Amazing organization! They are very up front about the dogs needs and temperament. They take great care in matching the dogs and families. I can't say enough about this organization and the compassionate volunteers.
Amazing experience adopting my two fur babies from MAPR! Very professional, quick turnaround on application, and very upfront about the dogs needs. They do not send dogs out in bad shape. Would definitely adopt again through this great organization.
I can not imagine a better rescue. The people who Volunteer truly love anything associated with pugs. My wife has actually volunteered with transports for these amazing pets and people of Mid-Atlantic Pug rescue. The hearts of the volunteers have only one thing in mind find the best homes for the rescues. Their facebook page is lit up with love and positivity. https://www.facebook.com/groups/31175240568. I know if I was to ever have to surrender or find someone in need to surrender their pet MAPR would be the first place I would look. Also to find a new family member MAPR would be the place.
We had two pugs already and had been donating to MAPR when we decided to start fostering. Our experience with the entire process of being approved to foster greatly impressed me. They truly want to make sure that foster homes and adoptee homes are the best! I can not remember one instant where MAPR has not taken in a pug in need regardless of the circumstances, even those with health issues that will be expensive to care for. This is a group that never says no. The support of its members (from the coordinators, to the foster parents, to those who drive miles to pull/rescue and deliver to a foster, to those who conduct fundraisers, to those who financially support and to those who choose adoption over buying) is truly phenomenal!
I have adopted and volunteered and now serve on the board with MAPR. MAPR is hands down the best rescue around. The motto "let no pug go unloved" is words we live by and the pugs needs are always first and foremost in what MAPR does!!
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.