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Can you help us help Tucker?

This is Tucker.

We are looking for a special, dog-free home for this loving boy.

Tucker is 5 years old and has been with a family for several months since surrender.  They have done an amazing job and tried exceptionally hard to help him overcome some challenging behavioural issues; he has made progress, but there is still a way to go.

Very bravely, despite loving him dearly, they have realised that it may work better for him to be in another home – with no children or pets, where it is very calm, and plenty of time and patience can be given to the continued training, exercise and commitment Tucker needs to help him live the happy life he deserves.

Tucker is a sensitive soul and can be a very sweet and loving boy, but he needs time to get to know people.

If you think you can help, please email Tucker’s Area Co-ordinator, nataliecerrone@nullhotmail.co.uk

🐾 Thank you to West Yorkshire Pugs 🐾

An amazing £405 raised from West Yorkshire Pugs Fun Day last weekend!

Thank you so much, especially to everyone who contributed, organised and executed events on the day itself; Lisa Butland (and family), Jackie Ward, Alison Mount, Andrea Slater and Maureen Watson (for so many generous Tombola/Raffle donations).

 

Do you have a Pets At Home VIP card?

Did you know you can help PDWRA if you shop at Pets At Home and have a VIP Card?

All you need to do is go to “Your Profile” – look for Lifelines – and type in “HUNTINGDON” store, and then Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association will come up as one of the Charities to choose.

Or follow the instructions if you have the app in the picture – it’s that easy!

The points convert to money for PDWRA to purchase essentials for our surrendered dogs – we have been asked to find new homes for 42 pugs this month.

⭐ 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.