Pugs are one of the cutest and most desirable dog breeds. There are hundreds of professional breeders who pride themselves on delivering only the best purebred Pug puppies to their clients. It is an expensive business to run and your income is based on your reputation and the quality of your Pugs. Purebred Pug puppies have a premium price tag and it’s not uncommon to hear someone spend $ 800 or $ 1,000 or more for a truly prized specimen.
While some Pugs can be purchased for $ 250 to $ 500, the question many people ask is whether it is possible to find a free Pug puppy. Obviously the answer is yes, but it is also possible to win the lottery with odds of fifty million to one. So the question we want to consider is how likely are you to find a free Pug puppy and how do you go about it?
Pugs generally represent a substantial investment for their owner, so it is highly unlikely that you will find a purebred pug roaming the streets. If you do, the chances of you not having identification tags are also extremely low because a tag is a fairly inexpensive way to ensure that someone who finds your lost dog can reach you. So even though it does happen, you will most likely have to wait a long time if your strategy for finding a free Pug puppy is to wait for one to pass by.
A more logical way would be to visit two types of places that will significantly increase your chances of finding a Pug, if not free, for a greatly reduced price. The first, of course, is an animal shelter. Almost every county in the United States has one. You want to visit so many of these places that are within driving distance to let them know what interests you. Most likely, you are not the first person to do this. They probably have a waiting list of people who would like a free Pug. Who would not? However, you need to make sure that this, the most logical of all the steps, is covered. You increase their odds if you regularly follow up and let them know that you would consider any Pug and not just a puppy. Note that we also said within driving distance because the cost of transporting a Pug is very high.
The second type of place is called a Pug Rescue. In fact, you can do an Internet search to find a list of these organizations. These are groups of people who are dedicated to finding homes for Pugs who have lost their home for one reason or another. The people who run these places are to be commended. They make great sacrifices to ensure that the Pugs they find or are given have a suitable place to live. There is usually a fee involved, so technically you won’t get a free Pug, but it will help a large organization and will usually be priced much lower than if you went to a breeder. Again, if you are open to the possibility of a mature Pug and not just a puppy, you will increase your chances of success. We can’t say enough about Pug rescue groups and the work they do.
Another possibility to find a free Pug puppy is to visit some Pug breeders to explain what you are looking for. Most of them will probably wish you luck and won’t give you much information. Remember, if Pugs were free, they wouldn’t have a business. But you might find a breeder who knows someone who might be interested in putting a Pug up for adoption at a significantly reduced price or, yes, even for free. There are a few reasons why this can happen. They may have gotten a Pug recently and haven’t realized the commitment they have. Some Pug owners find that their situation has changed and a Pug no longer fits into their lifestyle as easily as before. Perhaps a change in employment or residence could have made owning a Pug impractical. The birth of a child or the discovery of an unknown allergy can also create the need to find a home for your Pug. Usually in a case like this, they are more motivated to find a good home rather than to get back the price they paid. There is certainly a chance that you will find an adorable Pug at an affordable price. Many times, an owner will return to the place where they got their Pug for advice on what to do. Staying in contact with a cooperative breeder could result in a potential source for a free Pug Puppy.
The first thing to do with any Pug that comes across any of the circumstances listed above is a thorough examination by a veterinarian. Pugs are susceptible to certain conditions, so it’s worth the time and effort to make sure your “free pug” doesn’t become a medical drain. If you find the Pug you are looking for, you will have found a friend for life. Pugs were born to be companions and they like nothing more than having the undivided attention of a loving owner. Good luck!