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Bluegrass Pug Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization totally supported by donations, proceeds from events, and through the work of its volunteers. None of our volunteers receive compensation for their efforts. Everyone within our organization donates their time because they love Pugs and believe every Pug deserves a loving, safe, and happy home. The sole purpose of the organization is to accept Pugs into the program that are in need of finding a home, provide any and all needed veterinary care, provide temporary housing in foster homes, and place the Pugs into a "forever" home that will love and care for the Pug. The organization has no affiliation with any breeders.
Phillip Doty is a retired federal agent and licensed attorney who lives in Middletown, Kentucky. Phil has several years of experience with Pug rescue and is owned by a fawn Pug, "Gordon." Phil has done some public relations for a Pug rescue with WHAS radio. He is a Board member at large and legal advisor for BPR.
Judy has been a Pug owner for decades. Her husband, Gary, had a Rottweiler, which Judy loved, but she decided she wanted her own dog. When her husband asked what type of dog she wanted, she immediately reflected on her childhood and said she wanted a Pug (also because that was the breed most opposite of a Rottie she could think of in a hurry). Her first Pug unknowingly ended up being a rescue. She and her husband answered an ad in the newspaper and once seeing the conditions of the 4 month old, knew they were going to leave with that puppy one way or the other! Judy has had Pugs ever since. Judy has worked in canine rescue for several years.
Paul lives in Louisville Kentucky with his rescued dogs (Henry - Pug, Charlie (Pug), Henry #2 (Pug), Roscoe (Boston Terrier), and Cash (Boxer). Over the years, Paul has contributed many volunteer hours to animal rescue organizations, but Pugs are his passion! Paul’s background includes current and previous work with other non-profit organizations, a career with AT&T in the finance field, an undergraduate degree from Hanover College, and a masters degree (MBA) from Indiana University. Paul is a founding member of Bluegrass Pug Rescue, Inc.
Sandy has been with a non-profit rescue since 2007. She has fostered, loved and adopted many since then. Pugs are her purpose and her passion. Sandy believes life isn't complete without dog hair. Sandy is a founding member of B.P.R.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Sam currently lives in Louisville, KY and works in the education sector. He has had a love for Pugs ever since he was a child, but didn’t get his first Pug until eight years ago. He now has two Pugs, Tori and Penni, that keep him busy with their wacky antics. Though he has only been involved with BPR for a little over a year, it is the group’s passion for helping Pugs that has gotten him more involved. He looks forward to many more years working with BPR and saving Pugs in need.