MOPS Pug Rescue & Adoption a Non-Profit 501c3 Corporation


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HEY, MOPS now has there own T-Shirts!! With our very own hand drawn new logo printed on them. Our NEW logo was created especially for MOPS and donated by Jeff Hultgren a Graphic Designer and fellow pug lover! They are awesome! If you are interested in buying one please send us an email to: and put MOPS T-shirt in the subject line. We are selling them for $15.00 each. I will try and get a picture on Petfinder page and or FB page. This is one way you can help support MOPS and hey it’s a good looking T-shirt to wear!

M.O.P.S. has a few people that send in regular donations to whom we are continually grateful for. Thank you so very much for your on-going donations and support.

Who We Are

WHO WE ARE: M.O.P.S. Pug Rescue & Adoption is a Non-Profit 501c3 Company who has a group of volunteers dedicated to the welfare of pure bred pug dogs. Established in 2009 and founded by ME, Linda Elwood. I have been working with rescued pugs for over 14 years. My previous experience has been with Great Lakes Pug Club Rescue and some other in between. They have taught me a great deal about rescuing, fostering, veterinarian needs and in general how to work together with other rescue groups. I’m still a member of The Great Lakes Pug Club and The Pug Dog Club of America both of which I am in good standings with.

M.O.P.S. works with Animal Shelters, Owner Relinquishments and Stray Pure Bred Pugs, fostering them until they are ready for their new homes. This provides an ideal situation for the rescued pugs as they are fostered in our own homes, their veterinarian care is taken care of, spay/neutered if needed and given up to date shots. Then after a strict screening process and a full review of applications we look to find these pugs their forever homes.

HOW WE GOT OUR NAME: Borrowed from the PDCA website: According to the Zoological Society of London, the Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dog, originating in China some 700 years B.C. Their presence was noted in Holland, Germany, England, Spain, and Russia as early as the 15th and 16th centuries where they were Mopshunden, Mops, Carlin, Carlini and in England, as Dutch Mastiffs or Pugs.

We are using the acronym of M.O.P.S. as: Making Our Pugs Safe OUR MISSION: M.O.P.S. mission is to provide assistance and care to pure bred pugs in need. Working together with other animal welfare agencies we can help these pugs receive the care they need which then helps them become suitable and adoptable animals. By proactively working with many groups, building bridges and networking together, it is our hope to not have any pug have to stay in a shelter like situation. HOW YOU CAN HELP: M.O.P.S. depends on the kindness of people like you to continue our mission by your support of funds and by donating items for auctions, garage sales and items to sell at our educational fairs that we attend. This helps us to raise money for the much needed care that these pugs need and deserve. We receive no government assistance. We are funded through generous donations only.

If you need to contact me for any reason please email me at: and put rescue in the subject line.

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MOPS Pug Rescue & Adoption a Non-Profit 501c3 Corporation

Wheaton, IL 60189
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