You have found the Pug dog breed you love. You’ve done your research and determined that the Pug is the right breed for you. Perhaps you have even chosen a name! It’s exciting to welcome a new member of your canine family. Once you’ve made your decision, it is time to find the right Pug. It can be overwhelming to choose a Pug from a shelter, but it doesn’t have to be.
What You Need to Know Before You Save a Pug
Before you rescue a Pug, it is important to consider the following Pug-related points.
- Pugs shed hair a lot
- Pugs love to socialize
- They are friendly with strangers and will befriend you.
- Extreme cold or hot temperatures can cause extreme heat and discomfort in pugs
- Pugs grunt, snort and snore on a daily basis
- They are stubborn.
- They are passionate about food
- Pugs are loyal, loving, and friendly, especially to their families.
Finding the Perfect Pug For You
Your search should begin at your nearest dog shelter. You can visit as many rescue groups or shelters as possible to find your dog’s new family member. If necessary, call ahead to confirm that the facility is available and make an appointment.
Questions To Before Adoption
Ask the staff at the shelter if there are any Pug dogs available for adoption. Ask about the Pug’s history and any health concerns. Just because a Pug has a problem doesn’t necessarily mean that they cannot be adopted. Dogs who live in shelters are most likely to have experienced a lot in their short lives. They may be afraid of strangers or display unusual behaviors. Sometimes, all it takes to get your dog well is a visit to the vet, some grooming and obedience training.
Check Pug Condition Carefully Before Adoption
Pay close attention to your dog. Ask your dog if you are able to take him for a walk, or if they can play in an enclosed area. These are the things you should be looking for:
- Large amounts of discolored discharge from the eyes
- Pugs’ ability to see
- Any swelling, limping or favoring of limbs while playing or walking
- Behavior issues such as aggression and extreme shyness
- Playing with a ball or another toy will increase the Pug’s energy and interest.
- Your Pugs’s comfort level in your presence
You want your pug to be happy and active. The shelter or rescue center should notify owners if a dog is lethargic, depressed, or sick. You have many options. Do not settle for the first Pug that you meet. You should take your time with each Pug and visit every shelter. Once you feel a connection with one of them, you’ll be able to ask about the adoption process.