We have made some changes to our website, to make it easier to navigate.
Find out the dates and details of all our Parties and other events in News & Events.
Visit ADOPTION for details of how to adopt a PDWRA pug, and how to surrender your pug to PDWRA.
Visit OWNERS to read helpful articles on pug ownership.
Visit HEALTH to find out all about our Hemivertebrae Screening Scheme.
Visit our new PUG CORNER to discover a wealth of useful information in Help & Advice; to see photos of some of the pugs rehomed by PDWRA in Happy Ever After; to amuse yourself with Pug Dog Anecdotes and the A to Z of the Pug; and to read some of our Rescue Stories.
Visit THE PDWRA to find out how to become a Friend of Welfare; to see our list of Trustees and how to contact us.
Don’t forget to visit SHOPPING for a great selection of puggy merchandise in the PDWRA Shop as well as the Cuddly Pugs and Poorly Paw Pugs.
And last but not least – please visit DONATE to find out how to make a donation to PDWRA.
Who We Are
PDWRA is a registered charity in the UK – number 276067. Strict rules are followed regarding the welfare, rescue and rehoming of all pugs. No profits are made and everyone gives their time and talents freely.
PDWRA was first formed in 1973 and was known as the Pug Dog Welfare Association. In 1978 the Association became a registered charity and a separate legal entity under the sole control of the Trustees. In 2000 with the approval of the Charity Commission the name was changed to its present name.
What We Do
PDWRA operates throughout the whole of the UK and has a maximum of twelve Trustees, who are able to assist a pug in need in any part of the country. Should any further assistance be required, such as vetting a possible new home, and help with transport, the Trustees can call upon members of Friends of Welfare, whose contribution since this group was first formed has been invaluable.
In 2016, as in 2015, more than 200 pugs were surrendered to PDWRA for rehoming. The Trustees decided in 2014 that the time had come to operate our rehoming system on a regional basis; there are now 9 regional areas. Full details and contact telephone numbers can be seen on our Surrendering Your Pug page.
The Chairman, Alison Mount, and the Secretary, Janet Thomson, can be contacted here.
We seldom have pugs waiting for homes, and therefore we do not have a kennel or rescue centre anywhere in the UK. On occasions, however, we do have pugs in need of nursing care and temporary fostering, and again the assistance of members of Friends of Welfare is invaluable.
Please note that with the exception of any pugs requiring nursing care or temporary fostering as mentioned above, no surrendered pugs awaiting rehoming are kept at the homes of our Trustees or Friends of Welfare. We therefore request that you do not contact us to ask if you can come and view the available pugs.
PDWRA co-operates and works with other organisations in our particular field.
We Need Your Help …
Please don’t forget that your support is always needed. All donations are used to assist with PDWRA’s expenses in rescuing and rehoming pugs. Please click the button below if you would like to donate. Card payments are securely processed by PayPal, and you don’t need to set up an account to use the service.