Mid Michigan Pug Club is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation

Mid Michigan Pug Club was formed in 1978. The club is affiliated with the Pug Dog Club of America. As pugs have become popular, and as more and more dogs are surrendered; the club's primary focus has shifted to rescue. The pugs surrendered to us are cared for in a foster home, examined by a veterinarian, and placed in a permanent home. An adoption fee of up to $400 is charged depending on the age and continuing medical needs of the pug.

The Mid Michigan Pug Club publishes a newsletter three or four times a year. Announcements, information on pugs ready for adoption, successful adoption stories, and articles on pug related health issues are usually included.

A picnic for pugs and their families ~PUGNIC~ is sponsored once a year in June at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Activities include pug games, pot luck lunch, pug related item sale, a 50/50 raffle, pugs meeting pugs, and pug people meeting other pug people. It is always wiggles and waggles of fun!

MMPC Mission

The Mid Michigan Pug Club is dedicated to the betterment of the Pug Dog Breed by providing a friendly meeting place to communicate with pug owners, by gaining education about the breeding, care and training of companion and show pugs, by educating the public on the care and training of the pug breed, by supporting American Kennel Club events and by supporting the care, training and adoption of rescue pugs.


How to help

  • Become a member
  • Become a foster home
  • Donate via paypal or check
  • Transport pugs from pick up to foster home
  • Attend the pugnic in June
  • Adopt a Pug!!


as told by Tricia S

This is why rescue clubs exist.

"I met her at a humane society shelter. She was a stray. She instantly captured my heart. Her cage card read: "Pug female, 10 years old, severe allergy". I entered her kennel and sat on the floor with her. She had such a vibrant personality. She climbed onto my lap and was excited with joy from the attention. I looked her over and decided that despite her severe skin allergy, she would make a wonderful pet. She had a lot of life left in her. Her eyes were clear and bright, her teeth immaculately clean. She had obviously been taken care of for most of her life, but her skin allergy was severe. Her fur was very dry and brittle. I left her behind in her kennel determined to rescue her somehow. While promising her that I would be back for her, she cried as I walked out of her sight.

She had not yet been placed for adoption. The staff indicated she had to be temperment tested and examined by the shelter's vet. How ludicrous to think that any pug would fail a temperment test. I didn't want to leave her there without attempting to claim her. So I was told to call back on Monday to inquire about her. I knew this pug needed MMPC. She would get the medical care she needed and then a permanent retirement home she most deserved.

However, the events that soon followed sealed her fate. The shelter refused to work with a "rescue" under any circumstances. They would release no further information on this pug, and eventually denied having a pug at their shelter! My fiance called to inquire about adopting the pug that he had heard about, but they denied ever having one.

I revisited the shelter on the following Thursday. I anxiously sought her out, but decided not to inquire about her with staff. I found a kennel volunteer and inquired about the "stray female pug". Apparently, she had to be "put down" because they found blood in her stool, (but did not test her for parvo). Despite all the efforts that were made to express interest in rescuing her, they still killed her.

I could go on and on about how enraged I am at how this "humane" shelter decided this pug's fate. But it will not bring her back. Although we could not save her, I will always remember her. Those brief moments that I held her in my arms and played with her, have turned into a lifelong memory that I will cherish always. I named her "Ally" (because of her allergies)." - Tricia S.

Mid Michigan Pug Club exists to help Pugs. We are not here to pass judgement on those who relinquish their pets to us. We first offer to help in any way we can to keep you and your friend together. If that cannot be done, we are here to help find your friend a new home. We do not euthanize Pugs unless they simply have no quality of life due to serious illness or injury. One of the reasons MMPC exists is to rescue pugs from unwarranted euthanizations.