🎄Christmas appeal – Rosie’s story🎄

This is Rosie’s story.  She’s why we do what we do.

We have helped 373 pugs so far this year, and our vet bill is £201,069.

If you can donate towards this, please do, at:

http://www.paypal.me/pugdogwelfare

using reference: Rosie

Alternatively, here is the link to our Donating to Pug Welfare page, where we have 3 options available for donating:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/donating-to-pug-dog-welfare/

We are their voice.

Thank you.

Thank you Lucy, family and friends

An enormous thank you goes to Lucy Brobyn for raising an amazing £508.60 for PDWRA in memory of her pug-loving Dad, Paul.  Here are Daisy and Rosie, the family pugs, with some of our supporters from their walk in Kent last weekend.  A terrific achievement – Paul would have been very proud of you all.

Volunteers needed in Derbyshire & Staffordshire

Can you help pugs in/around Derbyshire or Staffordshire, with transport or home visiting?

Please email rescue@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk

or ring Valerie on 07429 201689

To foster pugs, please apply at

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

before 30 November, or after 6 January 2020.  This is because of our annual Christmas closure for applications.

Thank you.

🐾 Some recent adoptions from South Area 🐾

Elly came in as she didn’t get on with the family’s other dog.  She has now been adopted, living as an only dog and getting all the love and attention she could possibly want.

Marion came in as she had separation anxiety, and wanted attention constantly.  She has now been adopted by a lovely family with 2 other dogs; she gets on especially well with the other pug, and has settled in so well.

Troy was surrendered because his family felt he wasn’t getting enough attention.  He has settled into his new home really well; his new family say it’s like he has always been with them, and they adore him.

Delilah wasn’t getting on with the other resident dogs; they were fighting, so she came into foster.  She’s now in a home without any other dogs, is really enjoying human company, and has settled brilliantly.

We love happy endings!

PDWRA at the NEC

Big thanks to Kay and John Greene – and their pugs – who represented PDWRA, together with Monika and her pug Teddy, alongside the Breed Council, at the National Pet Show held at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend.

PDWRA at Bulldogs Unleashed

Great day had at Bulldogs Unleashed, the Edward Foundation were perfect hosts, we had lots of lovely visitors, Welfare and foster pugs – and raised an amazing £109 to boot.

Thank you to everyone who donated, especially Maureen, Dawn and Hazel – stalwart supporters!

🐾 “It’s all in the fostering brief …”🐾

Sent to us by one of our lovely foster carers in Yorkshire: someone recently asked her what’s involved with being a foster carer for PDWRA.  This was her message:

“It’s all in the fostering brief …
Love them, love them some more.
Try to work out what they need.
Love them some more.
Think about them leaving.
Love them some more.
Watch them leave.
Love them some more.
When they leave, remember they are loved.
Some more.
It’s how we look at it.”

If you would like to help PDWRA by fostering a pug, here is the link for more information:

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

Yorkshire Student Event

On 8th October volunteers from across Yorkshire took their pugs to meet students from Digs Student Accommodation in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

We played ‘stick the tongue on the pug’ and ‘name the pug’, and the students had a great time playing with the pugs while the owners enjoyed a cuppa!!  Pip, who fosters (with her mum Maria and dad Marcus), raffled off her soft toy collection in aid of PDWRA – thanks Pip we know it was a big sacrifice to part with them!

It was lovely that the students had such a lovely time and they got lots and lots of cuddles!  As we left they said “this has been the best night ever!” And “please, please, please come back soon!!”


We raised over £150 and are excited to be going back on the 8th December for a fabulous Pug Christmas Party.

Click on the link below to our Fundraising Events page for details https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/upcoming-events/

or contact the Yorkshire Area co-ordinator Lisa at LisaPDWRA@nullgmail.com

Discover Dogs at Excel – 12/13 October

PDWRA volunteers and their pugs were at Discover Dogs at Excel in London on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October.

Our trade stand was very busy on both days – photos below of some of our volunteers and visitors during the day.

We also met PDWRA rescue pug Tallulah, who was taking part in the release of the Kennel Club breed rescue calendar.

On Sunday, PDWRA pugs enjoyed their own booth in the Rescue Area.

Lynne Kellow, PDWRA Secretary and Trustee, writes:

“The only way is Team Essex!

Thank you to our fantastic Team from Essex who represented PDWRA at Discover Dogs last weekend.  

The Team was organised by our Area Co-ordinator Clare, with Karen, Yasmin, Steve, Sally, Emma, Nikki, Jon, Rebekah, Darcie, Marcia, Jasmine, Peter, and our President Janet, Trustees Alison and Charlotte, and of course their lovely pugs!  They enjoyed meeting everyone – including some famous faces!”

Our most grateful thanks to all the volunteers and their pugs – many of whom helped on both days – for giving up their weekend to represent our charity at this very important event.