62 Ways to Help Pug Rescue Without Adopting or Fostering
Become a member ($25.00 per year or $150 per lifetime).
Sponsor a hospice pug.
When celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other event, ask your friends and family to make a donation to The Loved Pug in your name instead of getting you a present.
Shop online through iGive.com or Cyberwize.com with The Loved Pug designated as your favorite cause.
Donate a collar, harnesses or leash.
Donate a dog bed or large pillow for a foster pug to snuggle on.
Donate a soft toy, Kong, Booda bone, Buster Cube or other "pug friendly" toy.
Donate a crate, x-pens or baby gates.
Donate some treats or a bag of premium dog food.
Groom a dog when it comes in to rescue.
Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, conditioners, etc.).
Periodically check pounds or shelters for pugs or pug mixes.
Check the newspaper for "Free to Good Home" and "Found" Pug ads and let rescue know about them.
Answer the phone voice mail messages for a few days or a month.
Provide local vet clinics with contact information for pug rescue.
Donate long distance calling cards.
Attend public education days and other outreach events with the rescue group and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership, the Pug breed and about rescue.
Donate a gift certificate to a pet supply store.
Donate a raffle item or auction items for fundraising.
Make a quilt or other special item that can be used for a raffle or auction.
Auction something on EBay or other auction site with the proceeds going to rescue (usually you get higher bids if people know its for rescue).
Donate flea control products (Advantage, Frontline, etc.).
Donate heartworm pills.
Donate medicines that you no longer use for your dog.
Write an article for the newsletter.
Watch a foster family's dog(s) for a few days or weeks when the foster family goes on vacation.
Contact companies to donate items for "adoption packages" for new adopters.
Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit.
Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue.
Be the rescue contact in your area.
When a store is having really good sales on something the rescue group could use, let them know about it.
Talk to all your friends and coworkers about adopting and fostering Pugs.
Donate vet services, a spay or neuter or some vaccinations each year.
Talk to vets to encourage them to offer discounts on rescue.
Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter about dogs looking for homes or ways to help rescue.
Help organize and run fundraising events.
Donate a bottle of Simple Solution, Nature's Miracle or other cleaning products.
Take pictures or videos of The Loved Pug's fundraising events.
Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class and take it to class.
Offer to test the foster dog with other pets.
Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a Do It Yourself Grooming place.
Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the time.
Lend your artistic talents to The Loved Pug newsletter, fundraising ideas, T-shirt designs.
Donate printer paper, colored paper for newsletters and flyers or envelopes.
Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized.
Donate frequent flyer miles.
Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a fundraising event.
Offer to feed and/or walk a foster's dog(s) when they are going to be away from the house for long hours.
Educate people you meet about the dire need to spay and neuter.
Donate a coupon for a free car wash or inside cleaning of a vehicle.
Donate prepaid gasoline cards.
If you are a breeder, donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue.
Buy two of those really neat dog-items you "have to have" and donate one to rescue.
Provide in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so rescue won't have to.
Make a bequest in your will to The Pug Rescue.
Donate your professional services as an accountant, printer or other business services.
Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership.
Donate a cell phone (and cover costs for any calls or buy a prepaid card) to those who transport dogs.
Talk to your children's class or service group (Scouts, etc.) about responsible pet ownership.
Organize a "Loose Change Drive" or "Penny Pitch" and get coworkers, friends and neighbors to donate all their loose change to the rescue group.
Tell us about your special skills and how you can help out rescue!