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Volunteers needed in Derbyshire & Staffordshire

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

Please emailย

or ring Valerie on 07429 201689

To foster pugs, please apply at

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

Thank you.

๐Ÿ˜Š Support PDWRA via AmazonSmile ๐Ÿ˜Š

Don’t forget to support PDWRA while you shop via ๐Ÿ˜Š Amazon Smileย ๐Ÿ˜Šย

You can help support our charity whenever you buy something through Amazon.

Here’s how to get started:

To nominate PDWRA as your chosen charity for AmazonSmile, all you have to do is go to, search for The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association, and click Select. It’s very easy to do, minimal effort and Amazon will donate a small percentage to the charity with every purchase.

So make sure to always do your shopping with Amazon through the link below:

๐Ÿพ Some recent adoptions from South Area ๐Ÿพ

Elly came in as she didn’t get on with the family’s other dog. ย 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. ย 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. ย 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. ย 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 ยฃ109 to boot.

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

๐ŸŽ† And they’re off … FIREWORKS ๐ŸŽ†

Sadly, fireworks are set off in the weeks leading up to Bonfire Night, Halloween etc. ย 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. ย Some owners swear by “Thunder Shirts” or “swaddling” techniques to help them feel as secure as possible. ย 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.

โœ‰๏ธ We are still collecting stamps! โœ‰๏ธ

We are still collecting stamps – and just look at the latest amount raised!

Thank you to all our friends far and wide for their postage stamps. ย A few add to many, and recently we received a cheque for ยฃ289.29 which is a tremendous result.

With Christmas coming, please keep collecting them as we receive ยฃ10 per kilo for used stamps.

Please continue to support us by saving your used postage stamps, trimming them as explained in the poster below, and sending them to the address shown in the poster.

Why not ask your family and friends to save their stamps too?