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 newest pug rescue group to hit the shores of Australia to help pugs in need, Pug Patrol Rescue Australia. Get to know this amazing pug rescue and how you can support them.
Who are Pug Patrol Rescue Australia?
The amazing women behind Pug Patrol Rescue Australia are a motley crew – from all walks of life & all ages. Some have businesses, families & others are young professionals. One important quality they all share is a deep love & passion for animal welfare. There is a fire in their bellies to be the voice for the voiceless. It is this fire that enables them to make the tireless and often thankless commitment to rescuing Pugs from often unimaginable horrors & give them a second chance at the life they deserve.
How long has Pug Patrol Rescue Australia been around for?
PPRA was established in early 2017 but the founding team have volunteered together in pug rescue for many years.
Where is Pug Patrol Rescue Australia located?
PPRA have dedicated teams in NSW, SA & South East QLD.
Who is behind Pug Patrol Rescue Australia and why did you start it?
Cindy Gilbert & Angela Gregory met while both volunteering in a pug rescue & decided that they should join forces and take on the challenge of starting their own! It was with those two women at the helm that PPRA’s mission to rescue Pugs and other brachycephalic breeds from abuse, neglect & exploitative breeding was born. With the new rescue also having a big emphasis on educating the general public about the reality of breeding exploitation – unfortunately, the rescue ‘business’ is booming. PPRA has brought together an experienced team of foster carers, veterinarians & administrators who are committed to providing the best care for their rescues. This is a costly endeavour both financially and emotionally. Most of the dogs that come into the rescue are from puppy farms and backyard breeders who have exploited them for profit. These Pugs usually suffer in small filthy cages their entire lives, often without adequate food, water, veterinary care or even the human affection they crave the most. Walking into these situations can be dangerous and very confronting, but the women in PPRA do what needs to be done to ensure the safe rescue of the Pugs in need. The initial heartbreak quickly turns into a special bond with these dogs who get to experience vet care, a warm bed, good food & being a part of a loving family for the first time.
How many pugs have you rescued and successfully re-homed?
PPRA have rescued over 30 pugs across our active regions & are getting busier by the week – but that’s what it’s all about!
How can someone make a financial donation and how does this money get used to help pugs?
While our website is being finalized, we are only able to accept donations via Bank Deposit/Transfer, but will have Credit Card & PayPal capabilities in the coming weeks. Our details are below:
Pug Patrol Rescue Australia Incorporated
BSB: 063 – 144
Acc: 1053 5915
As a registered charity, PPRA’s work is totally dependent on the generosity of the general public through fundraisers & donations. Without this support, many Pugs would be condemned to live in pain, alone and scared without the chance to live the ‘Pug Life’ they so truly deserve. Donations help to cover veterinary costs which can enter into the thousands depending on the medical needs of the rescues. Many come to PPRA having never been properly cared for & need extensive vet work before being rehomed.
Do you take donations of physical goods such as bedding, food etc?
Absolutely! Our incredible foster carers cover the cost of high quality food, bedding & harnesses/leads, so any donation of these particular goods would be accepted graciously!
How can someone volunteer with Pug Patrol Rescue Australia and what types of voluntary positions do you need?
PPRA often need assistance with pug pick ups/rescues/transport for the pugs into foster care, as well as foster carers themselves! We are also building out a fundraising team in each of our active states & could always use a hand with fundraising!
What does it take to be a foster carer with Pug Patrol Rescue Australia?
PPRA are always on the look out for dedicated foster carers to join the team! A PPRA foster carer would be able to provide a safe, secure & loving environment for a rescue pug. They would be able to undertake any socialization or rehabilitation needed, provide high quality food & daily exercise, take their pug to & from vet appointments & liaise with potential adoptive families to find the best home. As a foster carer, there is a deep sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with seeing a sad, lonely and often mistreated dog come to life in your home. It makes all of the hard work & commitment worthwhile. PPRA strives for the highest quality rescue journey for all of the pugs that come through their doors – extensive vet work, rehabilitation & forever home screening are par for the course as only the best & most suitable homes are selected.
How else can someone help Pug Patrol Rescue Australia?
Aside from donating or volunteering, PPRA encourage everyone in our community become ambassadors for animal rescue. To share our rescue posts on social media, start conversations with family & friends about puppy farms, backyard breeders & pet shops & raise awareness of the plight of dogs (not just pugs) who are exploited for profit. Education and awareness is key in our mission.
Do you host annual fundraising events? If so, tell us about your annual fundraising events that the public can get involved with.
Each state participate in their own fundraising ventures & as this is PPRA’s first year, we are still confirming our fundraising plans for the coming year – stay tuned via our social media channels & website once up and running!
How can someone adopt a pug from Pug Patrol Rescue Australia?
What is the process and requirements? To be eligible to adopt one of PPRA’s rescues, an application must be submitting via our website. Our team in each state reviews the applications and contacts the best suited family for each rescue Pug and will organize a ‘meet & greet’. If this goes well, a trial period begins and at the end of that time if both parties are satisfied that the family + pug are a good match, the adoption is finalized! The requirements of a forever home changes depending on the specific pugs needs eg one particular pug might be suited to a home with another pug – others might be better as an only dog or in a home without cats etc. PPRA take time to ascertain the needs of each rescue and match a home based on those needs without compromise.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Pug Patrol Rescue Australia in this Pug Rescue Profile. If Pug Patrol Rescue Australia is a charity you can help, please be sure to get in touch with them and help in any way you can.