Welcome to our Pug Memorial Page, a place to honor precious Pugs
who have made their way over the Rainbow Bridge. Our companions will always be remembered
and forever loved, so we wanted to create a place where they will remain eternally.
On this page you can Honor your Pug, send a memorial gift, or send an honorary gift to a loved one.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together
A donation in memory of a loved one is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give. Once we receive your information a card will be sent through the mail to the recipient.
The perfect gift for any occasion for that Pug lover in your life. Your donation will be put to work right away to help homeless Pugs. Please fill out our online form and we will mail an acknowledgement card to the recipient.
Honor Your Pug
Upload up to four (4) pictures and a short tribute to your Pug. A donation of $25 is suggested, but not mandatory. Please allow one to two weeks in order to see your Pug’s memorial on this page.
Sweet Lucy was languishing in a crib when I found her; it took a while to get her right but we did. She was the happiest, most special girl ever. She is very missed.
Spud was brought to me at only 4 weeks old with many health issues. He wasn’t expected to live long but this sweet boy made it to 14+. He was so special—there will never be another like my Spuddy.
Theo was my very first Pug; he was blind in one eye, deaf and had a permanent head tilt but
I loved him just the same. He was the sweetest boy and had the most sensitive soul.
He passed a long time ago but I still miss him.
My beautiful Sherman. I miss you so much. Thank you for all the love and joy you brought to my life. You'll always be my Bubbins.
I had the honor to foster Mad-Eye aka Maddy along with his sister, Lestrange, in June 2018. He was a beautiful soul and I miss him terribly. He reached a milestone of celebrating (both) their 16 1/2 birthdays. Maddy, we love and miss you. Rest assure that your sister was well cared for. You’re presence was precious and you were loved, and still are, to the fullest extent.
Words cannot express how wonderful little LeStrange, who I called “Sweet Pea” was. When she and her brother, Mad-Eye came into my care at the tender age of 16 in June 2018, I immediately fell in love with the dynamic duo. My heart grew double in size. It was so hard loosing her brother and now I have lost her. I will never forget her spunk after a bath, our bonding time with massages, cradling and singing to her as she locked eyes with me. She’d wiggle if I stopped singing and once the singing began again, she’d melt back into cradling in my arms. I’ll never forget her crawling over anyone and anything to get to human food sitting in the living room table, even going on her hind legs and putting her front paws on the table stretching her neck to get to the human food! At 16! Everyone who’s paths she crossed fell head over heals for her. My tears flowed hard when we lost her brother and now the pain and tears are double now that she is no longer here. I will eternally love you sweetheart.
"Although Oscar lived with us for only three and a half years, the impression he made, and the hole he left, suggests a much, much longer time. Oscar was such a sweet guy - always ready to cuddle, happy to keep you company, and wanting to raise your spirits. He also loved to eat. Anything. We really wish that we'd had more time together and given him more treats. We love you, Mr. Squishy Face, and hope we get to see you again."
My Ozzy passed away on the morning of November 28, 2018 after a struggle that ended peacefully and full of love. When I went to the (Pugnation) adoption fair, even though the room was filled with pugs of all shapes, ages and sizes, I only had eyes for him. He was even cuter in person and had the sweetest disposition; I daresay he could’ve made honey taste bitter. The next day, he came bursting through the doors to my apartment, Hamlet on his tail, showing him all the place had to offer and then he leaped up on the couch as if to say “I’m home”. There was no period of adjustment, Hamlet and Oz became immediate best friends and he fit into my domestic rhythm as if he was a missing piece that belonged all along. I introduced him to the beach, celebrating holidays, sitting on Santa’s lap, outings to the park, sleeping on the bed, birthday parties and just generally being spoiled. He was a kind and snuggly brother to Hamlet. He was such a joy; he made me laugh every day and was such a perfect addition to my pug family. Ozzy made us a grumble. You were an extension of my heart. Thank you for sharing your life with me and I believe you will be in my thoughts when the time comes for me. I can’t think of a more perfect time than when Hamlet and I took you to the beach for the very first time. You could not understand the feeling of the sand under you paws, but quickly you started running around in it, you ventured into the waves and then we sat on the sand when you were all tuckered out and you actually smiled. We were all happy that day, but never before in my life have I seen a dog smile. That was happiness. That is the moment you knew your life had changed. You knew that life was going to be better; you knew that life was going to be what you deserved and that no matter what, you would receive and give back nothing but love. That moment is where I hoped you went, it’s where I hope you now live and where I hope to join you one day. I love you forever, I will miss you forever, but most importantly, Oz, I will be forever thankful that you came into my life. I am better for it, I am happier for it and I am stronger for it. Thank you for being a friend. Rest easy my old man.
Leighton was relinquished to us by his owners at the tender age of 15. This sweet old man was in the beginning stages of dementia, his hind-end was stiff making it difficult for him to walk and he was slightly blind. In typical Pug fashion, he didn’t let any of his ailments stop him. He enjoyed a short, slow walk and the company of other dogs. What he enjoyed most was when his HIPPO would come to visit him, this brought light into Leightons life. She would spend hours on the couch with him, brushing him and taking him out on short walks; it’s amazing what the human touch can bring out of a dog. Leighton was more awake and active as the HIPPO continued to visit him. As time went by, Leighton's dementia and hind-end stiffness got the best of him and the staff had to make the hard decision to help Leighton cross over the rainbow bridge. Thanks to a generous supporter, Leighton’s memory will stay with us.
Chato was the sweetest, funniest pug. He loved baths and laying in the sun. The last couple of years he loved to sleep and he especially loved to have his belly scratched. Our neighbors stopped regularly to see him and my mom liked to rock him in the rocking chair.
We adopted him in December of 2012 and we have loved him every day since. Our home is empty without him. I am so grateful he came into our lives. Everyone loved him. Sleep well Chato. We love you always.
We’re immensely grateful to Pug Nation for making our family complete with the adoption of Peg, ten years ago. RIP sweet girl. 1.23.2021
Munch munch was our precious little baby taken way too soon. We miss him everyday and love to remember all the perfect things about him. He loves walks, family couch time, car rides, and eating snacks. He was the smartest and bravest boy in the world. He made us happy daily and made the world a better place with his adorable little bug eyes and his energetic personality.
Tiffany Kelley. We adopted Tiffany and Tess (they were bonded) in 2015. Tiffany was small and disabled, and was a force to be reckoned with as she was in charge, she was the queen of our castle, and she was the cuddliest, sweetest, wonderful little pug ever. Tiffany went everywhere with her mom, since she was tiny, mom could carry her or put her in her doggy backpack. Tiffany went to Heaven in March 2021 as she was getting up there in years and was very tired and wanted to be free of all her disabilities. Tess is still here and looks for Tiffany every day.
Our baby boy Zander was adopted from the wonderful hoomans at Pug Nation Los Angeles on July 8, 2020. He crossed The Rainbow Bridge peacefully on his own at home on May 28, 2021 from cancer. His name means 'Defender of men' but to us, he was a defender of all things good, all things joy, and all things forgiving. Defender of our hearts furever! Until we meet again, we will continue to adopt, donate, and volunteer in your honor to help save 'One pug at a time'.
Our precious Bear crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on November, 28, 2021, right after Thanksgiving. I guess this was really appropriate, given how immensely grateful we are that this sweet, sweet Soul entered our lives, and became part of the heart of our family, 4 years ago. He adorably stood in the Pug Nation water bowl to cool off, and we knew he'd be perfect for us. That garnered one of his middle names--Archemides. We also dubbed him Wicket, because he looked like the furriest, cutest Ewok too. He was so full of love, goofiness, and a wonderful, loving personality, that his passing has left a big, gaping hole in our hearts and in our home...Bear was my husband's shadow from the beginning, and pretty soon, Will realized that he had found his furry soulmate...We are devastated, but Bear deserves all of our tears and pain, because our grief is a reflection of how much we loved him, and he deserved every bit of love we could give him and more. His sister Lola misses him too, as they were definitely a pair--snoring and napping together, eating Arby's, and lazing in the sunlight on breezy afternoons. Oh dear Bear Bear, we love you so much, and we will always miss you. You were truly one of a kind.
To my Dexter,
You touched our hearts and our lives. You were the best baby I could ever wish for. You were the greatest gift. You loved Pup Cups and cake, especially cake!!! You were the best snuggle buddy and always made me laugh. You had lots of bow ties for every occasion. I miss you so much Dexter! I love you, and you will never be forgotten!! Thank you for letting me be your mom!!!
In loving memory of Dexter D. Pugster Small
August 24th, 2008 to February 3rd, 2022
Mr. Larry (Bubba) was the kindest, strongest, and spiciest pug to grace our family. He loved treats, blankets, warm laundry, and his squeaky toys. He has taught us how to love, laugh, and, most importantly, be kind, attentive, and patient. He will forever be missed but will forever be remembered in our hearts. May we meet again on the Rainbow Bridge.
The biography of Irish written on the “for adoption” Instagram post by Pug Nation captured Irish’s personality perfectly. She was our first of three Pug Nation adoptions (more to come in the future). Rescue a senior, they will capture your heart forever. We love and miss you, baby girl Irish, our home is not the same without you.
In loving memory of Irish O’Connell.
Born: October 2005
Rescued: December 2020
Passed: August 2022
Dear Mr. Pickles,
You were my buddy and 1st mate. The adventures we had over the years and the memories formed will be with me forever. You were a big presence in this house and I miss hearing you walk around and the house looking for me and snuggling beside me while we watched a movie together.