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About Adopting

Once I submit an application, how long does the process take before I will be able to get a rescue pug?

This is a very difficult question for us because we review requirements on adoption applications and determine if we have a match in foster care. Sometimes, especially in the case of young pugs, we do not have a suitable match in our foster network. You could expect to wait between one week and six months for the right pug for you, longer if you have your heart set on a puppy. Please remember that we are a 100% volunteer organization, and many of our volunteers have jobs in addition to volunteering with us.

I want to adopt a pug. Can you tell me what you have available so I can meet the dog and then put in an application?

We do not have a central facility to view and meet our foster dogs. You may view the photos and bios of the dogs posted on our website, and meet foster pugs at our many adoption events. The pugs that are relinquished to CPR are kept in private foster homes. Since we have a number of applications on file at all times, the most compatible applicant on file at that time will be contacted to meet a foster dog. If you see a particular dog you have an interest in, you may specify that dog on your adoption application, or contact us if you have already submitted an application to let us know.

What is the adoption fee?

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

Does CPR accept personal checks?

Unfortunately we cannot accept personal checks for payment of adoption fees, but there are several other ways you can pay for your adopted pug. We accept cash, money order, cashier’s check, payments via your PayPal account, or credit card through the PayPal website (no PayPal account is required for credit card transactions).

What does the adoption fee cover?

In addition to your new best friend – all of our pugs receive a veterinary exam, are fully vaccinated, including rabies, tested for heartworm and placed on heartworm preventative at any time of year. They are spayed/neutered with exceptions due to age or medical problems. Some of our foster pugs come to us with chronic or acute medical issues, which are treated before adoption.

What type of medical problems do rescue dogs usually have?

Some dogs come to us in perfect health, while some have chronic conditions such as dry eyes or arthritis that require daily medication but are not a serious health concern. Others have major health conditions that are either corrected or managed to the extent medically possible by CPR. CPR will evaluate and do everything medically necessary to make the foster pug as healthy and comfortable as possible so it may lead the best life it can. This may involve surgery for an elongated palate, stenotic nares or luxating patellas, treating diabetes or thyroid conditions, providing pain management, etc.

Do I have to pay for the medical care on a dog that had surgery?

No, CPR does not charge any more for that dog. We cover all of our expenses through adoption fees, merchandise sales, fundraising events, and private donations, and adoption fees are based strictly on the age of the dog, not the dog’s medical bills.

Where do your rescue pugs come from?

CPR gets pugs primarily from individuals who cannot keep their pugs, as well as shelters and strays that are turned in to us

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Upcoming Events

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    March 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    April 27 - April 29
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    May 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
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    September 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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