Guardian Angels Pug Rescue
IRS 501(C)(3) Tax deductible, non-profit, no-kill rescue organization 

Pugs Up For Adoption


To adopt or foster from GAPR, please completely fill out our ADOPTION APPLICATION. (If foster, then please write "FOSTER" on the top of the form.) Then print out the application and mail it to us at: GAPR, 259 Derbytown Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.  Then please alert your references to the fact that we will be in contact with them and to please answer all our questions and return any of our phone calls. Your references are extremely important.

After your application has been processed, and references have been checked,  we will then conduct a home inspection. This is a very important part of our process, and we must meet all family members - both human and furbabies.  Please note that many of our rescues have come from less than desirable environments, and we need to make sure that their next home will be a safe, clean, loving home for them to be comfortable for the rest of their lives. If you are uncomfortable with a home inspection and do not permit us to conduct one, then we will be unable to allow you to adopt.  Again, we are doing this for the protection of the rescue Pugs and hope you can understand our need to do the home inspection. We will give you the name of our volunteer conducting the home inspection prior to the visit.  IF you are approved to adopt, then your entire family (including all other dogs) will have an appointment made to come to our shelter and visit with all the rescue Pugs and possibly adopt. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption per our discretion regarding the happiness and safety of our rescue Pugs.

After a home has been approved, there is an adoption fee that ranges from $150 - $500 depending on the age, health, medical care, how many pugs you adopt at one time, etc. Each pug is evaluated and then an adoption fee is applied.  Please do not call for specific adoption fees on particular pugs as due to legal reasons we are advised against giving out this information prior to adoption approval. 

Please note also that upon approval for adoption, your entire family will be required to make the trip to our shelter in Latrobe, PA. If you are unable to do so, please consider adoption from a rescue that may be nearer to you. 

We do NOT transport our rescues to their new homes, and remember that this is a lifetime commitment, that pugs can live to be 16+ years old.

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Alonzo is a very handsome, male Pug born in February 2007. He is a very sweet. gentle Pug, however, he has developed some neurological issues and is now going blind. He will need a quiet, patient home without small or active children.  Alonzo is a special needs Pug looking for his special home!



Meet Amelia! Amelia has been with GAPR for several years. She was born around December 1999. She was originally found tossed along a highway from a puppy mill! She was unable to use her hind legs and dragged herself along the road. She has endured leg operations and is now able to use her legs with ease! She is quite untrusting and shy, but eventually warms up to you. She has a lot of love to give to the right, loving and patient family.


Benson is a new arrival from Ohio!  He has just been neutered and has some sight/hearing loss.  He'll be available very soon!  Stay tuned for more details about him!


Maggie is a sweet, former breeding Pug born in May 2000. She spent her life providing puppies and money for other people, all the while her health has suffered. She came in with her son Alonzo, but they do NOT need to be placed together. Maggie is a special needs Pug, as she is battling inoperable cancer. But she can be very energetic and playful even for a senior pug! Maggie is a gentle lady who just loves a warm lap to snuggle up against!



Meet Natalie - a beautiful owner turn in to an "open-door" shelter. Natalie is a Senior Pug with a very sweet disposition, she loves to be held, cuddled and center of attention! Natalie was born in 2003. She is having some difficulty walking and has an appointment with the vet. Stay tuned for the update!


Sweetie and Teke - a beautiful fawn pair of momma Sweetie (born April 2001), and daughter Teke (born August 2003). Both are fawn and have lived together in a hoarder's home for their entire lives so we are looking to find them a home together. They are both wonderful little girls, very light fawn in color and have a lot of love to give! 

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