To be considered for adoption, please watch our website and social media pages for available dogs to be posted.  We will make announcements on our facebook page and our website when we start accepting applications for the pugs in our care.  If you have questions, please send an email to


Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pug!  


Please take the time to read through our applications process BEFORE sending us an email.  If you cannot find the answer to your question here, you can email us at  


Step 1 – Request an application at, or by clicking the “adopt app” tab. 


*Beginning on February 1 st , 2023* There is a $10 non-refundable application processing donation, refunds will not be given if your application is denied. The $10 application fee goes directly to the care of the pugs in our rescue. The fee can be paid directly on the website, or through our Facebook page. Please provide the receipt when you submit your application.  If you are not chosen for the dog you apply for, your application will be kept on file and you will not need to pay the application fee again to apply for another dog. 


Step 2 – Application Preliminary Review

Our Adoption Coordinator will screen your application to determine if the necessary information was provided.  It is very important you take the time to fill out the application completely. If any information is missing, you will be emailed to provide additional information. All of our communication is done via e-mail.   If there are any major concerns about adopting a dog to you based on information provided in your application, your application will be denied. 


Step 3 – Landlord Approval Verified 


If you rent your home, your landlord will be contacted and/or you will need to provide a copy of your lease to verify you have permission to have a dog in your home. If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied. 


Step 4 – Veterinary References Contacted 


A volunteer will contact the veterinary reference(s) you provided to determine if your current pets are spayed/neutered, kept up-to-date on vaccinations, and generally well cared for on a consistent basis. If you do not currently have pets, we may ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, this step is skipped but you may be asked to provide additional personal references. If your veterinary reference(s) cannot verify care history, spay/neuter, and vaccination status of your pet(s), processing of your application will be held until you can provide this information. Exemptions to our spay/neuter policy are granted if your vet has recommended not doing procedures because of age and/or health issues.  If your pet(s) is overdue for vaccinations, you will be required to bring them up-to-date before proceeding with the screening process. However, if your pet(s) is more than 6 months overdue, your application may be denied.  Exemptions to the vaccine policy will only be made if veterinarian deems vaccines would be unsafe for your animal. 


Step 5 – Personal References Contacted 


A volunteer will contact your 2 personal references by email and ask them questions in regards to whether they consider you a responsible pet owner. This step in the process can take the most amount of time. It is helpful if you contact your references and ask them to return our emails in a timely manner. One of the major delays in processing applications is references not responding and incorrect emails on the application Please DO NOT use family members as references.  Please take the time to contact your references and let them know to expect an email from us. If we have any major concerns about adopting a dog to you based on communication with your references, your application will be denied. 


Step 6-Phone Interview with Adoption Coordinator and/or Foster Home 

You will be contacted by the Adoption Coordinator and/or the volunteer who is fostering the pug you are interested in adopting. This will give us a chance to get to know you and for you to ask questions.  


Step 7 – Home Visit  

A volunteer will conduct a home visit either in person or virtually.  This home visit will allow us to see the environment the pug would be living in and to determine if the home/family would be the best fit for the pug in question.


Step 8 – Approval/Denial 


Our Adoption Coordinator (and other Board members as necessary) use the information provided on the application and vet/reference checks to determine an applicant’s suitability for adopting a dog. Our Adoption Coordinator will notify you of your status. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason if we feel the needs of the dog will not be properly met or the adoption is not in the best interest of the dog. 


Step 9 – Finalizing the Adoption 


Once you have been approved, a meet and greet with the pug will be set up. All family members including pets, must be in attendance.  


Step 10 – Sign the contract and pay the adoption donation 


The last step in the adoption process is the signing of the adoption contract and medical release form.  You will be required to pay the entire donation amount at the time you pick up your new family member. In many cases, the meet and greet and adoption can be done on the same day. 


Email is the most effective and preferred way to communicate with MMPC volunteers. It is a small group of volunteers that handle all of the tasks related with rescuing pugs. Our volunteers also have families, jobs, and pets of their own. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We reserve the right to refuse service and adoption without explanation.