The Rescue Club

DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., (DFWPRC) was founded in early 1996 and incorporated in July 1997 as a charitable, non-profit corporation for the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, mistreated, or homeless pugs.

DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with DFW-Pug-Rescue-Contact-UsFederal Tax Exemption as a public charity under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Founded in 1997, DFWPRC is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed thousands of huggable, squeezable, absolutely adorable pugs.

We rescue ALL PUREBRED pugs regardless of age or medical condition. Since we rescued all those pugs, our veterinary care is our biggest on-going expense and we average between$12,000-$15,000 per month in veterinary expenses. This amount is after our veterinary care clinics provide deep discounts. More than 90% of all funds donated to DFW Pug Rescue are used to pay for veterinary care. The majority of our pugs are owner surrender due to military deployment, death, divorce, relocation, new baby, marriage, travel, and estate placements.

All pugs rescued by DFWPRC, are taken immediately to the vet where they are examined, vaccinated, sterilized, receive rabies shots, tested and treated for heartworms. All completed before being placed in a foster or permanent home.

Seventy percent (70%) of the rescue pugs are heartworm positive and all are treated at DFWPRC’s expense. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and do not have a staging area to hold our rescue pugs.  We depend on the generosity of our volunteers to provide foster homes until permanent homes can be located. We rescue more males than females (10 to 1), more fawns than blacks (40 to 1), and the average age of our rescue pugs is 4-years old. The average life span of a pug is between 14 – 17 years.

DFWPRC has placed pugs in 28 states, British Columbia, Canada, Hawaii, Germany, and Japan. All pugs must be picked up in Dallas/Fort Worth by their new families — no pugs are shipped.

No Pug Left Behind.

DFWPRC is not affiliated or sponsored by any national or local breed clubs.

DFW Pug Rescue is a recognized rescue organization. Click our badge to see our page on