Category Archives: Fundraising

🏃 Dundee Half Marathon 🏃

Back in 2012, Neil Flynn ran the Liverpool Marathon, raising over £1500 for PDWRA.

Fast forward a few years and he’s decided to enter the Dundee Half Marathon on 7 July, to raise more funds for PDWRA.

Every little helps – please click on the link below to support Neil if you can.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=melharcopugs&pageUrl=1

 

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️Go Team Pug!🏃‍♀️🏃

Go Team Pug!

Not long to go and these crazy marvellous people will be running their legs off!

Please sponsor these 5 amazing people 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃 running for PDWRA in the Hackney Half Marathon on 19 May.

They are aiming to raise as much as possible to help with rising vet bills due to the record number of pugs surrendered this year.

Please support them; have a dig down your sofa cushions for a spare pound or two (the price of a coffee?) and spread the word, please!

Click on the link below to sponsor them!  Thank you!

https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/hackneyhalfmarathon-2c5d844d

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

Possibly our hardest to home are bonded pairs such as Bubble and Squeak, pictured above.

These two were surrendered recently due to a change in family circumstances.  Aged 5 they have been together since puppies. They are a lovely sweet natured pair who hopefully will soon find their forever home.

If you feel you are able to offer a special home to a pair of pugs, then please complete our online application form below, and make sure you answer YES when asked if you would adopt a bonded pair.

Online Application Form to Adopt a Pug

Alternatively, please follow the link below to download, complete and return an adoption application form via post, and please clearly mark your application “Perfect Pairs”.

Download the Pug Dog Adoption Form [PDF].

Once you have downloaded the form, please print it out and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Here is the link to our “Perfect Pairs” page:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/perfect-pairs/

***** Wanted: Volunteer Area Co-ordinators*****

Would you like to help us help pugs in need?

PDWRA is seeking to expand our Team of VACs to help meet the increasing numbers of pugs being surrendered to our care throughout the UK.

We are looking for VACs to join our Teams in the following areas:

AREA 7 – CENTRAL
covering Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire

AREA 5 – SOUTH
covering West Midlands, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and the Isle of Wight

AREA 6 – WALES
covering all of the Welsh Counties

Applicants need to be reliable, confident, self-motivated and enjoy working as part of a team.  Basic IT skills, a flexible approach to working hours and, of course, a love of pugs are a must!

Please note this is an UNPAID VOLUNTEER ROLE but full support and training will be given.

For an application form or to find out more without obligation, please email secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk by close on Monday 6 May.

 

 

Tombola items needed, please

We have a number of events coming up that PDWRA are attending.

We appreciate that not all of you can help, or get to the events, but we would really appreciate your help with tombola items.  These do not need to be costly, but PDWRA tombolas in previous years have been hugely successful, and help enormously to raise funds.

If you are happy to donate items, please email Deb at lunnon2105@nullgmail.com for her address,

or, better still,

order them through 😊 Amazon Smile 😊 https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/276067-0 
and get them delivered direct to Deb.

These items will be distributed between all of the teams and their events.

Thank you for supporting PDWRA.

Pickle has a new home!

Many thanks to everyone who has come forward to give Pickle his forever home.
We were inundated with applicants, but a decision has been made.
Thank you again for your interest in rehoming with PDWRA.

Gemma’s skydive for PDWRA

And she’s done it!  She jumped for the pugs!  Well done Gemma!

Gemma says: “I DID IT!  I jumped for the pugs!  Loved every single minute of it, think my face says it all.  Massive thank you to everyone who donated and came to see me jump!  I’ve raised nearly £700, not got full amount yet but will sort that out asap.”

Please sponsor her if you haven’t already done so – we think she was so brave to do this for the pugs – here is the link –

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GemmaKempthorne

From everyone and every pug at PDWRA, a great big thank you to Gemma.  

We need homes for pairs of pugs!

We currently have several pairs of pugs in foster.  We never separate a bonded pair of pugs.  Could you offer a special home to a pair of pugs?

(All the pugs pictured below have already found their forever homes with PDWRA)ROLLO & BELLA

Owning more than one pug can bring so much joy and happiness to a home, but should not be undertaken without careful thought and consideration. Double the joy means double the expense.

Applicants must be able to provide adequate insurance for the pugs. Pre-existing medical conditions will normally be covered by PDWRA during the lifetime of the pugs.

B & S

 

 

“Totally inseparable”

 

 

P & P

 

 

“Adopted over 2 years ago at the ages of 6 and 7”

 

D & L 2

 

 

 

“Adopted earlier this year at the ages of 8 and 9.  They’re like chalk and cheese but bring double the fun, twice the love and definitely have the biggest hold over my heart”

HOLLIE B

 

 

“Such great boys. The best decision I made to adopt this bonded pair”.

 

A & B

 

 

“With us for almost a year now.  It’s been an eye-opener but we wouldn’t change it for the world!  They give us so much love and we hope we’ve made them happy too!”

 

 

F & H

 

“Two Golden Oldies who have brought so much joy into our lives.  They were 10 years old when we adopted them, and are the best pets we’ve ever had”

 

If you feel you are able to offer a special home to a pair of pugs, then please complete our online application form below, and make sure you answer YES when asked if you would adopt a bonded pair.

Online Application Form to Adopt a Pug

Alternatively, please follow the link below to download, complete and return an adoption application form via post, and please clearly mark your application “Perfect Pairs”.

Download the Pug Dog Adoption Form [PDF].

Once you have downloaded the form, please print it out and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.

 

Wanted: National Fundraising Co-ordinator

Would you like to volunteer for PDWRA?  We are looking for a National Fundraising Co-ordinator to join our team, to help promote and increase fundraising opportunities.

We need a self-motivated, confident and flexible person who works well in a team, is well versed in IT and Social Media, and is able to commit to an average of a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The ideal person will already love pugs and have experience of fundraising, but this is not essential, as enthusiasm and commitment to our cause will be taken into consideration!

If you are interested and would like to see the full role description, PLEASE EMAILsecretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk

⭐ Thank you Hannah! ⭐

We have had a fabulous donation of £20 (£25 with Gift Aid) from one of our youngest fans, 11 year old Hannah Wild from Darlington!

Hannah was sponsored by her family and friends to do 50 skips a day.

⭐ Thank you Hannah from all our pugs in need – you’re a little star! ⭐

Do you live in the North East?

Do you live in the North East?

We are looking for both Foster Carers and new applicants to adopt in the following areas:

Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, Tyneside and Sunderland.

Please follow the link below to apply to foster:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/application-to-foster-a-pug/

or to apply to adopt:

https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/adopting-a-pug/

Alternatively, please email rescue@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk and  your Area Co-ordinator will be in contact.

🐾 Milo – further update 🐾

Yesterday Milo had his check up with the physio.  We have been working on strengthening his legs and improving his gait.   The physio and the specialist (who popped in to see him) were super impressed with his progress.  His back legs have improved massively.

He is able to stand upright for long periods of time on his back legs, taking all of his weight on them.  He is walking almost “perfectly” with minor catching of his nails.

He can maintain his balance on a wobble board.

He is able to push off from sitting to standing with little effort.

The downside is that he is now trying to jump up onto furniture as he is strong enough to push upwards on his legs.

We are now tasked with doing figure of eight walking, which means he will have to change direction and transfer his weight quickly.

His progress is amazing to see.

WE ARE STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS TO ADOPT THIS STUNNING LITTLE BOY.  Please email Deb Lunnon at lunnon2105@nullgmail.com

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Milo came into foster at 10.5 months old (he will be 1yr on 24th March). He was attacked by a bull breed at 5 weeks of age and this has led to various problems.

His jaw was broken and he now has a slightly lopsided smile where his tongue pokes out slightly.

His spine is severely compressed. An MRI shows that this is an historic problem, possibly due to trauma, but bone has grown to fuse and stabilise the spine. Surgery is not required nor can it be performed.

He has a slightly wobbly gait which does not slow him down at all. He is very energetic and extremely playful.

His exercise must be limited and managed carefully.

Possibly due to his past he is highly strung and extremely noisy.

He would suit a home where someone is around a lot of the time and has the time and patience to train Milo. A laid back dog would be beneficial to help to calm his youthful exuberance.

Whilst he is totally continent he has other ideas of toileting so belly bands are a must.

If you feel that you have the time for this highly energetic, noisy, playful and at times annoying  ball of fun, please email me at lunnon2105@nullgmail.com

Please note all applicants will require a home-check to be considered.

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You will remember that Milo had his MRI scan two weeks ago. The scan showed compression of the spine and his cord is severely pinched. There is no surgery that can help him, in fact it would probably paralyse him.

Over the last two weeks he has had continual assessment of his walking and his bladder to check for any possible worsening of his condition.  We are pleased to report that all seems stable. His legs have strengthened and his weight has been drastically reduced to negate any problems caused by being too fat. He is not incontinent – merely peeing inside the house due to still being a puppy.

Today he underwent laser treatment along his spine to try and stimulate his nerves and he also had a physio session.

Moving forward he is to undergo a 4-6 week programme of physio (all home based) to try to correct the way he puts his feet down. He will return for a check up on 18th March and again before any adoption.

The future does indeed look bright. With careful management, limited exercise and no sudden or jolty movements, Milo ‘should’ remain mobile.

A beautiful boy who will soon be looking for his forever home!

Milo would like to thank you all for raising the £2,000 necessary to fund his scan.

 

 

Milo was desperate for an MRI.

We needed £2,000 to pay for Milo’s scan.