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.
Please keep the following in mind:
If you plan on leaving a pug alone for long hours at a time repeatedly, please know that right now is not a time in your life to adopt a pug. Doing this causes behavioral problems and usually results in a dog being returned. These issues and others are considered when we go over your application. The information we get from you will also help determine what type of Pug would be best for your household, an active dog or a more laid back one, a male or female. The sex of your dog can depend on other pets in the home.
Pugs are indoor dogs. In fact, all flat nosed breeds are intolerant of extreme heat or cold. Pugs are particularly susceptible to heat stroke. They need air conditioning in the home and car.
Pugs are companion dogs, love laying in laps and sleeping in bed with you. They are as demanding as children, and must be an integral part of a family unit to be happy (actually, this is true of ALL dogs). Their feelings and well-being must always be taken into consideration. If you don't want a pug following you around everywhere you go, then this breed may not be good for your household.
Adopting a Pug should be considered a minimum 15 year commitment.
A Pug, or any dog, for that matter - will love you no matter what. They will love you wherever you move, so you cannot move anyplace they would not be accepted. They will love you if you lose your eyesight, and you must be committed to loving and caring for them should they go blind. They will love you when you are old and deaf, crabby, inconvenient, incontinent and arthritic, and they deserve the same depth of commitment from you. These dogs (and we) want you to know they are not disposable.
We keep these dogs in our homes, acclimate them to humans, feed and medicate them, transport them back and forth to doctors, and generally spend every waking hour working with and caring for them. We do not ship our dogs.
Although we get some wonderful dogs, we do not guarantee their health. We and our veterinarians estimate their ages as best we can, and our vets take care of every problem we find. If a dog we offer for adoption has a health issue that is not correctable, and we are aware of it, we classify that dog as "Special Needs" and educate all potential adopters regarding that handicap.
If you are a compassionate person who wants to offer a wonderful, deserving dog unconditional love and a great home for as long as your pet lives, YOU ARE THE ADOPTER WE'RE LOOKING FOR!! Please apply and we'll do our best to see that both you and your new family member are happy!
What to expect of PROoF:
All of PROoF's pugs are fully vetted. They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm-checked and checked/treated for other parasites. As needed, they receive dentals, blood work, and/or surgical procedures.
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.