A Complete List Of Pug Rescues In The USA

Want to add a pug to your family? There are almost 40 pug rescues across the USA! Rescuing is a great way to find a new furry friend and save a life.

Want to add a pug to your family? Luckily for pug lovers, there are 40 pug rescues across the United States! Rescuing is a great way to find a new furry friend and save a life. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a puppy. Here’s the low down on pug rescue in the United States. Scroll down to find a pug rescue near you. 

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Here are things to keep in mind when planning to adopt a pug:

Be patient!

Pugs don’t grow on trees. It might take months to find the perfect pug for you. Be patient with the process. Things won’t happen overnight. 

Do your research.

Before agreeing to work with a rescue, read their reviews, their policies, and check their 501(c)3 status. You can do a search for their records here. The adoption process can take anywhere from days, to weeks, to months. Be sure that the people you’re working with are legit. 

Find These Answers

When searching for the right rescue, find out these answers so you’re well informed about their process:

  • Is there a fee to submit an application?
  • Does the rescue adopt out of state?
  • What is the adoption fee?
  • Is the application open or do you have to apply for a specific dog?
  • Are you allowed to meet available dogs before adopting?

Be Kind

Rescues are run by dedicated volunteers who spend their free time helping needy pugs. Always be kind and respectful. They work hard so that you can bring home your new pup. 

Common Pug Rescue Questions

Are there pug puppies for adoption?

Pug puppies are incredibly popular, so getting your hands on one available for adoption might be difficult. 

The best way to have a chance at adopting a pug puppy is to turn in an adoption application and become approved for adoption early, if possible. Then wait for a puppy to become available. 

Is there a pug shelter?

There is one in-person dog shelter in the USA that’s for pugs and pug mixes. It’s called Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles and it’s located in, you guessed it, Los Angeles, California. 

Are there black pugs for adoption?

Yes! Pug rescues rescue pugs of all sizes, ages, mixes, and colors. There tend to be more fawn pugs available, but there are also black pugs, apricot pugs, and more. 

No pug rescue in your area?

Don’t fret. Use Petfinder to locate an adoptable pug near you. 

Alabama Pug Rescue

Location: Alabama
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Bluegrass Pug Rescue

Location: Kentucky
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue

Location: New York
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Central Florida Pug Rescue

Location: Florida
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Colorado Pug Rescue

Location: Colorado
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $100 to $400
Contact: Website | Facebook

Compassionate Pug Rescue

Location: Florida
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Delaware Valley Pug Rescue

Location: Delaware Valley area
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

DFW Pugs

Location: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana & NM
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $450
Contact: Website | Facebook

El Paso Pug Rescue

Location: Texas
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: typically $200
Contact: Website | Facebook

Green Mountain Pug Rescue

Location: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine & parts of New York
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $450
Contact: Website | Facebook

Guardian Angel Pug Rescue

Location: Pennsylvania, parts of Ohio, WV, MD, NY & surrounding areas
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Homeward Bound Pug Rescue

Location: Oklahoma
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $200 to $350
Contact: Website | Facebook

Kentuckiana Pug Rescue

Location: Indiana & Kentucky
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $225 to $325
Contact: Website | Facebook

Michigan Pug Rescue

Location: Michigan
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $450
Contact: Website | Facebook

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

Location: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
Maryland, West Virginia, & eastern Tennessee 

Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

MidSouth Pug Rescue

Location: Tennessee
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: $300
Contact: Website | Facebook

Midwest Pug Rescue

Location: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska & Minnesota
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Midwest Pug Rescue | Minnesota

Location: Minnesota
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Northern Illinois Pug Rescue

Location: Illinois
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $250 to $350
Contact: Website | Facebook

Ohio Pug Rescue

Location: Ohio
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pacific Pug Rescue

Location: Oregon, Washington & Idaho 
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $550
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pawsitively Pugs Rescue (North Carolina Pug Rescue)

Location: North Carolina
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: 
Contact: Website | Facebook

Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue

Location: Pennsylvania
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $200 to $500
Contact: Website | Facebook

Polar Pug Rescue and Friends

Location: Alaska
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $300
Contact: Website | Facebook

PugHearts Houston Pug Rescue

Location: Texas
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $400 to $500
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Hugs, Inc.

Location: Wisconsin
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $250 to $400
Contact: Website

Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles

Location: California
Type: Physical location and online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $50 to $500
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Pals (Greater Boise Pug Rescue and Placement) 

Location: Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon and Montana.  
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $400
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Partners of Nebraska

Location: Nebraska
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $500
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue of Austin

Location: Texas
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $100 to $350
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue of Florida

Location: Florida
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from$200 to $600
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue of New England (PRoNE)

Location: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts,Rhode Island & Connecticut, with special consideration given to neighboring states.
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from$150 to $500
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue of North Carolina

Location: North Carolina
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue Of Sacramento

Location: California
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $150 to $450
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue Network

Location: Michigan
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $75 to $400
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pug Rescue San Diego County

Location: San Diego, California
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $50 to $450
Contact: Website | Facebook

Pugs U Gotta Save (P.U.G.S.)

Location: Virginia
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $250 to $400
Contact: Website | Facebook

Seattle Pug Rescue

Location: Washington
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $50 to $525
Contact: Website | Facebook

SNORT Rescue | Short Noses Only Rescue Team

Location: NJ, NY, PA, MD, DE, VA, DC, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT & ME
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Website | Facebook

Tiny Paws Pug Rescue

Location: Central Coast and Northern California
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $175 to $450
Contact: Website | Facebook

Location: Kansas
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: Ranges from $75 – $650
Contact: Website | Facebook

Wyoming Pug Rescue

Location: Wyoming
Type: Online
Adoption Fee: A range
Contact: Facebook

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2 Comments on “A Complete List Of Pug Rescues In The USA”

  1. As a volunteer with a couple of pug rescues over the years, my advice is to get your adoption application in even before you see a pug you love. The rescues I’ve worked with all take time to review your application. There’s reference checks, vet checks and home visits, all of which take time. If you get your application in early and are approved, you’re *usually* closer to the top of the list for when the right pug comes in. If you wait, you may be in line with many other people for a particular pug. Sometimes a pug comes into rescue and may get dozens of applications. I’ve seen some rescues stop taking applications if a pug has “gone viral.” Getting your application in and approved well before you see a pug gives you a better shot.
    That said, rescues do their best to match the adopter to the pug. In my experience, the pug’s needs come first, no matter how much you have fallen in love with a photo. If you don’t get a particular pug, it’s probably because another adopter was a better fit for that pug. But be patient and the right pug will find you!

    1. This is great advice! Thanks for sharing. When a rescue allows you to apply in general, I totally agree that getting in your application is the most important thing. Some of the rescues listed will only allow you to apply for a specific pug, another thing to keep in mind, so getting in an app without a pug in mind won’t do. It all depends on the rescue! That’s why researching a rescue is so important. Thanks again for sharing!!

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