Look where they are now!   An update on some of our past Pugalug Alumni living the good life in their forever homes. 

Pugalug Rescue #360 - Henree

Henree has left the building and is now in his new forever home!!








Pugalug Rescue #357 - Fendi

Fendi has gone home to her new forever family!  Stayed tuned for her Happy Tail, coming soon!




Pugalug Rescue #367 - Notcho

Notcho is a delight!!  He has settled in very well with us, and is especially attached to our young son and my husband. He's easy going, likes to play and LOVES walks. He is also very chill and likes to snuggle us and watch tv.

From the first night he slept in the big bed (of course!). It seemed as if we had him forever.  He loves chasing birds and other unwelcome animals out of our yard. He also loves looking out the window and can recognize the sound of my husband's truck.  He makes a bee line for the window to welcome him home from work. He loves rides in the truck and has his own spot with a bed so he can see everything going on.


After losing our pugs Sami and Odie last year, our hearts finally feel full again. He's a perfect pug companion and sweet addition to our family. We call our house Notcho Nation!! 

Pug love is the best!! Thanks Pugalug, he's a little treasure!




Pugalug Rescue #366 - Saje

We are one lucky family. Saje has settled in beautifully with us and has quickly wiggled her way into our hearts. She is a wonderful family dog and goes to each member of her family. She adores the kids and waits outside their doors to wake them up in the morning. Sweet yet sassy, she has a beautiful friendship with her pug sister. The two girls are less then one month apart in age and are inseparable. We sometimes call them double trouble or the twisted sisters depending on what they might be doing at the time. We are incredibly proud of both of them - sister has supported Saje with her transition to our household, and Saje looks to her new sister to learn the routines of our house, for comfort and for play. We feel so fortunate that they have one another to play with and we believe it is only the start of a very special relationship for these two girls. 

They are very rambunctious and love to zoom around our yard. Of course they often love the same toys even though there are many to choose from. The girls might play hard with each other and our kids, but they also sleep pretty hard too. Surprisingly, Saje takes up quite a lot of space in our bed at night.  During the day when the girls are tired, they both flop and snore for a short period. They settle down nicely and snuggle with their senior pug brother, often sharing one lap. Saje is very respectful of his age and knows that he wants to be left alone to relax and nap.

Saje loves to watch TV and will not hesitate to bark at any animal that she sees. Currently she is barking at the Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoon. My ring tone for the veterinarian is a dog barking, and she barks back at that as well. I guess it’s time to change my ring tone. She really is quite a hoot. Her bark is surprisingly very ferocious for a small pug. 

Saje is now an early riser and loves to get up and go on a nice long walk in the morning. She’s making progress at not barking at every animal that she comes across. It’s clear that she’s a very smart young dog who learns quickly and who rolls with new things.

Saje has quite an appetite. She loves to go to our gardens and find a snack. So far she’s eaten cucumber, carrots, and beans. We’re working on keeping her out of our vegetable gardens. 

Today Saje went to her first vet visit so that we could medicate her against ticks and heart worm and so she could have her physical for pet insurance.Her pug sister accompanied her to help Saje feel at ease and we were allowed to accompany her in. Although she was timid with the veterinarian, she warmed up nicely when the vet tech gave her some liver treats. That appetite!


We are so fortunate that we have this extra time at home to spend with Saje and the other members of our grumble, so that everyone feels comfortable and has time to get to know each other. She’s settled in so easily that it feels we’ve had her so much longer than two weeks. We feel that Saje was definitely meant to join our family. Thanks to the Pugalug volunteers for all of their hard work. This is our second time adopting from Pugalug and we know the outstanding work that you do. 

Pugalug Rescue #365 - Gizmo

Gizmo has settled in well from the first day he stepped into the apartment.  There seemed to be a “no issues pact” between him and the resident 12 year old female pug from the first nose touching.


For an older dog who has no experience with elevators, Gizmo is now, after one week, a master of it.  Going from flattening himself onto the elevator floor to marching confidently in.  The same with stairs and the big bed steps.  We showed him how to get down from the big bed once, and now he’s a natural, walking each step – no jumping.  At bed-time we carry him in and put him onto the bed; we think that after watching his new sister going up the steps, he will soon follow.  Maybe not - he might like falling asleep in front of the TV and then being carried off to bed while still asleep.

Although Gizmo and the resident pug don’t curl up together – possibly down the road that will happen - there is full acceptance.  They both sit well together, seat-belted into the back seat of the car.  Gizmo has at times walked over his new sister who takes no notice.


Gizmo loves his walks and car rides and, when home resting, sitting by either of his humans’ feet.  However, occasionally he likes to play with a stuffed toy.  He really likes to play gentle rough-housing while on his back, and one never feels his teeth.  A really gentle guy.     

When little children come over to admire him, Gizmo will stand patiently.  In typical pug style, he seems to love everyone.


We feel so blessed to have Gizmo as ours and already feel that he has been with us for ages. 

Pugalug Rescue #325 - Lucy Belle

Lucy Belle was Pugalug Alum #325 and fostered by Miss Pickles the Pug’s parents, prior to her intake to rescue. We adopted Lucy 12-16-2016 and she quickly decided DADDY was her person. That hasn’t changed. Since we have adopted Lucy, we moved from Toronto back to our home in Houston, Texas. She has loved being a little Texan, what with the unlimited sunshine and chances to get brisket bits... Her favorite way to spend time is basking in the backyard sun. Lucy has had 2 grade 1 MCTs removed since we adopted her but has been otherwise healthy. She’s a quirky little thing with OPINIONS and we are so lucky to have her. She makes our home a happy place to be.

 367 pugs rescued since October, 2005

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

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