PugHearts banner PugHearts banner

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

The rescue, rehabilitation and permanent placement of needy pugs into loving homes.

paw logo


pugs rescued

paw logo


pugs available

paw logo

We are 17!

Our Events

We need your help!

This is serious!


Dear PugHearts Supporter, In the 17-year history of PugHearts of Houston, I’ve never sent an email like this before.

I’m doing it now because of how bad our financial situation is.

The amount of money PugHearts has in the bank is less — a LOT less — than our outstanding bill at Sugar Land Pet Hospital.

And that’s only one of our ongoing expenses.

We are already making serious cutbacks in how many pugs we can take in.

I’ll have to make more tough decisions very soon.

I can’t put it any more directly: PugHearts needs your help.

Please give today.

We accept PayPal as well as debit and credit cards.

Or you can mail a check to the address at the bottom of this message.

Here are the cuts I’ve had to make so far: • Last week, we stopped taking in new rescues from the Rio Grande Valley (except for life threatening emergencies).

Historically, about 50 percent of PugHearts dogs come from the RGV, but we just cannot handle the costs right now.

• We also had to stop intake from San Antonio and Dallas last month.

• Selective surgeries have been paused including dentals and neuters unless pending adoption.

Spays are still done quickly to prevent litters.

• In the next week or two, we’ll be forced to close intake to all owner surrenders.

As you may know, I’m the one who came up with the PugHearts motto, “Any Pug at Any Age in Any Condition, Any Time!” I can’t tell you how it breaks my heart to have to say “No” to any pug in need.

Thank you so much.

Cindy Rothermel Director, PugHearts of Houston

Woof Gang Bakery-Sugar Land adoption even

4755 Sweetwater Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479

Saturday 4/6/2024 ~ 11am to 3pm

Get ready for the PugHearts Woof Gang Bakery-Sugar Land adoption event on Saturday 4/6/2024 from 11am to 3pm.

The foster pugs will be there looking to find their fur-ever homes!

Come out and see us!

This is an OUTDOOR ONLY event.

This will be an outdoor even if weather permits.

~ Woof Gang Bakery - Sugar Land 4755 Sweetwater Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479 ~ https://woofgangsugarland.com/

Pug of the moment

paw icon


paw icon

99 years old

paw icon

No special needs


PugHearts Emergency Line (281) 968-4958

**Not** for General Inquiries

etsy shop bonfire