Our mission at MidSouth Pug Rescue is to support the Pug breed in their time of need by rescuing Pugs from dirty, unhealthy or dangerous conditions and finding them "forever" homes where they can live out their lives in a happy, healthy and safe environment.

MidSouth Pug Rescue Blog

Another Fundraiser?

“What?  Another fundraiser?” you might ask.  One of the realities of non-profit rescue is that it costs money.  If we are not actively rescuing, then we are actively fundraising.  Anyone who owns a pug knows that the vet bills can far outweigh the $300 adoption fee we ask for a healthy pug.  If that pug […]

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Poker 4 Pugs

Come join us on Saturday night! Even if you don’t play poker, we’ll have drawings for gift baskets plus free pizza and beer!

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Two Sides To Every Story

After we took in yet another pug found in a ditch, I had intended to write a scathing post about the mindset of the former owners, but time got away from me and I didn’t get to it. I’m glad I didn’t write it. Some background:  I received a call from a rescuer in Alabama […]

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R.I.P Sweet Rony

We received sad news yesterday–our sweet Rony died suddenly of what appeared to be a heart attack.  We had him only a short time, but he was loved by his “forever” family as well as his foster family before that. When Rony came to us he was overweight, had an obvious preference for people food, […]

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Pug Madness!

It’s too cold for Pugs in the Park, so come join us inside!  Start off March Madness by Woofin’ it up with the Pugs and their Pals at Woof Gang Bakery, 714 N Germantown Pkwy, Suite 1 (Trinity Commons Shopping Center) in Cordova, TN. On Sunday, March 1st, from 2pm until 4pm.  There will be […]

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Pugs in the Park

Join us for a special Saturday Pugs in the Park!  We’ll meet at 2pm Saturday January 17th in the small dog park adjacent to the Bartlett Animal Shelter at 5220 Shelter Run Lane in Bartlett. Click here for directions: Bartlett Dog Park All pugs and pug friends are welcome to come socialize with other pugs […]

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Our First Rescue – Sweet Pea

For Throwback Thursday I thought I’d share the story of our very first rescue – Sweet Pea – April 11, 1997 – as reported by her rescuer, Madeline Lee, from Sweet Pea’s perspective. Sweet Pea’s Story – (From Hell to Heaven) It was love at first sight…or in my case, first sniff (I was nearly […]

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Available for Adoption

Now that the holidays are over and everybody is back into their normal routines, perhaps now is a good time to think about adopting another member of your family. Ditch was found, quite literally, in a drainage ditch on a cold & drizzly night.  He was skinny, had patchy fur, a growth on one leg […]

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The Numbers

As the year 2014 draws to a close, I’d like to share the numbers of what we’ve done this year in pug rescue. As of January 1, 2014 we had 9 pugs on hand; most of those were still in veterinary care.  Most of the care was for heartworm treatment. We took in 8  strays […]

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R.I.P. Sweet Tuffer

  We received sad news yesterday; Tuffer had crossed the rainbow bridge.  This news hit us particularly hard because of how far she had come.  To know Tuffer is to know why I rescue pugs. Almost three years ago, in February 2012, we received a call from a volunteer at a local shelter.  There was […]

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