No Pug Left Behind.

It’s not just a catch phrase; it’s our core value. Whether they are in a county shelter or humane society, stray, or with an owner who can no longer keep them, APARN never turns away a pug in need.

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Pug Lives Saved

Freda’s Story

“I just pulled a pitiful little 10 yr old pug off the euthanasia list at the West side County shelter; I figured I’d save you the trip since I was already there. Can I bring her to you?” Those much welcomed words from the head of another local rescue started Freda’s journey with APARN. Tell me more…

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Kody’s Story

It was May 12, 2014. The phone rang. I looked down at the number and took a deep breath. It could only mean one thing: an incoming pug from the Humane Society. Someone had dropped of an 11 year old neutered male pug with neurological deficits and severe dental disease. “Of course we’ll take him,” I assured the Alternate Placement representative. “It’s what we do.” Tell me more…

Hootie’s Story

“Baby Pug for You!” That was the subject line of the March 23, 2014 email from the representative at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. The rest of the email outlined how the 4 month old pug couldn’t use her back legs, yet was turned in as a stray. She had a very slow pain response when pinching between the toes, was very humpbacked around the shoulder blade area, and would likely require a canine cart/wheelchair. Tell me more…

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Freda’s Story

“I just pulled a pitiful little 10 yr old pug off the euthanasia list at the West side County shelter; I figured I’d save you the trip since I was already there. Can I bring her to you?” Those much welcomed words from the head of another local rescue started Freda’s journey with APARN. Tell me more…

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Kody’s Story

It was May 12, 2014. The phone rang. I looked down at the number and took a deep breath. It could only mean one thing: an incoming pug from the Humane Society. Someone had dropped of an 11 year old neutered male pug with neurological deficits and severe dental disease. “Of course we’ll take him,” I assured the Alternate Placement representative. “It’s what we do.” Tell me more…

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Hootie’s Story

“Baby Pug for You!” That was the subject line of the March 23, 2014 email from the representative at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. The rest of the email outlined how the 4 month old pug couldn’t use her back legs, yet was turned in as a stray. She had a very slow pain response when pinching between the toes, was very humpbacked around the shoulder blade area, and would likely require a canine cart/wheelchair. Tell me more…

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Arizona Pug Adoption and Rescue Network (APARN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of the pug breed. We need your continued support so that we can continue our mission to leave no pug behind.

Please make a donation today.





Rescue pugs need your support.
Here are some of their stories.

Barney


Max


Piper Cub



Eggroll


Miranda



Sly


Gandalf


Nita


Van



Please donate today and help APARN continue its mission to leave no pug behind.






Rescue & Intake


Many of our rescue pugs come to us as an owner surrender where the owner just could no longer keep the pug. Also many times from shelters or the humane society. We rescue all that we can. Once a pug has been surrendered or rescued, we have one of our preferred vets examine them to determine required medical care.


Rehabilitation


Upon the completion of the medical exam by preferred vet the rescue pugs are placed in foster homes. Foster parents are a crucial part of our volunteer network. The rescue pugs live in a home environment with other pugs and humans that care for them and love them as if one of their own. They live in foster home until adopted.


Placement


APARN strives to place each foster pug in a Forever Home where it will be loved and cared for the rest of its life. We work to match the needs and personality of each pug to the lifestyle and personalities of the potential adoptive families. We educate each adoptive family on the importance of healthy pug weight, heartworm preventative, and quality dog food.

Forever Fosters

Alastor


Missy



Bella Donna


Nikki



BooBoo


Roscoe


Did you know your donation is tax deductible? It is. APARN is a 501(c)(3).
Please donate today and leave no pug behind.