Category Archive: Rainbow Bridge

Jul 16

Bruschi

Our beloved Bruschi (named after Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots) left us on July 13, 2014. I adopted him as a single girl and was lucky enough to love him for almost 6 years, through the end of my single years and into my married life with kids. He was one of the …

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Jul 04

BO

I would like to say thank you with a deep heart for allowing me to adopt BO. It was one of the most meaningful things I have ever done in my life and he has brought me such great joy and happiness that I could never explain. I adopted BO from pug rescue about 5 …

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Jun 16

Boston

Boston was our third pug from this wonderful rescue, which we also volunteer with. and while we hadn’t planned on being a three dog family, we went to transport him as a surrendered pup to the organization and he never made it past our house! He was a loving, energetic bundle of joy that filled …

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Apr 13

Chelsea

Chelsea

My wife and I just wanted to take this moment to thank you for bringing the most wonderful two pugs into our lives 5 years ago. Chelsea, our gorgeous fawn pug, left us this past Monday after post-surgery complications. Not only was she the light of our lives, but she was the joy, humor, and …

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Dec 26

Larry, aka Chunk

It is with great sadness to let the Florida Pug Rescue Family know that Larry, aka Chunk, passed on to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday 12/16/2013 from a ruptured heart valve. It happened very suddenly, with no warning while he was at work with Daddy. Larry did not die alone and hung on for 12-14 …

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Jun 17

Aggie

  • Age: 14 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 17 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Qualities: Loving you unconditionally, sweetest Pug you have ever met!
  • Location: Jacksonville

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Apr 29

Big Buddha

Big Buddha was a gentle giant of a pug, a sweet big boy loved by everyone who met him. He was only seven years old and deserved a better chance at life, but unfortunately we got him too late. By the time he came into rescue, he was the size of two pugs in one …

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Apr 27

Aunt Bea

  • Age: 11 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $100
  • Qualities: loving, snuggle Pug
  • Location: Orlando

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Mar 26

Simba

  • Age: 12 years old
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 25 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $ 100
  • Qualities: happy and loving boy
  • Location: Orlando

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Feb 16

Brutus

Brutus came to us in April, 2010. He was such a sweet boy. We know he had had a tough life before he came to Pug Rescue of Florida, but you would never know it if you met him, because of his gentle nature. He was adopted by a couple who loved him, one of …

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Jan 10

Lydia

  • Age: 13-14 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 12 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $100
  • Qualities: Loves to cuddle with her humans!
  • Location: Panama City

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Jan 03

Carl “The Legend” Puvogel

Carl “The Legend” Puvogel Adopted  2-14-2007 Deceased: 12-31-2012 We had to say goodbye to our faithful friend, Carl, yesterday. Carl came into rescue in 2006, he was at least 10 years old then and probably older. He had been abandoned by his owner and the people who took him in tossed him in the backyard …

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Nov 26

Cathy McNees

Our dear friend and fellow pug rescuer, Cathy McNees passed away Nov. 20th, after a long hard battle with cancer. Cathy was a brave, loving and kind person who never complained. She set a wonderful example for all of us. She was also a person who truly loved dogs, especially pugs. We were lucky to …

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Nov 09

Paige (Daisy)

Paige (Daisy) came to us because her previous owner didn’t have time for her, and yet she never lost her love for people. Paige was nine and very vocal. She always let you know what she wanted. Her growls, grumbles, and whines, were a language all her own and her big expressive eyes spoke volumes. …

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Nov 08

Jackie Chan

  • Age: 12 Years Old
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 17 Pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Fee:$100.00
  • Qualities: Happiest keeping your lap warm
  • Location: Tampa

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Sep 29

Pug

My precious pug left us 9.21.12 and crossed the rainbow bridge. Pug came to pug rescue with lots of medical problems and had to have a few surgeries and treatments to help him live comfortably. The lack of attention he got from his previous owner damaged his heart and caused heart failure and that’s what …

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Apr 10

Hope

It is with sad hearts that we need to inform you that Hope (formally Ping) has passed away. She passed away due to kidney failure on good Friday. If you knew her you knew her tail and yes her entire hips were always wagging. Her tail was wagging as she passed. We had hoped that …

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Mar 11

Star

  • Age: 14 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 17 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $ 100
  • Qualities: Making you happy
  • Location:

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Feb 28

Chi

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my sweet foster pug girl, Chi, died in my arms this morning. Chi had been battling for her life since last week. Her little spirit was willing but today her body gave out. She just stopped breathing and was gone. Chi came into rescue when …

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Feb 15

Walter

  • Age: 10 years old
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 23 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $100
  • Qualities: Gentlemen with a big heart
  • Location: Tampa

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Feb 02

Dakota

She just turned 8. She blessed our family from the day we met and almost two years longer than the doctor’s diagnosed her with inoperable cancer. Thank you so much & God Bless. Linda Gardner

Jan 23

Bobby

Oh my Bobby, you changed my life, you made me the person I am today. I don’t know why I wanted to adopt a senior pug, I have no idea, somehow it just happened. The first time I met Bobby, I cried. Here was this little hunchback black pug that couldn’t see or hear and …

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Nov 30

Morticia

Morticia’s passed over the Rainbow Bridge. She blessed our lives from Sept. 30, 2003 (the day this picture was taken) till this month, Nov. 3, 2011. We believe she was 5 when we got her.

Nov 26

Sadie Sue

  • Age: 10 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 17 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $100
  • Qualities: Loving
  • Location: Tampa area

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Nov 09

Prince Pugsley

Prince Pugsley, age 15, the very first dog ever featured on the Winter Park Doggie Art Fair T-shirts has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. His adoptive home was “pug-perfect” with doggy door for his outdoor adventures, a choice of 4 beds, two geriatric doggy playmates, adoring humans, and lots of hugs, kisses and belly rubs. Prince …

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Oct 31

Foster

Today my sweet boy, Foster, passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Foster came to PROoF in June, dumped with 19 other dogs at 3 am at Clay County Animal Control. He was a suspected breeder stud since all the dogs dumped appeared to be purebreds. He had a open, raw tumor on his hip about the …

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Oct 16

Sally

Sally

Sally was a sweetheart…a sweet old girl who was found wandering in the woods in a rural area where folks are known to dump their dogs. She was old and blind and helpless. After a few days a kind lady took her in and called PROoF….she was truly rescued by strangers who cared. Sally was …

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Oct 12

Shatzi Marie

Shatzi Marie crossed the rainbow bridge Friday night. Shatzi came to Pug Rescue of Florida after being dumped at Polk County Animal Control by people that called themselves dog rescuers. I’m sure they thought they loved her but sadly they didn’t get her the medical care she needed. When she came to us, her teeth …

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Sep 07

Major – September 7, 2011

Dear Pug Rescue, I am writing to inform you that I lost my best friend Major early this morning. I rescued him back in November of 2010 from a foster mom named Amber. Major was attacked by another dog in July 2010 prior to coming into rescue, losing his eye and suffering traumatic facial injuries. …

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Jul 29

Jackson Jones “Jacky”

Jackson Jones was the love of our lives! He was a wedding present from our Best Man and his wife. “Jacky” was named after the late, great Michael Jackson; who sadly passed just before we adopted our baby. Jackson came home with us to his forever home on August 1st, 2009. We shared exactly 23 …

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May 20

Mollie

Mollie 15yo (1996 -2011) A loyal and loving family member of the Whitaker’s who will never be forgotten. But the love she gave to them was only a start, her generous pug spirit gives to PROoF. Mollie’s cart has been donated to us, so that others like her can go on their appointed pug rounds. …

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May 08

Kiwi

Kiwi was the sweetest little teddy bear one could ever imagine. She was loyal to her humans to a fault. We had her with another pug, Jewel, who we also loved so very much. Kiwi was the quiet and non-demonstrative alpha female that never felt a need to show she was boss. But if Jewel …

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Apr 19

Oscar

Oscar was 11 years old when he came into Foster care, but his forever home wasn’t too far away. He was adopted by his foster parents, and pampered and loved till the very end. Oscar was very playful, and loved to raid the wastebaskets for tissues and paper to chew on. Although he slept in …

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Mar 13

Jayson Richards

Jayson Richards was a Pug Rescue Rock Star volunteer. We will miss him dearly.

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Mar 13

Rocko

Arcadia Rocko, Jr. aka the “Gene Simmons of Pugs”, “Rocko Rambunctious”, “Rocko Ripshitz” or whatever other loving nickname Pug Daddy George came up with, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge June 23rd, 2010.

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Mar 13

Olive

Olive was a very sweet and calm little girl with a fondness for carrots and pineapples. She lost her left eye in infancy, and her hearing as she grew, but never let it hold her back. She was nearly nine when she passed on.

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Mar 13

Mufasa

Mufasa was a little lion of a pug with a big heart and a fluffy coat to match. He was 8-10 years old when he crossed Rainbow Bridge. Mufasa struggled with the limitations of being blind and deaf, but he didn’t let that stop him from loving those around him and living life.

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Mar 13

Chester

Chester came to Pug Rescue in October when the temperatures were in the nineties. Someone had tried to sell him on Craig’s List but when he didn’t sell they turned him loose to roam the streets. After several days, a lady took him in and he stayed on her porch until PROoF came to get him. You could hear his breathing from the front yard. Putting him in air conditioning didn’t improve his breathing any. The heat had ruined Chester permanently.

During the following months, Chester had two soft palette surgeries but neither of the surgeries improved his breathing. During the second surgery, it was determined that his vocal cords had collapsed. Later, another surgery to tie back the vocal cords and give him more airway showed that he had serious windpipe complications. At that time, he was given an airway opening through the front of his neck. He stayed in the pet hospital for over a week before being released. Chester had to have care 24/7 to clear the airway when it would become clogged due to being so small as with most pugs. His skin folds would obstruct the airway.

Chester lived for six weeks before passing away.

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Mar 13

Boss

Boss was an extremely affectionate and energetic pug, who loved sleeping on the bed and never let his deafness slow him down. He was already twelve years old when he made it to Pug Rescue, and he never found a forever home, but he had a wonderful final year in foster care, and when he passed away in November 2010, he was loved.

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Mar 13

Alice

Alice was rescued by PROoF from a high-kill shelter in Lousiana. Unfortunately, Alice tested heartworm positive but she happily lived out her life with her foster family. Alice came to rescue with another pug, Jasper. Alice loved Jasper very much. She will be sorely missed.

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Mar 13

Ming Ling

For one year, Yvonne and I were blessed by having Ming Ling as part of our family. She was a great teacher and our lives have been enriched and forever changed because of her.

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Mar 13

Igor

Yesterday, I had to send my baby to the Rainbow Bridge. Igor was a 1? year old pug that came to me as a foster nearly 2 years ago. He was picked up as a stray and turned into the Humane Society. They estimated him at at least 10 years old and considered him geriatric. Naturally, the pug rescue got involved, and I, a foster parent, took him in.

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Mar 13

Loki

I adopted Loki in January 2007 right after he turned 6. He had only one eye. Loki was a very sweet boy and grew very attached to me immediately and I fell in love with him.

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Mar 09

Haley

  • Age: 13 years
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Color: Fawn
  • Fee: $100
  • Qualities: A sweet and loving older lady.

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Mar 05

Pugsley L.

  • Age: 14 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Color: Fawn
  • Qualities: Spirited and loving
  • Likes: Snuggling
  • Fee: $100

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