I don’t think that healthy adult Pugs I Love Pugs Naps shirt are as widely available as you think. I checked both Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder to see what Pugs are available today April 9, 2019. I did a nationwide search, centered on Cincinnati, Ohio. Note that while some rescue organizations will do adoptions all over the country, most have limited adoption areas, so just because a dog is listed does not mean that it is available for adoption to me. If one is willing to consider a Pug mix, they are available. However, many people want a purebred dog. Sometimes it’s because they want the predictability of a purebred. Sometimes they love the breed because they grew up with it, or a neighbor had one, or they like their looks or personality. And yes, sometimes they are snobs.
Adopt-a-Pet lists 520 Pugs available nationwide. I Love Pugs Naps shirt There are 40 dogs on the first page of my listing. Almost all are obvious mixes. Five are purebred Pugs, but of those, four are seniors, including one that is part of a bonded pair and one that has special needs. I adore senior dogs personally, but many people want a young or adult dog. The second page has a purebred puppy! But she has megaesophagus. Petfinder lists 979 Pugs nationwide, many of whom are also listed on Adopt-a-Pet. Again, most are actually Pug mixes, and many of the purebreds are seniors and/or special needs. Of course, there will be even fewer if one is looking for a dog that is kid friendly, cat friendly, and/or dog friendly.