Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, we are not accepting new foster homes at this time. A home visit is a requirement prior to becoming a foster and due to social distancing requirements, it is not safe to do so at this time. Thank you for understanding.

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NIPRA is entirely run by volunteers and we welcome you to join us.

We currently are looking for volunteers to help us with the following:

  • Home visits to prospective adoptees before the pug is placed
  • Home visits to prospective foster parents
  • Picking up pugs from the shelter or private individuals and delivering them to foster homes or vet clinics
  • Organizing & helping at fundraisers and events
  • Educating the public regarding pugs and Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & Adoption, Inc.


You can be as active or inactive as you wish to be, picking a job to suit the time you have to spare. Please complete the form below if you are interested in volunteering.


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