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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Hello to all our Friends Of Welfare!
You will have received your Summer newsletter by now and noticed that we have asked you to complete a slip so that we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.
Please either post your slip back to me to:
21 Ullswater Close, Swindon, SN3 6LH.
Or you can scan and email it to me at
Please note that if you have volunteered to help us, you may also be contacted by one of Area Coordinators who are:
Emma Coutts – Scotland
Jacqui Robinson – Northern Ireland
Jackie Ward & Jo Smith – North
Andrea Slater & Kelly Rawlins – Central
Dee Keane – East Midlands
Faye Burke & Clare Butler – East Anglia
Yasmin Tompkins & Natalie Cerrone – South
Deb Lunnon & Paula Parke – South East
Jane Macallister & Maureen Lee – West & Wales
If anyone has any questions, please email me as above or call 01793 614143.
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!
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
Please send any prescriptions that PDWRA normally cover to me either email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
Our Christmas Mega Auction has raised the amazing sum of £11,567.01
Every penny raised will go to helping pugs in need.
We really appreciate your support and generosity. Thank you so much.