Below are SOME of the pugs we have available for adoption. MANY OF OUR PUGS ARE NEVER LISTED ON THIS PAGE because their forever homes have been selected from applications already on file.

An application must be submitted to be considered for any rescue pug. If you are ready to adopt, please submit your application now. Applying does not obligate you to adopt from us; you have the right to refuse any or all pugs about which you are contacted.

If you do apply and would like to be considered for a pug listed on this page, please indicate the name of the pug on your application.

With occasional exceptions, all of our rescued pugs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and heartworm tested before placement.

Please also feel free to visit our Owner Referral page.

Male – 7 years old

Otis is a handsome pug who often displays a peep tongue. He appears to be a mix between fawn and silver. He is such a laid back pug. Not much phases him. He rarely barks. He gets along well with other small dogs. He does well with eye drops/meds, grooming, at the vet, on the leash and in the car. Otis loves to play with stuffed toys. He doesn’t always share them very well and might not be that great around babies and little children for that reason. He is good around older children. He has a great temperament and loves nothing more than to follow you around and snuggle on the couch. He loves to be close! Otis has a history of dry eyes. He has no vision in his left eye and limited vision (mainly peripheral) in his right eye. He navigates the house/stairs and yard just fine. Due to his history, he will need to be on daily eye drops for the rest of his life. Otis also has low thyroid. He takes one pill twice daily. This medication is also lifelong. Otis is such a sweet boy! Continue reading

Male – 6 months old

This adorable little guy is Dozer. He is a pug mix, most likely with Chihuahua or a Chug as they are called. He is 6 months old, neutered, healthy, energetic, sweet and very lovey. Continue reading

Male – 12 years old

My name is Frank and I am 12 years young. I am probably he quirkiest guy you will ever meet, so if you are a bit quirky too, we will make a wonderful pair!! I wear a belly band when I am in the house (I don’t fight it, I know it is a bad habit) and I need someone that will keep my yard clean (since I like to snack on the stuff out there). Ok, now that we have that out of the way…I am the biggest snuggler in the world and would love to share your bed with you at night. I love to watch TV….Animal Planet really gets me going! If you think that I might be the pug for you, please put Frank on your application. Continue reading

Male – 3 years old

Chino is a beautiful 3 year old neutered male pug. He has a wonderful personality and is house broken and crate trained. He loves to chase balls and squirrels and chew on toys. He will attack the TV if any animal is on the screen. He would do well in a home without small children. He does great with teenagers and adults. Like most pugs he needs to be with you at all times. Continue reading

Female – 7 years old

Olivia is a sweet girl! She loves her people and gets along with the other animals in her foster home. She is currently overweight and is on a diet. She has some limitations with her vision. She appears to see some shadows. She will see a specialist to determine if her vision can be improved. In the meantime she learning to get around her foster home. She is housebroken and will use pee pads if you gone to long.
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Female – 7 years old

Meet Lady! She is healthy, smart, agile & energetic. She barks or gets very excited when you come home, if there’s a knock at the door, if she spots another animal, or if she sees her walking harness/leash. She should always be kept on a leash when out as she will tear after a bigger dog barking. Shes all bark, no bite. She gets anxious in crowds, & around new people, but otherwise she’s pretty quiet. She likes to follow you around the house, but if you’re just hanging out, she’ll generally lay with you or in the sun. Continue reading

Peanut Butter!


Peanut Butter's surgery was a success, and she is doing very well. Updates and photos have been posted in the CO Pug Rescue Facebook social group.

Also, thanks to the many people who donated for Peanut Butter's surgery, we have now paid the medical bill! Thank you all so much for saving her life.

Heat can Kill!

Read about the danger of hot weather to pugs here .

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