion and a Velcro dog who will be a wonderful new family member. Please consider adding this senior boy to your home.
PH ID: #5202
Rodman is a 3 yr old black male. He comes to PugHearts after being hit by a car.
He has fractured ribs and several pelvis fractures. He is being evaluated by our vet and we will have a surgical plan soon.
PH ID: #5155
Introducing Ronnie. He is an 18 month old fawn pup who comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley.
From Ronnie's foster: He's quiet, long & tall, like Clint Eastwood, with the SWEETEST of faces & most soulful eyes. Bonus: GIANT bagel tail (& possibly a bagel tale); needs groceries... 'Scrawny Ronnie's' a given, for now. Ronnie has been vetted, bathed, pedicured, fed, fed again & walked.He has new toys, harness & clean, soft places to nap, for maybe the first time ever.
PugHearts is treating skin/eye conditions; he will need eye drops daily for life.
His neuter & heartworm treatment are pending, as sadly, he tests heartworm positive.
He does well in the car, in the crate, on the leash & with other pugs. He's joyful, a kisser & monkey ?? hugger, meaning he must face you when carried. Bonus #2: Does not snore! Stay tuned for this young man's transformation. Ronnie should be available to go home forever in early June.
PH ID: #4573
Sam is an imposter. He is not a Pug and not even a Chug. He is 100% pure Chihuahua in both actions and physical appearance. He weighs in at less than 5 pounds and is a little smaller than a Guinea pig. He is 12 years old and spent the first 12 years of his life confined to a crate or a small patch of dirt…. outside. Sam is very timid and scares easily. He will snap out of fear but never from aggression (and his mouth is too small to bite anyway). Sam is terrified of other dogs and is on my lap or on the couch with me at all times, he hates being on the floor with the other fosters. He will not drink water while any of the others are even close to the water bowl. He is food aggressive and I feed him in his crate so he’s not worried someone will steal his food.
With all of that being said, Sam is the sweetest, most loving little guy I have ever had! As with most Chi’s, he’s a one person guy. He adores me and is constantly cuddled up to my chin. He loves to be kissed and will push his little head to my mouth if I stop before he wants me to. He loves to be pet and he also likes to play. He will pounce on his tiny front feet and start growling and wagging his tail and he will attack my hand and just growl and snarl. He’s so darn cute there just aren’t words to describe him. He loves to sleep with me and is an expert at cuddling. I lost quite a bit of sleep at first because I was concerned that I was going to roll over on him and hurt him.
Sam is my very special Little Man. He is so tiny and vulnerable that he needs to always have someone to protect and take care of him. I made him a promise that he would always be taken care of and he would never be cold, lonely or unloved again. If you think you may be able to keep that promise to him, you just may be who he needs.
PH ID: #5185
Sassy is a precious female that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter.
She will be seen by the vet and we will update soon.
From Sassy's foster: Sassy is a small (14lbs) 2 year old female. She is a cute little girl who wasn't taken very good care of. She is house trained and crate trained and loves attention from her humans. She gets along well with others. She has dry eyes and will need eye meds the rest of her life. She will be going in for nares and spay surgery soon. She is heartworm positive so she will be with us for awhile before she is able to be adopted. She is a sweet little girl who wants to be loved and spoiled by her humans. Won't you consider adopting this little princess?
PH ID: #4935
Spike is an 13 year old senior male. He is bonded to his sister Layla (also 13 yrs old). They are both heartworm negative and in good health.
From Spike's foster: Spike is a 13 year old distinguished gentleman who is bonded to his sister Layla. They are from the same litter. His owners painfully surrendered them when they were transferred abroad and couldn't take them along. He loves to be near his human, but does not require to be held. He is low key and low maintenance when it comes to keeping him entertained. He lost his left eye due to an injury several years ago and has now developed a cataract (in his right eye) that limits his vision. However, his impaired vision does not keep him from enjoying long naps nor his daily walks at dusk. When he tires from walking - he enjoys a free ride on his stroller with his sister. They are quite the pair!! Spike is hard of hearing, but he doesn't seem to mind since this makes for more uninterrupted naps! He has dry eye and requires daily ointment to it. Thankfully, he is heartworm negative and loves his Heartguard!! He's a good eater!! He is a great quiet companion that is happy with the simple things in life. He would be happiest in a home without too much traffic and a serene environment. As a bonus with a senior, he is potty trained and knows how to use a doggie door!
PH ID: #5154
Meet Stuart. This smiling happy guy is looking for his forever family.
He is being seen by the vet and we will update soon.
PH ID: #5100
Suzie Q is an 8 yr old severe heartworm positive female.
She comes to PugHearts from a Louisiana shelter.
Suzie Q has been spayed.
Hi, I’m Suzie! I was at a shelter in Louisiana but now I’m here in beautiful Texas. I’m an awesome 8 year old puppy that would make a great pet for a first time mommy or daddy or a seasoned owner. I’m cute and I love treats. I even go potty outside. I get along with big dogs and little dogs. I’m super happy to see you when you get home. I love to cuddle and I have a sweet sounding snore. I love to give you kisses. I was told I’m positive for heart worms but my fosters are treating them now and things are going great. I also have been spayed. All in all I’m the best doggie here. Adopt me!
PH ID: #5170
Meet Sweetie. She is a sweet girl that comes to PugHearts from an area shelter.
PH ID: #5177
Meet Sydney. This older lady comes to PugHearts after her family had to move to a nursing home.
She is being evaluated by the vet and we will update soon.
From Sydney's foster: Meet Sydney, she's 9 years old and sadly HW+. She comes to Pughearts after her family moved to a nursing home.
Although Sydney is a senior, she definitely doesn't act like one. She is active and loves to go up and down the furniture. She's a snuggler but unlike other pugs, not a big kisser.
This older lady is super-smart. It took only 2 weeks for her to "conquer" the doggie-door! Among her accomplishments: crate trained, leash trained, and 100% house trained.
When she begs for treats, she will look at you intently with her soulful eyes. Your heart will melt and you will be forever malleable to her desires. Sydney will make you laugh everyday. She is JOY personified.
PH ID: #5057
Tara is a 5 yr old black female. She is an owner surrender and is heartworm negative.
From Tara's foster: Meet Tara, she is a five year old female owner surrender. Although she is 5, she plays like a much younger pug. She is a huge fan of "pug eggs". She has two currently, and one is in her possession 99% of the time, and she lets us know when she has lost the pug egg under the furniture. She also likes to chew on bones and other toys. She is completely house trained and crate trained and has never had an accident. Tara has learned our routines quickly, she gets in the kennel on her own when I leave for work. In her time at our house, she has quickly learned to be a "velcro pug". She follows me everywhere. As she has become more comfortable she is learning to snuggle and sit with us on the couch and even has started to be relaxed enough to roll over for a belly rub. She is an Alpha female, and this causes some issues with my two pugs, but she is getting much better with being a part of the grumble and going with the flow.
PH ID: #4400
Tasha is a 12 year old fawn female. She is heartworm negative and looking for a place to call her own.
From Tasha (with some help from her foster): Hello, I am Tasha Louise and I am a vintage gall believed to be about twelve years old. Please do not let that number scare you. l I am the most active pug in my foster home. I love to talk and run around my backyard. I also get along with the hunting dog in the house. I love my foster mom, but I really prefer the older gentleman in the house. He is my best love. I come to you in good health, potty trained and ready to give my forever home lots of love. P.S, I talk a lot, not bark-- I talk.
From Tasha's foster: Tasha is quite simply the perfect pug! She is housebroken, nonagressive, gets along with the other dogs and cats in the house, and loves her nightly walks. She is the most active senior I know. Tasha sleeps in bed with her foster mom.
If you're looking for a adorable, loving, mature dog, that is housebroken, trained, and has no behavior issues then Tasha is your girl!
PH ID: #5136
Thurston is an 11 yr old male. He comes to PugHearts due to changes in his previous home.
PH ID: #4629
Tobias is an extremely handsome older black pug. We think he’s about 10. He has dry eye and has some vision impairment but he can certainly still see. He’s HW negative so he’s ready to find his forever home.
From Toby (with some help from his foster): Hello! My name is PH Foster Tobias (but all of my friends call me Toby). I have been living with my foster family since August and have learned a lot of new things! I have learned to walk on a leash along with my pug foster brother and sister and now enjoy several short walks each day. I was having trouble seeing when I came to live with my foster family. My vision seems to be getting better since my foster mommy makes me homemade food to go along with my hard food and gives me vitamins and eye drops. My foster mommy taught me how to sit and she brags to everyone about how I have never had an accident in the house. We have a cat at my foster home and we get along great, too. Although I love my foster family, I am looking for a forever home. I love to sit on the couch and cuddle and would make a great companion for someone living alone. I’m a very laid back and loving pug. Won’t you please consider adopting me?
PH ID: #5010
Toby is an 8 yr old male. He comes to PugHearts after his owner passed away and there was no one to care for he and his sister (Holly) any longer.
He is bonded to his sister Holly (12 yrs old).
He is a laidback gentleman and loves to be near you.
Toby is heartworm negative and neutered.
From Toby (with some help from his foster): Toby here. I'm 7 or 8 years old. I love to play with toys, boy do I love to play with toys. I am about 20 lbs. Foster mom was surprised because I look bigger than I am. I do love to be with people and will cuddle right up with you. I am good with the other pugs, the cat and kids. I sometimes will nap with one of the other pugs here, but I can see my sister and as long as I know where she is then that's ok. I do love my sister. We must be adopted together
PH ID: #5148
Travis is a 4-6 yr old comical boy. He loves attention and making his people laugh.
He comes to PugHearts with severe heartworms and intestinal parasites. The intestinal parasites have been dealt with and he is in a foster home getting healthy enough for heartworm treatment.
From Travis' foster: Travis is a young, active, happy guy. He is very attached to people and LOVES to sleep in the human bed and cuddle.
Travis goes in for the main heartworm treatment in early April. He will be ready to meet prospective forever families in early May.
Travis is very appreciative of the cuddles and attention. He would love to find a Mother to love him for Mother's Day. He promises to make you feel special.
PH ID: #4813
Full Description Coming Soon!
PH ID: #4878
Tumble is a 7 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.
PH ID: #4940
Ty is an 11 year old male. He was surrendered to PugHearts with his sister Tyra due to changes in the household. He is heartworm negative.
From Ty (with some help from his foster): My name is Ty. I am 10-11 yrs. young. You wouldn't know I was this old because I love to run and go on long walks with my foster mom and foster sister. I am potty trained and I'm an expert at using a doggie door. I will make a big fuss when you come home from work or from being away from home, but quickly settle down and be your bestie! I know my name well and will mind you when you call me. My vision and hearing are in good working order. I get along well with others and I'm not a picky eater. My foster mom tells people that I'm a 'mellow fellow' and that she enjoys my happy disposition. I really like her, but would love to have a home of my very own and a human that will love me unconditionally like I will! If anyone is interested, ask for me by name and I will pencil you in after my daily nap. Hope to hear from you soon! Ty
PH ID: #5072
Vito is a hunk of pug made for cuddling.
From Vito (with some help from his foster Mom): Hi, I’m Vito, good to meet ‘cha. I’m a 5 year old hunk of a dude, well, that’s what my foster mom says anyway. I’m a big – let me be clear, I’m not over weight, I’m just a husky sized kind of pug. Big paws, big heart don’t ya know? Let me tell ya a little bit about myself. I was rescued off the streets a few months ago, and man, I’m glad that they did. I have had a pretty bad case of heartworms and life was getting pretty tough. Even though I have been feeling kinda cruddy off and on, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! I’m now living inside, have some new friends, good food, and I love my foster mom. I follow her wherever she goes, because I just want to watch out for her, you know, cuz she watches out for me. I’m a pretty chill dude, I like to just hang out with my humans. I get along pretty well with my foster brothers and sisters, but I can get a little ornery when food is involved. No big deal – foster mom just feeds me away from the others. I’ll get the hang of it soon, and plus – I have A LOT of brothers and sisters. I think if I had fewer, I wouldn’t care so much. As far as the bathroom thing – got that down. I know I’m supposed to go outside, and if I have to go, I just go sit by the door. I have my own “house” in my house, and I don’t mind it a bit since I like to just chill anyway. I don’t mind sleeping in it, or in the big bed with my humans. Either works! Cats? Well, I like to bark at them some times, but I don’t actually want to hurt them. I have some of those at my foster home too, no big deal. Other than that, what can I say? I’ve been told I’m super handsome and cuddly – but I don’t let that go to my head. I’ve been feeling a lot better lately, and once I finish heartworm treatment, I’m going to feel GREAT and I’ll be ready for my own forever home! Come meet me at an adoption event soon!
PH ID: #4794
Vivian is a 7-8 yr old female. She comes to us with significant hydrocephalus and does have neurological issues related to that. She is heartworm negative and we are considering her a special needs adoption. However, that does not slow Vivian down at all.
From Vivian (with some help from her foster): Hi...I'm new here! My name is Vivian and I'm 7-8 years old....being a lady we'll stick with 7! ;-) I haven't ever had my own bed before but thanks to the fabulous Amazon wish list shoppers I'm really enjoying this one that I get to call my own. This foster home is pretty cool, I like the teenager...he doesn't smell TOO bad! They say I have a neurological problem...all that means to me is my walk is a little funny and my Pug head tilt is even more adorable than usual!!!
Vivian has hydrocephalus and consequently has neurological issues
PH ID: #3323
Vixen is a brindle female pug mix. She appears to be a "Bug" or a Pug and Boston mix. She is 3 years old. She came to us from an out of state shelter. She is heartworm negative.
PH ID: #5190
Meet Wendy. She comes to PugHearts with multiple medical issues that will need to be evaluated by our vet.
We will update soon.
PH ID: #5115
Meet Wilson, He was found as a stray and taken to a local shelter. Wilson has some hip issues and is very weak at the moment.
Wilson is only 4 years old, severe heartworm positive and dealing with old injuries that are causing his hips and back to be sore and weak.
From Wilson's foster: Wilson is a love muffin! Wilson was timid and frightened when he first came to live here, but he has relaxed and is much more secure and happy! He is 4yrs old, crate trained, neutered, mostly house trained, loves to sit with his humans, and gets along with all the dogs in the house. I am sure he would be great with children as he is so gentle.
He does have some weakness in his back end, but that does not stop him - he prances in the yard, runs, jumps down, wags and curls his tail. His only restriction seems to be jumping up on furniture.
He will make a perfect companion as an only dog or in a grumble!
PH ID: #5194
Xavier is a male owner surrender. He is at the vet and we will update soon.
PH ID: #4358
Yoda is a 13 year old male HW negative, already neutered.
From Yoda's foster: Mr. Yoda is a 13 year old fawn male. He lives up to his name. He will bring peace and tranquility to your household. We affectionately call him low-rider because of his short squatty legs and long body. He is an adorable Velcro dog that follows us everywhere. He loves to snuggle and has the cutest little growl. He plays with toys when prompted but really just wants to be around his human. He is totally housetrained. He is crate trained. He is a pug and loves his food, but does not like green beans. He prances when he walks and has the cutest face ever. Wouldn’t you just love to have this baby in your home? He is looking for his forever home and will reward you with his sweet kisses and undivided attention.
Update from Yoda's foster Feb 2017: Yoda is now 13 years young. Due to severe dry eye we had to take his eyes. He is a beautiful blind boy now and the only thing that's changed - he doesn't sleep on the bed anymore.
PH ID: #4892
Little Yvette is 9 years old. At some point she was hit by a car which broke her back in two places. But that does not stop this little firecracker. She has superior upper body strength and walks just fine on rough or textured surfaces (doesn't do well on slick tile). She does have a wheelchair but only uses it at adoption events. She is totally continent of bowel and bladder. You take her outside and she does her business. And like all other dogs, she loves to sniff the messages. During the day she has her area she hangs out and at night she sleeps in her dog bed on the floor in our bedroom. I make her walk about 3 times a day from the back yard to the front of the house. Exercise does her good! She loves food, squeaky toys, head scratches and someone petting her. She is a little love and so easy to care for. Don't let handicapped pugs scare you.
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