HELPING THE RESCUED PUGS:SUPPORT PUG RESCUE EFFORTS!
Aside from escalating and never ending vet bills we appreciate any help for the rescued pugs.
We rescue pugs throughout NJ. We even help pugs from surrounding states!.
HELP for a Pug? If there is a pug in need of help or a home or if you have to surrender your pug contact Pug Planet Rescue at:
Check out our FaceBook Page and share adoptable pugs with friends. Help spread the word of pug rescue & adoption!
Please help these little ones by sending an Online Gift Card to Pet Smart, Petco or The Hungry Puppy!
Just copy/paste the following link into your browser & send to Pugplanet@aol.com http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2764482.
We go through a lot of food and supplies! Gift cards greatly appreciated to THE HUNGRY PUPPY pet food/supply store.
To send an online gift card to the rescued pugs please visit:
PUGS! PUGS! PUGS! Welcome to our PUG PLANET!! Would you like to help the Pugs? Fostering a pug IS Helping to SAVE a Pug!
Pug Planet NEEDS Pug Loving Foster Homes in ALL areas of NJ! Fostering a pug until a forever home is found is a very rewarding experience. Please email us for info. PugPlanet@aol.com
JUNE PUG OF THE MONTH: FOO!!!
Foo was a stray that we rescued on Sunday 6-2-13 He was left to die in this condition and extreme heat. We brought him immediately to the hospital. He is a young pug approx. 7-9 mths of age? Such a sweet heart! His little tail wagged he just knew he was saved.? He will be spending the next few weeks in the hospital being treated. His recovery will take some time. He has demodetic mange but thankfully this is not the contagious type. The vets are waiting to draw blood because he is so irritated and infected right now. They are making him as comfortable as possible.
His little spirit shines right through and his will to survive is so great that we named him Foo like a little Foo fighter.
It will never cease to amaze me how people can do this and leave an animal to die. His skin was not something that happened overnight. It was a terrible case of neglect. Little Foo is now on the road to recovery.
Please help us HELP FOO. Purchase an item from our pug items featured to help us w/ Foo's medical expenses. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pug-Planet-Pug-Rescue/282689311806572
Please SHARE Foo's story & join us on FB for the most current updates as well. Please contact us for more info or to contact the hospital to send Foo Funds. We are a private pug rescue group who dedicates ourselves to saving pugs like Foo. We also set up a paypal acct that can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and thanks from Foo too!
MAY PUG OF THE MONTH: BELLA!
Won't you give this sweet girl a forever home?~~~~~~ Bella has been waiting for a forever home for 7 months :( She is a real love and enjoys to give kisses! Bella just turned 6 yrs on Oct. 5th, 2012 she is both housebroken and crate trained. She has been doing great on her new food and supplements allergies are almost non existant. See the photos and our FB page too for before and after shots. Bella does have dry eye and pK which impairs her vision. Although she manages to get around well the pK almost totally covers her eyes. Daily drops for both her eyes helps dry eye. We are helping her skin allergies. You can see the spots of missing fur. She was scratching and licking a lot when she first came into rescue but having her w/ us after just 3 weeks we started seeing nice changes. We changed her diet and she loves her loves her new food currently a holistic fish and sweet potato formula. Bella had some special baths and occas. med for the itchiness.. Her blood test was good and revealed a health functioning thyroid. With modifications now maintaining skin and ears with holistic products Bella has been doing much better. She is microchipped, had her heartworm test. Bella has been excused from having any vaccines per our veterinarian.
: ~~~~~FEB 2013 BRUNO HAS FINALLY FOUND A FOREVER HOME!!!!~~~~~~~Brunos story:He is still in searh of a forver home and is the last of the 9 pugs we took in from a neglectful situation. Bruno is doing great. He is housebroken and all his fur has grown back. In July when we rescued Bruno his collar was so glued on with crud we had to cut it off to remove it. It left a large area w/o fur on his neck. His skin has missing areas of fur from being infested w/ fleas. Bruno also has ear infections that we are treating from so much neglect. Like all the other pugs that were part of the rescue Bruno was delighted too be groomed and is on his way to a life of love! Never complained even letting us clip his nails. He is doing fine with crate training. He just received all his vetting neuter, vaccines, heartworm/lymes test. Bruno started his monthly heartworm pill like all the pugs in rescue to keep them safe year round. Bruno's est age is 8 yrs.
We appreciate any help for the pugs in rescue! It's very difficult to find special needs pugs a forever home. We make a commitment to pugs like Rambo until the perfect home is found. Your support helps us care and take in more pugs that need our help. Rambo has a long story we hope you'll read about his courage, strength, perseverance and love!! Rambo wasn't named Rambo for nothing!~~~~!
:RAMBO HAD THE 2nd of TWO KNEE SURGERIES ON MONDAY, FEB. 27th!! Pretty soon he will be able to stand up on both back feet again! ** 3/1/12 Rambo was happy to be home on Tuesday night. He cried several times through the evening. On Wed. he made it through w/o any cries. He cannot have any activity except for bathroom breaks for the next 2 weeks. During these 2 weeks he will receive a strong antibiotic and 2 pain meds that also help w/ inflammation. Inflammatory med will continue for the next month. Ice packs 3x a day will also be applied given he tolerates it. Like the other knee he had surgery on in October this one also has pins. The stitches come out in two weeks and therapy begins for the next 6 weeks.
Part of his therapy we will gradually try to get him to walk 1-3x per day. He cannot play, run or jump and no stairs though his abilities are limited due to his elbow luxations anyway. Play time will be hard to avoid and his other pug buddies certainly don't understand. It''s hard for everyone but obviously we all want what's best for Rambo!
In his 3 years of being with us since he was abandoned in the streets of Philadelphia he has amazed us with his strength, courage and unconditional love. Every one that meets him is amazed how happy he is, good spirited and has no idea that he is different from the other pugs. Rambo always has a smile on his face and kisses to give to all that meet him!~~~~~
Poor Rambo can't get a break! He started having trouble getting around and we though the other side of his hip was the problem but it's his knees!! Yes both knees! The right is worse then the left. They are called "trick knees" or luxating patellas. Both his knees pop in and out but the right does not pop back in like the left does. So the plan will be to start with Rambo's right knee to surgically correct it. He will have a long recovery. Surgery involves deepening the knee cap groove and realigning the knee cap with the groove. Typical recovery time (for dogs walking normally on the front legs) is approximately 2-3 months. It might take Rambo a little longer given his front leg issues. So the plan will be to start with Rambo's right knee to surgically correct it.
Rambo is just like any other pug despite his "disabilities" should see how fast he can boogie around ! His front arms have deformaties and if that were not enough Rambo had hip surgery on 2-26-09. He had Leg Perthes Disease.This is a genetic disease found in young pugs. The blood supply gets compromised in the hip and there is a fracture as a result of this genetic disease. The orthopedist took him right into surgery created a hip joint for Rambo as well as fix the blood supply and remove any diseased tissue. These first 2 weeks were restricted to just doing his "business" outside. The following 4-6 weeks physical therapy. Staples will came out in 10-14 days. (Below is Rambos full story).
Rambo (photo on Right)& his sister Scarlet(Left) were found abandoned in a box to fend for themselves. These poor pups have a serious deformity on their front legs. Definitely a genetic flaw. This leaves the pups unable to walk on their paws so instead they are crawling on their forearms w/ their butts high in the air to get around. However they are not in any apparent pain. They have learned to get around pretty quick. They wag their tail and love to play.
I think we can all gather that the person who had most likely abandoned the pups was a backyard breeder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Scarlet has found her forever home now but Rambo is still hoping athere is a family out there who can love him and who he can love back tenfold
Riblets Surgery!!! 12/11/11 Riblets came home after being in the hospital for one week! He was so happy to see us and his pug friends. He had a very long surgery called "Perineal Urethrostomy"
that created a new opening for him so that he can pee. The stone was never able to come out or be removed requiring this surgery for him. He will go back in about 10 days to see if the stitches are ready to come out. Ribbs is also on a few supplements and we are monitoring his urine pH level so we can modify his diet in prevention of having any of the stones form again. UPDATE 11/28: In June 2011 Riblets was a very starved and neglected pug that was near death as you can see his before & after pics above. He was kept outside along w/ pug mate Ginger. Riblets was fur and bones living outside in an 18 gallon Sterlite tub. He had a respiratory infection we also treated. About a month later he was limping and had been diagnosed w/ Lyme's disease that was treated. After 3 months of good feeding and love he is a nice healthy weight. He is extremely sweet, gentle and so loveable.
Yesterday Riblets was having trouble urinating. He was trying to go but nothing was coming out. First thing this morning same thing but he fell over trying and was the first time he refused to eat. We knew this was trouble and not just a urinary tract infection although hoping it was just a UTI. Today Riblets had blood work and X rays and sure enough has a blockage in his urethra. He will stay in the hospital to have surgery and is supposed to come home on Thursday, December 1st. The surgery is called Perineal Urethrostomy.
The surgery involves separating the urethra from the surrounding tissues and then cutting it open and attaching it to the perineal skin (the perineum is the space between the anus and the urinary tract opening). This positioning allows for a wider urethral opening that is more like that of female anatomy, which has a wider urethral canal than in males.
Riblets will also need to eat a special prescription diet as with most dogs that form bladder stones. We have had several pugs that needed surgery for bladder stones but this type of surgery is a first at Pug Planet.
We would be so grateful for anyone that can help contribute to his surgery and hospital stay. Please email us to help little Riblets or if you like to send help via Paypal.
Pug Planet Rescue "Let No Pug Go Unloved!"
IN MEMORY OF JELLY BEAN
It was time our little friend
Our hearts have broken once again
but to know you were loved
Heaven sent now back above
Your spirit will always remain
and fondest memories of you forever in our hearts.
Foster Mom to a Special Little Hero "JELLY BEAN BOY"
Jan. 2007'-Sept. 30, 2008"
Jelly Beans full story on Pug Planet Rescue site; http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=8234372
Please help support our friends. Donations are tax deductible:
NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals http://www.njspca.org
Pug Planet Pug Rescue, PO Box 593, Forked River, NJ 08731
HELP for a Pug? If you know of a pug in need or have to surrender your pug contact Pug Planet at:
Awwww, Those Cute Little PUGS!!
Looking for a Pug? Did you know pugs shed ALOT? They snort and snore? Are easily prone to eye injuries? Need their wrinkles cleaned daily? Can be gassy and will never excuse themselves? Cannot tolerate heat or cold well? Can be stubborn and hard to train? Can be yappers?Can live on average of 12-15 years but can live as long as 18 years! Are you ready for this committment? Pug Planet LOVES Pugs! They require a lot of time and attention. They were bred to be lap dogs and it is their greatest pleasure to be your companion.They will not be happy as your jogging partner. They over heat very quickly and will result in respiratory failure. Pugs love to eat. In fact a pugs favorite word is FOOD! No matter how lovingly they look at you with those big brown eyes it is very important not to overfeed your pug.They can become overweight easily and overweight pugs have a difficult time with breathing. They need a high grade quality food we have several we recommend. OK, Are you ready to be owned by a pug?
WHO WE ARE
Pug Planet Rescue covers all of NJ. We will help abandoned, abused, and unwanted pugs of all ages and from surrounding states as well. They are rescued from shelters, other rescues, and owners having to relinquish their pugs for many reasons. They are fostered in our homes and are provided veterinary treatment which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, heartworm testing, micro chipping and any other necessary medical care, plus lots of love. We evaluate behavior, get to know their personalities, traits and temperament as well as helping to train them. We strive to make each pug learn what love and compassion is all about.
ADOPTING A FRIEND
Requesting an application by E MAIL is the first step in adopting from Pug Planet. Please read each pet's bio ALL the information is posted. Some may be in the process of adoption by the time your application is approved, but we will keep your app. on file for future pugs that we consider a match. Once your application is approved a home visit and interview will follow. You will be notified if you have final approval. The last step will be an adoption contract and bringing your new pet into your home. ***Please note we are NOT a shelter so the pugs cannot be visited until your application is first approved.***Pugs are fostered by volunteers throughout the state of NJ not at our mailing address.
Pugs will be matched to the best home available not necessarily in the order of request. The pug you apply for may not be the best candidate for your lifestyle or living situation. It is the decision of the rescue and that pugs foster parent(s) to decide if your application is a match and therfore we will contact you to proceed with a homevisit. Pug Planet is a private run rescue and receives no municipal, county, or state funding. All medical needs including daily prescription medications that some pugs require, medical surgeries, spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm check, monthly heartworm prevention meds, fecal check, micro chipping, rontline flea/tick prevention, premium quality food, special needs food for allergy prone or sensitive stomach pugs, treats, toys, neccessary supplies and more. Remember some pugs do and will require more extensive care then others.
Pug Planet will always take back any pet where the adoption does not work out and it is required that all adopters agree to return to us if a problem should ever arise for the life of the pet.
ADDITIONAL INFO/PLEASE READ: We rarely get pug puppies but we do have wonderful pugs of all ages waiting for wonderful homes. Younger pugs and females always generate the most applications. Younger pugs are typically surrendered because families did not have the time to work on training. Please note when thinking about adopting a young pug. If you are not willing to commit to house training a pug do not apply for a younger pug. Typically pugs over the age of about 5 yrs are housebroken and are being rehomed due to families that need to relocate or in such cases as divorce resort to them seeking help from pug rescue.
Until our rescue builds up the much needed members and volunteers adoptions are limited to NJ UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED in a pets bio. This ensures that we can cover the state of NJ to perform homechecks and should any problems arise w/ any pug that has been previousely adopted. Please remember our small group of members/volunteers have jobs, families and pets of their own in addition to their volunteer rescue efforts they provide. Scheduling homechecks and approving applications can take time especially when there are many pugs in rescue and only a hand full of volunteers! We appreciate your patience. If you cannot wait we recommend you search shelters in your area where there are many wonderful pets available. If you decide you can't wait and purchase from a pet store just be aware of where your puppy is coming from and please do your research. Type "PUPPY MILLS" in a search box. You will be surprised and shocked at where pet store pups come from. Every year we get sick pugs that were purchased from pet stores that develop health issues. It's your choice. Rescue & Adoption is the option!
**PLEASE NOTE: Although we cater to Pugs, Pug Planet may have other needy dogs and cats posted on this site that may or may not be directly in foster or involved with our rescue. You should contact that person or organization listed on that pets description page. Pug Planet Rescue is not responsible for those adoptions not in our direct foster care.
There are many ways to help the rescued pugs. Special needs and senior pugs remain in rescue longer. Our rescue costs are extreme. We all work very hard in dedicating ourselves to the rescued pugs. Please consider sponsoring or being a PUG ANGEL.
If you would like to sponsor a pet and become a virtual foster parent for any pet listed in Pug Planet Rescue until they find their forever home. You will receive photos, updates, Pug Planet E News, general Pug Planet Rescue updates as well as a little gift from Pug Planet!
PUG PLANET RESCUE:
P.O. Box 593
Forked River, NJ 08731
VOLUNTEERING & PUG LOVERS ALWAYS NEEDED!! Some stay in foster much longer then others largely due to medical reasons or because they are seniors. Some were very neglected or abused and need to be reassured that there are good people in the world and they can learn to trust again. With time and lots of patience we will find a forever home for each dog that comes into Pug Planet Rescue.
WISH LIST: Aside from the medical bills and daily medications are the much needed items such as quality food ,toys, beds, harnesses, treats and chews like Nylabones! Frontline or Advantix flea/tick treatment,Donations of any kind are appreciated and welcomed. Gift cards to online suppliers DrsFosterSmith.com, The Hungry Puppy, Petco, PetSmart. E gift certificates through Petfinder,or direct payment to our doggie doctors are appreciated as well. We are always in need of paper towels too!
****PUG LOVING FOSTER HOMES NEEDED IN NJ****We can always use compassionate and dependable foster homes in order to accomadate more pugs in need. Please email us for our foster appliction if you can help.****
MORE WAYS TO HELP-Are you Crafty? Have a special Talent? Can you contribute artwork needed to help us in making items such as t shirts, stickers, and educational literature? Seamstresses, knitting, crotchet, needlepoint talent? Can you create quilts, bedding and pug clothing,or anything unique?
Sometimes we run E Bay auctions to help w/ rescue costs. Dog related items like dog sweaters and jackets, collectibles, artwork, or any home made items that you can offer. If you have special talents we would love to offer these unique creations as well.
SURRENDERING YOUR PUG? . We realize it can be a very difficult decision for those families having to give up their pug. There are many situations that responsible owners are faced with. If you know of a pug in need of rescue or have to surrender a pug E Mail. PUGPLANET@aol.com. If there is a pug in need on craigslist or other classified ads please contact us to help. A pet should never be given away using classified ads!
Pug Planet Pug Rescue, PO Box 593, Forked River, NJ 08731