Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
DFWPRC is the largest pug rescue organization in the United States and has rescued and placed over 3,800 huggable, squeezable, absolutely adorable pugs — we rescue approximately 10 pugs a week.
We rescue ALL pugs regardless of age or medical condition. Since we rescue ALL pugs, our veterinary care is our biggest on-going expense and we average approximately $100,000 a year in veterinary expenses. This amount is after our veterinary care clinics provide deep discounts. 100% of all funds donated to DFW Pug Rescue are used to pay for Veterinary care.
All pugs rescued by DFWPRC are taken immediately to the vet where they are examined, tested (and treated) for heartworm, vaccinated, sterilized, and rabies shots administered before being placed in a foster or permanent home.
70% or the rescue pugs are heart worm positive and all are treated at DFWPRC’s expense
DFWPRC is an all-volunteer non-profit organization and do not have a staging area to hold our rescue pugs so we depend on the generosity of our volunteers to provide foster homes until permanent homes can be located.
DFWPRC has placed pugs in 26 states, British Columbia, Canada, Germany, and Japan. All pugs must be picked up in Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston by their new families — no pugs are shipped.
The majority of our pugs are owner surrender due to military deployment, death, divorce, relocation, new baby, marriage, travel, and estate placements.
DFWPRC is not affiliated or sponsored by any national or local breed clubs.
We rescue more males than females (10 to 1), more fawns than blacks (40 to 1), and the average of our rescue pugs is 4-years old. The average life span of a pug is between 14 – 17 years.
We maintain a Certificate of Good Standing with the Texas State Comptroller’s Office. DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with Federal Tax Exemption as a public charity under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.