People can find rescued pugs for adoption through national pet rescue organizations, such as Pet Finder and AdoptaPet.com, as well as through national organizations that specialize in pug adoptions, such as the Pug Rescue Network. Many pet supply stores, such as PetCo, also offer adoption services for rescue animals.
As of March 2015, PetFinder.com allows users to search through all active listings for rescued and abandoned pets from thousands of adoption organizations throughout the country, including pugs. Each listing includes a picture of the pet along with information about its personality and behavior, such as its energy levels, friendliness towards humans and other dogs, grooming needs and tolerance of heat and cold. Users who are interested in adopting a pug found on the site can contact the adoption agency directly or use the site's messaging systems to reach out.
The availability of pugs and other pets for adoption through PetCo varies by store and by region. PetCo often holds special adoption events in conjunction with local pounds and rescue organizations, with some locations also housing the pets within the store. Each store carries information about current pets and adoption events, so customers may need to call or email to find out specific details.