If you follow me on Twitter then you know that my mother is in the hospital. She's ok but it appears that she has an infection associated with 1 of her implants that were inserted after her reconstructive surgery. For those of you that don't know, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, luckily we caught it at Stage 1 but due to our family history she chose to have a double mastectomy. This past Thanksgiving she had her reconstructive surgery from the mastectomy.
She had the exploratory surgery today and they removed the implant. She is doing okay and will hopefully be released tomorrow afternoon.
Luckily, the Jetplanes were planning on going back to Illinois this weekend to visit Mr's family and head on up to Chicago for a friends wedding. So I will get to drive down to my parents and hang out with my mama on Friday.
So in the meantime....I'll be taking a lil break. So unfortunately, there won't be a Pug Friday. Sorry guys...too busy, but I'll be back with vengeance :)
All pugs are placed in foster care with dedicated volunteers for evaluation and vet-work, which includes: shots, spaying/neutering and treatment for any illnesses, if necessary. We've had many come through with heartworms, knee/hip problems, eye problems, broken limbs etc. We will treat all that is reasonably possible as long as the pug is not suffering. Due to the never ending vet bills, our adoption fee is $250 (donations are also gladly accepted).
Potential adopters (after interviews) will sign an adoption contract stating if for any reason the new home does not work out, SEPRA will be notified and the pug will be returned to us. Southeast Pug Rescue rescues for the life of the pug. If the pug is returned to us within 3 weeks, the adopter will receive a full refund of the adoption fee. Please note, we do not ship our dogs. If you live out of state, we expect you to make arrangements to pick up your adopted new friend.
SEPRA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Hi, we are 2 special 3 yr old pugs that are with SEPRA now because our mom became very ill and could no longer take care of us. We really need to stay together because we are very attached. We are a little overweight but other than that we are perfect, great with kids, other dogs, housetrained, very sweet, playful but not wild, and healthy! My name is CRASH (different huh?) my mom was in a car accident they day she got me so she named me Crash. My sister's name is Latte, obviously, mom loved coffee and Latte is the color of a Latte Mocha drink so I am told. We have transitioned quickly and are ready for our new home!
Hi, my name is Ernie and I am looking for a new home. My mom moved to NYC and that is not the place for me! I am easy going but playful. I am currently the only dog but would do fine with another dog also. My grandparents would love to keep me but they travel a lot so I end up at the kennel and I would much prefer to be at home! I am 6 yrs old, healthy and ready to meet my new family. I am totally housetrained and would love a fenced yard but it is not required. I would prefer not to be left alone all day if possible. AND I request a minimum of 2 doggie beds in the house! As you can see, I am super easy and ready to go.
My story begins with a kind family who surrendered me to SEPRA because my medical needs were too much for them to bear. For years my allergies have controlled my body. My skin has suffered tremendous stress. I feel bad, and I look worse. My new Vet has examined me, and he explains my condition in this way ---More than likely, I was born with these allergies. My condition got worse as time went on and no treatment given. Over the years, my old skin rash would scab over, a new rash would occur under these, causing a buildup of nasty bacteria and fungus that lived beneath my scabs. Because of this, my skin looks and feels like tough leather. And if you think my skin looks bad, the smell is 10 times worse. My Doctor has put me on a strong antibiotic and anti-fungal medicine. My ears have to be treated separately, because they have thick puss inside, and we need to do our best to save my ear drums. My sight is limited, and Dr Toole estimates that I will have about 30% of my sight. My daily baths take upwards to 1 hour to scrape all the leathery scabs off. I'm resting comfortably now, and I enjoy sitting in the sun. I'm a sweet little girl that's 8 years old. I'm really high maintenance right now, and will continue to be so for some time. I appreciate that my family thought enough of me to surrender me to such a wonderful Organization. SEPRA will love and care for me, giving me 100% of their time and effort to make me well again. I go back to the Vet in 2 weeks for more tests. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Best Regards, Bonnie
Yeah that's right, if you didn't know already I'm a COLTS fan. I already expressed my disbelief and disgust at Victoria's Secret and their new NFL line. I mean come on VS, no Colts love, no Saints love...ummm what the hell.
But no fear my dear friends... Last season I was happy to find that Old Navy had quite a selection of NFL gear. Not all of it was in women sizes but you could easily find it in Mens or children's. This year is no different. Check it out here . I will definitely be ordering this tshirt and the sweatshirt that goes along with it.
Who's got 2 thumbs and ready to spend her Sundays watching football and drinking beer....THIS GIRL!!!
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This is the first time fellow F15e classmates of Mr. Jetplane are getting deployed soon. If we would have stayed in NC this could have been his squadron. It could be him deploying.
This deployment makes everything feel very real. I know I say that alot but its an odd feeling to have and to explain. This deployment means Mr's deployment is one huge step closer to happening. Its there in the back of my mind on my mental calendar. Counting down the months till he's gone, till he's home, and how we might be able to have a baby somewhere in between that time. Its an overwhelming thought, its a sad realization that you have to consider... you may be planning on having a baby and being pregnant knowing your husband wouldn't be there (or even in the country) during the majority of your pregnancy. But that's where I find myself today...and I know I'm not the only one.
But enough about me...pray for a safe and speedy return for these guys and gals.
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.
Let's take a look at just a handful of the needy pugs waiting on their forever home.
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.
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!
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!!
This morning I finished my last workout of my repeated Week 2. I don't like it, well let me re-phrase, I don't like running at all, but I feel my endurance building and that's a great feeling.
Unfortunately Mr hurt himself mountain biking last week so he hasn't been running with me in the mornings so that makes me even more proud that I have gotten up on my own.
How are you all doing with C to 5K?
and that really pissed me off...
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization (permit #P11-001005) committed to helping all needy Pugs in the states of Indiana and Kentucky. We work to find both abandoned, as well as surrendered Pugs, loving, forever homes in which they can live out the rest of their lives. KPR does not have a central facility where Pugs can be visited. Each rescued Pug lives with a foster family until they can be placed in an adoptive home.
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue is closed to incoming dogs. Our hearts are aching, knowing there are pugs that need us, and we cannot help. The number of pugs being turned over to us has increased dramatically in the last few months. Our resources, both foster homes and money, have been stretched beyond our limit, and in order to continue to care for the dogs already in the rescue, we must close to incoming pugs. We will do everything we can to find other rescues to help those pugs that we cannot.
So let's see if we can help this organization out and get some of these cutie pies a forever home. They most definitely deserve it.
Let's take a look at just SOME of the puggies that are available for adoption TODAY!
Pugsley Pugsley is good with human kids and kids with fur. He is not a barker, but will throw in his 2 cents every now and then. He doesn’t mind being crated at all, which is good because he is still working on proper bathroom behavior. Overall he does well pottying outside and just needs some reinforcement. He does not enjoy a bath, but does love to be brushed. He is a great pug that loves attention. He is believed to be somewhere around the age of 2 years old. Adoption Donation - $275
Holly (# 763) is a beautiful, sweet, loving little pug that is approximately 4-5 years old. She is known in her foster home as the “Ninja Pug” because she blends into the furniture! A bit of a loner, Holly does fine with other dogs, but would do just as well in a home as an “only child". Holly is a little bit of a "low rider" since she is shorter then the average pug. She is housebroken and is very cooperative about going outside even in bad weather to do her business. Diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Holly is on two medications that she will require the rest of her life to manage the condition. Additionally, Holly has one back leg slightly longer then the other. While this does not cause her any pain, it does make her seem unsteady on her feet at times. Holly is an unassuming little girl and wants nothing more than to be loved. She loves to lay right by you and is quite affectionate and willing to give you all the kisses you handle! If you can find it in your heart to welcome Holly into your family, the love she gives you in return will be more then you could have ever imagined.Adoption Donation - $275
Hi my name is Molly (#1020) and I’m 8 years old. When the nice people at KPR took me to the vet, they found out that I have a heart condition. This means that I need to be on low blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life. My foster mom says that I am doing really well on my new medicine. I hope that you can overlook this small infirmity because I am such a lovable and sweet girl. I really like to be on the couch with my foster mom and dad. I get along with other dogs and I don’t have any problems with cats. I sure hope that you’ll consider giving me a forever home.
Adoption Donation: $225
Maxwell (# 737) is smart, active, and curious. His energy level is that of a puppy, but he is 9 years old (birthday is 11-21-00). This is one happy boy! He runs and plays with the other pug in the home and is the life of the party. He likes to play outside and just enjoys himself whatever he is doing. Recently he has taken to golf. His barking at golfers in the yard (his foster family lives on the 1st hole of a golf course!) and barking at the Golf Channel finally caught the attention of his foster dad. Since he has expressed an interest in golf he has been taken out on the golf course for a few holes. This playful pug also loves taking walks, playing tug of war, and chasing a ball. When it is time to come inside then he will tuck his tail and pout. He is the sweetest, funniest little guy.
This pug has been spoiled all his life and has had everything, yet he is very low maintenance and well behaved. He doesn’t like a plastic enclosed crate, but seems to really like a wire crate. In fact, he will even open the crate door on his own to go in and sleep or curl up inside it when his foster is ready to leave for work. He is no trouble at all. Maxwell is very loving and will get up in your lap and give kisses. He also loves to sleep cuddled up next to you or he’s content to just spend the night in the crate. He is very easy going. He minds well and gets along with others, including kids, dogs, and cats.
Maxwell is a handsome, physically fit pug that just makes you feel happy & loved. He gives lots of kisses and greets everyone he meets with his wagging double curled tail. You’ll find that this good natured pug will fit right into your home like he has been there all along. Adoption Donation - $225
Phoenix & Jack
Phoenix (# 863) and Jack (# 864) are a pair of bonded pugs that have been together ever since Phoenix was a puppy.
Phoenix is a neutered male that turned 4 in April of 2009. He has all his records and is registered with the American Canine Association. Phoenix loves to go on walks with Jack and the other dogs and also gets excited when he sees the leash. He likes to curl up with his foster brothers and sisters to take naps and loves to play tug of war with any toy he can find. As soon as he sees a human, he goes and fetches a stuffed toy to give to you so you can hold it while he shakes and pulls it as hard as he can. Phoenix also likes you to throw his stuffed toys so he can play fetch. He knows how to shake hands and is very obedient as well. Phoenix is potty trained as well as crate trained. He is very sweet and gets along with other dogs. He has not been around young children, but because of his nature he should be fine. He doesn't show any aggressive behavior.
Jack is a neutered male believed to be approximately 9 years old. Like Phoenix, as soon as Jack sees the leash he gets excited knowing he's going for a walk. He mostly sits and lies around during the day, but likes to chew on cow hooves. Jack is potty trained as well as crate trained. His eyesight isn't the best, but once he gets acclimated to his surroundings he does just fine. Jack has Bilateral Pigmentary Kerititis which requires daily eye drops. His foster mom indicates that he handles those just fine. Jack is a very gentle sweetheart and gets along fine with other dogs, but barks at the cats. He hasn't been around young children, but considering his nature he should be fine around them. He likes to shake hands and is very obedient.
Please consider giving this pair of wonderful pugs a loving forever home and double the pug love! Adoption Donation - $375
Scrappy ( # 707) is a 6 ½ year old energetic pug that enjoys being on the go. He loves car rides! He also takes 2-3 walks a day and still has energy to play with his foster family. He chews on stuffed animals, enjoys treats, and loves peanut butter.
This curious, intelligent, and sweet boy has an expressive face that melts your heart. He is housebroken. He does very well with children. He is interested in cats to the point that he will go smell them and then just go on about his merry way. He doesn't pay much attention to dogs either. His foster parents have been teaching him commands. Scrappy is not a lap dog & doesn’t need to sleep in bed with you. He’s content to sit at your feet or by your chair, as long as he’s close. Like most pugs he loves to sleep, but he doesn’t snore very loud. Scrappy does have ongoing allergies.
If you are looking for a traveling companion, then Scrappy has his bags packed and is ready to join you.Adoption Donation - $225
FrankieMeet Frankie (# 899), a 3 year old pug mix. We know one of Frankie’s parents was a pug, but we’re not quite sure what the other parent was. Nevertheless, Frankie is one cute dog, no matter what his heritage is! Frankie is a small dog, weighing about 15 pounds. When Frankie came to KPR, he tested positive for heart worm. His treatment was a success and he’s ready for his new home. Frankie quickly learned housebreaking and is crate trained. When Frankie first came into foster care, he was shy, but now he hops into his foster family’s lap, craving a scratch behind the ear or a rub on the stomach. He also likes to reward his people with lots of love and kisses.
Adoption Donation - $125
Tyson (# 321) is a walking miracle. Life was rough for this 5-6 year old pug for a while. He was underweight when rescued and diabetic. Many of you have probably seen his amazing before and after photos on this site for a while. His foster started regulating his sugar with the help of a proper diet and insulin shots. His appearance changed dramatically and he gained some much needed weight. Tyson was also blind due to cataracts when he came to KPR, but did have eye surgery in November on his right eye. Now he can see again!
As Tyson says, “A miracle happened! I went to the vet, I fell asleep, I woke up, and now I can see out of my right eye. I can see!!! I have been so happy. I do not bump into walls anymore! I run much faster because I am not scared of hitting things. I am even wrestling w/ my foster bud Wesley. I have a lot of eye drops, but I don't mind too much. I get a small treat after I get them. Mom says I go back to the eye doctor at the end of the month. I am so happy!!! I can see!!! I can see!!!”
This happy & curious little boy’s life has been completely changed by KPR and his wonderful, loving foster home. Now he is in search of the perfect ending to his story: a forever home.
You will find that this pug has the happiest disposition and can put a smile on anyone’s face. He gets so excited when his foster parents come home that he runs around in circles. He even does this at meal and snack times. He just loves and celebrates life! He loves to play, loves stuffed animals, and loves people. At night he will snuggle in bed with you.Adoption Donation - $225
Barney Barney (# 505) is a very sweet boy that makes people smile wherever he goes. Barney is 10 years ‘young’ – he runs everywhere he goes and plays longer than his foster pug friends. The vet says that Barney is the picture of health and he has many years ahead of him. Since Barney spent much of his life roaming outside on a farm, he loves to explore and is always ready for an adventure. He is compliant in whatever is asked of him and he absolutely adores being petted and played with. Barney walks well on a leash, likes to ride in the car and will follow you to the end of the earth. He is great with small children although you may have to remind him not to jump up on you or little ones. Barney does extremely well with other dogs, but like most dogs he will chase cats. He does not hurt them, but he loves a good chase. Barney has a zest for life that is contagious and energy that is boundless, won’t you give him the loving home he deserves?
Adoption Donation: $225
EdwardEdward (# 827) just turned one in January. This little guy is full of energy and he is incredibly fast. He doesn't know he is handicap and so he needs a human that doesn't notice either. Truly the only thing that holds him back is his inability to climb stairs. He is potty trained, crated trained, and plays with his furry sisters and human kids. This lovable pug is the best snuggler and the children in the home fight over who gets to sleep with him at night.
Edward is a true victim of Puppy Mills. He suffers from Dysplastic Elbows. He is unable to bear weight on his front legs. After being rescued by KPR, Edward did have corrective surgery for this condition, however it did not work as well as we had hoped. Edward now uses a cart to help him get around. It enables him to see the world from an "upright" position, to build strength in his hind legs and live a bit more of a normal life.Adoption Donation - $275
Meet Lacy (# 639), a 9 year old sweetheart whose idea of a long walk is from the couch to the refrigerator! She is a constant companion to her foster parents and is always nearby. Lacy is not a big barker, but will join her foster canine friends with a sneeze-like “woof” from her seat as they race to the door. Don’t be fooled, this sweet girl has plenty of spunk and energy; she just knows what her priorities are!
Since Lacy is prone to bladder stones, she can only eat Hill’s Prescription Diet C/D, which is readily available at your vet’s office for just a little more than premium quality food. She was declared stone free at her check up 3 months ago. Lacy is mostly housebroken and crate trained. With regular potty times and encouragement, she is usually accident free. She has also been prescribed a medication to help with bladder control.
Had Lacy’s vet not reached out to KPR, she would have been euthanized for bladder stones. Now Lacy has been given a second chance at life and love.
Adoption Donation - $225
Hello we are Noodles (# 603) and Daisy (# 604), a bonded pair of male and female fawn pugs. Daisy, a petite little gal, is 8 and the vet says that Noodles is at least 8, if not a bit older. Daisy prefers to be the queen of the house and would do best in a home that either has no other female dogs or has a submissive female. Daisy's foster mom says the dominance typically comes out when Daisy wants to be in the recliner with her foster mom when there are other pugs already there. Other than being insistent of her chair space, Daisy is truly a wonderful little girl. Noodles is a complete lover pug – he loves to give kisses and lie on your chest. Noodles loves to play with his stuffed toys and chase tennis balls. In fact, his foster mom says he likes to go outside and potty with the tennis ball in his mouth and if he drops it outside and forgets to bring it back in, he’ll cry until you let hi out to go find it. Since Noodles only has a few teeth, he can only eat soft dog food. Both Daisy and Noodles are completely housebroken and are terrific dogs. Please consider giving these sweet pugs a forever home.Adoption Donation - $325
These are just a FEW of the needy and deserving pugs that are available for adoption. If your heart and home is open to accepting one of the lil puggies into it, please get in touch with Kentuckian Pug Rescue or any rescue organization. If you can't bring another dog into your home please consider making a donation today.
Happy Pug Friday!
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Meet Stewie (left) and Charlie (right). Stewie was adopted by us a few months ago when he was relinguised by his owners due to unforeseen circumstances. Charlie is our little fella from England, and a dedicated swimmer. He spent most of the afternoon teaching Stewie how to swim. Look at their faces - would you not want to have a Pug smiling at you like that? Fill out an adoption application today. Please.
Diamond is a fawn female. She comes to us from a local puppy mill. She is 5 years old but her body has been through a lot in that time. She has now been spayed and is current on her vaccinations. She is heartworm negative. From Diamond's foster: Meet Miss Diamond. She sure is a gem of a girl. Diamond came to us from a puppy mill, so she hasn't had a very good life thus far. It thankfully has not killed her spirit though. Now that she knows how a pug SHOULD be treated - she has really come around and is loving the attention. She has a sweet face with a tongue that partially sticks out about 95% of the time. She could melt you with her pouty look. She is a pretty calm gal, although she does have her moments that prompt her to zip around the back yard or roll around on her back. She recently has found the enjoyment of chewing on a bone - this is always such a special thing when puppy mill dogs learn what fun toys are! J She has also learned how nice it is to sleep on a big comfy bed! Diamond does very well with other dogs.Diamond is heartworm negative, and overall very healthy. Her poor paws are pretty spread out from spending most of her life in a wire crate (with no bottom). The cysts that were between her toes are going away thankfully, and she is not in any pain. She is actually doing pretty well with housebreaking. She knows to go outside, but hasn't quite learned how to 'tell us' that she has to go. She's getting there though! She uses a piddle pad when we are gone during long periods of time, as we prefer not to crate her any more.
Franki is a fawn female. She is 7 years old and is an owner surrender. She is heartworm negative. She has been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations. She is blind but is in good health overall.From Franki's foster: She is blind, but does not realize this is not normal. Franki seems to "see" with her ears and feet. She does not run into things and is a very active girl. She loves to cuddle and be with her people, at home and out on the town. Franki has some skin allergies and will need to be kept flea free and on quality food. We are told she has a history of seizures, but we have seen to signs of this being an active problem. Franki is a special needs pug. However, she needs more love and cuddling than she does intensive medical care.
Jane is a wonderful fawn female. She comes to us from a local shelter where her owner surrendered her due to her age. We think there's nothing wrong with an "experienced" pug, so we snapped her up and promised her a new (better) home. She is heartworm negative and is current on her vaccinations. But most importantly, she is a lively little girl with personality plus! From Jane's foster: Jane is one of the most beautiful senior girls I know. She is 10-12 years old. She was taken by her "family" to a local shelter to be put down. There is NOTHING wrong with her...except she is a little bossy to the young pugs.Jane is great. I call her Mama Bug, because she likes to keep the young ones in line. She will run after them barking if she thinks they are being too noisy or playing too rough. She really works to keep Jasper in line He is her special project. I love her. I have many fosters that come through my home, but Jane holds a special place in my heart. She is such a darling, squishy girl and she needs a great family that will spoil her rotten for the remainder of her life.
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