Thank you for your interest in adopting a pug from Pug Rescue of Florida! We are excited that you are taking the time to consider one of our many pugs looking for their forever homes.

Pay a $20.00 non-refundable adoption application processing fee via Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay. You may pay by credit card if you would like.

Click on Pay Now button below to get started. Make sure you write down your receipt number when you make payment. You will need to input this number on the adoption application.

  • Once payment is made, you will be directed to our online adoption application.
  • Complete online adoption application, and click submit at the bottom of the form.
  • Your adoption application will be forwarded to our volunteer in your area and you will be contacted within 10 days to begin the approval process.
  • If you are unable to complete our online application, please email pugrescueofflorida@gmail.com





  • Once payment is made, you will be directed to our online adoption application.
  • Complete the online adoption application, and click submit at the bottom of the form.
  • Your adoption application will be forwarded to our volunteer in your area and you will be contacted within 10 days to begin the approval process.
  • If you are unable to complete our online application, please email pugrescueofflorida@gmail.com

Application Process: We are all volunteers. If for some reason you have not been contacted as soon as you wished, please do not think this is a reflection on your application, but a mere part of the process as our volunteers are all working as fast as we can across the state of Florida. You should hear from one of our volunteers within 10 days of submitting your online application. You will be contacted either by phone or email. If you do not hear from one of our volunteers within 10 days, please email pugrescueofflorida@gmail.com  and we will follow up on the status of your application. We appreciate your patience.

You can expect the process to take up to 2 weeks (sometimes longer) from receipt of your application to the adoption of your dog, depending on the availability of pugs and whether or not a pug you are interested in is ready to be adopted (if on medical hold).

Available Pugs: You will find our available pugs by clicking here. All pugs, whether on medical hold or not, are available for adoption. This section of the site is a guide to help you in finding your perfect match. Please take the time to read each dogs profile, as this is the best way to know which particular pug is best for your home. If you do not see a match currently, please fill out an application, as we constantly get new pugs into our rescue.

Pug Puppies: We rarely have surrendered pug puppies. If a puppy does become available, all applications will be reviewed and the puppy will go to the home Pug Rescue of Florida feels is best to take on such a handful. Thank you for understanding.

All Pug Rescue of Florida’s puppies must go to a home with all of the following:

  1. No only dog  homes.  Another small dog playmate that can put up with a puppy is needed, since they are very playful and energetic.
  2. No Big dogs please, they could easily hurt a puppy by mistake.
  3. A fenced in yard and no busy intersections nearby.
  4. No children under the age of 5.
  5. The forever family must not be gone long hours (not more than 4 at a time) as a puppy does need to be monitored, nurtured and potty trained.
  6. If a puppy is adopted before it is old enough to be neutered or spayed, adopter will be required to neuter/spay and provide evidence of neuter/spay to Pug Rescue of Florida.

And for anyone that doesn’t know how rescues work, please know that in addition to paying for the puppy’s medical expenses, ALL adoption fees helps Pug Rescue of Florida pay for 1 of the 300 old and/or sick pugs we happily rescue every year, year in year out.

Adoption Application Review Process: All adoption applications are subject to acceptance based on a review process that includes a vet check, landlord check (if applicable), reference check, and a mandatory home check.

All decisions on placing dogs in adoptive homes are based solely on the judgment of the volunteers and coordinators of Pug Rescue of Florida. We do not guarantee any pug to any adopter.  We do not operate on a first come, first serve basis.  If we have multiple applications for one pug or pug mix, we will review all the applications at that time and determine which home best suits that particular dog’s needs.

Once you’re approved to adopt, we will then start the matching process to determine which pug(s) in our rescue would be the best fit for your family.  You would then be able to talk with the pug’s foster parent and meet the pug in an agreed upon location.  If, during the meeting, it’s determined the pug is a good match for your family, you would be able to adopt that pug at that time.  We do not transport our pugs.  You must be willing to go meet and adopt the pug in or near their foster home.

Adoptions Outside of Florida:   We sometimes adopt outside the state of Florida, but please note that the application process will take longer than normal to complete.  We must be able to find a volunteer in your area to complete our required home check AND you must be willing to drive to meet and adopt a pug in Florida once approved.  We do not transport our pugs out of state or work with transport companies. We also do not allow our pugs to fly in the cargo section of a plane.

Possible Reasons for a Denied Application

  1. A home that is not compatible for a rescue pug.
  2. References (both vet and personal) that do not check out.
  3. Other pets that may not be compatible with a rescue pug.
  4. Small children that may be too active for a rescue pug.
  5. Work hours of the adoptive parents.
  6. Other reasons, as determined by the Adoption Committee.