Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue is a 501(c)(3) 100% volunteer organization. We primarily serve Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Applicants from outside our primary service area will have to make special arrangements for a meet and greet and adoption.

PPSNR has a one-time adoption application donation of $25.  This donation is final and non-refundable.  Your donation helps PPSNR weed out the sincerely interested applicants from those that are not truly interested in adopting. We are a 100% volunteer organization and our volunteers use a substantial amount of time to process each application. The application process is designed so we can match families that would be the best fit for the individual dog.

We do not adopt on a first come, first served basis.

Our adoption process includes a vet reference check, telephone interview, and home visit.  Once your application is approved, a meet and greet can be arranged with any of the dogs that we both feel would be a good fit in your home.

Your Adoption Application will be maintained on file for one year from the date received.

If you adopt elsewhere or choose to no longer adopt from Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue please let us know via email ( and your application will be removed from consideration.

If you have any difficulties completing the application online, please use the “Contact Us” on the “About Us” tab at the top to write us an email. A volunteer will direct you how to complete the application or make the application donation in another format.

To proceed to the Adoption Application, you will first be redirected to PayPal to make your Adoption Application Donation then you will be brought back to our site and the form itself.

Click on the “Donate” button below to start that application process.