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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.

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Our Events

Dogtopia of Atascocita Adoption Event

Dogtopia of Atascocita I 7140 FM 1960 East Humble, TX 77346

June 15th, 11 am to 3 pm

Come one, come all to the PugHearts adoption event at Dogtopia of Atascocita on Saturday 6/15/24 from 11am to 3pm.

The pugs will be out in force looking for fur-ever homes.

You can meet them all while shopping this great pet store!

Dogtopia of Atascocita 7140 FM 1960 East Humble, TX 77346 https://www.dogtopia.com/houston-atascocita/

Message from the Director

Newsletter - sent by email


Message from the Director Welcome to our new newsletter!

We keep in touch with many of our volunteers and supporters on our Facebook page.

Now, we’ll also be sharing important updates through email, too.

When I last wrote, we had made the difficult decision to limit intakes from outside of Houston and pause selective surgeries.

Intake Closed Except for Emergencies Now, we’ve had to make an even more difficult decision—one we have never had to make in PugHearts’ history.

We have closed intake to all pugs except medical emergencies.

The reason?

We simply have more pugs than we have foster homes that can take them.

Foster Homes Needed There are many, many ways to be a PugHearts supporter.

Right now, our #1 need is for more foster homes.

If you’re ready to open your home temporarily to a pug until they find their forever home, I hope you will apply to be a foster home.

Just fill out the adoption application, and where it asks which pug you’re interested in, put “foster.” Foster homes must be able to bring foster dogs to Sugar Land Pet Hospital for care as necessary.

PugHearts pays for all medical care.

Foster homes have access to a complete training and reference manual, as well as an extensive network of other fosters who can answer questions and help you overcome any challenges.

In gratitude, Cindy Rothermel Director, PugHearts of Houston

Pug of the moment

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No special needs

Dexter is a 7 month old pug who was surrendered to PugHearts through no fault of his own.

Dexter is a little on the timid side, but he has gotten along great with other dogs, kids, and adults!

He is Velcro to the max and follows his person everywhere.

He is learning to play with toys and chew on bones.

We also take him for regular walks and he's learning how to walk on a leash and getting better at it every time!

Dexter sleeps in a crate, and while he's not enthusiastic about it, he does sleep all night without a peep.

He wears a belly band around the house as he is still learning that potty breaks are taken outside.

This adorable little guy is looking for his forever home and is available for adoption now!

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PugHearts Emergency Line (281) 968-4958

**Not** for General Inquiries

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