Adopting a puppy or dog is akin to adopting a baby or child.
As their "owner," you become their "caretaker" and they
depend on you for nurturance, shelter, attention, love and
everything in between.
If you're interested in "adopting"/purchasing a Pug from
Pug Valley Kennels, please check
"Our Pups" page to see if
there are pups available for purchase or on their way.
Once litters are born, please
E-Mail us to let us
know your interest. Also, please specify the color (black or fawn or either) and
gender of puppy you want in your e-mail. We ask that your e-mails provide a few details about yourself and your home to assist us in determining whether you seem well suited to adopt a Pug puppy. While we are not interested in prying into your private business, we place great importance in trying to match our pups up with compatible, nurturing homes. Just a little background pertaining to provisions for a Pug puppy/dog; including how much time the dog will be left alone, provisions for safe play, exercise and bathroom duties, as well as provisions to protect your Pug from temperature extremes; will help us ensure that our pups will be placed in a home that will provide them with the care and nurturance they need and deserve.
We do our best to reply to all such inquiries within a day or two. If you include a phone number in your E-Mail, we may respond via phone rather than E-Mail.
Once litters are born, your
request to adopt a pup will be placed in a "WAITING" FOLDER
on a first come-first serve basis. Once the number of
people in the folder exceeds the number of pups available by
six-to-ten, no more requests will be included for
consideration. We do our best to notify you either
way. When pups
reach four to five
weeks old, those parties in the folder will be notified that
arrangements can be made to view the pups as a next
step in the adoption process. Once notified, it's up to
interested parties to contact us to move forward with
NOTE that, if you do not hear from us within two weeks
of e-mailing a request for consideration for a pup, it's
likely that other folks got on
before you did and we are no longer adding names to our
You are then advised to check in with
us again when the birth of other
litters are announced on Our Pup page.
WAITING LIST POLICY:
Our adoption process has changed as of May, 2016, given the
high demand for pug puppies.
will no longer start waiting lists for pups until
actually born, which will be announced on OUR PUPS page. We are discontinuing the practice of keeping waiting lists
for pups to be born in the indefinite future because the
pattern leads to very long lists - - too long to manage
fairly - - and more RECENT requests rarely get a chance
Once pups are viewed, if you want to secure a puppy for sure, you
will need to put a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit down on the puppy.
[As breeders, we reserve the
right to first choose a puppy suited well for our breeding
Aside from that, puppies are
sold on a "first come, first serve" basis and no puppies will be
HELD for any buyer unless a deposit is placed on the puppy for a
specified holding period as agreed to by Pug Valley Kennels
and the Buyer. NOTE: HOLD DEPOSITS are on
SPECIFIC puppies in a litter ONLY and are not taken on puppies not yet born or that
the buyer has not had the chance to see at least in a photograph.
Also please NOTE that, as a rule, we generally ask that buyers agree that the puppy
they adopt will not be used for breeding and will be spayed or neutered by the
time they reach ten months old. While certain exceptions
allowing for FULL AKC REGISTRATION will be considered on a case by
case basis, our general policy is to sell our pups as pets
and/or for possible show and not for breeding purposes.
The adoption cost for FULL Registration is higher than that for
Our Purchase Contract includes a EIGHTEEN MONTH
health guarantee on our puppies, the terms of which are
delineated in our Contract. If the buyer properly verifies
(as outlined in our Contract) that a puppy suffers from a
medical condition(s) which specifically violate(s) our health
guarantee, our Contract provides for the REPLACEMENT of the sick
puppy/dog with another healthy puppy of equal value as soon as
one becomes available. Our Contract does NOT, however,
under any circumstances, REFUND the purchase price to the buyer,
and REPLACEMENTS are only given in the event of verified health
issues as defined in our Contract. We do not replace or
provide refunds for dogs
that are returned by people who have had second thoughts about
wanting their puppies/dogs.
For more information, please
We welcome your questions!