PugHearts has successfully rescued: 2229 dogs since Feb 2007 and 118 dogs are currently available.
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 their homes.
  •  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 care.
  • 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

Thank you.

Cindy
RECENT SHELTER BLOG UPDATES
PUG OF THE MOMENT
DenisePH ID: #5182
Denise is a 5 yr old female. She is heartworm negative and scheduled for her spay.

Denise comes to PugHearts with severe skin issues resulting from a flea infestation. She is happy to have been treated for those nasty fleas and the meds are already helping with the itches.

From Denise's foster: Miss Neesie, as we call her, is a squishy 5-year old girl who is just about perfect. She is beautiful, with great nose and neck wrinkles and folds, and a beautiful Puggy tail. She is very, very social and loves all people. She can work a crowd or just sit and cuddle one-on-one. She is an enthusiastic kisser. She gets along very well with her four foster siblings (Pug, Bugg, Peke, Boston), and instantly fit into the pack.

Denise has not had an accident in the house since her second day here. (She had a UTI when I picked her up, and after that cleared, she has been perfect.) Denise walks well on a leash, and we’re working on getting her accustomed to a harness. She has a good bit of energy despite being a little chunky, and is not a total couch potato Pug. Due to the very short muzzle and being slightly overweight, Denise gets uncomfortable in the heat, so we do short and shady walks.

Denise is working hard on her biggest vices: car rides and food obsession. She tolerates being crated in the house, but is vocal about riding in her crate; she doesn’t ride well loose, either. She is an eager eater, and I feed her separately because she will eat her food and then go help out on the other bowls. She follows me on each visit to the kitchen and demands food; she will bark and bump me with her nose to let me know she must be fed, NOW.

Denise came into Pughearts with itchy skin and ears, dry eye and UTI. All of these have improved with medications, and she should be finished with her oral meds on 3/18. She may need drops for her dry left eye for life, but she is super good about letting me put them in. She has a dental set for 3/30 at SLPH.





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 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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