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.
2012 - WOW! WHAT A YEAR IT WAS!
PugHearts had the busiest year yet in 2012. Our vet records show 230 individual dogs registered in the system last year. This is an incredible increase in the numbers from previous years. I am so amazed and proud to see all the successes that we can look back on in the 6 short years since we began this journey.
We closed the year out with all dogs in foster care and no carry over balance at the vet. This is AMAZING! Especially when you realize that our vet bill last year was $169,900! With 230 pugs receiving Vet care this past year, it means we averaged about $740 per pug in expenses.
PugHearts is diligent about accepting any pug, at any age, in any condition. This means that we take pugs that we may not be able to save. We take pugs that will never be adopted. We take pugs that many shelters feel would be too much time or cost to make a success. We never turn them away due to medical need and have several miracle pugs to prove it…Liam, The Candy Kids, Beignet, Dakota and her babies, Kelly and her baby and Billy Bob just to name a few. And yet, no matter how much it costs to care for any of these dogs, our adoption fee remains $250 per adult and $300 per puppy.
It’s clear to see that we do not do this to make money. We do this for the love of the pugs.
We stayed busy with Adoption events all around Houston, PetFest in Old Town Spring, The Reliant World Series of Dog Shows, Pet Expo, Santa photos at Gimme A Bark and the big event Blanco’s. Stay tuned for many more events coming up in 2013. The event’s committee keeps us busy.
This year Blanco’s will be held on November 2, 2013. So mark your calendars and save the date now.
PugHearts is successful because of each of you. Whether you foster, transport, process applications, make shelter runs, donate, spread the word, adopt or any combination of these…YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE!
So for all the pugs who have been in our care, all the pugs we currently care for and all the many more pugs to come, THANK YOU! Each of you!
There are many challenges left to meet. The numbers of needy pugs continues to grow. The severity of the medical needs and injuries are never ending. The need for foster homes is incredible. I have no doubt we will meet these challenges as a group and show Houston and the surrounding areas why PugHearts is so amazing.
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
2007 - 2012 - PUGHEARTS 5TH ANNIVERSARY
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We have changed the way we bring you updates. Facebook
is now the location to find information on Events and day to day
happenings at PugHearts. We ask that you take the time to join us on
Facebook to ensure you are kept up to date.
The PugHearts website is the place to check on available dogs, successful adoptions
and the very sad Rainbow bridge. Keep and eye on the Blog
. for more information on events and fundraisers.
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RECENT SHELTER BLOG UPDATES
PUG OF THE MOMENT
|Chow Ming||PH ID: #2110|
|Introducing the stunning pale apricot gentleman Chow Ming. Chow (as we call him) is a wonderful, heartworm negative male. He was surrendered to us after his owner become unable to care for him any longer. Many of you may think he looks familiar. This because his sister was also with us not too long ago. (May Ling). Chow is 7 years old, playful and very connected to his people. He is animated and his facial expressions are adorable. Chow is the perfect mix of all the best things about a pug.|
PLEASE FIND A WAY TO DONATE
PugHearts of Houston needs your help. Donations have dropped off as our number
of pugs in care has steadily climbed.
The most important thing is to spread the word. Email friends, family, everyone
you know and tell them that PugHearts needs their help. Post the message to forums
and blogs you visit. Use the social media sites you visit every day to help spread
We are once again pleading for your help. We understand that times are tough for
everyone and we are asking for you to help find creative ways for us to raise this
- Do you shop at Kroger? We participate in their
Neighbor to Neighbor donation program. Print out this form with the PugHearts barcode and take it with you next time you
shop. When you give the clerk your Kroger Plus card, hand them our barcode to scan
and you will earn PugHearts reward points every time you shop. If you don’t currently
have a Plus card, sign up (it’s free and qualifies you for special savings!) and
then have our barcode scanned for your account.
- If you cannot afford to donate, then perhaps you
have something lying around your house that you could sell on eBay. By listing your
item under the eBay Giving Works program, PugHearts will receive a portion of the
proceeds – you choose the percentage. To start now, click this:
- Maybe you could have a yard sale and donate the
earnings to PugHearts. Or maybe you have an item that you could give us to sell
using our eBay Charity Auction.
- This holiday season, when someone asks you what
you want tell them you’d like for them to make a donation to PugHearts in your name
(or your dog’s name!) Ask them to save a dog’s life.
- Need a gift for a pug lover? Check out our store
at CafePress. A portion of the sale goes directly to PugHearts. Click here:
- The next time you make a purchase at an online
retailer, check out our iGive program – there’s a good possibility that the company
you are buying from is set up to give a donation to the charity of your choice.
Check a box and they donate a portion of their profits to PugHearts. Click
on the banner at the bottom of the page to take you directly to iGive or click this:
- You could check with your employer and ask them
about donating to PugHearts. As charitable donations are tax deductible, many companies
donate to local causes. Sometimes they match employee’s contributions and sometimes
they make a donation on their own. You never know until you ask and with the end
of the tax year fast approaching, many businesses are eager to help lower their
tax bill through charitable donations.
- If you are on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.
then post something on your homepage about PugHearts and our financial problems.
Even if you can’t afford to donate, perhaps someone reading your post can. Spread
the word any way you can! Look at the top of this page and we have a gizmo
you can use to share with! And a simple click button to LIKE US on Facebook
with. It really is that easy!
If you cannot donate, there are still really simple ways that you can help by spending
little or nothing.
Every penny we receive goes to pay our veterinary bills. Nobody here draws a salary.
Nobody takes a penny for anything besides medical care for our pugs. But we are
incurring a serious deficit as our costs are far outweighing our donations. We simply
cannot continue to operate in this way. If we cannot get our debt under control
PugHearts will cease to exist.
Please help us keep PugHearts helping the pugs of Houston.
PUGHEARTS EMERGENCY LINE 281 968 4958
** NOT ** FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES
** THIS PHONE NUMBER IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY! **
DO NOT USE THIS TO ENQUIRE ON ADOPTION APPLICATIONS OR AVAILABILITY OF DOGS
YOU WILL NOT GET A RESPONSE