🏃 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.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=melharcopugs&pageUrl=1

 

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️Go Team Pug!🏃‍♀️🏃

Go Team Pug!

Not long to go and these crazy marvellous people will be running their legs off!

Please sponsor these 5 amazing people 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃 running for PDWRA in the Hackney Half Marathon on 19 May.

They are aiming to raise as much as possible to help with rising vet bills due to the record number of pugs surrendered this year.

Please support them; have a dig down your sofa cushions for a spare pound or two (the price of a coffee?) and spread the word, please!

Click on the link below to sponsor them!  Thank you!

https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/hackneyhalfmarathon-2c5d844d

🐾 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:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/surrendering-your-pug/

 

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

Possibly our hardest to home are bonded pairs such as Bubble and Squeak, pictured above.

These two were surrendered recently due to a change in family circumstances.  Aged 5 they have been together since puppies. They are a lovely sweet natured pair who hopefully will soon find their forever home.

If you feel you are able to offer a special home to a pair of pugs, then please complete our online application form below, and make sure you answer YES when asked if you would adopt a bonded pair.

Online Application Form to Adopt a Pug

Alternatively, please follow the link below to download, complete and return an adoption application form via post, and please clearly mark your application “Perfect Pairs”.

Download the Pug Dog Adoption Form [PDF].

Once you have downloaded the form, please print it out and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Here is the link to our “Perfect Pairs” page:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/perfect-pairs/

***** Wanted: Volunteer Area Co-ordinators*****

Would you like to help us help pugs in need?

PDWRA is seeking to expand our Team of VACs to help meet the increasing numbers of pugs being surrendered to our care throughout the UK.

We are looking for VACs to join our Teams in the following areas:

AREA 7 – CENTRAL
covering Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire

AREA 5 – SOUTH
covering West Midlands, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and the Isle of Wight

AREA 6 – WALES
covering all of the Welsh Counties

Applicants need to be reliable, confident, self-motivated and enjoy working as part of a team.  Basic IT skills, a flexible approach to working hours and, of course, a love of pugs are a must!

Please note this is an UNPAID VOLUNTEER ROLE but full support and training will be given.

For an application form or to find out more without obligation, please email secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk by close on Monday 6 May.

 

 

Tombola items needed, please

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

We appreciate 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 lunnon2105@nullgmail.com for her address,

or, better still,

order them through 😊 Amazon Smile 😊 https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/276067-0 
and get them delivered direct to Deb.

These items will be distributed between all of the teams and their events.

Thank you for supporting PDWRA.

Pickle has a new home!

Many thanks to everyone who has come forward to give Pickle his forever home.
We were inundated with applicants, but a decision has been made.
Thank you again for your interest in rehoming with PDWRA.

Gemma’s skydive for PDWRA

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.  

We need homes for pairs of pugs!

We currently have several pairs of pugs in foster.  We never separate a bonded pair of pugs.  Could you offer a special home to a pair of pugs?

(All the pugs pictured below have already found their forever homes with PDWRA)ROLLO & BELLA

Owning more than one pug can bring so much joy and happiness to a home, but should not be undertaken without careful thought and consideration. Double the joy means double the expense.

Applicants must be able to provide adequate insurance for the pugs. Pre-existing medical conditions will normally be covered by PDWRA during the lifetime of the pugs.

B & S

 

 

“Totally inseparable”

 

 

P & P

 

 

“Adopted over 2 years ago at the ages of 6 and 7”

 

D & L 2

 

 

 

“Adopted earlier this year at the ages of 8 and 9.  They’re like chalk and cheese but bring double the fun, twice the love and definitely have the biggest hold over my heart”

HOLLIE B

 

 

“Such great boys. The best decision I made to adopt this bonded pair”.

 

A & B

 

 

“With us for almost a year now.  It’s been an eye-opener but we wouldn’t change it for the world!  They give us so much love and we hope we’ve made them happy too!”

 

 

F & H

 

“Two Golden Oldies who have brought so much joy into our lives.  They were 10 years old when we adopted them, and are the best pets we’ve ever had”

 

If you feel you are able to offer a special home to a pair of pugs, then please complete our online application form below, and make sure you answer YES when asked if you would adopt a bonded pair.

Online Application Form to Adopt a Pug

Alternatively, please follow the link below to download, complete and return an adoption application form via post, and please clearly mark your application “Perfect Pairs”.

Download the Pug Dog Adoption Form [PDF].

Once you have downloaded the form, please print it out and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.

 

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