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Pug Rescues In Ohio [Adoption Directory Guide]

Are you looking to rescue a pug in Ohio? Well, you’re going to need to find a rescue in order to be able to do so.

This directory guide should help; it lists all the rescues in the Buckeye state.

So, work through the list and do get in contact. Besides, your future pug could be there waiting for you.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Ohio Pug Rescue, Inc.

The Ohio Pug Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all-volunteer organization that provides foster care, and forever home placements for all needing Pugs – regardless of their age, condition, or health.

This is undoubtedly the first rescue that you should check and inquire with.

While they serve Ohio, they do not operate out of state.



Toledo Animal Rescue

Toledo Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats; regardless of their breed.

So, you may not find a pug at the time of your search, but they have been known to have this breed from time to time.

And they’re worth contacting.

Toledo is one of the most highly-recognized and well-respected animal adoption agencies that serve Toledo and the surrounding Ohio state.



Cincinnati Animal CARE

Based out of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Animal CARE strives to reunite lost companion pets, help reduce the stray population, offer opportunities for adoption and provide information and programs for responsible pet ownership.

Again, this is a non-breed specific shelter, although they do have pugs available for adoption at times throughout the year.



Cleveland Animal Protective League

Cleveland Animal Protective League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides animal shelter, services, and programs – all of which are made possible through fundraising, donations, volunteer support, and service fees.

They have been rehoming animals since 1913, and are a trusted rescue in the Cleveland community.

They may have the pug you are looking for.




Those are the rescues to contact.

Although, as the only breed-specific pug rescue in the state (and as the name suggests), the Ohio Pug Rescue Inc. should be your priority contact.

Other than that, or if they do not quite have the dog for you at this precise moment in time, do try the other rescues here on this list.

They are some of the most established and respected that serve the Ohio state and have been known to have pugs available.

So, do visit the sites and make some inquiries.

Have your questions ready and be able to answer them yourself.

While the adoption process usually takes a little bit of time (particularly to ensure there is the right fit), with a little perseverance you should be able to get the pug you have always dreamed of rescuing.

Looking for other breed rescues in Ohio? Check out my other guides below: