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Would you like to help Flo – post updated

Flo recently came into rescue in a very sorry state.

She was initially rescued from a puppy farm by a couple, but sadly her problems were too great for them to cope with.

Flo is only 3 but was used as a breeding bitch on a puppy farm – kept crated for most if not all of the day.

She has numerous infections, some that are quite worrying.

She is due to have surgery to spay her and have further investigations on her bladder and kidneys, whilst under sedation.

If you feel able to help with the vet costs involved, please donate in the usual way – please use the reference “Help Flo”.

You can also make a bank transfer to PDWRA:

Lloyds TSB
Sort Code 30.99.62
Account No. 00144121

*** Update 24 June: Flo has had her spay, and whilst she was under anaesthetic she was x rayed and a very large stone (pictured below) was found. This was immediately removed and Flo is now recovering well and is much more comfortable. Thank you to all who have donated. ***


9 very happy pugs!

May was an incredibly busy month for PDWRA’S South East Team.  We saw many surrenders, but all were assessed, vet checked and moved on to forever homes.

If you would like to adopt, home check or foster, please apply today!  Follow the links below:

To apply to become a home checker for PDWRA, please contact the Secretary at

for further details.

Is your pug overweight?

Weight is a massive part of welfare, and we would be failing in our duty not to address this.

Many of the pugs coming into rescue are very overweight, and consequently suffer from musculoskeletal problems, respiratory problems, diabetes, kidney disease, ligament problems and – above all – a decreased life expectancy.

Some interesting facts …..

😊 AmazonSmile 😊

Dear Charity Administrator,

This email is to notify you that Amazon has donated £60.02 to your organisation (The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association) as a result of AmazonSmile programme activity between 1 January and 31 March, 2019. The donation has been deposited to your organisation’s bank account on or before 15 May, 2019.

Also, don’t forget to use your unique charity link, enabling supporters to select your organisation on with just one click:

We’ve just received the above email from Amazon.

So, please don’t forget to support PDWRA by starting your shopping at


Tombola items needed – can you help?

We have a number of events coming up that PDWRA will be attending.

We understand that not all of you can help, or get to the events, but we would really appreciate your help with tombola items.  These do not need to be costly, but PDWRA tombolas in previous years have been hugely successful, and help enormously to raise funds.

If you are happy to donate items, please email Deb at for her address,

or, better still,

order them through 😊 Amazon Smile 😊 
and get them delivered direct to Deb.

These items will be distributed between all of the teams and their events – the first event is on Saturday, 8 June.

Thank you for supporting PDWRA.

🏃 Dundee Half Marathon 🏃

Back in 2012, Neil Flynn ran the Liverpool Marathon, raising over £1500 for PDWRA.

Fast forward a few years and he’s decided to enter the Dundee Half Marathon on 7 July, to raise more funds for PDWRA.

Every little helps – please click on the link below to support Neil if you can.


🐾 Surrendering Your Pug 🐾

Volunteers at PDWRA deal with some extremely emotional surrenders.  They spend a lot of time reassuring the people who surrender, that they are doing the right thing for their beloved pug.

In many cases this support is extended to after the surrender, and for a few weeks until the pug has gone to its forever home.

Some people find this a comfort, whilst others need a clean break.

We never judge – we just do our best for all concerned.

Here is the link to our Surrendering Your Pug page: