Welcome to Midwest Pug Rescue

Welcome and thank you for visiting.  We have been around over 20 years helping pugs and other dogs in the midwest states of Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa areas.  We have rescued and adopted over 5,000 dogs in 25 years. We like to help non pugs when we can as well.  We are very thankful for the wonderful people that have fostered, transported, donated and espeically adopted from us.

The most recent information can be found on our Facebook page.  Please note we get mostly older dogs but we get them fixed up and they make great pets.  No dog should be homeless.

We try to have quarterly fundraisers to help with the expenses.

Please note all dogs will be completely vetted before adoption.  Because most dogs come to us needing vet work we usually have them for at least a couple of weeks.  Because of this we relay on foster homes and ALWAYS need foster homes.  There is also an “adoption fee” for each dog.  It varies from $100 for most older dogs and $300 for puppies or dogs under a year.

Thank you for considering rescuing a dog instead of buying one!


Louie is adopted

This little guy was one rescued from a horrible breeder. Louie is 6-7 years old. He is blind in one eye and has impairment in the other. Mostly stairs. He can see and gets around well but cannot do stairs. He cowars a little when you go to pet him but when he hears you coming he stands up and wags his tail and loves to be held. He will need a little help with housebreaking but he is so easy and sweet. He must have other pugs around as that is what he is used to. Older calmer dogs. He had exploratory surgery last week to find his descended testicle and had a dental and is all ready to go to the right home. Kansas City area

Recently Adopted: Lacy


This sweet little girl is a small mixed-breed puppy and we don’t think she’ll get very big. She is only 10 weeks old and is a doll.

Update: Lacy has been adopted! View our current list of adoptable pugs here.

Recently Adopted: Jemma & Jaylee

Jemma & JayleeJemma and Jaylee are 4 years old with apricot coloring and are very sweet and loving.They orginally came from a puppy mill, but they are doing very well on housebreaking. Their new family will need to be patient as they are still adjusting to inside life with a family.

We are considering adopting these 2 girls out separately. However, to be considered for adoption, you must have another pug/small dog AND must have a secure fence as they can get out of a wood picket fence.

Update: Jemma & Laylee have been adopted! View our current list of adoptable pugs here.

Recently Adopted: Panda


Panda is 12 years old. His family moved and could not take him. He is a very sweet, laid back, adorable older gent. He has been an only dog, but is fine with other laid back, small dogs. He just wants a place to stay and be loved for his last years. He is very healthy and is located in St. Louis.

Update: Panda has been adopted! View our current list of adoptable pugs here.

Recently Adopted: Lola

Meet Lola

Lola is 8 years old , though she looks and acts much younger. She is going to the vet this week to get spayed and will also get her palate reduced so she can breath better. She would love another home with another pug or small dog. She is really sweet and quite beautiful. Lola is located in the Kansas City area.

Update: Lola has been adopted! View our current list of adoptable pugs here.

Recently Adopted: Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

Juliet is 9 years old. This special lady take meds for arthritis. She was rescued from a neglectful situation with her brother, Romeo.

Romeo is 10 years old. This handsome fella take meds for his heart.

Both babies have had extensive vet work done since being rescued. They are loving and sweet. They need an experienced senior dog home that can take care of them and love them until the end. Romeo and Juliet MUST go together.

Update: Romeo & Juliet have been adopted! View our current list of adoptable pugs here.