Thank you for considering the adoption of a Pug!  Before you decide to adopt a pet, please consider the time, effort, and funds (estimates at $800 or more annually for food, supplies, vaccinations, and veterinary care) necessary to properly maintain an animal.  Responsible pet ownership requires a commitment to provide care and companionship for the life of the animal.  The decision to adopt a pet is an important one.

Here’s how our adoption process works:

Each pug is placed into a foster home, provided with veterinary care including vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventative, a microchip, and if needed, they are spayed or neutered.  CPR will also provide care for acute conditions, even those which may require surgery.  Because the Rescue does not pass these costs along to either the foster home or the adopting home, please consider making a donation to CPR to help us continue this important work.

A home visit with a CPR volunteer is required for all adoptive families.  Why do we do this?  We believe this one-on-one meeting is helpful because it gives you an opportunity to speak with a CPR volunteer about the pug, discuss his/her unique needs, and for them to assist you in matching a pug to your lifestyle.  We want a perfect match for you!

An adoption contract will be completed at the time of adoption, and CPR does not refund adoption fees.  If after adoption, there is a need to re-home your pug, simply return the Pug to the Rescue for re-adoption into a new home.

Adoption Fees:  Our standard adoption fees are listed below.  Some pugs will have a reduced adoption fee, please check the adoptable pugs page for more information.

Adoption Fees:

Puppies up to one year of age $400
Dogs one to three years of age $350
Dogs four to eight years of age $300
Dogs nine years of age and older $100


See our list of pugs available for adoption

To ensure that you and your pet will be happy for years to come, we need to take time to discuss your and the animal’s individual needs and personality traits.  Please take a few moments to carefully read and complete this application.

Calendar Contest!

Is your pug next year's cover dog? Will his or her picture be a featured monthly photo? Enter your pictures by May 31 in the photo contest for our 2018 calendar. Submit your pug or pug mix's awesomeness here!

Good Luck!

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Upcoming Events

  1. Colorado Rapids Canine Rescue Day

    May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Meet-and-Greet

    May 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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