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At first glance, you would think this little one is frail, meek and mild. That she wants and needs your help to do everything and anything.

You would think this because when Olive was found, she was blind, mostly deaf, filthy and emaciated. In fact, she only weight 9.6 lbs! Her poor little spine curved and deformed. She was taken to Miami Dade Animal Services and that’s when CPR got the call that she was not adoptable and needed immediate rescue. CPR rushed in for this girl, because it is exactly what we do, when they have no one else. A kind and always ready rescue volunteer picked her up from the shelter and drove this little one to our Vet where she was deemed as definitely in her golden years and in the “end stages of life”.

After cleaning her up, getting her on antibiotics for skin infection, packing her ears – they were infected too, de-worming her and getting her severely dry eyes in check, lab work was done. The very sad thing is that there was no medical reason for her to be so emaciated. We can only assume that she was just not being fed.

Yes, you would definitely think this little one’s spirit had been broken by all of the obvious neglect. But, we pug lovers know otherwise. The true Pug Spirit shines bright in this little one. She is feisty! She is determined! She, little Olive, is a fighter!

Today, in her forever foster home, she is now at 11.8 lbs and counting! She is a demanding little Diva, always knowing when it is time for fresh water to be put in the bowl, or a chewy treat is in order. Olive’s almost silent bark tells you it’s time to take her out or that you’re late with a meal. She will not be held a second longer than she wants to be. She, little Olive, has captured the hearts of many, especially her foster Mom’s.

We all wish little Olive many happy healthy days, weeks, months, years ahead.

Thanks to your support of this rescue, we can continue to provide this kind of rescue, rehabilitation and continued “fospice” care.

Happy Gotcha Day Zilly!

How Zilly (the “un-pug”) came to CPR…

Zilly was surrendered to the local shelter just as Hurricane Irma was nearing Florida. CPR received notification that a puggle (pug/beagle mix) had been surrendered and we were asked if we would be interested in taking her as there were over 40 surrenders to that shelter that day alone! We were told that she was young, healthy, spayed and friendly so of course we said Yes! A volunteer picked up Zilly from the shelter and took her home. We quickly learned that Zilly was exactly what they said she was – except that she wasn’t a pug or pug mix at all! She quickly won everyone’s hearts and there was no way that we would be taking her back to the shelter! Zilly had a great time with her foster family but she was ready for her own home. She met a great family at the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption event at the Palm Beach Convention center and the rest, as they say, is history! Here Zilly is with her new forever family! We guess some things are just meant to be! …

Congratulations Zilly!!!! We hope you have a long, healthy, happy life! Xoxo
Zilly's Gotcha Day


Tootsie came To CPR after her family lost their home to foreclosure.  Tootsie was born in about 2007 so she is a senior, but she still has a lot of spunk!

Unfortunately, Tootsie’s back legs don’t work for her anymore and her eyesight has gone.  She needs help with all of her bathroom duties as she can no longer do it all herself.

Compassionate Pug Rescue is committed to making sure that Tootsie is well cared for and has everything she needs for a comfortable life in a loving CPR foster home for the rest of her days.

Tootsie currently does not have a sponsor or “Pug Angel” as we like to call them.  If you’d like to be a Pug Angel for one of CPR’s Permanent Foster/Hospice pugs, please click our “Donation” Button on any of our CPR website pages and sign up for a Paypal Subscription for $25 per month or more and let us know which pug you’d like to be a Pug Angel for!

Thank you for supporting Pug Rescue! xoxo



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