COVID-19 UPDATE:  The rescue is currently looking at opening for adoptions on June 15th.

We are taking an abundance of caution due to our concern for the safety of ALL our volunteers and supporters. Assuming we do open on June 15th, home visits would still require that masks be worn by the home visitor volunteer as well as all members of the potential adopter's family who will be present during the home visit.

Please note that the June 15th opening is tentative and will depend on what happens between then and now and any potential changes to the advice provided by the province of Ontario. Again, we are all in a new world here and we would rather err on the side of caution.

We have been getting a lot of emails, so please read this FAQ before contacting us.  Your questions will likely be answered below:

1. We don't know when we will re-open for adoptions. The virus will determine that, not us.

2. We don't know when any specific dog will be ready for adoption. That depends on when we can finish vetting and such and that will be determined by the virus.

3. No, we can't do home visits by video. There are a host of liability issues that require us to have eyes on the home and meet all the caregivers in the family. We also want to have you meet the dog and the dog meet you and any pets you may have...we can't do that by video. * We cannot accept people who want to foster right now...for the same reasons as adoptions are on hold...also if you ONLY want to foster while you are stuck at home, but not after you are able to go back to work, that doesn't work for us.

4. We do NOT take applications in advance of the dog being ready. When a dog is ready to adopt, we post what that dog needs in a family and so it doesn't make sense to accept applications in advance when you don't know what the requirements for that dog are.

5. We almost NEVER have puppies in rescue. If you are looking for a puppy, the likelihood is we don't have one. If you are looking for a breeder, we suggest you look at the list of breeders on the website of the Pug Club of Canada. That is the best place to start.

6. Virtually all the questions being asked via email can be answered by looking at our website.

We are located in Ontario, Canada and don't adopt out of province. We don't have a building. We aren't a shelter. We have foster homes and they are spread out in southern Ontario.


If you are inquiring about a specific dog, please check their individual page on the website for their most up-to-date information.  All dogs are in foster care until further notice and adoption applications are not available.

Pugalug Pug Rescue
PO Box 1421, Station K
Toronto, ON
M4P 3J7

Tel 416-901-6854



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 364 pugs rescued since October, 2005

Pugalug Pug Rescue is a registered charity #85426-8430 RR0001

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