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🐾 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.



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

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


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.

🐾 Happy St Patrick’s Day from Peggy 🐾

We’ve had lots of people asking after the lovely Peggy!  She’s doing absolutely amazingly and is being spoiled rotten!

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the auction; you can all take credit for getting her treated and rehomed so quickly.  She’s living the dream life she deserves now.



Peggy has had a vet visit today.  We had a great potential home lined up, but she’s proving to be a very dominant lady so we believe that she needs to be an only dog.

The metacam is doing wonders for her mobility, and as she has put on a little weight we are careful she doesn’t overdo things, as it will only put more strain on her joints.

Please donate if you can, share if you can’t, or join in our Facebook auction and know you are helping.

Thank you.

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,

***** Appeal for Troy *****

This is Troy.

Troy is an 18 month old neutered, handsome, bouncy, bundle of energy that any young family would be lucky to have.  He was surrendered under difficult circumstances and has had far too many homes in his short life, so we are only seeking people that are sure that they can devote the time and energy that this boy needs.

Troy is housetrained and his foster carer has started to lay some good foundations for him to improve his manners; not jumping on furniture to steal food and waiting his turn if there are other dogs etc. He is still a young dog and needs to have set boundaries.

Troy does seem more wary of men and may shy, or bark then run away, at least until he gets to know them. He gets anxious if he is left alone so ideally his new owner will ensure he is never left for long periods. He is up to date with his vaccinations and flea/worming treatments and has no other health issues. He’s untested with cats.

Troy loves soft toys, generally playing around, and barks at the TV when there’s a dog or barking on it.

Troy is loving, inquisitive and willing to learn, and all he wants is a lap to sit on and a playmate.

He needs a patient family who will understand his youth and sensitivity. An active family with children who play football or something similar would be perfect for Troy.

Can you love, take care of and keep up with Troy – forever?

Please email your interest to:


😊 AmazonSmile Charity Support 😊

Just received by our Treasurer:

“This email is to notify you that Amazon has donated £73.81 to your
organisation (The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association) as a result of
AmazonSmile programme activity between 1 October and 31 December, 2018.

The amount also includes the donation generated by the offering of an
additional 4.5% in donations on qualifying purchases during the
AmazonSmile bonus donation period from 29 October to 2 November, 2018.”

Excellent news, and we are of course delighted!

🐾 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.

😧 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.