***** Beautiful Pugs, Amazing Woman, Beautiful Home!
When I first saw my puppy, Rhonda was quick to answer any of my questions and provided me with her years of experience when it came to her pugs. I asked if I could pick my puppy up from her home (1000 miles total) and she was ecstatic to have someone take a tour of her home. When I went to pick up my puppy, Rhonda stayed in contact with me the entire time and even talked me to getting to her location. She was extremely knowledgeable, and very thorough when it came to everything pug related. Her house/kennel was amazing and clean. Each dog was well cared for and looked extremely healthy. This is a woman who does this out of love and to better the breed. She has a health guarantee you won't find anywhere else! She really loves her dogs, and knows them all by name and personality. My puppy is perfect, and I will always be her extended family.
Reviewer: Koren, August 29, 2012

 Incredible Person Breeding Incredible Pugs!!
We had the most wonderful experience with Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses! Rhonda was so lovely to work with. It was very clear from our first conversation that Rhonda is deeply passionate about breeding excellent Pugs. I was reluctant to choose a Pug breeder online but within 2 minutes of talking with Rhonda, those concerns were gone! She provided constant updates and pictures within hours of our Ruby being born to the day she arrived at our home. We could not be happier with our experience and with our Ruby!! She has been a delight from the second we brought her home. The time and effort Rhonda dedicates to her Pug family is evident in the ease with which Ruby transitioned into our family. She is nearly potty trained at almost 12 weeks, plays so well with our 3 kids and sleeps/ snuggles with me on the couch at night - A DREAM COME TRUE!!! Anyone lucky enough to have one of Rhonda's Pugs is truly blessed!!
Reviewer: Megan, July 19, 2012
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rhonda is the real deal !

My husband and I just returned home on August 4th from the home of the most incredible Pug breeder, Rhonda, in Illinois. Our new little Pug baby boy, formerly on PuppyFind, was Fievel, now named Toby. He is perfect in every way. All because of the amazing "surrogate" Rhonda. Her love for Pugs is beyond description; the care provided to not only the puppies, but to the adult pugs, was evident. Each and every pug knew his/her name and adored Rhonda. Our little guy has met all of our expectations, and then some. We have visited with other breeders, none compared to Rhonda and Steve's Patoka Pugsnkisses. Not even a slight scent of urine when entering the home. Our vet was equally impressed with the apparent breeding/care that was provided to produce such a perfect little creature. Extremely smart puppie, socialized, happy, sweet, and almost housebroken at 11 weeks...we can't believe how quickly Toby has responded. We highly recommend this seller!

Reviewer: Laura, August 12, 2012


Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses is great!
We have just come home from Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses with two of the most beautiful, best raised baby pugs imaginable. Rhonda and Steve run a wonderful operation, loaded with beautiful, happy and very healthy pugs. Our new babies, though not quite 12 weeks old, already know their names, love their bath time, make it to the puppy pad most of the time and sit still to have their nails dremeled. Rhonda and Steve have a lovely home in which each pug and pup is handled, loved, well-fed and clearly happy. They are meticulous not only in the care of the dogs, but also in their breeding practices and careful screening of prospective owners. We were welcomed into their home to visit the nursery and see for ourselves how carefully they maintain the place, and the dogs who live in it as part of the family. We brought our 5 yr old pug with us, and he romped happily with other adult pugs while we met the babies. You couldn't choose a better breeder.

Reviewer: George, November 4, 2011


 Couldn't Ask For More
Rhonda, the breeder of Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses, could not have made my experience any better. She kept me updated with pictures of Pico while he grew and gave me tips about what he would need when I brought him home. When I finally met him I couldn't believe how beautiful he was and he was pee pad trained already!! He only goes on his pee pad or outside! I don't think you could find another breeder that cares about their dogs as much as Rhonda. If Pico ever gets a sibling, I only hope she has puppies available! I feel blessed to be part of the Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses family!

Reviewer: Caroline, October 23, 2011


What can I say besides that Rhonda is amazing! Through the whole process she sent me pictures and updates on my little boy Hammy. She took the time to explain everything to me and is just a sweet wonderful person! When it finally came time to meet to pick up our pup, she had so many things for us! Hammy came with a collar, leash, harness, toys, blankets, food, puppy pads, poo poo bags, and more. She also put together a folder with tons of information on pugs and taking care of a new puppy. When it was time to take Hammy home, we realized we had left the lights on in the car and our car was dead two hours from home! Rhondas husband bought jumper cables and gave us a jump! They truly go above and beyond. As for Hammy, well he is absolutely perfect!

Reviewer: Justine, July 24, 2011


 Fantastic breeder!!
I met Rhonda last summer when I was trying to find a quality pug breeder; we had contact via email & phone and I liked her instantly! Once her puppies were born, Rhonda 'friended' me on Facebook and I was able to see frequent pictures of the pups. Rhonda was patient & helpful with all my questions about the pups and responded quickly. She was very willing to work with me to figure out the best pick-up/delivery that would work for everyone, and the day I brought him home he was beautiful, healthy and so happy! He was already litterbox trained, which made housebreaking so much easier. She also sent toys and a harness & leash, puppy vitamins and info on puppy care; it was so much more than I expected! I can't say enough what a wonderful experience it was to adopt Benny from Rhonda. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a pug pup:)

Reviewer: Corie, May 11, 2011


 Rhonda Hatch and her Pugs
I am honored to write a review about this breeder. I have 2 pug pups from Rhonda. I highly recommend anyone searching for a carefully bred, quality pug puppy, meeting AKC standards talk with Rhonda, then purchase one of her excellent pups. Rhonda has expert knowledge on the breed and considers all details before breeding her pugs, to include the pedigree combination. My pups arrived in Christmas sweaters, with leashes, harnesses, complete health records, personal toys, and had been started on an all natural, all stages food, "Taste of the Wild". She updated me weekly with pictures & conversations. I have a Fay-Fay boy, he is incredible.This breeder is a Godly woman of integrity. You are welcome to call me at 910-892-1755 for a verbal recommendation. I live in North Carolina; sometimes hearing is believing. I wish there were more breeders like Rhonda with such nice pugs out there.

Reviewer: Cynthia, May 5, 2011


 Pug Breeder from Heaven!
Everyone’s excellent reviews on this website are all true. These reviews are one of the reasons why I decided to log onto Patoka Pug'n Kisses website after many hours of researching breeders. Rhonda is very knowledgeable about pugs and definitely loves them like her own children. After owning two pugs from pet stores, I can tell the difference in behavior from a pug coming from a pet store and a pug from an excellent breeder. I wrote Rhonda an e-mail about how sad I was about losing my two pugs. She contacted me immediately the next day and helped me through my grieving period. Both of us had many crosses(Cruz) to bear that year, so when Cruz was the only puppy born in 2009, we knew he was a special blessing for are faith and patience. I definitely found it worth waiting a year for our 1st puppy and another year for our 2nd. Rhonda will not only bless you with a pug companion to take care of for many years, but you will also become part of her extended pug family!

Reviewer: Marianne, October 20, 2010


 Dream come true
After many months of research and countless hours on the phone with different breeders, I finally met my match with Rhonda. Now that we have our little Bluto, it became more apparent what a wonderful person she is. About 2 weeks before he was scheduled to come home, we were invited(always a good sign) to come visit the house where all the dogs were, and to meet our little guy. I love the fact that it really is a family run program-all the pups are socialized with people and other dogs when they are old enough, making it very easy to adjust when they get to their forever homes. But I do have to say the thing that sold me on Rhonda, was all wrapped up in a little guy named Gabriel-Bluto's little brother. He was born with a cleft palate, and unlike most breeders that would have put him down, and saved the expense of trying to raise a difficult puppy, she undertook the task without any hesitation. Overall, Rhonda is an amazing dog lover, breeder, and now a long term friend.

Reviewer: Jennifer, May 16, 2008


 My precious new babies!
We finally have our new pug babies! I have known Rhonda for about 3 years via phone & email. Upon seeing her website, I knew that someday, we would have Patoka pugs in our home! My dream finally came true on Feb. 24, 2008, and I not only met my babies, but my wonderful friend Rhonda for the first time. She & her husband hand delivered them to us, and they are the most beautiful little sweeties! They are pad trained, and very social & affectionate.I urge anyone who wants a pug, to please consider a Patoka Pug. You would be hard pressed to find a breeder with the love & care Rhonda & her family gives to their pugs.

Reviewer: monica, March 3, 2008


 Proud owners
We are very pleased to have received a pug from Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses. His name is Ernie and is 3mo. old. Rhonda was extremely knowledgable and helpful from day one. She constantly kept us updated about our puppy. She documented his growth by sending us photos of his birth to his last day with her family. She even left voice mails so we could hear him and he could hear us! Her care and devotion to her pugs is evident in the way she talks about them and the way our puppy adjusted to his new family. We are extremely pleased with the way we received Ernie. The nanny service was wonderful as we live so far away. We would recommend Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses without hesitation. We feel we are now apart of the Patoka Pugs 'n Kisses family as they have welcomed us into theirs. Chantel, Jeff, and Ernie

Reviewer: Chantel, July 27, 2007


 We Love Our Pug...MASON!
We bought our pug Mason from Rhonda over a year and half ago now and we absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE him! The process of 'adopting' him was very easy. Rhonda is very friendly and worked around our schedule and tried her hardest to get him to us before the christmas holiday..which she did! He was flown to us with a 'pet nanny' who flew on the plane with him to avoid shipping him underneath in cargo which made us feel much more comfortable and we fell in love from the minute he was handed over to us! He is playful and loving...he has had no health problems and is even pretty smart =) We have another dog..a bullmastiff and they get along really well together..he is great with other dogs and loves to play with children! We had complete confidence getting Mason from Rhonda and we have been happy ever since...if we ever consider getting another one we will definitely be contacting her. We highly recommend her pups!!

Reviewer: Vanessa, April 1, 2007


 Grover the Great!
I am very impressed with Rhonda as a breeder and a now a great friend. She was so helpful with everything and kept and keeps in close contact. She treats her dogs and puppies with the best care and keeps them in her own home. I felt so reassured knowing I was getting Grover from the pet nanny flown in. I was willing to drive very far to pick him up but this worked out. I own another Pug whom we think is the best but purchasing Grover was a great choice! He is so smart, loving and I had him fully potty trained in 2 weeks! I recommend Rhonda very highly!

Reviewer: Rhonda, March 5, 2007


 First Class Seller
Rhonda is a wonderful breeder. Her puppies are as described, socialized, loved and pre-spoiled! I visited her home to see my puppies and they live in a wonderful environment. Take it from me, I highly, highly recommend one of Rhonda's puppies for your family. You will not regret your choice.

Reviewer: lucy, January 5, 2007


 wonderful pug grammy
I added Moses to my family in October 2005. He was a healthy and happy puppy when I picked him up at the airport, delivered by a nanny. My Moses has continued to grow and delight my family. You will not go wrong adopting and new family member from this woman. If she does not change the pictures, Moses is the little man in the middle, wearing the blue hoodie. She also sent a cd containing his first weeks with mom, dad, and siblings before he moved home with us. Thanks again for Moses, a wonderful member of my family. There are not enough stars in the rating for this woman.

Reviewer: carla jean, November 7, 2006


 Pug lady Rhonda - she is awesome!!
Rhonda, she is the best... She is more than professional. She has lots of love for her pugs. Many friends has asked me, why can't i find any pug breeders in my area(Orange County, CA).. well, we have done our reserch online for several months, and we found her on this We read the reviews about her.., we know that it can't go wrong if people comes back to get the second puppy from her. and then we started emailing each other.. very soon we knew.. this is it! she is so considerate, sweet, full of passion and love about her pugs.. we feel lucky that we found Rhonda. Our female puppy Lulu has been with us for over a week. Lulu is very sweet, healthy, curious, and full of energy. I can't tell you how much joy Lulu has brought us already. We are thinking maybe next year we will get another pug puppy to keep Lulu company.. of course from Rhonda again. Thank you so much Rhonda, for this wonderful puppy adoption experice. :)

Reviewer: yuping, September 18, 2006


 Thanks for Bailey!!
I'll try to make this as specific as possible...Rhonda is a great breeder! We brought a male, Bailey,home last week and he's just great! He's a lil bundle of fun and energy. We took some time seraching for the right puppy and breeder, and we found both with Rhonda!! She takes awesome care of her puppies (and mom's and dad's), and does so much to prepare them or their new homes. Her professionalism is great, as well as, communication. We were able to ask as many questions as possible and she answers them all to the utmost. Truly we are happy with Bailey, and the care and concern that Rhonda has for him and the other puppies. Beside these things, she's awesome at keeping you updated with pictures of the puppies so you definitely get a chance to see the new addition!! That was great for us!!! Thank you Rhonda for everything, and we will keep in touch!

Reviewer: charmaine, September 12, 2006

 Please Buy Your Pug From Rhonda
Rhonda is, plain and simple, the best pug breeder out there. My experience was a dream and my puppy is perfect. Rhonda makes it a priority to appropriately match each puppy with the right parent and they arrive in excellent condition, in physical and social health. Rhonda truly cares about her pugs and puppies as well as the new homes they go to. Truly, i cannot say enough about her and the experience. She's one of a kind.

Reviewer: elizabeth, July 29, 2006


 Thank You for Our Gracie
My husband and I purchased our 2nd pug from Rhonda over 13 weeks ago. I have never experienced the professionalism, kindness, and love for her dogs than I did with Rhonda. We are blessed to have met her and her wonderful family. The updates and pictures weekly if not daily brought a sense of comfort to us knowing that our little Gracie was receiving the best 8 weeks of care. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone and will in fact purchase all my pugs from her in the future. Thank you to you and your family for upholding your standards of excellence to the highest degree.

Reviewer: Julie, July 13, 2006


 Loving Pugs from a Loving Breeder
We adopted Montel from Rhonda a little over a month ago. He has fit right into our family including myself, my husband, 16 yr old daughter (all her friends that come by), our two older cats and our two yr old female Chihuahua/Bichon mix. He has a wonderful temperment, personality and excellent bloodlines. Rhonda made sure every question we had was thouroghly answered, provided additional Pug information, references, and made our somewhat long-distance adoption go smoothly. I have even kept in touch with a couple of her references to compare notes on how happy they are with their Pugs & exchanged pictures, etc. I think it's so important to feel comfortable when choosing a special new furry family member, it's a life choice and investment for years to come, I would definately return to her for another Pug!

Reviewer: Dawn, July 10, 2006


 Awesome Babies
We purchased two pug puppies from this breeder. We had almost daily contact with her and found her sensitive, loving, kind and always concerned about the well-being of her puppies. Bella and Tia were hand delivered by a nanny, which we found to be the most acceptable way to travel. The puppies are well-adjusted and healthy. We are very happy with the transaction. We would recommend this breeder to anyone wishing to purchase a loving pug puppy.

Reviewer: Gloria, June 12, 2006


 Roxies first home
My family bought a puppy from Rhonda. I can't even find the correct adjectives to describe her as a pet owner. The puppy was just what she described her to be and more,even her personality was so perfect. She is honest about her puppies and oh so caring. These pugs are her children in her non childbearing years and she is an excellent mother. As soon as you made an inquiry she was responding back and her goal was to try to find you the right addition to your family as long as you were honest about what you wanted and what your family is like. I would buy a second and a third puppy from her if I ever had the desire to. You will never meet another person like her and she genuinely cares about her puppies. Her goal is to make you happy and to have a good home for her puppies. She will keep you updated by emails and pictures. I want to thank her for giving us the honor to have our Roxie, Roxie or we will never forget her. Thanks Rhonda

Reviewer: teresa, June 10, 2006


 A Great "Pug-Lady"
From the very beginning Rhonda was very friendly and very knowledgable. She truly treats her pugs like her children. We got Paisley and she already knew her name and was using the potty pads by the time we picked her up at 8 weeks. Rhonda's pugs are well socialized and healthy. Our pug is well behaved and very very cute.

Reviewer: Emily, June 7, 2006


 Best Breeder Ever!
Rhonda delivered our precious boy Winston over the weekend. He is so beautiful, playful and full of love. Took him to the vet yesterday and passed with flying colors. Rhonda is more like a loving mother than a breeder. We went to her home a month ago to pick out Winston from the litter and she welcomed our family with open arms. The pugs really do live in the house, and somehow she can keep it cleaner than mine (LOL) She gave weekly photo updates until his arrival, and many wonderful phone calls in between the emails. We will be looking forward to our next puppy from her litter next year. I can't say enough about what a wonderful person/breeder she is.

Reviewer: Dawn, June 7, 2006


 Excellent Pug Breeder
Rhonda delivered Big Boy to us yesterday and we couldn't have asked for better service or a better Pug! Big Boy checked out with the Vet today with flying colors and we are hoping he takes to us as well as we have to him. I recommend Rhonda as a breeder of all Pugs. Even though we purchased him from her friend Pat, she still drove him up personally to be with us. 5 stars!!! Thanks Rhonda! We can't wait to see you soon. Bret and Katie

Reviewer: Bret, May 1, 2006


 A word of thanks
We will always remember Rhonda's willingness to help us find a new addition to our family. Rhonda made us feel special, welcomed us into her home, and graciously answered any questions regarding the puppies. Gretchen is a healthy, beautiful puppy and we could not have a better experience in selecting a breeder to work with. Rhonda truly cares about her puppies and the people who adopt them.

Reviewer: Lynn, November 6, 2005


I have spent several months doing research and corresponding with various breeders on this website and chose Rhonda. Having never purchased a puppy w/o visiting the breeder,I was very nervous. Every day she sent me emails and several times a week sent me pictures of our little boy. She has her puppies, accompanied by a puppy nanny fly in the cabin of the plane rather than shipped cargo. She never found my relentless calls exhausting and was always eager to talk about how "RUFUS" was doing-always making me feel a big part of his world. She sent a cd of baby pictures of his first 8 weeks. I knew all about his 'first time' events as they happened. Rufus is such a BEAUTIFUL, healthy boy who we fell in love with, long distance, before he ever came into our arms - all thanks to Rhonda. My baby is sitting on my feet, snoring away as I type this review. Thank you Rhonda for bringing such joy into our lives and loving and spoiling my baby from the start!

Reviewer: DEBBIE, November 6, 2005