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The Pug Puppy Adoption Process

If you are interested in a pug puppy and see an available pug puppy we have listed, it's simple. 
1. Fill out our Reservations form just click here.
2. We will email you back after we receive your form and see if you have any questions or want to proceed in making that adorable puppy part of your home.
3. Pay Non-Refundable Holding Fee via Zelle (Waveapps is also an option in some cases but adds 4% and works like paypal or venmo).  This is for our time holding the puppy off the market and hence non-refundable.  It does apply toward the total price as long as you pick up your puppy.  Otherwise is for lost time and lost potential homes we missed out on.  Puppy will not be off the market until the holding fee is received.
4. Name your puppy if you have one!  We will start using it.  We will set up pickup with you and it won't be long till your puppy is in your arms!
5. Pickup and pay the remaining balance in cash when you get your pug puppy!

Pickup Option: We do offer pick-up at CHA Airport for most weekends and some weekdays during the summer.  Our daughter handles these pick ups and it is an additional $100 travel fee as she is not close and it is a lot of driving for her.  CHA is the only airport we can meet at.

See Available Pug Puppies!

Have More Questions?  Fill out our Pup-Dates Form and ask away at the bottom of the form :-)

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Pup-Dates Notify List - For Upcoming Pug Puppies

Don't see the puppy you are looking for or none are currently available?  No problem, get on our Pup-Dates Notify list for our upcoming pug puppies!  Here's how and what to expect!

1. Fill Out our Pup-Dates Notify list for our upcoming Pug Litters, To fill it out simply click here to fill out our pug Inquiry / Reservation form.

2. Once we receive it we will reach out to you and answer any questions and verify you would like to be on our list!

3. Once we have puppies within a week or two of being ready, we will send out an announcement email to those on the list to let them know we have pug puppies now available!  This can be a single puppy or an entire litter, it's whenever we feel an individual puppy or puppies will be ready to go home that they are put up.  Some are older for various reasons such as we held any back to consider, wanted them to be a little bigger before they leave, had a scheduling conflict that made timing a little different for being available for pickup, ect...  Typically, most puppies are ready to go home at 8-9 weeks old.

4. Sit back and wait to hear from us or reach out any time to check-in.  Be sure to follow us on social media.  Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok @CompanionPups

5. If you get a puppy announcement and see a puppy you want to make part of your home, just email us back you are already approved if you are on our list!

Adoption Process for a Pug from Companion Pups
Adopting a Pug
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Beware of Scammers

General Scammer Info:

Do NOT trust any AD/website that says they have staff or agent will call you. That's not a home breeder who cares for their puppy that is a puppy mill, broker, or scammer!!!! Run!!! Places that offer too good to be true deals and coupons on puppies/ shipping for prices way below average or trying to get you to buy multiples is also a huge red flag!!! Run!!!  We do occasional offer specific pairs at a discount if they are best buds and we prefer they go together but no buy one get one super cheap or too good to be true deal. Be aware of pictures that use very different photography techniques and in multiple settings as they usually stole the pictures from other breeders and every breeder has their own picture taking styles.


Scammers Pretending to be us:

*PEOPLE CONTINUE TO STEAL OUR PICTURES!!  Worse some are even trying to use our Name!  They are not afraid to email or call you pretending to be us. 




*We Will Never Call You all our communication is through email!


*Do Not respond directly to ADs as they could be fake!  Please only use our website to contact us and we will respond back using the email above!  We always give out our website in all our ads.  


*Anyone else is a scammer using our good name and quality puppy reputation to hurt the public!

  • Payment at Pickup Options?
    Please note, CASH ONLY and exact change please online payments, Money orders, and Checks of ANY KIND will NOT be accepted at pickup for any reason.
  • We're getting a puppy what can we expect has been started while in the breeder's care?
    * We start the pee pad training process. Some dogs catch on quicker than others. * Puppies are family raised with kids, cats, and other dogs, as are the parents. * We will be clipping their nails to start getting them used to it. Pugs especially hate having their nails done! It's easier when you start young and keep it up! * When a holding fee (this is non- refundable for time holding the puppy off the market) is put down you can name the pup and we'll start the Name Recognition Process for you. Some catch on quicker than others with this as they are in a litter setting. Sometimes they aren't sure whose name is whose lol but we do try to get them used to their name. * If we have puppy longer then 2 weeks from placing your reservation/holding fee we will get additional pictures every 2 weeks till they go home. * Lifetime of support. We're here to give our thoughts on any subject you may need help with along the way. *Should you ever not be able to care for your puppy or dog you adopted from us in the future please contact us via email. We are always willing to help you place them in a new home by listing them and your contact info on our website.
  • What is a Snuggle Puppy?
    Please let us know if you want a snuggle puppy as well. We scent them here, so they work that much better because it smells like mom and siblings! Snuggle puppy's help with initial transition to a new home. It has a real feel heartbeat and 2 warmer packs, so they feel like siblings and mom too, to get you through first couple days when transition stress is highest. Most people notice they really help a lot at night providing comfort when puppy is alone for bedtime for first time. If you want one added it's $40 at pickup, just let us know so we have one set up and added to your puppy pack.
  • Vaccine / Dewormer / Flea & Tick Information
    Vaccines: *NOTE: a puppy must receive a series of at least 3-4 sets of vaccines to fully benefit from the inoculations ranging up through 18 weeks old pending on your vets' recommendations. ​ Our puppies usually receive their first single parvo vaccine at about 5 to 6 weeks of age then a distemper combo vaccine at 7 to 8 weeks, this gives them a foundation to build up some immunity from the vaccines, but they are still not fully protected until all vaccines are finished. Puppies are kept up to date on vaccines so if we send a puppy home that is a little older they will have additional appropriate vaccinations. We also Deworm Puppies regularly starting from 2 weeks old and you will get those records. Flea & Tick Medication is started at 6 weeks old. We use Revolution and do put this on your puppy's records as well. * After puppy series of vaccines it is often best to titer test and not over vaccinate as it can cause a slew of health problems. Health issues can build as they get older and receive more vaccines they may not need when they most likely still have protection from past vaccines. You can ask for titer test which tests for antibodies in their system to see if they need a booster or not.
  • Pictures & Picture Requests
    Most puppies are put up between 6 -12 weeks old and these will be the pictures you have till pickup. Pickup will come quickly, and you will have your baby every day to look at and adore on! For those puppies that are put up and stay longer then 2 weeks past hold fee being received, we schedule taking pictures bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) due to how long and time-consuming getting pictures is. Getting pictures is a long process from start to finish often with a puppy that is not very cooperative, lol. ​ We get extra picture requests on regular basis from all puppy owners eager to see more of their puppy, which we absolutely understand along with those interested in seeing more of our puppies. However, we ask you please also understand if we did all the requests, we would be doing them all the time and not have time for anything else! Like many we are trying to raise young kids, take care of the home, and have a lot of responsibilities along with dogs & puppy care, and responding to a ton of emails that come in every day. We do our best to balance work, home, and customer service. So, we have decided Any Extra Picture Requests are $50 to be paid up front. They will only be done if we can make time in our schedule to fulfill the request. Pictures are of your individual puppy and not group pictures (ex. litter together or with mom) It is very hard to get pictures of one puppy never mind trying to get them as a group as they rarely are all together. They usually pair up or go find their own little spot. If they do come together, it is usually a big ball of fur curled up without faces. Please note we do not accept requests for "quick" pics either our pictures are important to us and a representation of us and thus care what we put out into the world in this digital age. Even "quick" picture requests would take up an enormous amount of our time given the amount of time and requests we get and the time it takes as they are never as "quick" to take as people imagine. All pictures will have our @CompanionPups mark on them as well. We took the pics and deserve credit for our hard work and time. You wouldn't ask an artist to not sign their artwork, would you?
  • Holding Fee Payment Options
    Holding Fee/Payments: ** We will not hold/reserve a puppy without holding fee being placed ** This goes toward serious intent and follow thru. Thank You for your understanding. ​ The required non-refundable holding fee for time holding the puppy of your choice varies pending how long till pickup. Most often this fee is $1000 with remainder due at pickup. Holding Fees are non-refundable for our timing holding the puppy off the market which means missing out on other potential homes if someone backs out for any reason, so please ensure you are able to have a pup, and all your ducks, or pups in this case, are in a row. Having a puppy held and then having a home fall through means extra costs for us with advertising, clean up, care, time ect... this fee is to pay for all of that and will only apply towards puppy price at pickup and is otherwise a fee for time puppy was held only. Please note your puppy will not be considered on reserved and held until your payment is received. ​ Payment Options are: ​ * Zelle if your bank participates and has allowable limits. We cannot request but can received holding fees this way. * Payment Request we send to you a Waveapps request powered by wave financial acquired by H&R block (adds 4%). You do not need an account to use this form of payment and allows you to use your bank account or card to pay similarly to Paypal or Venmo. ​ *Remainder of adoption fee is Due in CASH ONLY at pickup (please have exact amount as we do not have change).
  • Pickup Information - Money and Locations
    Pickup Information: ​ The remaining adoption fee is due in cash at pickup. Please note, CASH ONLY and exact change please. online payments, Money orders, and Checks of ANY KIND will NOT be accepted at pickup for any reason. Pickup will be scheduled to be in Whitwell TN or at CHA Airport (fee applies) if flying in, unfortunately we cannot travel to other towns anymore. Chattanooga Airport is the only airport we can meet at and has a fee of $100 for travel. Please Note: Scheduled times are in Eastern Standard Time not Central Chattanooga is in Eastern Standard Time Zone Whitwell is in Central Time Zone but we personally stay on and schedule in EST ​ To protect our Family and other puppies no one will be allowed to come to our home. Unfortunately, people are targeting breeders just look up breeders murdered on google and you would be surprised. There are also people targeting breeders to scope out their home and break in later, so we feel meeting in public is a safety thing and thank you for understanding!
  • Pick Up Options - Driving or Flying In
    You must be available to pick up your puppy in person! No transporters allowed it must be you meeting us to pick up your new baby. If you cannot drive, we suggest the following two options: ​ Options for you to fly in: #1. We can meet you at Chattanooga Airport if you would like to fly in to pick up your puppy. There is a $100 charge to meet at the airport to cover our travel. With this option the travel fee is due at pickup. #2. Some people will fly into Nashville (BNA) or Atlanta (ATL) then rent a car to come pickup from us in Whitwell TN. Although rare you need to be open just in case pickup needs to be rescheduled should the puppy need more time. You must be flexible and open the next couple weekends following your scheduled pickup date just in case we have a last-minute delay and need to change pickup date. Those flying in or driving a long distance here we highly recommend you make sure your fights, hotels, and/or rentals can be rescheduled if needed!
  • I'm only looking for a Pet why do I want Show Lines?
    Show lines help ensure not only correct look but correct personality and temperament. It takes a special dog to have the temperament and personality to be at a show with all those dogs, people, and hustle and bustle that goes on. They have to exhibit a happy, playful, confidence that adores the attention and isn't hyper and spastic. The dogs must be able to learn and listen well. They have to be of correct size, colors, and body type as well. Getting a show line puppy helps ensure you have a well-balanced fun loving loyal companion that is all you read about and more when you research about pugs. ​ Because You Deserve Beauty and Trainability Wrapped up in the Healthiest Puppy! Health Tested Playful AKC Pugs Pre-Spoiled from Companion Pups.
  • Pricing
    Our Next Level Pugs - Where Beauty meets Quality are most often $3000 for Puppies and $1000-3000 for Adults. We strive to bring show quality to pet homes! Many people restrict their best lines from going into anything but show homes but we believe everyone deserves to have the finest possible pug as their family companions! Afterall pugs were bred and want to be people companions! * Prices are subject to change and may vary on any given puppy or dog.
  • Do you allow Visitors?
    Visitors: We do not allow visitors for safety reasons. We prefer to meet in town for pickups which also helps reduce a portion of your travel time. We do not allow "visitors" to our home for protection of us, our newborn puppies, and adult dogs. Let us explain why: Safety of Puppies: New moms often move quickly to greet people leading to accidentally hurting puppies as they jump away from the litter and trample them in an effort to get to the well-meaning stranger. New people can cause protection mode and stress on mom as she doesn't know if you are a threat or not to her puppies. If mom is stressed out, then her puppies will be too. It also comes back to disease as well as she can track it back into the home to other young puppies or future puppies as many moms co parent other litters. Parents' pictures can be seen on our website if they have puppies available. ​ Visitors unknowingly can bring disease to the property like parvo, distemper, ect... with them when visiting the puppies and breeders have lost entire litters this way and future litters as it is hard to get rid of once it happens. Puppies have immature immune systems making them vulnerable to catching things until they receive their full vaccines series. Living in the south this has become a huge concern as many people do not vaccinate or keep their pets contained to their property helping diseases run rampant. TN is one of the top 3 states where viruses are at their highest risk of being contracted. People who allow visitors have not seen the devastation of viruses we have seen during our rescue years. They take health for granted and have likely been lucky to not have a problem yet. ​ The puppies are only in our care for a short time and are often on hold for different people. Those people expect us to protect their puppy as well as yours from everything we can possibly control and reduce risks to them. We feel the safety of the puppy is more important than a potential sale lost, and the puppy's owners appreciate the way we guardian over their puppy. ​ Our Safety: ​ This is our home not a pet shop on display. We have us, our kids, and our animals to protect, this is our home. We had a very terrifying encounter with a seemly normal person till pickup. Yes, this person even had money down but was not what they seemed! We do not wish to go into details but thank God we were in public! We personally know a few breeders that their homes were robbed, and their dogs stolen after people saw their home and layout. Some breeders have even been targeted and murdered. We will not risk our human or animal safety. We understand if we are not the breeder for you because of this but safety is first in our eyes.
  • When Do Puppies Go Home?
    Most puppies go home at 8 to 9 weeks old, but this can vary depending on when they are put up, it can range from 8-12 weeks on average. Toy breeds especially pugs can be hard to wean at times and often our puppies are on small side as they should be, so some may need a little extra time to put on some more weight before heading to a new home. Most progress very fast week 7 through 8 and some may regress a little, because of this although rare you need to be open just in case pickup needs to be rescheduled should the puppy need more time. You must be available on the next couple weekends following your scheduled pickup date just in case we have a last-minute pickup date change. Those flying in or driving a long distance here please make sure your fights, hotels, and/or rentals can be rescheduled if needed!
  • Registration
    We do not sell Full Rights anymore ever. All litters are from AKC parents with AKC and/or International Imported Champion line Parents. Unless otherwise stated puppies are sold as strictly pets without registration. People tend not to register their puppies anymore. The last couple litters we registered trying to get people to give us the information so we could register their puppies for them was like pulling teeth as they didn't care about it. We have also run into the problem with sneaky people trying to get breeding rights around our back and getting AKC to change their limited to full status. So not registering the litter prevents this and keeps our puppies strictly as pets. We understand we may not be the breeder for you because of this. However, if you still want a gorgeous little well-bred baby, please let us know and we'd be honored to help you find your new family member. If you are truly interested in agility and things like that you can register with AKC through PALS which will give you registration to do all types of competitions. They require your dog to be spayed or neutered and a pet only. You can compete in everything except conformation.
  • References
    You are welcome to call our vet to check on us! Just ask us for our vet's information when inquiring about a puppy. ​ We can upon request take a quick picture of your puppy of interest against a paper that says date and your name on it for you to prove your puppy is indeed here. We do understand that getting a puppy without seeing it can be uneasy for some people and would like to assure you that the puppy and us are very much real! ​ We can give you some Instagram account names of past pugs that are public and you can message them and ask about us! We encourage you to see our social media where past customers often support us and comment on our posts and where we often feature them in our stories. You can find us @companionpups on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
  • What does the Trupanion Pet Health Offer Entail?
    Complementary Puppy Health Insurance Offer ~ We will provide you with an offer code on day of pickup for complementary healthy insurance with Immediate Coverage and Waiting Periods are Waived!!! You Must Register Your puppy day before or day of pickup or insurance is forfeited. This is the insurance company Trupanion's rule not ours. So you must remember to active your insurance! Your offer code will be in your folder at pickup if you would like to register the day before pickup just ask us to email you the offer code. Check out the company and what is offers here: NY and FL have a little bit different offer due to different laws in those states! ​ Overview of the Go Home Day Offer for buyers outside of Florida and New York: · 30 days of coverage with no obligation · Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived · $250 deductible and 90% coverage, no payout limits  Overview for Florida Buyers: · 50% coverage with NO deductible, no payout limits · Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived · 30 days of coverage with no obligation Overview for New York Buyers: · Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived · They pick their deductible to determine what the premium is · 90% coverage, no payout limits
  • If you only use Email how long will it take to hear back from you?
    We pride ourselves on being quick to respond so no one is ever left hanging or wondering when they will hear back. We often reply immediately to our emails. Unless we are sleeping, driving, or having a family day out you can expect to hear back very quickly. We are here for you before and after your puppy goes home for a lifetime of support and advise whenever you might need it. Our responsiveness and knowing we are always a quick email away is one of the things that makes us different!
  • What Pug Colors do you breed for and what coat types?
    We specialize in Silver Fawn, Bright Fawns, and Black. We do also have your average Fawn color (more tan like) as well but mostly produce bright blonde coats, known as silver fawns and Bright fawns. Silver fawns have a dark rich brown mask and ears, unlike normal fawns with black mask and ears. Most of our pug puppies both fawn and black are double coated as well and have the much desired a thick plush soft coat! Single coated pugs tend to have coarse hard fur coats. Both shed a ton! We don't notice much difference in shedding between coat types all pugs are high shedders.
  • Health Testing
    We genetic test all our breeding dogs to make sure no puppy will carry double markers and be affected by the common pug problems we can screen for. All our Pugs are PDE (Pug Dog Encephalitis) clear! We also test for PKD (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency), PLL (Primary Lens Luxation), DM (Degenerative Myelopathy). Our dogs and puppies are also thoroughly screened by our vet to make sure they are healthy - Heart, Lungs, Knees, Hips, Hips, ect... -
  • What's in the Puppy Goody Go Home Bag?
    Puppy Goody Bag: Is a courtesy not guaranteed and is not a reflection of puppy price. Each pack may be a little different with some items varying. Folder: 1. Copy of Pedigree 2. Vaccine/Worming/Flea & Tick Med Records 3. Various Care and Recommendation Information 4. Information & Code for Trupanion Sign Up 5. Copy of Your Contract Bag: 1. Sample of current Dog Food for Travel (please buy a bag and have it ready for when puppy goes home) 2. Chews 3. Toys 4. Treats 5. Waste Bags 6. Potty Pads 7. Little Blanket with Mom's Scent 8. Collar (maybe currently being worn by your puppy or put in goody bag to be put on later) 9. Folder with Records and Various Care Information *Training and Behavior tips Emailed upon request to you for reading and optional print out. (If you would like them please just let us know! It's a compilation of our most asked training questions answered)
  • How long do pugs live?
    Pugs have a lifespan of 12-15 years, with some living even longer.
  • Are Pugs Good Pets?
    Pugs are truly wonderful pets for anyone looking for a loving companion. They have a way of making you feel special and loved, they will shadow your every move to be there when you want them. Their small size makes them perfect for any home, while their sturdiness makes them ideal for children who want to hug and play with them. With a pug by your side, you'll never feel lonely again!
  • Are pugs trainable?
    Pugs are much smarter than many people give them credit for! Our pugs are a great example of this - they are highly trainable and come from show lines where they must be able to learn and follow commands in the ring.
  • What Colors Do Pugs Come in?
    Pug breed club standards recognize two standard colors for pugs, including fawn and black. Within the fawn category, there are several recognized tones such as apricot, silver fawn.
  • Do Pugs Shed A Lot?
    Yes, Pugs do shed a lot, so you may find their fur on your clothes, furniture, and even in your food. To minimize shedding, it's recommended to brush them daily and also give them salmon or krill oil to reduce shedding. But despite the shedding, the love and companionship your furry friend brings into your life is priceless.
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