I hope this is okay to ask here, but is there any way to responsibly get a pug? I know there are pug-specific rescues, but are pugs just...unethical in general because of their inbreeding and health problems? They are just so cute, but I want to be a responsible owner when I look for one to buy/adopt.
I would strongly suggest adopting a pug, good breeders working to improve their health can be hard to find and this is usually done by breeding with similar, healthier breeds. If you do choose to get a pug or pug mix, though, you absolutely need to familiarize yourself with the health issues associated with pugs because they can be costly and gruesome so you need to be emotionally and financially prepared to handle that.