PugHearts has successfully rescued: 2271 dogs since Feb 2007 and 116 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
BambiPH ID: #4907
Bambi is an 11 yr old pug mix. She is heartworm negative and spayed.

She is scared and needs a quieter home with other dogs to help her feel more confident.

From Bambi's foster: Greetings, my name is Bambi and my bonded mate is Ray, we come as a pair. We lost our loving home when our owner suddenly passed away. Because we are different breeds, me being a Pug/Brussels Griffon and Ray being a French Bulldog we went to separate Rescue organizations and after numerous weeks of us trying to adjust it was clear we both needed to be back together, so here we are two peas in a pod.

I am a beautiful Pug/Brussels Griffon southern girl that has impeccable manners. I am beautifully house-trained, crate trained and also dog friendly. Neither Ray or myself have any destructive behavior what so ever. I enjoy sniffing around the yard, occasional sunbathing, rolling in the plush green grass, sleeping on the couch and I loves treats too! I am not much for for toys or playing, but more the timid, loving, gentle wall flower type personality. We would both flourish in a less active, calm home with someone who is home most of the time. We currently do not share a home with children and the hustle and bustle of children would be to much us.

Ray is a quite a handsome fellow, if I do say so myself. Ray is also very dog friendly and often lets the tiny Chihuahua's in his foster home lay right up on top of his back. Ray occasionally plays with squeaky toys when he is feeling frisky, but really enjoys patrolling the perimeter of his fenced backyard and napping the day away. Ray too is house trained and does best on a regular potty schedule.

We both love to follow you around the house as you do your daily chores and we are content sleeping in the bedroom at our foster home on those thick orthopedic beds. Best part, you won't hear a peep out of us all night, well ok, maybe a little snoring from Bambi, but Ray doesn't snore at all.

We hope you won't pass us by because we aren't young pups, we will bring sunshine to your home daily and we would be very grateful for a forever home. Don't wait a moment longer to apply for this sweet couple!




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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