Cuddly Pugs

299 fawn Cuddly Pugs and 299 black Cuddly Pugs have now gone to their new homes!  Only one fawn pug and one black pug remain – No. 300 in each colour, and both these Cuddly Pugs will be auctioned very soon in our forthcoming Christmas Mega Auction.  Watch this space if you would like to become the owner of the very last PDWRA fawn and black Cuddly Pugs – these were a limited edition, and no more will be produced.

Limited Edition Cuddly Fawn Pug

Limited Edition Cuddly Black Pug

Some fawn and some black Poorly Paw Pugs are still available.  These are also a limited edition, and are selling fast.

Poorly Pugs

They make ideal Christmas presents, as they are very easy to send by post!

🎄 Christmas and New Year 🎄

In line with other responsible rescues, and in accordance with our usual practice, we will not be accepting any new adoption applications with effect from Monday 3 December until Monday 7 January 2019.

We will, of course, continue to accept pugs which need to be surrendered during this period.

Contact numbers can be found on our Surrendering Your Pug page.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget …

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Well done Walter!

Walter would like to thank everyone who stopped by for cuddles at the recent Northern Pug Dog Club Championship Show, where he opened his treasure chest to help raise money for PDWRA to help other pugs like him.

Big thanks to Walter, and to Penny for bringing him to the Show!


Amazon Smile

Support The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association by starting your shopping at

So now you can help support the charity whenever you buy something through Amazon.

To nominate PDWRA as your chosen charity for Amazon Smile all you have to do is go to the website, search for The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association and click select. It’s very easy to do, minimal effort and Amazon will donate a small percentage to the charity with every purchase.

Make sure to always do your shopping with Amazon through the link below:


Helping pugs with panic over fireworks

Some dogs breeze through it, but most don’t. Yes folks, it’s the noisiest week of the year, with both Bonfire Night and Halloween coming so close together, it feels like there’s fireworks on every night for up to ten days, and it’s often a week of abject fear and misery for many animals.

Dogs’ hearing is approximately four times more sensitive than ours, but it’s not just the volume that affects them, it’s the fear of unknown. Those loud noises signal danger to them, as does the flashing lights and the smell of burning and gunpowder.

The whole experience is completely unpredictable, with a cocktail of sensory overload that can send your poor dog into total panic. It can be profoundly upsetting and negative for them, but you can help.

Building a ‘doggy den’ could help your dog feel safe and secure during the bangs and pops of fireworks. It’s about creating a safe environment that your dog can retreat into; a feeling of warm protection that could make all the difference.

Dogs Trust have special tips on creating the perfect den; “The doggy den should be built away from hubbub of the family home, somewhere quiet where the dog can rest peacefully. This will very much be a safe space for the dog, but they should be able to move in and out of the den freely; making it as cosy and snug as possible is a must, but your doggy should be able to see out of the den should she want to.

Concerned owners should seek veterinary advice before fireworks night if their dogs are very scared or panic due to fireworks.”

How to create a Doggy Den:

  • Use an indoor dog crate or chairs and/or a table covered in blankets to create the safe space – using blankets over the top will help muffle the bangs
  • Fill the den with soft blankets, pillows and a few familiar items that smell of your dog to make him feel comfortable, a few items smelling of their owner would be a bonus
  • Make sure your dog has access to clean drinking water in their den, a non-slip bowl would be an advantage to avoid spills
  • Add some of their favourite toys to the den; they have positive associations with them so will help them feel at ease
  • Keep a radio or the TV playing as this will help to mask the sounds of the fireworks outside

As an alternative, many dog lovers have found that ‘wrapping’ their dogs makes them feel safe too. Perhaps because it feels like a hug. Instructions shown in Lili Chin’s drawing: just don’t tie it too tight!!

Enjoy your fun, be safe, and love your pugs.

Doggy drawings by Lili Chin, many thanks.

Grateful thanks to PDWRA adopter (twice!) Sam H-L for permission to use this text.




How healthy is your pug?

How healthy is your pug? This chart was produced by the BOAS team at Cambridge University showing the Body Condition Scoring in pugs. There are often questions about the weight of our pugs and this chart provides a visual aid of the shape of a pug from too thin right through to obese. I am sure we all recognise that too much weight and too little exercise adversely affects the health of our pugs. Please carefully look at your pug from every angle – be honest – does your pug need to lose a kilo or more? YOU are the person to help your pug to better health and a longer and healthier lifestyle.

Saving your used stamps raises vital funds for PDWRA

Our last payment from Stamps For Charity in Norfolk (see poster below for address to send your stamps to) was an amazing £351.76!  This is the largest payment we have ever received in respect of used stamps, and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported our Charity in this way.

Now that Christmas is coming – why not ask your family and friends to save their stamps too?