Success Stories

Take a look at some of the many, many pugs who have been cared for by Seattle Pug Rescue and placed into loving forever homes. Some are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for their pug and want to make sure it gets placed in a good home. Some are rescued from abusive situations. A few are strays.

What they all have in common is their ability to give love and loyalty to the people who would have them as a part of their families.



We have always been pug lovers, and had a sweet blind old pug named Tonka for the last 11 years. Because he could no longer go to the dog park or meet other dog friends, we thought that adopting a pug would be great to keep him company (and add more joy and shedding to our family!).

From the moment Stanley barged into our home last November, we knew he was for us. He made himself right at home and was incredibly patient and loving with Tonka. Right from the beginning, he seemed to understand that Tonka needed extra help and let a lot of things slide (like Tonka constantly running into him full force). He's very playful, wonderful with our kids, and prefers to sleep fully under the covers.

We recently had to say goodbye to sweet Tonka, and are very thankful to have Stanley's companionship and love. We feel like he's been part of our family forever and can't imagine life without him!



We are so thankful to have Bruno (formerly known as Tanq) as part of our family. He's such a joyful little guy; fills our home with so much laughter. From day one he's made himself at home and embraced life at the beach. He follows my husband and I from room to room always wanting to be close to his people.

Bruno thoroughly enjoys his daily walks and loves running on the sand. He's even been out in the canoe and sailboat, with a life vest of course! While he did well in both, he's pretty low-key and would rather stay home and sun himself on the deck.

His sister Annie, a 6 year-old pup from Ohio Pug Rescue, has warmed to her "little brother." It was a one-pug house for several years so it's all a little new for her. She enjoys chasing him around on the beach and is happy to share her toys. We've gotten them to play "tug" with one another a few times.

A big "THANK YOU" to SPR for all of your work in rescuing and caring for Bruno. Hard to believe this sweet little guy was ever an unwanted stray. Due to your dedication and commitment Bruno now has a safe and loving home; a success story for sure!



I just wanted to thank you guys for all that you do for the swishy faced pugs. I got Moxie from you 4 years ago (she was rescued from a puppy mill after having too many liters) and she's been my soulmate ever since. Moxie is an honorary member of my band, and loves to go to shows with us. I work at Mud Bay, and she loves coming to work, taste testing all the dog treats, and greeting the 4 legged customers. I recently got a tattoo of her, and I'm thrilled that she's going to be in my upcoming wedding. I'm hoping to adopt another pug in the next year from you guys. Keep up the great work!


Emma and Willow

Willow & Emma are incredibly sweet, goofy, inseparable and have even gotten our other pug (Guinness) to come around. Which is impressive considering he's not particularly dog friendly and was very content being an only dog. These two might be a little older, but are still full of energy, love to play and get excited for their daily walks.

From the moment she showed up Emma walked in like she owned the place. That hasn't changed, but she still lets Guinness think he runs the house. When Emma wants attention (which is often) she wants it now and will let you know when your job is done. If you try to stop, pet one of the other pups, or even scratch your nose she will quickly reach out with her paw and grab your hand pulling it back to her.

Willow was a little more hesitant, but it really didn't take her long to settle in. She's just a love bug who loves her belly rubs and being next to her sister.

We look forward to many more years with Emma (aka Emma Lou), Willow (aka Willow Wonka), and Guinness (Aka Guinny-Pig) taking up the bed and shedding all over everything.


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