PugHearts has successfully rescued: 4122 dogs since Feb 2007 and 134 dogs are currently available.
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AbbyPH ID: #6966
Abby is 9 weeks old and 4 pounds of pug puppy perfection! She loves toys, bully sticks and can romp and play her day away. She is a pro at crate training and sleeping all night with no accidents in the crate. Abby quickly goes potty outside and is a good eater of dry kibble. She is completely socialized around children but nips and nibbles with very sharp teeth as all puppies do. Abby loves other dogs and would do well in a home with dogs (she has not been tested around cats). Baby Abby is a rare jewel and completely healthy with a shiny beautiful fawn body, dark stripe down her back, a black expressive face and a white patch on her chest with a perfect coiled puggy tail. She has such a delightful personality and brings instant joy into every room. Abby is a dream Pug!!!

AdamPH ID: #6957
Adam made his way to PugHearts along with 4 other dogs from The Rio Grande Valley on the same weekend. When our volunteers first picked up Adam it was evident that he’d been an outside dog for most of his life. He was covered in fleas and had a very dull coat. Once in Houston, Adam made his way to our vet where it was discovered that Adam is strong-direct heartworm positive. Thankfully he has no scarring in the heart or lungs and has not coughed even once while in foster care. He did great taking his first heartgard and is on 30 days of Doxycycline to begin his heartworm treatment journey. Adam will need to be neutered as well as have his stenotic nares repaired. I’m his foster home it has to fun to watch Adam’s personality blossom. He loves sleeping on the couch during the and when it gets too hectic Adam will put himself in the crate and close the door. He growls for everything. When he’s happy, he growls. When he’s annoyed, he growls. When he’s hungry, he growls. When he wants outside, he growls….like I mentioned, it’s for everything. He never acts out or tries to fight, but it’s an important thing to think about if there’s a dog in the home that might be set off by this. Adam is 3 years old and has the cutest little body. He is stocky and compact, weighing 15 pounds of pure muscle. We are working on house training, and so far he’s doing way better than expected. Just the occasional marking, but for an outside intact male, that’s pretty good! Adam will need to complete his heartworm treatment prior to adoption, but that can’t stop him from meeting his new family now!

AddiePH ID: #7029
Foster Addie is a 5-month-old puppy that came to PugHearts through no fault of her own. She’s still learning the ropes at my house, but she’s catching on quickly and learning from her elders! She sleeps in her crate at night, and I don’t hear a peep out of her until I walk in the kitchen to get everyone’s breakfast ready. She sleeps through the night and hasn’t had any accidents in her crate other than her first night. We’re still working on potty training, but as long as you’re consistent and letting her out frequently, she’ll do just fine.

She’s not much of a barker, and she’s not showing any alpha tendencies at this time. That could possibly change in the future, but so far, she gets along really well with everyone and just enjoys play time and chewing on the buffalo horns strewn all over my house. I have caught her trying to chew on my desk when I’m in my office, but I just redirect her with a horn and she’s fine.

She loves playing in water, so if you have a baby pool, or if you could invest in one for her to enjoy, she would greatly appreciate it. My daughter caught her playing in the giant water bowl I keep on the back patio, and since she’s so little, she fit perfectly. She wasn’t a fan of the bath I gave her earlier that morning, but that’s probably because it wasn’t her idea!

Addie is heartworm negative and will be available for adoption early August. Get those apps in because this little girl will go quick!

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

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

AndrewPH ID: #7088
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AngelPH ID: #6860
Knock knock!!! Excuse me.....

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

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

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

AnnePH ID: #7033
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ArchiePH ID: #7086
Archie (4 yrs) has had a rough start at life. He was one of five that PugHearts took from a breeder who dumped them. He lived in an outside pen his entire life and not treated nice by humans. He is also the only one of the five rescued that is heart worm positive.

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

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

Keep checking back for updates.

AshPH ID: #7104
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AveryPH ID: #6986
Please welcome little baby Avery to PugHearts. This little doll is only 11 weeks old and was surrendered to PugHearts when her owners were quick to realize they weren’t quite ready for a new puppy.

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

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

AxelPH ID: #7083
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BarnettPH ID: #7017
Although Barnett is a handsome man, he has not been well cared for. He joined PugHearts with an ear infection, weak back legs, and heartworm positive.

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

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

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

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


Bellamy PH ID: #7060
Bellamy is estimated at 1 yr old with no health concerns at the moment. He's one of the sweetest puppies I have fostered. He's the perfect balance of snuggly and playful. Bellamy loves his people and likes company as much as possible. He's doing very good with his potty training but as with any puppy, he will need his forever home to keep the consistency of the training and manners. He is starting to get the bell at the door as we don't have doggy door. He sleeps in his crate all night and when I'm away from the house. He does take cues from my senior dogs so I think he would benefit from a household with other dogs that this young pug can take cues from and mature to an even cuter mature pug. He's very smart so teaching him new tricks or new routines may be easier than the average pug. I don't see/feel as much stubbornness as with other pugs. He would do great at a house with active humans and/or dogs. I don't have cats so don't know how he will do with them but so far he is a friend to most things or people he encounters. He is fine with my kid and likes to play and follow her around whenever she's home. He does tend to run out of the door so warning to any potential adopters to double down on doors and exists until he stops this habit. He loves his walks after each meal so the walking habit may help curb his instinct to run and explore when you open the doors to the outside. He's really a pug unicorn and his coat doesn't shed as much.

Biscotti PH ID: #7068
Biscotti comes to PugHearts as an owner surrender through no fault of his own. His previous owner was getting deployed and wanted to ensure that Biscotti found a good home. Biscotti is 3 yo and as sweet as can be. He has a calm temperament and gets along great with the pug pack in his foster home. For as young as he is he is very laid back and chill. He loves to hang out with his humans and chew on his chew toys. He is currently not crated and is trustworthy to be left alone when his humans are away from home. He likes sleeping in the big bed with his people. Biscotti is surrounded by senior dogs in his foster home and he does very well coexisting with them. He does well with older children although he may be a little timid around them at first. We would recommend supervision when around very small children. Biscotti will be available after his neuter which is scheduled for August 16th.

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

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

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

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

BrettPH ID: #7065
Brett is a bundle of fun! He's about 18 months old and loves to play but loves his naps too! Especially if he can cuddle up next to you as he’s super sweet and affectionate. He would love a home with another dog to run around with and kids to play with. He’s fine with cats too! Loves his walks, his bouncy balls and carrying around stuffed toys and finding the perfect spot to hide them. He’s smart, uses a doggie door, and is house trained. He’s happy and healthy and after his neuter in early August this sweet boy is ready for his forever home with a loving family.

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

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

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

The good thing:

Heartworm NEGATIVE

No parasites

No pneumonia

Does not appear to have been used for breeding

Now the not go good thing:

Collapsing trachea

Cataract right eye

Shrunken globe left eye?

Limited if any vision

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

Urinalysis: bladder infection with possible kidney involvement

Body condition 3/9. Which means she is thin

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

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

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

BudPH ID: #7105
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BusterPH ID: #6422
Buster is a little old man pug/chihuahua mix. He’s 16ish, and was surrendered to a shelter. He’s on Rimadyl for arthritis, and is sadly heartworm positive. He’s housebroken, crate trained, or happy to sleep in a big bed too. He’s got a funny, quirky little personality and just wants a loving home to live out the rest of his days!

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

CalliePH ID: #6946
Introducing Callie.

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

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

• Goal weight 18-19.

• Treating for the now familiar skin and ear issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is what I know about her so far.

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

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


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

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

She need to be spayed.

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

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

CecilyPH ID: #7037
Cecily is an absolutely beautiful, *rare* healthy, and well loved owner surrender. She is 4 years old and the most uniquely colored fawn with dark face and legs, add amber colored eyes. She is brand new to PugHearts, but so far, seemingly pretty close to perfect; housebroken, crate tolerant, friendly, happy, HUNGRY, and in true rescue form, already follows me everywhere.

Cecily will be ready in a few short weeks after her spay. Meantime, follow her progress, and anticipated stunning photo ops, as we get to know her better on Facebook and Instagram.

ChatoPH ID: #6974
This face. This perfect 12 month old baby was one of six that came in from The Valley this weekend. He was literally a last minute add, surrendered to us from an owner that had bought him at a flea market.

Chato has hookworms, and after an exam Dr. Hendrix wanted X-rays to see what he thought was an old back injury since he exhibited no pain. His PCV was within normal limits, so no Ehrlichia. Yay.

Sadly Chato has heartworms…at 12 months old, so he had chest X-rays done as well. The results were shocking to all of us. Chato has Thromboembolic Disease from Heartworms. He basically threw a worm and it’s lodged in his lungs. This could’ve killed him. This is typically our main concern following immiticide treatment that can be fatal. We also suspect FCE is the cause of his back weakness, since no injury is visible on the X-rays. FCE is Fibro Cartilaginous Embolism. so when Chato ”threw a worm” into his lungs, he also had one go to his spine causing nerve damage. Dr. Hendrix has only seen it three times in his career. It was a lot of information to process on a seemingly very healthy, very young dog. Thankfully his heart looks good.

Dr. Hendrix believe Chato was in an area infested with heartworms and he was inundated with a mass amount of bites in a very short time.

He will be on doxycycline for 30 days, along with lasix and a cycle of prednisone. He will be rechecked and X-rays will be repeated in 2 weeks to make sure we’re on the right track. Chato just took his first Heartgard with his prednisone, and I’m monitoring him for 4 hours. I’m told the worst, scariest and possibly deadly part has already happened when Chato had worms dislodged from his heart into his lungs. While it’s scary, it’s also so infuriating. He’s just a baby. This was preventable. Without proper vet care Chato’s life would most certainly be short and his death, painful. We are hopeful that we can make Chato better and Heartworm free, with minimal damage to his heart and lungs.

Chato is the sweetest little boy. He loves cuddling with me every night in the big bed. He was the first of the new ones to learn his crate for mealtimes. He is never far away from me and loves being held. Once Chato is healthy enough, he will be neutered and have both his nares and soft palate repaired, then we will tackle heartworm treatment. Chato deserves a family that will spoil him and put his health first. He will make an excellent addition to any home.

Chocolate PH ID: #6958
When we say any pug...

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

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

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

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

Meantime, follow her story on Facebook and Instagram.

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

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

ConniePH ID: #7075
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CookiePH ID: #7097
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Cora BellePH ID: #5975
Hi everyone, I’m Cora Belle. I am around 6 years old or so. I'm a little lady. I am very cute, sweet and special. Yep, fell on my head and it causes me to tumble like a cheerleader, but I just get up and keep going. Hardwood and tile floors are hard for me and I look like I’m trying to learn to ice skate and fall a lot. Foster mom has rugs for me to walk to that help me. Don’t worry, it is just a little thing and meds aren’t needed except for the prevention ones. You should see me run the fence when I’m protecting the yard. I’m looking for a forever family that doesn’t mind a girl who stumbles. I love hugs and will be yours forever.


DaffodilPH ID: #7100
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DaisyPH ID: #7103
Say hello to Daisy. Daisy comes to us from the second breeder dump. Two breeder dumps just days apart.

Daisy is 5 years old and luckily heartworm negative. She had two bad ear infections that were treated at the vet. She has a low grade medial luxating patella, but it’s not noticeable and it doesn’t affect her. She still has large mammary glands from being used for breeding. Her poor little feet are webbed. I can only assume she was kept in a wire bottom cage.

I will continue to update her profile as I get to know her better. From what I see so far she is already happy to be inside and out of a cage. She showed excitement when she met the other dogs. And right now she is curled up in the donut bed. She will be ready after her spay that is scheduled for September 19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Severe heartworms

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

3. Hip arthritis

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

5. Lots of possible mast cell tumors

6. A papilloma (wart) on her vulva

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


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

kidney stones

Sweet Delilah has a long road ahead of her.

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

DenzelPH ID: #7031
Denzel came to PugHearts by way of Corpus Christie after his owner surrendered him to a shelter there. Our volunteer in Corpus fell in love with him and said he was such an amazing guy that he was a hard one to let go. We believe Denzel is a pug mix known as a Chug, a cross between a chihuahua and pug. Besides being a little nervous when he first meets you, Denzel is the happiest of dogs. We estimate his age to be around a year old. He’s got the playful of a puppy and the manners of a mature dog. He loves toys and playing with his foster siblings. He knows how to sit and is crate trained, other than a few whimpers when he first goes in. He has done well at house training and has been belly band free since day 3 in his foster home. Denzel is healthy and already neutered so he’s ready for his forever home. Denzel will excel is just about any environment, as long as there’s plenty of toys and pets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will this sweet, wonderful boy be yours?

ElizabethPH ID: #7084
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ElliottPH ID: #7011
Meet Elliot! This handsome 1 year old spends his time playing away with our other dogs and half the time cuddling on the couch with you or snoozing away. He also loves to talk - when he is excited, he will woo-woo and bark.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

EmoryPH ID: #7091
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ErickPH ID: #6997
Erick came to us as an owner surrender with a rectal prolapse at 5 weeks old. It was obvious from his initial exam that this tiny puppy was loaded worms causing severe diarrhea and the eventual prolapse. He was dewormed and immediately received a purse-string to stop his prolapse and allow his rectum to heal. A purse-string is similar to a drawstring that hold contents of a purse in place. Erick was sent home to his foster mommy with lactulose to promote loose stools and alleviate straining, as well as Albon to help with worms. A few days in he had a bout with horrible constipation but with additional lactulose he finally was able to clean out his bowels sufficiently. After 2 weeks his purse-string was removed and so far Erick is doing great! Sadly, by his appearance, it seems Erick has has a rough start to life. He has bites and scans all over his body and tufts of hair missing. At only 3 pounds, he is a little fighter and tiny survivor. He has zero fear when it comes to playing with his foster siblings. He loves to carry around toys and bones that are twice his size. He is working on house training and puddle pad training, and is doing well in crate training too. He is getting all of his puppy shots and vaccines, and will be scheduled for his neuter at 4 months old. Erick is searching for a home that will love and spoil him just like he deserves!

FranklinPH ID: #7108
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FrederickPH ID: #7107
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GabbyPH ID: #7064
Please welcome this little firecracker to PugHearts. Gabby is 12 months old and suffering from tick bite dermatitis. she has bilateral luxating patella.

She is a tiny thing weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds!! She is feisty and is giving everyone a run for their money. She will be available after her spay in mid August. Right now we are concentrating on getting her healthy.

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

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

GracePH ID: #7038
Welcome Grace to PugHearts, she is a pug mix, we were told Pug a Poo, which is pug & poodle mix. She is so cute, only 2 years old, super smart & eager to please her person. She wants to be protective of her toys and people & may lightly growl when other dogs get close as she wants you & her toys all to herself. We have been working on using a raised bed to teach her to be in her place, learn to sit & stay. She is doing awesome and has been much better. She easily corrects when you tell her no now.

Grace loves to play catch & will bring the item back to you, so you can toss it again. She does great with kids, loves to follow you everywhere and crates up easily. Did I mention she is a wiggly thing? You talk to her, she wags her tail and her whole body to show you she is paying attention and would love some extra love. She is adorable, so very happy all the time. She has a good clean bill of health and was recently spayed and ready to find her forever home!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


GuntherPH ID: #7099
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GusPH ID: #6879
Gus is a 12 years young pug. He is extremely sweet and up for playing with toys. He will follow his humans around to make sure they are okay. Everyone is his friend, humans and dogs alike. He has a very go-with-the-flow attitude, no barking or growling for this pug. He came to us neutered. He is being treated for some skin issues, ear infection, and will need to have some dental work completed.

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

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

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

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

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

Ready End of October to November range.

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

HenryPH ID: #7087
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HomerPH ID: #6797
Homer is a sweet, gentle older man that comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley. He is neutered and has obviously been in a home before.

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

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

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

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

IndyPH ID: #7041
This is Indy, he is about 12 months old. He came to PugHearts from a Texas shelter. He was covered in fleas, ticks and very thin. Thank goodness he was rescued. He has some work to do with socialization. He is smart and catches on quick! He loves to play. He has 100% puppy energy. He adores my 8-year-old and follows him everywhere. He is getting better with potty training and leash walking every day he is with us. He is going to make someone very happy. He will be a great addition to any home.

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

JezebelPH ID: #7090
Jezebel came to PugHearts after she and two others were surrendered by a backyard breeder. Poor Jezebel was in pretty bad condition when she arrived at our Vet in Sugar Land. Not only was she horrifically emaciated with thinning and sparse fur, Jezebel was covered in fleas and flea bites. I cannot imagine this poor baby making babies in the condition she was in, but it was clear her body was used repeatedly for breeding. Despite all of this, Jezebel has the best little personality. She is super tiny at only 12 pounds and once healthy I only expect her to be no more than 15 pounds. She gets along great with all her foster siblings and is quickly learning that all people aren’t bad and being spoiled is the way to go. Jezebel is estimated to be about four years old. She loves sleeping in the big bed every night, and has even played with a few toys. House training is always tough for breeding dogs but Jezebel is working hard and loves the positive reinforcement she gets in her training. Jezebel will be spayed prior to her adoption and by the sound of her breathing, I expect her nares and palate will be done as well. Her new life awaits and Jezebel deserves to have her perfect home, with her perfect family and to be spoiled beyond belief.

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

Thing we know about Kaya!

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


2nd she loves the play fetch with tennis balls.

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

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

Kaya will be a great fit for an active family.

KennedyPH ID: #7042
Foster Kennedy stole my heart the minute she hit my arms! She is 12 months old weighing at only 10 lbs! She reminds me of a monkey. She melts in your arms when being held and curls up in your neck while sleeping at night. Kennedy is doing very well at learning how to potty outside but it will take consistency in keeping the training up. She knows the dog door but still has to have her person go out with her as she is very Velcro and will not leave your sight.

Kennedy came from the Laredo Animal Shelter infested with fleas. Her skin was in bad shape due to skin allergies which has improved drastically.

Kennedy is the sweetest thing. She knows no stranger. She loves to play and would do well having a young sibling to play with her. She love hoofs! Kennedy will be ready for her forever home after her spay on 8/1/22.

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

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

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

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

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

LilaPH ID: #5183
Lila is a 4 yr old female that comes to PugHearts after being found wandering all alone.

She appears to have some problems with her back legs and is being monitored by the vet. Lila is, happily, heartworm negative.

From Lila's foster: Meet Lila - our gorgeous Lila!! She is a very happy, healthy 4yr old that loves to play and cuddle and run - everywhere she goes!!

Lila is a special needs pug that has some neurological issues with her back legs. We are not sure if this is due to an injury or birth - be please do not let this deter you from adopting her!! She does not let this slow her down one bit!! The biggest issue is elimations, as she is not always aware of pooping. Lila does squat to urinate, but then hops about 3ft while going. If she is leashed and you hold her, she will finish then move on. She will also stand up when asked!

This sweet girl is a treasure and we are hoping that someone will give her a chance at a family - she deserves her own family and loves with her whole heart!!

LincolnPH ID: #7069
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LotusPH ID: #7106
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LucasPH ID: #6984
Lucas is 2 years old and his personality shows his age! He is playful, silly, energetic, and wants lots of attention. He would do great with other playful pets in the home and he would be a fun companion for kids. I picture him also being a great partner at local pet friendly establishments, going on hikes, or at the dog park. Lucas also does great in the car and is quiet in his crate at night. He is already neutered, but is heartworm positive. He will receive treatment before being adopted. If you're looking for a pug with lots of personality and energy, Lucas is the perfect choice.

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

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

He is working on potty training and some

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maggie PH ID: #6421
Meet Maggie! As you can see, Maggie is nit a pug, but thankfully PugHearts was willing to help her out when they saw her pug mix brother at the shelter. Maggie is a chihuahua & Pomeranian mix. She is 15 years old, but she apparently doesn’t know this! She’s feisty and has a lot of spirit left in her tiny little self! She’s on Rimadyl to help with some arthritis, and sadly, she’s heartworm positive. She is perfectly housebroken and is happy to sleep in a crate or with her people. She is looking for a family to love her during her final years!

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


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

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

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


MilliePH ID: #7082
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MindyPH ID: #6125
Mindy is about 3 years old and has come back to PugHearts as an owner surrender with her sister, Wendy. They are a bonded pair.

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

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

MonicaPH ID: #7080
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MontgomeryPH ID: #7049
Mr. Montgomery (aka Monty, Manny, Man Man), comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. We know nothing about his background, just that he had a pretty good skin infection and was heartworm positive. Fortunately his skin is healed with new hair growing in.

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

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

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

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

NathanPH ID: #7009
Where to start with this underfed and under-loved tiny gent...

Nathan is 11 pounds of fawn stray from the Rio Grande Valley. He came to us way too thin, unaltered, and already blind with badly damaged eyes. Today Nathan will become a double winky, and gain much comfort as his eyes are surgically removed. He also will need his neuter and dental, as several teeth are already mobile and his breath not so fresh. In just 6 years on earth, this poor guy endured horrors we can only imagine; pain and hunger among them. Remarkably though, he is heart worm negative, making him adoptable roughly August, provided his surgeries and recoveries go as planned.

Do not be offput by Nathan, or any of our blind candidates. They are as happy and full of humor and love as any sighted dog. They do take cues from other dogs, so benefit from having at least one sidekick. But for now, Follow Nathan's transformation on Facebook and Instagram as we get to know him better. I expect GREATNESS. Nate the Great.

NeoPH ID: #7096
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NissaPH ID: #7039
Nissa came in from the Bryan animal shelter. We do not know her back ground but she loves people and gets along with all her foster siblings. She loves toys and enjoys sitting on her person’s lap. She is a bed snuggler so make some room for her! Her favorite thing is to suckle on blankets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OctaviaPH ID: #7059
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OksanaPH ID: #6911
Oksana made her way to PugHearts from a local shelter after bouncing around from several homes and obviously being neglected for quite some time. She was limping, exhausted and had several nails growing into her pads. Oksana is also battling a kidney infection as well as a skin infection. Thankfully she is heartworm negative. Oksana is no longer limping and has had quite a time chasing the puppies around the house. She appears to be house trained and loves sleeping in her favorite chair in her foster home. During her intake exam her eye pressure was tested and it was determined that she does have glaucoma. We are still discussing a treatment plan that will either include meds or a possible enucleation, but at this time she doesn’t appear to be in any pain at all. Oksana is already spayed, but will need to complete her boosters. She has done well with the other dogs here and is still finding her place in the pack. She loves feeling the sun on her face and barking at the dogs on the other side of the fence. Oksana was named after the most beautiful Ukrainian Ice Skater and Olympic Champion, Oksana Baiul. She has learned her name quickly and will answer to Oxy for short. We believe Oksana to be about 10 years old and she weighs 24 pounds. She is the sweetest thing ever and is oh so beautiful.

OliviaPH ID: #7098
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OpheliaPH ID: #5085
Ophelia comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande valley.

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

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

Medical hold and then pending adoption with his foster Mom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't overlook this sweet angel.


PepperPH ID: #7081
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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.

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

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

RheaPH ID: #6985
Introducing foster Rhea. She’s a recent mommy that has found her way to PugHearts.

She’s a super sweet cuddle monkey. She’s house trained and an absolute joy.

Rhea is 3 years old.

She will have to go through heartworm treatment so it will be a little while before she’s available.

RhondaPH ID: #6914
Meet Rhonda. She is an 6 year old that is sadly, heartworm positive.

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

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

RosePH ID: #7101
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Rosie 7PH ID: #5872
A quote from Foster Rosie : I may be old and I may be Grey but my love is the same. My steps may be slower, I might not hear you as well but my love is the same. I may not see you or feel you as I did, but my love is the same. My devotion is the same , My heart and soul is the same. I am grateful for all that you and have done and do and just remember my Love is the still the same ??. Love , Foster Rosie

RuthiePH ID: #6989
Ruthie is a fawn female 12 week old puppy...and she is all puppy!

A diva of her own making.

She is very smart; knows how to use the doggy door and climb the stairs. She lives tug a war and hooves. Gets along well if dogs of all ages, does great with kids also.

She's full of kisses and nibbles.

Ruthie will not be available to go to her forever home until she is spayed.

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

ShaynaPH ID: #6478
Hi, my name is Shayna! In Yiddish, it means beautiful. I’m a 7 year old pug who came from China. I was brought by Pughearts to this wonderful country to start my sweet and pampered life. Because of my past life, I feel a little anxious and scared of humans. Good thing is that my foster mommy is very patient and allows me to stay in my crate where I feel safe. I’m scheduled to have my dental soon and nares surgery to help me breathe better. I know how to use the pee pad and will master the doggy door soon. By the way, I just want to say that I have adorable stubby legs and cute underbite which make me unique.

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

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

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

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

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

SnickerdoodlePH ID: #7013
Meet the fabulous Snickerdoodle! This 4 year old came to PugHearts with some pretty severe bald & scabby skin issues that resulted from an allergy to fleas. We are working on making her feel & look better! In the meantime, she is enjoying being part of a home again where she is getting lots of love & attention.

Snickers has great manners, very gentle, loves to please & give kisses. She will chew on bones, play with toys, sleep at your feet or in a comfortable bed nearby. She gets along great with the other dogs in her foster home, and learned to use the doggy door in a matter of days.

She will be ready for her forever home after her spay in middle to late July. Get your applications in soon, you don't want to miss out on this sweet gal.

SpartucusPH ID: #7044
Please welcome Foster Spartacus to PugHearts!

This 1 year old little (13 lb) leggy boy was found wandering the streets and a Good Samaritan kept him safe until PugHearts could take over.

He came home from his intake exam with a bag of meds (a cough likely from allergies; ear infection; funky nose wrinkle; tapeworms) and an appointment for his neuter, etc. next month.

In even better news, he’s heartworm negative!

So far, he’s getting along well with this bulldog filled house, shows a touch of resource guarding around food, and has zero potty, house, or leash manners (like absolutely none, zip, nada). We’ll be working on turning this crazy puppy into a better behaved little pug, while you get to work on your applications!

SpongeePH ID: #7073
Spongee is the sweetest 8 year old boy who melts your heart with every look. He was surrendered to PugHearts when his owner passed away and extended family were unable to take care of him.

He is healthy but will require eye drops everyday for the rest of his life for dry eye. He gets along with dogs and kids of all ages. He has been around a cat and is curious but so far doesn’t show anything more. Spongee requires a comfy dog bed, yummy food and attention. He loves human attention. He has become his foster mom’s shadow.

He is ready to find his forever home and pour his love and cuteness into a new family.

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

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

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

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

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

StuartPH ID: #7035
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SunshinePH ID: #6963
Sunshine (Sunny) came into PugHearts sight unseen. She is an orphan puppy that was being fed regular milk instead of puppy formula. The person caring for her was concerned she wouldn’t survive. PugHearts said yes we will take her!

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

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

TammyPH ID: #7078
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TessaPH ID: #6132

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TiffanyPH ID: #7058
Teeny tiny Tiffany is a 1 year old 10 lb. energetic & cuddling sweetheart. When she first came to PugHearts, she was very shy & timid - she would melt into the ground she was so afraid. After being with humans who showed her what love is and a herd of dogs to show her how to be a dog, she has learned what love is and what is means to be part of a family. Since she is still a puppy, she is working on learning what she can chew & what should not be chewed.

She is great with kids and all sizes of dogs. She is housetrained (she uses a doggy door).

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

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

TumblePH ID: #4878
Tumble is a 13 yr old female better known as Tummy or Tum Tum. She is heartworm negative and already spayed.

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

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

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

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

ValentinaPH ID: #7020
Introducing Lil Miss Valentina we are calling her Tina.

She came in from Mexico and is the mother of Catalina who sadly passed away shortly after getting to Houston, and the Grandmother of Santiago.

She is a small 15 pound, 6 to 7 yrs old. She has been at home for a short few hours. She has the sweetest personality, active but not crazy, but that could be she is running around checking everything out. She is very cuddly.

She is heartworm negative and spayed and scheduled for a dental in about a month, so she will be attending the dog show.

As she settles in I will be posting more about her. So if you are interested in her get your application in.

VictoriaPH ID: #7085
I introduce you today to a new foster of mine, Victoria. Doesn’t this beauty deserve a royal name? Victoria comes to us as a breeder dump. Basically she is used for breeding until they are “done” and then they were surrendered to us.

Victoria is 4 years old and Heartworm negative. She sleeps wonderful in a crate and as of now seems to like only going potty outside. She gets along well with the other dogs and enjoys the affection of a human. She is still adjusting to a plush life of living indoors, but so far seems to be loving it.

VioletPH ID: #7102
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WaynePH ID: #6913
Introducing Winky Wayne to PugHearts!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WinniePH ID: #7053
Winnie was a 6 year old owner surrender to a shelter in Laredo and PugHearts was called to come help. She made the long journey to Houston where it was clear something wasn’t quite right. At the vet it was discovered that Winnie was severely anemic and suffering from a tick borne illness known as Anaplasmosis. Doxycycline was immediately started to help get her healthy again. After almost a week at our Vet and on meds, Winnie’s numbers improved enough to go to her foster home.

Winnie has old hip and pelvic fractures consistent with being hit by a car. The fractures are too old to try to repair and don’t seem to cause her any pain, and is really only noticeable when she’s moving fast. She walks, runs and hops with no issue, occasionally picking up her back leg to skip every now and then, and she sometimes just looks like a little bunny rabbit in the backyard.

Thankfully Winnie is heartworm negative and will be ready for her forever home following her spay. Winnie is tiny, at only 12 pounds, but don’t let her size fool you. She is a bossy hot mess express times 10, and will tell you exactly what she thinks. Her brown eyes are absolutely gorgeous and when she looks at you she will melt your heart. Winnie does well with other dogs and gets along with everyone here at her foster home, but could also do fine as an only dog. Winnie does have dry eye and will need eye drops for life to keep those beautiful brown eyes shiny and working. Her old injuries don’t cause her any pain but I recommend a joint supplement for life.

YertlePH ID: #7089
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YvonnePH ID: #7076
Introducing Foster Yvonne (Medical Hold) to PugHearts. This sweet lady was found wondering the streets of Louisiana and comes to us with a laundry list of issues.

Yvonne is 10 years old and super petite at 12 lbs. She has audible breathing and we suspect both stenotic nares and elongated soft palate, but that is not where most of her discomfort comes from. This poor girl has a raging UTI - her sample contained stones, bacteria and both red and white blood cells making her urine brown in color. Likely related is her sunken vulva with sores.

First order of business is a proper bath because the whole lower part of the body is urine stained and the smell is overwhelming. I have no idea how this could have happened, but basically she is visibly yellow from the waist down - you can see how much more yellow her back leg is compared to the rest of her body even in this photo.

She has a corneal mass on her right eye, which caused her to lose most of her vision in that eye; however, her other one makes up for it just fine so she knows where the boys are when they need some bossing around. We will monitor the mass for now, should we notice any discomfort, the eye will be removed.

Unfortunately, we have noticed some ataxia in her hind limbs. We will be doing detailed x-rays when she is under to get to the bottom of her impaired coordination. Her hips are very painful and she is on pain management now. We will be adding a joint supplement to her regimen also to help her as much as we can. She is unreliable with her restroom and we are not sure if this is caused solely by the UTI or if there is an additional cause, potentially spinal disease. We are keeping her in diapers for the time being to keep her as clean and dry as possible so her sores can resolve.

She could really use some positive thoughts right now because she has a very long road to recovery ahead of her.

ZacharyPH ID: #7074
Let's Welcome Foster Zachary to PugHearts!! He was surrendered to a shelter close to New Orleans. You want to talk about a 1 yr old who has not had one accident the house ??? And he s heartworm Negative!

Plus, drum roll please, is in good health with no medication needed (besides Heartgard!!

He just needs a Neuter, Nares and Soft Palate Surgery which will be done all at once, and he will be ready to adopt!!