My name is Melvin!

Pug Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Melvin
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Mutts Matter Rescue

Facts about Melvin

  • Breed: Pug
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11692464
My name is Melvin.  In my previous life, I had another name, but didn't answer to it, so MMR gave me a new name to go along with my new life and future.  You see, my previous 'family' surrendered me to MMR.   Some of the information they gave my rescue friends was very vague, and no one knows exactly why I was surrendered.  What we all know, is that I was purchased from a puppy mill  and the folks that bought me wanted better for me. So I am happy and safe now.  

I am a purebred Pug, and am estimated to be about 12-18 months old.  My friends say I am just a 'baby boy'.  My new foster Mom says that I am super sweet and very loving....just like a Pug should be!!!  She says that somewhere in my past, someone must have hit me, because if anyone raises their voices, or approaches me too quickly, I will cower in fear.  I am getting better about this, now that I know that no one is going to hurt me.  I am becoming the goofy, happy puppy I should be. I am soaking up all the love and hugs I am getting in my foster home.  
My foster family currently leash walks me for my 'potty breaks', as they don't have a fence.  They tell me that I don't pull, and walk nicely, but will need a little more training in that area, especially to learn the 'heel' command.   I am really smart, and will also come when I am called by my new name!!  While I am good on a leash, MMR believes that I would do best in a home with a fenced yard.  
I am still working on my house manners.   My foster Mom uses a belly band to remind me not to lift my leg and pee in the house, but sometimes I forget.   I am really good about doing my business outside, as long as I am kept on a schedule.  I was just neutered so now I should not have the need to mark in the house.  Because I am still a baby, and learning about house manners, MMR believes that I would do best in a home with at least one pet parent who works from home, works part time, or who is a stay at home parent.   It is important for young pups like me to have someone there who can keep me on a schedule, and help me to be successful in this area.   I am crate trained, and like to sleep in my crate.  I like to have the door open during the day so I can go in and out at my leisure.   I keep my crate clean at night, and enjoy having it there whenever I need it.  I cannot be left in a crate during the day for more than 4 hours.
My foster Mom says I am fine with children OVER THE AGE OF TEN YEARS, and I am also fine with other dogs and cats!!  I am curious about the felines, but don't chase them.  I am also happy to 'entertain' myself with toys and other puppy antics when no one else wants to play, but MMR believes I would do best in a home with another similar sized dog who would enjoy a companion and playmate.  Pugs are happiest when they have another dog in the home, in most cases.
If you think I am the dog for you, and you have a fenced yard, at least one parent who would be home most of the time with me, have another friendly dog in the home, and have children over the age of 10 years, please fill out an application and ask for me....Melvin.  Preference will be given to applicants who meet my home requirements, and who have previous or current Pug experience.  Everyone says I am a cool Pug with a lovely personality.....and I am ready to meet my new family.  APPLY TODAY!!!

My adoption fee is $400, which covers the cost of routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, my microchip, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and any transport costs if applicable.  

If you can't adopt me, consider sponsoring my care and being a rescue angel. Click on the DONATE button below and chip in what you can. Your donation is tax deductible and helps us save more lives!

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You can save animals like this one by becoming a foster home for a dog in need! Fosters are like way stations between high kill shelters and forever homes. We need fosters so that we can save dogs before they are euthanized at the shelters. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please check out our information about fostering on our website:

MMR covers the vet care, food, and tools to get started. You supply the love. Fostering saves lives. Sometimes a foster home is the only thing standing between life and death.

About Mutts Matter Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

A Little History... Mutts Matter Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit, all volunteer based organization, with combined rescue experience of over 15 years. We work in conjunction with shelters and other organizations to help save animals on death row, the strays on the street, or ones in unsafe living conditions. We adopt in the DC, VA, and MD areas, with a few exception out of the tri-state area depending on the dog and situation. We are driven by love, compassion, and hope.

All of our rescues enter their new home spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, and are micro-chipped. If we take a dog into our rescue, we do our very best to ensure that they are healthy before going to their new “furever”home. With enough hard work and dedication, we hope to be able to empty the shelters one day soon.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At adoption events posted on our events page:

Our Adoption Process...

We require you to fill out an adoption application on our website at
The application will ask for both a vet and personal reference. Both will need to be verified. After those are checked, a pre-screener contacts you to discuss your application.
Once that is complete, they screener decides if they are recommended for a home visit. If the home visit goes well and they are approved to adopt, then they can meet the dog.
Our adoption fee includes the cost of routine vetting, spay/neuter, and microchipping.