PugHearts has successfully rescued: 1593 dogs since Feb 2007 and 114 dogs are currently available.
PugHearts of Houston Pug Rescue is a true 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in the Houston area by dedicated pug owners and lovers.  Our mission is the rescue, rehabilitation and permanent placement of needy pugs into loving homes.
Pugs on the Bayou 2014 was our most successful annual event to date. We had about 500 people attend the event and raised an amazing $50,000. These funds will allow us to continue to accept, care for and prepare for adoption the 120+ pugs in our care.

The 2014 yearbook contained 243 alumni adopted between September 2013 and September 2014. The numbers in need just keep climbing. Our vet bill this year is on track to top $250,000. Your support and donations are what allow us to accept the sickest, most injured and worst cases without having to worry about if we should or if we can afford to. For that we all thank you.

Stay tuned 2015 looks to be even more exciting than 2014.

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Mr. FurleyPH ID: #1058
Mr. Furley is a 10 year old fawn male pug who comes to us from a local animal control facility. He is heartworm negative.

From Mr. Furley (with some help from his foster): Hello Senior Pug Lovers. This is Mr. Furley and I wanted to tell you what’s going on with me. I’ve been at my foster home for almost a year now. (So I am now ‘officially’ 11 years old.) I may have gotten adopted last year but they thought I had heartworms so wouldn’t let me go. Well it turns out I did NOT have any heartworms, so I can be adopted now. I have been a very good boy but am starting to get discouraged about finding a forever home. Everyone wants the youngsters. I don’t need much attention. I just do what I’m supposed to and try to keep my nose clean. I like to go on short walks and long car rides. I love to go shopping at pet stores, but you have to watch me because I’ll take the bones right off the shelf. I am healthy and just want a nice quiet place to live out the rest of my retirement years.

From Mr. Furley's foster: I give Mr. Furley the run of the house. He does not mark in the house and has only had one or two accidents when I didn’t let him out on schedule. His only bad habit is eating paper towels and toilet paper. He has shown some aggression about bones, food and paper. I do not think he ever had to share those things before so I only give him those things when no other dogs will be around to challenge him for them. (Of course I never give him paper; he just takes it when he gets the chance.) He sleeps quietly in his bed so I haven’t put him in mine. I do think he would like sleeping in his own person’s bed; he is just not demanding. Mr. Furley gets along with the other dogs when they leave him alone. He does not like to be pestered and will let them know. He totally ignores Billy the cat. I will not let him go to a family with small children (under 9) because he may lose patience with them. Please think about opening your heart and home to this distinguished senior Pug. I would fail with him, but know he would be happier not having to share his space and his bones. He really is a good boy.

PugHearts of Houston has maintained a Group page on Facebook for the past several years. We encourage past adopters, potential adopters, fosters and all Pug lovers to join us! We love to post and share photos, heartwarming stories and advice on Pugs.

We have always required that potential FB PugHearts Group members submit a request to join our group in an effort to control SPAM and unauthorized posts. Group posts were visible to the public, but only approved group members could post comments or photos.

However, facebook has recently made some changes to their terms of service which made the PugHearts Group an “open” group, allowing anyone to post on our FB page. This resulted in some unfortunate posts which upset many people. It also allows for unauthorized use of images from our Group and opens our members to breaches of their privacy. We have now changed the status of our group back to “Closed” which once again requires any new members to submit a request to join before they can post.

This change does not affect any existing facebook group members in any way.

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However, with these new changes our FB Group is now only visible to existing members. None of our posts or images are available to be viewed by anyone not a current member of our Group. This ensures the safety of our members as well as the protection of our content.

To become a member of our FB Group , simply go to our FB Group page and request to join. Our Administrators will take a quick peek at your profile to ensure you are a genuine pug-loving person (and not a SPAM bot) and with one click they will add you as a member. If your FB profile is brand new or you have a very blank profile, they may ask you for additional information to verify you are a genuine requestor. Once you are added you can post and read to your heart’s content. Just remember to play nice and refrain from abusive posts. We want to encourage and educate Pug lovers by making this a welcoming and nurturing environment.

So come on over to our FB Group page and see what’s happening with your fellow Pug lovers!

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