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Happy Tails

Changing lives, one pug at a time!


Did you adopt your pug from Appalachian Pug Rescue?

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We rescue because rescue changes lives, for animals and for humans.


If you are considering adopting a rescue pug, please read these uplifting stories. Adopting a pug is a very rewarding decision. These adopters share their stories to help you with your rescue journey.

Finnegan Royce

Meet Sir Finnegan Royce

Sir Finnegan Royce’s Happy Tail Since joining our family, Finnegan continues to thrive. He’s a healthy weight, successfully potty trained, and we just can’t get

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APR Rescue Pug

Meet Bruchie Ruth

Adopted! Bruchie Ruth is one of three homeless pugs taken in by APR over the coldest weekend of the year.  Female fawn unaltered pug 15

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Milo, a 6-7-year-old pug, made his way to APR through no fault of his own. He was one half of a bonded pair that were

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Luna Rose

Luna Rose came to APR as a 5-year-old, 21 lb, puggle. She was surrendered to rescue when her family was unable to give her the

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