Homeward Bound was officially formed in 2003 by Gail Tucker; our director. We are an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the Pug breed. We want to give every unwanted Pug in Oklahoma and neighboring states a second chance.
Our mission: Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Pugs in a safe, loving furever home.
We accept surrendered, unwanted, abandoned, ill, injured, elderly, alpha, all ages, all sizes and colors - any Pugs needing a home living in Oklahoma and all neighboring states. We NEVER turn a Pug away. For us, this is the essence of Pug rescue - to truly rescue Pugs.
Upon receiving a Pug, we place them in Foster care with dedicated volunteers. Fosters are essential to any rescue. While our Pugs are in a foster home, they are evaluated for behavior, likes and dislikes, etc. Because many of our Pugs come from shelters, puppy mills and neglectful homes and never receive proper training. Our fosters are diligent to work with them on potty, leash and crate training. Most importantly, fosters help socialize them to other environments, dogs and people.
Many dogs come through Homeward Bound with heartworms, elongated soft palates, eye problems, and many other health issues. Before our Pugs are adopted, they are spayed / neutered, receive all vaccines, heartworm tests and treat any health issues that we discover.
We neither breed nor do we show pugs. Our mission differs from most breeders and show people for whom the primary focus is monetary and on conformation to the breed standard and competition.
At Homeward Bound, we see to it that every Pug in need finds a loving home.