WELCOME TO PUGHEARTS OF HOUSTON PUG RESCUE
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.
2017 STATE OF THE RESCUE UPDATE
2016 Rescue Status update
Where are we right now?
- 121 current foster pugs in our care
- PugHearts took in 237 pugs in 2016
- We adopted out 306 pugs in 2016
- We had 22 foster pugs cross the Rainbow Bridge
- The vet bill for 2016 was $260,307.15. That is almost $22,000 per
MONTH to operate PugHearts.
- 4 pugs boarding at the vet, waiting for a foster family
- Over 85 foster families actively caring for a pug (or pugs) in
- A vet bill of just under $9000 (as of today 1/16/2017)
- Pug's on the Bayou 2016 raised $49,300.02
- 17 Pugs came into PugHearts in the first 14 days of 2017
- Shelters and pounds calling almost every day to ask us to take in a
pug. This NEVER changes.
Dates to mark for 2017
- Pugs on the Bayou 2017 is October 21st at the Bayou City Event Center.
The Volunteer of the Year for 2016 was Jennifer Coppock. She has spent the majority of her time with PugHearts helping to organize and streamline the communications around adoptions applications, fosters and the day to day operations. She also fosters several pugs in her home; home schools her 3 great kids, goes back and forth to the vet and is the chair of the fundraising committee.
We appreciate all of our volunteers. It really does take an army for this group to be successful.
We are dedicated to our dedication to Any Pug, Any Age, in Any Condition, ANYTIME.
We mean this and we are always willing to put in the effort and hours to make it a reality.
Your support is the driving factor in our success.
- By fostering (even short term), you give a pug time and love to
grow, heal and learn.
- By transporting, you allow us to get them to safety and medical
- By donating, you allow us the funds we must have to continue medical
care and treatment.
- By adopting, you provide a forever home to one that is ready and
make room for the next one that needs us.
The rollercoaster ride that is rescue never slows down. As we move into 2017, please take a moment to hug your fur babies’ close.
Thank you for supporting the animals in need and continuing to educate the general public.
One by one, person by person, moment by moment……this is how success is achieved.
There is no magic solution; it is hard work, dedication and a drive to make the world a better place for the precious animals that make our lives better. Thank you for taking this journey with us and together…we will continue to make a difference
RECENT SHELTER BLOG UPDATES
PUG OF THE MOMENT
|Dillinger||PH ID: #4316|
|Dillinger is a 6 year old black male who was released to us immediately by a local animal control facility because of an injury to his eye. He also had a large cyst on his neck, some one-sided facial paralysis, and an underdeveloped ear. We believe all these things are related to a rare birth defect that may have contributed to his eye problems as well. He has had surgery to remove the mass and the eye, and he has flourished in foster care. He is already neutered and heartworm negative. |
From Dillinger's foster: He loves stuffed toys, and will fetch & retrieve or play on his own. He has a few “tics”: he is quite reactive to noises, and will bark and spin wildly when he hears something unexpected. He has learned to go up & down three stairs to the yard on his own and to jump off the couch, but he will not jump up on the couch on his own. He must be lifted on and off the bed. He snuggles in bed and on the couch, and has started playing a bit with our one dog who also likes toys. He pretty much ignores the rest of the pack (and vice-versa), unless they get excited and bark, which will set off his spinning. He will stand on his hind paws when he wants to be picked up or to give you a toy to throw. He has a super-shiny, mostly non-shedding coat and is a very handsome, winky boy.
He would probably do better in a 1-story home without a lot of noisy young children. He is fun, entertaining and affectionate. Far from the shy, cowering boy I first met, he is a cuddly, playful youngster who may need a bit longer to acclimate to new environments than others, but is well worth the effort. He is crate trained and will wake you at night by whining if he needs to go potty.
IMPORTANT FACEBOOK GROUP CHANGES
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
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
This change does not affect any existing facebook group members in any way.
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
So come on over to our
page and see what’s happening with your fellow
PUGHEARTS EMERGENCY LINE 281 968 4958
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