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rosieYou may remember Rosebud, the sweetheart pug who is blind in one eye and nearly lost her foot.  After months of love, care, bandage changes and vet visits, “Rosie” has her forever home with her CPR alum sister, Noni. Congrats, Rosie and Noni!  We know you have the best forever home out there! So, RELAX and enjoy being spoiled!



To My Pet

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I will never move & not take you with me.

I will never put you in a shelter & leave.

I will never let you starve.

I will never let you hurt.

I will never desert you when you get old.

Nor will I leave you when you go blind.

If that time comes, I will be there to hold you.


~author unknown~

An Update From Willy!

This is Willy! I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with my new family!! I have been with them almost 5 months already and my new mommy and daddy REALLY, REALLY LOVE ME! They take me for walks around the beautiful lake we have in our community. My dad even likes to take me for adventures all around our community.


They have really spent a lot of time with me to show me how much they love me. They have gotten me all kinds of toys (I really love my blue rubber bone) to play fetch. They even go out of their way to get me special treats that I get to enjoy all the time!  My mom has even taken me to work a couple of times so I get to leave the house every now and again for car rides.


The BEST part is my mom and dad BOTH spend special time with me each day to show me they love me. My mom walks me every morning around the lake where I have a few special dog friends. Then my  dad gets home from work before my mom so he walks me and plays with me when he gets home and then I like to lay in his lap and chew and my rawhides. When my mom gets home she has a “special” blanket that is warm and soft and I cuddle with her on the couch until its time to go to bed and then she lets me sleep under the covers right next to her and cuddles with me all night!  I wake up at 6:30 am like clock work every day and we do everything all over again!

I just wanted to say thank you to Compassionate Pug Rescue for rescuing me  and  finding my new mommy and daddy that love me soooooooooo much! I am a very happy dog!

Love, Willy


In Loving Memory

Geri Lola 2Lola, a CPR Alum, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Her sister and fellow CPR alum, Noni will miss her and will be receiving all the love in the world from her mom & dad.  Like so many pugs who make their way to CPR, Lola was older and needed some tender loving care.  She received that and so much more from Geri & Lew.

From Lola’s mom: She was the most loving, special little girl, perfect for us.  The 3 & 1/2 years we had her just was not enough.

Pug hugs to your family from all of us at CPR.


In Loving Memory


CPR Alum, Luna crossed the Rainbow Bridge earlier this month.  

From Luna’s mom: She was feisty, loving and extremely loyal. Wherever her people were that is where you would find her.  

Luna will be greatly missed by her human, pug and feline family.

Sweet Sweetie


Sweetie is a special girl.  She was saved by CPR and has been in the loving homes of some of our amazing foster volunteers.  Here is a little about Sweetie:

She is approximately 8 yrs young, is incontinent and has an inability to walk on her back legs. However, she is quite mobile and can scoot from room to room, especially well on smooth surfaces. With her feeding and toileting schedule down, she’s doing really well! Despite her issues, she is quite independent and just wants cuddles, hugs and kisses and is just so happy when she’s hanging out with her people, other dogs and kitties too.  

Check out this video made by her current foster family.  It will melt your heart…

She also has her own Facebook page! 


Multum In Parvo


Multum in parvo: This is the age old Latin expression that has so appropriately become the motto of the Pug. It literally means “A lot in a little package”. Though it is not known with whom this saying originated, it is certainly safe to say they knew what they were talking about when it comes to Pugs! Anyone who has been fortunate enough to share their life with a Pug understands just how deeply they touch the soul. Pugs quickly become our best friends, and true members of our family. It is not uncommon to see ownership of Pugs run in human families, with several generations all choosing to own the breed. There is truly no better company than a Pug. They have been credited with lowering our blood pressure, improving our mental health, and generally contributing to an increased life span. Pugs have long been favorites for their unique and quirky personality, often referred to as the “clowns of the dog world”. If you are looking for a companion dog, a Pug simply cannot be beat. They are loyal, constant and devoted friends. Pugs generally attach themselves to one person, or a small group. This becomes their core family, with which the Pug will shower them with undying love and adoration. Pugs will stick with you like a shadow and are constantly craving your affection and your attention. If you are looking for an independent, self sufficient dog, a Pug is probably not the best choice! They do not wish to be left alone to amuse themselves. Pugs expect to be treated like any other member of the family, and included in all activities. They can be a bit demanding at times. Pugs learn quickly, but sometimes obeying can be a different story. Pugs have been known to be a bit stubborn at times, especially the girls. Pugs are anxious to learn and willing to please as long as it is done their way. However, food can change the entire situation! Pugs are gluttons and will do anything for even the tiniest scrap of food. Since food can be the center of their world, strict diet control is very important. I read that a Pug’s colossal appetite is legendary, if the subject is food, the answer is yes (Barron’s Pug Manual). Pugs are very curious creatures, and sometimes this can get them into trouble. You have heard the expression, “Curiosity killed the cat”, the same can be applied to Pugs. It is important to always be aware of your surroundings, so these little investigators don’t get into anything harmful. Pugs are fearless, especially for their size. They are often noted for their bravery, along with their charm and wit. Pugs are also known for their love of people, especially children. They don’t just tolerate kids, they love being around them. Pugs also get along well with other pets. Sometimes it is nice to have another companion in the household to keep your Pug company. Often times, you will see families with pairs of pugs. Do take into consideration that more Pugs equals more Pug hair. One of the few downsides to owning a Pug is the excessive shedding. Pug hair truly takes on a life of its own. “If there is ever a nuclear war, the cockroaches that inherit the earth will be wearing tiny sweaters made of Pug hair” (Barron’s Pug Manual). Overall, Pugs are amazing little dogs that are devoted to their loved ones and have a smile on their face each and every day. No one will ever be happier to see you than your Pug each time you walk through the door. A Pug’s unwavering devotion cannot be matched. You truly are the center of their universe, and your life is so much richer for having shared it with this unique character. “A Pug gives you the convenience of a toy breed, the heart of a giant, the bravery of a terrier, the intelligence of a herding dog, and the face of a clown” (Barron’s Pug Manual). I truly believe a house is not a home without a Pug!

(CPR Facebook)

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In Loving Memory


From Lucy’s mom:  On August 4th 2013 I got a call from CPR that a 3 month old puppy named “Chicago” needed to be picked up as an owner surrender. The minute I saw her, I was in love. Within five minutes “Chicago” became “Lucy” and I knew I’d become a foster failure. My 8 year old pug, Lola welcomed her into our home and showed nothing but patience for the spunky little puppy. Lucy made me smile everyday and loved nothing more than to be near me and/or Lola.

On January 2nd my sweet, spunky, loving, happy, quirky Lucy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It was the worst moment of my life. I miss her more than I can say and wish I could turn back time. My heart is broken for my puppy taken too soon. 

Thank you CPR for helping her find her way to me. I am forever changed by her and her spirit.


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In Loving Memory

From Johnny Boy’s dad:  It’s with great sadness that I have to inform you that one of my CPR alum has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, where he will be great by my childhood dog, Ninja and CPR alum Andy and Bijoux. Johnny Boy was my best friend for 4 1/2 years. To all out there: adopt a senior. Their pure and grateful love is unparalleled. I think of the sticker that says ‘Who rescued who?’ When I think of my seniors. They rock!

Johnny Boy