Recently we have taken in several pugs with extensive medical needs. Puddin is a sweet senior that came to us with heartworms and several other conditions needing medical attention, such as eye problems and suspicious moles on her skin. So far her bill is over $800 and we are not done yet. Lucy is an adorable young pug girl with bad legs and hips and elongated soft palate. Korbie came to us as an owner surrender. She has bad hips do to an untreated injury from a car accident. Upon further examination, it was determined that this sweet baby has cancer in her leg. Right now we are giving Korbie shots each month to booster her immune system and have her on a specialized cancer diet. Her shots alone cost $40 each month and of course we have spent several hundred more just trying to find out what was wrong and the best treatment regime for her. Because we are such a small organization, medical bills like this deplete our rescue fund and make it difficult to continue our work. We will never turn a pug away so somehow we will get them the required treatment. If you would like to sponsor Puddin, Lucy, or Korbie or make a donation to their medical care please e-mail us or make a pay pal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if it is for Lucy, Puddin, or Korbie. We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity, without which we would have to start turning pugs away.
Homeward Bound Pug Rescue (HBPR) was officially formed in 2003. Our mission is to place pugs that have been surrendered, abandoned, or abused into loving, caring forever homes. We are an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to pugs. HBPR will take any and all pugs regardless of age, health and/or temperament. We will also take pug mixes on a room available basis. We frequently rescue from kill shelters and do accept owner relinquishments.
All pugs are placed in foster care with dedicated volunteers. Evaluation and veterinary care include: shots, spaying/neutering and treatment for any known illnesses. We've had many come through with heartworms, elongated soft palate problems, eye problems etc. Due to the overwhelming expenses, adoption fees starts at $200 to help recover the never-ending vet bills. (Donations are always graciously accepted and greatly appreciated!!!) In addition to monetary donations, we can always use collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, greenies, dog treats, etc.
We also assist many pug owners who need to surrender their precious pugs for various reasons. We will gladly send updates on the pug after placement, if requested by the original owner.
All applications to adopt a rescue pug are reviewed and evaluated. If you are interested in a particular pug, please let us know. We do not place our pugs on a first come first serve basis. We match pugs with potential adopters depending on their situation, what they are looking for and the personality of the dog. We attempt to make the PERFECT match for both the pug and the new adoptive family! All applicants must be able and willing to pick up the pug they are adopting. There are times we can help with ground transport. New adoptive parents are required to sign an adoption contract stating if for ANY reason the new home does not work out, HBPR will be notified and the pug will be returned to us. HBPR rescues for the life of the pug.