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Who We Are
PDWRA is a registered charity in the UK. Strict rules are followed regarding the welfare, rescue and re-homing 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 eight 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.
Each year we re-home and rescue many pugs. You will find some of their stories on this website.
Administration is from Cheshire, and Wendy Tudor-Morgan, the Chairperson, can be contacted here. The Rehoming Secretary, Margaret Trossell, is responsible for identifying a suitable home for a particular pug, arranging for the home to be vetted if necessary, and arranging collection and delivery to the new home; she can also 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.
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 re-homing 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.