Our Mission as a non-profit organization serving
the Southwest Pennsylvania area is to rescue
older, disabled and special needs pugs that
require ongoing special care and/or medical
treatment from shelters where these particular
pugs are scheduled to be euthanized and
considered unadoptable to the general public,
where we will be dedicated to providing
appropriate medical treatment and placing them
into a nurturing environment, utilizing temporary
foster homes, while awaiting adoption into loving
forever homes.
Southwest PA Pugs with Special Needs
Our Mission
Trooper & Lilly
Parker & Tuesday
Each pug will be evaluated on a case by case basis as to the severity of their
particular need or disability along with any ongoing medical treatment considered,
restoring their health whenever possible, or if only corrective surgery is needed,  
whether they will be placed permanently in a foster home where we will be
dedicated to providing medical treatment and long-term care for these pugs for the
remaining days of their lives, or be put up for adoption to find them an appropriate
loving forever home.  
Southwest PA Pugs with Special Needs is a not-for-profit, no-kill, last chance rescue
organization.  SW PA Pugs with Special Needs runs solely on volunteers and
donations.  Visit our
Rescue Info page for more details on fostering.  Volunteering is
a great way to help out during events and other upcoming activities that will be listed
on our
News/Events page.  Make sure to visit this page to find out how you can help.  
Spreading the word is very important.  Networking with other sites & organizations is
beneficial in making people aware that we exist and to steer traffic to our website.  If
you would like to become one of our partners, please visit our "contact us" page  for
more information.  Lastly and the most important of all are donations.  To keep our
organization running and to afford the care of rescues, donations are very crucial.  
There are many ways to donate.  Gift Cards, Monetary Donations, Pet Items, click
here to view our Wish List.   Monetary donations are critical for the care of our rescued
pugs.  100% of donations go directly towards the medical costs, care & placement for
our pugs.  

We have created a Paypal Donation button below for your convenience.  
Any amount, large or small is welcome. We are IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt
status.  Not comfortable with donating online?  No problem.  You can mail
your donations directly to SW PA Pugs with Special Needs.  Send to our
 SW PA Pugs with Special Needs, PO Box 580, Donora, PA  
Support & Donations
Tululla & Moon Doggie

Southwest Pa Pugs with
Special Needs runs solely
on  volunteers and
donations.  Many people
don't have time and we can
completely understand.  If
it's within your budget,
monetary donations are
always welcome and

Thank you!

Southwest PA Pugs with
Special Needs is an  IRS
501c3 tax exempt rescue


Being a Foster family to
a Pug in need can be a
rewarding experience
knowing that you
helped to give a special
pug a second chance
at a good life.  

here for more
information on
becoming a Foster Pug

Thank you to Jan McCune
from Doggone Happy Pet

Doggone Happy Pet
Services provides pet
sitting, training &
behavior counseling.
For more information

Happy Endings

Click here to view
Adopted Pugs

Many more happy
endings to come
We have started our own Ebay Auction Page to raise money for the rescues.
Click here to find out how you can help!
Visit us on Facebook http:wwfacebook.com/SWPAPUG

Visit our rescue's store at http://www.cafepress.com/swpapugs.  
A portion of all sales is donated to help our rescued pugs many medical &
ongoing expenses.

A Huge Thank You to the Barktastic 4 group for hosting an auction on
facebook for us to raise funds for our rescued pugs.  Also Thank You to
everyone who donated items and to all our bidders.  We appreciate all the
help and support in our rescue efforts.

WearWoof - Rehoming fashion - Saving Pets
We have become a WearWoof Shelter & Rescue Partner.  WearWoof is a
resale boutique in the Pittsburgh area specializing in upscale women's
fashions to benefit homeless pets.  Anyone wishing to donate designer or
upscale clothing, jewelry, purses, etc.,can drop items off at their North Hills
location, and please let them know funds raised from your items to be
donated to SW PA Pugs with Special Needs.  Visit their website for more
informaiton & details  

A Huge Thank You to everyone who came out for our annual Luau
fundraiser.  Lucky Paws Pet Resort very generously donated 100% of the
pug admission fee to our rescue to help our pug rescues.  Thank you for all
the support!!  To view photos from this event visit

Thank you to everyone who came to our Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser
at Lucky Paws Pet Resort Dog Park & Pool in Freedom, PA
We raised $240 to help our rescued pugs.
Due to COVID-19 risk Pet Photos with Santa is cancelled for
this year.
All our fundraising events in 2020, including our annual
Pugtoberfest/Pugfest fundraiser had to be concelled this year.  
rely on the funds raised from these events to continue our rescue efforts.  

We are accepting donations for our rescue online through paypal or by check,
see below for links or our address.  Even a $10 donation will help us out at this

Click here for details from last year's Pugtoberfest/Pugfest in PA event