"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Roger Caras

We Need Your Support!

We take in every pug, regardless of age or medical condition. Lately we have gotten pugs with medical issues that need lots of care, and are asking you for a financial donation to help them get healthy.

All pugs that come in are seen by our vet, Norton's Ark. They get a full exam and blood work done. If needed they will have a dental, get their vaccines updated, and receive a flea treatment.

Often extra procedures need to be done, like soft pallet surgery, x-rays for collapsing trachea, spay/neuter, and medications adminstered for eye and thyroid issues.

Sometimes things are really bad, like cancer removed, bones that need to be resent, and limbs that need to be amputated. But we give all pugs the best care possible, and get them into loving homes.

Meet Minnie


Five year old Minnie came into rescue because her owner went into a nursing home and could not take her along. When Minnie was picked up she was underweight, covered with fleas, and not spayed. At her new foster house she would not get out of her crate, the poor thing was so scared. We just put the crate on the driveway, opened the door and let her come out when she was ready.

Minnie eventually came out to explore the yard, and once done sniffing she was given a bath and flea meds, and finally got relief from her itching. And just as important, she got love, care, and extra food from her foster. Plus play time with their dog! She saw our vet and had an exam, blood work, spay and dental. Spending less time in the crate and more with the family, she was happy. And once healed from her surgery she could go to her forever home!

Then the foster reported she was throwing up every few days and seemed to have a seizure. She went back to the vet and had an x-ray, which showed she had a hernia, and part of her stomach was in her chest through a hole in her diaphragm. This is why she was so skinny - her stomach was too small to keep food down, and she couldn't digest properly what she could. We decided to try and manage her condition without surgery by feeding her several small meals throughout the day of low-fat food.

Unfortunately, this did not help and she started to lose her appetite and eat less. We had no choice but to do the surgery, but were afraid that the cure would be worse than the disease. We are happy to report that Minnie is doing great! After a month of healing she is eating normally, putting on weight, and finally going to her forever home!

Like Minnie, these surrendered pugs go on to live happy lives where they are loved and well cared for. We are looking for financial help so we can continue to provide them with the care they need and deserve.

Please consider making a donation

  • Make a donation via check or money order. Send your donation to:

    Seattle Pug Rescue
    PMB #162
    5806A 119th Ave SE
    Bellevue, WA 98006

  • Make a donation via PayPal:

  • Contact your employer to see if they offer matching gifts for employees' charitable donations.

You can also support us by attending our upcoming events!

Online Auction! September 16-21

For the second year we are doing an online auction with Raising Funds for Rescues. We'll have over 300 items up for bid - pug related and other fun items. Raising Funds for Rescues is a Facebook page that specializes in online auctions for pug rescue groups across the nation.

Pugoween! October 28

This year's theme is Game of Pugs - Featuring the Pugs of Westeros. Start shopping for your queen and king costumes! From noon-3:00 at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe.


About SPR

Seattle Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused pugs, giving each a second chance in a loving and caring forever home. SPR accepts pugs regardless of their age, temperament or medical condition. Pugs surrendered to SPR receive necessary medical and dental care; are spayed or neutered and microchipped prior to placement; receive routine vaccinations; and receive behavioral care, if needed.

NOTE: Seattle Pug Rescue is not affiliated with WA State Pug Rescue.

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