Please keep your pugs cool! They can overheat quickly to a life threatening heat stroke in less than 20 minutes in a warm apartment, home or yard. Even 80 degrees may cause a serious problem. Cool them down quickly if you see they are struggling to breath and having an event. Remember to cool down their paws, under arms and tummies with tepid water.

Please be aware of how warm your home gets during the day, when you are not home. Draw your shades, run fans, and even consider a portable air conditioner, especially if your pug is elderly or ill.

Don't walk your pug in the heat of the day or even early evening. When walking warm temps bring water, have your pug wear a cooling vest or collar, and walk in the shade and on trails (not pavement). Always watch your pug for distress.

Featured Pug Available for Adoption


Meet Chester. He's a dapper 13 year old gentleman who has really blossomed in his foster family. He will be a great companion for someone who wants company around the house, lots of snuggles, and short walks. Two of his favorite activities are watching TV and getting brushed. Chester has the nicest disposition, and gets along well with the other pugs at his foster home. He recently finished recovering from a minor surgical procedure, and is ready to go to his forever home. Chester is in good health, completely housetrained, and is good with children and other dogs. He does have some difficulties going up and down steps, so a home without stairs would probably be best. Chester is an easy going fellow and will make someone and excellent best friend.

Want to adopt Chester?


Special Request for Donations

Recently we've had several pugs come into SPR with urgent medical needs that require extensive care - cancer, broken bones, etc. We need extra help to cover expenses so we can get them healthy and into loving homes. Please consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

  • Make a donation via check or money order. Send your donation to:

    Seattle Pug Rescue
    PMB #162
    5806A 119th Ave SE
    Bellevue, WA 98006

  • Make a donation via PayPal:

  • Contact your employer to see if they offer matching gifts for employees' charitable donations.


About SPR

Seattle Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused pugs, giving each a second chance in a loving and caring forever home. SPR accepts pugs regardless of their age, temperament or medical condition. Pugs surrendered to SPR receive necessary medical and dental care; are spayed or neutered and microchipped prior to placement; receive routine vaccinations; and receive behavioral care, if needed.

NOTE: Seattle Pug Rescue is not affiliated with WA State Pug Rescue.


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