The Surrender Process

We understand there are many reasons why people cannot always keep their pets. We appreciate that they look to rescue for help. We work with the families surrendering the pug to ensure that it is really their decision, without any pressure from anyone in our rescue. If you want to keep in touch with the new adoptive family, we will do all we can to make this happen to aide in your healing process.

You will be required to complete and sign a Surrender Form, stating all known information about the pug, including medical records (if available), habits, etc. This form will also serve as your legal agreement to permanently relinquish ownership of the pug.

All pugs that come into Green Mountain Pug Rescue are vet checked, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical conditions before the adoption process begins.

Information that can be provided at the time of surrender is extremely important in the adoption process in order to help make a good match for the pug's forever home.

Green Mountain Pug Rescue also takes in stray pugs and makes every attempt to find their owner. If you have found a stray pug and want to surrender it to GMPR, you will be asked to complete a Surrender Form, stating details about the pug you found. Then we will work with you to find the closest Town Dog Officer and place the pug with them for the 10 day hold. We will tell the Dog Control Officer that we want the pug if no one claims the pug. True strays are uncommon in Vermont for pugs. If you do find a pug, chances are the owners are looking for their pug. :)

Surrendered pugs are cared for in foster care in the private homes of GMPR volunteers. All pugs stay in foster care until a suitable home is found. We always have a waiting list for people looking for a pug, so placement will be an easy one. While in foster care, the pug is evaluated for behavior and any potential troubles.

If you have a pug that you wish to relinquish to Green Mountain Pug Rescue for any reason, please fill out the following form as the first step in the process. Once we have received this form we will be in touch to set up a time and place for picking up of the precious pug. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact:

Judy Douglas, Intake/Foster Coordinator
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