The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association

50 Years Rescuing & Rehoming Pugs Throughout the UK Since 1973

Run entirely by volunteers & public donations

Adoption

The PDWRA is ALWAYS requiring more of the right people and home environments to adopt pugs coming into our care.

PDWRA has been receiving increasingly high numbers of surrendered pugs, all with individual needs, some with special-needs and bonded-pairs who rely on your generosity to give them the future they deserve!

Please see our Adoption section to find out more about the requirements to consider for adopting, also to apply directly online.

PDWRA Pug Adoption

Fostering

We are always in URGENT need of more foster homes due to the increasingly high level of surrendered pugs, many requiring dedicated healthcare or rehabilitation prior to adoption.

Could you offer a temporary home to a pug, short or long-term, with PDWRA’s ongoing support and in-house vet expertise available to help you?

Please read our Fostering section for all the details and considerations, also to apply.

PDWRA Pug Fostering
PDWRA Pug Surrendering

Volunteering

There are a number of ways that you can volunteer to support PDWRA, including:

  • Home checking, by assessing adoptive or foster applicants in your near locality, according to rehoming requirements.
  • Transporting involves the collection, delivery and safe transportation of a PDWRA pug to its new home.
  • Fundraising, in a variety of ways including at Events, or organising your own, to raise much needed funds for the pugs in our care. 

There are also vacancies for specific, dedicated roles in the charity, that you can apply for.

If you would like to find out how you can get involved or to apply to volunteer, please see our Volunteering section.

PDWRA Volunteerting
PDWRA Volunteerting

Volunteering

There are a number of ways that you can volunteer to support PDWRA, including:

  • Home checking, by assessing adoptive or foster applicants in your near locality, according to rehoming requirements.
  • Transporting involves the collection, delivery and safe transportation of a PDWRA pug to its new home.
  • Fundraising, in a variety of ways including at Events, or organising your own, to raise much needed funds for the pugs in our care. 

There are also vacancies for specific, dedicated roles in the charity, that you can apply for.

If you would like to find out how you can get involved or to apply to volunteer, please see our Volunteering section.

Latest PDWRA News

Orthopaedic Conditions in Pugs

Orthopaedic Conditions in Pugs

Written by Malcolm McKee. PDWRA Vet Advisor. Most orthopaedic problems in pugs affect the hind limbs (back legs) rather than the fore limbs (front legs). Fortunately fractures (broken bones) and tumours (cancers) are very uncommon. The two conditions that most...

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Surrendering & Fostering YOUR Pug

Surrendering & Fostering YOUR Pug

Written by PDWRA VAC, Jackie. How heartbreaking a decision it is, to let go of your pug, and then face the difficult task of finding a good home where it can be loved and cared for.  PDWRA Volunteers understand how difficult and traumatic an experience it can be,...

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Little Luna, Happily Adopted!

Little Luna, Happily Adopted!

You may remember the special appeal for Luna, the young pug looking for her forever home with no other dogs. Well, she found one with Faye, and didn't have to wait too long! As soon as Faye saw our post, she applied.  She has adopted from us before, is an experienced...

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Could you Adopt Bruno & sister, Pixie?

Could you Adopt Bruno & sister, Pixie?

Bruno and Pixie are 7 year-old siblings, and we're still looking for the right home for them. Changes at home affecting working hours made it difficult for them to be looked after as well as they had been used to. Both are neutered and are fully housetrained. Brother...

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Lisa and Reggie’s story

Lisa and Reggie’s story

After losing her first pug a year and a half ago due to spinal issues, Lisa's heart was broken. A few months passed, and Lisa decided it was time for a new pug to enter her life. After doing some research Lisa discovered the PDWRA, not long after she saw ‘Reggie’s...

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Join Our Facebook Mega Auction

Our Facebook Mega Auction is active throughout the year, raising constant and essential funds for our charity’s pugs in need.

This year we will feature some fantastic antique and vintage collectibles among with the typical goodies that are donated and often made by our generous supporters.
Don’t miss out and make sure to join the group if you are not a member already. We have 5,500 members.

You are able to donate your own items for auction or for raffles too!

Contact our volunteers who run the Mega-Auction from within the Facebook Group. They will be delighted to hear from you!

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