Author Archives: Janet

Gemma’s skydive for PDWRA – TODAY!

And she’s done it!  She jumped for the pugs!  Well done Gemma!

Gemma says: “I DID IT!  I jumped for the pugs!  Loved every single minute of it, think my face says it all.  Massive thank you to everyone who donated and came to see me jump!  I’ve raised nearly £700, not got full amount yet but will sort that out asap.”

Please sponsor her if you haven’t already done so – we think she was so brave to do this for the pugs – here is the link –

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GemmaKempthorne

From everyone and every pug at PDWRA, a great big thank you to Gemma.  

Do you live in EAST or NORTH Yorkshire?

We need adoption applications if you live in these areas.

If you have previously applied, please don’t submit another application – your details will be being processed already.

Feel free to share to friends and family in these 2 areas.

Thank you!

Framlingham Country Show 13/14 April

The PDWRA gazebo at Framlingham Country Show, 13 and 14 April.

The weather was not kind to us as the weekend was bitterly cold, with a fair sprinkling of sleet and hail, and an Easterly wind blowing much of the time!

Some of our volunteers and visitors, and their pugs.

On Saturday our volunteers were Tracey, Toni and Paul, Debbie and her pugs Monty and Bella, along with Alison and Peter who set up the stand each day, and Janet.  On Sunday Alison and Peter held the fort again with volunteers Vicki, Lyn and Les, Sue, Debbie and Janet, together with pugs Oscar, Doris, Louie, Eric, Topsy and the long-suffering Monty paying a return visit.

It was lovely to meet Rose and Will who brought along their adopted paraplegic pug Frankie, who was thoroughly enjoying his day out together with his elderly companion Dizzee, also recently adopted.

A massive and very grateful thank you to all our volunteers and visitors for supporting PDWRA.

PDWRA will be attending a number of other events throughout the spring, summer and autumn – we hope the weather will be a little less cold!  We look forward to seeing as many of our supporters as possible at these events, to help spread the word about our charity, and the rescue and rehoming work we do.

Pug Yoga

Julia is very kindly running a Yoga Class to raise funds for PDWRA!  If you are local, why not pop along and join in – please email her to confirm your attendance – she would love to see you there!

Wanted: National Fundraising Co-ordinator

Would you like to volunteer for PDWRA?  We are looking for a National Fundraising Co-ordinator to join our team, to help promote and increase fundraising opportunities.

We need a self-motivated, confident and flexible person who works well in a team, is well versed in IT and Social Media, and is able to commit to an average of a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The ideal person will already love pugs and have experience of fundraising, but this is not essential, as enthusiasm and commitment to our cause will be taken into consideration!

If you are interested and would like to see the full role description, PLEASE EMAILsecretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk

⭐ Thank you Hannah! ⭐

We have had a fabulous donation of £20 (£25 with Gift Aid) from one of our youngest fans, 11 year old Hannah Wild from Darlington!

Hannah was sponsored by her family and friends to do 50 skips a day.

⭐ Thank you Hannah from all our pugs in need – you’re a little star! ⭐

⭐ Discover Dogs at Crufts 2019 ⭐

The Pug Breed Stand in Discover Dogs – BEST OVERALL STAND!

The 2 photos above and below show Frontline presenting the Pug Stand in Discover Dogs with a prize for best stand. (Sunday 10.03.19) the fourth and final day of Crufts 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.  The two judges were Hector Heathcote and Paul Eardley who are both Kennel Club Board Members.
Photos by BeatMedia, The Kennel Club.

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Well done and thank you to everyone who helped on the Discover Dogs Stand at Crufts over the 4 days of the show.

A mix of show, pet and PDWRA people helped by bringing their lovely dogs along to represent the breed.  Lots of people came to visit the Stand and enjoyed interacting with the Pugs, getting information about the breed and generally talking Pug!

The icing on the cake was for the Stand to be awarded ⭐ BEST OVERALL STAND ⭐ which is a great achievement! Well done to Alex Hill who set up and closed down each day.

Do you live in the North East?

Do you live in the North East?

We are looking for both Foster Carers and new applicants to adopt in the following areas:

Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, Tyneside and Sunderland.

Please follow the link below to apply to foster:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/application-to-foster-a-pug/

or to apply to adopt:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/adopting-a-pug/

Alternatively, please email rescue@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk and  your Area Co-ordinator will be in contact.

🐾 Milo – further update 🐾

Yesterday Milo had his check up with the physio.  We have been working on strengthening his legs and improving his gait.   The physio and the specialist (who popped in to see him) were super impressed with his progress.  His back legs have improved massively.

He is able to stand upright for long periods of time on his back legs, taking all of his weight on them.  He is walking almost “perfectly” with minor catching of his nails.

He can maintain his balance on a wobble board.

He is able to push off from sitting to standing with little effort.

The downside is that he is now trying to jump up onto furniture as he is strong enough to push upwards on his legs.

We are now tasked with doing figure of eight walking, which means he will have to change direction and transfer his weight quickly.

His progress is amazing to see.

WE ARE STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS TO ADOPT THIS STUNNING LITTLE BOY.  Please email Deb Lunnon at lunnon2105@nullgmail.com

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Milo came into foster at 10.5 months old (he will be 1yr on 24th March). He was attacked by a bull breed at 5 weeks of age and this has led to various problems.

His jaw was broken and he now has a slightly lopsided smile where his tongue pokes out slightly.

His spine is severely compressed. An MRI shows that this is an historic problem, possibly due to trauma, but bone has grown to fuse and stabilise the spine. Surgery is not required nor can it be performed.

He has a slightly wobbly gait which does not slow him down at all. He is very energetic and extremely playful.

His exercise must be limited and managed carefully.

Possibly due to his past he is highly strung and extremely noisy.

He would suit a home where someone is around a lot of the time and has the time and patience to train Milo. A laid back dog would be beneficial to help to calm his youthful exuberance.

Whilst he is totally continent he has other ideas of toileting so belly bands are a must.

If you feel that you have the time for this highly energetic, noisy, playful and at times annoying  ball of fun, please email me at lunnon2105@nullgmail.com

Please note all applicants will require a home-check to be considered.

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You will remember that Milo had his MRI scan two weeks ago. The scan showed compression of the spine and his cord is severely pinched. There is no surgery that can help him, in fact it would probably paralyse him.

Over the last two weeks he has had continual assessment of his walking and his bladder to check for any possible worsening of his condition.  We are pleased to report that all seems stable. His legs have strengthened and his weight has been drastically reduced to negate any problems caused by being too fat. He is not incontinent – merely peeing inside the house due to still being a puppy.

Today he underwent laser treatment along his spine to try and stimulate his nerves and he also had a physio session.

Moving forward he is to undergo a 4-6 week programme of physio (all home based) to try to correct the way he puts his feet down. He will return for a check up on 18th March and again before any adoption.

The future does indeed look bright. With careful management, limited exercise and no sudden or jolty movements, Milo ‘should’ remain mobile.

A beautiful boy who will soon be looking for his forever home!

Milo would like to thank you all for raising the £2,000 necessary to fund his scan.

 

 

Milo was desperate for an MRI.

We needed £2,000 to pay for Milo’s scan.

🐾 Happy St Patrick’s Day from Peggy 🐾

We’ve had lots of people asking after the lovely Peggy!  She’s doing absolutely amazingly and is being spoiled rotten!

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the auction; you can all take credit for getting her treated and rehomed so quickly.  She’s living the dream life she deserves now.

 

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Peggy has had a vet visit today.  We had a great potential home lined up, but she’s proving to be a very dominant lady so we believe that she needs to be an only dog.

The metacam is doing wonders for her mobility, and as she has put on a little weight we are careful she doesn’t overdo things, as it will only put more strain on her joints.

Please donate if you can, share if you can’t, or join in our Facebook auction and know you are helping.

Thank you.

Can you help us help Tucker?

This is Tucker.

We are looking for a special, dog-free home for this loving boy.

Tucker is 5 years old and has been with a family for several months since surrender.  They have done an amazing job and tried exceptionally hard to help him overcome some challenging behavioural issues; he has made progress, but there is still a way to go.

Very bravely, despite loving him dearly, they have realised that it may work better for him to be in another home – with no children or pets, where it is very calm, and plenty of time and patience can be given to the continued training, exercise and commitment Tucker needs to help him live the happy life he deserves.

Tucker is a sensitive soul and can be a very sweet and loving boy, but he needs time to get to know people.

If you think you can help, please email Tucker’s Area Co-ordinator, nataliecerrone@nullhotmail.co.uk