Adoption Process

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT taking applications for pugs UNDER the age of 6. We have a waiting list for young pugs. If you see a pug under the age of 6, it is NOT AVAILABLE to new apps.

YOU MUST BE 21 TO ADOPT FROM GREEN MOUNTAIN PUG RESCUE!

OUR AREA OF COVERAGE TO ADOPT IS VERMONT, MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND NORTHERN NEW YORK ON I-90 CORRIDOR TO BUFFALO AND I-87 NORTH TO CANADIAN BORDER)

Adoption fees effective 7/1/15
1 year and under is $450
13 months to 5 years $350
5 years 1mo to 8 years is $250
8 years 1 month and over is $150

Adoption fees cover dhpp, rabies vaccine, blood work, spay/neuter, heartworm/lyme/erlichia testing, dental if needed, and anything else the pug medically needs to be adopted. We do use vets that discount for us, but that discount is not very much. Your adoption donation helps offset the vet bills a little and we thank you for that. All dogs WILL be altered prior to their adoption, even puppies will stay in GMPR foster care until old enough to be altered before being adopted out.

If a pure breed is bred to a pug to create a "designer breed" (for example- Puggles, Chugs, Jugs, etc), those designer breeds will have an adoption fee of $250.00 until age 7yrs, older dogs are $150.00.

Adoption fees are to be paid in cash, Money Order or Bank Check. Sorry, no personal checks are allowed.

The purpose of Pug Adoption is to provide a healthy, happy, home for the lifetime of the pug. We see adoption as a privilege that families are selected for based on individual merit, not on a first come basis. The adoption fees are used towards support of the pugs (vet bills, medicine, food, toys, and other supplies). Absolutely NO money is paid to volunteers for salaries or mileage. Extra funds are used for rescue efforts. Many pugs will have something happen during their lifetime that requires some form of attention. The needs of the pug are most important. Pugs need stable homes, affection and tender loving care. GMPR requires a home visit on every applicant - no exceptions.

GMPR does not guarantee that a pug will be housebroken. Any time an animal enters a new environment it needs to learn where to go potty. GMPR cannot make any guarantee of a pug's age. Pugs will not be placed into a home with animals that are not altered (unless due to age restrictions). Home visits provide a good channel to ask questions. Feedback is used to help indicate a "best fit" for each individual pug.

There are many families that want to open their homes to a pug that needs a "Forever Home". Please respect the needs of pugs by submitting only serious applications. Adoption saves lives!

After submitting your application, you will be contacted by one of our representatives. Our goal is to contact you within two weeks, however, we are all volunteers and some geographic locations present a greater challenge. If you are not contacted within 2 weeks, either email Helen Bryan, President at helen.bryan@gmpr.org or telephone her at (802) 223-2027. To submit an adoption application, click here.
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