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Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia helps pugs and pug mixes throughout Florida and Georgia. Since foster pugs stay with foster families until they find their forever homes, we rely on the support of these foster homes to help these pugs in need Our foster care program allows us to learn more about our dogs, address their medical needs and enables us to make better long-term matches for both our adopters and our dogs.
What does it mean to foster? It means that you open your heart and your home to a rescue pug. You treat them as if they were your own and give them lots of love and attention, exercise and good food. You might have to take your foster pug to vet appointments (the rescue pays for the pre-approved medical care at our approved vet offices). You may also have to work on house training, social skills or behavior issues. You get to know all about your foster pug therefore you are also involved with screening applicants, taking the pug to events and meeting potential adopters.
We understand and appreciate that fostering it is a very special commitment for families. It takes time, energy, patience and a LOT of love! Our rescued pugs have often experienced many changes in their lives and our foster families help prepare them for one final change – settling in with a wonderful forever family. We know fostering is a very important job but don’t worry, we will be there to support you every step of the way.
We have several types of foster home needs:
Foster Locations: In order to provide excellent care for our foster pugs, we have established working relationships with several vets in Florida and Georgia.
PLEASE NOTE: To apply to foster you MUST be willing and able to get your foster pug to the vet when needed.
IN GEORGIA: We have approved vets in:
IN FLORIDA: We have approved rescue vets in:
Will you consider fostering for Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia?
Please complete the online foster application.
Click here to complete the Online Foster Application
If you are unable to complete our online foster application, please contact us.
Foster Application Process: We are all volunteers. If for some reason you have not been contacted as soon as you wished, please do not think this is a reflection on your application, but a mere part of the process as our volunteers are all working as fast as we can. We appreciate your patience.
This year we celebrate our first 20 years as a rescue! There is so much involved in the behind-the-scenes operation of the rescue and we have an incredible group of dedicated volunteers who make our day-to-day operation possible. They are the backbone of Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia and we appreciate everything they do!
In a perfect world there would be no need for Pug Rescue of Florida and Georgia. In that world all pugs would be healthy, happy and well-cared for in a forever home. Unfortunately, that perfect world is not a reality. As a rescue we are here for all pugs – both the healthy ones – as well as the neglected, senior, and special-needs pugs / mixes that have been surrendered, abandoned or allowed to stray by their owners.
After the initial rescue of a pug or pug mix – whether through owner surrender, or by way of animal shelters, etc., our foster program is a critical first stop after transport for most of the dogs that come into rescue. Foster homes are the BRIDGE between the initial rescue and the placement of precious pugs into their forever homes – the bridge between two hearts.
In January, we lost a beloved volunteer and foster Mom, Vicki Cox, when she crossed the rainbow bridge. We know there was an incredible grumble of pugs waiting to welcome her on the other side! If you were lucky enough to know Vicki – you were blessed to know her upbeat personality, her humor and her unconditional love of pugs!
Vicki was an extraordinary foster mom for countless pugs and pug mixes. Her door was always open for pug arrivals – and she was a dependable and sturdy bridge / caregiver until their departure to a loving forever home. She was a link that brought these two sides – two hearts – together.
We remember and honor Vicki’s contributions to rescue by naming our foster program in her memory. Vicki’s Bridge – bringing two hearts together. Love … Foster … Repeat
Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia
PO Box 316 Windermere FL 34786
SURRENDER CALLS ONLY 1-954-761-6194
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