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If you can spare a couple extra dollars to help us save more pugs please do so now by clicking on the "Donate" button below......

Who We Are

We can Help! Pug Rescue of North Carolina (PRONC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Pug Dog Breed and serves several different states. We rescue pugs in crisis, carefully nursing them back to health, physically and emotionally, in individual PRONC volunteer’s homes. Each pug is treated as family until such time as a suitable home, which has been screened and approved by the membership, can be located.

Many pugs come to PRONC with minor to severe health challenges. We make every effort to save each animal that comes into our care, saving euthanization for only the extreme, and very rare case where there is no other reasonable option. We have every pug evaluated by a veterinarian and they are spayed/neutered, heartworm checked, micro-chipped and brought up to date on all vaccinations and address whatever medical issues needed to the best of our abilty.

At this time, due to limited resources, we are only accepting pure bred pugs. However, we rescue pugs of any age or health. Our ability to accept an animal is limited to available space and funding. Thanks to you, we have saved many pugs from being put down at overcrowded animal shelters.

PRONC has no paid employees and is supported through your kind gift donations and through the wonderful efforts of our family of volunteers. As you can imagine, meeting the needs of so many homeless, neglected and abused animals, is a financial challenge. Won't you consider making your tax deductible donation today? You will feel great knowing that you brought some light into a little dog’s life who will then go on to bring happiness into someone’s home.

If you love the pug breed and would like to join us in opening your heart and home to foster pugs in need, we would love to hear from you. We need kind hearted and dedicated volunteers in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

We are a publicly supported organization described in sections 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the IRS code

We are a 501 ( 3 ) (c) nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax deductible

Adopting a friend

Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pug. By adopting a rescue pug you can give that pug a second chance at a good loving home and family life. We rarely get puppies, and most pugs range from 1 year to 12 years old +.

Remember adopting a pet is a life long commitment. If you are "UNSURE" you can make this adoption a permanent one, please do not apply until the timing is right for you and your family.

We rescue pugs from many walks of life and can not guarantee a dog to be house trained. Remember you are adopting a shelter pet. Thank you for understanding.

PRONC’s adoption process begins with filling out and having the adoption application on file with us. Once that is done, we take the applications of those who are in the area of the available Pug and begin email communication with them. This could be one applicant to 10 applicants. We begin reducing the number through email communications, vet checks, reference checks, phone interviews and home checks.

Normal Adoption Fee $325.00 for 1 to 6 years of age, $250.00 for 7 to 10 years, over 11 years is $100.00.

Puppies 12 months and (under) Adoption fee $400.00

Sometimes depending on a special needs pug we waive the adoption fee for the perfect family.

All pugs are spay/neutered, heartworm checked and up to date on vaccines, and medical needs addressed before adoption to be best of our ability.

If you adopt a pug which has not been to our main office yet and been micro-chipped, you will receive a "FREE" micro-chip at our annual pug picnic in October, visit the Pug Picnic web page for more information.. Just bring you adoption agreement with you to the annual picnic.

Whenever possible we try to provide much needed medical care for the dogs to survive! A major need of donations can make this possible for the dogs we rescue. We can not do our rescue mission without "YOU"

Come Visit Us!

We have an easy online adoption application process:

Annual Pug Rescue Picnic held in October every year, please visit our website for more information and dates of this event. Held at: Camp Carefree 275 Carefree Lane Stokesdale, NC 27357 Website: Rain or Shine Bring your Lawn chairs and blankets ALWAYS the 3rd Saturday is October "mark your calender You do not have to be owned by a pug to attend. We welcome all nice breed dogs. All dogs must be on a leash. Pug Games, So be SURE and bring your PUG! "These contest are for pugs only" 1st Place in each contest will win a Prize. Pug Race Oldest Pug Best Pug Trick Costume Contest Best Kissing Pug Parade of Rescues HUGE RAFFLE & AUCTION EACH YEAR! VENDORS, GUEST SPEAKERS


Pug Rescue of North Carolina Inc.
PO Box 94
Summerfield, NC 27358
North Carolina - Phone: (336) 312-2983 -
Virginia - Phone: (757)-240-0815 . . . . .
9 am to 5 pm..... 7 days a week After hours "EMERGENCY ONLY" leave a message and someone will return your call
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