The Appalachian Pug Rescue Mission Statement
“For the love of pugs,” the mission of APR is both simple and impactful.
We pledge to:
- Provide a safe alternative to shelters for pugs in need using loving foster homes
- Provide medical care, and help them on their journey to an adoptive, forever home
- Educate current and prospective owners about the unique needs and health issues associated with the pug breed
- Coordinate with other local and pug-specific rescues to facilitate transport, placement, and care for pugs in our service area
Who We Are
We are based in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and serve Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.
Appalachian Pug Rescue, Incorporated is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by pug-obsessed volunteers dedicated to finding homes for any pug in need. We are based in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and serve Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Our pugs come from local shelters, puppy mills, owner surrenders, and rescue partners. Due to the popularity of the pug breed and their unique health needs, the needfor pug rescue in our area is significant, as is our need for volunteer support and donations.
Our Board of Directors features a team with decades of combined rescue experience and knowledge of the pug breed. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and joining our team then click here.
Member: Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
What We Do
Once a pug comes into rescue, we place the dog in a loving and experienced foster home. The foster evaluates the pug’s personality, interactions with other animals and people, and communicates with the rescue regarding medical care.
Our pugs are seen by our veterinarian partners as soon as possible to get them up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm and lyme tests, and to assess the need for any procedures such as spay and neuter, dental, or surgery. Veterinarians, fosters, and coordinators work together to ensure the pug has all the treatment(s) and attention needed to be happy and healthy in a loving forever home.
At times, a pug is determined to have extensive health issues. In some of those cases, the pug will be placed in a hospice foster home. All of these treatments are paid for entirely by APR and the donations from our supporters.
Positions Are Open!
You can make a real impact for pugs in our area with just a few hours a week.
Come join our pug army. There are several positions currently open.
Assistant Director, Breed Education Coordinator, Follow-Up Care Coordinator, Grant Writing Coordinator, Intake Coordinator, Training/Behavioral Education Coordinator, Transportation Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator/Recruitment
If one of these isn’t the right fit for you, don’t worry! There are so many ways to help.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and joining our team then click here.
Are you a pug person?
There are many ways to volunteer at APR!
Meet the Team
The APR board and team of dedicated volunteers works tirelessly for the love of pugs!