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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AikoPH ID: #6496
Aiko is a sweet tiny 4 year old just ready to open up to the world! She’s very quiet, never barks or cries. She’s working on potty training and trusting new people. She’ll make the perfect pet for a patient and loving family.

AlanaPH ID: #6480
Alana is a 5 year old, 11 lb. girl full of sweetness. She traveled all the way from China to find her forever home. She loves to be held and prefers a human lap over a dog bed any day. She is quiet but is showing more and more personality every day. She loves toys, especially toys she can chew on. She gets along with other dogs but really loves her space. She is working on potty training but still does not trust grass. She will get her nares and possible soft palate done on 2/11. She loves to sleep curled beside you in the big bed and follow you around everywhere. She is a very loving velcro little girl.

AlliePH ID: #4556
Welcome Allie to PugHearts, she is a beautiful 12 years young winky. Allie is a bit hard of hearing but once she gets you in her sights she will be your shadow, unless you walk by a comfy dog bed, then she’s down for a nap! Allie has some much needed dental work that is going to be handled December 29th. Because of her dental it has taken a couple days to find the food she is comfy eating. She has not had any accidents in the house, take her outside to powder her nose and she does her business and ready to come back inside.

If your wanting a laid back super senior this girl fits the bill!

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

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

AndrewPH ID: #6417
Andrew was found wandering the streets and picked up bya kind person.  We guess he is about five to seven years old.  He is definitely a velcro pug and loves to be with you as much a possible.  His tongue sticks our just a bit all the time but does not interfere with his eating or drinking.  Andrew crates well and is super good with kids.  He is scheduled for neuter in December and should be ready after that.  We are still working on the marking in the house but he's making progress ans it should improve with his neuter.  He is an easy going, loving dog that would make a great addition to any family.

AnnaPH ID: #6418
Anna is a very pale fawn 3 year old female found as a stray by a Good Samaritan who contacted PugHearts.

She is very quiet and sweet, and though timid at first, but will perk up and run around the yard, wagging her tail and mingling with any pugs and people present. Also in typical pug fashion, she loves food and treats. She has decent leash manners and is also a champion at outside potties, even in the rain!! She crates well but I think would also do well left out. She has shown no interest in toys yet. She does give the occasional comical exposed underbite grin. She is such an easy girl to live with, and pleasant to all who meet her, once she warms up to them. Anna will need someone who can love her to confidence, and continue this pampered life she should always have known.

Anna is heartworm negative, and we're treating some minor intestinal and skin issues. She will be home ready after spay, toward the end of 2/2021. Meantime follow her updates on Facebook and Instagram.

AnyePH ID: #6473
Anye is a 5 year old girl that comes to us all the way from China. Her life has been beyond turbulent. She was a breeding machine at first and once she was no longer in desirable age she was destined for the meat market. Everything changed for her when an amazing rescue in China saved her life and started working with American rescues to get her out. She was one of the 21 pugs brought over by PugHearts in early January of 2021.

Despite her rough life her spirit is not broken in the slightest. She loves toys, other dogs but above all her humans. We call her happy bunny because she has the softest fur I have ever felt and she just hops around happily all day. Because this is her first experience of ever being in a house we are working on potty training but to our absolute delight she loves her crate and never has an accident in it.

As far as her health is concerned, she came to us with a UTI and some fold dermatitis but both are resolving nicely. She does have dry eyes and will need drops for life. She has some mild vision impairment but gets around just fine. Her paws are deformed forever from living in a crate with no bottom so they appear swollen all the time, not that it stops her from hopping. She does have luxating patellas in both her back legs so she is a bit bow legged, it honestly just adds to her charm. She will need her nares and soft palate corrected which is scheduled for February 16th. Once that is completed, this girl is ready for the one last move, to a home that will love her until the end of her days.

Whoever ends up with this sunshine of a girl will have something truly special. Until then we will love on her a little extra to try to make up for what she's been through.

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

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

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

From his foster family:

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

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

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

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

BeansPH ID: #5775
Beans is a 14 year old pug who loves 3 things: eating, sleeping, and eating again. He came to PugHearts a tad overweight at 26 pounds, but he has shed 2 pounds so far. He loves soft toys and is quite the character. Beans has had successful surgery to rid him of bladder stones, so he must stay on a restrictive diet to avoid a re-occurrence. He also has an old injury to his left eye and has no vision in it. Beans is a sedentary fellow who is happy with a low key lifestyle. He is happiest when he knows where you are and will especially follow you if you make your way into the kitchen....his favorite room. Beans sleeps in his own bed and is house trained. He gets along with other dogs and ignores the cat. Mr. Beans, as I refer to him, is a total sweetheart who is looking for a quiet home for his retirement years.

BellePH ID: #6432
Belle is a small black girl who loves to cuddle. She was brought to PugHearts from the animal shelter, but doesn’t let that stop her. She is 2 years old, well suited to a family, and very energetic with her love. She is heartworm positive and go through heartworm treatment prior to adoption.

Belle adoption pending and will be adopted by her foster family once her heartworm treatment is completed.

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

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

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

BonitaPH ID: #6485
Introducing Foster Bonita. This sweet girl comes to us all the way from China! She is a lovely little fawn female who is 5 years old and weighs about 15 pounds. She is doing well for all that she has been through. She loves FOOD, snuggles, FOOD, napping, playing, FOOD, treats, attention and FOOD! She is not yet house broken, but is trying hard to get the hang of it. She does not seem terribly interested in stuffed toys, but absolutely loves playing with a squeaky ball! We are working on house manners, potty training and recognizing her new name. She is extremely sweet and good natured and full of pug love.

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

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

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

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

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

CaritaPH ID: #6491
Once upon a time, in the far east, there was a beautiful princess named Wo Wo. She was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer and sold into slavery. One day Wo Wo was rescued by a kind woman and kept hidden until safe transport to another land could be arranged.

Wo Wo’s name was changed to Carita so the evil sorcerer would not be able ever find her.

Carita is now living in the witness protection program pretending to be a foster dog with PugHearts. She is 3-4 yrs old, spayed, heartworm negative, and weighs 13-14 pounds.

CarltonPH ID: #6499
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CarterPH ID: #6429
Carter is a handsome black male with a white Diamond on his chest. He had both his big boy surgery and nares done. Carter is working on not marking in the house and has no problem wearing a belly band. At the present time he appears to have a few allergies and his foster mom is helping him through the issues. Carter loves to snuggle and play with children, cats, and dogs. He will soon be adopted by his foster parents.

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

• Emaciation

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

• Severe dry eye; resulting blindness

• Severe heart worm positive

• Intestinal parasites, yeast, and bacteria

• Profound dental disease

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

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

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

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

ChicoPH ID: #6500
Please welcome Foster Chico to PugHearts. Chico came to PugHearts as an owner surrender through no fault of his own. Chico is an adorable, low-riding 4-year-old pug mix looking for his very own happily ever after. We were told he’s a Chug, but there might be a little bit of Puggle or something else mixed in there. His front paws have the most adorable “turned out” stance, so maybe he’s training to be a dancer?

So far, Chico is getting along well with his foster siblings as well as the kids and people in his foster home. He’s a little shy and reserved, so we’re looking forward to seeing him come out of his shell once he gets a little more comfortable. He has been doing excellent with his house manners but does like to climb. Chico sleeps well in his crate overnight and has been a pretty chill and calm houseguest so far. We know he needs to gain some weight and go for his neuter, but we’ll know more about any other medical needs once he sees our vet for his intake exam. If you’re looking for a sweet and chill companion, with adorably large ears, Chico may be your perfect match!

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

I am 9 years old, heartworm negative and healthy.

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


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

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

DesiPH ID: #6497
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ElmerPH ID: #6374
Please welcome Foster Elmer!

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

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

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

1. heartworm+

2. ehrlichia (blood condition)

3. ear infection

4. conjunctivitis and dry eye

5. yeasty skin

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

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

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

EshaPH ID: #6489
Esha is a dream girl! Esha is 3yrs old, heartworm negative and healthy! She comes to PugHearts as a rescue from China and loves living in America. She is playful and sassy, she is confident but not a bully, and she loves meal time! Esha would be an amazing companion - she is at ease and goes well with the flow of the house. She will also be a velcro pug to her person! She has house manners and has the cutest little bark that she only shares occasionally! Esha is a love.

FaronPH ID: #6470
Faron is a 6-year-old fawn Male who made it to PugHearts from a shelter in China. He is heartworm negative and will be available after several procedures in late January or February 2021. He is crate trained and is working on his house training. He gets along well and is learning to play with his other friends at the home. Faron has settled in nicely after his long trip to Houston. He is a typical pug, in that he follows you around, begs when you are eating and naps a lot. He has an extremely soft coat and a soft little bark as well. He wants to be your lap dog!

FemiPH ID: #6495
Hi, Femi here! I just came from China, and I’m starting my pampered life here in the United States. I’m a cute, tiny, 4 year old girl. Crate-trained, wonderful with my foster pug siblings, and playful are some qualities that I possess. Unfortunately, I still have to work on my potty skills. I also like to be carried around like a baby. This way, I can act like the princess that I am. For my forever family, I only have 2 requirements: they should love me unconditionally and spoil me rotten.

GiaPH ID: #6464
Gia came to us from a shelter in Corpus Christi thanks to an amazing volunteer that brought her to us. She was in pretty bad shape when we received her. She had a massive hernia that contained her small bowel, cecum, majority of her colon, uterus, and bladder. But this little fighter made it through surgery! She is recovering well and is on her way to living the life she always deserved. Despite her difficult past, Gia is the sweetest little pug. And she is very little, only about 12 pounds! This little girl LOVES food, toys, soft dog beds, and occasionally bossing her foster sisters around. Welcome to sweet life, Gia!

GinaPH ID: #6460
Gina is a 10 month old pug mix (chug). 13 lbs and all legs on this beautiful girl. She was found as a stray and PugHearts rescued her from the shelter. Gina is super sweet and loves to play with her foster brothers and sisters. She is very energetic and would do well with a family that will put time in to play and work with her to help burn off some of her puppy energy. She gets extremely excited and vocal during car rides and seeing dogs at a distance. She loves to sleep in the big bed with her human, her coat is the super soft and she will literally melt in your neck when she sleeps! Gina is 100% velcro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hank really could not be cuter, but

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

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


IndiraPH ID: #6465
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IsabellaPH ID: #5629
Isabella is a sweet girl that comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley.

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

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

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

JacintaPH ID: #6479
Jacinta means beautiful in Greek, and comes to PugHearts all the way from China. She is absolute beautiful and has the personality to match! Jacinta didn’t get the memo that she is in a new country, with new surrounding and hearing a completely different language, because she came in to her foster home adjusting almost immediately. She loves all types of toys and will play with her foster siblings whenever she can. She is so smart and figured out her place at meal time almost immediately. Bedtime is Jacinta’s absolute favorite time of the day. She gets so excited to get in the big bed, giving her foster mommy kisses and snuggling up as close as she can. Jacinta got an excellent health report from her intake exam. She does have luxating patellas and foot pad irritation like most of our China babies. Jacinta weighs 19 pounds, and has the cutest tail that sticks up in the air when she’s happy or excited. Jacinta would make a perfect addition to any home.

Jack FrostPH ID: #6455
Jack Frost comes from the Rio Grand Valley and is the most adorable lovable 5 month old puppy. He loves to chew on toys, play tug-of-war, follows his foster momma around everywhere, and demands to be in a lap whenever possible. Despite his size, he loves playing with his adult foster siblings. He is scheduled for his big boy surgery at the end of January and will then be ready for his forever home!

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

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

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

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


KayleighPH ID: #6471
Kayleigh hasn’t been with us very long, but she’s already made herself right at home. She is one of the infamous China pugs, and has not gone through her intake exam, so I don’t have a lot of information on her health yet. What I can tell you is that she is the sweetest, most loving little girl, and she absolutely loves to be with her people. She has adopted my husband as her own and will follow him from room to room just so she can lay at his feet.

She’s lived most of her life in a wire cage, so she’s still learning how to potty outside, but if you’re consistently taking her out and praising her when she potties in the appropriate place I think she’ll learn pretty quickly what’s expected of her. The wire cage has also had an impact on her poor little feet, so her foot pads are much larger than they should be. Hers are in much better shape than some of the other pugs that arrived from China, but they’re never going to look like other dogs.

Kayleigh enjoys sleeping in the big bed and is very good about sleeping through the night. She also is not an early riser, so she would be a perfect fit for a family that enjoys sleeping in on the weekend. I get up early to feed my crew (at their insistence!,) but she would rather stay in bed with her foster dad until he’s ready to get up. This is when she turns into your typical food obsessed pug! We’re still learning about what she will and won’t eat, but she’ll happily gobble down her kibble mixed with a little canned food like a champ. I like to add fruit and veggies to my girl’s meals, but Kayleigh doesn’t seem to be a fan of these extras.

Kayleigh would do best in a home where her person is retired or has the ability to work from home. She is crated when we leave the house to run errands, and she does just fine, but because she is so attached to her people it wouldn’t be fair to leave her crated for 8 hours a day. She gets along fine with my girls, but she’s much more interested in my husband, and will cry when he leaves the house. I fully expect her to become just as attached to her new person.

This little girt is going to go fast, so get those apps in!

KeefePH ID: #6468
This handsome sweetheart comes to us from China, and is estimated to be about 5 years old. He is a very quiet boy, and is slowly learning to trust that he is now safe, and loved. He loves a good belly rub, and snuggles up against his Foster Mom like velcro. He has found his favorite spots in the house where he will go lay and nap. Keefe is working on his house manners, and gets along with other the other pugs, but would be great as an only dog in a quiet home. This sweet boy wants nothing more than to be loved on and held closely to you. He has the most adorable little whimper when you hold him close, it just melts your heart. Keefe will go for his medical intake soon, and we learn more about this little love bug at that time.

KerensaPH ID: #6492
Full Description Coming Soon!

KevaPH ID: #6474
Meet Keva, meaning Beautiful, one of the precious pugs from China. She has her intake on Tuesday and we will have the medical exam information following that. She is on the smaller side, working on house manners and ADORES attention.

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

LibiPH ID: #6498
Libi is a sweet girl who has come along way in just a week. She was very timid in the beginning and would be startled easily by any quick movement or loud sound. She is starting to trust people now and not act so scared. She likes belly rubs and is starting to play with the other dogs and her foster family. She is doing well with potty training. She is starting to eat all of her food now but does need some encouragement as she can be distracted easily by the other dogs in the same room. She gets along well with other dogs. She can be crated if necessary, but so far I have seen no destructive behavior from her at all. She has started sleeping in her human’s bed along with the resident dogs. She is always ready for a treat. She hasn’t been around any children, but I feel she would do fine around considerate ones. She has seen a cat from another room and has joined in with the other dogs barking at her, but has not come in direct contact with her yet. I think she would be a great pet for a single person or with a family.

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!!

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

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!

MaxPH ID: #6487
Full Description Coming Soon!

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

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

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

MisterPH ID: #6456
Introducing foster Mister. Mister is a 12 week old puppy who comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley. He is 6 lbs of pure puggy muscle and he isn’t afraid to thrown his weight around. He loves playing with other pugs and young kids. He also loves to cuddle with his people. He will need another set of boosters and his neuter before he is ready for adoption in February.


MiyukiPH ID: #6483
Foster Miyuki, one of the pugs rescued from China, is adjusting pretty well to life in Houston! She’s still scared of new people so we will work on socializing her and helping her feel comfortable and safe. She cowers when a new person approaches or tries to pet and/or pick her up.

She definitely has the slightly deformed paws from spending most of her life standing on wire crates. She gets around just fine though and none of her feet seem to cause her any pain. She will need to have her nares done, some teeth pulled, and likely her soft palette addressed before adoption.

Despite a less than ideal start to her life, she’s so happy and loving and she will know nothing but a happy spoiled life from here on out!

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

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

NavaPH ID: #6477
Sweet little Nava is as cute as cute as a button, and the epitome of a true plug...a lot of dog in a little body! She is spunky, she is playful, and she’s a tiny ball of pug love. Nava’s comes to PugHearts as part of the 35 pugs which were rescued from China. She is working on her potty training skill and is doing great so far! Nava’s is heartworm negative and is the most friendliest and loving foster we’ve ever had. She is scheduled for surgery next week, but is already pending adoption. Nava loves to sleep late, and loves sleeping in the big bed with her foster family! And while Nava is only with us for a little while longer, we are so happy to have had the opportunity to foster this little stunner!

NefertariPH ID: #6466
Nefertari is a beautiful and fuzzy 4 year old princess. She comes from China after a tough beginning in life so she’s currently taking meds to heal her skin and a scuffed paw. She’s full of life and she is super playful. She is definitely a lover not a fighter. She is perfecting her potty manners and sleeps ok her crate at night. She wasn’t sure about the new hoomans fosters initially but after cheese bribings she is loving America. Nefertari already is pending adoption after getting her nares surgery early next month.

NikkiPH ID: #6428
Nikki is a 3 year old pug mix that came to PugHearts from a shelter in The Valley. We believe Nikki is a Pug-Beagle Mix, better known as a Puggle. Unfortunately Nikki came in to rescue already pregnant too. On Christmas Eve she gave birth to 5 healthy puppies. Nikki is the most loving little girl. She loves belly rubs, chew toys and sunning on the patio. She gets along great with her foster siblings, and is great with children too. She has impeccable house manners and hardly barks. Nikki won’t be ready for adoption until she can be spayed, which will be about 12 weeks after delivery. She is such a good mommy to her babies that were all named for the cold day they were born on. Stay tuned! Introductions will be soon for Paloma, Lumi, Neve, Cole and Crystal.

NolanPH ID: #6447
Nolan is a 2 year old brindle boy. He came not knowing what to do with a toy or a dog bed. Instead of jumping up on the couch and snuggling with his foster mom and foster siblings, he would lay on the hard floor under the recliner chair. After one week he has became a totally different dog. He plays hard, he sleeps in the big bed, he snuggles on the couch! He is amazing with his potty manners. He is VERY vocal and lets everyone know when he wants to play with a toy someone else is playing with, and he sits so pretty for treats. He is the most beautiful boy inside and out.

Adoption Pending

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her spirit and will are incredible.

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

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

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

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

Medical hold and then pending adoption with his foster Mom.

OttoPH ID: #6083
Occasionally, non-pugs come into PugHearts rescue, and Otto is one of those. We rescued him after he suffered a broken pelvis—but today, you'd hardly know he was ever injured. He is a smart and energetic 3-year-old corgi/terrier mix. Otto loves to go on brisk walks and play ball. He knows several commands, sleeps well in his own bed, is 100% house trained, doesn't shed much, tolerates nail trims well, and likes relaxing near his people. He loves carrying his toys and chewies around the house. He is looking for a home with no small children that can help channel his energy in fun ways. Otto will do best with people who can walk him at least twice a day. He prefers to get to know new people on his own terms, rather than having strangers approach him, so a low-traffic home would suit him well.

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

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

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

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

PhilaPH ID: #6494
PPhila is sweet and calm 3yr old girl that loves everyone. She enjoys rolling over for belly rubs and giving kisses for attention. Phila is working on potty training and gaining her confidence. She loves her crate, but really enjoys sleeping in the big bed. She is making great progress every day and is looking for a family that will continue to nurture her.

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

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.

PrudencePH ID: #6452
Please welcome Prudence to PugHearts! Pru is 13 years old and an owner surrender. She needed medical care for a UTI (completed) and is scheduled to have a dental and nares surgery in January. Pru has limited vision, but learned quickly how to get around her foster home. Eye drops will be required daily for her dry eye.

This sweet girl is house-trained, but needs regular potty breaks during the day. She sleeps through the night in a crate with no issues but also enjoys sleeping in big bed with a human. Her favorite activity is napping, but meal times are a second favorite. Pru will do well in a quiet home.

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


RupinPH ID: #6467
Rupin is 5 yrs old and heartworm negative! He will have to have hernia surgery repair and possible soft palate surgery. He is such a cuddle Pug, loves his humans and has starting to play with toys. He loves everyone he meets and has yet to bark. Gets along great with other dogs and has no aggression. Rupin just wants love and we are still working on what a kiss is. He is one of the China Pugs and his feet are webbed which was caused by being in a wire crate for so long, the damage is done and irreversible. We are working on potty training which has become a bit better but still has accidents which is understandable and may be awhile till he fully understand the concept of outside. i use a translator app on some words so he can understand me but it seems he is picking up on English and what dog doesn't know the language of food? No aggression on food or others ,he loves his human and loves the outdoors but his favorite place is the couch and bed.


RustyPH ID: #6459
Rusty is truly a wonderful fellow. You can tell what he wants most is to be with his humans all day long. He loves to just chill and watch TV, or follow you to the kitchen, restroom, or wherever. He really loves his walks, thoroughly sniffing everything in his path. Rusty gets along just fine with our other dog, and now they nap together on the sofa. Rusty is eight years old and has mild arthritis, but you wouldn’t know that if you watch him gallop through grass and trees as he catalogs his outside environment and finds his perfect spot. Rusty is a real sweetheart who just wants a home with people who love him.

RykerPH ID: #6462
Ryker comes to PugHearts after living his entire 2 years of life outside in a dog house. Unfortunately, because of that Ryker is already Heartworm positive and will need to undergo treatment prior to adoption. He is a beautiful big muscular boy that is slowly adjusting to life as an inside and very well loved pug. Ryker weighs 25lbs but is sure he’s a lap dog. He’s enjoying his new life, sleeping in the big bed every night and giving his foster mommy lots of kisses. We are working on boundaries and house training which is sometimes difficult for an outside dog, but Ryker is doing amazing and has been without a belly band for the past 5 days. He’s learned that everyone has a place at mealtimes, and he goes into his crate with no coaxing at all. It’s hard to find Ryker without a stuffed toy in his mouth, and he’ll bring them to bed with him too. He loves playing with his foster siblings. Ryker will do best in an active home that will allow him to burn off some of that puppy energy he has!

SenaPH ID: #6472
Sena came to PugHearts from China. She traveled many, many miles, but this girl has made herself right at home. She is 4 years old, 2-3 lbs. overweight, super soft, playful, loves toys and Nyla bones, sleeps all night in our human bed, and likes to give kisses. She is very interested in food and tries to get into the trash can, but we are working on that. She is not food aggressive, but does want to eat everyone's food, so we separate her when feeding. She would do best in a home with a playmate, human or canine. She does bite hard during play, so that is another behavior we are working on. She will have nares and palate surgery to help with breathing.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ShinerPH ID: #6450
Shiner is an spunky 11 year old owner surrender that made his way to PugHearts with his older brother Tank. After careful consideration and evaluation we have concluded that they are not bonded and can be adopted separately. Shiner is in amazing health, receiving a perfect report from his intake exam and requires no medicines. Shiner only has eyes for his person, and those eyes of his are beautiful! He does well with other dogs, cats and children. His absolute favorite thing is to sleep on a pillow next to his person in the big bed at night. He is doing great on house training, and doesn’t mind voicing his opinion when things aren’t going his way. Shiner will make a perfect addition to any home!

SilasPH ID: #6012

SkipperPH ID: #4823
Skipper is a BIG boy!! He came to PugHearts around 35 pounds and with a little green bean diet he is a svelte 32 pounds and healthy! Yes you heard right, 32 pounds and healthy. He is a big pug so he can carry his weight well. He is estimated to be around 10 years old. He is laid back and loves to be with his people. He thinks he is a lapdog and will take advantage of any moment given to sit by you. Medically he is pretty healthy as well. He is already neutered and just had a dental that resulted in only a few lost teeth. He is currently on eyedrops twice daily and that will be for the rest of his life. He had a small mass removed from his back leg that we suspect to be Mast Cell Tumor and are currently waiting on pathology. Typically MCT can be treated very easily with daily Benadryl. Sometimes it doesn't work but the odds are in his favor! Skipper will make a home very happy!

SpartacusPH ID: #6454
Spartacus is a twelve year old owner surrender. He’s started out crying day and night. The last two days and nights he has not cried. One night he slept with me and last night he didn’t. Sparky as I call him does eat real well and goes outside to do his business. He seems to get along with other dogs. Sparky has the softest hair, likes to be held and petted. I haven’t gotten a kiss yet but it’s coming

SukiPH ID: #6493
Full Description Coming Soon!

SybilPH ID: #5638
Sybil comes to us from Mississippi

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

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

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

TeganPH ID: #6482
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TessPH ID: #5501
Sweet Tess is an 11 year old female with spinal issues. She was surrendered due to changes in her family.

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


TessaPH ID: #6132

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TitanPH ID: #6423
Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest natural satellite in the Solar b and this little guy named Titan is trying to let everyone know that he is large and in charge. At only 4-5 months of age, he has a huge personality and wakes up everyone in the household with an active play agenda. His pug smile is contagious and so are the adorable ears. He is not potty trained. He is not crate trained. He is not obedient. He is all that a puppy could and should be right now. He is very active, quick on his feet and skillful at hiding when he wants to. He makes a gentle impression everywhere he goes (a dental impression). He is fawn and waiting for his big boy surgery. His adorable personality will get him through the challenging months of puppyhood.

TobyPH ID: #6458
Toby is a 10 year old pug mix. He found himself in need of rescue after suffering the loss of his owner. Toby is so sweet and lovable. He weighs approximately 12 lbs. He does have spondylosis and collapsed disc spaces throughout his thoracic and lumbar spine and is on a pain medication. He is very active, loves the outdoors and chasing and playing with his foster brother and sisters. He walks well on a leash, follows commands ’stop, no, come’ and most importantly will go to the door and bark to let his foster mom know he needs to go outside to go potty. If you are looking for a best friend, snuggle buddy, love bug, lap dog, Toby is it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just look at his precious face!

TovePH ID: #6476
Tove is one of 21 China pugs flown courtesy of PugHearts to LAX, then driven to Houston by our team of stellar volunteers.


She is about 4, but is set for vetting next week, so I'll share my observations in our short time together, for now:


She is physically pug exquisite. That classic flat face and cinna-tail serve as bookends to her sturdy, 17 pound body. She has a longer, smutty coat with lots of thick, black tipped hair. *Warm in the winter.


She DEVOURS her food. No hunger strike danger here. Trying carrots and blueberries today. *Branching out.


She ADORES stuffies. Add this morning's first Nylabone. *Chews with joy. *Buy me toys.


Her vision has limits, but not totally blind. *You lead me.


Emotionally, she will need more patience. She longs for human touch and companionship; she will anxiously spin at various times, but when she settles, her little head just melts in your hand. *Pic for heart melting in comments.


House training will be a process, and will require attentiveness and consistency. I walk her to the grass on leash, and reward for every potty rendered there. *Help me learn to be a house pug.


Tove would do best with someone retired or who works from home, and ideally has other dogs she can cue off. *Keep me company; show me the way to your pug heart.


Check back after 1/20/21 for health and availability stats, and follow Tove's progress on Facebook and Instagram.

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

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

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

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

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

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

UlanniPH ID: #6469
Ulanni is one of the adorable pugs from China. She loves snuggles and I can see her being a velcro pug, especially if you’re the one giving her food. She has a little sass and it’s entertaining to watch! She loves to play with toys but tires quickly. Although she cannot walk fast and the cement can make her uncomfortable, she loves to sniff the grass and flowers. She has the zoomies occasionally, especially after eating, but besides that she loves to nap on you or at least close to you on the floor. She is learning house training but is picking up quickly that she gets treats for going outside on the grass rather than a pee pad inside, and she is VERY food-motivated. Her breathing sounds like a pig, and it’s so adorable. That being said, the vet will look further at her nares and palate. Ulanni also will need a dental. Other issues that need to be addressed and are currently being tested/monitored are: current GI infection, enlarged lymph nodes, and an abnormal eye that has chronic discharge and may need to be removed.

Despite all this, she just LOVES being around humans and has began snuggling with her foster sister. At times she may get overwhelmed if there are a lot of dogs and a lot going on, but she has been a sweetheart in our home. She’s also teeny tiny, at about 13 lb, so it’s so easy to have her in your lap while you work. She is precious.

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

WilburPH ID: #6486
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YoshiePH ID: #6481
Hi, I’m Yoshie and my name means beautiful in Japanese. I’m learning how to get around FoMo’s house and yard. You see I was born blind. My eyes are shrunken and don't work. FoMo claps her hands so I can follow the sound. We are working on this potty outside thing. And I’m getting better at it. We went in for my vet check and I’m healthy for the most part, just will have surgery February 12 to repair an umbilical hernia and have my nares done. Possibly at a later date, have my eyes removed. I also have luxating patella, but I can walk just fine. FoMo says I'm just a sweetheart. I love cuddling up with FoMo And FODAD. I can be a little wiggly when picked up but once you get my feet supported I know all is ok. Oh and did I tell you I loves my food and treats. Yes I get treats but FoMo says I can’t have too many cause I’m a petite little lady of 15 lbs and I don’t need to gain any weight I’m just right for my size. I will be ready for adoption in a little while so get your apps in now. Well it’s nap time catch you later.

ZachPH ID: #6440
Zach is a happy 2 year old boy with lots of energy and love to give! He’s in pretty good health and will likely just need a neuter before moving onto his forever home. Zach loves to play with his foster siblings, toys, and run around the backyard. We are working on housebreaking, walking on a leash and some basic obedience. He has a family waiting for him pending his neuter after the holidays.