Average Cost of Buying a Pug (With 21 Examples)

Pugs are a very popular dog breed, they have a lovable temperament that makes them a desired family pet. The question is… how much does it cost to have one of these lovable fur friends? After looking through many Pug breeders, and pug adoption centers this is what I have found.

What is the average cost of buying a Pug? You can either buy a pug directly from a breeder or adopt a pug in need of a new home. The average price for buying a pug from a breeder is anywhere between $850 to $3,000. The average price it costs to adopt or rescue a pug is anywhere between $150 to $450 due to adoption fees.

If you are interested in a more in-depth look for how I got these numbers, and more specific examples keep reading below.

Average Price of a Pug

Listed below are 21 real examples of how much pugs are being sold for both from breeders and rescues.

NameLocationRescue or BreederPrice
1Omega KennelsWaynesboro, PABreeder$3,000
2Betty Neal CoatneyHouston, MOBreeder$2,000
3Paschey PuppiesRensselaer, INBreeder$1,500
4Jenina FortnerAbilene, KSBreeder$1,500
5Amy KykerMooresville, NCBreeder$2,500
6Rick Barrera Pugs Humble, TXBreeder$1,200-$1,500
7Jessica McFarlinConcord, NHBreeder$2,000
8Menagerie MagnifiqueFerrum, VA Breeder$2,000- $2,500
9Tami’s PetsBelington, WVBreeder$1,000
10LeeAnn LambertLucerne Valley, CABreeder$1,000
11Loparr KennelsDunnellon, FLBreeder$2,500
12Nikki via Puppy FindBrooklyn, NYBreeder$1,650
13James and EstherGreenwood, WI Breeder$875
14Inez BurkholderBelle Center, OHBreeder$1,300
15Lazy S and J Pug Farm San Saba, TXBreeder$1,000
16Annie PorrKodak, TNBreeder$2,500
17Kentuckiana PugsKentucky and IndianaRescue$225-$350
18Pug Partners of NebraskaOmaha, NERescue$175-$300
19Green Mountain Pug RescueHartland, VTRescue$150-$400
20Pug ProsSacramento, CARescue$150-$450
21Pug PalsBoise, IDRescue$150

If you are interested in more information about each breeder and what you get for the price, keep reading below.

1. Omega Kennels

LocationWaynesboro, PA
Price$3,000
Age of Pug5 weeks old
What’s IncludedVaccinations, Dewclaws Removed, Microchip, and all Paperwork

About the Breeder

Omega Kennels has been running since 1987, but the owner has over 40 years of experience with breeding. They specialize in breeding Pugs and Shih Tzus but also offer grooming, boarding, and stud service.

The parents of the puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), and the puppies can also be registered with the AKC.

They provide a health guarantee for the puppies they sell, a written bill of sale, and if the puppy cannot be kept by the buyer for any reason they will take the puppy back.

2. Betty Neal Coatney

LocationHouston, MO
Price$2,000
Age of Pug8 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date deworming and vaccinations.

About the Breeder

Betty Neal Coatney has been breeding since 2005. She spends a lot of time with the puppies after they are born getting them used to human interaction. She claims that the pugs she breeds have short legs, solid nose rolls, and a good temperament.

The parents of the puppies are American Kennel Club (AKC) registered and the puppies can be AKC registered as well. She guarantees the health of her puppies.

3. Paschey Puppies

LocationRensselaer, IN
Price $1,500
Age of Pug11 weeks
What’s IncludedOne year guarantee, Up to date deworming and vaccinations.

About the Breeder

Paschey Puppies have been breeding Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Shiba Inus, and of course Pugs since 2012. They deliver and raise the pugs right in their home, and watch over the pug puppies until they find their forever home. They are an AKC National Breed Club Member and have Pugs that compete in AKC obedience events.

All of the pug puppies are show quality. They come with a one year guarantee, and the breeder will hand deliver the puppy to your door.

4. Jenina Fortner

LocationAbilene, KS
Price$1,500
Age of Pug5 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date vaccinations, microchip, registration, Potty Training Started, Socialized, Vet Checked

About the Breeder

Jenina Fortner has been breeding Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, and Pugs since 1991. She believes in bringing up the pugs in her home and making them into the best pet.

All their Adult Pugs are DNA checked for hereditary diseases to make sure the puppies they are breeding are healthy and sound.

5. Amy Kyker

LocationMooresville, NC
Price$2,500
Age of Pug15 weeks
What’s IncludedFirst Vaccinations and Deworming

About the Breeder

Amy Kyker has been breeding Pugs since 1991. She raises her pugs indoors and socializes them well. They will welcome buyers into their home and explain what to expect with their new Pug puppies.

Amy Kyker is an AKC Licensed All-Breed Club Member. The parents of the puppies are registered AKC Pugs, and all the puppies are eligible to be registered as well.

6. Rick Barrera Pugs

LocationHumble, TX
Price$1,200 to $1,500
Age of Pug9 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date vaccinations and deworming, health guaranteed, dew claws removed, potty trained.

About the Breeder

Rick Barrera Pugs has been breeding Pugs since 1989. They raise their pugs indoors and not in cages. They work with their pug puppies and ensure that they are potty trained to either go on newspaper or training pads by the time they go to their new home.

The puppies are from AKC registered parents and are eligible to be AKC registered as well. The breeder provides a health guarantee for their puppies, a written bill of sale, and if the puppy cannot be kept by the owner, they will take the puppy back.

7. Jessica McFarlin

LocationConcord, NH
Price$2,000
Age of Pug3 weeks
What’s IncludedHealth Certificate and First Vaccinations

About the Breeder

Jessica McFarlin has been breeding Pugs since 2004. All the puppies parents are AKC registered pugs, and the puppies are eligible to be AKC registered.

The breeder provides a health guarantee for the pug puppies sold, a written bill of sale, and if the purchaser cannot keep the pug puppy for any reason they will take the puppy back.

8. Menagerie Magnifique

LocationFerrum, VA
Price $2,000-$2,500
Age of Pug1 week
What’s IncludedUp to date deworming and vaccination, complete vet exam, dew claws removed

About the Breeder

Menagerie Magnifique has been breeding both Boston Terriers and Pugs since 2017. They breed the puppies on a 65-acre family farm and have the puppies live in the home with them and not in a kennel.

They focus on the quality of their puppies and care about the puppies greatly. In order to purchase one of their puppies, they require you to fill out a puppy application.

The breeders provide a health guarantee for their puppies, a written bill of sale, and if the purchaser can’t keep the puppy for any reason they will take it back.

9. Tami’s Pets

LocationBelington, WV
Price$1,000
Age of Pug8 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date Vaccinations and Deworming, microchip, and health guarantee

About the Breeder

Tami’s Pets have been breeding Pugs since 1976. All the pug puppies are from AKC registered parents and are eligible to be registered as well.

The breeder provides a health guarantee for the puppies, a written bill of sale, enrollment in AKC Reunite, and if the purchaser can’t keep the puppy they will take it back.

10. LeeAnn Lambert

LocationLucerne Valley, CA
Price$1,000
Age of Pug9 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date Vaccination, Health Guarantee, Microchipped, Dew Claws Removed

About the Breeder

LeeAnn Lambert has been breeding Pugs since 2000. The pugs are AKC registered and come with a Health Guarantee. The puppies are raised inside the home with the breeders.

The breeder provide a written bill of sale, will take back the puppy if the purchaser can’t keep it, and enrolls the puppies in AKC Reunite.

11. Loparr Kennels

LocationDunnellon, FL
Price$2,500
Age of Pug11 weeks
What’s IncludedHealth Certificate, First Vaccinations and Deworming, Dew Claws Removed, and Registration Papers

About the Breeders

Loparr Kennels have been breeding bulldogs and pugs since 1999. The parents of the pug are are AKC registered, and the puppies are eligible to be registered as well.

The breeder provides a written bill of sale that also details the responsibilities of the buyer and the seller.

12. Nikki via Puppy Find

LocationBrooklyn, NY
Price$1650
Age of Pug14 weeks
What’s IncludedRegistered/registerable, Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Microchip, Health certificate, Health guarantee, Pedigree, Travel crate

About the Breeder

Nikki is a breeder that specializes in Pugs. Her pugs are home raised and have loving and playful personalities. She welcomes potential buyers into her home to meet the puppies she raises before purchasing.

The pugs have up to date vaccinations and exams before going to their new home, they also come micro-chipped. She offers shipping worldwide.

13. James and Esther

LocationGreenwood, WI
Price$875
Age of Pug7 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date deworming and vaccinations, Vet checked, ACA Registered.

About the Breeder

James and Esther are pug breeders that are based in Greenwood, Wisconsin. They don’t have much information on themselves as they sell their pugs through, Lancaster Puppies, a third party site. They do however leave a phone number for direct contact.

Their puppies are said to be happy and healthy and are up to date on vet checks, vaccinations, and dewormings.

14. Inez Burkholder

LocationBelle Center, OH
Price$1,300
Age of Pug5 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to Date Vaccinations and Deworming, and Vet Checked

About the Breeder

Inez has been breeding pugs since 2014. His puppies are well socialized and have playful personalities. The puppies are the children of AKC registered parents.

The breeder provides a health guarantee for the puppies they sell.

15. Lazy S and J Pug Farm

LocationSan Saba, TX 
Price$1,000
Age of Pug4 months
What’s IncludedUp to date vaccinations and Vet Checked

About the Breeder

Lazy S and J Pug Farm has been breeding pugs since 2013. The puppies are the children of AKC registered parents, and can also be registered.

The breeder provides a health guarantee for the puppies they sell and a written bill of sale with detailed responsibilities for both the buyer and seller.

16. Annie Porr

LocationKodak, TN
Price$2,500
Age of Pug8 weeks
What’s IncludedUp to date vaccinations and vet checked.

About the Breeder

Annie Porr is an at home breeder that has been breeding Pugs since 1990. They socialize the pugs and breed a few litters a year.

The puppies parents are AKC registered, and the puppies are eligible to be registered as well.

17. Kentuckiana Pugs

LocationKentucky and Indiana
Price$225-$350
Age of Pug1 year and older
What’s IncludedVaries

About the Rescue

Kentuckiana Pugs is a rescue that specializes in Pugs and works to foster the dogs in Kentucky and Indiana. They have all different ages of pugs, the oldest I have seen is 13 years old, but this varies with which pugs they get in and which pugs get adopted out.

The adoption fee ranges from $225 to $350 depending on the age and condition of the Pug, and what is included with the adoption (vaccinations, spayed/neutering, deworming) depends on the pug you choose to adopt.

18. Pug Partners of Nebraska

LocationOmaha, NE
Price$175-$300
Age of Pug1 year and older
What’s IncludedSpayed/Neutered

About the Rescue

Pug Partners of Nebraska is a rescue that focuses on the rescuing and re-homing of pugs in the Omaha, Nebraska area. They provide a detailed profile of each adoptable pug to be sure you are getting the pug you want.

Adoption fees are based on the age and condition of the pugs and range from $175-$300. The ages of the pugs change depending on what is available for adoption, but I have seen Pugs up to the age of 13.

19. Green Mountain Pug Rescue

LocationHartland, VT
Price$150-$400
Age of Pug1 year and older
What’s IncludedVet Care Costs from before purchase

About the Rescue

Green Mountain Pug Rescue is a rescue that works to save foster Pugs. They get their pugs from owner surrenders, shelters, other rescues, and puppy mills. The company is a non-profit organization and is run by volunteers and donations.

The adoption fee for the pugs range anywhere from $150 to $400 depending on the age and condition of the pug in need of adopting. They currently have pugs ages 1 year to 15 years of age.

20. Pug Pros

LocationSacramento, CA
Price$150-$450
Age of Pug1 year and older
What’s IncludedSpayed/Neutered

About the Rescue

Pug Pros is a pug rescue in Sacramento, CA that specializes in saving pugs from bad situations. The price of the adoption fees range from $150-$450 depending on the age and condition of the pug.

The age of pugs they have available that I have seen ranges from 1 year old to 14 years old (this varies depending on what pugs get adopted and what pugs come in).

21. Pug Pals

LocationBoise, ID
Price$150
Age of Pug1 year and older
What’s IncludedUp to date vaccinations, spayed/neutered

About the Rescue

Pug Pals is a rescue located in Boise, Idaho that specializes in saving and re-homing pugs in need. They offer a profile of each pug and pictures.

The price of adoption is $150 and the age of pugs range on what gets adopted and what comes in, but I have seen pugs up to the age of 12.

Related Questions

Do Pugs make good family pets? Pugs have a good temperament for a family. They are energetic and fun to play with, but they also need a lot of attention and can be good at cuddling and being lovable dogs. They are a classic lapdog.

Do Pugs bark a lot? While pugs are known to not bark often they do bark, but they are generally known to be quiet dogs. They tend to not bark unless something provokes them. Compared to other dogs, pugs are on the quieter side.

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