Who We Are

Who are we?

Pug Patrol Rescue Australia (PPRA) are a diverse team – from all walks of life and all ages.  Some have businesses, families and others are young professionals. One important quality we all share is a deep love and passion for animal welfare.  There is a fire in our bellies to be the voice for the voiceless.  It is this fire that enables us to make the tireless and often thankless commitment to rescuing pugs from often unimaginable horrors and give them a second chance at the life they deserve.


PPRA was established in early 2017, with the founding team have worked together in pug rescue for many years prior. PPRA have dedicated teams in NSW including ACT, South Australia and South East QLD.  Ange (President) and Cindy (VP) met while both volunteering in a pug rescue and decided that they should join forces and take on the challenge of starting their own rescue!  It was with these two women at the helm that PPRA’s mission to rescue pugs and other brachycephalic breeds from abuse, neglect and exploitative breeding was born.


PPRA also focuses on educating the general public about the reality of breeding exploitation.  We have brought together an experienced team of foster carers, veterinarians and administrators who are committed to providing the best care for their rescues.  This is a costly endeavour both financially and emotionally.


A lot of the rescues that come into care are from puppy farms and backyard breeders who have exploited them for profit.  These pugs usually suffer in small filthy cages their entire lives, often without adequate food, water, veterinary care or even the human affection they crave the most.  Walking into these situations can be dangerous and very confronting, but we do what needs to be done to ensure the safe rescue of the pugs in need. The initial heartbreak quickly turns into a special bond with these dogs who get to experience vet care, a warm bed, nutritious food and being a part of a loving family for the first time.


We are an Australian-wide Registered Charity committed to rescuing pugs, pug crosses and other brachycephalic breeds from abuse, neglect and exploitative breeding. Our experienced team of passionate foster carers, veterinarians and administrators are committed to providing the best care for all our rescues.