PUG LIFE Update – Dude!

From Dude’s forever family: Dude is doing awesome with our family! He’s quite a character and a charmer!


Lucky Needs Your Help!

Lucky is a very nervous little dog. He has very very poor eye sight and may have glaucoma. He will see the ophthalmologist to have his pressures measured in each eye. He is mildly arthritic in the rear. He has a superficial skin infection. He is coughing and sneezing so he is on an antibiotic for skin and coughing, cough tabs for coughing and Rimadyl for arthritis.
He also needs blood work, a dental exam and to be neutered. Then possibly a pelvic x-ray when he has had time to recover from the infections. If you would like to contribute to Lucky’s medical expenses please donate on via PayPal at our homepage. No amount is too small, every penny benefits the pugs and all donations are tax deductible.



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CPR alum Thommy is living the PUG LIFE!  Thanks for the update, Captain Thommy!

Molly’s Story

It is with a heavy heart that we give this update today. Molly, the precious pug mix from Broward, one of the many victims of animal cruelty and neglect from a hoarding case, was just too weak to survive her illness and has given up her fight and gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

Molly’s story…

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Molly (shown here with Carl) delivered three beautiful puppies only two days after being pulled from the shelter. She gave birth in the isolation ward of an animal hospital where she was herself hospitalized for being so weak and sick. One of her three pups, the one we named “Benny”, passed only days before she did.


At the time of Molly’s passing, two pups were orphaned. Sadly, one of those pups, the one we named Lucy, became very weak and lethargic and has also passed. There remains one pup, the one we have named “Abby” that is receiving continuous care and around the clock feedings. We are hopeful that Abby might survive as the last member of this little family.


Please join us today in remembering Molly and her little angels Benny and Lucy. We ask for all the good thoughts, prayers and healing energy that you can send to little Abby.

Donations made for this little family will go toward the thousands of dollars that CPR has spent to care for Molly, Carl (the male that she came in with who was also hospitalized due to extreme illness) and the puppies since July 30th.

Use the Donate button on our homepage and mention “Molly” in the special instructions.

Thank you friends and family of CPR. It is only with the generosity and kind hearts of our supporters that we are able to continue our work to help those that need us most.

Every Little Bit Helps

Many of you follow us of Facebook and have seen the pictures of Molly and her puppies, Abby & Lucy.


Molly and her best bud, Carly came to CPR very ill and in need of immediate medical attention. They both spent three days at Hollywood Animal Hospital in ICU.  Not only was Molly ill, but also in labor.  She gave birth to Abby & Lucy but is struggling to eat and drink.  Her babies are holding on but are not thriving as well as we would hope.

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Molly and Carly are just two of several pugs and pug mixes we are now caring for from a recent hoarding case. The dogs were ill, scared and needed to see a vet ASAP.

The love we provide to our beloved pugs is free.  However, the medical treatment is not.  We are incredibly grateful to the clinics & hospitals like Hollywood Animal Hospital and South Shore Animal Hospital who are continually caring for our pugs and coming to their aid.

We also need your help.  The medical costs are rising but a price cannot be put on saving the lives of these sweet pups.  Please consider donating to CPR.  You can do so directly by sending money via PayPal to: (also found on our homepage) ~OR~ you can mail a check to: CPR – PO Box 630626 – Miami, FL 33163.  All donations go directly to the care of our pugs and are tax deductible.

You can also donate to CPR by:

  • Signing up for BarkBox (monthly surprises for your dog!) and using discount code PAPAPUG.  Each time the discount PAPAPUG is used, $15.00 will go directly to CPR.

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  • Walking!  Download WoofTrax – an app for your iPhone or Droid that donates to CPR while you walk! Remember to change the shelter to Compassionate Pug Rescue.


  • Shopping!  If you shop with Amazon, you can start using Amazon Smile. Be sure to select Compassionate Pug Rescue, Inc. as your charity. For more info, see their About Section.

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  • Shopping some more!  Shop with iGive and a portion of every purchase will go to CPR.


 We can’t do what we do without YOU!

Walk Your BFF & Help Raise Money for CPR


You may have seen this app posted on our Facebook page. What is it? WoofTrax – an app for your iPhone or Droid that helps raise money for CPR. Every time you walk, you have the opportunity to raise money for CPR.

You can download the app here:

Make sure to change the shelter/rescue you are walking for to Compassionate Pug Rescue.

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If you or someone you know wants to help using their walking skills but doesn’t have a dog – no worries!  You can still download the app and help CPR.  The more people who walk, the more they’ll donate to us.

Of course, we have to be careful with our pugs – especially in this Florida heat!  No matter what breed you’re walking, check the pavement temperature.


For more information visit:


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~

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!

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Help Pug Rescue with Rosebud’s Surgery Costs

Help Pug Rescue with Rosebud’s Surgery Costs

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Hi, my name is Rosebud. Just like the flower I’m named for, I am slowly starting to bloom thanks to Compassionate Pug Rescue and Hollywood Animal Hospital.

CPR rescued me from the County shelter where I was left as a stray. My back foot was swollen, horribly infected and had tape wrapped tightly around it. It was in such terrible condition that it was touch and go for awhile if I would even keep my foot! My injuries required extensive veterinary care, including surgeries, but Dr. Sessa and his staff worked wonders.

My foot is slowly healing now, and we hope soon that I’ll even be well enough for spay and dental cleaning. I am so thankful for all the love, care and compassion! Now, I need some generosity! My surgeries  and ongoing vet care cost a lot of money. I am asking for your help to raise the $2,000 desperately needed for the rescue to help offset my current vet costs. No donation is too small-any amount helps!

With Love and Gratitude,
Rosebud & CPR

*Vet Care specifics: Poor Rosebud required hospitalization for 3 weeks. Care included IV antibiotics, daily wound care,dressing changes and soaks. Despite this painstaking care, some of the tissue on Rosebuds foot started to die and split open necessitating a series of debridement surgeries to save her foot.

** All Donations are Tax Deductible **