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In favour of fostering

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.”

Perfect pairs – could you offer a special home to a pair of pugs?

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:

⭐⭐ ⭐ 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 …

🐾 Norfolk pug party 🐾

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.

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.

🐾 Some recent adoptions from South Area 🐾

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!

PDWRA at the NEC

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.

🐾 “It’s all in the fostering brief …”🐾

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.
Some more.
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: