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Adoption Applications must be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed in to the address provided along with the application fee. Applications cannot be completed on line or faxed.
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Adoption Application Instructions:
All forms must be downloaded and submitted by United States mail in order for you to be considered for adoption of one of our Pugs. The rescue does not accept "postage due" mail. An application normally requires 2 first class stamps. If you choose to send your application via Express mail, Fed Ex, UPS, etc, be sure to check the waiver box, otherwise the letter is delayed as it must be retrieved from the Post Office or terminal at a time a volunteer is available. Applications must be completed in their entirety.
Unlike some rescue organizations we do not charge to mail you an application, we only ask that you place two (2) first class stamps on the envelope which is being returned to you so that the rescue does not incur that cost. We will promptly return an adoption application packet to you which will include the adoption application, 2 Veterinary release forms and a check list. This will begin the adoption process.
The adoption donation for our Pugs ranges from $150 to $400 depending on the age and health status of the Pug. Senior Pugs generally cost less to adopt, but the veterinary costs are considerably more expensive to the organization.
The adoption donation includes Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccines. Each Pug is spayed or neutered, heartworm and fecal tested and on preventative heartworm medication, micro-chipped, treated for any other issues that may be present when examined by our Veterinarian, and their teeth are cleaned when deemed necessary.
Our volunteers do their best to review each application within 48 hours after receiving the application. Please consider everyone is a volunteer and the first priority is to care for the Pugs within the rescue. Our volunteers also have jobs and family. Vet appointments as well as events may create a delay in the processing of an application. We encourage applicants to contact their Veterinarian and ask that the complete veterinary records be mailed to the rescue. Only upon receipt of the vet records and application can the adoption process proceed.
The $5 application fee required (US funds) to process your application covers the cost of paper, ink and postage with regard to your application once it is received. Applications that are not complete only delay the process for approval and at times are viewed upon in a negative manner in that it does not appear that the applicant is putting forth the effort necessary. Please answer all questions as completely as possible.
The availability of any of our Pugs is based on approved applications. Although a Pug may appear on our web site at this time, there may be applicants with approved applications that are being contacted to ascertain their interest in adopting the available Pug, or other applicants that are also applying for that Pug. If you are truly interested in adopting a Pug and you wait until you see a Pug that is of interest to you, there may be several people ahead of you on a waiting list that have already submitted an application and have been tentatively approved for adoption. We therefore strongly suggest you complete an application for adoption so you may be added to our waiting list once your application has been tentatively approved. We receive Pugs from individuals, families, shelters, animal control and other sources. We may not have the Pug that is of interest to you today but may rescue 5 Pugs tomorrow. Do not hesitate; apply to adopt your Pug today.
Please mail your application to:
Michigan Pug Rescue
Farmington, MI 48335
If you are unable to download an application packet, you may obtain one by sending a self addressed #10 size business envelope with 2 first class stamps and your return address on it to;
Michigan Pug Rescue
Farmington, MI 48335
Upon receipt of the envelope with the postage affixed we will send you the application packet.
ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR CONSIDERATION
Michigan Pug Rescue, "Pug Luv" reserves the right to deny any applicant based on the content of the applicant's application, review of the applicant's veterinary records and/or the results of the applicants home visit without the obligation to disclose to the applicant the reason for said denial.
Frequently Asked Questions about Adoptions
Q: Can I come see the Pugs before I complete my application?
A: We do not have a brick and mortar building where the Pugs are housed. Each of our PUGS are in a foster home, generally with other Pugs where they are evaluated to determine the best type of home that they should be placed in. We respect their privacy and do not allow prospective adopters to visit their Homes.
Q: How long does the application process take?
A: The process is shortened by the effort you place in making your application. Answering all questions and answering them completely results in MPR being able to make a decision on your application without the need to request clarification of your answers. Consistent communication with your Veterinarian (by telephone) to be sure the complete records are sent as promptly as possible. We attempt to review applications within a week from the time they are received. Circumstances such as events and incoming Pugs can affect this.
Q: When will I know the status of my application?
A: You will be notified in writing by mail if we have further questions about your application. We will also let you know by mail whether your application has been approved or denied.
Q: What happens if the pug I was applying for has already been adopted?
A: If approved, you will have the option to be put on our waiting list. When a pug comes in matching your criteria, you will be notified.
Q: How much are the adoption fees?
A: The adoption fees range from $150-$400 based on the age and health of each Pug.
Q: Why is the cost to adopt so much?
A: Every Pug that comes into the rescue is examined by our Veterinarian. Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccines are brought up to date where necessary. Pugs that have not been spayed or neutered are. If it is determined by the vet that dental services are required they are performed. Each Pug is screened with a blood test. Fecal test for worms and heartworm testing is done. Every Pug that has not been micro-chipped previously, is. Any other medical issues are also treated. Although some of the Pugs that come into the rescue do not need all of the treatments described above, there are others that require extensive treatment. If you have ever owned an animal you are certainly aware of the costs associated with these services. In order for the rescue to continue the work we do, our adoption donations and fund raising efforts must cover these costs. Ongoing and careful analysis of these costs are done to keep the adoption donations as low as possible while providing the care each Pug's needs.
Q: Do you adopt outside of the State of Michigan or Canada?
A: As part of our adoption process a home visit is conducted. As long as we are able to arrange to have the visit done and all other requirements are met, including the family and current dogs coming to Michigan for the pre-adoption meeting we will adopt out of state or Canada.
Q: Are all of the Pugs that are available for adoption at each Meet and Greet?
A: Michigan Pug Rescue members are all volunteers. We attempt to have as many of the available Pugs at each event as possible. Volunteers first responsibility is to their job and family and do not allow them to be at each event. The attendance of a Pug at an event will be posted on that Pug's page prior to the event.