Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF FOSTER HOMES FOR ALL PUGS ESPECIALLY SENIOR PUGS. PLEASE CONTACT US AT RESCUE@PUGPROS.ORG FOR INFORMATION.
PROS ONLY ADOPTS TO FAMILIES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND PARTS OF NEVADA.
Effective May 14, 2003, The Internal Revenue Service has determined PUG RESCUE OF SACRAMENTO to be a nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3). The IRS determination letter is available by e-mailing your fax number to firstname.lastname@example.org. All contributions and donations to our organization are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID# is: 91-1882464.
PROS Adoption Fair at Pet Food Express on Treat Blvd and Oak Grove Rd in Concord, CA (next to Trader Joe's). We will be there from 11am to 1pm with a few Rescue Pugs who would love to find a forever home. Come and meet them!
See our website, www.pugpros.org under Upcoming Events.
NO VISITS WILL BE SET UP OR INFORMATION CAN BE GIVEN ON A SPECIFIC PUG UNTIL AN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED AND A HOME VISIT IS DONE, WE MATCH A PUG TO A FAMILY. PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TO SUBMIT. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW AS PROS DOES FOLLOW THIS PROTOCOL STRICTLY. BEFORE APPLYING TO ADOPT PLEASE READ OUR PUG FACTS PAGE- PUGS ARE NOT OUTDOOR DOGS AND CAN NOT BE LEFT OUTSIDE UNSUPERVISED OR KEPT IN A GARAGE.
PROS does not sell dogs, we adopt them out to compatible homes for an adoption fee of $300.00 for pugs over the age of 2 years old. Pugs under the age of two are $400.00 and Special Needs and Seniors over 10 years old are $100.00. We do not place pugs on a first come, first served basis - instead, we try to match up the needs of the pugs with the desires and lifestyle of the adopting family.
Pugs and pug mixes that are adopted through us have received needed vaccinations, a heartworm test, are on heartworm preventative, and have been examined by a veterinarian. In many cases, the dog may have had other medical procedures or surgery while in PROS care. PROS will disclose any medical conditions that we know about prior to the adoption.
1. The first step in applying to adopt a rescued pug or pug mix is to fill out an application. Applications can be downloaded from our website or you can request that an application be mailed to you by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Pug Rescue - Bay to the Borders P.O. Box 355 San Ramon, CA 94583. Be sure to fill out the entire application. If there is additional information that you think might be helpful, feel free to attach additional pages of information.
2. Before the adoption process begins, a PROS volunteer will do a home check, visiting the home of the prospective adopter. This allows us to make sure that the home is "pug proofed" and otherwise compatible for the new adoptee. Depending on volunteer availability, the home visit can take 2 to 4 weeks to be done.
3. When we have a pug or pug mix, which we feel might be a suitable match for you; we will give you a call. We try to have the prospective adopter meet the dog at the home of the people who have been fostering the dog. This allows you to see the dog in a familiar environment. We require all of the family members of the potential adopting family to make this visit together. If all parties are in agreement that this pug or pug mix is the right match, and a home visit has been completed, (see #2) there is a 24 hour waiting period before an adoption can be completed. This is to try to assure that the decision is based on more than spur-of-the-moment pure emotion, a decision that will later be regretted. Our goal is to find a "forever" home for these pugs and pug mixes; we want this to be a well considered addition of a new "family member".
4. The last step in the adoption process is the signing of the adoption agreement. The PROS agreement requires, among other things, that the adoptive family keep the dog current on all vaccinations and medications, contacts PROS prior to euthanizing the dog (except in cases if extreme medical emergency) and contact PROS if they can no longer keep the dog for any reason, returning the dog to PROS in that event.
The time you can expect to wait until you hear from a PROS representative depends on many factors. PROS takes into consideration many things when placing a dog, and the more open you are to age, color, gender, physical condition or pug mixes, the more likely you will hear from us sooner. We cannot predict how many or what type of pugs or pug mixes come through our rescue, and cannot therefore predict how long your wait will be. Puppies are, as a general rule, not turned into rescue, (especially not healthy puppies) and the average age of our rescues is about 5 years old. Because of this, if you are adamant about getting a young (under the age of 2), healthy pug, the wait may be several months or far longer.
We are an all-volunteer organization. Our first priority is to get the dogs into our program and in a foster home as quickly as possible. In addition to the actual hands-on rescuing and placing of dogs, there are a myriad of other duties, such as outreach, fundraising, and administrative tasks that need to be done. Our volunteers also have jobs, families and pets of their own that they need to tend to. There are only a small hand full of people in PROS who are responsible for all of these tasks (as well as many unexpected ones), so we ask for your patience and understanding in having to wait to be contacted. We assure you, the wait will be one worth waiting for. When you decide to open up your heart and home to a rescued pug or pug mix, it’s a decision you will never regret.
P.S. If you are interested in helping out with the many duties that go into rescuing pugs and pug mixes, ask about becoming a volunteer yourself!
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Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.