Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue was the second-place winner of our 2015 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest. You can learn more about the contest here.
Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, Inc. is a rescue that lives by its motto: Let no pug go unloved. Under this mantle, the group has been rescuing pugs, pug mixes and the occasional non-pug since 2005. While MAPR’s efforts are focused in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, the group does adopt and rescue outside of this area.
This non-profit group is dedicated to providing for the short and long-term needs of abandoned and surrendered pugs. MAPR will accept pets regardless of age or health and takes in 300-400 dogs each year. These pets live with caring fosters until they are able to find forever homes.
According to MAPR’s website, “We give rescued pugs veterinary care, a nurturing foster environment, and permanent placement into a loving home. In addition, we offer education to the public on the special responsibilities of pug ownership and the need for domestic animal population control.”
If you’re interesting in adopting a MAPR pug (or non-pug), please visit their website to fill out an adoption application. You can also apply to foster a needy pet if you’re not quite ready to adopt!