How You Can Help
There are many ways that you can help the Ohio Pug Rescue, Inc. The OPR is built upon volunteerism and we need all of the help that we can get to find these wonderful pets happy homes and healthy lives.
Here are some of the ways that you can help and volunteer:
- Spay or neuter your pets. There are thousands of unwanted dogs and cats euthanized every year.
- Join or Volunteer to help the OPR: Our membership is what makes us strong.
- Microchip, Tatoo, and Current Tags: Everyday, pets go missing and these simple, cheap methods help veterinarians and shelters get them home. Contact your verterinarian for more information.
- Referrals: Refer us to any happy home who wants to find a dog. We discourage pet store buying.
- Fundraising & Knowledge Raising: Invite us to run a concession stand or fundraising booth at your event.
- Make a Donation: All donations are tax-deductible.
- Foster a Pug: We find 50-100 unwanted Pugs every year and they need a happy, temporary home to get healthy and ready while we find their Forever-Home (OPR Members Only).
- Be a Vacation Foster: Our foster parents often need to take a break or go away on a vacation and we like to find happy home to vacation at (OPR Members Only).
- Rescue a Pug: Give a Pug a healthy and happy forever-home.
Rescue an Old Pug.Adopt an Older Dogs vs. a Puppy.OPR Donation Wish ListFor more information, contact us here.
Ways to Help Rescue Without Adopting or Fostering a Dog
- Transport a dog
- Donate a dog bed or towels or other bedding type items**
- Donate money
- Donate a crate
- Donate an x-pen or baby gates
- Donate a food dish
- Donate a leash or harness
- Donate some treats or a bag of food
- Donate supplies (shampoos, brushes, etc.)
- Go to the local shelter and see if that dog is the breed the shelter says it is
- Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on rescue
- Drive a dog to and from vet appointments
- Donate the use of a photocopier
- Attend public education events to educate people on rescue and responsible pet ownership
- Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fundraise
- Donate flea and tick stuff (Advantage, etc.)
- Donate heartworm pills
- Donate a canine first aid kit
- Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed
- Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit
- Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog
- Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and have the tag inscribed with your Club's name and phone number to contact
- Help at fundraising events?
- Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house
- Donate cleaning products
- Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter, promotional or fundraising ideas
- Donate paper, envelopes and stamps to your club
- Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized
- Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event
- Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions
- Provide post-adoption follow up or support
- Make financial arrangements 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 Ohio Pug Rescue
- Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer
- Donate other services if you run your own business
- Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an emergency basis to do whatever is needed
**gently-used dog equipment is always welcomed