There are many pugs and pug mixes sitting in shelters or with rescue groups right now waiting to find a forever home to be adopted into. However, rescuing can be a bit frightening, especially when it comes to a high maintenance breed like a pug. It takes a bit of blind faith. You can’t predict how their history will affect their personalities or health. In some cases, the animal’s history is even unknown.
However, responsible rescue groups can help ease this anxiety. Being able to fully trust that the rescue group has carefully checked each animal’s mental state and cleared all health issues before putting them up for adoption is important. Also, choosing a group that is dedicated to creating lasting forever homes by matching dogs with fitting families is a must. Even though this may take more time, it is a sign that the rescue group truly cares for their dogs and perspective families.
When we decided to rescue, we were a bit nervous at first, but knew it was the right choice for us. We adopted through a pug rescue group called Pug Rescue of Sacramento. We could not have had a better experience. Their general knowledge and obvious love of pugs gave us confidence. They were responsible and took care of medical bills without passing extra cost onto us. If you live in Northern California and are thinking about adopting a pug or pug mix, check them out at www.pugpros.org.
[Photos from Adoptathon at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 22, 2012]
Our Moka came from PROS 🙂