Most of the pugs APARN places come to us from owners who can no longer keep them. There are many reasons an owner cannot keep a pug, and we are not here to judge your reasons; we are here to help. Giving up a pug that has been part of your family is not an easy thing to do. We understand and share your concern for the pug’s future well-being. We take the needs of each pug into consideration when matching it with a potential new home.
The following are things we need to know, in order to place your pug into the best foster home:
- Has your pug been spayed or neutered?
- Is your pug up to date on its vaccinations?
- Does your pug have any special needs? For example, is it blind, deaf, on medication, does it have allergies, back or knee problems, require prescription dog food, etc.
- Does your pug have any behavioral issues? Housebreaking or food/toy aggression problems fall into this category. Does your pug get along with dogs, cats, and children?
- Is your dog a pug mix? If the dog is a pug mix, we cannot commit to taking it into rescue without either a photo, or having one of our volunteers meet the dog. Most of our adopters are looking either for purebred pugs, or for small pug mixes that look and behave ‘puggy.’
We will ask that you provide a copy of your pug’s medical records. If you do not have a copy, please ask your pug’s vet(s) to fax a copy to APARN at 480-351-7070.
Important: We ask that you purchase a flea & tick treatment, such as Frontline Plus or K9 Advantix, and apply as directed to the pug at least 2-3 days before you bring the pug to us. We cannot accept pugs that are literally covered in ticks. Our foster homes should not have to subject their pugs to diseases such as tick fever. Applying Frontline Plus or K9 Advantix 2-3 days before surrendering your pug to us will ensure that fleas and ticks currently on the dog will be dead when you bring the dog to us.
We ask that you complete our Online Surrender Form and one of our volunteers will contact you to make surrender arrangements.
Please understand that it is not in your pug’s best interest for you to foster it. In order for APARN to place your pug to the best of our ability, it is necessary for us to place the pug in one of our approved volunteer foster homes.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone: 480-964-3126 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you can no longer keep your pug.