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?
- < 1 year old = $600
- 1-3 years old= $500
- 4-5 years old= $450
- 6-7 years old= $400
- 8-9 years old= $300
- 10-11 years old= $250
- 12 and over= $150
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?
Adoption Applications are submitted to the Application Team for review. As PRoNE is 100% volunteer staffed, the review and processing of applications will likely take several weeks. Your patience is appreciated. Inquiries via email and our Facebook page also take time to process, so we are not ignoring you, just using limited time and resources on the critical work we do. Please ensure if you have authorized your Vet’s office to speak with us as well as your personal references to expect a call or email from us as this will save time. All applicants are considered and selected on what will constitute the best home for the dog we are placing. You will be notified by email as to the next steps with your application. If you are being considered as a match for the dog for which you have applied, you will be contacted for a phone interview where more detailed understanding of the dog will be shared to ensure this is a great fit. This would then be followed by a Home Visit and later a Meet & Greet. Please bear in mind that not being selected is not a judgement call on an applicant per se; it likely means another applicant was the best choice for that dog. You are encouraged to reapply when you see another dog which you believe might be a good fit.
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 help a friend adopt a pug?
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?
As PRoNE is a Foster based rescue, our dogs reside in private homes. Applicants who are considered as a strong match will be given the opportunity to schedule a Meet & Greet with the dog as the final step in the approval process.
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!