Welcome to our new website.  We hope it touches your heart as twenty three years of rescue has touched ours.  We want you to visit the Past, enjoy the Present, and take part in the Future of Alabama Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc.

In 2018, we made the difficult decision to close intake to care for those whose age and medical conditions deemed them unadoptable.  Due to the lack of qualified foster homes and limited resources, this was the responsible choice to make for our rescue organization.   Our mission “for the life of the dog” had to take top priority. These dogs’ conditions range but are not limited to diabetes, blindness, incontinence and severe deformity. We will care for them the rest of their lives.   That care is ongoing and expensive. While our commitment in numbers has been reduced, our commitment to make a difference for those who surround us remains nothing short of providing everything they need.

During our first year of reduced intake, we sadly lost five of these rescues, and this let us open the door to others who did not have other rescue or placement options.  You will meet all of the rescues we currently care for.   We have also been blessed to maintain a list of those whom we have placed with in the past, who want our assistance in adopting another rescue. To date, we have been able to do these placements without an outside search for an adoptive home.  Do we take applications for adoption at this time?  We do, but only if we have a dog that does not match the qualifications of those approved homes who are currently on our waiting list. If you are interested in adopting a rescue whom you have seen on this website or on a social media site, contact pugsrescued@aol.com for more information.  An application link will be provided upon availability of the rescue to qualified potential homes.

Reality – A Place for Hope – The Sanctuary

Every rescue that has lost his or her life while being cared for by APRA, has been privately cremated and the ashes returned to the appropriate foster home.  In 2019, a rescue long dream was fulfilled by the creation of a Sanctuary that was built to honor these rescues and is at the home of the Founder of APRA.   A “Rainbow Bridge” was constructed and donated to APRA, and this illuminated monument is in the center and represents all of their lives.  Here, they will remain for infinity.    A memorial walkway is in the plans and the details will appear as we finalize plans.  If you have plants, wind chimes, garden statues or other items you would like to donate in memory of a beloved pet, or to honor our rescues, please contact pugsrescued@aol.com.