From taking surrender calls, we know that some people are unhappy with the idea of pugs being placed into foster care, because they worry about the pug being moved twice.
We think that the email below, recently received by one of our VACs, reflects a positive experience:
“Hi Lisa, that’s brilliant news that *** and *** have settled in their foster home, thank you for letting us know. I am so glad I found your wonderful organisation and really appreciate your help, your kindness and your compassion, with rehoming the girls. What a wonderful thing you all do; I don’t know how we would have coped without you.”
PDWRA is currently receiving an increasing number of requests to find new homes for pugs that need rehoming together.
We never separate a bonded pair of pugs. Could you offer a special home to a pair of pugs like these two, who were happily rehomed together by PDWRA in 2019?
To apply to adopt a pair of pugs, here is the link to our Perfect Pairs adoption page:
Thank you Age UK Blackburn with Darwen for your cheque for £60. A member of your staff nominated our charity; we don’t know who it was, but on behalf of the Trustees and our volunteers, may we wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
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!
THE GRAND TOTAL FOR THE YEAR IS A MASSIVE £90,260.04!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!
Let’s see what 2020 brings …
Another welcome donation of £137.50 from Carole Wilson and the Belfast Pug Club Meet Up Group, collected while having fun at their recent Christmas party. Thank you so much!
A huge thank you to the East Coast Owners Club for Pugs & Squishy Face Breeds for their amazing donation of £350 to PDWRA. Special thanks to Jo and Colin Oldham of The Avenue Pub, Great Yarmouth, for hosting the event. Here are some photos of pugs and their owners enjoying the Christmas walk and meet up (not to mention the delicious cakes) which took place yesterday, Saturday 7 December.
A big thank you to Wokingham Pugs Meet Up Group for their generous donation of £88.34 to PDWRA. We are very grateful.
Here are the 14 pugs now placed happily in their new homes during November by our South/South East area rehoming teams.
A huge thank you to all our adopters, fosterers, home checkers and transporters who have made this tremendous achievement possible.
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.
If you can volunteer in this Area, we would love to hear from you, but please remember that online applications to foster will close on 1 December until 6 January 2020.
Can you help pugs in/around Derbyshire or Staffordshire, with transport or home visiting?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Elly came in as she didn’t get on with the family’s other dog. She has now been adopted, living as an only dog and getting all the love and attention she could possibly want.
Marion came in as she had separation anxiety, and wanted attention constantly. She has now been adopted by a lovely family with 2 other dogs; she gets on especially well with the other pug, and has settled in so well.
Troy was surrendered because his family felt he wasn’t getting enough attention. He has settled into his new home really well; his new family say it’s like he has always been with them, and they adore him.
Delilah wasn’t getting on with the other resident dogs; they were fighting, so she came into foster. She’s now in a home without any other dogs, is really enjoying human company, and has settled brilliantly.
We love happy endings!
Here are some of the pugs that have been adopted during October in the South and South East Areas.
Big thank you to all the fosterers, transporters and home checkers who have helped these lovely pugs into their forever homes.
Big thanks to Kay and John Greene – and their pugs – who represented PDWRA, together with Monika and her pug Teddy, alongside the Breed Council, at the National Pet Show held at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend.
If you have a pug who is constantly licking, please read Elvis’ story in our Rescue Stories section.
Here is the link: https://pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/elvis/
Sent to us by one of our lovely foster carers in Yorkshire: someone recently asked her what’s involved with being a foster carer for PDWRA. This was her message:
“It’s all in the fostering brief …
Love them, love them some more.
Try to work out what they need.
Love them some more.
Think about them leaving.
Love them some more.
Watch them leave.
Love them some more.
When they leave, remember they are loved.
It’s how we look at it.”
If you would like to help PDWRA by fostering a pug, here is the link for more information: