New Lives for 9 Pugs

Thanks to the generosity of Seattle Pug Rescue supporters and volunteers, nine pugs have a new lives in loving forever homes. Here's the story of how it came to be.

Help for Friends in Need
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue's operation was at capacity and they wouldn't be able to accept any more surrenders if they couldn't find a place for some of the pugs to go. That's where Seattle Pug Rescue stepped in, agreeing to take nine adoption-ready pugs. The big question was: how to get nine pugs being fostered in homes in Indiana and Kentucky to Seattle?

Thanks to SPR volunteer Brenda's job, she's very familiar with airline shipping and knew whom to call to arrange a pug airlift. She went to work on logistics and when everything was in place, the Kentuckiana pugs made their way to Chicago's O'Hare Airport for a life-saving trip.

Pugs in the parking lot
Six of the nine pugs as they gathered together for their big trip.

Pugs in van Pug with kids
Loaded up in the van (left); meeting fellow travelers at the airport (right).

TSA
Airport employees checked to make sure each pug's health certificate,
crate labeling, and food and water supply were in order before they traveled.

Pugs at SeaTac Paperwork
The pugs arrived safely at SeaTac (left), where Dr. Melissa Norton (yellow vest, right)
signed the paperwork to take possession of the pugs.

Pug van
Outside, the Pug Rescue Transport van was ready and waiting.

Pugs in van
Dr. Keith Norton starts loading the pugs into the van.

Volunteers and pugs
Pugs are ready to go and the volunteer crew is happy to know that these dogs
have a new chance for love and happiness in a forever home.

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into rescuing pugs and giving them the care they need to be ready for adoption. If you'd like to support Seattle Pug Rescue's work, including the veterinary care provided by Drs. Keith and Melissa Norton, you can donate via PayPal or send a check to: Seattle Pug Rescue, PMB #162, 5806A 119th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006.

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