🐾 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!

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget …

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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!

🎆 And they’re off … FIREWORKS 🎆

Sadly, fireworks are set off in the weeks leading up to Bonfire Night, Halloween etc.  Many pugs, especially rescues who may have been kennelled outside, are extremely anxious around this time.

The Dogs Trust website has some useful top tips:

  • make sure your house and garden are secure
  • walk your dogs before dark, or as early in the evening as you can, then keep them indoors
  • make them snug.  Some owners swear by “Thunder Shirts” or “swaddling” techniques to help them feel as secure as possible.  You can purchase these online, or use jumpers or jackets they’re familiar with
  • use “Adaptil” plug-ins, collars, sprays etc which may calm anxious pets, or other natural supplements such as “YuCalm”
  • turn up the TV or radio, or put music on, to drown out loud bangs
  • enjoy fireworks safely, make a safe and secure “den” hideaway for your pet.

🐾 “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:


Help PDWRA win a £25,000 grant for the Pugs!

Help PDWRA win a £25,000 grant for the Pugs from SEIB Insurance Brokers!

SEIB Giving is giving away up to £50,000 to numerous charities – with £25,000 going to the winning charity as voted by the public.

To help PDWRA win, please spare a couple of minutes to vote for us at:

Once you enter a few details about yourself, all you’ll need is:

  • Our full name: The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association
  • Our charity number: 276067

Public voting closes on 28 November 2019.

Thank you for your support!

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.