About Us

PUG RESCUE & ADOPTION VICTORIA INC. (PRAV) is a community foster care-based registered animal welfare charity organisation dedicated to helping all pugs in need. We are operated entirely by a community of dedicated, unpaid volunteers who are experienced in the special needs that pugs have.

We will accept any pug and most pug-like crosses into our care.

We find abandoned and surrendered pugs new, loving homes. Pugs that are sick, injured or have behavioural issues are rehabilitated before going to their new homes. All pugs are strictly vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, defleaed, heartworm tested and temperament tested before leaving our care.

We believe in a no-kill policy and endeavour to rehabilitate/rehome every pug that comes into our care, no matter how long it takes.

We believe that physically disabled pugs and pugs with long term medical conditions can live happy lives with appropriate support and care. We will only humanely euthanise pugs in our care if their quality of life is greatly diminished by a non manageable or non treatable condition.

Pugs come to us from pounds, shelters, private owners and breeders. We assure complete confidentiality for both surrendering and adopting owners.

All pugs in our care are fostered in volunteers’ private family homes, throughout Victoria.

All adoptions occur through a process of application; which includes questionnaires, telephone interviews and onsite house/property checks.

Our main priority is making sure every pug is perfectly matched to each new home!

Our Mission:

  • To provide short term direct foster care to pug and pug like cross dogs that are orphaned, sick, injured, lost and unclaimed or mistreated.
  • To provide, without judgment or prejudice, owners of pug and pug-like cross dogs an avenue to surrender their dog when their personal circumstances have changed.
  • To provide rehabilitation for all pug and pug-like cross dogs, in our care, that are sick, injured or have behavioural issues.
  • To empower society, including pug owners, with knowledge via education and support whilst working with and alongside other animal welfare organisations and the general community in turn improving the welfare of not only pugs and other animals but also improving humanity as a whole.

We believe that knowledge is power, information is liberating and that education is the premise of progress!

Find out more about Pug Rescue & Adoption Victoria Inc. here.