People United for Pets (PUP) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization specializing in small and toy breed dog rescue. We are located in Western Washington State. Our passion is to bring people and pets together. Countless dogs are without homes and in need of assistance. These are dogs who would make wonderful and faithful companions if only they could connect with the right person or family. We have made it our mission to help them do this. At the same time we hope to enrich the lives of those who adopt them.
We strive to match our dog's needs and personality to the preferences and requirements of each potential adopter. We believe this is a crucial component of the process and will help ensure a life-long relationship.
Our primary focus is on small purebred or mixed breed dogs, although we do occasionally take in larger dogs. We work collaboratively with shelters, other rescue groups, and individuals, both locally and nationally.
We have no central facility. Our dogs are placed in foster homes around the greater Puget Sound area where they receive socialization and training while they await adoption.
My first contact with PUP occurred when I adopted one of their dogs a couple of years ago. I was impressed with their responsiveness, caring attitude, and dedication to finding the best match possible...not only for the dogs, but for their applicants as well. In addition, they are willing to go the extra mile by being available as a resource post-adoption when needed. Later when I became a PUP volunteer, I discovered they care about each and every member of their organization, work as a team, and take the time to provide necessary training. I would highly recommend PUP to anyone hoping to adopt or looking for a volunteer opportunity!
I have volunteered for People United for Pets (PUP) for the past couple of years. I have seen first hand the love and care that the volunteers put into saving the lives of dogs who have fallen onto hard times, and the happy faces of people who have welcomed these dogs into their homes as family members. I enthusiastically encourage anyone looking to adopt a homeless small dog to adopt a dog that PUP has rescued. If you're looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, please consider fostering or transporting one of PUP's dogs, or pitching in at an adoption event.