In Memory of…

Rest in Peace Willard


Handsome senior Willard came in as a stray to Dade County Animal Services with severe kennel cough and limping.  He was placed into our permanent foster care program where he got all of the love and care that he needed.

It is with sadness in our hearts that we’ve had to let Willard go to the Rainbow Bridge as his tired body couldn’t hold on any more.

Words can not express how thankful we are to Willard’s foster family and to our supporters.  It’s because of these compassionate people, that we can help be there when they need us.

Until we meet again Willard…. Rest in Peace buddy.  You were loved.

Caring for Permanent Fosters and Hospice pugs is at great cost to this rescue, but we would have it no other way.  We continue our work with the generous donations of our supporters and the never ending love and compassion of our volunteers.  Please consider sponsoring this pug or any of the others by making a one time or on-going donation via the Paypal buttons on the right of this page.  Thank you.  


ChesterChester was a CPR Permanent Foster cared for by a wonderful, loving foster home.  Chester recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Thank you, Sheila for taking such good care of this handsome, special boy.

Here’s a little bit about Chester from his early days with CPR:

My name is Chester and I am the definition of an “oldie but goodie”! At 12 years of age, I find myself homeless and in need of a new family to appreciate the love I still have in my heart, hopefully, for years to come. My story is a sad one…. I was brought into the animal shelter by a lady that found me on the side of the road. She witnessed someone pull over and push me out the front seat. I know – Shame On Them! My blessing was that the animal control officer called CPR and they came right over to claim me. I don’t want to think about what would have happened had it not been for the rescue angels.

I got lots of things to fix up like yucky teeth, and a hole from my tooth to my nasal passages (fistula). My peepers are not too good, but I do get around OK. I know you could probably look at other puggies that don’t need so much fixing, but you would REALLY be a true angel if you decided to make my last few years the best of my life!! CPR will take care of all my medical problems so don’t even worry about them.

My foster mom says i am a “luv pug”. All I want to do is spend time with you. I like to sneak up on my foster mom when she is cooking or washing dishes and give her little kisses on her ankles. I am potty trained and let you know when I want to go outside. I get along good with my foster bro.


mae1Our thoughts go out to one of our wonderful CPR volunteers, Liz.  Penny, Liz’s 14 year old girl, recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Liz does so much for CPR and always has a smile and warm heart for our pugs-in-needs. Rest In Peace pretty Penny, you will be missed.



CPR recently learned of the passing of Mabel.  A sweet senior lady who was pulled from Lee County Domestic Animal Services in January 2014.  She was in tough shape when we got her but her loving foster home, followed by her forever home, gave her love and care in her last months. Rest In Peace, Miss Mabel.

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…

Carly and Molly

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.


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.


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.


Johnny Boy

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


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!!!