In Memory of…

In Memory of Vader

In Memory of Vader…

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sheila and family as they help Vader to the Rainbow Bridge….  Vader came to CPR from Miami-Dade Animal Services in December 2014. He was an elder pug who happened to also be blind and deaf.

Sheila and family cared for Vader and made him part of their family, allowing him more than two years of feeling loved before leaving this earth.  Run free at the Rainbow Bridge Vader… where we are sure you’ll be greeted by many wonderful pug friends that have gone before you…

Until we meet again…. xoxo

Hank – Ernesto

hank collage rip 120615We are deeply saddened to tell you that Hank aka Ernesto crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night. He had an emergency and despite all efforts…he passed at the vets office. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his foster parents Trish and Jonathan Sceppa. Although Hank was only with them for a short while…they had quickly fallen in love with him and even renamed him Ernesto after Trish’s uncle. We hope they are comforted knowing they gave him a warm, safe, and loving home to live out his days. As heart broken as they are…may the fond memories of Hank make them smile. We know he’s not suffering anymore and is trying to explain to his new friends at the Rainbow bridge how he has 2 names! We will miss this “special angel” as Trish called him. 🙏🏻🐶🌈

Niko… Loved and adored

niko collage rip 120715Our hearts are completely broken today with the loss of precious Niko. He was loved and adored by many…most recently by Marcia Shapiro who permanently fostered him for the past 2 years. Niko came into CPR in 2011 at age 11 with a multitude of health issues. The main one being spinal disease. This didn’t stop this quirky guy…with the funny under bite from carrying his stuffed toys around the house! With Marcia’s love, adoration, and attention…Niko lived a beautiful life. We don’t think anyone will miss Niko more than his best bud Frankie. These two were inseparable and had a bond as if they were litter mates. Even until the end Frankie kept Niko company and watched over him as seen in the bottom picture. We know Niko left a huge paw print on your heart Frankie…as he did on all of ours. You will be missed Niko more than you’ll ever know. Rest in Peace sweet boy. 🐶🙏🏻🌈

You went too soon Louie…

louie tribute image 071815We are sad to tell you that our Louie boy did not make it through his surgery yesterday. But we are comforted that he passed away feeling a great love from all of us at CPR and his foster parents Phillip and Kelli Salm. Louie was one of the happiest pugs we’ve ever known! He didn’t have a mean bone in his body and enjoyed saying Hi to everyone he met! He was a total food monster…could sniff out anything with his blood hound nose! Had a love for warm baths…and he enjoyed each one as if it was the first time he’d had one! To quote his foster dad..”It’s amazing how it takes years to let a human into your heart but a dog takes minutes.” Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Philip and Kelli for welcoming Louie into their home and lives. Louie you certainly left your paw print on our hearts and we hope the Rainbow Bridge greeted you with the biggest plate of food and the warmest bath! Rest in Peace sweet guy.

Rest in Peace Susie


We are deeply saddened by the loss of sweet Susie. She is one of our oldest alumni’s rescued in 2002. Her mom Connie is a rescuer extraordinaire transporting and fostering many pugs, doing numerous home visits, and making sure to keep in touch with us about Susie over the years❤. Susie passed in the arms of her mom where she felt the safest to receive her angel wings. We are sending our thoughts to Connie and Jim during this difficult time. They gave her a life filled with adoration and love.

Rest in Peace Susie.

Goodbye sweet prince Sumo

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of “Sumo”, CPR Alumni, as they say goodbye to their prince. Sumo had cancer and took a very sudden decline. Sumo was with Miriam and family a short time, but he had a lifetime of love. CPR is so grateful to Miriam and family for the love shown to Sumo. We know he will be greatly missed.

Run free beautiful boy….


Wilbur & Pokemon

It is with heavy heart that we post the passing of CPR Alumni Wilbur this past October and Pokemon just a few weeks ago. We want to thank their forever family Maria and Ted for opening their hearts and home and embracing these special needs boys. They were so loved. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.Wilbur and Pokemon


Our condolences to Linda & Eddie who lost their little special needs pug, “Sunshine”. Linda and Eddie are great people with huge hearts and packed a life of love into the short period of time she was with them..RIP little one.





From Mookie’s Family:  A very sad night as we said our final goodbyes to Mookie. He was our first rescue pug and showed us the true meaning of gratefulness. And although he was unable to walk for the last year…he never lost his spirit. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to and Compassionate Pug Rescue for bringing him into our lives. We will miss you more than you know. Rest in peace our sweet old man.


Butchie3Butchie came to CPR after his loving owner, who had had him since he was a puppy, passed away.  This sweet 13 year old senior was visually & hearing impaired but was playful & cuddly until he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Rest in Peace, Butchie.