The first step in the adoption process is submitting an adoption
application. The information you provide enables
our volunteers to match a Pug to you and your family.
Please answer all of the questions on the application as best you
Please do not expect to submit an application and be able to pick up a
Pug immediately. We make every effort to hurry the process along,
but please remember that KPR is run by volunteers with
families and jobs. We receive
hundreds of applications, and are busy caring for,
transporting and rescuing the Pugs that need us. Your patience is
appreciated. Thank you!
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If you have submitted an application and
have questions regarding the status, please feel free to email the
Kentucky Applicants please contact
Indiana Applicants please contact
Wisconsin Applicants please contact
11 months and under - $325
Under 6 years old -
6 years and older - $225
All Dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on routine
vaccinations, Fecal tested, and Heartworm Negative prior to
placement. Our Adoption Donations are not negotiable.
Please understand that we spend much more on medical bills
than we recover in adoption donations for most of the Pugs
we rescue, especially our senior Dogs.
- Service Area: Applications are accepted from
Kentucky, Wisconsin and Indiana ONLY. If you live outside of these two
states, please visit
Rescue Links to locate a rescue that serves your area and/or
- Age: You must be 18 years of age or older
to be considered as an applicant.
- Response Time: Please understand that KPR
is run by a group of volunteers with families and jobs.
Rescuing, caring for and transporting Pugs takes up a majority of
our volunteers' time. Therefore, it may take up to 2 weeks
for your application to be processed and for you to receive a
reply. We appreciate your patience.
- Reference Checks: No application is
considered complete unless it contains both a veterinary
reference, as well as 3 personal references (preferably not
We do follow up on these and you should alert your personal
references as well as your veterinary reference that they will receive a phone call from us. You
must contact your veterinary office to give them permission to
discuss your current pets with Kentuckiana Pug Rescue.
Reference checks will be completed BEFORE scheduling a home check.
- Unaltered Pets: We do NOT adopt to
anyone who has any pets in their home that are not neutered or
spayed. We have very strong feelings
about the pet overpopulation and feel that all pets should be
spayed and neutered to prevent overpopulation problems.
- Vaccinations: All current pets must be up
to date on ALL vaccinations.
- RENTERS: We will allow people who are renting
to adopt. However, if you are renting, we do need you to send a
handwritten agreement from your landlord, stating that you have
permission to have a dog in your apartment or house. This will
need to be sent within one week of your online application
KENTUCKY renters, please send to ~
INDIANA renters, please send to ~
AMY CARPENTER, 10253 WINLEE COURT, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46236.
- Home Check: No Pug is adopted to a home without
a home check...no exceptions. If we do not have a volunteer in
your area, we will ask you to help locate another rescue or
shelter that is able to do your home check portion of the adoption
process for us.
- Meeting a Pug: Kentuckiana Pug Rescue
works to match each applicant with the "perfect" Pug. We can only
do this through completed applications, phone calls, and home
- Adoption: Adoption donations are based on the
age of the Pug. We also have a legal and binding adoption contract
which must be signed and followed. Bounced checks:
There will be a $35 fee charged for a bounced check. You
would then have to pay with cash, credit card, or money order. If
you were not
able to pay the adoption fee with one of these methods, you will
be required to return the dog to
Kentuckiana Pug Rescue, along with the fee for the bounced check.
- Follow-Ups: After adoption, expect to be
contacted by a volunteer to check on the adjustment of the Pug in
his/her new home. We are available to answer ANY questions that
you may have.