You have questions, we have answers. Please read PRIOR to completing our Adoption Application (link below the FAQs!).
What is the application fee?
Non-refundable $10 application fee.
What is the PRoNE adoption fee?
Average Adoption fee is $400. Fees range $250-$500, depending on age.
Why do I have to pay a fee, I'm rescuing a pug!
Each PRoNE pug is fully vetted prior to adoption: shots, spay/neuter, heartwworm test, receives Frontline/Heartguard and has medical issues addressed. The cost for this is typically higher than our adoption fees.
I filled out an application, what happens next?
Completed applications are forwarded to the Application Team. It can take 4-6 weeks to process an application. We check vet & personal references and conduct an interview. A Home Visit is scheduled when a match is found. Let your references/vet know we will be calling – this speeds up the process.
Why are there so many steps involved?
We take our responsibility seriously – to our pugs and our potential adopters. We want to make forever matches – so taking the time to thoroughly screen our applicants helps.
Can I adopt a pug for a friend?
Sadly, no. If you have a friend who is interested in a pug, please encourage THEM to apply!
I saw a pug on Facebook/Petfinder, can I meet them first?
No. Only pre-approved applicants may schedule Meet & Greets.
I am approved! What happens next?
Once approved, our Adoption Manager begins the matching process. When a match is determined, we schedule a Home Visit, then put you in touch with the Foster Home.
Rescue pugs have behavioral problems, right?
Like any dog – rescues reflect their environment and owners. Many rescue pugs are at the wrong place at the wrong time. PRoNE pugs are thoroughly integrated and evaluated in foster care. Behavioral issues are immediately addressed. Many of the behavior issues we see resolve with structure, time and attention.
Rescue pugs are not house trained, right?
Wrong! While accidents do happen, many pugs in our foster homes are house trained. The transition between their first home, their foster home and their forever home can be disruptive, so it’s not unusual for our foster homes to do a bit of “House Training 101”. If a pug was previously house-trained, the refresher course is often all that is needed to re-establish training.
Are PRoNE pugs spayed, neutered and up-to-date on shots?
Yes. Yes and Yes!
What happens if I cannot keep my PRoNE pug?
The contract between you and PRoNE states you must return a pug to our care should you no longer be able to provide a good home for them.
What should I do if I have questions after adopting my pug?
We are here to help. Feel free to contact us should you require help.
Ready to fill out an Adoption Application? Click Here!