Required Pug Food

Pugs are notorious for food allergies to wheat and corn. Pug Partners is fortunate to have pet food nutrition experts on our board of directors and will often select a special diet for pugs with severe allergy or health issues. Many of the dogs we see in rescue have had poor diets and are suffering from food related issues, and we can tell when a pug has been fed a low quality dog food.

As a result, we require that our foster and adopted pugs dogs be fed quality food that is wheat, soy, corn and bi-product free.

Dog Food Brands Approved by Pug Partners

  • Acana
  • Addiction Food
  • American Natural Premium
  • Answers Pet Food
  • Bravo!
  • Canidae (All life stages & Platinum)
  • Caru
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Earthborn Holistics
  • Fromm Family Food
  • Grandma Lucy’s
  • Lotus Pet Foods
  • Nature’s Logic
  • Natures Variety (Prairie & Instinct)
  • Natures Variety Instinct Raw
  • Northwest Naturals
  • Nutrilife
  • Open Farm
  • Orijen
  • Party Animal
  • Petcurean
  • PetKind
  • Primal Pet Foods
  • PureVita
  • Sojos
  • Stella & Chewy’s
  • Steve’s Real Food for Pets
  • Taste of the Wild
  • The Honest Kitchen
  • Tiki Dog
  • Tucker’s
  • Vital Essentials
  • Welness Core, Wellness SimpleFood Solutions & Wellness Super5Mix
  • Weruva
  • Zignature
  • Ziwi Peak

Below is a list of local pet food stores who you can contact for all your pet food needs.  If you need some assistance in finding a store in your area, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

The Green Spot
Nature Dog 
Pets Earth
Long Dog Fat Cat
That Dog Wash

Shopping Online

If you are unable to find quality food in stores near your home, consider ordering your pug food online. Many sites offer automatic delivery of food so you never have to worry about running out.

Brands to AVOID

If you are a foster and do not see a food on this list, please contact Pug Partners, with the name of the food and we will let you know if it is or is not approved and why. We also suggest checking out for an unbiased pet food review.

If you believe your foster pug has a food allergy or intolerance (frequent itching, rash, scooting, vomiting, diarrhea), please contact Pug Partners.

Buying your pug food online?

Order your Pet Food at and Pug Partners of Nebraska will get a $20 donation!