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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!

💚 PDWRA 2019 CALENDARS NOW AVAILABLE 💚

Don’t forget to order your 2019 PDWRA Calendar from the PDWRA shop! The calendar features many of our wonderful PDWRA rescue pugs and every purchase made on the PDWRA shop goes towards helping us to help and rescue more pugs!

It also makes a perfect stocking filler for any pug lover if you’re organised and preparing for Christmas already!

 http://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/product/pdwra-calendar-2019/ 

💚 THANK YOU 💚

To all of the hard work that has gone into all of the organised walks and fund raising events this year so far to celebrate PDWRA’s 45th Anniversary Year.

What a busy year it is proving to be too so your donations and support are so appreciated and will go a long way towards helping our pugs in need and the pugs that continue to need our help every day.

We still have more announcements to make but these are some of the amazing totals raised so far! Every penny helps!

💚 Kelly Ash – £30
💚 SNORKIES – £59
💚 Fife pug meet up – £400
💚 Cheshire Pug Meet Up – £128.50
💚 Northern Short Noses – £120
💚 Cornwall Pug Meet – £754.50
💚 Pug Grumble Club Dorset & SW – £50.65
💚 South Staffs Pug Group – £50
💚 Rachel Hodges & Finn – £114
💚 Aberdeen City & Shire Pug Meet Up – £200
💚 Bedford Borough Pugs, Bucks Pugs, Cambridge Pugs, Northants Pugs & North Herts Pugs – £1,370.25
💚 Wokingham Pugs – £405.50
💚 Andover Group Garden Party – £150
💚 Lorraine Callaghan – £725

Limited edition PDWRA clothing!

PDWRA have joined forces with Teemill to launch our very first line of PDWRA branded clothing! 

CLICK HERE to view our range of limited edition 45th Anniversary clothing!

PDWRA earns a percentage of the sale price for each item, so every item purchased goes towards helping our rescue pugs.

Take a snap of yourself in your PDWRA clothing and tag us on Instagram at @PDWRA or using the hashtag #pdwrawearitwithpride

 

We need homes for pairs of pugs!

PDWRA is currently receiving an increasing number of requests to find new homes for pugs that need rehoming together.

ROLLO & BELLA

 

We never separate a bonded pair of pugs.  Could you offer a special home to a pair of pugs?

Owning more than one pug can bring so much joy and happiness to a home, but should not be undertaken without careful thought and consideration. Double the joy means double the expense.

Applicants must be able to provide adequate insurance for the pugs. Pre-existing medical conditions will normally be covered by PDWRA during the lifetime of the pugs.

B & S

 

 

“Totally inseparable”

 

 

P & P

 

 

“Adopted over 2 years ago at the ages of 6 and 7”

 

D & L 2

 

 

 

“Adopted earlier this year at the ages of 8 and 9.  They’re like chalk and cheese but bring double the fun, twice the love and definitely have the biggest hold over my heart”

 

HOLLIE B

 

 

“Such great boys. The best decision I made to adopt this bonded pair”.

 

 

A & B

 

 

“With us for almost a year now.  It’s been an eye-opener but we wouldn’t change it for the world!  They give us so much love and we hope we’ve made them happy too!”

 

 

 

F & H

 

“Two Golden Oldies who have brought so much joy into our lives.  They were 10 years old when we adopted them, and are the best pets we’ve ever had”

 

If you feel you are able to offer a special home to a pair of pugs then CLICK HERE to apply to adopt online and fill out our online application form.

Alternatively, please follow the link below to download, complete and return an adoption application form via post.

Please clearly mark your application “Perfect Pairs”.

Download the Pug Dog Adoption Form [PDF]

Once you have downloaded the form, please print it out and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.

 

PDWRA’s President – Wendy Tudor-Morgan

 

Many of you may know Wendy Tudor-Morgan, PDWRA’s President and a friend to many!

Wendy has decided to take off her President’s hat and retire from her work here at PDWRA. All of us here will miss her, although Wendy will always help and support Pug Welfare, and we hope that she will enjoy her well earned retirement from rescue!

Wendy first became involved with Pug Welfare in the early 2000s and became a trustee in 2008. Wendy served as chairman of PDWRA in 2011 and following from that became our president. Wendy adored her PDWRA rescues; Holly, Bolli and love of her life, Billy (pictured).

A very special lady and we wish her all the best 💐

Alison Mount has become PDWRA’s new President.

PDWRA’s Mega Auction!

 PDWRA MEGA AUCTION NOW OPEN! 

 Head over to our PDWRA Mega Auction as we have so many amazing items being auctioned, raffled and prizes to be won! 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/242845766241493/ 

You don’t want to miss out on the unique and wonderful ‘Pugamons’ and lots of fun and games all to raise money for PDWRA.

If you have something you’d like to auction or raffle yourself please do join the group and help our cause!

Reminder for PDWRA Adopters/Fosterers

Reminder For PDWRA Adopters/Fosterers

Please send any prescriptions that PDWRA normally cover to me either email secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk or post to Lynne Kellow, PDWRA Secretary, 21 Ullswater Close, Swindon. SN3 6LH.

Please allow plenty of time for your order to be placed and delivered.

many thanks

Lynne Kellow
PDWRA Secretary

Raising money for PDWRA with Rhian White Photography

Rhian White one of our loyal supporters and a PDWRA rescue pug owner is kindly offering to donate 10% of the costs of her photo shoots to PDWRA! Info below:

Rhian is a specialist outdoor dog photographer covering the South East of the UK and if you book a shoot or buy a gift voucher with her she will donate 10% of the shoot fee to PDWRA. Watch this video for examples of her Pug pictures.

Visit her website www.rhianwhitephotography.co.uk and use this code ‘PDWRADONATE10’ and she will donate 10% of any order to PDWRA. Follow her on facebook and Instagram Rhian White Photography for the latest Puggie pictures…

Thank you Rhian for your support!