We know it can be heart-wrenching to give up your pug.  Pugs come to Colorado Pug Rescue from many sources, including owners who can no longer care for their pugs, from shelters, and pugs found as strays.  We exist to help pugs who have nowhere else to turn.  We do not judge the situations from where pugs come or the people who are surrendering them.  We simply want the best for pugs.  CPR relies on available foster homes for newly surrendered pugs and there can be a wait list for one of our foster homes to open up.  However, we make every effort to accept every pug we can in a timely fashion.  We want to support you and your pug through this process.

We place surrendered pugs in loving foster homes suited to the needs of the foster pug.  There, they will receive all the medical care, training and, most importantly, love to prepare them for adoption by their forever family.  We have a thorough and comprehensive placement process to ensure our pugs are adopted into the right home for them.  Many of the pugs that come to us have been through a tough time in their lives, which is why they need us.  We strive to make sure the transition to their forever home is as smooth as possible for the pug and their new family.

Sometimes pugs are surrendered to us who are not suitable for adoption, typically due to age and/or health-related issues.  To accommodate these “special needs” pugs, we maintain a network of Forever Foster Homes where these pugs can live their days in the comfort and love of a dedicated foster parent, receiving the necessary medical care and attention they need to be comfortable for the rest of their lives.

To Surrender a Pug:

  • Complete our Surrender Form
  • Our Foster Coordinator will contact you within 72 hours.
  • If this is an emergency, please complete the Surrender Form and leave us a message describing your situation (303)659-9689
  • For general questions about surrendering your pug please leave a message at (303) 659-9689 and we will contact you.

How You Can Best Help Your Pug:  We strive to do the best job possible in matching your pug with a foster family and then placing your pug in its forever home.  To help us, and your pug, we request the following:

  • An honest and thorough assessment of the pug’s current situation and any medical or behavioral issues.  Honesty allows us to quickly evaluate situations and place your pug into the best environment.
  • Copies of all veterinary records, especially documentation of current vaccinations, spay/neuter procedure, and history of medical issues.
  • A list of current medications and dosages.  When surrendering your pug, please bring all medication the pug is currently receiving.
  • Description of any special needs, including physical limitations such as blindness, deafness, inability to negotiate stairs, special diet, chronic medical conditions, etc.
  • Consider surrendering your pug with their current food, bed, toys, leash, collar, etc. so that your pug has familiar things in the foster home.  These personal items will remain with your pug when he/she is placed into a new forever home.


Thank you for placing your trust in Colorado Pug Rescue.


Colorado Pug Rescue is a completely volunteer run, non-profit organization.  We rely on donations to provide support for each and every pug that we serve.  Please consider making a donation to CPR to help support your pug through the foster process.   Every dollar makes a difference!

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Please help us finance disc surgery to relieve spinal cord pressure for one of our foster pugs. For her protection, we can’t identify her. However, to read more or make a donation, please go here.

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Upcoming Events

  1. CPR Love-a-Pug Meet and Greet

    February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Meet and Greet

    March 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Colorado Springs Pet Expo

    April 27 - April 29
  4. Denver Pet Expo

    August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Pugs in the Park

    September 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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