Category Archives: Fundraising

Could you help too?

Whether they are 1 year or 11 years old, PDWRA always helps a pug in need when their owners are no longer able to care for them.

Could you help too?  We always need kind people who are willing to open their heart and home to a rescued pug.

Or if you would like to help us by making a donation, or you can help with fostering/transporting/homechecking or fundraising, we would love to hear from you!

Here are some links for further information:

Meet PDWRA’s new Events Co-ordinator!

The Trustees are delighted to announce that Rachel Hodges will be joining the PDWRA Team as our Events Co-ordinator.  Rachel will be promoting events and fundraising activities that support PDWRA, so she is keen to hear from you if you have any ideas or anything planned.  Many of you will already know Rachel for the fantastic job she does on the PDWRA Mega Auction.

Rachel has had pugs for many years, and is also an experienced fosterer and home checker for PDWRA.

To contact Rachel about fundraising or events, please email her at


🐾 Further update on Shirley 🐾

We thought you might like to see Shirley and her family.  She is doing really well thanks to your generosity and the splendid care she has.

Here she is at Lanhydrock near Bodmin in Cornwall, at the pug meet up yesterday (Sunday) with Wilson and family and friends!

Shirley has had her operation!  Funds in excess of £850 were raised in a very short space of time (just a few hours) – what generous and caring supporters we are lucky enough to have.

Shirley’s Mum says :”she’s still very sleepy but that isn’t anything new as she loves to snooze all day.  Eating well and having natural yoghourt for her sore throat.  She’s not loving this weather at all, so hope the storm passes quickly and she can get back to sunbathing in the garden.  If you could thank everyone for their care and support for Shirley.”

Here are some post-op pics of the beautiful Shirley.


Meet Shirley. She is 12.

Shirley Crabtree (she’s a bit cranky) is 12 years old.  She is blind, but otherwise healthy.  Her favourite pastimes include sunbathing in her garden, and being carried by her adopter across the moors.  Shirley is partner to tripawd Wilson (a black PDWRA pug) and lives with her adopters’ two existing male pugs.

Shirley and Wilson were previously adopted through PDWRA some time ago by a lovely older lady, but sadly she fell and suffered serious brain damage, also badly breaking Wilson’s leg in the fall.  Both pugs were placed in foster care in Cornwall.  The fosterers very kindly cared for them, the intention being that if their owner ever made a full recovery, the pugs would be returned.  However, this was not to be, and the pugs were surrendered into our care in August 2018.  Their fosterers, Leanne and Graeme, immediately chose to adopt both pugs.

Earlier this week we received a call from Leanne to say that Shirley’s eyelid cyst had grown enough to cause a painful ulcer in her eye.  At the time of adoption, the cyst was very small, and not of huge concern; but it was nevertheless there.  We have been given a verbal quote of £850 for this surgery, to be undertaken as soon as possible.

If you would like to help fund Shirley’s surgery, any donations would be very gratefully received.

You can donate via the following link:

Please use the reference SHIRLEY.

Thank you.

✉️ We are still collecting stamps! ✉️

We are still collecting stamps – and just look at the latest amount raised!

Thank you to all our friends far and wide for their postage stamps.  A few add to many, and today we received a cheque for £289.29 which is a tremendous result.

Please keep collecting them as we receive £10 per kilo, so that was a HUGE mountain of stamps!

Please continue to support us by saving your used postage stamps, trimming them as explained in the poster below, and sending them to the address shown in the poster.

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

Attention all Northerners!

Yorkshire, Durham, Cumbria, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland need people who can adopt or help by fostering pugs.

Please email if you think you can help.

There is a lot of guidance about adopting and fostering here on our website, so please may we ask you to follow the links below to read through before emailing.

😊 AmazonSmile – another donation 😊

Dear Charity Administrator,

This email is to notify you that Amazon has donated £85.56 to your organisation (The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association) as a result of AmazonSmile programme activity between 1 April and 30 June, 2019. The donation has been deposited to your organisation’s bank account on or before 1 August, 2019.

Also, don’t forget to use your unique charity link, enabling supporters to select your organisation on with just one click:

We’ve just received the above email from Amazon.

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


Benji and his eye

Benji has had problems with his eye since a pup. It grew to an abnormally large size and also had a cyst on the eye ball. As it grew larger the pressure was uncomfortable for Benji and the cyst oozed a horrible discharge. Due to personal circumstances his owners were no longer able to cope and surrendered Benji to PDWRA. It soon became apparent that he had no sight in the eye and he was also quite scary to other dogs as it seemed like he was ‘eye balling’ them.
A decision was made to remove the eye to ease his discomfort and stop the cyst from oozing and collecting in his facial folds. His foster mum reports of a dramatic change in Benji. He is much livelier and happier.
When Benji’s wound is completely healed his forever home will be found.
Currently Benji’s vet bills are quite high so any donations would be very gratefully received.
You can donate via the following link:

🏃 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.

Thank you so much – and good luck, Neil, next Sunday!

Would you like to help Flo – post updated

Flo recently came into rescue in a very sorry state.

She was initially rescued from a puppy farm by a couple, but sadly her problems were too great for them to cope with.

Flo is only 3 but was used as a breeding bitch on a puppy farm – kept crated for most if not all of the day.

She has numerous infections, some that are quite worrying.

She is due to have surgery to spay her and have further investigations on her bladder and kidneys, whilst under sedation.

If you feel able to help with the vet costs involved, please donate in the usual way – please use the reference “Help Flo”.

You can also make a bank transfer to PDWRA:

Lloyds TSB
Sort Code 30.99.62
Account No. 00144121

*** Update 24 June: Flo has had her spay, and whilst she was under anaesthetic she was x rayed and a very large stone (pictured below) was found. This was immediately removed and Flo is now recovering well and is much more comfortable. Thank you to all who have donated. ***