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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

PDWRA’s Mega Auction!


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

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!

Changes to the PDWRA team!


Following our AGM on Sunday we have some changes to the PDWRA team to announce!
Our Chairman Alison Mount has stepped down as chair and remains a PDWRA trustee. Alison will continue to manage the PDWRA newsletter, shop and represent PDWRA on the health committee. We all thank Alison for her years of dedication and hard work and we are delighted that she remains very much a valued member of the PDWRA team. We welcome Robin Coulter our treasurer as our new chairman for PDWRA and we know he will do a fantastic job!

Our Secretary Janet Thomson is also taking her well earnt retirement and has now been appointed as a Vice President. Our most grateful thanks to Janet who has done a wonderful job and has worked very hard over the years to keep up with an increasingly demanding position as our charity has grown. We welcome Lynne Kellow our fundraiser as our new secretary and we know she will do a fantastic job too!

We have also appointed three new trustees; Lynne Kellow our new secretary, Jane McAllister who coordinates rehoming for the South West and Wales and Charlotte Hill who is a welcomed addition to our board as an acting solicitor.

We will also be saying goodbye to Debbie Symes who has done a fabulous job coordinating rehoming for the East region and our most grateful thanks to Debbie for all of the hard work she has put in – which has included fostering many PDWRA rescue pugs over the years now happily adopted with her help.

All PDWRA team members give their time generously and freely usually alongside their own jobs, families, pugs and other commitments. We certainly could not do what we do without all of the hard work of our team members past and present and all of our supporters and volunteers. So sincere thanks to everyone involved and here’s to another year of rescuing and rehoming pugs!

PDWRA at Crufts 2018

PDWRA will be at Crufts this year!

Come and meet loads of our gorgeous rescue pugs and our volunteers on Saturday, 10 March at Crufts at the NEC.

Pug hugs are available all day in Hall 3A!

Find us on the rescue stand between the Kennel Club ring and The Good Citizen Dog Scheme.  You will be able to spot our pugs in their bright green bandanas and our volunteers sporting their green PDWRA t-shirts!

Come and say hello and show your support!

You can also find the PDWRA shop selling our merchandise in Hall 4 (back right corner) by the pug breed rings 21/22.  We have lots of exclusive new merchandise to sell on the day too!



45 years of rescuing pugs

 Our Sapphire Anniversary will be celebrated on Sunday, 8 July 2018

at Elite Venue, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5ND


Grounds open at 10am, Show starts at 11am in all rings

Dog Show for all breeds in 2 rings

Special Pug Classes with beautiful Sapphire rosettes

Enter on the day, £2 per entry and all breeds welcome

 Pug Obstacle Course with prizes and rosettes

Children’s games – Lots of rosettes to be won!

Street food stands and licensed bar, stalls, super raffle, tombola and PDWRA merchandise 

Vintage catering van with Pop Up Pug Cafe 

Chairs!!  Please bring your own chairs.

BARK IN THE PARK on Sunday 8 July DA12 5ND from 10am

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