Adoption Process

Adoption Process

Adopting A Pug

Pug Rescue of Northern California (PRNC) does not sell dogs, we adopt them out to compatible homes.

We do not place pugs on a first come, first served basis - instead, we try to match up the needs of the pugs with the desires and lifestyle of the adopting family.

Adoption Process

Please Note:  Our rescued pugs will not be adopted to homes, or placed in foster care to homes where all the current resident dogs are not spayed or neutered. Exceptions will be made if there is a medical reason for your dogs not being spayed/neutered but a veterinarian letter will be required as proof. Your understanding is appreciated.

Pugs and pug mixes that are adopted through us have received needed vaccinations, a heartworm test, are on heartworm preventative, and have been examined by a veterinarian. In many cases, the dog may have had other medical procedures or surgery while in PRNC care. PRNC will disclose any medical conditions that we know about prior to the adoption.

The time you can expect to wait until you hear from a representative depends on many factors. We take into consideration many things when placing a dog, and the more open you are to age, color, gender, physical condition or pug mixes, the more likely you will hear from us sooner. We cannot predict how many or what type of pugs or pug mixes come through our rescue, and cannot therefore predict how long your wait will be. Puppies are, as a general rule, not turned into rescue, (especially not healthy puppies) and the average age of our rescues is about 5 years old. Because of this, if you are adamant about getting a young (under the age of 2), healthy pug, the wait may be several months or far longer.

If you are interested in adopting, please proceed to the Adoption Application Fee page.

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