Bluegrass Pug Rescue

Adopt a Pug. Change Two Lives.

Meet our Adoptable Pugs!

Click here to complete an adoption application (applications also accepted for "coming soon" Pugs).  Be sure to check out our Facebook page for frequent photo updates and stories!

Adoption Fee Schedule (Effective 12/1/2017):

Pugs under 1 Year Old:  $400 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18) - $424

Pugs 1 - 6 Years Old:  $325  + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18) - $344.50

Pugs 7 - 9 Years Old:  $275 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18) - $291.50

Pugs 10 Years Old and Over:  $150 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18) - $159

Please Note:

  • Our expenses average 4 times the amount of the adoption fee per dog - meaning we have to generate $3.00 in donations for every $1.00 in adoption fees. 
  • We are an all-volunteer organization that functions only on the money we raise through donations and adoption fees - we promise to spend the money we raise in a responsible manner and to spend it to help the Pugs.
  • We often don't know exactly how old the Pugs are.  We use our Vet's expert opinion to determine approximate age in these scenario
  • It will be your responsibility to travel to pick up your Pug.  Transport assistance may be arranged if resources are available.
  • Please understand that we sometimes have a waiting list of applicants.  We compare incoming Pugs to the needs of previously approved adopters on our waiting list and offer incoming Pugs to those adopters first.  Even if there isn't a Pug that is perfect for your now, we encourage you to complete an application so you'll be approved and ready to go when the "perfect pug" comes along.


Do you know what is better than a lap full of puppies? We don't either! BPR found out about a litter of 5 puppies that needed help and we have it. They are a mix of puggle and bulldog. They are 11 weeks old and are cuter than cute. They have been primarily living outside in this heat. They have had their initial vetting and were treated for worms. If you are interested in possibly adopting one or four (one is already spoken for), please complete an application. If you are already approved to adopt, please let our foster coordinator or adoption coordinator know. We are posting more pictures of them on Facebook. Let's welcome the Fab Five!

Adoption fee for each of the fab five: $400 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)

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Lola #240- 11 week old fawn female AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

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Homer #244 and Spanky #245- male bonded pair, AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Hi! We're Homer(fawn) and Spanky(black). We are an 11 year old bonded pair of brothers who enjoy the simple things in life. My foster mom says we're no trouble because we tend to chill out most of the day and that we're pretty low maintenance. We enjoy sleeping and cuddling, getting a good brushing, and chewing on a bone from time to time. We currently live with two other pugs and get along fine. However, the first day it was a little upsetting because we didn't know what was going on so we got into a few spats until we realized our foster brother/sister were cool. Now, we share the house/bed and eat our meals together. We've also shown our foster mom that were smart and that we're housebroken. While we haven't really gone for many walks because it's been so hot outside, we don't seem to mind as we prefer the A/C anyways. :) 

While Spanky's showing a bit of gray on his face, and Homer moves around a little slower,  we still have a lot of spunk left in us and would love meet our furrever home.

We both have a couple of things left to do at the vet and then we will be ready for our new home.  If you have a comfy couch and want to be loved. Then we are the duo for you! 

Adoption fee: $300


Chester #246- fawn male, ~12 years old MEDICAL HOLD

Hi! I am Chester and I just joined the BPR family this afternoon. I was found in the country and a nice lady kept me for a few weeks trying to help me out and find my family. It looks like I may have been dumped. BPR has already had me to the vet. The vet thinks I am about 12 years old. I have some trouble with my back end and walking. Ends up I have hip dysplasia. The volunteers told me I am a real trooper because I try to keep up. I like to be with you and will follow you everywhere. I like to cuddle and just be close. I don't have many teeth, but I still need a dental. I will be ready for you in a couple if weeks, so if you haven't already done it - get that application in!

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Gizmo #242- fawn male, 3 years old- ADOPTION PENDING 7/6/2018


Perry #243, fawn male, ~10 years old- Medical Hold until July 8
Hi everybody. I am Perry, and I just joined the BPR family. My owner moved and left me tied up outside. It sure was hot. A neighbor gave me food and water until finally calling the shelter. Fortunately, the shelter knew about BPR. A really nice lady who works with the shelter took me home for the night and helped get me to BPR. They think I am about 10 years old. I have a bad ear infection. I am at the vet right now so you will learn more about me soon. I am really sweet and will be looking for my forever home soon!

Adoption fee: $150 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)


Angel #235 (fawn female, 9 years old) and Benny (fawn male, 8 years old) #236 (bonded pair)- AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Hi everyone! We are happy to introduce Angel (top photo) and Benny as the newest additions to the BPR family. Their owner died and they were given to their vet who found us. Angel and Benny are a mother and son team and will stay together. They are in good health except for needing dentals and flu boosters. Angel is a major cuddler and she has a great deal of corneal scarring which has severely impaired her vision. She has a super navigator in her son, Benny. He takes good care of her. Benny is also very sweet and quite active. He loves to play. They are a super pair!

Adoption fee for both Angel and Benny: $550 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)

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Mandy #232- fawn female, 8 years old; ADOPTION PENDING 7/8/18

Hello! I am Mandy and I am new to BPR. I am 8 years young and totally sweet. I love to lay around, snuggle on your lap, and have my belly scratched. I get along with other dogs- I really don't pay them much attention.I am a total DOLL! Are you looking for the ultimate cuddle buddy? Could that be me?

Adoption fee: $275 +6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)


Ollie #233- fawn male, 11 years old; AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Hello!  I am Ollie and I have been with the BPR family for a few weeks. My foster didn't waste anytime with me. She picked me up, took me for a bath and then straight to the vet. I have been all "fixed" up and have even had a dental. I donhabe some arthritis in my back end, but I am getting stronger.  BPR was told I am 11,  it the vet thinks I may be older. I get along with other dogs, and I will follow you everywhere even if it means I have to be under the table. I just want to be close.  I get along with other dogs and am super sweet. I just want a place to call mine and to cuddle!  Do you thonk I could cuddle with you? 

Adoption fee: $150 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)

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Ollie #217, 8 year old fawn male- ADOPTION PENDING 7/9/2018

I am Ollie and I have been in BPR for a while. Actually I was the first rescue this year.  My family took me to the vet because they knew something was wrong. I was diagnosed as diabetic. My family could not provide the care I needed, so a wonderful vet tech asked if they would give me to her so she could find a rescue. My family really loved me and wanted the best for me,  so here I am. I habe been pretty sick and even lost my eyes, but I am finally getting better and am ready to find my home. I require insulin twice a day. I get along eithnother dogs, kids and just about everything. I like toys but really like attention. I am in years old and quite handsome. Donyounthink you might be interested in letting me crash on your couch?  

Adoption fee: $275 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)


Howie #153 - Fawn Male ~ 11 years old- AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Adoption fee:  $150 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax effective 7/1/18

Howie is 11 but you'd never know it - his fun and loving personality would lead you to believe he is more like 5!  He first came to BPR about 1 1/2 years ago. His parents were divorcing so they took him to a shelter. Fortunatley, the shelter contacted BPR.  Howie was adopted a few months later. About a year later he was returned to BPR by his adopter. Howie came to us with heartworms - unfortunately the heartworms were in an advanced stage and, despite the fact we've been able to get rid of them (a time consuming and expensive process), Howie's heart is permanently damaged.  Howie will be going to the vet for a follow-up visit soon - just to be sure everything is ok.  Howie is a snuggle Pug - he loves to curl up next to his foster daddy or in his favorite bed.  Because his heart is damaged, he cannot "go wild" - he needs to be calm whenever possible.  Howie would be a perfect for a single dog family who wants a dog that's a couch potato.  

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Reggie #239- 11 week old male, fawn ADOPTION PENDING 7/4/2018

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Beasty #220 (right) and Frisco #221 (fawn males)- ADOPTION PENDING 7/1/2018

Beastie and Frisco are a dynamic duo.   Beasty is 9 and Frisco is 7. They are both in good health. Frisco has a lot of scarring on his corneas from dry eye and will always need to be treated for this. He uses an eye ointment 2x daily. His vision is not the best.  Beastie is a little overweight and is on a diet!  They are crate trained and walk well on a leash. They get along with adults, kids and other dogs. They love attention and easily attract it. They do have accidents occasionally in the house, but a watchful eye and routine have almost eliminated this issue.  Both Beastie and Frisco are "magnet Pugs" - they love to be close to a human!  Their favorite activities are eating , making a nest in their beds, and snuggling up to their owner on the couch!

Beastie and Frisco are a bonded pair - they love each other and must be adopted together.   They have been together for 7 years. If you want to be smothered in pug love, then these two are for you!!!

Fee is $425 + 6% Kentucky Sales Tax (effective 7/1/18)