The holiday season in known for being a bad time in the rescue world. We call it the “Holiday Dump”because so many pets are dumped off during this time of year. We have already been experiencing this and have taken in many Pugs recently from dire situations. Please take a moment to look at our wish list on Amazon and see if there is anything you can donate for the Pugs. We are also in need of monetary donations to help pay off outstanding vet bills so that we can continue to help all Pugs in need. Please consider donating by going to Paypal.
Homeward Bound Pug Rescue (HBPR) was officially formed in 2003. Our mission is to place pugs that have been surrendered, abandoned, or abused into loving, caring forever homes. We are an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to pugs. HBPR will take any and all pugs regardless of age, health and/or temperament. We will also take pug mixes on a room available basis. We frequently rescue from kill shelters and do accept owner relinquishments.
All pugs are placed in foster care with dedicated volunteers. Evaluation and veterinary care include: shots, spaying/neutering and treatment for any known illnesses. We've had many come through with heartworms, elongated soft palate problems, eye problems etc. Due to the overwhelming expenses, adoption fees starts at $200 to help recover the never-ending vet bills. (Donations are always graciously accepted and greatly appreciated!!!) In addition to monetary donations, we can always use collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, greenies, dog treats, etc.
We also assist many pug owners who need to surrender their precious pugs for various reasons. We will gladly send updates on the pug after placement, if requested by the original owner.
All applications to adopt a rescue pug are reviewed and evaluated. If you are interested in a particular pug, please let us know. We do not place our pugs on a first come first serve basis. We match pugs with potential adopters depending on their situation, what they are looking for and the personality of the dog. We attempt to make the PERFECT match for both the pug and the new adoptive family! All applicants must be able and willing to pick up the pug they are adopting. There are times we can help with ground transport. New adoptive parents are required to sign an adoption contract stating if for ANY reason the new home does not work out, HBPR will be notified and the pug will be returned to us. HBPR rescues for the life of the pug.