Category Archives: Fundraising

🐾 Harvey – another update 🐾

This is Harvey.  He was surrendered into our care yesterday.

Harvey previously lived with an elderly owner who has dementia, and who was consequently struggling to care for his needs.  We thank Harvey’s extended family for choosing to surrender Harvey into our care, where he will now receive the treatment he requires.


For now we are giving Harvey space just to ‘be’.  True to his pug character, Harvey is making the most of the new experiences his foster home has to offer – short walks, regular appropriate meals, and the companionship of other dogs.

Harvey has an appointment with the vet today, when his treatment will begin.  We will keep you all updated on his progress.

Please donate to help us fund Harvey’s treatment.  You can donate via Paypal at

Or for alternative methods, here is the link to our Donating to Pug Welfare page:

Please use the reference “Harvey” so that we can quickly acknowledge your donations.

On behalf of Harvey, thank you.

Harvey’s vet visit update

Harvey’s initial visit to the vet.

Harvey, as expected, was a little worried about his examination by the vet, but testament to his lovely nature; he politely permitted the vet to check him over.

Harvey has been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis with a secondary skin infection.  His ears, hind legs, tail, abdomen, anal area and scrotum are affected.  His ear canals are currently too inflamed to examine any deeper – they will be re-examined once the swelling subsides.

Harvey is currently being treated with a combination of antibiotics, steroids, flea treatment, and a medicated shampoo.  He has a follow up appointment at the end of this week.  Castration, a dental, and vaccinations will be scheduled once his skin condition is well under control.

Harvey is already scratching less, and is visibly more comfortable.  He has regained his appetite following the move, and has claimed his spot on the sofa.

His vet bill for treatment so far – including blood tests –  is £189.98.

Thank you for your supportive words and kind donations.

Harvey – further update

Harvey’s skin continues to improve – now feeling much softer and looking far less angry than it did a week ago.

Harvey is thoroughly enjoying his time in foster, and is continuing to build friendships with the other resident animals.

Is it time for dinner yet?

Harvey – another update

Harvey has been going from strength to strength, thanks to your kind and generous donations and support.

Here he is thoroughly enjoying a local pug meet this weekend.  He’s quite the social butterfly and greeted the other pugs with a good sniff.  Needless to say he slept well when he got home!

His ear infection continues to improve, and he has new hair growth emerging on his legs.

Thank you for supporting Harvey’s care.  We will keep you updated.

✉️ Christmas has been and gone – but we are still collecting stamps! ✉️

An easy way to convert used stamps into cash to help our rescue pugs, is to save them and send to us, especially with the volume of Christmas cards and packages which will have been sent out this month.

Please collect and send to:

PDWRA, Used Stamps Appeal, Fords Farm, Horsey, Norfolk NR29 4EP.

We receive £10 per kilo for used stamps.  The address is also shown in the poster below.

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

And why not recycle your used inkjet printer cartridges too?  Here is the link for details:

Thank you for your continuing support.


🎄Essex Area Christmas Party🎄

What an absolutely fantastic day we had.  An amazing £800 was raised for PDWRA in just a couple of hours!

It was wonderful to meet and greet so many of our supporters, and to have time to chat with friends old and new, and their pugs.

Huge thanks to the PDWRA fundraising team of Rachel (and husband Steve) and Lorraine who joined us for the event, working tirelessly on the raffles and auction items.

Well done Team Essex – in particular Clare, Marcia, Sally and Steven (aka Father Christmas) – for organising the event.  Big thanks also to Debbie and Richard for coming along with the 2 pug sleigh which always brings the house down!

We hope you will enjoy looking at these lovely photos which were kindly taken by Clare’s Dad, a retired professional photographer.

We are now looking forward to next year’s party!

😊 AmazonSmile – another donation 😊

This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your chosen charity, The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association, recently received a quarterly donation of £164.00 thanks to customers shopping at

To date, Amazon has donated a total of £383.39 to The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association.

We’ve just received the above email from Amazon.

So, please don’t forget to support PDWRA by starting your shopping at

⭐⭐ ⭐ Mega Auction – end of year total! ⭐ ⭐⭐

Thank you so much for all your support.  The Mega Auction is now closed for Christmas, but our Fundraising Team of Rachel, Lorraine and Pauline will be back in January.

In 2 weeks in December we raised an amazing £7,143.75!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Let’s see what 2020 brings …

🎄Christmas appeal – Rosie’s story🎄

This is Rosie’s story.  She’s why we do what we do.

We have helped 373 pugs so far this year, and our vet bill is £201,069.

If you can donate towards this, please do, at:

using reference: Rosie

Alternatively, here is the link to our Donating to Pug Welfare page, where we have 3 options available for donating:

We are their voice.

Thank you.

Thank you Lucy, family and friends

An enormous thank you goes to Lucy Brobyn for raising an amazing £508.60 for PDWRA in memory of her pug-loving Dad, Paul.  Here are Daisy and Rosie, the family pugs, with some of our supporters from their walk in Kent last weekend.  A terrific achievement – Paul would have been very proud of you all.

Volunteers needed in Derbyshire & Staffordshire

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

Please email

or ring Valerie on 07429 201689

To foster pugs, please apply at

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

Thank you.