MID-MICHIGAN PUG CLUB
About Our Club & Rescue Policy
As a club which is associated with the Pug
Dog Club Of America, we have nothing to do
with auctions, nor do we actively solicit for dogs.
We do, however, step in when a mill is closed
down by the state. We donate money, food,
supplies and people to help with the dogs.
When the state releases them, we then pay
the standard fee for the shelter that has them.
We then place them in foster homes
so that they are not always in a cage,
until we find the right home for them.
We also work with other rescues when a
Pug comes in to them. Pugs are
surrendered to us for various reasons.
Breeders are now asking $800-900 for pet puppies.
We ask that people make a donation of $350 or less
depending on the age of the dog. We realize that many
people cannot afford the price that many
breeders ask, but are able and willing to make
the small donation for the dog and keep up
the medical on it. If possible we ask that a further
donation be made toward medical expenses
that the dog has incurred. We have saved a Pug
from heartworm, had two operations on a dog with
a broken leg and paid medical expenses to
examine a growth on another Pug. This particular
Pug did have cancer and was adopted out for the
short time that she had to live at no expense to
the adopter. We also found homes for the
two Pugs that were held by the state for over
four months when the Lapeer puppy mill was
closed down. One had neurological problems due
to abuse. Her puppy was temporarily blind from
urine dripping down from the cage above her.
She also needed surgery on one rear leg and
the other one never grew because of the
conditions she had lived in. Both of these
dogs went to excellent homes for no expense.
Both of the adoptive homes did, however, pick
up the medical expenses for the pups because
they had been waiting for them since they had
seen them on T.V. Most breed clubs operate
in this fashion.
As a club, our membership consists of breeders,
people that show their dogs, pet people and those
that have rescued their dog. All are welcome.
We support at least one dog show a year with
trophies for our breed, and we also have an
AKC fun match once a year for all Pug lovers to attend.
We try to educate the public about Pugs
in general, and are also there to educate
each other when a problem or concern comes up.
Four times a year we publish a newsletter, as well as
convene quarterly meetings.
Adopting a friend
Adopting a rescue Pug can bring years
of joy to you, your family and a Pug. A
completed application, signed
adoption contract and an adoption fee
are required to adopt a Pug. If you
would like to rescue a Pug to make
your heart shine, then please contact
Gwynne Turner at email@example.com
Come Visit Us!
Mid-Michigan Pug Club Inc "For The Love Of Pugs" 5165 Pettis NE