CHRISTMAS CLOSURE – but we do NOT close our doors to pugs which need to be surrendered.
In accordance with our charity’s usual practice at this time of year, and in common with many other rescue organisations, PDWRA will not be accepting any NEW online or postal applications to adopt or foster pugs during Christmas and the New Year. Our website has been updated, and applicants will not be able to submit an online application until 6 JANUARY 2020. Any postal applications received will not be processed until 6 JANUARY 2020.
Applications received BEFORE the cut-off date of 1 December 2019 will be dealt with in the usual way.
We would like to reassure our supporters, and anyone needing to surrender a pug between the above dates, that PDWRA’s doors are NEVER closed to pugs which need to be surrendered. Our contact details remain the same – here is the link to our Surrendering Your Pug page.
Visit PDWRA PEOPLE to see our list of Trustees and find out how to Contact Us.
Visit FRIENDS OF WELFARE to find out how to become a Friend of Welfare.
Visit SURRENDERING YOUR PUG for details of how to surrender your pug to PDWRA.
Visit RESCUE STORIES to read the stories of some of the pugs rescued and rehomed by PDWRA; click here to access the drop down menu for this section.
Visit ADOPTION & FOSTERING for further information; use the links below for details of how to apply to adopt or foster a PDWRA pug.
Visit SHOPPING for a great selection of puggy merchandise in the PDWRA Shop as well as the limited edition Poorly Paw Pugs. New designs for 2019 Christmas cards, and the PDWRA 2020 Calendar, are now available.
Last but not least, please visit DONATE to find out how to make a donation to PDWRA.
And finally – why not visit the PDWRA Mega Auction for Pugs In Need page on Facebook?
Who We Are
PDWRA is a registered charity in the UK – number 276067. Strict rules are followed regarding the welfare, rescue and rehoming of all pugs. No profits are made and everyone gives their time and talents freely.
PDWRA was first formed in 1973 and was known as the Pug Dog Welfare Association. In 1978 the Association became a registered charity and a separate legal entity under the sole control of the Trustees. In 2000 with the approval of the Charity Commission the name was changed to its present name.
What We Do
PDWRA operates throughout the whole of the UK and has a maximum of twelve Trustees, who are able to assist a pug in need in any part of the country. Should any further assistance be required, such as vetting a possible new home, and help with transport, the Trustees can call upon members of Friends of Welfare, whose contribution since this group was first formed has been invaluable.
In 2018 we were asked to find new homes for 356 pugs; although there were a few cases which did not go ahead, most of these rehomings did take place. This was a massive increase on our 2017 figures of just over 200. The Trustees had decided in 2014 that the time had come to operate our rehoming system on a regional basis; there are now 10 regional areas, covering the whole of the UK, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. Full details and contact telephone numbers can be seen on our Surrendering Your Pug page.
The Chairman, Robin Coulter, and the Secretary, Lynne Kellow, can be contacted here.
We seldom have pugs waiting for homes, and therefore we do not have a kennel or rescue centre anywhere in the UK. On occasions, however, we do have pugs in need of nursing care and temporary fostering, and again the assistance of members of Friends of Welfare is invaluable.
Please note that with the exception of any pugs requiring nursing care or temporary fostering as mentioned above, no surrendered pugs awaiting rehoming are kept at the homes of our Trustees or Friends of Welfare. We therefore request that you do not contact us to ask if you can come and view the available pugs.
PDWRA co-operates and works with other organisations in our particular field.
We Need Your Help …
Please don’t forget that your support is always needed. All donations are used to assist with PDWRA’s expenses in rescuing and rehoming pugs. Please click the button below if you would like to donate. Card payments are securely processed by PayPal, and you don’t need to set up an account to use the service.