PDWRA 2024 Calendar Out on Monday!

The PDWRA 2024 Calendar will be available to order from Monday 4th December!

At Only £12, including 1st class postage, it’s a great way to support PDWRA too!

You will be able to order by email and details for payment will be provided on Monday.


For further information on Fundraising and why we rely on it, please see:
Fundraising & Events 2023 | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

Christmas Close to New Adoption Applications

PUGS are for life NOT just for Christmas!

As Pugs are for life, not just for Christmas, PDWRA will be closing as usual, to new Adoption Applications in the lead-up to Christmas, until the New Year.

This will be from Thurs 7th Dec 8pm to Tues 2nd Jan midday.

We would like to reassure anyone needing to surrender a pug during this period that our doors remain OPEN for taking pugs into our care.
Surrendering | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

Foster homes are always needed, especially for emergencies during this period so if you can offer a suitable temporary home to a pug, short or long-term, please see our Fostering section where you can also apply.
Fostering | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

When Shirley met Daphne!

Nothing brings us more happiness than seeing our adopted pugs in their new forever homes!

We love to hear and share stories from our adopters on why they chose to adopt from PDWRA. It’s these heart-warming forever-afters that make our work so rewarding.

Here’s Shirley’s story:
“In May, I lost my beloved little Poodle and I was then diagnosed with breast cancer, which made me uncertain about getting another dog. As I am disabled, I’ve always adopted older dogs, which can be challenging as they don’t live as long, but they are so loving and grateful. Despite the trauma they may have endured, they always find a way to show appreciation for everything.

After my surgery and treatment, I knew it was time to love again. While browsing Facebook, I stumbled upon the adorable face of Daphne, who, like me, would also be in a wheelchair one day. I felt an instant connection and was determined to do everything in my power to help her. The adoption process was made easy by the wonderful team of volunteers at PDWRA, they even arranged for Daphne to be brought to me.


After some video calls, I knew she was meant to be mine. Daphne is a wonderful little soul, and I didn’t even know I was missing her until she came into my life. She follows me everywhere, even leaving a trail of hair in her wake! She is everything to me, and I am everything to her. I’m committed to ensuring that she lives the rest of her life to the fullest.

I can’t thank the PDWRA enough for their incredible support. They helped me find Daphne and have made a positive impact on so many lovely pugs’ lives.
You are all amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Xxxxx”

Here’s the beginning of Daphne’s journey with PDWRA:

Daphne, adopted & completely at home!

It’s Getting Cold Outside!!

With the arrival of the colder months, our pugs are also impacted by the change in temperature.

We’ll bundle up with coats, hats, and gloves, so don’t forget to consider these valuable tips to keep your beloved pugs safe and comfortable!

Check out other seasonal hazards & pug health info here:




Onelittlepug Christmas cards to support PDWRA!

Jayne is a supporter of PDWRA, who creates handmade cards and illustrations. She very kindly raised £150 this summer for PDWRA in a fundraiser to mark the 15th birthday of her gorgeous pug Henry, seen below.

Henry pug was her inspiration for her business Onelittlepug. Very sadly Henry has recently passed away, having lived life to the full, with a personality ten times his size.

He loved having his photo taken, so was often the model for so many card designs, so his legacy remains.

Jayne has created Christmas Cards with designs for both fawn and black pug varieties. Profits on these will be donated to PDWRA and are available from her Etsy shop, at: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/onelittlepug

They can be specifically found at: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1569417534/

We are so very grateful for Jayne’s kind support and raising awareness for PDWRA too.
Please support us both by purchasing and sending these unique and delightful cards this Christmas!!

For more information about fundraising, please see: Fundraising & Events 2023 | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

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