Pug rescue groups play such a huge part in the dog rescue scene with rescuing and rehoming many pugs all over the world. There are so many amazing groups that help pugs in need. This is their chance to share their story some more through the Pug Rescue Profile. This week we have the amazing Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue who rescue and rehome hundreds of pugs every year throughout the Mid Atlantic area including South Carolina, Maryland and further. Get to know this incredible pug rescue and how you can support them.

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Who are Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue?
We at Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, Inc. are a group of diverse individuals who have united for the purpose of rescuing Pugs. We come from many walks of life, and have agreed to donate our many and varied talents so that pugs everywhere can live out their lives with comfort, love and care.

We are all volunteers, with no paid employees. Each person serves in the way best suited to their lifestyle and individual skills.

We are proud of the way we have built this organization. We have determined that our common welfare and the welfare of the pug breed must come first. Our leaders are but trusted servants, in that they do not govern. There is no power structure, just a service structure.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to help homeless pugs and promote education about the breed and the need for domestic animal population control.

We allow, and strongly encourage participation in other groups, rescues, and shelters, as it is the best way to strengthen the rescue effort and make sure that our motto is upheld: “Let no pug go unloved.”

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to providing for the short and long term needs of abandoned or surrendered pugs. We give rescued pugs veterinary care, a nurturing foster environment, and permanent placement into a loving home. In addition, we offer education to the public on the special responsibilities of pug ownership and the need for domestic animal population control.

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MAPR Alumna, Kylie
Photo credit: AKBS Photo

How long has Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue been around for?
14 years

Where is Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue located?
We cover North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Georgia

Who is behind Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue and why did you start it?
Robin Young and 4 other like minded women started MAPR in order to be sure all of the foster dogs medical needs were met prior to their adoption into forever homes.  (They were previously in a rescue that did not meet ALL medical needs like dentals or palate surgeries on their foster pugs).  They felt it was best for the health of the dogs and for the chances of successful, permanent adoptions.

It is now run by 5 board members and a whole lot of generous volunteers!

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MAPR Alum, Otis
Photo credit: AKBS Photo

How many pugs have you rescued and successfully re-homed?
2900 pug and pug mixes since MAPR began

How can someone make a financial donation and how does this money get used to help pugs?
Donations can be made by check or through Paypal (can use Paypal account or credit card on our link).  All of our staff are volunteers.  We do not have paid employees, so all of the money goes towards the care of the dogs.  Their medical expenses, including surgeries and medications and the supplies not provided by their foster homes.

Do you take donations of physical goods such as bedding, food etc?
Yes.  Our typical needs are size medium harnesses, collars, fish oil and cranberry supplements, Advantix II Flea control for under 25 lbs, and blankets.  All of our foster dogs are given a blanket when they come in that will go with them at the time of their adoption.  Many come in without anything of their own.  These blankets become theirs and have the smells of their foster home on them in order to help alleviate some of their anxiety when they go to their forever homes.

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MAPR Alum, Giant Jerry
Photo credit: AKBS Photo

How can someone volunteer with Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue and what types of voluntary positions do you need?
People can volunteer by filling out a volunteer form on our website http://www. midatlanticpugrescue.org/ volunteer.html

Fosters
This is always, our biggest need. Fosters provide a loving temporary home and care for pugs while they wait to go to their “forever” homes. All approved veterinary expenses are reimbursable by the rescue. Please fill out the short form above and the volunteer coordinator will contact you.

Transport volunteers
Works with the Adoptions Coordinator to help arrange transports and adoptions.
Skill sets needed: commitment to proactive email checking and response times and working with online program “sign up genius”
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Grant Writer
This is a very important position for a dedicated pug lover with awesome writing skills. As Grant Writer, your job would be to write grants and actively pursue some of the funds available through various charitable organizations, funds and projects.
Skill sets needed: Excellent writing skills, good verbal and written communication skills and previous grant experience would be preferable but not required.
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Marketing 
Works with regional Marketing Directors to facilitate all marketing and outreach projects. Skill sets needed: MS Word, Excel, familiarity with working on the web, good “people” skills, commitment to proactive email checking and response times, good organizational skills and attention to details.
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Graphic Designer and/or Illustrator
Works with regional Marketing Directors to build marketing and fundraising collateral and/or design promotional fundraising merchandise. Skill sets needed: Creative, artistic, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, working on the web.
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Outreach Coordinator
Helps to fields inquires that come into the rescue regarding volunteer opportunities, filters them and directs them to the appropriate MAPR contact. Assists in contacting volunteers to fill needs based on their interest. Assists other fellow members in coordinating events, transports, home visits, etc.
Skill sets needed: MS Word, Excel, familiarity with working on the web, commitment to proactive email checking and response times
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Distributions Coordinators
The rescue is in need of a couple of volunteers willing to take on the mailing of some of our promotional and fundraising items when orders come in.
Skill sets needed: Excel, familiarity with working on the web, commitment to proactive email checking and response times
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

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MAPR ALUMNA, Faith
Photo credit: AKBS Photo

Sponsorships Coordinator 
This position would be ideal for an outgoing, pug lover who is comfortable making calls on businesses in person, by phone and via email seeking sponsorships in exchange for various levels of promotion and packages.
Skill sets needed: Great “people” skills, good verbal and written communication skills (via email, usually), outside sales-type personality.
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Events volunteer
In charge of locating, selecting and planning events for MAPR to participate in. Works with other marketing, fundraising and outreach volunteers to ensure events run smoothly and are a success.
Skill sets needed: Excel, familiarity with working on the web, commitment to proactive email checking and response times
Contact: mapr.marketing@gmail. com

Other Misc. Positions Needed:
Fundraising Assistants
Transport Volunteers
Area Shelter Liaisons
Home Visitors

What does it take to be a foster carer with Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue?
Fill out the form above.  All you need to provide is the food, love, vet transport and a loving temporary home.  MAPR (all through donations) takes care of the rest.

How else can someone help Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue?
See above

Do you host annual fundraising events? If so, tell us about your annual fundraising events that the public can get involved with.
We are involved in various functions throughout the year, which are listed on our website.  Annually we host Pugfest in Charlotte, NC and Party With the Pugs in the Raleigh-Durham area of NC  We, also hold biannual online auctions at https://www.facebook.com/ groups/240939596063489/

How can someone adopt a pug from Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue? What is the process and requirements?
Go to our website to fill out the application.  Once we receive your application and $10 application fee, we call your 3 non-family references, complete a prescreen where we call and talk to you about everything pug and what to expect from the adoption process.  Then we come to your home to complete a home visit to be sure your home is safe and optimal for one of our foster pugs.  Once approved, then we set out looking for the perfect pug for your family!

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MAPR alumna, Sophie

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue in this Pug Rescue Profile. If Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue is a charity you can help, please be sure to get in touch with them and help in any way you can.

Photo Credit: AKBS Photo donates all time and photos to MAPR’s foster pugs.  Owner and photographer, Amy Breckenridge Smith takes foster photos in Charlotte, NC area and is an adopter of one spoiled MAPR pug named, Stitch!

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Kristy is the founder and editor of The Pug Diary, a photographer and pug mum extraordinaire to Ref. Kristy has combined her passion for photography with the love of pugs to bring you all of her knowledge of pugs and more to you through The Pug Diary.