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AlisaPH ID: #6578
Please welcome to PugHearts. She is one of the magnificent 25 who made their way from China to Houston last night! Alisa will have her intake soon, but as you can see, she clearly needs to put in some weight. She has some skin issues that will be addressed, and from what I can assess, she is sight impaired. However, don’t let that fool you as she’s already mastered the doggie door!

Hi, I’m Alisa. I’m about 2 years old and I am from China. I am underweight currently my FoMo says and I am just under 12 lbs. Not really sure what that is, but I do get extra food. I really love to play with toys. The squeaky ones are really nice. I will soon be looking for my forever home so get your application in.

AllegraPH ID: #6565
Allegra is a 4 year old female and is proud to call herself a China pug! Although we will update her bio as she settles in her personality continues to emerge, she is very sweet and affectionate. She doesn't initiate play with other dogs, but she is starting to play when they initiate it with her. Some of her favorite things are toys with squeakers, meal time, and snuggle time with her humans. She is good with kids. She crates well. We are working on potty training, and while she is already improving after just a couple of weeks, due to her background, we expect it will be several more weeks before she is fully housetrained. She is not yet available due to some medical issues, but she should be medically cleared for adoption in a few more weeks. This little girl is happy, sweet and cute!

AnakinPH ID: #6735
Anakin is part of the #phstarwarspuppies and was surrendered to us with his 3 other siblings at 5 weeks old from a breeder that was unable to care for them. Anakin and his 3 siblings were rushed to our Emergency Clinic and were treated very aggressively for a respiratory infection usually associated with unvaccinated animals in the hose. Unfortunately Anakin’s brother Luke was the only one to not survive. Anakin and his siblings are thriving in their foster home, with no hint of the issues of the past. Anakin is perfect. He is so sweet, and so attentive. He watches me and the other dogs in the house so closely and has started mastering the perfect head tilt. He is puddle pad trained, but will still have an occasional accident. He does great running in the grass to use the bathroom. Anakin is on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet of Salmon and Rice, and eats dry food with warm water added. He sleeps through the night in the crate with his siblings and never has an accident overnight. He loves being outside, playing with toys and tormenting his older siblings. Puppies like Anakin are adorable, but with comes lots of work. Make sure you understand the importance of a schedule if thinking of adopting a puppy. Anakin will be neutered and more than like have nares, palate and an umbilical hernia repair, as well as all vaccinations prior to adoption.

AngelPH ID: #6721
Foster Angel is a beautiful girl! She is about 9 years old and overall fairly healthy! She came into PugHearts when her owner passed away recently. As a result she’s pretty shy and unsure of her surroundings, but coming out of her shell more and more every day! So I have no doubt she will do excellent in a new loving home. Angel will get her nares done and boosters at the beginning of September and then she will be ready for her forever home. Angel is both cat and dog friendly and can even navigate stairs pretty well!

AnnabellePH ID: #6819
Annabelle is a 5 month old black female. She is all puppy...teeth like a piranha and energy for days! She is working on housetraining and crate training. She is already an expert in kisses and snuggles! Annabelle won't be available until early 2022 as she waits for her spay and final vaccine boosters.

AnniePH ID: #6701
Annie is a 9 year old female that was surrendered by her owner. She is a wonderful, sweet, loving pug. She follows me everywhere and is happy as long as I am there. She doesn’t chew or get into things. She has had zero accidents in the house. She doesn’t have any health issues other than hip arthritis and normal aging. She gets so excited when I get home, she howls and squeals. It is adorable. She is perfect for someone that works from home. She will sleep right next to you all day. She is not dominant and gets along good with other pugs (that’s all I have at my house). I don’t know about big dogs or cats. I also don’t know about children, but I don’t see a problem. She does not bite and is not nippy. If you are looking for a sweet, affectionate lap dog Annie is your girl!

AnubisPH ID: #6828
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BeansPH ID: #5775
Beans is a 16 year old pug who loves 3 things: eating, sleeping, and eating again. He came to PugHearts a tad overweight at 26 pounds, but he has shed 2 pounds so far. He loves soft toys and is quite the character. Beans has had successful surgery to rid him of bladder stones, so he must stay on a restrictive diet to avoid a re-occurrence. He also has an old injury to his left eye and has no vision in it. Beans is a sedentary fellow who is happy with a low key lifestyle. He is happiest when he knows where you are and will especially follow you if you make your way into the kitchen....his favorite room. Beans sleeps in his own bed and is house trained. He gets along with other dogs and ignores the cat. Mr. Beans, as I refer to him, is a total sweetheart who is looking for a quiet home for his retirement years.

BeauPH ID: #6825
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BelindaPH ID: #6527
Belinda is a great senior lady coming in at a young 10 years old. She came from a shelter out of Galveston & loves to be in a home with less commotion. She loves to lounge on the couch, curled up on a warm blanket. She has had her soft palate & nares done to help her breath easier. She still makes some grumbling noises when she sleeps, which can be very cute to listen to. As a senior she does have some arthritis which will require medicine to help her be more comfortable. Belinda can use a dog door & will go outside to do her business.

BlissPH ID: #6816
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BonkersPH ID: #6552
Please give a big PugHearts welcome to itsy-bitsy Bonkers! Bonkers was separated from his Pug family and dropped at a local shelter at only 6 weeks old. His surrender form stated he was failing to thrive, and still had open fontanelles. Specifically, he still has a soft spot on the top of his head, just as infants do when they are born.

Bonkers has been doing great in our home, growing an thriving every day! He even has his very own helmet to keep his head safe! Although I still have to exercise caution as his soft spot has not yet closed, we are hopeful, that it in time, this will correct itself.

Bonkers is tipping the scales at a whopping 2 1/2 lbs! He loves to play in the grass, loves to run zoomies in the kitchen, and loves playing with his foster family.


I always love to share updates, especially when they are great ones! Yesterday, Bonkers had his third chemo treatment?, and his neurology team couldn’t have been more impressed with how he continues to recover from autoimmune encephalitis. There isn’t a lot of clinical information on the type of disease that Bonkers has. It is not PDE, and it is not the typical encephalitis that his neurology team usually sees. So there isn’t a lot of research or data to follow from previous patients. This was something new I learned yesterday….so this alone truly makes his recovery that more amazing! However, what Dr. Kegge was most impressed by … (drumroll please) - Bonkers is starting to regain sight in his right eye. She didn’t think this was ever going to be a consideration given how many months post illness we are, but this little cutie continues to defy the odds towards recovery. What we know is that the medications are working, and Bonkers is doing fantastic. Three treatments down, and three more to go! Bonkers still has a long recovery ahead; he will continue on anti-seizure meds for a full year following his last chemo treatment which will be sometime early Spring. We are hopeful that chemotherapy will reset his body’s immune system and prevent a future relapse of this awful disease. But yesterday was a big win for Bonkers…he truly amazes me every single day! Thank you for all the well wishes for Bonkers, and thank you for your continued support of PugHearts!

BoonePH ID: #6820
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Boudin PH ID: #6817
Boudin is one of the calmest, sweetest 12 month pugs I’ve had. He is a little shy with new people, but warms up quickly.

He gets along with the other dogs and is playful. He would do okay as an only dog with a family that was home most of the time or would do well with fur siblings.

Boudin is a healthy boy. He has a possible medial luxating patella in the left side.

Boudreaux PH ID: #6807
Boudreaux, aka Little B, is a 8 year old reddish-fawn intact boy. He has a couple medical issues that we are currently working on so it may be a couple months until he’s ready to find his forever family. He has the cutest underbite and loves humans. He would rather be the only dog or live along older low-energy dogs. Younger energetic dogs make him uneasy and anxious. He is potty and crate trained. Very quiet and reserved unless a young dog tries to play with him. Loves to cuddle and chill by your side.

BruePH ID: #6781
Brue is a 10 year old pug who came to PugHearts after spending 5 days in a shelter. She stayed in the loving, caring home of a volunteer in the New Orleans area awaiting transport to Houston.

Her transport was “Paws and Pilots” program. Brue and Ace (a Scottie who went to Scottie Rescue) arrived in ??Conroe on Sunday afternoon. A very special Thanks to all who made this happen.

Lil Miss Brue had her intake exam Monday . Honestly, it was better than I thought, but still not good.

The good thing:

Heartworm NEGATIVE

No parasites

No pneumonia

Does not appear to have been used for breeding

Now the not go good thing:

Collapsing trachea

Cataract right eye

Shrunken globe left eye?

Limited if any vision

Hair thinning across body with redness of skin Skin condition due to low grade allergies

Urinalysis: bladder infection with possible kidney involvement

Body condition 3/9. Which means she is thin

Her spine is bowed as if she were kept in a small kennel

Brue is eating well, and loves her fluff trough which makes it easy for her eat.

She is on medications to help with the conditions she has. PugHearts will continue to treat and monitor her progress.

BusterPH ID: #6422
Buster is a little old man pug/chihuahua mix. He’s 16ish, and was surrendered to a shelter. He’s on Rimadyl for arthritis, and is sadly heartworm positive. He’s housebroken, crate trained, or happy to sleep in a big bed too. He’s got a funny, quirky little personality and just wants a loving home to live out the rest of his days!

CallistaPH ID: #6746
Callista is a small brindle girl that was found in the Rio Grand Valley roaming the streets with her 2 puppies. She is estimated to be around 4 years old. She gets along with all dogs and probably cats as well. We are working on potty training. She is very mellow. She does not seemed to have much interest in play yet but she does love being close to her people. She does not do well crated or contained. She loves to sun. Callista has stage 4 bilateral luxating patellas that do not seem to cause her any kind of pain. She has dry eye and will require eye medication for the rest of her life. Unfortunately she is Heartworm positive and will go through treatment in November. She will be ready for her forever home the second weekend of December.

CammiPH ID: #6789
Cammi is a 3 year old super sweet girl. She is extremely velcro, completely house trained and good with other dogs. She will stand on her back legs and beg with her front for treats, it is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Cammi would do best sleeping in a bed with her person but we are having to train her to be ok with the crate because she is unfortunately heartworm positive. She will be ready for her forever home in January, after her spay, removal of a growth on her back leg and heartworm treatment.

While we believe Cammi is a full pug with her coloring, beautiful coat and very curly tail, she has a little bit longer snout making her look a unique and breathing better. Don’t pass up on this amazing girl!

CarolinePH ID: #6579
Hi y’all, Caroline here. I came from China. I am 4 years old, totally blind from birth, and weigh around 14 pounds. I do need to gain a pound or 2. Don’t let my being blind fool you, I get around just fine. I follow sound. FoMo claps her hands or calls my name and I follow the sound. I love playing with toys, when I find them. I’m ready for my forever home. I will be reviewing application soon. So get yours in soon.

CarsonPH ID: #6822
Please welcome foster Carson. He’s cute right?

He was found underneath a car with oil on his coat….probably camping out there a bit to feel safe. He got a good shampoo at the vet and they treated him for fleas.

This little boy is feeling so much better! I’ve only had him a few hours but he fit right in with my grumble and is the biggest sweetheart ever!

I’ll post more as I get to know him but here are a few bullets

* 6 years old

* He’s heartworm negative and is pretty healthy actually.

* and he is already neutered!

* He’s wearing a belly band as I don’t know how well he’s potty trained yet. but he is doing fabulous with that already

* Gets along well with dogs and cats

* Will need dental and possibly nares scheduled

* Approximately 5-6 yo

* sweet personality…not aggressive or an alpha male…just goes with the flow

He should be ready to go in Dec!

He is absolutely the perfect companion and laid back


ChanelPH ID: #6786
Chanel is a 5 year old tiny low rider that was an owner surrender to a local shelter. She is little, weighing about 13 pounds, with the most perfect toothy grin, and short legs. Her coat is a beautiful Sable color. Chanel, or Nelly, which is what I call her, loves being in your lap or cuddled next to you in bed. She has near perfect house manners, and has done great at house training. She gets along great with other dogs, young, old, male and female. She has some stiffness in her joints, so she currently is on a joint supplement. During her spay this week our vet will do some x-rays to see how they look. Despite her short stature, Little Nelly makes her way on and off the big bed by using the stairs. She loves toys and nylabones and getting the feel of how fun it is to play with others!

CometPH ID: #6802
Comet wakes up every day like it is Christmas morning. He is excited, happy and ready to party. He is a little ball of energy. He is very curious and is not afraid to explore.

Comet came into rescue with another Pug. He was an owner surrender. He had some mild flea infestation and was treated. All of that is over now. He is heart worm negative. He will be having a neuter and his nares done on the 1st of December and will ready for his forever family.

Cora BellePH ID: #5975
Hi everyone, I’m Cora Belle. I am around 6 years old or so. I'm a little lady. I am very cute, sweet and special. Yep, fell on my head and it causes me to tumble like a cheerleader, but I just get up and keep going. Hardwood and tile floors are hard for me and I look like I’m trying to learn to ice skate and fall a lot. Foster mom has rugs for me to walk to that help me. Don’t worry, it is just a little thing and meds aren’t needed except for the prevention ones. You should see me run the fence when I’m protecting the yard. I’m looking for a forever family that doesn’t mind a girl who stumbles. I love hugs and will be yours forever.


CorrinaPH ID: #6745
Corinna is a 3 year old, spayed female. Sadly, she is heartworm positive and will have to go through heartworm treatment.

She is scheduled to have her nose and palate done to help her breathing.

Corrina is a very chill pug; gets along well with other dogs and cats

Almost potty trained, accidents are becoming less an issue.

She is well mannered and wants to please her people.

Sleeps with us all night in our bed

DarbyPH ID: #5993
This is bonded pair Darby and Drake. Originally they came into our rescue two years ago and were adopted. They were surrendered back to us recently thru no fault of their own. Volunteers flew to retrieve these babies to get them back to us!

Now they are two years older (10 and 11 yrs old) and Drake has medical issues (collapsing trachea and on meds for life and poop urgency, Darby is healthy).

Now the good stuff! They love their humans and follow us everywhere and will give you their love to the point they will trip you and break your hip from being under foot. They are house trained, but need to be taken out for their potty breaks on a regular basis. They are really cute! They eat everything, even their vegetables. Darby can be alpha at times but easily correctable and she loves chew toys, will collect them in her crate. Drake had the most endearing face, I call him Eeyore. There is a special family out there that may want this pair and that is my hope for them. Until that time, I will love on them, play with them, clean up after them, correct alpha behavior, bask in their adorableness and give them the very best home possible.

DesireePH ID: #6773
Desiree is a 6 month old little sweetheart. She came to us as a case of neglect with an eye problem and severely underweight. She was unable to even hold her head up. Now, she is super spunky, has been steadily gaining weight. She loves to play with both dogs and people, she will surprise you with how hard she plays. She loves to be held and cuddled, blankets are her favorite. She does great in a crate and she is dainty and well behaved at dinner time. She would make an amazing addition to any household.

DexterPH ID: #6718
I welcomed Senior PH foster Dexter into our home a week ago. I wanted to share some things I have learned about him in that time.

Dexter continues to be the sweet boy I met when he entered our home. He gets along very well with other dogs and doesn’t seem to have a mean or combative bone in his body. There is no resource guarding nor does he retaliate if a dog growls at him to back off, which happened a few times because he was not respecting personal space.

Because he is not yet neutered, the 1st 24 hours were challenging to say the least as his hormones were getting the best of him and was amorously chasing every dog, male or female.

I always say the 1st 24 hours of having a new dog in the house are the most challenging and then I get routines in place and things seems to smooth out and I see the REAL dog I have to work with.

Dex is good little dog. He learned the dog door sooo quickly and enjoys having the choice to go outside. I consider potty training one of my strong areas and he was so helpful in that. He picked up on our potty schedule very quickly and stopped lifting his leg inside. I’ve reduced his time with a belly band to almost never when we are in a certain house space and I am there.

It helps that our 3 dogs are well potty trained and he picked up on what they were doing.

So if it is not a time we would usually go out for potty and he needs to go, Dexter is now going out the dog door to do his business. GOOD DOG!

He is a fairly quiet dog but will bark outside at garbage trucks, mail trucks, and even some cars but is also scared of all of these and will go into FLIGHT MODE. Fortunately we have an enclosed front courtyard and he will throw himself through the dog door to get to the safety of inside. However, on a short walk today a garage door was opening and I was right there to pick him up. He was scared.

On the other hand, he goes with me into the backyard when I am using the leaf blower and it doesn’t phase him.

Otherwise my only big challenge has been that he is a picky eater. And he is a dog who came to us severely under-weight and needs to gain weight to allow us to move on with much needed medical treatments.

I have had many wonderful helpful suggestions from our PugHearts foster families and seem to be making headway in his eating. He is still VERY picky but is slowly gaining.

So there you have it. Dexter is a great little dog who will probably stay at around a 14 lb size and does look like a little deer with his long skinny legs.

He’ll be a wonderful addition to a home when he is healthy and ready.

DixiePH ID: #6830
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DrakePH ID: #5994
This is bonded pair Darby and Drake. Originally they came into our rescue two years ago and were adopted. They were surrendered back to us recently thru no fault of their own. Volunteers flew to retrieve these babies to get them back to us!

Now they are two years older (10 and 11 yrs old) and Drake has medical issues (collapsing trachea and on meds for life and poop urgency, Darby is healthy).

Now the good stuff! They love their humans and follow us everywhere and will give you their love to the point they will trip you and break your hip from being under foot. They are house trained, but need to be taken out for their potty breaks on a regular basis. They are really cute! They eat everything, even their vegetables. Darby can be alpha at times but easily correctable and she loves chew toys, will collect them in her crate. Drake had the most endearing face, I call him Eeyore. There is a special family out there that may want this pair and that is my hope for them. Until that time, I will love on them, play with them, clean up after them, correct alpha behavior, bask in their adorableness and give them the very best home possible.

EdgarPH ID: #6711
Edgar is an active 3-year-old Fawn Male. He is an owner surrender through no fault of his own. (His owner was not allowed to take him to the college dorm.) He came to PugHearts with an injury to his eye. Unfortunately, the eye had to be removed shortly after intake. He will need to be neutered along with other possible procedures to help his breathing but then can be adopted, around Labor Day!

Edgar is house trained and working on kennel training. He wants to play with his foster brother, but cannot play until his eye is healed. I think he will be a rough and tumble playmate for a doggie friend and/or human friend. Come meet this fellow at the PugHearts events and watch for updates on the Facebook Page.

ElliotPH ID: #6818
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EmmilenePH ID: #6671
Emmilene traveled to Houston from the Rio Grande Valley. Her owner was taken to a hospital and we were told that he would not be returning. Through no fault of her own she found herself homeless. She was running loose in the neighborhood and was relying on neighbors to feed her. Emmilene is obese weighing in at over 25 lbs. She has been put on prescription kibble that will help with weight loss and is not being given people food. She came to us with ear infections, a bladder infection, dermatitis, URI and dental disease….a mess! All of this is being addressed, and she is on antibiotics and steroids. She more than likely has arthritis which is not being helped by being overweight. She is already feeling better and moving around more. At times she is incontinent and does not appear to be totally potty trained, but we are working on that. She is estimated to be 8 years old. She is very sweet and enjoys the occasional lap time along with belly rubs. Right now she sleeps a lot and prefers the floor to a dog bed. She sleeps crated at night and does not make a peep. Emmilene doesn’t pay attention to the resident dogs. I’ve yet to see her play with a toy. She isn’t asking for much. A home that will offer her love, affection, healthy food and a place to sleep is all she needs.

EstellePH ID: #6517
Meet Estelle

Look at this beautiful face! Estelle is a senior pug who is just looking for someone to give her a place to call home. She has a previous back injury. She walks a little slower and a little wonky but she is determined and can still do it. She is on a small dose of Rimadyl to help with mobility but is doing great on it. She is potty trained and will let you know she has to go outside by letting out the cutest little howl. Won’t you consider this beautiful senior lady?

EverleighPH ID: #6813
Everleigh is a tiny girl at around 7 pounds. We will work to get that number up a little. She is a sweetheart and loves her fur siblings. She is playful and happy. She is around 2 years old.

She is crate trained and can use the doggy door. She would be a great addition to any family. She will be ready after her spay on December 9th.

Flana JubileePH ID: #6749
Flana is a sweet 8 year old fawn female. She was an owner surrender due to a change in family circumstances. She is housetrained, and crates well. She's great with other dogs (cats and children unknown). She loves people and, if she's not in the middle of a nap, will happily follow you around the house. Her likes include mealtime, frequent naps and sunning her belly outside for a little while every day. Dislikes include getting her face cleaned and when dinner is late. Flana is looking for a quiet retirement with lots of love.

FrancescaPH ID: #6747
Francesca is a 5 year old fawn female. She was an owner surrender through no fault of her own. She is housetrained, crate trained and gets along great with other dogs and children.

Francesca is heartworm positive.

FrodoPH ID: #6804
Frodo is a 5 week old male. He is the remaining puppy of his litter that all contracted parvo.

He is fighting hard to overcome this terrible disease and grow up strong and healthy.

GabePH ID: #6762
Gabe is approximately 3 years old and came to PugHearts from a backyard breeder. Happily, he is heartworm negative.

This little guy is so sweet. He is learning how to play with toys, getting his first treats, and sleeping in the big bed. We are working on potty training which he’s doing really well at. He’s only had one accident since we got him. He has a very good disposition and he and our blind pug, Matty, are becoming friends. This little guy has a lot of puppy in him and he likes his walks. He is scheduled for his neuter soon.

GizaPH ID: #6777
Hello PugHearts Tribe! My name is Giza! I am a 5 year old petite, feisty, pretty, sweet girl with the biggest personality! My journey to PH is somewhat a blessing in disguise. I was an owner surrender from a backyard breeder. My previous owner had a change of heart, thank goodness! I am fortunate that PugHearts came to the rescue! I am fully vetted, spayed, nares and palate surgery done! Just need to get rid of them nasty heart worms. My foster Mom said I am the sweetest because I love to cuddle with her and compete with my foster siblings for cuddle time. I am potty trained! Gets excited with treats and loves to play with stuffy toys! I will be a perfect addition to your family and For sure worth waiting for! I am ready to give my FUREVER human my unconditional love! I hope it will be you!

GrantPH ID: #6827
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GraysonPH ID: #6397
I first found out about Grayson from a cryptic message at the end of October. All it said was that there is an extremely sick Frenchie in a shelter scheduled for euthanasia today that we were trying to pull him out and whether I would foster to which I said of course. It was exactly 3 days later when I got a call from the director of the rescue. Grayson made it to our vet and his evaluation was not good. He had a left sided failure caused by a genetic heart issue complicated by heartworms, a completely preventable condition, and he was given a week to live. I felt like I couldn’t breathe but I also knew this dog needed to come here.

I didn’t sleep that night. I felt like there had to be more I could do for this dog and then it hit me – Grayson is dying and he never got to experience anything! clearly, we will do a bucket list for him. We took him to the beach where he tried to chase the seagulls even though he could barely walk, to a ranch where he got kissed by a wild pony, on a convertible ride to get a puppachino, we cooked him steak, he met and peed on a giant tortoise, had a professional photoshoot and visited Bayou Bend Gardens. Before we knew it, a week turned into two, then three and before we knew it he had people overseas reaching out about his story. People were asking about heartworms and he was making a difference.

Just as we began hoping Grayson may celebrate New Year with us, an upper respiratory infection hit him with an incredible strength. For two weeks we fought as hard as we could for him hoping his appetite would pick back up knowing well this may be it. Grayson came to us beyond starved and he could barely pick up his tummy filled with fluid caused by his heart failure – if he ever got to the point where he couldn’t walk, we knew it would be unfair to keep it going. And then he finally had a good day, and one after that, he got excited about meal times and I felt like I could breathe again.

As of today, Grayson got to eat Turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas both, he celebrated Mother's and Father's day, he has met endless friends and lived a life he should have had from the start. None of this changes the fact that his condition is terminal. When his symptoms become severe enough and he can no longer enjoy his life, we will be there to hold him as he crosses over. But it will not be today.

This is a story of a rescue taking in a dog that will never make it out. A dog that never stood a chance but a dog whose life has been turned around because the rescue stepped in. His story could have ended in that shelter but it did not.

Living with Grayson for the past 2 months has taught us more than I would have ever thought a dog could. Grayson was abused and he will pay the ultimate price yet he is not bitter at all, the opposite in fact. He loves people and wants to be loved on all day long. He has learned his new name within days and runs to us as fast as his body allows him to. Having him here has made us to cherish every single day because we are not promised tomorrow. He taught us to let go of our baggage and live in the now.

Your donations help not only dogs getting ready for adoptions but also dogs like Grayson, dogs that will live out the rest of their days in rescue. We thank you for your support.


HaileyPH ID: #6801
The Who: Hailey is one of the saddest cases I've ever fostered. Her therapy baths have me washing what feels like nothing but crust and bones. It is heart wrenching. But make no mistake; this tiny, emaciated, balding, scabby black owner surrender has the soul of a soldier. And she's just 2. I'm inspired to think how far she'll go.

The How: We are treating flea induced wounds from outside and in, and seeing small improvements every day. Her emotional scars may take longer. When reached for by human hands, she goes flat or hides under furniture, but once captive, it's nothing but wiggles and kisses. Hailey is learning what it's like to be safe. To trust. To be loved and cared for. To be held and indoors. To be fed regularly and well. You could be the finale of her PugHearts journey by showing Hailey what it's like to be HOME.

The When: In addition to the skin, weight, and confidence issues we're addressing, Hailey will be spayed 11/29, and progress willing, would render her home ready early December.

The Why: Meantime, give what you can, love her from afar, and follow Hailey's transformation on Facebook and Instagram. Help us help her. She is worth it. She is why.

Han SoloPH ID: #6736
Han Solo is part of the #phstarwarspuppies and was surrendered to us with his 3 other siblings at 5 weeks old from a breeder that was unable to care for them. Han Solo and his 3 siblings were rushed to our Emergency Clinic and were treated very aggressively for a respiratory infection usually associated with unvaccinated animals in the house. Unfortunately Han Solo’s brother Luke was the only one to not survive. Han Solo and his siblings are thriving in their foster home, with no hint of the issues of the past. Han Solo is a furry pug, and is bigger than his siblings. His personality screams Hot-Mess Express, but it’s been a joy to watch this little furry demon grow! He’s cute and he knows it! Han Solo is on Natural Balance Puppy Limited Ingredient Diet of Salmon and Rice, and eats dry food with warm water added. He sleeps through the night in the crate with his siblings and never has an accident overnight. He loves being outside, playing with toys and tormenting his older siblings. He watches the older ones and tries to do everything they do without any fear. Puppies like Han Solo are adorable, but with them comes lots of work. Make sure you understand the importance of a schedule if thinking of adopting a puppy. Anakin will be neutered and more than likely have his nares and soft palate surgery, as well as all vaccinations prior to being adopted.

HarlowPH ID: #6832
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HoltPH ID: #6814
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HomerPH ID: #6797
Homer is a sweet, gentle older man that comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande Valley. He is neutered and has obviously been in a home before.

Sadly, he has a large mast cell tumor on his back. We know it will need to be surgically removed.

He will have his intake soon and we will update as we know more.

HoracePH ID: #6783
Foster Horace loves being outside, barking and telling others what to do, and eating whatever he’s not suppose to. He’s a squishy little guy with the perfect curled tail sitting right on his back. He’s excelling in house manners, but is in the bitey puppy stage and we are working on that.

HunterPH ID: #6768
Hunter is a 7 year old fawn male who was found in the woods on a hunting trip; hence the name! He is great with other dogs (young, old, big, small...he likes all of them). Hunter is curious and hopes to be a world-class explorer one day. So a watchful eye when he's outside and a VERY secure fence line are must-haves for him! Despite that, Hunter is sweet and playful and loves a lap to sit on. He is housetrained, crate trained and a good listener.

InezPH ID: #6753
Foster Inez is 3 years old and comes to Pughearts via Laredo. We’re still getting to know her, but so far, she is very Velcro, and she absolutely adores my husband. If he leaves the room or steps outside for a minute, she’s at the gate or in the window searching for him. If I’m the only one at home, she’s perfectly content to sit on the couch with me or relax in her dog bed.

She sleeps in her crate at night, and even though she doesn’t go in willingly, she settles down pretty quickly. I usually use treats to get them to go in their crates, but she’s not your typical food motivated Pug. She just looks at me and runs to the other side of the room. She doesn’t get excited at mealtime like my crew and just picks at her food. I think she would graze all day if I let her, but I have a Boxer and another Pug who eat everything in sight, so that’s not an option!

I don’t have cats, but Inez was transported by another Pughearts foster who does, and she had no issue with them. She’s a very chill little girl and doesn’t really seem to care what’s going on in the house. She doesn’t bark very much, and when she does, it’s more of a chortle. She also doesn’t seem to have any alpha tendencies at all and is perfectly content to let someone else be in charge.

Inez is scheduled for her spay on October 1st, but she’s also heartworm positive, so she won’t be ready to adopt until closer to the Holidays. She’s definitely worth the wait and would love to be home with her new family just in time for Christmas!

IsabellaPH ID: #5629
Isabella is one of PugHearts special needs pugs & needs a very special Adopter that understands and can commit to her special needs. She is 9 years old, has a spine injury that left her with an awkward walk, doesn’t allow her to use stairs or jump up/down furniture. She also has fecal incontinence and requires assistance going potty. Despite all life challenges she has encountered, Isabella is also the most loving girl around, always super happy & just loves being around her people. Isabella is on several medicines to help her quality of life & continues to live life to the fullest.

IslaPH ID: #6782
This 4 year old sweetheart was found on the streets of south Texas, close to the border. A good Samaritan took her to a shelter and she ended up with PugHearts. This soul has clearly been neglected, and yet she just wants to to snuggle, play with toys and just be loved by people.

She loves sleeping in the bed, but also does fine in the crate. She doesn't mind her young, obnoxious foster brother. Nor does she bother the cats. She can be quirky, which is adorable. She'll lay on you and the bed, and want to lick/suck on whichever limb you have closest to her. She'll stop if you tell her to, but it sure is funny. She also tends to leave the tip of her tongue hand out of her mouth, so cute.

She's clearly had several litters, she has a scar on her left eye, though it does not seem to affect her vision. She's currently being treated for a chronic yeast skin infection, which we hope to cure in the near future. She also has dry eye, which is very common in pugs. This we cannot cure, but we can manage with daily eye drops, which she takes like a champ!

She already had her spay surgery, but she won't be ready until mid January, as she still has to undergo heartworm treatment.

Jax The FrugPH ID: #6788
Jax is a 7 year old French Bulldog-Pug Mix, better known as a Frug, and was surrendered to PugHearts when his health and well being became the number one concern. Poor Jax started having seizure and both his family and his vet had trouble controlling it. Jax is a beautiful boy. He’s a gorgeous brindle color, with amazing bat ears and an underbite that dreams are made of. Seizures are going to be something Jax will live with, but there’s no reason he can’t live a normal and happy life. Jax loves other dogs and has a blast running around the yard. He sleeps in the big bed every night and always has a nylabone by his side. Due to his epilepsy, Jax will NEVER take flea medicine and will be on phenobarbital for life. We’ve also determined that Jax has some anxiety driven issues and trazadone has been great keeping him calm, also helping his seizures. He will need to be spayed prior to adoption, with possible nares correction. Despite these issues Jax is the happiest of dogs. He loves fetching the tennis ball and giving his mommy tons of kisses.

JazziePH ID: #6811
Please welcome Jazzie to PugHearts!

Jazzie comes to us as an owner surrender by her owner of 11 years due to not being able to give little Jazzie the attention she needs. Jazzie is 11 years old and is the sweetest little thing. She moves around like a youngster but does have some vision issues due to dry eye. Because of this, Jazzie will be on daily drops for life. Jazzie has a history of bladder stones, which requires a special diet to eliminate the crystals. She is a little nervous of the new surroundings, but she has used the stairs to get on the bed, and had no problems cuddling with me last night.

She is the perfect compact pug with an epic nose roll…and guess what? It’s adopt a senior month! Who wants to give Jazzie the love and attention that she needs?

JennyPH ID: #6800
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JimmyPH ID: #6821
Meet Jimmy. Jimmy is a 12 month old pug. He is too cute for words.

He is healthy and just waiting for his neuter on December 19th.

Jimmy is playful and a little fiesty. He is a snuggly, squishy puppy. He loves to lay on your lap and watch tv. He gets along with others and would love to have someone to play with. He is potty trained, crate trained and can use the doggy door.

JoniPH ID: #6723
Joni comes to PugHearts after her family tragically died in a car accident. Joni had a rough start when she first came in. She was scared and hid under the bathroom counter for a while before we could coax her out. She has made great progress with us and is now a velcro dog and wants to be near her humans at all times. She follows us everywhere and loves to snuggle. She still has some anxiety and gets nervous when strangers come in.

Joni does not like being crated and lets you know about it vocally. She is mostly potty-trained and is making improvements daily. Joni came in with worms, an ear infection, and bad skin due to flea allergies. We have treated for all of that, and she is doing much better. She is also a bit under-weight, but we are working on that as well. Her spay is set for early September, and then she will be ready for her new home.

Joni is about 6 years old. She gets along well with other dogs. She loves to walk around in the yard. She enjoys a good treat.

Joni is looking for a calm home with lots of love where she can feel safe and secure. Are you her special someone?

LandryPH ID: #6689
Landry is a handsome, sweet older gentleman that comes to us from a shelter. As most older pugs, he has some health issues. He has a weak back end that causes him to drag his back legs a bit when he walks, but don't let this fool you, he gets around quickly. He will require daily medicine for his legs and daily eyedrops. He is on medical hold until mid-August when he will be neutered and have soft palate surgery.

Landry LOVES to be with his people and will become your shadow. When not right by your side or at your feet, he will hang in his crate and sleeps in the crate at night. He gets along well with other dogs, but isn't looking for a playmate. Pulling his dog bed around the room is his favorite toy.

Leta (Porg)PH ID: #6577
Please welcome Foster Leta to PugHearts. She is one of the many pugs who made their way from China to Houston in March 2021. Even with a skin infection, 4-year-old Foster Leta has the softest fur and has really blossomed into loving attention from her humans. She’s getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home and has started to initiate playtime and play on her own with toys. She’s on her way to being a Velcro pug and follows her people everywhere, even the mini humans (especially if they go near the kitchen).

Like so many of her fellow international travelers, Foster Leta has a laundry list of issues we’re working to resolve. She has a skin infection (including her nose roll and ears), some healing interdigital cysts, entropion, dry eye, bilateral luxating patellas, and suspected elbow dysplasia (her elbows bow out quite a bit). We’ve started her on eye drops to see if her crusty eyes resolve with the drops or if she’ll need surgery, and we will be monitoring her mobility once she’s off the prednisone and antibiotics for her skin infection. Her paws are a bit deformed from living in a crate, so they appear more spread out than your average pug, and based on the condition of her undercarriage she’s been bred a time or two (or more, probably lots more).

Leta is not potty trained, not even a little bit. She’s what I would call negative-level potty trained. She has no idea what this whole outside thing is all about, and since she’s spent so much time in a crate and in confined spaces, she does sometimes potty in her crate and even the dog bed she’s napping on. We’re working with her, but she will need someone with lots of patience to help her continue to learn that potty time should take place outside. Now that her personality is starting to show, I’m guessing she’ll prove to be a feisty little thing once she fully settles in.

LilaPH ID: #5183
Lila is a 4 yr old female that comes to PugHearts after being found wandering all alone.

She appears to have some problems with her back legs and is being monitored by the vet. Lila is, happily, heartworm negative.

From Lila's foster: Meet Lila - our gorgeous Lila!! She is a very happy, healthy 4yr old that loves to play and cuddle and run - everywhere she goes!!

Lila is a special needs pug that has some neurological issues with her back legs. We are not sure if this is due to an injury or birth - be please do not let this deter you from adopting her!! She does not let this slow her down one bit!! The biggest issue is elimations, as she is not always aware of pooping. Lila does squat to urinate, but then hops about 3ft while going. If she is leashed and you hold her, she will finish then move on. She will also stand up when asked!

This sweet girl is a treasure and we are hoping that someone will give her a chance at a family - she deserves her own family and loves with her whole heart!!

LolitaPH ID: #6793
Lolita is estimated to be around 3 years old. It is believed that she was dumped and roaming the streets for over 2 weeks. She was terrified and would run at the sight of any human. Volunteers were able to finally catch her and changed her life forever. She now sleeps in a warm bed with all the love and cuddles. She is sweet, very velcro and is starting to learn how to play with toys and her foster siblings. Unfortunately Lolita is severe Heartworm positive so she will go through Heartworm treatment sometime in December before she can go to her forever home.

LunaPH ID: #6812
Foster Luna

When you get that foster in your home that you know has spent the majority of her life outside being a breeding dog, you’re never quite sure how the first night will go. Luna had her first night here, and it was nothing short of amazing. She slept thru the night, cuddled up so close to me and didn’t move. She went outside when she was suppose to and completed her business in the grass. She gobbled up her breakfast in the crate, and then we all had a little cuddling couch time. She is doing so well and is so very sweet. She still gets a little nervous about coming inside, like she isn’t sure if she’s suppose to or if she should, but I just let her know it’s ok and she butt wiggles all the way in. Luna is going to make someone very happy. She is perfection.

Maggie PH ID: #6421
Meet Maggie! As you can see, Maggie is nit a pug, but thankfully PugHearts was willing to help her out when they saw her pug mix brother at the shelter. Maggie is a chihuahua & Pomeranian mix. She is 15 years old, but she apparently doesn’t know this! She’s feisty and has a lot of spirit left in her tiny little self! She’s on Rimadyl to help with some arthritis, and sadly, she’s heartworm positive. She is perfectly housebroken and is happy to sleep in a crate or with her people. She is looking for a family to love her during her final years!

MariePH ID: #6810
Marie is a 1 year old female owner surrender. She is heartworm negative and will be spayed on December 6th.

Sweet Marie is a very laidback for a 1 year old, it took her all of 10 minutes to socialize our grumble and was ready for a nap. We are working on potty training, so far she is a very smart girl and should catch on in no time.

MarioPH ID: #6826
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MarlonPH ID: #6725
Hi y'all, Marlon here. I am a small guy around 12 pounds, but I do need to gain 2-3 pounds, FoMo calls me Marlon Brando, but she says I am really more of a Marlon Perkins. (many of y'all are too young to remember the show Wild Kingdom)

I am about 10 years old, blind and deaf. I am learning my way around here. I am doing well with the others, except for the one-eyed grumpy old guy who also lives here (he thinks he owns the place).

I love to cuddle, but get nervous when picked up. FoMo picks me up and cuddles me and I like it! I am learning to trust.

I do need to have eye drops twice a day in each eye and will need that for the rest of my life. I also take Rimadyl for my arthritis.

I will be neutered in a month, not really looking forward to that.

I will be looking for a quieter retirement home to spend the remainder of my life being loved, spoiled and cuddled.

Will that be your house?

MarthaPH ID: #6757
Martha is a 5 year old pug whose body is a little longer than most and whose feet tend to turn out a little. These little quirks make her extra special and extra cute. She is very quiet and loves to follow her people around from room to room. She is a happy girl despite having been passed around, lost, found, sold, and rescued over the course of her life. As a result of inadequate care, she does have heartworms and is anemic, but has already begun the process of becoming the healthy pug she should've always been. If you are looking for a soft, gentle, calm female, this might just be the pug for you. She gets along with other dogs, kids (she is not very active), is working on house training, and listens very well.

MarvinPH ID: #6785
?Marvin is a sweet boy. He is a healthy 2 year old. He gets a long with everyone and will bark with excitement when he sees you. He loves to play fetch with toys and will bring them to you when he wants to play. He crates well and sleeps quietly until morning. He can use the doggy door and is doing well with potty training. He will be available after his neuter on October 28. Get your apps in quickly for this young boy! He won’t last!!

MercedesPH ID: #5626
Mercedes comes to PugHearts from a Texas shelter. She had been suspected of being hit by a car....but as it turns out, she has some significant hip and spinal issues that are not new.

This 6 year old little cutie still runs with the grumble and LOVES life.


MissyPH ID: #6831
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Mr JinglesPH ID: #6731
Jingles is a 3 yr old, owner surrender that came to PugHearts due to changes at his original home. He is HW+ so will be with us for some time until he gets treated. Jingles is very loving, playful teenager pug. He likes humans and other pugs alike. He doesn't jump on furniture but likes to be lifted onto your lap if you are sitting down. We are working on his potty training and once neutered I think it will improve more. For now, he's loving to do zoomies and play with his foster siblings (pugs and human) and loves feeding time. Jingle is on the larger side of pugs but he's not fat. He has a beautiful coloring and masked face. I call him the bearpug. He's looking for a family to call his own, with kids he can play and snuggle with. He has good crate training (will go in for a treat) and sleeps through the night in it or when I have to go out. He's a very loving and huggable hunk of a pug.

MurrayPH ID: #6694
Murray is a winky as he is missing his left eye. He has IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease). Murray also has a healed vertebral fracture, Spondylosis and hip dysplasia. That being said, Murray has no idea that he should experience limitations with his activity. He can and does do anything he wants. He is on Rimadyl for pain and will remain on it throughout his life. He is a sweet, loving cuddle bug.

Although Murray has his physical challenges they don’t stop him from doing anything he wants to. He has been neutered and had his nares and soft palate done and is good to go. He sleeps either on the couch or in a crate in the bedroom. He uses doggie stairs well. He loves treats and to play with toys. He can be food aggressive so I either crate him or put him in another room to eat. He is 90% potty trained. He is sweet and likes to be loved on.

MushuPH ID: #6604
MuShu is a sweet 10 yr old gentleman! He is fully potty trained and a delight to have in my home! MuShu lost his mom last month, and his dad is moving overseas. You can tell he was loved! He’s overweight, but will be slimming down for summer! He is a Velcro pug and is such a joy!

He is already neutered and heartworm negative. He needs to drop a few pounds (but, CoVid...you know?).

He is our darling MuShuPotamus!

NatePH ID: #6833
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NicolePH ID: #6829
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O'dellPH ID: #6815
O'Dell comes to PugHearts after being rescued from a neglectful situation by a kind lady. O'Dell is 8 yrs old, Heartworm Negative. He has a collapsed disc space which does not slow him down one bit. He is the most sweetest boy you would ever meet and just wants love and affection. O'Dell gets along great with other dogs and just needs a Dental and Neuter scheduled in a few weeks. His energy level is the same as a 2 to 4 yr old and he has no issue going up and down stairs. We are working on potty training and learning matters. He is very attentive and smart and will sit for a treat. Odell would make a great pet for anyone wanting an older dog with enough energy to keep up with a younger dog or someone who just wants a loving companionship.

OliverPH ID: #6809
?Oliver is new to PugHearts, and in his just 3 years of life, has been under cared for, to say the least.

Oliver came to us with severe eye trauma and is now a winky. Next he will be neutered. Sadly he is also heart worm positive, so we will treat him for those as well. This means Oliver's (along with all the other preventable heart worm positive dogs in our care) foster home stay extends several months. Look for Oliver to be ready early 2022.

Meantime, enjoy his updates via Facebook and Instagram as we get to know Oliver better. Despite his crappy start, Oliver is the sweetest, waggy, GORGEOUS, big headed winky. He seems to love everyone and is adjusting well to pampered life. He jumps up to give happy soft bites to my fingers when walking, and follows so close behind me, that if I stop, he crashes my calves.

Oliver will make a stunning addition to your family when he's ready.

OpheliaPH ID: #5085
Ophelia comes to PugHearts from the Rio Grande valley.

She is a 4 year old fawn female. She is severe heartworm positive and will have to go through treatment prior to adoption.

From Ophelia's foster: Ophelia is a Velcro pug, very energetic and happy. She loves toys, Nyla bones and plush toys, but unfortunately she has mega esophagus which can be irritated by over enthusiastic play or stress. She loves tummy and chest rubs and she will let you know if you have not fulfilled her pet/scratch quota by pawing at your hand. She gives kisses and is very excited most of the time. Which has been alittle worrisome during her heart worm treatment. The mega esophagus is manageable with elevated food and rest 20-30 mins after feeding. Ophelia is a delightful little girl that adds a bright spot to everyday.

Medical hold and then pending adoption with his foster Mom.

OscarPH ID: #6688
Oscar is a precious older gentleman that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter.

He, like most neglected older pugs, has a few medical issues.

He has some spinal issues and deals with a weak bad end. He retains urine and will need to be expressed several times a day to avoid continued bladder infections.

Oscar see well and will follow you room to room, as he wants to be near you. He is getting along well with the other pugs in the house.

Eating from an elevated food bowl is a little easier for him.

Don't overlook this sweet angel.

PanzerPH ID: #6780
Panzer is a gorgeous 3-year-old Black Male. He was found wandering the East Texas countryside and was taken in by a good Samaritan who contacted PugHearts! Panzer didn’t know what to do and was a bit timid at first. As he became more secure in his foster home, he started playing and interacting with the other dogs. He then met the young human girls, ages 3 & 5, who frequent the home, and he enjoyed playing with them. He is very well behaved and good natured.

Panzer is heart worm negative and has been neutered, along with nares and soft palate procedures. He is a sturdy boy weighing almost 25 pounds. He is one of the best fosters that his foster Mom has ever had and is at risk of being adopted by his foster family. Panzer is just perfect.

PatriciaPH ID: #6658
Please welcome Foster Patricia to PugHearts. Foster Patricia, a 3 year old French Bulldog, was picked up from a shelter in pretty terrible shape with her insides on the outside (rectal prolapse) and rushed to the ER vet. She’s been stitched back together and we’re hoping for a good check up when she heads back to the vet next week.

Despite being uncomfortable, scared, and wanting absolutely nothing near her back end, she still comes up to people for cuddles and finally relaxed and took a nice long nap in my lap last night. We’re taking things slow, Frenchies can be a bit harder to integrate to a pack than your average pug, but so far she seems to like the resident English bulldog the best.

Patricia has a bit to go before she’s ready for her forever family, so she’s on medical hold for now, but PugHearts will be with her every step of the way (even though there isn’t an ounce of pug in her)

PipPH ID: #6766
And sometimes, babies!

Pip is a 6 week old male that was taken from his mother and litter too soon and sold.

He came to PugHearts in need of medical and socialization care.

He is doing better, but will not be adopted until he is neutered and fully vaccinated.

PrincePH ID: #6368
Prince is a very spry older pug who has a vision impairment. However, this does not slow him down at all! He is very curious and loves to explore his environment. He has a habit of getting into small spaces and falling asleep. So we get to play hide and seek with him. He loves dinner time and soft food. Before he was rescued by PugHearts he had his jaw broken at some point, it has healed and left him with a very happy expression. He is learning how to receive love. He has started whining in our general direction to let us know he would like to be picked up and loved on.

ReggiePH ID: #6795
Reggie is a 2 year old male pug that is just a sweetheart. He is a quick learner and knows how to use the dog door for his business. He LOVES walks almost as much as he loves food! He is also a great playmate to other dogs …but keep him away from cats. Thankfully he is healthy and just needs his neuter to be adoptable! Put in your applications today for this gorgeous pug!

RipleyPH ID: #6649
Welcome, Foster Ripley, to PugHearts. He is six weeks old puppy that was a result of a backyard breeder. He is fighting for his life as he has a list of medical issues that includes a bad eye, bad hearing, and possible liver shunt.


SelmaPH ID: #6823
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ShaynaPH ID: #6478
Hi, my name is Shayna! In Yiddish, it means beautiful. I’m a 7 year old pug who came from China. I was brought by Pughearts to this wonderful country to start my sweet and pampered life. Because of my past life, I feel a little anxious and scared of humans. Good thing is that my foster mommy is very patient and allows me to stay in my crate where I feel safe. I’m scheduled to have my dental soon and nares surgery to help me breathe better. I know how to use the pee pad and will master the doggy door soon. By the way, I just want to say that I have adorable stubby legs and cute underbite which make me unique.

SisuPH ID: #6798
Sisu is a sweet 3 year old petite fawn girl who wants nothing more than to run and play. When she's over that, she wants to cling to her person.

But Sisu cannot do either one right now. She came to us with a broken hip, and has begun vet monitored 30 day strict crate rest, after which we will evaluate whether hip surgery is beneficial. She has superb crate manners, and keeps herself entertained with a wide range of Nylabones and stuffies. Outside, she has her personal yard; an exclusive exercise pen set up just for her, so she can potty and enjoy the cool, but still limit movement.

Follow and get to know this little southern belle with us via Facebook and Instagram.

Sisu is currently on medical hold, but expected to be adoptable early to mid 2022.

SophiePH ID: #4791
Sophie is a beautiful 11 year old who was returned to PugHearts when her adoptive family could no longer care for her medical needs.

Welcome to PH and our newest foster Sophie

Sophie is beautiful 11 years young and looking for her home to call her own. Health wise she HW negative, needs some dental along with losing some weight. Sophie is very mellow follows you around and sleeps at your feet during the day. She is not a fan of the kennel and is vocal about telling you this but she did ok after a few minutes. We have not put her in a kennel at night and she has not had any accidents, she follows you outside to powder her nose and doesn’t waist any time.

SphinxPH ID: #6778
This little treasure is precious. 3yrs old.

Here's what we know so far.

Please read in full. Thank you

~ She was used for breeding - hanging skin/ nipples. She will need extra cleaning care for that area.

~ She had her spay, nares done yesterday 10.12.21 and is resting.

~ She is being treated for skin infection, has scars throughout her tiny body (some of her hair fell out and is growing).

~ She needs a home that she'll be a solo dog or a dog that is laid back.

~ She does growl if she has a toy or she's next to her food bowl. Family must work with her and have patience. She's resource guarding.

~ Learning to accept touch throughout body and after a few minutes she calms down. She is velcro and will follow you everywhere once she feels safe.

~ She's crate training for sleeping at night, she will cry but only for a few minutes until she settles down.

~ Working on potty, does mistakes but that's normal due to her previous environment. She's learning to be a proper lady.

~ Consistently and patience the family must have for this beauty.

If you have the TIME and HOME for this little diva then she your gal.

SweetiePH ID: #6834
Just when I think I have seen it all, we get a cruelty case that has my stomach turning.

A kind lady decided to walk toward a moving trash bag and investigate. That’s right. This old girl was found in a trash bag. That woman’s kindness and courage is the only reason Sweetie is alive.

As soon as the rescuer freed Sweetie, she was able to see the full scope of the abuse. Sweetie is skin and bones, missing so much hair and her eyes desperately need attention. When the woman called the shelter, she was told Sweetie would be euthanized. Thankfully she didn’t give up and found PugHearts.

Within 30 minutes we had transport on the way. Welcome to PugHearts, Sweetie. You are safe now.

Any pug, any age, any condition, any time.

Sweetie is 4 years old.

She has severe sarcoptic mange.

She is severe heartworm positive.

Stay tuned for this transformation!

SybilPH ID: #5638
Sybil comes to us from Mississippi

Sybil is a 12 year old, heart worm negative female. She is one of the Mississippi 6 rescued from a puppy mill. This girl is a sweetheart and loves people. She is truly a Velcro pug— loves to follow you, sit with you, snuggle with you, loves attention!

Sybil is a resilient puppy mill survivor and a true sweetheart. This wonderful 12 year old girl LOVES people, other dogs, snuggles, cuddles, and will follow you everywhere! She is slightly vision impaired, but has excellent hearing. She is potty trained, crate trained, and heartworm negative. Don’t miss out on this senior lady with a heart of gold. What a great little buddy!


TaterPH ID: #6730
Tater is a smaller, stunningly handsome 8 year old fawn male. He was surrendered (*or retrieved from a shelter?) to (*by) PugHearts, through zero fault of his own.

Tater made his way to my care just yesterday. What started a smelly, itchy, flakey, balding intro is evolving to an eased, smiling, curious character. He have meds for ear and skin infections on board, and he actually seemed relieved for his first medicated bath, after which he enjoyed a meal and comfortable, silent night's slumber. A dental is next, at which time he'll also be evaluated for palate surgery, a common pug necessity to help our fosters with longevity and airway ability. As always, PugHearts will spare no effort or expense to give this little spud all the TLC and veterinary treatment he needs.

Tater, even in this scaly, scabby state, has already initiated play with other pugs here. He sees, hears, and moves around well. In true pug form, Tater accepts every treat and meal offered, and even vocalizes his gratitude.

A master level head tilter and tail wagger, Tater's just an all around joyful little creature. Of course he is. Makes sense. What is THE most easily dressed, versatile, and universally delicious produce of all?

Yep. The Tater!!

Every sofa needs one.

TessaPH ID: #6132

Tessa came to PugHearts from San Antonio back in November as a 7 week old puppy with a prolapsed rectum. A prolapse will typically occur in puppies that haven’t been properly dewormed, causing severe diarrhea. A purse string was put in by the vet in San Antonio prior to her transport to Houston.

What is a purse string? Think of it as a drawstring in her rectum to hold her insides in, similar to holding the contents of a bag in place. This is so important because the longer that the bowls are out, the more necrotic the tissue becomes.

The purse string stayed in for 2 weeks and less than 48 hours after it was out, Tessa prolapsed again. She was rushed back to our vet to have an additional purse string. This is when we assumed the problem was bigger than we thought and it was discovered that Tessa has no muscle tone in her rectum. This purse string stayed in for 3 weeks, and this time she prolapsed less than 24 hours from removal. I became quite versed in pushing her colon back inside her body every time she prolapsed, until her emergency surgery was performed the following day.

Dr. Hendrix performed a Coloplexy on Tessa, essentially pulling and tacking the colon to the abdominal wall and leaving no room for an additional prolapse to occur.

Since this surgery, we have been finding out all the additional problems Tessa has, and assume she born with this defect. She has a total collapse of the 7th vertebrae leading into her pelvis causing nerve damage to the colon, which also gives her a funny gait and a spastic neurogenic colon. She has the urge to poop all the time, and will posture constantly with some, little or nothing coming out. It ends up on her, the other dogs, me and the wall on occasion. She has to have her anal glands manually expressed on a weekly basis because her body can’t do it. She will never be able to jump on and off the furniture or use stairs. There’s mornings that I want to scream and cry while I’m scrubbing poop, but then I see her and everything is worth it.

We’ve treated her with prednisone and metronidazole to no avail, and we currently have her on Tylan which has helped the consistency be more formed. She is on a strict diet of GI high energy wet food and Biome

If Tessa hadn’t found her way to PugHearts, she would not be here. There is no information on treating this condition because most dogs would have died or been euthanized. PugHearts is fighting for Tessa and we are doing everything that we can to help her. It’s not cheap, Her dog food is almost $80 a bag, but this little baby deserves the best. SLPH accepts manufacturers coupons for the Hill’s Science Diet food, if you’d like to donate those at the clinic. I had $15 worth today!

Today Tessa had her last booster. At this point, most puppies would be ready for adoption. Tessa is not. We’ve concluded that Tessa might not ever be adoptable, but we also aren’t calling her hospice. It’s unknown what Tessa might have to tackle next and with Pughearts and me as her foster, we will be ready to take on anything, but it’s not a burden we want future adopters to have to face.

Tessa is my baby. She is spoiled rotten just like she’s suppose to be. She spends the majority of her day being held or in my lap, and sleeps every night curled around my neck.

Please consider donating to Tessa’s care. She deserves the world and PugHearts is going to give it to her

ThomasPH ID: #6435
Welcome Foster Thomas back to Pughearts!

Thomas is a mixed breed who was recently returned to PugHearts through no fault of his own. He can be a little skittish with other dogs at first, but he has settled into pack life at his foster home. He adores people. He's playful and sweet and was recently named King of Pugs on the Bayou 2021! If you've ever wanted royalty in your home, King Thomas is your guy!

TuckerPH ID: #6803
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TumblePH ID: #4878
Tumble is a 12 yr old female better known as Tummy or Tum Tum. She is heartworm negative and already spayed.

From Tumble's foster: Tumble is a special needs foster, not due to health issues (as she is VERY HEALTHY), but due to fear and trust issues.

Tumble comes to PugHearts scared of everything. She does not trust men at all and will bark and bark to let them know to go away. She will trust women and is the sweetest, gentlest, loving girl once you earn her trust.

I love and adore Tumble. Tumble and my husband....not so much. Tumble is looking for a patient lady that is willing to go slowly and allow Tumble to trust you completely.

She is housebroken, heartworm negative, kennels on command and wags her whole body when she is happy to see you. Tumble is learning to trust my husband through food. She is a typical pug and food is her motivator.

I know there is a perfect home out there for her....it is just going to take time and patience to find it......just like it will take time and patience for Tumble to trust a forever family.

TutPH ID: #6779
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VeronicaPH ID: #6743
Foster Veronica is a tiny thing weighing just 14 pounds. She is house and crate trained. She is 5 years old and has a lot of energy which requires a couple 15 minute walks per. She is very soft and likes to sit by your feet under the desk while you work. She is comfortable around other dogs but would likely make a good solo pet as well as she appears to prefer human company.

Violet PH ID: #6624
Violet is a 3 year old spayed female that comes to PugHearts from a local shelter. She has a long history of spinal issues and we believe (based on skin scars) that she has been using a wheelchair for a while now.

She has been fitted properly for a new cart and has earned the nickname Vi Vi Voom, as she is ready to chase her dreams and find her forever family.

Violet is special needs, but she adores life and people and is ready for any new adventure.

WallyPH ID: #6655
Wally is the happiest 6 month old "Not exactly a pug" in the whole world. He has the sweetest disposition. He wakes up with a smile on his face and his fluffy tail wagging. He is active and likes to play, but not hyper at all. He loves snuggles and he likes to be near his humans. You will feel so welcome whenever you come home, this guy will greet you so happy you are home.

WesleyPH ID: #6013
Wesley, 9 years old, is a pug mix who was picked up as a stray. His physical exam reflects that he has had medical care in the past. He is heartworm negative and has had dental care. Wesley's behavior reflects that he is used to living inside as a pet. He perches on sofas and chairs and loves to snuggle. Wesley gets along with other dogs and can follow simple directions. Wesley is an affectionate fellow who would love to have a permanent home.

Westin PH ID: #6776
Westin comes to PugHearts as an owner surrender. He’s a big boy, at 32 pounds, with the most gorgeous brown eyes and brindle coloring. We believe Westin is either a Bugg (Boston-Pug Mix) or a Frug (Frenchie-Pug Mix). He definitely has Frenchie characteristics, so that’s my best guess. Westin has the most adorable ears…one up and one down. His disposition is so sweet and gentle. He loves nylabones and playing with his puppy foster siblings. He does have a nerve issue in the rear, but our vet doesn’t think it causes his any pain or issues, only a little swish when he walks. He uses the stairs to get on and off the bed, and jumps on his hind legs with no problems. He loves the big bed and sleeping on his back is where he always ends up. He is the happiest foster I’ve had, and is so beautiful and unique. I’m hoping to get him down to 29 pounds, which I think will be perfect. Westin is already neutered and house trained. He free roams around the house and never has an accident. Westin will make the perfect addition to any home.

YuliPH ID: #6796
Yuli’s Story:

Yuli’s not broken. He is living his best life now. Yuli came to PugHearts after good samaritans found him weak and in pain. They got him some initial vet care and then turned him over to PH. Dr. Hendrix determined the Yuli has an old pelvic fracture that is healed but leaves him with painful pooping and not putting full weight on his right rear leg. He was also full of worms including heart worms. No collar or chip. His pain was from the badly healed pelvis putting pressure on his poop system. Now that he’s not in pain due to stool softener- and feels safe and secure, he’s a tiny terror. He runs, plays bitey face, destroys toys and beds, and is trying to jump on the furniture. He tucks his head and head butts the gate of his pen like a determined billy goat to say he wants out! Now! He is a gorgeous affectionate grateful 5yo 15 lb hot mess. House trained - not a single accident in his belly band. Crate trained- he lodges complaints for a few minutes then settles down- as long as he’s in the same room as the humans. Gets along with the others and occasionally they need to remind him of his place in the pack. Learning his name and basic commands. Yuli will need to be on stool softener 3x per day for life and have his water intake encouraged so that he can poop with ease. The medicine tastes great and he takes it eagerly. After heart worm treatment he should be ready for his happily ever after in February. Don’t you want to be his happy ending?