PUG PAWRENTS, YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

Hey there, Pug lover, Ben and Lina here — founders of Tabula Rasa Pugs.

Thanks for visiting our Pug webshop!

On this page, you’ll find all the information you need about Tabula Rasa Pugs: Our mission, our promise to you, our values, who we are, how it all started and what we have to offer Pug pawrents like you.
 

Got a question? Email us at woof@tabularasapugs.com or send us Facebook or Instagram message and we’ll get back to you the same day.

Follow the paws to find out more!

 

OUR MISSION

PUG HEALTH & SAFETY

We strive to promote healthy, safe behaviours for Pugs so they can live long, happy, active lives and avoid any serious health issues.

 

PUG PAWRENT HAPPINESS

We aim to provide you with everything you need for a loving, thriving relationship with your Pug. 

So you can enjoy their companionship, laugh at their crazy antics and feel loved and appreciated unconditionally –– like only the finest, humblest servants are ––  for years to come!

 

OUR PROMISE

SAFETY

The health and safety of your Pug is our top priority. You have our guarantee all our products are made with pet-safe materials and rigorously tested to the highest safety standards. 

Nothing annoys us more than cheap dog products on the market –– made from possibly harmful materials that could cause illness or injury.

QUALITY

You and your Pug deserve first-rate quality. That’s why we only source our products from top-rated, premium-quality dog toy brands.

DURABILITY

You deserve value-for-money. That’s why we only supply durable, made-to-last Pug toys and accessories from reputable, industry-leading brands that will satisfy even the toughest, most determined chewers.

NO HIDDEN SHIPPING COSTS

No expensive shipping costs only revealed when you check out. We offer FREE shipping to NL, BE & DE from €59. For
all other EU countries, click here.

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EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

You’ll get top-notch, friendly, professional service. If you get in touch, we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. If we’ve made a mistake or you’re not happy, we’ll do all we can to make it right.

 

OUR STORY — IT ALL STARTED WITH A CHANCE MEETING WITH OUR DOG-WALKER FRIEND THAT TURNED INTO OUR FIRST PUG RESEARCH SESSION.

If you’re a pug momma or poppa, you’ll know Pugs aren’t like other dogs.

That’s what we discovered when we bumped into our dog-walker friend one summer’s afternoon on a sunny terrace in Amsterdam in 2019.

She’d been dog-sitting a wonderful, little Pug for a few months. She kept us in stitches laughing with hilarious stories about their mischievous antics.

We chatted for hours about their strange, comical ways and it sounded something like this…

A PUG IS AN ENIGMATIC, SHEDDING BALL-OF-FUR WRAPPED IN A CHARISMATIC, SPUNKY PERSONALITY WITH A SASSY, STUBBORN ATTITUDE.

Those cute, little fur-balls. They crack me up. They’re hilarious. One-of-a-kind. Unique. Fun, affectionate, sensitive and loyal. Sweet and kind. Cute, lovable with a soft, squishy face and a desire to please.

They make you laugh. They frustrate you. Sometimes drive you mad. But you can’t get angry at them for long. Cos they’re just too freakin’ cute!

They’ve got this cocky attitude like they’re the lord of the manner. They’re in charge. They’re the boss. They seem more like people than dogs. Ha! All you can do is laugh.

PUGS LOOK SO ADORABLE WITH THEIR CUTE, DISTINCTIVE LITTLE FACES.

That scrunched, wrinkled snout and squishy face. And those big, sweet doting eyes. That cute curly, wagging tail. When they lick those tiny paws and wiggle that little, fat bum with joy! And those soft, floppy, velvety ears that fly in the wind!

They stare at you with this head tilt… hanging on your every word and melting your heart. It’s then you realise, they have you wrapped around their little paws.

All you can do is love them like a baby. And they’ll love you right back… because you’re their Pug pawrent.

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They make you feel like the most important person in the world
like when they snuggle in beside you on the couch or bring you
their toys as presents.

Or when they follow you everywhere and make you feel like
the Pied Piper of Hamlin!

PUG’S STRANGE HABITS, UNUSUAL QUIRKS AND FUNNY BEHAVIOURS MAKE YOU SMILE ALL DAY LONG.

It’s so cute when they bring their toys to bed. Some pick a different one each night. They spend ages choosing who the lucky toy will be and mooch through their toy box until they find the one they want. Then off to bed for a snuggle!

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They’re adorable when they snooze –– they sleep in funny positions: sprawled out like a frog, on your neck or between your knees.

Even their snoring is strangely comforting. It’s got
a weird, calming effect that makes you feel safe and secure.

It’s hilarious when they get excited. Their tail wags and bum shakes at
the same time. Then they lose the plot and run around the room like a crazed
maniac –– we call it ‘the zoomies’! Then they prance around, pull their little ears back and attack you with wet, sloppy Pug kisses!

They make you feel loved and appreciated (but sometimes like a humble servant, haha!) –– like the minute you come in the door, they’re over to greet you with cuddles, but then they’ll paw at the food cupboard because they know it’s time for snackies.

They’re so intelligent too. But they can be brazen and manipulative –– sometimes they’ll come and stare at you. And bark at you… like they want something or you’ve done something wrong. Then they’ll stomp and whine ‘til you play with them, feed them or bring them out.

SO WE YAPPED AWAY LONG INTO THE EVENING AND WRAPPED UP OUR CHAT WITH THIS.

Since Pugs had such unique behaviours, strange habits and unusual quirks –– Pugs parents must be suffering from unique problems, headaches and frustrations.

But what were they?

And was anyone trying to help Pug parents solve them?

BUT WE COULDN’T FIND ANY STORES ONLINE CATERING FOR PUGS’ UNIQUE FEATURES, BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS AND SPECIFIC NEEDS.

All we found was ‘so-called’ Pug stores selling cheap, shabby toys from second-rate, unknown brands that wouldn’t last a week with a Pug. From what we already knew, they’d be ripped to pieces in no time.

We found loads of generic, pet shops offering run-of-the-mill dog toys and accessories that could be for any dog breed.

But they didn’t have anything related to Pugs, let alone their specific behavioural tendencies.

So we set out to change that.

WE SPOKE TO HUNDREDS OF PUG PARENTS TO FIND OUT WHAT’S TOUGHEST ABOUT CARING FOR PUGS.

Pugs love to chew (some more than others)
If your Pug is a tough, determined chewer –– without the right chew toys –– you can have serious problems with them gnawing through everything in your home. Some turn into termites and chew up everything from wooden table legs to chair rungs and armchairs –– and from phone charger cables to shoes, socks and slippers. And that’s just the start.

Cheap, generic, store-bought chew toys don’t last.
Low-cost chew toys in supermarkets, stores and markets tend to fall apart after a week. Small pieces often break off too. It’s super dangerous because Pugs can swallow them leading to an emergency trip to the vet or expensive surgery.

Pugs shed like crazy (especially fawns)
Pug glitter everywhere! It gets all over your home. Your clothes get covered in Pug sparkles. If you don’t stick to a strict, monthly grooming routine, there’ll be tumbleweeds of magic Pug fibres blowing across your sitting room floor. I’m sure you wear Pug fur as a badge of honour but it can be embarrassing if the neighbours pop by unannounced.

Pugs need routine, unique grooming care.
Due to their unusual, scrunched-up features, they suffer from breathing problems, so you should pay special attention to grooming. If you don’t maintain a regular grooming schedule, they can suffer from serious health complications leading to expensive vet bills or unnecessary surgery.

Pugs can pee or poop indoors (sometimes on purpose!)
Pugs are super stubborn. It’s no different when it comes to potty training. Some will mark their territory indoors –– when they think they’re the alpha –– by peeing on beds, clean clothes and even house guests. Some will leave unwanted deposits hidden in your home. Others are just too lazy to pee outside when it rains. Others will pee everywhere for a week and then stop!

Some Pugs eat so fast, they can’t breathe… and it’s a mess.
Pugs are highly motivated by food. Some are bottomless pits that gobble their grub so fast, they can’t breathe, so it makes them choke or get sick. Afterwards, others are covered in food and drooling like crazy, so they need a post-meal face wipe. Then some are slow, suspicious eaters that leave food in random places to return to later on.

Pugs are prone to health problems, obesity and overheating.
The poor little guys can suffer from various health problems that affect their breathing, hip-joints and elbow joints. They’re also prone to heatstroke from overheating in hot weather, weight gain and obesity. A regular exercise regime is vital to keep them fit and healthy, burn calories, maintain good body shape, muscle tone, and a healthy heart –– and reduce the risk of future health troubles.

TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF CARING FOR YOUR LITTLE FUR BABY WITH TOYS, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES HAND-PICKED FOR PUGS.

You’ll benefit from dozens of hours of research on Pug behaviour and feedback from hundreds of Pug parents on what frustrates them most about caring for their little fur babies.

You can choose from carefully-selected toys, grooming tools and accessories based on Pugs’ behavioural tendencies, physical attributes and breed-specific traits.

PLAY –– TOYS YOUR PUGS WILL LOVE (SO THEY DON’T CHEW YOUR STUFF!)

Whether you live with a furious chewer or a casual chomper, an energetic rope-tugger or a spirited ball-chaser –– we’ve got the perfect toys to keep your lil’ fur baby entertained, so they don’t chew up your home.

CHEW – Durable chew toys that satisfy your Pug’s instinctual need to chew. Keep their urges under control so they don’t destroy your home. Helps keep their teeth clean, healthy and disease-free. Check out chew toys →

FETCH – Fetch toys to keep them fit, active and entertained for hours on end, so they stay out of mischief. Take a look at fetch toys → 

TUG-O-WAR – Durable ropes and knots for vigorous, tugging games that won’t shred to bits after a few days. Have a peek at tug-o-war toys → 

SOFT – Long-lasting, soft squeakers and non-squeakers they can whip in their jaws all day long that won’t get destroyed after a week. Have a glance at soft toys →

PUZZLE – Puzzle and reward games to stimulate their curious mind and keep them busy for long stretches. Discover puzzle & reward games →

GROOM –– CUT THE HASSLE OUT OF HOME GROOMING.

All the tools you need to make grooming at home a breeze. So you can drastically reduce Pug fur build-up on your clothes and furniture –– and so your lil’ Pug stays clean, healthy, and doesn’t smell out your home. All while you save money on expensive groomer fees, unnecessary vet bills and reduce the risk of future health complications.

BATHING – Comfortably bathe your Pug at home so they stay clean, healthy and avoid any infection –– canine shampoo, conditioner, deshedding devices and more. Check out bathing supplies →

NAILS – Safely trim their nails without worrying whether you’ll hurt their paws, nails or cuticles –– so they don’t catch on the carpet, furniture or fabric causing injury or pain –– clippers, nail files and more. Take a look at nail trimming essentials →

WRINKLES – Keep their wrinkles bacteria and odour-free while reducing the risk of infection –– wipes, balms, creams and more. Explore wrinkle care products →

EYES – Make sure their eyes and the surrounding area stay ‘gunk-free’ so they avoid teary eyes, cataracts and other vision issues –– wipes, balms and more. Have a look at eye cleaning products →

EARS – Keep their ears, ear flaps and ear canals bacteria-free so their hearing stays sharp, they avoid infection and flush out unwanted guests like ticks, mites and other small creatures –– ear solution, wipes and more. Check out ear cleaning products →

NOSE – Ensure their nose stays clean, wet and debris-free so they can safely sniff and explore while avoiding irritation and breathing problems –– wipes, balms, creams and more. Browse nose cleaning products →

TEETH – Keep their teeth clean, strong and in healthy shape for chewing. Prevent plaque and tartar build-up that can lead to serious dental issues like tooth decay and tooth loss –– canine toothpaste, finger-toothbrushes, breath freshener, dental chew sticks and more. Take a peek at teeth cleaning products →

FUR – Keep their coat shiny, silky and odour-free while avoiding painful mats that cause skin problems, fungal infections, parasites and sores –– deshedding tools, brushes, combs, scissors, mat sprays, conditioners and more. Check out fur care products →

PAWS – Ensure their paws stay healthy and tough so they can keep fit and active while avoiding itching, splinters and cuts that can lead to irritation, infection or cracked paws –– waxes, wipes, balms and more. Explore paw care products →

Learn the stress-free way to groom your Pug
at home. Click here to get your FREE step-by-step guide.

AND MUCH MORE –– EVERYTHING YOUR NEED TO GIVE YOUR FUR BABY THE LOVING CARE THEY DESERVE.

Find accessories perfect for Pugs’ behaviour, quirks and habits based on dozens of hours of research that will make caring for your lil’ baby a breeze.

WALKLeads, leashes and harnesses to keep your Pug safe when out for walkies. Be 100% certain they can’t slip loose, escape or run into the road. Plus everything you need for poop clean-up duty. Explore walking essentials →

EATKibble, snacks & treats. Feeding & drinking bowls, slow-feeder bowls to stop them scoffing their food, so they don’t choke or throw up after eating. Take a look at feeding & drinking products →

SLEEPBeds, blankets and cushions so your Pug can snooze, sleep and snuggle in comfort while you laugh at their wonderful, weird sleeping habits. Check out sleeping products →

FASHION – Jackets, sweaters, paw shoes & more. Everything you need to keep your little one warm & dry while looking super stylish to boot. Take a peek at Pug fashion →

TRAVEL – Travel bags, water bottles, feeding & more. All the essentials for when you’re on the road, on holidays, or just for those longer walks. Have a look at travel essentials →

TRAIN – Everything you need to house train your Pug, so your home stays ‘pet accident’ free. And all the training tools you need to transform your stubborn, chaotic chewing machine into a well-behaved, obedient lapdog. Check out training supplies →

CHILL – Chill mats, bowls and basins to keep your lil’ baby cool in hot weather, so they don’t overheat, burn up or get heatstroke. Check out chill summer products →

ORDERS & SHIPPING

WE SHIP FROM THE NETHERLANDS

We’re an online store based in Amsterdam that ships directly from the Netherlands. We don’t have a showroom, or an offline or brick-and-mortar store.

FREE SHIPPING OVER €59

We offer FREE shipping in NL, BE & DE from €59. For all other EU countries, click here.

EU SHIPPING ONLY

We ship to all EU countries. Unfortunately, at this point, we cannot ship outside the EU.

GET IN TOUCH

Have a question or concern? Email us at woof@tabularasapugs.com or send us a Facebook message and we’ll get back to you the same day.

 

RETURN & REFUND POLICY

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