Pug Adoption Singapore

Puppy Adoption Singapore

Pugs are rather playful dogs, up for a game of two, but they are lovers first and foremost. The true lap dog, they love nothing more than to cuddle up on the couch with their owners.

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Temperament

What is a Pug like?

Pug is a body of contradictions. Some may think of them as stubborn, whilst others may think of them as well-behaved. Yet, both are true in the breed. They are eager-to-please dogs who are deeply affectionate. Pugs love to be by the side of their owners, more than anything else.

They are not active dogs and therefore do not require great outdoor activities. In fact, adult pugs spend most of their time sleeping. They are easy to love, but may present a host of health problems due to their natural body shape. This could be a bit of a worry for first-time owners.

At a Glance

Key Measurements of a Pug

Breed:

Companion Dogs

Lifespan:

12 – 15 Years

Height:

25cm – 35cm

Weight:

6kg – 8kg

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Pug Adoption Notes

Quick Summary

  • Pugs are great companion dogs, but without proper training, they can have a stubborn streak. Since they are not the easiest dogs to train, crate training is highly recommended.
  • These dogs also have a shorter muzzle. This means that the air they breathe in does not cool down sufficiently when it passes through their nose before entering their lungs. As such, Pugs are prone to overheating. When taking them out for walks, always observe them for signs of overheating. 
  • Walks are recommended to be done during the early hours of the morning or late hours of the evening. During these times, there is less direct exposure to the heat from the sun. 
  • With that said, Pugs are still definitely indoor dogs. They should not be kept outdoors for long periods of time, and definitely not without any human supervision.  

Quick Summary

  • Pugs do make a lot of noise during the day, as they wheeze, snort, and snore
  • They also have large and prominent eyes. This makes them more susceptible to eye diseases than other dog breeds.
  • Pugs are the model companion dogs. They crave human attention, and enjoy spending time around their owners. They like to follow you everywhere in the house, up to your lap when you are on the couch, and even follow you to your bed just so they can cuddle together with you.
  • These dogs have heavy appetites. If not watched over closely, they can eat and eat, sometimes way more than is advised. This can easily lead to a host of other problems that arise due to their being overweight. As such, owners should monitor their diet carefully, ensuring that they do not overshoot their recommended daily calorie intake.
Customer Reviews

Testimonials: Pug

Found his forever home

We recently adopted Rickie and we couldn't be happier with him ! He has found his forever home and is spoiled rotten. We'd also like to give out a huge thank you to the staff members that assisted us with this process and their positive personalities. Thank you all at the SGPA for your hard work and dedication

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Buyer info: Simon Ong

Dog info: Rickie, Pug

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2020-05-21T21:30:58+00:00

Buyer info: Simon Ong

Dog info: Rickie, Pug

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We recently adopted Rickie and we couldn't be happier with him ! He has found his forever home and is spoiled rotten. We'd also like to give out a huge thank you to the staff members that assisted us with this process and their positive personalities. Thank you all at the SGPA for your hard work and dedication
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Grateful for this place

I can’t say how grateful I am for this place. I have found my baby dog here! I am totally in love with her, Katie is another member of the family and we totally adore her. Please adopt, don’t shop. They have so many animals that need a home. Stop by. Make a donation. Adopt a pet.

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Buyer info: Nigel Lee

Dog info: Katie, Pug

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2020-05-21T21:32:24+00:00

Buyer info: Nigel Lee

Dog info: Katie, Pug

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I can’t say how grateful I am for this place. I have found my baby dog here! I am totally in love with her, Katie is another member of the family and we totally adore her. Please adopt, don’t shop. They have so many animals that need a home. Stop by. Make a donation. Adopt a pet.
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Staff was very clear

We adopted a 4 year old pug named Donovan. He was heartworm positive (adamantly disclosed) and could not have found a better pup or facility. Donovan had been in shelters for 6-8 months. During our first visit, staff was very clear about his pre-existing condition as well as his personality. He has a lot of energy, but loves to be a couch potato with you. I could go on and on about how amazing Donovan is, but the facility was amazing.

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Buyer info: Liz Tay

Dog info: Donovan, Pug

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2020-05-21T21:34:09+00:00

Buyer info: Liz Tay

Dog info: Donovan, Pug

Pug Adoption Singapore PuppyAdoptionSingapore
We adopted a 4 year old pug named Donovan. He was heartworm positive (adamantly disclosed) and could not have found a better pup or facility. Donovan had been in shelters for 6-8 months. During our first visit, staff was very clear about his pre-existing condition as well as his personality. He has a lot of energy, but loves to be a couch potato with you. I could go on and on about how amazing Donovan is, but the facility was amazing.
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CONSIDERATION: PROS

A Pug is perfect if you want a dog who…

Is Small and Sturdy:

It’s not always easier for a small dog to look tough. Usually that’s reserved for the large dogs, it’s a Pug. 

IS Not Active

Pugs are apartment dogs that doesn’t need much exercise. Owners need not keep them constantly entertained.

Is Sociable

Pugs are rather sociable dogs, and can get along with many others, be it humans, dogs, or even cats.

Is Well Behaved

Pugs are rather well behaved. You will rarely come back to a house ravaged by their mischief.

Tips: Eye Care

Pugs have very large and prominent eyes. This means that debris and dirt can easily get stuck inside, causing severe irritation. If not dealt with properly, your Pugs may even lose their sense of sight. Instead, proper eye care should be exercised. Since it’s almost impossible to prevent debris from getting into the eyes. owners should focus on removing these irritants. Owners can purchase specialised dog eye solution and use them to help clean their eyes. If irritation still persists, a visit to the vet might be in order. 

Tips: Facial Care

Pugs may be predisposed to skin conditions due to their facial folds. As such, more frequent care is needed. Whilst owners can get away with bathing their pugs once a month, cleaning their facial folds should done at least once a week. This helps get rid of any food, saliva, or dirt that gets stuck in between the facial folds. Owners should clean the wrinkles using a cotton swab, and pay special attention around the eye and nose region. Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth directly with the cotton swabs. 

ConsideratiOn: CONS

Don’t get a Pug if you don’t want to deal with its…

Shedding

Pugs may have short coats, but they shed almost every day. Not great for owners who value cleanliness.

Low Hygiene

Pugs are are loud dogs who are not the most hygienic, as they snort, snuffle, wheeze, snore and slobber. 

Health Issues

Due to a predisposed flat face, Pugs are more prone to health conditions than most other dog breeds.

Stubborness

This stubbornness can present a challenge during their time as a puppy, since they will be slow to housebreak.

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Coexisting with a Pug

Appearance

Pugs have an appearance that closely resembles that of the French Bulldogs. Indeed, they share many similarities, such as both breeds having flat faces. 

The Pug is a small dog with a bulky body, and makes the perfect pet for owners who want a tough-looking dog but without the size that makes cohabitation difficult. They have wide chests that seem to only get bigger as they age.

These dogs come in a variety of colour as well, ranging from white, brown, silver and even black.

 

Children

Stars: 5/5

I love people! Chances are, I’ll love your kids too!

Dogs

Stars: 3/5

I’m selective. I don’t dislike dogs, but I do best when I have time to adjust.

Cats

Stars: 3/5

I would love some feline friends, but I’ll do best with some supervision at first.

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Other Details

Basic profile of a Pug

Activity

01. Exercise Requirements

Despite their sturdy appearances, pugs are true house dogs, and if given the chance, would gladly spend all their time inside the apartment. After all, they are less heat-tolerant than other dog breeds. As such, these dogs often exhaust themselves much faster when they spend time under the sun. 

However, moderate exercises is still encouraged. Owners can take their pugs on daily short walks, just as long as this happens during the early parts of the morning or the later parts of the evening. Afternoon walks should be avoided as much as possible. 

Fitness

03. Potential Health Issues

Just like its lookalike cousins (the French Bulldogs), the Pug’s flat faces doe make it more vulnerable to certain conditions. For example, Eye conditions are known to be rather common in this dog breed. Yet perhaps the biggest worry of all, is their difficult with breathing properly. Since these dogs have such a short muzzles, they no breathe well enough in hot and warm environment. As much as possible, owners should keep them in a cool, air-conditioned environment.

Yearly visits to the veterinarian is a must for this dog breed. 

Breaking In

02. Obedience Training Style

Pugs may be stubborn, but they have a trait working for them. They crave human affection, and as such are eager-to please. As long as training is started consistently at a young age, and by someone who knows what he/she is doing, the Pug should grow up to become a rather well-behaved dog. Socialisation training should also be started when they are young.

Harsh training methods should not be employed, as Pugs are rather sensitive, and can easily have their feelings hurt. Instead, a more patient approach should be adopted by the trainer. 

diet

04. Nutritional Requirements

As a general guideline, the recommended diet for Pugs is 100 calories per kg that they weigh. So if your Pugs weigh 8kg, you should start them on a diet of 800 calories per day. However, this would also depend on their activity level. More active pugs would require higher calorie intake.

Whilst Pugs can feed on wet canned dog food, dry kibble is recommended in most instances. That is because dry kibble is much healthier for their teeth. Wet dog food has also been noted to lead to runny stools. Homecooked food is also another possibility.

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