The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association

50 Years Rescuing & Rehoming Pugs Throughout the UK Since 1973

Run entirely by volunteers & public donations

Adoption

We are OPEN again following the Christmas break, looking for more of the right people and home environments to adopt pugs in 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

Pet Dental Health Month.

Pet Dental Health Month.

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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!

Friends of Welfare

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Your membership provides us with reliable, much-needed regular funding for increasing Pugs in Need costs.

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