Rescued Pugs

This page is dedicated to all the pugs we have rescued. Their adoption photos and stories will be placed here as well.

To view Rescued Pugs from previous years, select the year you want to view from the dropdown.

We are delighted to announce that Jaxon has found his forever home on May 22, 2024!

Despite our confusion over how this sweet boy ended up at the shelter, he has now secured his happy ever after with the wonderful Caroline, the alumnus with the most'est.

Jaxon joins Caroline’s loving family, which includes our sweet Miss Lucy (Miss 2025 calendar cover girl), Olive, and Willy pugs. He spends his days calling upon Sweet Caroline to cater to him and his new sisters and brothers’ every whim, perfectly reflecting Caroline’s generous and caring nature and southern hospitality. We are deeply grateful to Caroline for being a devoted senior sucker and a passionate rescue advocate. Thank you, Caroline, for opening your heart and home to Jaxon and giving him the loving family he deserves!

We need more cowbell.... I mean Caroline's!!

We're puggin thrilled to announce that Courage, our little under-pug found his forever home with Madeleine on May 19, 2024!

Despite being down on his pug-luck, he found his way to GMPR where he had an amazing foster who helped him learn what living indoors and with a loving family was all about. Madeleine lost her beloved Ace in 2023, and in paying homage to Mr. Ace, she was looking for that special little soul that might be overlooked due to his unique care requirements. Courage has all the sweet and zoomy pug perks, but with one caveat... He required a home of his own, he prefers all his person's attention and is not apt to share... Well-versed in rescue and dogs that require to be the apple of mom's eye, Madeleine opened her heart & home to this special little guy who demanded the unique attention that only a one-dog household can provide, paying it forward in true Ace style.

Courage now has a family of his very own including Josephine (future rescuer in training), Pumpkin the kitty and Bandit the hamster. 4-legged but Courage approved. As you can see, he's made himself very comfy and right at home. We are overjoyed to see Courage embraced by such a caring and experienced pet owner, and we know he will thrive in his new environment.

Congratulations to Courage, Madeleine & Josephine on this beautiful new chapter in Courage's happy ever after!

We're thrilled to share Bella Jean's happily tail of finding her forever after on May 5, 2024!

Bella Jean's story is one of resilience and hope. Surrendered by her previous owner to one of our compassionate volunteers, Bella Jean needed a special guardian who understood her gentle spirit and shy demeanor. Crystal and Jan, alumni extraordinaries, were searching for a companion with the perfect temperament for their little Buster. Little did they know, Bella Jean was destined to complete their family. From the moment they met, it was evident that Bella Jean had found her forever home. Crystal, Jan, and Buster welcomed her with open arms and hearts, providing her with the patience, love, and security she needed to thrive. Despite her timid nature, Bella Jean quickly warmed up to her new family, finding comfort, companionship and strength in Buster's presence.

Although Bella Jean's past may be uncertain, her future is filled with endless possibilities. To Bella Jean's previous owner, we extend our gratitude for recognizing that she deserved a second chance at happiness. Your decision to surrender Bella Jean to our care has given her the opportunity to find the loving home she truly deserves. To Crystal, Jan, and Buster, thank you for opening your hearts and home to Bella Jean and giving her the love and security she needs to thrive. Your kindness and compassion have made Bella Jean's dreams come true, and we couldn't be more grateful.

Daisy found her happy ever after on April 20, 2024!!!

Despite her delicate nature and seasoned age, Daisy's heart is as big as can be with so much love left to give. Her sweet disposition captures the hearts of everyone she meets. Daisy's new guardian angel, Deborah, was searching for a small, snuggable companion to fill the void left by her beloved Snickers. From the moment they met, it was evident that Daisy and Deborah shared a special bond. Daisy's gentle spirit and affectionate nature melted Deborah's heart, and she knew instantly that Daisy belonged by her side. Daisy and Deborah were meant for each other, a perfect match. Just when Daisy though her best days were behind her, along came Debroah. Just look at her smile! As Daisy embarks on this new chapter of her life, we wish her and Deborah endless days filled with love, laughter, snuggles, and bring Daisy to work days!!! Because no one can get enough Daisy!

Thank you for opening your heart and home to a senior, senior dogs rule!!

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that Piggy has found her forever home on March 20, 2024!!

Piggy was surrendered to GMPR when she suffered an eye injury after a scuffle with a feline friend in her previous home, Piggy's spirit remained unbroken. With the support and care of her GMPR family, Piggy made a full recovery, showing us all the true meaning of resilience. Paige, Ed, John, and Shaela opened their hearts and home to Piggy, welcoming her with open arms and boundless love. From the moment they met, it was clear that Piggy had found her pack, a family who cherishes her for exactly who she is. Now, Piggy not only has a loving family to call her own, but she also has a playful companion in Buckley, her new pug brother. It took an adjustment period, bet they quickly warmed up to each other and they are now a happy couple. Together, they embark on adventures and share snuggle time.

To Piggy's previous owner, we extend our gratitude for recognizing that Piggy deserved the very best life has to offer. Your decision to surrender Piggy to our care allowed her to find the perfect loving home. To Paige, Ed, John, Shaela, and Buckley, thank you for opening your hearts to Piggy and giving her that happy ever after every rescue dog deserves. Your kindness and compassion have made Piggy's dreams come true, and we couldn't be happier for this beautiful family.

As Piggy begins this new chapter of her life, we wish her and her family endless days of joy, laughter, and pug snuggles.

Congratulations on finding your happily ever after, Piggy!

Happy Tails!!

Our little Winnie (now Zoe) found her happy ever after with Melissa & Ernie on March 10, 2024!

Zoe has an instant grumble in her new home with alumni brother Cody & alumni sister Loca....

Zoe‘s already bonded swell with her new pack and has even starting to exert her Miss Bossy pants nature. She had a chance to discover all the new toys and yard, she's even working the neighborhood to alert all to her presence and eventual rule.....

Thanks so much Melissa, Ernie, Cody & Loca for welcoming our little Zoe into your home and giving her the very best happy ever after!

Happy Tails!!

Our little man, Boone (now Oliver) found his happy ever after with Beth & David on March 9, 2024!

Oliver gets to spend his puggy days with new sister Mabel & brother Ziggy..

A pug-bit shy at first, but has since faded and he’s become an all-faithful Velcro pug. Parading his toys (and mom's socks) around for all to see but his favorite is definitely just collapsing into a ball in mom's lap for a snooze. Oh, the pug life...

Thanks so much Beth, David, Mabel & Ziggy for welcoming Oliver into your home and giving him the very best happy ever after!

Happy Tails!!

Our little man Billie, now Murphy, found his happy ever after with Shelly & Charlie on March 8, 2024!

Murphy, Murph-Murph, the Murf-man, such a sweet, snuggly, silly little guy has the most amazing happy ever after story! He's got a new big brother, Walter, plus two kitties, Arthur & Duke! He even gets to go to Doggie Daycare, yay more FRIENDS!

Thanks so much Shelly, Charlie, Owen, Walter, Arthur & Duke for welcoming little Murphy into your home and giving him the very best happy ever after!

Happy Tails!!

Little Madison, now Teagan, found her happy ever after with Charisse on March 2, 2024!

As you can imagine, everyone wanted a little Madison of their very own, but only one Madison to go around... Little Teagan spends her days playing and napping with the new man in her life, Finnegan, while mom serves their every need, such lucky little pups...

Thank you, Charisse, Bruce & Finnegan for making Teagan's dream of a forever home a reality!

Toby & Lelu found their happy ever after with Janis & Paul on February 17, 2024!

Alumnus many times over, Janis & Paul just lost their beloved Bart and were beside themselves with grief. But as any true rescuer knows, as sad as you are and no matter how much you're grieving, don't say "never again", your pet would want to pay it forward.. Allow another pet in need to feel that love, urging you from the bridge to save another because it matters. Toby & Lelu were looking for a new happy ever after, one stipulation, where there's one...there's two!! It had to be together! Often, finding that perfect forever home for a bonded pair has its challenges, but not for this dynamic duo! We had a tremendous response to this pair! A wonderful dilemma for these two perfect pugs, but not for the many families that were disappointed and hoping for a chance to invite them into their homes.

Thanks Janis & Paul for choosing rescue (again) and opening your hearts and home to not just one, but two dogs in need of their happy ever after!

Happy Tails!! Our little Pearlie Girlie found her happy ever after with Meredith on February 11, 2024!

Our little Pearl was our first rescue of 2024 coming in with a few brothers and sisters. Having lived her life with other dogs up to that point, she just up and decided she did not want to share anymore. She wanted a mom all to herself. Meredith has been a volunteer for GMPR for a sometime and recently lost her beloved GMPR pug of 13 years! It seemed like a match made in heaven at the perfect time, a mom with no pug to love and a pug that wanted to be the only loved pug in the home......

Thanks, Meredith, for all you do for GMPR and giving Pearl her happy ever after!

Happy Tails!! Our little Ralphie found his happy ever after with Maureen & Robert on February 4, 2024!

Ralphie was surrendered to a local shelter only a couple days before Christmas, but no tears, this story has a happy ending....

He had some heath concerns and a previous surgery gone awry causing him pain, but GMPR got him a clean bill of health and his amazing foster mom showed him that life is all about second chances. Ralphie now has a mom and dad that love him to the moon and back, his very own Shih Tzu brother, as well as a Frenchie and two English Bulldog cousins next door for play all day shenanigans! Next Christmas will be epic!

Thank you, Maureen & Robert for giving Ralphie his best happy ever after!

Happy Tails!! Our little Maggie Mag Pie found her happy ever after with Nancie on February 3, 2024!

Maggie was surrendered to a local shelter only a couple days after Christmas when her previous mom realized she overcommitted when buying a puppy. Little Maggie was the picture-perfect pup and sparked lots of interest. Nancie, rescue puggle-mom extraordinaire, was searching for a puggle mate for her Fenway and fell victim to a few scam rescue scenarios. Never giving up hope, her dream came true!

Maggie now has her forever mom and her forever mate and we couldn't be happier for her!

Thanks Nancie & Fenway for never giving up hope and offering Maggie Pie her happy ever after!

Happy Tails!! Our little Winston found his happy ever after with GMPR Alumni Mark & Richard on January 27, 2024! We're thrilled to relay he found the BEST forever home with his two humans AND a brother and sister (Suzy & Rocky) to pal around with, nap on his custom-made welcome home blanket, talk about life and their daydreams of treats and belly rubs. And look, there was an open spot on the couch right there in the middle, the perfect turnkey family...

Thank you, Mark & Richard, for opening your hearts and home (again) by giving our little Winston a family to call his very own..

On January 14, 2024, Dixie was adopted by Matt.

Dixie, a 4-year-old lovely little vixen, was looking to be the only dog in the home. She takes her personal relationship with her human very seriously and did not want to share. Matt, a GMPR Alumni, recently lost his Teddy and was looking to pay it forward by adopting once again. Matt, finding himself pugless and missing the companionship.... Dixie, wanting to be the only lady in her human's life... It was pugmet..err we mean kismet. It was love at first site!

Thank you Matt, for choosing adoption (again) and giving Dixie her happy ever after!

On January 3, 2024, Faith and Kaylee finally found their happy ever after!

We are thrilled to announce the adoption of Faith and Kaylee, our adorable pug duo! These two special souls patiently waited for their perfect family. After spending a considerable amount of time in foster care, these lovable pugs have found their forever home with Dad, Andrew, and Mom, Robin. This dynamic duo met in rescue and were not bonded. Neither "showed well" as their life before rescue wasn't the best. They were fearful of new people and environments, not the typical care-free pug expecting pets and treats from random passersby. Several families came to meet them, but these ladies were very selective, very patient.....cautiously optimistic. Faith's stay was a bit longer than Kaylee's, but both took their time and waited as they knew the perfect family was out there. Full 180 when they met Robin and Andrew, they just knew it was meant to be. No rookies to rescue, Robin & Andrew exuded the traits Faith & Kaylee were seeking in their forever home, and that's a wrap, case closed, need look no further, love at first sight. The household now overflows with joy as Robin, Andrew, Stephen and Maddy, along with numerous furry feline friends, eagerly welcome the newest members to their family. Their journey from foster care to a loving family is a testament to the power of compassion and the importance of giving these underdogs a second chance at happiness.

We invite you to join us in congratulating the entire family on this momentous occasion. Faith and Kaylee can't wait to explore their new surroundings, make new friends, and never be fearful again because they're home. Cheers to new beginnings!

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