After 20 plus years in rescue, I have decided that it is time to close the doors of APRA to intake immediately and permanently. There is just so much to say and so many people to thank, the numbers are simply endless. I wish I could take the time and address every single one of you who have been a part of this incredible “child” we all have raised. By attempting to do so, I may unintentionally forget someone, and I just cannot chance doing this. You all have become our extended family and will remain so for the rest of my life.

We will care for those fosters currently in rescue for health and age reasons for the rest of their days. Fundraising will continue for their care as the needs arise. These angels will remain exactly where they are, they will NOT be moved.

In March, we will hold an on-line auction of items that we have been holding for upcoming events. We will also be offering APRA items at discounted prices (T-shirts, calendars, etc.)

We will be phasing out our FB pages over the next 90 days and our website will be changed to feature those remaining in rescue. We will be opening an APRA Alumni page where the current rescues in “A Place for Hope” will be featured as well as our past placements. We will be scheduling “Pug Meet Ups” and there is talk of an annual “APRA ALUM” picnic.

I will be talking with other reputable pug and small breed rescue organizations as to their availability for referrals. We will continue to do all we can to secure the safety of those pugs in need. In the event another rescue opens in our area (there are rumors), we will do all we can to help with transitioning and volunteer recommendations.

Again, I do not have adequate words. Just know that each of you will remain in my heart. As I have said so many times, I wish you all the spirit and joy that has been found continually in this incredible rescue organization.

Pam Strange
President and Founder
Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc.


Hot off the press, the new 2018 APRA Calendar is now available! Each of these large 12” X 12” (12"x 24" when open) full color wall calendars features rescued APRA pugs with their pictures and stories. Only 100 of these beautiful, limited edition pieces have been produced and are being sold on a first come first serve basis.

They would look spectacular in your home or business and make wonderful gifts for any pug owner or dog lover. With your $25.00 contribution, you can own one of these wonderful calendars that you will enjoy every day throughout the next year. And for each order of 4 or more, you will receive FREE shipping.

Hurry, supply is limited.
Email to order yours now or
FB message Hilary Hunt Amaro.

APRA has a new mailing address!!
Please note and share:

Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption
PO Box 279
Westover, AL 35185

“Niblet’s Story” is just one example of the bonds that have formed because of the dogs we represent.

Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption. Inc. is now on Facebook!!!

Visit us there and join our group!

We are very proud of our excellence in veterinary resources and highly recommend 280 Animal Medical Center for all of your veterinary and grooming needs.

Their expertise expands beyond the medical needs of the dog. They continually support our mission by understanding the emotional needs of
the rescue and adoptive home as well.

For veterinary care that expands beyond the office visit,
choose 280 AMC "for the life of the dog."

280 Animal Medical Center proudly introduces Urgent Care!
For Urgent Care without the drive, call 789-0965!

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for the latest news on our rescues that are
Available for Adoption

Sherry's Smiles
We are proud as can be to have her contributions to our web site!

Sherry's Cartoons are online in our Expressions of Love section!

For any questions concerning Volunteering, Fostering or Adopting;
please check out this web site under the section "What is APRA" or email Pam Mayes

This site is maintained for APRA by Henry Compton
If you have any questions or comments please email him at
Henry Compton

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