Please join us! SNPR Farewell Pug-O-Rama! Saturday, October 26th 11am-3pm


They believed they could, so they did!

Fifteen years ago SNPR was formed. 15 years and nearly 1,380 pugs rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed and none of us could be prouder of what we have accomplished. We have helped form so many families and in the process so many of you became part of our families.

All of our efforts through the years completing paperwork, email correspondence, home checks, vet reference checks, surrenders, shelter pick ups, vet visits, fundraising, events, adoptions, and follow ups have been done by us while we all work full-time jobs and (try to) be present in our own families (both human and fur families). We wouldn’t be honest if we didn’t say that 15 years in rescue has changed who we all are. Both the good and the bad.

Fifteen years seems like a lifetime to all of us. In “pug years” we are all 107 years older now. Unfortunately those years have started to take a toll on us.

We have had a tough several years in rescue. Between the constant need for special needs and senior fosters and the financial responsibility of medical care and long-term pugs in, we have struggled to keep up with the demands of running this rescue. Because of several contributing factors, we have made the painful decision to stop rescue intake and all operations effective immediately.

We will continue to need your help with the 2 hospice pugs left in our care (Frankie and Yoda), as well as to look for the perfect home for Zeus who has been waiting for his forever home for 2 years now. Additionally, if any 1 of the 1,380 pugs we have made a commitment to along the way should need us prior to a new pug rescue being formed, we will make every effort to reach out to you all for possible donations/fosters/forever homes at that time.

When we took over for KC’s Pug rescue we all figured we would “make some friends and save some pugs.” We never imagined what we would go through as a rescue group, all who were strangers at that first meeting.

This is definitely going to be a loss for all of us, but a loss is much different than a failure. We have not failed. As you know, we have always been a rescue to take in the least, the last, and the discarded even though that has meant committing to pugs long before we had the funds to do so, simply to get them the care they need as soon as possible. In the first 10 years of rescue we could count on pulling a medically fragile pug from the shelter and then asking for donations knowing we would safely raise enough money to take care of him or her. The past 5 years, with the ever increasing numbers of rescue organizations/individuals (some official/legal, some not), we have struggled to compete for fosters, funds, and forever homes. This left a select few individuals having to cover the difference financially for us and even fewer approved foster homes available for long-term or special-need pugs. Our vision stayed intact through all these changes and for that we have succeeded. We have always done the right thing for the pugs, solely the pugs, and the success of those pugs is all that matters to us.

We would like the opportunity to thank all of you and share a great day in the park for our official last Pug-O-Rama. This year’s event will be October 26th and we will have some awesome raffle baskets and prizes. We hope you will come out to share your pugs, pups, families, stories, hugs, and of course (we assume) some tears.

We have so many people to thank for helping make our 15 years in the rescue community such a huge success. If you have fostered, donated, adopted, or helped us to educate the community on responsible pet ownership, we would love to properly thank you at our “pug family reunion” of sorts at Pug-O-Rama.

Our financial goal of this event will be different than years past. We are hoping to raise enough money to leave SNPR debt-free and fully capable of caring for Frankie and Yoda’s extensive medical needs, as well as help pay for this party.

We could not have done any of this without all of you and we want to see you there!

SNPR's farewell party celebrating 15 years of rescue. We would like the opportunity to share a great day in the park with you and your pugs and pups for this official last Pug-O-Rama. 

We will have the rescue pug parade, costume contests and prizes, awesome raffle baskets, and much more! 

We have so many people to thank for helping make our 15 years in the rescue community such a success. If you have fostered, donated, adopted, or helped us to educate the community on responsible pet ownership, we would love to properly thank you at our “pug family reunion” of sorts. 

Entry is free, but donations are greatly appreciated to offset the cost of the event and leave SNPR fully capable of covering medical expenses for the hospice and special-needs pugs still in our care. 

We could not have done any of this without all of you and we want to see you there!
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Southern Nevada
Pug Rescue! We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of Pugs in need. Our mission is to rescue neglected, homeless, unwanted, sick or injured Pugs, rehabilitate them and place them in loving, permanent homes in the Southern Nevada area. We strive to educate the public about the Pug dog breed, to encourage responsible pet ownership, and to see to it that any Pug that comes through our rescue ends up in a caring, committed environment.


Southern Nevada Pug Rescue
PO Box 20875
Las Vegas, NV
89112


Pug Hotline: (702) 883-0740

General Email Address: info@rescuepugs.com


Updated 10-02-19