Our organization would not exist without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

There are no paid employees or staff at Pug Rescue of Austin. There are many rewarding opportunities to get involved and make a huge difference in the lives of these loving animals. You can learn about the different opportunities to become more involved below. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more or applying to become a volunteer. We would love to hear from you! *16 and older. If you are under 16, you will need to be accompinied by a parent or guardian during volunteer work. 


These volunteers are usually the first ones to be notified when new pugs are arriving into rescue. As a Transport Volunteer you will be notified when we need a Pug transported from one location to another. (From a shelter to our Vet Clinic as an example).

A foster volunteer plays a very important role and brings a Pug into their own home and provides a warm and loving environment until the Pug is adopted and finds his or her forever home. You will be required to complete a foster application in order to be considered for this volunteer placement.

Applicant Screeners:

You will help by contacting applicants that have submitted an adoption application. You will go through the application over the phone and also contact their references. A rewarding opportunity to play an important role in getting a pug matched up with the perfect forever home!

Meet and Greet – Adoption Days:

A fun opportunity to spend time with our foster pugs and meet and greet interested applicants. You will answer questions and provide info on the pugs. Email us at info@pugrescueaustin.com to get involved!


If you’re outgoing and are up for a challenge this is a great opportunity for you! Also a great way to meet people and make new friends! Some of our fundraising projects include: Pug Rescue of Austin Calendar Ad Sales, Holiday Giftwrapping at Barnes and Noble and Pugs and Kisses. Email us at info@pugrescueaustin.com to get involved!

Event Planning and Event Set Up:

Pugs are social creatures and boy do they love a good party! Get involved with annual events like: Pug Tune Up, PugStock, Pugs N Kisses and more! Email us at info@pugrescueaustin.com to get involved!