Pug information: Finding a Pug puppy for sale
If you really want a Pug puppy, and want that puppy to be a good companion for you during the fifteen or so years of a Pug's life, then you need to use other ways of going on a Pug hunt.
All pet stores get every single one of their Pug puppies for sale from puppy mills. Even if they buy from a puppy broker, the puppy broker still gets his or her puppies from inhumane puppy mills.
Other places you can visit can be local dog shows. They will often not have Pug puppies for sale at the show, but you get to meet and talk to many Pug breeders who will have puppies for sale in the future. The look and temperament of their Pugs will tell you a lot about the qualities of the breeder. You can also go to MeetUp.com and find a Pug meet-up group in your area to get recommendations. The nations' biggest Pug Meet-up is in Philadelphia.
The best places to go to find a Pug puppy for sale is an American Kennel Club licensed Pug breeder or a Pug breed rescue. You can find a good Pug breeder from contacting the AKC, from attending a local dog show, from talking to friends and family who have Pugs, or from checking the Internet. A good Pug breeder doesn't ship a puppy and never has them for sale year round.
Considering that Pugs are relatively calm, highly trainable dogs and you can teach an old Pug new trick finding a Pug puppy for sale seems to be the best choice. Although puppies are cute, they are also a lot of trouble. Even if you have your heart set on a Pug puppy, please consider the advantages of adopting an older Pug from your local animal shelter or from a Pug breed rescue. You will be saving a life, and the Pug will be partly trained already.
Pug breed rescues and your local animal shelter will sometimes have Pug puppies, but usually they will have adults. However, these adults will often be trained, already have their shots, won't surprise you with how big they get and will often be a lot calmer than a puppy.
These Pugs are not for sale, but you do have to pay a few hundred dollars in adoption fees (which is still cheaper than anywhere else). They also will help you with advice, training issues and Pug puppy supplies, if necessary.