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My name is Zelda - Special Needs!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 1 day ago

I'm being cared for by
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles
Adoption process

Submit Application


Home Check


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Facts about me

12 years 8 months old, Senior
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
(Current) 0 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current

My story

This precious little gem was found by herself on a corner in horrible shape: nasty eyes, hind-end weakness that caused her to drag to get around, and maggots covering her entire backside. If that wasn't enough, we found that she is also diabetic. Despite her list of ailments, Zelda is still full of life and love. To say she is a tough cookie would be putting it mildly. This sassy lady has ENDURED! She took zero time to come out of her shell…she even started walking! She is feisty with the other Pugs when the spirit moves her, but really does get along with everyone. Zelda loves to be where the humans are and where the action is. If there is a grumble of Pugs playing or arguing you can be sure she will put herself right in the middle of the commotion. She insists on being in the know at all times! Although she loves other dogs, nothing makes her heart sing more than being in the lap or arms of a human, feeling cuddles and love. The smile that graces her face is indescribable. In addition to human attention, Zelda loves her toys and getting out for some fresh air and sunshine. Though not a candidate for long walks, we think she would do well in a stroller or a wheelchair of her own. Zelda is sometimes able to pee on her own, and does need to be expressed. She would also need a special diet (and special treats) to accommodate her diabetic needs. She is considered special needs and the love she has to give in return is well worth the extra effort and care. We really hope there is someone out there willing to open their heart and home to this extraordinary lady. We are confident that her bubbly personality is sure to keep you entertained!

Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles

Contact info
Pet ID
Gwenn Vallone
PO Box 484, Gardena, CA 90248

Their adoption process


Submit Application

You can submit an application through our website


Home Check

We will come out to make sure your home is safe for a Pug; if you live out of area we can do the home check via Skype or FaceTime.


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

You can make an appointment to come pick out a Pug or you can also do that at one of our events (see our event page on website).

Additional adoption info

We require an application either online through our website or in person at our facility or one of our events. Once we receive the application we will schedule a home visit. After approval, you are eligible to adopt any available dog. Our fees range from $75 - $550 depending upon age. $550 would be for a pure pug puppy (which we rarely get), $75 would be for our senior for senior program. Full price list available on our website.

Go meet their pets

Please see our website for upcoming Adoption Fairs or you can visit our facility Tuesday - Sunday from noon to 4pm. Make sure to check our event calendar for up-to-date info!

More about this rescue

Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of abandoned, neglected, unwanted, displaced, and abused pugs. Our goal is to find every homeless pug a forever home; if we cannot do that, we pledge to provide a comfortable and loving place for sick or unwanted pugs to live out their lives. Our Board of five and numerous volunteers are passionate about Pug Rescue and live by our motto of “One Pug at a Time”. We feel that through our efforts we can change many of these forgotten Pug’s lives. In order to find our Pugs a home as soon as possible, we hold at least three adoption fairs a month and also organize a number of fundraising events, including the annual Pugtacular festival and Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood. These events and on-line fundraising have provided the money to help pay for vet treatments, medicine and loving care at our Pug Station. We rely on the generosity of our supporters through donations and participation in our fundraising activities. If you would like to make a donation, find out about the next event, become a volunteer, foster, or adopt your own rescue pug, you are in the right place! You can also follow us on Facebook and twitter, there is always something going on and new pugs needing your help.