🏃 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.


Thank you so much – and good luck, Neil, next Sunday!

An Appeal for Lucy – update


This is Lucy the Jug, she is looking for her forever home.

Lucy is extremely sweet natured and loves to play with other dogs and children. She is very bouncy as she is still only young.

She is initially wary of men, but she is easily won over with love and treats.

Lucy will need a patient and loving home as she is of a very nervous disposition. Loud noises and raised voices scare her and she will retreat to the safety of her crate. She is known to wet herself with fear and also with excitement.

This very special little girl needs a very special home.

Update 4 July : Lucy has now found her forever home!  Thank you to everyone who applied to adopt her.  

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 …..

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 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 – the first event is on Saturday, 8 June.

Thank you for supporting PDWRA.