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⭐ A star for Reuben ⭐

Reuben and Ralphie, 5 year old litter brothers, came into rescue in December 2015.  After almost 3 extremely happy years with their adopters Vivien and Becki, Reuben’s health issues became too severe, and he died in October 2018.

Ralphie misses his brother, but is settling down in his role as an only pug.

Just before Christmas, Vivien sent us this heartwarming update:

“We all miss the beautiful Reuben.  A friend bought us a very unusual present; she has had a star in the Orion constellation named after him, so we have a certificate and a map of the constellation showing where he is. We were very touched by that.”

We think this is the first time a star has been named in honour of a PDWRA pug.  Reuben is the pug on the left in this earlier photo of the boys.

⭐ Shine brightly, Reuben. ⭐

😧 Pug No. 350 – 2019 update😧

For the first time ever in the history of our Charity, we have today been asked to find a new home as soon as possible for Pug No. 350.

Yes, that’s right. Number 350. 😧

Just before Christmas.

This is due to a relationship breakup and a move to rented accommodation where, sadly, the pug is not allowed.

Who knows whether we will also see Pug No. 351 – and more – before the end of the year?

And this is why we and our supporters and volunteers are continually fundraising by running auctions, all sorts of other events, walks, meet-ups etc.

Your help and support have never been needed more than now.  Please visit Donating to Pug Dog Welfare to help Pug No. 350 and the others who will follow.

2 January 2019 update 

And they did follow.  Another 6 pugs.

Our total intake onto the Rehoming Register for 2018 was 356 pugs.  That’s almost one pug per day.

And on New Year’s Day we were asked to find a new home for Pug No. 001 for 2019.  Very sadly, this is due to the death of his owner.

 

 

🎵 Let’s hear it for the boys …🎵

🎵 Let’s hear it for the boys – let’s give the boys a chance 🎵

We find that many of our boys are overlooked in preference for the girls.  Why, we’re not sure.  The boys are equally as special and just as loving.

Here are just some of our adopted boys in their homes.

🎵 Please consider adopting a male pug 🎵

New adoption applications can be submitted online starting Monday 7 January.   

For 7 days only …

January is for sales!

We will be holding a 7 day only flash sale for you to donate your unwanted Christmas gifts.

All proceeds to PDWRA.

Watch this page – and our FB page – for further details.

⭐Christmas Mega Auction result⭐

 

⭐ An incredible £12,113.71 ⭐

An enormous thank you to everyone who has donated and bid on items in this auction.  You truly are amazing supporters of PDWRA.

As before, Rachel and team have worked tirelessly to make this event such a wonderful success.  We are truly grateful, and so are all the pugs who will benefit from your donations.

⭐ THANK YOU EVERYONE ⭐

Saving your used stamps raises vital funds for PDWRA

Our last payment from Stamps For Charity in Norfolk (see poster below for address to send your stamps to) was an amazing £351.76! This is the largest payment we have ever received in respect of used stamps, and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported our Charity in this way.  Why not ask your family and friends to save their stamps too?

🐾 Thank you! 🐾

The North East UK Christmas Party on 1 December made a profit of £1004.25 for our pugs in need!

Thank you to everyone who supported us – our vets bills for November alone have already reached £12,451 so this will help significantly.