My name is Barney!

Pug Dog for adoption in Farmington, Michigan - Barney
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Michigan Pug Rescue "Pug Luv"

Facts about Barney

  • Breed: Pug
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10788579

Barney is a 4 year old male Pug Brindle in color.  He is house trained, up to date on Rabies, DHLLP and heartworm testing.  He has received his Bordetella vaccine, blood and fecal testing and will have a dental cleaning and be microchipped once he sees the Neurologist.  He has a flea allergy.  He has right hip dysplasia and appears to have some Neurological issues.  The Pug Luv vet has determined he should see Dr. Wolf, the Neurologist for a consultation before the treatment plan is completed.  He is a sweet boy and likes to be held. He has a very crusty nose that was treated and his fold has a high amount of debris that will be cleaned and removed.  His fold is being cleaned daily to prevent any infection from occurring.

Dr. Wolf determined he needed an MRI and Cat Scan.  They revealed he has a genetic defect in his spine that is causing the weakness in his back legs as well as his ability to control his urine.  He has been placed on a steroid pill twice a day and will be re-evaluated in one week to determine if the steroid is making any difference.  If there is improvement, he will undergo surgery to improve the condition.

Dr. Wolf saw Barney for his follow up visit.  There was no improvement seen after one week of steroids.   His prognosis is guarded to poor.  At this time he will not undergo surgery because the steroid did not show improvement and therefore the surgery would likely not help him.   He was seen again on the 21st.  He is not a candidate for surgery therefore his condition will deterioate over time.  It is not possible to determine a time frame.  He is not in any pain and other than the weakness in his hide legs he can run, jump and play like any other dog at this time.

If you can help with his medical costs by making a donation in his name it is appreciated.  His vet bill to this point is in excess of $3,000.  We will do whatever is recommended by our Veterinarians to resolve his issues.  

If you are interested in adopting Barney or any of the available Pugs currently with Pug Luv go to  Click on the Adopt/Foster tab to download, print and complete an Adoption Application to begin the adoption process.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Michigan Pug Rescue "Pug Luv"

About Our Rescue Group...

Michigan Pug Rescue is recognized by the IRS as a not for profit charitable organization. We accept Pugs to be re-homed in pre-screened forever homes. We have a no euthanization policy unless the Pug has been determined by our Veterinarian staff to be suffering and the quality of life is not there. Please visit to view available Pugs, adoption application, policies and procedures.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Mail donations to be used for the Veterinary care of rescued Pugs to: Michigan Pug Rescue, "Pug Luv" 23927 Wesley Farmington, MI 48335

Come Meet Our Pets...

The following is a list of 2012 events where you are able to meet some of the Pugs that are available for adoption as well as discuss the adoption procedure and learn more about the rescue from our volunteers.

Pet Supplies Plus
29489 7 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
(248) 615-0039
1st Saturday of each month
Meet and Greet
11 am – 3 pm

Pet Smart
17677 Haggerty Rd.
Northville, MI 48367
4th Saturday of every month
Meet & Greet
11 am - 3 pm

Michigan Winter Dog Classic
Suburban Showplace
46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
March 19th noon to 5 pm
March 20th - 22nd 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show
Cobo Convention Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
March 3rd and 4th
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Michigan Pug Rescue
Annual Picnic and Reunion
Shiawassee Park
Shiawassee and Power Rds
Farmington, MI 48236
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Noon – 4 pm

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption donations range from $150-$400 based on age and medical conditions. Our Pugs are examined by a vet, spay/neutered,microchipped, immunized for Rabies, Corona, DHPP, and Bortella. Each Pug is heartworm and fecal tested, placed on heartworm preventative. Where it is determined that a dental cleaning is necessary, one is done as well as any other procedures deemed necessary to bring the Pug to good health.