Volunteers at PDWRA deal with some extremely emotional surrenders. They spend a lot of time reassuring the people who surrender, that they are doing the right thing for their beloved pug.
In many cases this support is extended to after the surrender, and for a few weeks until the pug has gone to its forever home.
Some people find this a comfort, whilst others need a clean break.
We never judge – we just do our best for all concerned.
Here is the link to our Surrendering Your Pug page:
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?
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.
“Adopted over 2 years ago at the ages of 6 and 7”
“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”
“Such great boys. The best decision I made to adopt this bonded pair”.
“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!”
“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.
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”.
Once you have downloaded the form, please print it out and return it to the address at the bottom of the form.
54 pugs on our Rehoming Register already this year – and it’s only February.
Reuben and Ralphie, 5 year old litter brothers, came into rescue in December 2015. After almost 3 extremely happy years with their adopters Vivien and Becki, Reuben’s health issues became too severe, and he died in October 2018.
Ralphie misses his brother, but is settling down in his role as an only pug.
Just before Christmas, Vivien sent us this heartwarming update:
“We all miss the beautiful Reuben. A friend bought us a very unusual present; she has had a star in the Orion constellation named after him, so we have a certificate and a map of the constellation showing where he is. We were very touched by that.”
We think this is the first time a star has been named in honour of a PDWRA pug. Reuben is the pug on the left in this earlier photo of the boys.
⭐ Shine brightly, Reuben. ⭐
Queen Lulu has completed her bucket list and is appearing in this month’s Tatler magazine!
Support The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association by starting your shopping at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/276067-0
So now you can help support the charity whenever you buy something through Amazon.
To nominate PDWRA as your chosen charity for Amazon Smile all you have to do is go to the website, search for The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association and click select. It’s very easy to do, minimal effort and Amazon will donate a small percentage to the charity with every purchase.
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How healthy is your pug? This chart was produced by the BOAS team at Cambridge University showing the Body Condition Scoring in pugs. There are often questions about the weight of our pugs and this chart provides a visual aid of the shape of a pug from too thin right through to obese. I am sure we all recognise that too much weight and too little exercise adversely affects the health of our pugs. Please carefully look at your pug from every angle – be honest – does your pug need to lose a kilo or more? YOU are the person to help your pug to better health and a longer and healthier lifestyle.
Reminder For PDWRA Adopters/Fosterers
Please send any prescriptions that PDWRA normally cover to me either email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Lynne Kellow, PDWRA Secretary, 21 Ullswater Close, Swindon. SN3 6LH.
Please allow plenty of time for your order to be placed and delivered.