I have been volunteering for Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue (MAPR) for several years now. I have done reference checking, transport, events and fostering. MAPR's philosophy is "Let no pug go unloved." All fostered pugs are taken care of in private homes which have been thoroughly checked out and approved - no kennels or facilities. The pugs are given medical care when needed and all funds go to the care of the pugs. MAPR is run entirely by volunteers with a heart for pugs. Participating in MAPR has given me new friends, people and pugs, great medical and care information, and satisfaction in helping our little companions. I feel I have received so much more than I have given. It's so wonderful when one of our furbabies finds a forever home with loving adoptive parents.
I foster for Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue and they are a wonderful organization. We have also adopted 3 pugs through them and there was a very thorough application process to ensure that we would give a very loving, involved home to a pug. MAPR has no paid employees so 99% of donations go directly to care for the pugs. The remainder of the donations accounts for materials and administrative costs. MAPR takes in a large number of dogs every year and many of these are animals that have been rejected by other nonprofits due to age or health problems. They also rescue a number of pugs from kill shelters. I have had nothing but positive experiences with all of the volunteers and I encourage anyone who would like to adopt or foster to do so through Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue.