Adopt a Pug

UNDER MY WING – Pug Rescue’s Adoption Application Policy and Procedures

Our application process is on a pug by pug basis. This means that if you see a pug on the website that you are interested in adopting, then you apply for that specific pug. Your application will NOT be kept on file if you are not selected for that dog. You must reapply each and every time for a pug. Your application will not be reviewed if you have not specified a pug or if the application is incomplete in any way.

Note: Only submit an application for the pugs in the Available for Adoption section. All other applications will be ignored and discardedWe will only contact people who have been selected.

Before you apply, please read:

  1. What are the minimum requirements to apply for any of our rescues (listed below)
  2. What are the specific requirements for the pug you are interested in (if applicable)

We reserve the right to refuse placement of our pugs to any individual who does not meet our criterias. We also reserve the right to end any adoption process should your situation change and/or does not meet our criterias. We reserve the right to keep our reasons for refusal confidential within our organization. The welfare of our rescue pugs is our TOP priority.

Please Note: Completing an adoption application form DOES NOT guarantee an adoption. We have thoroughly evaluated all of the pugs in our care, and try very hard to match the right pet to the right person and situation.
We reserve the right not to adopt.

If we do not call or email you within 3-5 days of receiving your application, it either means that a suitable application was received prior to yours or we believe the pug you are interested in adopting might not be the best match.

Basic Adopter Requirements

We only adopt within Ontario and Quebec. If you are out of those 2 provinces, please DO NOT apply.

You MUST have or be willing to get some form of air conditioning for your home. There must be some place in the home that is air conditioned for the health of the pug.

If you have a pool or a pond, it must be fenced off so that the dog has no access. Pugs can drown rapidly, most are poor swimmers and are not always terribly water smart.

We do not allow our dogs to be tied out or staked out in the yard. Tie outs and staking can result in serious injury and death to a dog.

We require that you supervise your pug at all times when they are out of the house.

Pugs are not outdoor dogs and cannot survive living in a dog house or other out building – including the garage. We require that our dogs live within the house with the family.

If you reside in a house, we much prefer that you have a fully fenced backyard. This is not a requirement for adoption, but is certainly the better option. If your yard is not fully fenced, the dog must be on leash at all times when outside of the house. Invisible fences and other collar activated restraining devices are not acceptable.

If you live in an apartment or condo, your must provide proof that the landlord or management allows you to have a dog.

If you are gone from the home for longer than 8 hours, you will likely need to make arrangements for someone to come home to let the dog(s) out. Pugs are a small breed and should not be expected to hold their bladders or bowels for longer than 8 hours. Some can do it, but most can’t and shouldn’t be expected to.

Pugs are notorious for food allergies. It is recommended that you feed a high quality food that is, at minimum, wheat, corn and soy free. For your pug’s health, we recommend a grain-free diet which is what we are giving to the pugs coming into rescue.

If you currently have animals in the house (cats and/or dogs) they must be spayed or neutered unless there is a medical reason why they are not or cannot be.

Please be sure to check your local by-laws regarding the total number of pets you can legally have in your home and only apply if you are below that limit.

Adoption Status

Pugs Available for Adoption – you may submit an Adoption Application Form (providing you meet the requirements)

Adoption Pending or Home Visit Scheduled – the application process is closed & we are NO LONGER ACCEPTING ADOPTION APPLICATIONS

Not Yet Ready for Adoption – These pugs are currently in foster care and are receiving medical attention or behaviour/temperament assessment, they are NOT yet ready to be adopted. DO NOT SUBMIT ADOPTION APPLICATION. Please continue to monitor the website for any changes in these pugs status.

Adoption Fees

Up to 1 year old: $575
1 to 2 years old: $500
2 to 6 years old: $400
6 years old & up: $300
Special needs: $200

The adoption fees include:

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Complete health check
  • DA2PP or DHPP vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • 3 year Rabies vaccination
  • Microchipping
  • Dental procedure and/or any other medical procedure if deemed necessary by a veterinarian
  • Fecal analysis and treatment if necessary

Adoption Application