Inland Northwest Spokane Pug Rescue

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Minnie is an available special needs pug
Minnie is a special needs pug, please donate towards her vet bills!

Consider Adopting a Senior!

Some of them are still really lively (there is one 11-year-old pug that runs half marathons and loves it), but they also like to cuddle on the couch when you want to watch TV. And all of them are eternally grateful to you for giving them a safe, loving home.

Bring your pugs inside!

We are seeing an increase in pugs that are being kept outdoors. Don't do this! Pugs should not be left outside in any kind of weather for extended periods of time, and left unsupervised who knows what can happen to them! If you have to baby gate them in the kitchen, it is a LOT better than leaving them out in the yard. They are not equipped to live outside (just looking at pug should tell you that). Thank you.


INWPR is a registered non-profit charity whose mission is to rescue unwanted pugs in the Idaho Panhandle/Greater Spokane, Washington area and place them in loving permanent homes since 2004. We work with area shelters and other registered non-profit rescue groups.

All rescued pugs are seen by our vet and spayed and neutered prior to placement by INWPR. We spend at least $200 per pug on vet care, and more if you factor in food, supplies, time and gas, so we now ask for a small processing fee with your application.

WE RARELY GET PUPPIES! And most of our pugs have "special needs" of some kind -- if you are an angel, please apply! If you are interested in adopting one of our pugs, send in your completed application with a $5 nonrefundable processing fee. There is no need to email or Facebook us about your interest. No placements will occur without a signed adoption application. Unsigned and/or incomplete applications and emailed applications will be discarded. Applications are kept on file for six months. If you are matched with a dog, you must sign an adoption contract; there are no exceptions.

We will not adopt outside the Spokane Washington/Coeur d'Alene Idaho (Panhandle) area. Save time and do not inquire or apply if you live outside our area. This is a hard and fast policy: NO EXCEPTIONS ANY MORE.

If you are looking for a "cheap" purebred dog, a rescue is not for you. If you are looking for a puppy, don't waste your time applying. We do not get puppies in rescue because they are so cute and adorable that people wait until it's grown and still not housebroken to give it up. Please find a reputable breeder instead (a good "test" is to ask them if they know what a liver shunt is.)

Rescue Needs

Monetary donations are always welcome. Please use and for painless donations! The links are at left. Email us at pug_info AT inwpr DOT net and let us know how you would like to help!

Contact Us:

pug_info AT inwpr DOT net
Postal mail
Inland Northwest Pug Rescue
713 S 12 ST
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Pugs in need
Adoption application
Download, print and mail. Emailed applications will not be considered. If you are interested in fostering, please write FOSTER on your application.
Pug surrender
Success stories
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Northwest Pug Rescues:

Grays Harbor Pug and Boston Terrier Rescue
Pacific Pug Rescue contact info (Oregon and SW Washington)
Pug Rescue in Helena, Montana contact info (scroll down)
Pug Rescue of British Columbia (Canada)