El Paso Pug Rescue

The El Paso Pug Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to the aid of homeless, mistreated, neglected, and unwanted Pugs.

We will not discriminate against health or age.

Our mission is to provide aid to the victims of cruelty and neglect, and to find safe and successful homes for homeless Pugs.

We promote responsible Pug ownership through public education about the unique needs of Pugs and promote spaying/neutering.

We are all volunteers who are dedicated to every dog who comes into our rescue. We are committed to seeing them through to happy and successful lives.

We accept brachycephalic small-breed dogs, such as: Pugs, Boston Terriers, Pekingeses, Japanese Chins, Brussels Griffons, and French Bulldogs.


The El Paso Pug Rescue was founded in May 2015 by a small group of people who really love Pugs. We first began with our Pug meet-up group EPUG which is still active and encouraged by EPPR to join. It was through EPUG that we began to realize that there was a real need for a Pug rescue in El Paso, TX. We started to reach out to the Pug Rescue of Austin for help with the local Pugs we had encountered who were in need. The Pug Rescue of Austin has been one of our greatest supporters and motivated us to take action here in El Paso. 

Most of the EPPR team members are also volunteers with the City of El Paso Animal Services, so we saw first hand how great the need for another local rescue was. It was our friends at Animal Services who helped support our desire to start our rescue. 

We started attending the beginner rescue classes offered by the City of El Paso Animal Services which guided us through our starting our Rescue Partnership. These classes also helped us to network with other local Rescue Partners.


We are always excited to meet other local rescues. Networking with other rescues helps all of us strengthen the animal rescue community, which is so important in a city like El Paso. We are always happy to help our rescue partners.

We have been very fortunate to have the amazing supporters we have had who have helped us get to this point with our rescue.

The El Paso Pug Rescue has been incorporated by the state of Texas since August 7, 2015.

The El Paso Pug Rescue became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization effective August 7, 2015.

(Please visit our Terms and Conditions page to view our IRS letter of determination and our incorporation certificate of filing)

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