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Foster Parents Needed

The pugs are coming in fast and furious this summer, and we don't want to turn down any pug in need. We need your help. If you have adopted from APARN in the last two years, you are likely already approved to foster.

Click "more" below to fill out an online application if you are able to take in a foster pug. Even if you just help one pug and decide fostering isn't for you, you would still be making a huge difference!

Pug Rescue

If you know of a Pug in a shelter or elsewhere that needs adopting please contact us by phone at (480) 964-3126 or send an email to

If you are in a situation where you have to give up your pet, please do not feel bad. Ultimately we care about the Pug’s happiness and if for any reason you are unable to care for your Pug we are here to help by placing it into a new home. Realizing you cannot keep your pet is a hard decision and we are here to support you, not to judge you.

Pug News

MAX and APARN featured in September 2014 issue of North Scottsdale Lifestyle!

TOGETHER MAKING SURE THAT NO PUG IS LEFT BEHIND - Mini of Tempe selects APARN as charity of choice for 2014.  View pictures from our first event.

HOW TO LIVE WITH A PUG DOG - Article from WikiHow about the fun challenging life with a pug.


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Adoption Events

Sun, 10/11/2015 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sun, 10/18/2015 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sat, 10/31/2015 -
11:00am to 2:00pm


My name is Cole and boy am I sure glad that APARN saved me!  I came in as a stray and was covered in ticks and had...
Available, Black, Male
I would like to introduce myself; my name is Cecil. It's a name that goes back to the old Roman empire, from...
Available, Fawn, Male, Special Needs
Hello friends - Minnie here!  I am a sweet little 5 year old pug girl that loves to be around my people.  I...
Available, Fawn, Female
My name is Maximilian.  The origin of my name is Latin and it means "greatest."  I must say,...
Available, Fawn, Male, Senior
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APARN - Gimme 5! - $5 a months to help rescue pugs

Pug Paw Wines

APARN Pug Charity Wines

Introducing Pug Paw Wines, in six fabulous varieties! A portion of the proceeds from each bottle go to APARN to help care for our awesome rescue puggies! Order yours here!

Paint the

Nugget Painting from Paint the Pet

Beautiful, lifelike paintings of your pets from a photo created by Chelsea Glass. See more at Paint The website.

Pug Paw Wicks

Pug Paws Wicks - APARN Nugget

Pug Paw Wicks candles make great gifts while also helping APARN.  $6 of the purchase price of Pug Paw Wicks benefits APARN.  Click here to order yours now!