To adopt from GAPR, please completely fill out our ADOPTION APPLICATION. Then print out the application and mail it to us at: GAPR, 259 Derbytown Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Then please alert your references to the fact that we will be in contact with them and to please answer all our questions and return any of our phone calls. Your references are extremely important.
There is an adoption fee that ranges from $150 - $500 depending on the age, health, medical care, how many pugs you adopt at one time, etc. Each pug is evaluated and then an adoption fee is applied. Please do not call for specific adoption fees on particular pugs as due to legal reasons we are advised against giving out this information prior to adoption approval.
Please note also that upon approval for adoption, your entire family will be required to make the trip to our shelter in Latrobe, PA. If you are unable to do so, please consider adoption from a rescue that may be nearer to you.
We do NOT transport our rescues to their new homes, and remember that this is a lifetime commitment, that pugs can live to be 16+ years old.
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Alonzo is a very handsome, male Pug born in 2007. He is a very sweet. gentle Pug. Alonzo does have weakness in his hind quarters but does get around very well. Alonzo would love a more quiet, gentle home to call his own. He gets along well with other dogs and has shown no aggression, but because of his hind leg weakness we would prefer a home without small children who may accidentally injure him.
Meet Amelia! Amelia has been with GAPR for several years. We are guessing she is about 9-10 years old. She was originally found tossed along a highway from a puppy mill! She was unable to use her hind legs and dragged herself along the road. She has endured leg operations and is now able to use her legs with ease! She is quite untrusting and shy, but eventually warms up to you. She has a lot of love to give to the right, loving and patient family.
Meet Emmie! What a wonderful, elderly little girl! She is about 13 - 14 years old and would love a family to call her own. She is a sweet little pug that does have some arthritis and also has a "poor" leg - the vet thinks it was injured at a very young age and never healed properly but she still uses it. She does well for an elderly pug and still has a lot of love to give!
FRANKIE (PotM: 02/13)
Frankie is a handsome male, with a very long tongue which just adds more personality to this wonderful, cuddly little guy! He is about 10 years old, loves kids, other dogs and lots of attention! Think about opening your hearts and home to Frankie and other senior pugs! Due to his deteriorating health, Frankie now uses a Wheely cart to get around and will also use belly bands. He will now need a very special home, one that can deal with his special needs.
HANA (PotM: 5/13)
Hana, pronounced "Hah-nah," is a beautiful, black female. We aren't sure of her age but our vet puts her at around 6-7 years old. She has very little teeth left due to over-breeding and horrible living conditions; this also causes her tongue to stick out. This poor baby has been used over and over for breeding but will not have to worry about that any longer as she will be spayed. Over-breeding can cause bad teeth, infected gums, and tooth loss, so Hana eats canned dog food and soft treats only. Hana is great with kids, even small children, and is good with other dogs. She also doesn't produce tears in her right eye and needs Tacrolimus or Cyclosporene eye drops twice daily. Hana is very cuddly and snuggly and looking for a home to call her own.
Lola came to us over a year ago but has been on veterinarian hold due to her severe allergies. When she first came in, poor little Lola was bald with sores covering most of her body and had a horrible yeast infection, staff infection of her skin. After seeing Dr. Sargeant at PVSEC, with continued treatment, Lola is doing wonderful. She still "flares up" with her allergies, but her medicine, special dog food and weekly baths keep these under control. Lola longs for a home to call her own; she is very friendly, outgoing and extremely cuddly! Please consider a special needs pug to love!
Maggie is a sweet, 12 year old, former breeding Pug. She spent her life providing puppies and money for other people, all the while her health has suffered. Maggie now has many breast tumors that may be cancer. Once the money is raised we will have her spayed and hopefully the vet will be able to remove all the tumors and we'll have them biopsied. Maggie would love to spend the rest of her life in a loving home. She can be very energetic and playful even for a 12 year old! Maggie also loves a warm lap to snuggle up against!
MOE (PotM: 03/13)
Moe is an elderly gentleman of 10 - 11 years old. This gentle guy was kept outside all day long and sometimes into the night while his previous owner was at work and then out for the evening. With no shelter, Moe had to learn to dig into the ground for a cool spot to lay in, and in the winter, he would try to find some leaves or debris in the yard and hide underneath shivering to try and stay warm. Under weight and missing hair, Moe was barely hanging on when he came to us at GAPR, but with a warm bath, de-flea, vaccines, wormings, etc., Moe is now in the safe, loving care of GAPR and looking for his forever, loving home!
PRISCILLA (PotM: 04/13)
Prisclla is a beautiful, chubby 9 year old, blind pug. She is a very sweet, loving girl and her blindness slows her a little bit, but she adjusts well to her surroundings. She may have a little sight being that she may be able to see "shadows." She loves to cuddle and longs to join a family to call her own! Priscilla would do well with older children due to her blindness.
SWEETIE and TEKE (PotM: 6 & 9/12)
Sweetie and Teke - a beautiful fawn pair of momma Sweetie, 11 years, and daughter Teke, 7 years. Both are fawn and have lived together in a hoarder's home for their entire lives so we are looking to find them a home together. They are both wonderful little girls, very light fawn in color and have a lot of love to give!
WISER (PotM: 01/13)
Wiser is a handsome, fawn male of about 8-9 years of age. Wiser came from a high-kill shelter; his time was up on Monday and GAPR picked him up on Saturday, saving his life. Wiser can be a dominant pug with other dogs,but also gets along with other dogs. Wiser chooses who he likes to play with, others he either ignores or bosses them around. As for people, Wiser loves people! He loves to cuddle and snuggle and loves to be under your feet at all times! Wiser listens very well and would do best with a family with older children.