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Golden Oldie pair have found their forever home!

The best news!  Bert and Ernie have found their perfect forever home!

Thank you for all your interest, kind thoughts and best wishes for them, and for sharing their appeal.

Bert and Ernie need to stay together, as they are a bonded pair and love each other’s company.

They are undemanding, gentle souls who just require a peaceful and quiet retirement.  They are 10 years old, both healthy, very loving and enjoy a short daily walk.  They are also very happy at home snuggling up to their humans and would prefer to be with someone who is at home most of the time.

They do not like other male dogs in the home, although perfectly fine with females, and would prefer not to live with small children as they are nervous around them.

Our youngest rescue puppies


 First report from their foster:-

“When Mum arrived in foster, she was underweight and heavily pregnant. Her vet check found that she had a nasty urine infection that needed urgent medication. She also hadn’t been wormed, so had to start a worming programme for pregnancy, to protect her and her babies.

After settling in really well she quickly became very attached, so we are bedtime partners too! She has the comfy bed and I get the sofa!!

The puppies soon arrived. Labour and birth lasted 17 hours but she was a trouper, delivering naturally 6 healthy puppies, 4 girls and 2 boys. Mum and puppies are doing really well and are all gaining weight as they should be.”

Stay tuned for more pupdates.  Please note, none of the puppies are up for adoption.

Congratulations to Lisa

Well done and huge congratulations to Lisa Butland, one of our Volunteer Area Co-ordinators for Yorkshire, for receiving this anonymous nomination.

Lisa is one of our amazing team of Co-ordinators who work tirelessly to help pugs in need.  Thank you all – we are very proud of you.

31 January – 39 pugs

We had an amazing 39 pugs surrendered to us in January, our busiest start to a year yet.
However, we can celebrate the pugs adopted in the same month.  15 pugs were placed into their forever homes from 1 region alone.  Here are some of them.

If you would like to apply to adopt or foster a rescued pug, here are the links:

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.