Change a Pug’s Life Today
Many people ask, “what can I do to help?” Our rescue could not exist if it were not for our donors, volunteers, adopters, and fosters.
Of course tax deductible donations are critical but there are other great ways you can help our Pugs.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER
We have many different volunteer opportunities; once you attend our orientation you are eligible to:
● Volunteer at our facility (“Pug Nation Station”). Our pugs thrive on the attention volunteers provide! They love being pet, brushed, bathed, played with, and walked. And sometimes, our pugs also leave a “bathroom” mess which we appreciate our volunteers helping to clean up.
● Help out at our monthly or Special Event Adoption Fairs. Our goal is to find wonderful homes for our Pugs and we need help setting up, handling the dogs during the Fair and loading equipment and Pugs back in the van for the ride back to the Station.
● Participate in our Fundraisers: Throughout the year we need assistance at our Bingo, Open House and Pugtacular Halloween Event. There are many different volunteer opportunities available at these Events!
*NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION IS October 6 at 1pm*
At this time we have a huge need for hospice / special needs fosters. If you are able to open your home to Pug, please fill out an application and we will touch base for a home visit.
“Honorary Pug Parent”
As an Honorary Pug Parent (HiPPo), volunteers act as a “parent” to a pug at our facility that is waiting to be adopted. As a HiPPo, you provide love, comfort, peace and maybe even some fun for our HiPPo dogs with a personalized one on one human connection on your weekly visits. The HiPPo volunteer is a dedicated guardian to their pug and a champion in helping them get adopted by marketing them, working on a training plan, taking photos and videos, creating bios, or by taking their pug on field trips to gain more information about them. You can join the HiPPo team by submitting a volunteer application and attending a volunteer orientation, thank you.
Fundraising Events and Online Campaigns
Throughout the year we have several great events we use for community building and to raise funds–we encourage your participation and attendance. In June we host our Open House and always need Silent Auction donations and welcome your attendance. It’s one of our favorite days as our Board and employees get to show off our Pugs and our facility and thank all who support us.
In October we hold our huge Halloween event Pugtacular Spooktacular! Besides dressing up your Pug(s) and attending, we always need Silent Auction donations and businesses large and small can display and sell their goods and support us by participating as a vendor.
In addition, we often have online Auctions, special offers from retail partners and contests; please keep an eye out and participate as much as possible!
Amazon Wish List & AmazonSmile
Please visit our wish list through Amazon and consider donating a few items. Our list wish list is full of essentials that keep the Pug Nation Station running day-to-day.
Logon to www.smile.amazon.com, create an account (or log in to your regular Amazon account) and assign Pug Nation as your charity. Each time you shop Amazon, use “Smile” instead of the regular site and we will receive a percentage of your purchases. Prices and shipment are identical to Amazon!
If you are an active Facebook, Instagram or Twitter user get involved! Share our posts frequently and help network our cause! Many of our hard to place Pugs have been adopted as a result of our posts being seen.
Register your Ralphs card
Ralph’s has set up a program whereby they will donate a portion of the proceeds of your purchases to the organization you specify when you register your card. It is very easy to do! Click here to register your card! Wait! There are a couple more steps. After you register your card, or sign in if you registered previously, go to your “My Account” section. Go to the “Community Rewards” section and click edit. From there, you can either type in our name, or find us by our Organization Number: 92967. Every little bit helps and we have received checks as large as $800 from Ralphs!