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Friday, August 20, 2010

Pug Friday - DFW Pug Rescue

Hello and Happy Pug Friday Everyone. Sorry for a delayed Pug Friday, I had a lot of issues loading pictures today. This week I am proud to feature yet another very deserving Pug Rescue the DFW Pug Rescue.

DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., (DFWPRC) was incorporated in July 1997 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation for the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, mistreated, or homeless pugs in Texas.
DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with Federal Tax Exemption as a public charity under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. DFWPRC is the largest pug rescue organization in the United States and has rescued and placed over 5,000 huggable, squeezable, absolutely adorable pugs — we rescue approximately 10 pugs a week.

We rescue ALL pugs regardless of age or medical condition. Since we rescue ALL pugs, our veterinary care is our biggest on-going expense and we average approximately $150,000 a year in veterinary expenses. This amount is after our veterinary care clinics provide deep discounts. 100% of all funds donated to DFW Pug Rescue are used to pay for Veterinary care.
All pugs rescued by DFWPRC are taken immediately to the vet where they are examined, tested (and treated) for heartworm, vaccinated, sterilized, and rabies shots administered before being placed in a foster or permanent home.

Let's take a look at just a handful of the needy pugs waiting on their forever home.

Big Tex

Age: 10
Gender: Male
Big Tex is a sweetheart of a dog. He may be 10 years old, but he is able-bodied and loves to play tug-of-war with his toys. He doesn't see too well but he gets around fine. He can't hear too well, but that just helps him sleep really soundly! Big Tex prefers to be on the floor instead of in the bed (very un-pug-like). But he does like to be near you when you are home. He gets along great with other dogs. He is 100% housebroken. He probably would not do well with small children only because he can get startled if there is a lot of activity. He will make a great companion though; he has such a sweet nature and is just a really good boy!!
Senior pugs touch a place in the heart you don't know exists until they come into your life - adopt one today, like Big Tex, and find out. The senior adoption fee will touch your heart and your wallet.

Bella Baby

Age: 6
Gender: Female

I am a healthy six year old girl who was surrendered by my previous owner, due to no fault of my own. I am staying with my foster mom now, and I like it here, but I know I need to find my own place soon. There are a lot of other puggies waiting for a place to stay. I look older in my picture than I really am because I carry the "silver" pug trait. But, I am really just six years young. I live with other dogs and even a couple of cats! I like everyone here as long as they don't try to take my toys away (there is a great toy basket here I dump over each morning)! My foster mom has been teaching me to share, and she says I am making great progress! I am trained to use a piddle pad in the house, but I also go outside (I love being out when the weather is good for me). I will be gratuating from the piddle pad soon, so I will need your help when I come live with you, but I am learning fast. I am also crate trained and I don't mind it at all. Other dogs are fine for me to live with, but I really don't need them cause I like to be the "only child" and I entertain myself. Cats are not a big deal, they don't take my toys. So, please consider me as an addition to your family!


Age: 11
Gender: Female
My name is Maya. Am I gorgeous or what?! I am a full figured old gal of about 11. You would have never guessed my age because I still can swing with the young and keep right up. I like to take my little cat naps during the day and would love to have a forever home to enjoy and lay in the morning sunshine.I get along great with people,other dogs,kids, and whatever that other hairy thing is they call a cat; I just kind of stare at it and wonder what it is then go back to my nap.I love to sit by you and watch movies and I love to eat if you could not tell. My foster mom has me in a weight loss boot camp and takes me for daily short walks. I really like to go out and stroll the neighborhood as I like all the attention I get. Do you think you could make room on your sofa for me? I promise to love you forever!By adopting Maya, you have the opportunity to change the way people think about older dogs. Please ask about Maya's reduced adoption fee and start those changes right away.


Age: 6
Gender: Male
I am a beautiful boy who loves to cuddle and am a love sponge. I want to be with you all the time and would do best in a home where someone is there alot. I like kids, rawhide bones, toys, cushy, cushy beds and chewies. I have the most beautiful coat! I am 6 years old and I am housetrained. I don't like cats much and I am the Alpha dog. (Who wouldn't be with these looks, lol!!) I am waiting and watching for my forever family. Please hurry!

Age: 3
Gender: Male
My name is Romero! I am about 3 years old. I love to play, love children, and I get along with other dogs. I am working on housetraining and am doing great but will need reinforcement in my new home. I can run fast and toys are my favorite pasttime. I also love to snuggle with you and prefer to sleep with you but I am also crate trained. I would love to have a forever family to take summer vacation with. How about it? Please ask for little 17lb me!

Ms. Lulu
Age: 3-4
Gender: Female
Hi, I'm Lulu and I've been enjoying my new life with my new foster family, free to run and play for the first time since I can remember! I spent all of my life in a tiny crate until I came to DFW Pug Rescue, so my back knees are injured on both of my legs. Instead of running like other pugs, I hop like a bunny because my knees don't bend properly. The doctor said I will need surgery on both of my knees so I can live a regular, healthy life. I am only 4 years old and weigh 12 pounds so I have a lot of adventures ahead of me! Hopping around doesn't stop me from playing with my foster sisters and exploring. I get along well with other dogs, and kitties I just ignore. I am a little afraid of men, until they gain my trust, but I am a super snuggler with foster mom. It's my job to wake her up every morning with kisses and I talk to her about all my big plans for the day. My foster mom says I would do best in a home without children. After you take a peek at my picture, you will be wanting to fill out an adoption application right away, so hurry up, peeps will be lining up for me because I'm a super cutey!
Mai Tai

Age: 5
Gender: Male
Hey there, my name’s Mai Tai and I am mighty eager to get a forever home! I was sick for a while, but the great folks at DFW Pug Rescue took me to the doctor and I am well now, and feeling great.
I am all boy, and love, love, love to play and take walks and sit on the couch with my foster mom when she watches television. I am sweet and well-behaved, even though I haven’t had a lot of training yet, and I am smart, too.
I hope that if you are reading this, you will check out my handsome profile and think about adopting me!

Age: 3
Gender: Male
Hello my name is Dawgins. I am a male 3 year old Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix), and I weigh about twelve pounds. I am very well behaved. I have great manners and I am very polite. At night, I sleep in a crate and I don't make a peep. It is ok if you want me to sleep on the bed because I would love that! My foster says I get an "A+" on housetraining, and I am doing very well. I get along with other dogs just fine, and I ignore the cats. I can be very playful and silly, but I also know how to settle down and just hang out with the family. By the way, I love kids! I like to cuddle with kids and hang out on their laps when they watch TV. Actually, I will hang out on anybody's lap! It is my favorite thing. When you come home after being gone all day, I run around and do my "happy dance" because I am so glad you are home! My foster Mom says I am an "easy keeper". So, if your lap is empty, put my name on your application! I can't wait to go to go home with you!


Hello! My name is Socks! I am so ready to find my home sweet home!! I was here before my first owners adopted me last year, but due to some financial difficulties they had to let me go so I am back again. I am very laid back and enjoy doing all the normal things a pug does. I eat, sleep, and cuddle very well! I also have a few tricks up my socks! I can sit and stay on command...but I do accept tips in the form of treats! I am house trained and crate trained too! Come see me and take me home soon!!
If you're in the Dallas area and you are willing and able to open your heart and your house to one of these lil puggies, please do. If you can't bring another dog into your home, but your heartstrings are pulled...please feel free to donate or virtually adopt one of these lil guys.
Happy Pug Friday
If you have a Pug Rescue that you want featured please leave a comment or email me at leavingandloving@gmail.com.


kjpugs said...

YAY DFW PUG RESCUE!!!!! Socks is so cute, I love the little "socks!"

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