A Day at Crufts 2024, by our Volunteers!

A Day at Crufts 2024, by our Volunteers!

We were thrilled to be back at Crufts today, the opening day, Toy Day!


“Many Thanks”
go to our volunteers who manned the our stand so enthusiastically, spreading the word about the various ways volunteers help the charity, about our mission, and the many rescue stories and achievements we make each year.

A remarkable and busy day was had by our volunteer team at Crufts. It was filled with inspiration and heartfelt connections.

Two of our dedicated volunteers, Claire and Lucy, shared their take on the day with us, reflecting on the essence of why they chose to lend their time and passion to our cause. Claire said, “I have just adopted a PDWRA pug, only last week! Charity and volunteering are things very close to my heart. I’m a huge animal lover and will always do what I can to give back.

“Throughout the day, we were overwhelmed by the warmth and support of the visitors who graced our stand. Many were already familiar with the work of our charity, sparking conversations about adoption and sharing stories of their own pug companions.

The bustling atmosphere and prime location of our stand ensured that we reached a wide audience, capturing the attention of those participating in, and watching the pug show.

Our merchandise was a hit among attendees, from small pug toys to pens and stylish pug-themed shopping bags. Each item seemed to find its way into the hands of our supporters.

Among the highlights of the day was a touching moment shared with a lady in her 80’s, who has had pugs since the 70’s. She shared a number of positive stories about the charity with us. Her presence and enthusiasm were a reminder of the enduring bond between humans and pugs.

Perhaps the most heartening news of all, was the incredible sum of  £567 collected on the day for PDWRA! This achievement fills us with heartfelt gratitude and serves as a testament to the generosity and kindness of our community.

Every penny raised will go towards supporting the welfare and well-being of pugs in need, ensuring that they find loving homes and receive the care they deserve.

Events like Crufts play a vital role in raising awareness about pug welfare and the tireless work of our charity. It’s an opportunity to showcase the difference we can make when we come together in support of a common cause.

We are immensely grateful to the volunteers who took time out of their day to travel to, and attend the event and everyone who stopped by our stand, shared their stories, and supported our mission.

Your continued love and support means the world to us and our pugs!


To continue to ensure that dog shows remain an effective platform to monitor and improve dog health, The Kennel Club has announced it is introducing health-related entry requirements for some brachycephalic breeds for Crufts 2025.

Crufts 2025 for Brachy breeds | The Kennel Club

The breathing testing was featured in Channel 4’s coverage of Crufts and filmed in front of our PDWRA stand. Do catch-up on the details and discussion if you missed it!

For more related information about the brachycephalic health issues, please see various articles at: Pug Health & Wellbeing | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

If you would like to donate towards Pugs in Need, particularly healthcare costs, please go to: Donating to Pug Dog Welfare | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)


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