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 – 3 years old

This is Pepe. He is a 3 yr old small pug mix (approximately 15 lbs) with no medical issues. He has some chug and puggle characteristics. A little dog with a big attitude. He came to Pug Rescue from a shelter in New Mexico where his owner relinquished him because he kept running away.
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Male – 12-13 years old

This is Pudge. He’s a sweet older guy, about 12 or 13. He is housebroken for the most part but does have the occasional accident. He is crate trained. He has some mobility issues with his hips and an old injury to his front leg that gives him a distinguished gait. Due to his mobility issues he can’t get up on the furniture without some assistance, and stairs are very dangerous for him to try to navigate. He can’t hear a thing but he’s still super sweet and loves being around his people keeping a close eye on everything going on around him. He lost the last few teeth at his last dental but still eats dry food without a problem. He does really well with kids and other dogs but does sometimes lose his patience with dogs. He’s questionable with cats. A majority of the time he likes to chase the cats. This little guy is looking for his forever home. Continue reading

Vendors Wanted!

We are ready to welcome vendor signups for this year’s Pugs in the Park, which is September 17 at Central Park, Stapleton, in Denver. Click here to register. Vendors’ terms of agreement are here. To allow time for event mapping for Parks and Recreation approval, the registration deadline is September 10.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Denver Pet Expo

    August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Pugs in the Park

    September 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Halloween Party

    October 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Christmas Party

    December 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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