Note to those applying for pugs:

Thank you for your interest in a rescued pug.  We couldn't have placed so many pugs in amazing forever homes if it wasn't for people like you.  Currently, we are facing a new point in rescue, and that is that our demand for pugs is higher than pugs coming into rescue.  That means we have more applications than we do pugs.  That is a wonderful thing for the pugs!!  If you submit an application, please know that we will keep it on file and contact you directly when a pug that is a good match for you comes into rescue.  Because of this, some pugs don't go on the website.  There is a $25 application fee.  Because of the beauty of the worldwide web, we get a lot of interest in pugs.  However, because each application takes a lot of time to process with home visits, reference checks, etc., we are looking at only serious applicants.  The application fee helps with that.  It is deducted from the adoption fee when you adopt a pug. The rescue would like all applicants to be aware that there is a wait for pugs at this time.

Note to pug supporters:

Because there are not a lot of pugs in rescue right now, the rescue's goal is to get the word out that Midwest Pug Rescue - MN Division is here to help!  We have signed up for several expos and events to spread the word that we are here for pugs and their surrendering families.  What can you do to help?  Encourage families and organizations that have pugs that need a home to contact us by giving them our website so they can click on the "Contact" button or the "Pug Surrender" link at the top of our page.  We do have to work with the families directly, so directing them to our site works best.  All pugs in foster care are loved and spoiled in foster homes until we find them a great forever family.  Thanks for helping to get the word out! 

2014 Celebrations!

Because of our supporters, the rescue was able to provide medical care and a forever homes to 35 pugs in 2014! We had many pugs that needed quite a bit of medical care before adoption. In 2014, we paid $34,492.38 directly to veterinary clinics. Most pugs needed some sort of surgery, whether it was bladder stone removal, mast cell tumor removal, hernias, eye surgeries, extreme dental needs etc. That is all in addition to our regular vet care that the rescue provides to pugs including vaccines/spay/neuter.

Thank you to all who continue to make donations, supporters and our iFosters (who make monthly donations) to the pug rescue. We would not be able to do what we do for pugs if it wasn’t for your support. Your contributions have and will be used to further the mission of the rescue and provide a safe and loving sanctuary for abandoned, surrendered, stray and neglected pugs. Midwest Pug Rescue - MN Division works to raise public awareness of the plight of homeless animals through our various community events. We are an all-volunteer organization of pug lovers who are dedicated to the breed with the goal of providing fairy tail endings for our curly tailed friends. 

Shop AmazonSmile and help raise funds for MN-MPR (make sure
 to choose "Midwest Pug Rescue - Minnesotadivsion" as the
 charitable organization for the funds to get to us!)

Kittie's Kandles and More is generously offering to donate 15% of sales to MN-MPR (remember to select MN-MPR at checkout)!!

Items availble are all hand crafted right in my home from scratch. Soy candles, Melting Tarts, Wax Dipped Teddy Bears, Scented Odor Eliminator Sprays for your home or car, and other nifty goodies! 

Shop at Kittie's Kandles and More and help MN-MPR at the same time! 

Thank you for your continued support of MN Midwest Pug Rescue. We are pleased to tell you about a new program that is being introduced in our area. Now you can Raise Money for MN-MPR (or shelter/rescue of your choice) by simply by Walking Your Dog. Learn more at

Load the app on your smart phone and remember to choose MN Midwest Pug Rescue!!  Remember you will be raising funds for MN-MPR and getting some exercise in at the same time! Enjoy your walk!

Get your car decals (including cute pug ones!)

Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support our rescue! 
For every coupon used on, our rescue will get a 
$10 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: MIDWPBBX1

What is BarkBox? BarkBox is a New York City based dog-lovin' 
company that sends high quality dog products to your pup every month. Each box is full of 4-6 goodies like bones, bully sticks, toys, treats, gadgets, 
shampoos, hygiene products, and more.

Adopting a shelter or a rescue dog is a wonderful experience. It is important to be ready for the responsibility 
of being a pet owner. Many people adopt or rescue a dog without considering the long term costs associated 
with owning a dog. Unfortunately, a good percentage of adopted dogs end up where they started. 
It is important to remember that adopting a dog is a significant decision. 
The dog is counting on you to be his forever owner. Use our pet calculator to determine an 
approximate cost of owning a dog.

Lost Pugs - Please Help!

**If you have found a lost/stray pug**:
Please contact your local animal shelters and veterinarians offices prior to contacting 

MN Midwest Pug Rescue. 

Quite often, owners of lost pets have contacted these agencies looking for their pets. 

Additionally, shelters and veterinarians can scan the pet to see if it is micro chipped and 

reunite it with its owner. 

Due to many city ordinances and laws the pug must be at the local shelter for a specified number

of days before the rescue can step in and take the dog. Please consider taking the dog to the local shelter instead of your home so 

that the process of either finding the owner or getting the pug into rescue can be expedited. 

As a rescue we work with many of the shelters and may be able to pull the pug from the shelter after the initial hold period.

Book Dog Boarding at Embarkly!

Embarkly will donate $5 to MN-MPR for every person that uses the above link to book services.

Upcoming Events
17 May 2015 8:00 AM • Milwaukee, WI
13 Jun 2015 10:00 AM • Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN
19 Sep 2015 11:00 AM • Rochester Fairgrounds, Building 35, 1570 Fairgrounds Ave SE, Rochester, MN





 Mission Statement

Midwest Pug Rescue ~ MN Division rescues and provides a safe and loving sanctuary for abandoned, surrendered, stray and neglected pugs. Midwest Pug Rescue ~ MN Division works to raise public awareness of the plight of homeless animals through our various community events. We are an all volunteer organization of pug lovers who are dedicated to the breed with the goal of providing fairy tale endings for our curly tailed friends. The organization is funded solely through adoption fees and donations.

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