I am the first to admit that pug puppies are totally adorable and I really do get puppy clucky when I see a baby pug. It really makes me want another puppy. To help grow and nuture a baby pug and mould them into an awesome adult pug who is loving and affectionate. But whilst that is great, there are pugs and pug crosses out there that haven’t had a good start to life. And when you want a pug next, consider adopting a rescue pug or pug cross. And that’s what I am going to share with you, why you should rescue a pug or pug cross.
You are Saving a Life
This is one of the most rewarding aspects of rescuing any dog. You are saving their life. Literally saving their life. Saving them from a life in puppy factory where all they do is produce puppies so someone can make some money. You are saving them from conditions that no animal should be subjected to where they lack food, water, shelter… the basic needs of a dog. Saving their life is enough on its own but there are more reasons to why you should rescue a pug or pug cross.
You are Giving Them a Life They Deserve
Saving their life is so important but when a dog has come from terrible circumstances, giving them a life they deserve is just as important. Showing them what it means to have a family that loves and cares for them. Show them how to be a dog. Teach them to play with toys. Give them the comfiest bed to sleep in. Take them on walks they’ve never been on. And the best part of all, watch them grow to be the dog they weren’t meant to be.
Help Raise Awareness for Rescue Groups & Charities
One of the rewarding things about adopting a pug or pug cross, is getting to share their adoption story and how you met them. How you watched them grow into their personality that was suppressed from a hard life. Sharing the joys and triumphs that have come into your life because you rescued a pug or pug cross. And by sharing your story and why you chose to adopt rather than buy a puppy, you can help raise awareness for the amazing work that rescue groups do. The more awareness that is raised about rescues dogs, the more people will stand up against puppy mills and mistreatment of dogs.
How Can You Adopt a Pug or Pug Cross?
There are many amazing rescue groups and animal shelters out there that can help you to find a pug that will fit perfectly with your family. And they will be all about finding the perfect family for the pugs they have up for adoption. Now I do have to say, whilst a pure bred pug is what every person wants, I promise you that you will fall in love with a pug cross too. So please consider a pug cross when you are looking at adoption. To learn more about the fight against puppy farming, read this post and check out Oscar’s Law.
Here are some of the great pug rescue groups and other shelters that will help you to find a pug for your family:
So when you are looking to add a pug to your family, I hope you consider rescuing a pug or pug cross first cause there are many reasons why you should rescue a pug or pug cross. More than I can tell you in one small post. Adopt, don’t shop!