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Thank you CPR for rescuing our sweet boy, Google – he helped fill a hole in our hearts and home and we couldn’t love him more!


spikeWhat a wonderful day June 14th was. That’s the day that a beautiful pug named Spike came into our lives. Spike is a very handsome 10 year old pug. He may be old,but what a loving heart. Spike is gentle, well behaved, potty-trained and gives lots of kisses.

Please consider adopting an older pug, not only will you be doing a good deed, but you also get a companion who will love unconditionally. Please remember our senior 4 legged friends. It will be one of the best choices you ever made.

Spike’s parents,
Joe and Sande


ravenI thank God for the Pug Rescue. I adopted Raven from Compassionate Pug Rescue and was the best thing after loosing all my puggers in the last 4 years that were also rescues and very much older when they come into my home. After having them for many many years, the Rainbow Bridge had to come and take them from me… I was devastated as I lost them one by one due to old age illness’s and just old age. And when I lost my last one, Gizmo… my heart was lost and empty. The Love of a Pug… I was lost.

Then Raven came into my life, she is the joy of my life, she’s young and full of spunk. She’s the best behaved dog, and knows a few tricks and loves loves her squeaky toy… the Meryl. I think… lol. I can’t image why somebody would abandon her without calling a rescue… just to let her go in the city. But God has a reason for that… to become soul mates with me. She’s a treasure and my new joy. Compassionate Pug Rescue, your a God send along with the other rescues across the country. Thank you Marcia and Meryl!

xoxo Laura Jo Smith, Naples, Florida


tyHi everybody, it’s Ty here! Since you last heard from me, I had an additional surgery to remove some of the metal rods from my leg, and now I am fully healed and feeling fantastic! You would never even know that I had surgery, I can run, jump and play like a champion, I don’t even limp anymore! Thank you sooooo much to the great doctors at Hollywood Animal Hospital and the wonderful folks at CPR for taking me in and getting me fixed up, I will be forever grateful!

And, guess who found the best forever home in the world? That’s right, I did! I have a new Daddy that loves and adores me! I don’t have any brothers or sisters yet, but I love being the only doggie in the house so that I can be spoiled rotten! We live in a cool condo right by park and the beach, so there are always lots of dogs and people in the neighborhood for me to play with when my Dad takes me for walks – in fact, everybody already knows me by name in the neighborhood, I am so happy!

Well, I will let my Dad say a few words now. bye bye!

They say the best things in life come to you when you aren’t looking for them. I definitely wasn’t looking for a dog—I thought that I didn’t have the time to take on such a big responsibility. I happened to stumble upon the CPR Website one day, and I read Ty’s story which touched my heart. I donated some money to his cause, and a few weeks later CPR contacted me to say thanks and ask if I would like to foster care for Ty – I had some hesitations, but I agreed. Well, after spending some time with Ty, I absolutely fell in love with him. He is a little guy with a big personality and such a sweet boy! I couldn’t think of a better match than me and Ty. The little guy has really changed my life and I feel truly blessed to have him. I sincerely want to thank CPR for saving Ty’s life and giving me the opportunity to adopt him.

-Ty and Brent


chase“Chase and Belle are best friends! They do everything together. We just moved to a beautiful two bedroom apartment with my mom so now they are rarely ever by themselves. They love the new apartment and spend hours on the patio looking at the lake.

I am so grateful to have him in my life. He is my little man. Everyone loves him! He sleeps on the pillow next to my head every night and Belle sleeps right next to him.

I love him and am so thankful that CPR brought him to me : )”



ollie“Upon meeting Ollie he had lots of energy for a senior pug, and he was always panting as if to smile. I just adored him so I rescue him that same day. At first the little guy had some difficulties, corneal spots, overweight, bladder stones, and the worst, seizures, but I am determined to give him all of the best care he needs.

Some of the highlights of his personality are just incredible to me. He’s soooo hilarious! Always panting which I consider smiling, and he loves to play chase. I grab his paws, he tries to bite me, playing of course, then he runs away and comes back for more. I LOVE this pug. And I’m so happy I adopted him, that he has brought me so much joy and laughter along with the icing on the cake as being a reminder of Angelina. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for him. I am happy Compassionate Pug Rescue advised me to consider a senior and I just wish I could adopt more pugs. Love the breed, their moxie, laziness, and passion for foods is just so endearing to me. Thanks CPR for rescuing Ollie and for giving him to me. I couldn’t imagine a better match!”

Little Ollie is indeed blessed. I am constantly awed for the amazing adopters that our “special needs” pugs have to love them -no matter what.

Priscilla as you read above would move heaven and earth to make her pugs happy and healthy!

Let’s keep this special boy and his mom in our thoughts …


boomerIn Loving Memory

Age: 13 years old
Gender: Mslr

Hi All,

My name is Boomer. I am 13 years young.. unfortunately, my people moved away and they could not take me with them. I was an only dog, left alone most of the day by myself. I was pretty bored and lonesome…so when they brought me to Compassionate Pugs to find me a forever home, I was elated.

Right now I am in a foster home and am being spoiled beyond my wildest dreams. My foster mom feeds me the best food…anyone hear of Spot’s Stew? Well, since I have been on this food, my skin and coat look great! (That’s why I look so young). I will say that I simply love to eat…so much so that you will always find me sitting in the kitchen…waiting for food.

My foster mom has two other dogs…I get along great with them. I have just one little problem, but it is not really a problem…my hearing is not as it used to be. When she calls for the other dogs to go outside, I follow them or my foster mom will motion for me to go out and we all run out together. I am 100% toilet trained, and know how to tell you when I want to go outside.

My foster mom will be very sad to see me go as she has fallen deeply in love with me, but that’s life and I need to be in a permanent home where I can have stability. I am a good dog and I will make you laugh…you should see me sit up like a person…everyone that meets me can’t get over it. I have a face you just want to love. I promise I will make you smile!!!


lolitaIn Loving Memory

Gender: Female

It is with great sadness to report to you that Lolita crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge this morning.

Ester and Mark Dichter who adopted Angi’s Buddy, opened their hearts and home to foster Lolita on Saturday after she spent two nights at Dr. Barbosa’s office. This morning she was in respiratory distress and I met them over at Hollywood Animal Hospital where Dr. Sessa was between surgeries and said she was “dying”. Her gums were pale and she was struggling.

During the three days she spent with the Dichter’s, she was so loved and had 24/7 care and attention. She didn’t die abandoned at a shelter. She died knowing that people loved and cared for her in her final days.


weezyIn Loving Memory

Age: 12 years old
Gender: Female

There is a HUGE hole in my heart tonight. Had to let our Weezy go over the rainbow bridge this afternoon. She has taught us a lot in the 3 short years that we had her. We got her from Compassionate Pug Rescue as a 9-year old. 2mo after we got her, I noticed a growth on her belly that ended up being an aggressive type of cancer. We did 2 invasive surgeries to remove it. She was a very healthy and happy puggie for over 2 1/2yrs. Thursday she got sick and the vet found a large growth by her spleen pushing on her organs. She went down hill before we could do an ultrasound on Mon. I am extremely grateful for the unconditional love and affection that she gave to us. Words CANNOT express my love for Weezy. We will always adopt senior pugs from Compassionate Pug Rescue! There is nothing like the love of a senior rescue.
-Jamie Laugel Caldwell


moeIn Loving Memory

Age: 13 years old
Gender: Male

Hello CPR folks, foster parents, fellow rescuers and pugs,
It is with a sad heart that I am writing to tell you that Moe (formerly known as Goliven) passed away this December. We had him for almost three years, and he was the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. Thank you to his foster mom and grandmom, Marcia, and others who helped us connect. He was old when we got him, but so grateful to have a big yard and a cozy place to cuddle. He was at least 13 when he passed. He loved to sit on the rug in the kitchen and oversee any meal preparation. We miss him greatly. Rest in Peace, Moe.