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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.

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:


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?

Thank you Lorraine!

Huge thanks to Lorraine Callaghan who raised an extraordinary amount of £5,030 over just 12 weeks!

Lorraine did several weekly challenges, each one was for 7 days, and everything cost £7.

Challenges included: ironing, hair cuts and blow dries, washing cars, and walking 7 miles a day for 7 days!

As if that wasn’t enough, Lorraine then held events like a silent auction night, selling goods (Halloween and Baby Pugs – of the stuffed variety), raffles, a pamper day with afternoon tea, facials and pedicures!

Lorraine also has her own grumble of 5 pugs, aged between 4 and 13, one of which is a rescue.

What an inspiration all our supporters are – thank you from all the pugs in need.

PDWRA at Discover Dogs, Excel 2018

Some of the PDWRA team at Discover Dogs yesterday –

and they’re back again today!

Huge thanks to all our volunteers and helpers (and their pugs) who have given up their weekend to promote our Charity.

We couldn’t do what we do, without you.

There are more than 280 pugs on the Rehoming Register already in 2018.

Thank you!

On behalf of all of us at PDWRA, an enormous thank you to everyone who took part in our very special 45th anniversary walks and events.  The response has been amazing.

This is a fantastic amount and will go towards helping many pugs in need!