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APR is proud to be part of your community.

We're thankful for these acknowledgements of our work.


If you would like more information on what we do and how we help pugs, please contact us.  

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Appalachian Pug Rescue is proud to announce that we have received the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid. This Platinum Seal is a distinction achieved by only 0.1% of U.S. charities.

Candid, a leader in nonprofit and foundation data, grants this seal based on various criteria, including financial transparency, program details, goals, strategies, achievements, and overall impact. To achieve this level of recognition, we provided comprehensive documentation about our organization’s finances, objectives, strategies, and progress.

This accomplishment demonstrates our unwavering commitment to transparency, ensuring that our donors’ contributions are used effectively to support pugs in need throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.

Appalachian Pug Rescue has received a $500 grant from  the Sons and Daughters of Italy #146 in Lock Haven. The organization has donated over $100,000 to area charities, non-profits, scholarships and more in 2023. Appalachian Pug Rescue is grateful for their support! Click here to learn more about the many ways the support the community.

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Appalachian Pug Rescue has been selected for the 2022 Best of Lock Haven Award in the Animal Rescue Service category by the Lock Haven Award Program.

Each year, the Lock Haven Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lock Haven area a great place to live, work and play.

Appalachian Pug Rescue was chosen to receive a $1,000 grant from Pug Squad Group. We are very thankful for this group’s support.

Pug Squad helps pug in need by providing financial assistance to pug rescues nationwide. Our network of volunteers is on call to help pug rescues in the northeast with shelter pulls, transport, and emergency foster homes.

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Appalachian Pug Rescue was awarded a Recommended Business Status from our community. We are grateful for the recognition. 

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