Claria is a sweet, precious pug! Her family contacted MN Midwest Pug Rescue because they were concerned about her health and well-being. She wasn't coming out of her crate and continued to get more ill as time went on. A volunteer went to pick her up and had her at a veterinarian within the hour. She was treated with sub-cutanous fluids for dehydration. It was also found that she had a massive skin infection all over her body. This infection left her hairless on much of her belly, legs, and other portions of her body. Claire is currently on medication and regular scheduled baths with a medication shampoo to soothe her skin. We hope that with the treatments, her white blood cell count will fall into a better range. She is also mostly blind because of how dry her eyes are. However, she is perking up!! She loves to be with people and to be pet!! The rescue would like to take this opportunity to let the public know that we are here to help. The rescue has seen quite a few very sick pugs in the last few weeks, and we want everyone to know that it doesn't have to get to that point. If you or anyone you know has a pug
that needs medical help, please contact us. We will be happy to get the pug, help them medically, and find them a family who can afford their ongoing medical needs. The pug rescue has amazing volunteers and financial supporters, so we are able to help with needs as they arise. We want everyone to have a happy ending, just like Claira!!
Please note, we are not currently taking applications for Claira. We have a few families in mind from our application list.
Because of our supporters, the rescue was able to provide medical care and a forever homes to 35 pugs in 2014! We had many pugs that needed quite a bit of medical care before adoption. In 2014, we paid $34,492.38 directly to veterinary clinics. Most pugs needed some sort of surgery, whether it was bladder stone removal, mast cell tumor removal, hernias, eye surgeries, extreme dental needs etc. That is all in addition to our regular vet care that the rescue provides to pugs including vaccines/spay/neuter.
Thank you to all who continue to make donations, supporters and our iFosters (who make monthly donations) to the pug rescue. We would not be able to do what we do for pugs if it wasn’t for your support. Your contributions have and will be used to further the mission of the rescue and provide a safe and loving sanctuary for abandoned, surrendered, stray and neglected pugs. Midwest Pug Rescue - MN Division works to raise public awareness of the plight of homeless animals through our various community events. We are an all-volunteer organization of pug lovers who are dedicated to the breed with the goal of providing fairy tail endings for our curly tailed friends.
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Adopting a shelter or a rescue dog is a wonderful experience. It is important to be ready for the responsibility
of being a pet owner. Many people adopt or rescue a dog without considering the long term costs associated
with owning a dog. Unfortunately, a good percentage of adopted dogs end up where they started.
It is important to remember that adopting a dog is a significant decision.
The dog is counting on you to be his forever owner. Use our pet calculator to determine an
approximate cost of owning a dog.
**If you have found a lost/stray pug**:Please contact your local animal shelters and veterinarians offices prior to contacting
MN Midwest Pug Rescue.
Quite often, owners of lost pets have contacted these agencies looking for their pets.
Additionally, shelters and veterinarians can scan the pet to see if it is micro chipped and
reunite it with its owner.
Due to many city ordinances and laws the pug must be at the local shelter for a specified number
of days before the rescue can step in and take the dog. Please consider taking the dog to the local shelter instead of your home so
that the process of either finding the owner or getting the pug into rescue can be expedited.
As a rescue we work with many of the shelters and may be able to pull the pug from the shelter after the initial hold period.