Pug Rescue & Adoption Victoria Inc is foster care based registered animal welfare charity organisation dedicated to helping all pugs in need. We are operated entirely by community unpaid dedicated volunteers who are experienced in the special needs pugs have.

We will accept any pug and most pug like crosses into our care.

We find abandoned and surrendered pugs new and loving homes.  Pugs that are sick, injured or have behavioural issues are rehabilitated before going to their new homes.  All pugs are strictly vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, deflead, heartworm tested and temperament tested before leaving our care.

We believe in a no kill policy and endeavour to rehabilitate and rehome every pug that comes into our care, no matter how long it takes.  We believe that physically disabled pugs and pugs with long term medical conditions can live happy lives with appropriate support and care. We will only humanely euthanise pugs in our care if their quality of life is greatly diminished by a non manageable or non treatable condition.

Pugs come to us from pounds, shelters, private owners and breeders.  We assure complete confidentiality for both surrendering and adopting owners.

All pugs in our care are fostered in volunteers’ private homes, throughout Victoria.

All adoptions occur through a process of application; which includes questionnaires, telephone conversations and house/property checks.  Unfortunately not all applicants will be able to adopt one of our rescue pugs as we are very fussy to whom our pugs are rehomed to.  Our main priority is making sure every pug is perfectly matched to each new home.  We do not adopt outside the state of Victoria. 

What we do:

  1. To provide short term direct foster care to pug and pug like cross dogs that are orphaned, sick, injured, lost and unclaimed or mistreated.
  2. To provide, without judgment or prejudice, owners of pug and pug like cross dogs an avenue to surrender their dog when their personal circumstances have changed.
  3. To provide rehabilitation for all pug and pug like cross dogs, in our care, that are sick, injured or have behavioural issues.
  4. To de-sex, vaccinate, microchip, heartworm test, worm and de-flea (unless this is against explicit veterinary advice) pug or pug like cross dogs that are in our care.
  5. To re-home, into suitable approved homes, pug and pug like cross dogs who come into our care for any of the reasons stated in subrules (1) and (2).
  6. To raise money from private, corporate, government and public sources to provide a financial support base to carry out the activities mentioned in subrules (1), (2) ,(3),(4) & (5)
  7. To promote responsible pet ownership.
  8. To act as an animal advocate and campaign for legislative change and abolition of current common practices which lead to many companion animals being euthanased in Victoria and across Australia.
  9. To support other ethical animal welfare and animal rescue organisations.


Visit: www.pugrescue.org.au 

Email:  info@pugrescue.org.au

Phone:  0488784497

If you are making an enquiry about adopting one of our rescue pugs please email, rather than phone.

Please be aware that we are operated entirely by unpaid volunteers and understand that sometimes it may take a few days for us to reply to your enquiry.

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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