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For the love of pugs!

Appalachian Pug Rescue rescues pugs in need, provides medical care, and places them in loving, forever homes.


If no home can be found, then we provide them with a comfortable and loving place where they can live out their best lives.

Help us make a difference in a pug’s life.


Our greatest asset is the dedication, effort, and compassion of our volunteers. They take on many recurring roles.

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Is a pug right for you?

Pugs are very cute, but they have specific needs!

The breed is quite misunderstood and there are important facts that everybody should know before adopting a pug as their forever companion.

Happy Tails

Meet some pugs who have found their furever home with Appalachian Pug Rescue

Meet some of the pugs APR has helped on their journey to a better life. 

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Looking for the perfect buddy?

Meet our beautiful pugs available for adoption


Don’t see the perfect match? Check back often for new arritvals.

Nothing is too small!


Every dollar helps save a pug