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Thank you for considering adoption!

We currently adopt pugs to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

Unless there is a special circumstance, at this time, we are only able to adopt to people living in these states where we can perform home visits and transport our pugs using our approved volunteers.

Adoption fees are based on the dog’s age, health, and in some cases, medical costs incurred during their time with us. Individual Adoption Fees are listed in the dog’s profile.

Adoption fees can be paid with cash, Venmo, Paypal (with 2% transaction fee), Cashapp, money order, or bank/cashier’s check. No personal checks are allowed.

Why is there a fee to rescue?

Well, instead of buying a dog from a breeder, pet store, or online dog seller and for $3,500 or more, and worse… possibly supporting puppy mills and disreputable breeders, you are getting a dog that has been fully vetted. APR makes sure the dog has been spayed or neutered, is up-to-date on bloodwork, vaccinations, heartworm and flea/tick preventative, has had a dental( if needed), and has been fully evaluated for behavioral issues and any special needs. In most, if not all, cases, APR incurs more costs to acquire the pug and complete the vetting process than we ever collect in adoption fees.

cute black pug

The Approval Process

After submitting your application, you will be contacted by one of our volunteers within two weeks.


APR is entirely volunteer-run, so please be patient. All updates will be posted to social media and the website. 

An application will only be considered once a pug’s status is updated to “Accepting Applications’. 

Once your application has been approved, your application will be kept on file for two (2) years or until we’ve found the perfect pug for you.

Documentation Needed

Ready to become a proud pug parent?

Meet the Pugs

Don’t see the perfect match? Check back often as we get in new pugs all the time!

Nothing is too small!


Every dollar helps save a pug