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Pearl aka Luvie Update!

First, we’d like thank all those that have donated toward Pearl a/k/a Luvie’s care! We are so grateful for our supporter’s generosity. So far we have been able to collect nearly $1,000 of the $3,000 that we anticipate needing for her. Thank you!

(If you would like to contribute toward her care, please do so here: )

Now for the great news! We are thrilled to let you all know that Pearl a/k/a Luvie was feeling well enough to leave the 24 hr care facility and got to go home to her foster-to-adopt family to continue her treatment at home! We are told that she has a great appetite, is coughing less and is breathing a little better than before.

She is on her way to being healthy enough to have the surgery that she desperately needs to breath more normally!

Thanks again for all of the continued donations, positive thoughts and prayers being sent her way! They are working!
Thank you.
Compassionate Pug Rescue

Pearl a/k/a Luvie, a Pug in Need

Pearl a/k/a Luvie, a Pug in Need

We need your help!
Pearl a/k/a Luvie has a story… It started out on quite a sad note when she was found as a stray back in November 2019. Weighing in at only 12lbs, she was emaciated. She had heartworm disease. She was suffering from vaginal prolapse. All of this on top of not being able to fully breath due to stenotic nares, elongated soft palate and possible everted laryngeal saccules. In other words, there just wasn’t enough room in her air canal to properly pass enough oxygen to her little body.
And so, her story continues… The Vets determined the first order of business would be to address and treat her heartworm disease. She went through the tough and long treatment to overcome it. Once that was done, we prepared to address her inability to properly breath, only to find out that the poor girl had aspirate pneumonia in one of her lungs. She is now being treated with IV antibiotics and fluid removal, by the great doctors at Hollywood Animal Hospital. She will need to stay overnight until her condition improves enough to be able to undergo the necessary surgery to allow her to breath properly.
We know that this little one has been through so much since she’s been with us. We have no idea of knowing what she went through before she came to us. We are certain that she deserves the best that we can do for her.
We can’t let her story end here. Her foster to adopt parents love her very much. We need your help. These procedures are costly. We anticipate in excess of $3,000. Any amount that you can donate will help. We need this so that we can continue to provide care like this for all that need us. These precious little souls deserve it and so much more. If you are unable to donate financially, we ask that you send prayers and positive energy her way. She can use them all.

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Thank you ❤️🐾
Compassionate Pug Rescue


At first glance, you would think this little one is frail, meek and mild. That she wants and needs your help to do everything and anything.

You would think this because when Olive was found, she was blind, mostly deaf, filthy and emaciated. In fact, she only weight 9.6 lbs! Her poor little spine curved and deformed. She was taken to Miami Dade Animal Services and that’s when CPR got the call that she was not adoptable and needed immediate rescue. CPR rushed in for this girl, because it is exactly what we do, when they have no one else. A kind and always ready rescue volunteer picked her up from the shelter and drove this little one to our Vet where she was deemed as definitely in her golden years and in the “end stages of life”.

After cleaning her up, getting her on antibiotics for skin infection, packing her ears – they were infected too, de-worming her and getting her severely dry eyes in check, lab work was done. The very sad thing is that there was no medical reason for her to be so emaciated. We can only assume that she was just not being fed.

Yes, you would definitely think this little one’s spirit had been broken by all of the obvious neglect. But, we pug lovers know otherwise. The true Pug Spirit shines bright in this little one. She is feisty! She is determined! She, little Olive, is a fighter!

Today, in her forever foster home, she is now at 11.8 lbs and counting! She is a demanding little Diva, always knowing when it is time for fresh water to be put in the bowl, or a chewy treat is in order. Olive’s almost silent bark tells you it’s time to take her out or that you’re late with a meal. She will not be held a second longer than she wants to be. She, little Olive, has captured the hearts of many, especially her foster Mom’s.

We all wish little Olive many happy healthy days, weeks, months, years ahead.

Thanks to your support of this rescue, we can continue to provide this kind of rescue, rehabilitation and continued “fospice” care.

Happy Gotcha Day Zilly!

How Zilly (the “un-pug”) came to CPR…

Zilly was surrendered to the local shelter just as Hurricane Irma was nearing Florida. CPR received notification that a puggle (pug/beagle mix) had been surrendered and we were asked if we would be interested in taking her as there were over 40 surrenders to that shelter that day alone! We were told that she was young, healthy, spayed and friendly so of course we said Yes! A volunteer picked up Zilly from the shelter and took her home. We quickly learned that Zilly was exactly what they said she was – except that she wasn’t a pug or pug mix at all! She quickly won everyone’s hearts and there was no way that we would be taking her back to the shelter! Zilly had a great time with her foster family but she was ready for her own home. She met a great family at the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption event at the Palm Beach Convention center and the rest, as they say, is history! Here Zilly is with her new forever family! We guess some things are just meant to be! …

Congratulations Zilly!!!! We hope you have a long, healthy, happy life! Xoxo
Zilly's Gotcha Day