You have questions, we have answers. Please read PRIOR to completing our Adoption Application (link below the FAQs!).
How much is the PRoNE Adoption Fee?
Average Adoption fee is $400. Fees range $150-$500, which may be dependent on the age of the pug and existing medical conditions.
Why do I have to pay a fee, I'm rescuing a pug!
Every PRoNE pug is fully vetted prior to their Adoption. This may include but is not limited to vaccines, spay/neuter, heartworm test and preventative care, eye and ear care, etc.
I filled out an application, what happens next?
Completed applications are forwarded to the Application Team. It may take several weeks to process your application. We ask for your patience during this time as we verify your vet & personal references and conduct an interview. A Home Visit will be scheduled at the end of the process if you are matched with the pug requested. Please be sure to notify your references/vet that a PRoNE representative will be contacting them as this will speed up the process.
Why are there so many steps involved?
At PRoNE, our commitment to the pugs in our care and our potential adopters is at the forefront of the work we do. Our goal is to make forever matches, so taking the time to screen our applicants assures the “right” pug is being paired with the “right” adopter. At this time, the pug is also being “evaluated” in his/her foster home, so their needs, behaviors, temperament are considered with your profile.
Can I adopt a pug for a friend?
Yes! Have someone help them complete the online application. All information must be in their name with their contact information. Please be sure to note on the application that they have no Internet and to use their phone as a means of primary contact.
I saw a pug on Facebook/Petfinder, can I meet them first?
Unfortunately, no. As PRoNE is a Home based rescue, our pugs reside in private Foster homes, only approved applicants who are deemed a strong match may schedule Meet and Greets.
I am approved! What happens next?
Once the application process has been completed, your application will be considered (among other qualified applicants) for the pug you have requested. PRoNE always makes matching decisions based on the best needs of the pug. If you are not matched with the pug you have requested, rest assured you may select another available dog for which to be considered.
Rescue pugs have behavioral problems, right?
Not true! Although a rescue may present with some behavioral issues due to their prior environmental and ownership situations, PRoNE pugs are thoroughly integrated and evaluated in foster care. Behavioral issues are immediately addressed with the certified trainer we have on board. Most of the behavioral issues we see are resolved with structure, time to adjust and acclimate well in a new environment and of course with patient and loving care through our foster volunteers. Please don’t let minor challenges which are often temporary prevent you from seeing their full potential!
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. In some cases, pugs will arrive into PRoNE with known house training issues. We evaluate them physically as well as emotionally to best determine the cause. While in Foster care, attempts will be made to introduce and reinforce proper bathroom etiquette. In some cases, the use of a Belly Band is suggested to help. We know this may be a sticking point for many and are committed to working with potential adopters.
Are PRoNE pugs spayed, neutered and up-to-date on shots?
Yes, yes and yes! However in rare cases the dog’s age or pre-existing medical conditions may preclude them from receiving certain vaccines or being spayed/neutered. In these cases, the applicant will always be guided in the care of the dog.
What happens if I cannot keep my PRoNE pug?
The PRoNE Adoption contract states you must return the pug into our care should you no longer be able to provide them a good home. Once a PRoNE pug, always a PRoNE pug.
What should I do if I have questions after adopting my pug?
We at PRoNE are here to support you! Please feel free to contact us through our website and a representative will follow up.
Ready to fill out an Adoption Application? Click Here!