Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Party for US!

Veterinarians Dental Rescue Group Appreciation Party
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
From 3:00pm until 8:00pm (rain or shine)
@ Veterinarians Dental
12600 Coit Road Dallas, TX 75251
We love working with all of you and want to show it by having a party in your honor!!!
There will be music, snacks, hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie trays, beer, wine, soda and a lot of fun for everyone! 
This get together is for everyone and we ask that you help us spread the word throughout your organization.   Board members, fosters, volunteers and adopters are all welcome!
We know you may have adoption events to attend, which is why we are starting the party later in the day. 
Even if you only have a minute, please swing by and say hello!!!!

 ***Please park in the Dart Bus Parking area to our south or the spa parking lot just to our north.***


Veterinarians Dental
12600 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-385-8400
Fax: 972-385-8537

Friday, October 11, 2013

PUG-O-WEEN: The Spookiest Time of the Year!

Pug-o-ween is coming soon!
October 27th
Grapevine Convention Center
Get all the details and buy tickets HERE!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

North Texas Giving Day!

Today is the Fifth Annual North Texas Giving Day! Your gift to DFW Pug Rescue today can go twice as far thanks to the people at Donor Bridge! Please donate $25 or more today and help rescue pugs!

Donate to DFW Pug Rescue HERE!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Shop Til You Drop!!

DFWPRC is hosting a shopping spree!
Saturday, July 20 
from 11 am – 2 pm

We will have 
Pampered Chef, 
Thirsty-one, and  
Scentsy candles and Velata chocolates
all at one location! 

Plus handmade jewelry and a sales table with Pug shirts, magnets and more!

Come have a Sangria or a soda and some snacks and support DFW Pug Rescue! Start your Chirstmas shopping early!

1504 Adams Drive
Carrollton, TX 75010

If you cant attend, you can purchase online also. 
More info at www.dfwpugs.com

Monday, June 17, 2013

Desperate For Your Help

This is it guys. Now is the time. Now is the time to help. 

Summer is the time of year animal rescuers dread. Adoptions slow down, pugs are relinquished by their owners, pugs are left at shelters in high numbers, and foster homes become scarce as family vacations commence.
Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue has over 90 pugs in rescue including 14 pugs in clinics this week. Only 5 of the clinic pugs have foster homes waiting for them. Beyond that, we have 6 more pugs waiting to come into rescue. Many of the families who wish to give up these pugs to rescue are waiting patiently while we try desperately to recruit new foster homes for them. 
However, a few are in danger and must be brought into rescue immediately. 

We need fosters. We need funds. We need your help.


Just look at these precious pugs waiting for their forever home!
And we have a special right now with Senior Pugs: 2 for 1!!!

Please consider becoming a foster for these sweet pugs.
Fill out a foster application here.
If you know someone who would like to foster or is even thinking about it, have them take the first step and fill out the application!

While we are always accepting online donations here,
we currently also have 3 auctions running that will benefit three very special, critical care pugs.
Auctions end Sunday, June 23rd at 7 pm.

Meet Beautiful
Beautiful was found in the home of her owner after he had passed away. Her eyes were in such bad shape, they both had to be removed. 
All of a sudden her life was turned dark and upside down - did she let this dampen her spirit? 
Beautiful has found comfort in the new humans around her and she always has her tail wagging. 
Besides her emergency eye surgery, she will need additional care as she is continued to be evaluated.

Click here to see Beautiful's auction

Meet Veronica Pearl 
Veronica Pearl has had it rough from the beginning. Whether it was the hand she was dealt or early trauma, Veronica Pearl has now been diagnosed with a herniated disk. 
Because of how pug bodies are built, this not only affects the way she walks, sits, or moves in the slighetest, but also affects her bladder and urethra. 
She is on medication but it is recommended she have acupuncture and be reassessed for surgery. 

Meet Annie Bee
Annie Bee is only 8 months old and has been twice rescued: 
Once from craigslist and once by DFW Pug Rescue when her medical needs grew. 
It is suspected that Annie Bee had a troubled and dangerous birth resulting in trauma to her frontal lobe. 
She needs an MRI and further assessment for her seizures.

 Click here for Annie Bee's auction

We are also holding a garage sale!! 
You can donate to the garage sale on Saturday, June 22 between 8 am and 3 pm.
Then you can shop at the garage sale on Saturday, June 29 between 8 am until 4 pm.

The address for donations and for the garage sale is

Please help us anyway you can.

"Help us now so Sarah McLachlan doesn't have to sing that song again."


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2 for 1 Seniors in June!

Next month, DFWPRC is making life great for our senior pugs, two at a time! If you adopt a senior pug in June, they'll waive the adoption fee for another senior pug! I own two seniors myself, and I can tell you how wonderful it is to have those two sweet old men to snuggle with every night. Seniors are great, and this is the perfect time to double the love in your life!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Project Pugway Saturday, April 13 
Where the beautiful pugs go to see and be seen...

Get ready to rock the runway and support pug rescue Saturday, April 13, from 9 am to noon for our Third Annual Project Pugway Fashion Show event at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.  This fun fashion event features pugs of all sizes sporting haute couture, jiggly pugs in sequins, shy pugs in black tie formal-wear, and little pugs in their first Sunday Go To Meetin' Clothes. The fashion show judges will be an all-star lineup again, faced with the tough decision of which pug will take home the Best of Show trophy!  

Third Annual Project Pugway
Saturday, April 13
 9 am to Noon
1209 S. Main
Grapevine, Texas 76051

Awards will be given for first, second and third place in each category: 

The first place winner from each contest will compete to be the Best of Show!!!

Judging will be based on originality, showmanship, detail of costume and first impression. 
And don't forget our Silent Auction!!!

Schedule of Events
9 am Welcome 
9:30 am Spring Category 
10 am Summer Category 
10:30 am Fall Category 
11 am Winter Category 
11:30 am Homemade Outfit Category 
11:45 am Last call Silent Auction 
Noon - Silent Auction Ends

Entry is $10 at the door or $8 for early registrants online. Pugs are free! 
All proceeds will benefit the rescue pugs so indulge your flair for fashion and get your pug fix and join us.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
Moritz Kia Hurst 
Nature Select Pet Food

Check out some of last year's stunners!!

Sunday, March 31, 2013



Please join us for the best BINGO you've ever played! All proceeds go towards helping the pugs of DFW Pug Rescue, and we're really in need especially with those 37 recently rescued puppy mill pugs!

It's only $5 for entry and one bingo card!! More bingo cards will b e available for purchase.

We will also have a delicious Bake Sale table and we will be selling our fabulous DFW Pug Rescue Merchandise!!

Come out and join us for a night of family-friendly BINGO!! 

Saturday, April 6th
Eastern Hills Country Club
3000 S. Country Club Road
Garland, Texas 75043

Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at this event.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Thinking about buying or selling your house? You can do it AND help DFW Pug Rescue!

Refer a Seller or a Buyer to Sharon Hughes of Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. and she'll make a donation to the DFW Pug Rescue! Here are the details:


REAL ESTATE: Sharon Hughes and Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. will list and sell a DFW Pug Rescue referral’s home at a commission rate of 5.1%. Seller must list their home through Sharon Hughes of Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. to receive the benefit.

DONATION: Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. will donate to the DFW Pug Rescue on behalf of the seller, $50 per $50,000 of the property’s sales price after closing.

EXAMPLE: Sale of the house at $150,000 – Seller would save $1,350 on the commission and the DFW Pug Rescue will receive a donation of $150.00.


REAL ESTATE: Sharon Hughes and Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. will contribute .9% of the purchase price towards the buyer’s closing cost. The contribution is based on a minimum of a 3% commission of the
sales price. Buyer must buy their home through Sharon Hughes of Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.

DONATION: Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. will donate to the DFW Pug Rescue on behalf of the buyer, $50 per $50,000 of the property’s sales price after closing.

EXAMPLE: Purchase a house at $150,000 – Buyer will receive $1,350 towards closing costs and the DFW Pug Rescue will receive a donation of $150.00.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


As you know, we recently rescued 37 pugs, all at once. 
They are all still being assessed by our medical team, but most importantly, all have been named! 
For just a tease, we have a Mrs. Puff, M'Lady Pug, Jujube, Pixel, Mazda, Carlos, and Romper, to name a few!

Out of the 37, one needed emergency surgery. Tia, a 3-year-old fawn female had some of her intestines partially outside of her body.  She underwent a 2.5 hour emergency surgery Tuesday morning and so far.... 

Tia 1
Tia before surgery

Tia 11 
Tia being checked out post-surgery

Tia post-surgery, proving she's a fighter and/or tap dancer

And some more good news - the first small batch of pugs tested has been found to be heartworm negative!!!!

Rescue leaders thank Creekside Pet Care Center of Keller, Texas, hospital manager Kim Grisham, and Dr. Fisher for all they have done to help us bring these pugs to safety. Also a big thanks to Westcreek for helping us provide boarding for the largest influx of rescues we have ever experienced in such a short period.

 Wondering what you can do to help us now? Right now? Today?

To date, our veterinary and rescue transportation costs stand at $19,700. 
And this is just the beginning.

Please consider:

Stay tuned for more updates!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Major Pug Rescue Effort Under Way

Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue conducted its biggest rescue campaign in the history of the charity organization on Saturday, bringing in 37 pugs. Volunteers, techs, and doctors worked around the clock for three days to provide immediate care for these little ones, some with chronic health issues and one 3-year old named Tia, whose intestines are partially outside her body and who needs emergency lifesaving surgery.

"Sometimes opportunities present themselves and you have to take a leap of faith," said DFW Pug Rescue Director Sue Chapman. "A few days ago we were presented with the possibility of rescuing up to 75 pugs. The directors made a rapid decision - We would do this. Our Crisis Team traveled on short notice, and now we are waiting on heartworm tests. Then they will all be spayed and neutered."

Most of the pugs are young, under 5 years old, shy, and somewhat fearful, but curious about this new world that awaits them, she said. "We have over 31 pugs that need foster homes quickly. We need your help. We need donations. We believe every one of these lives is precious and worth saving," Sue said. "Thank you so much to Joanne Meriwether, Debra Hutchinson, and Jen Umbright who traveled day and night to bring these precious pugs to us safely."

Fifteen males and 22 females, some pregnant, are being boarded while we try to find foster homes. With spring break coming up, we have been asked to move most of these pugs out of the boarding facility and find foster homes as quickly as possible.

Our veterinary costs just to vaccinate, provide immediate critical care, and board these rescues is significant. Please open your hearts and help us to nurse these young pugs back to health, and give them the happy, healthy lives they have always deserved.

Our veterinary costs are 
over $12,000 
for their most immediate
medical needs, and for Tia
who needs lifesaving surgery

Here are 4 of the 37 rescued pugs:

Harry Potter 
Harry Potter




To Be Named

 Stay tuned for more information, more pictures, and more pugs!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Pack up the puggies and join us THIS Saturday, March 2, from 10:30am to 2pm for Pugapalooza, our biggest spring event! 

Our fourth annual Pugapalooza will include all sorts of fun stuff for you, your family, and your pugs, so bring your lawn chair, camera, picnic basket, and some cash for the silent auction and join us at

 Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park
7804 Davis Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas

Lunch is $5 and includes your choice of a hamburger (veggie burgers available too!), along with chips and a cold drink. Check out our bake sale for dessert! 

Schedule of Events & Contests:

11:00 am - Curliest Tail
11:20 am - Longest Tongue
11:50 am - Best Kisser
12:20 pm - Sassy Senior
12:50 pm - Spring Bonnett
1:20 pm - Clean Your Plate
1:40 pm - Best Trick

And don't forget to dress the part! 

AND YES! We will have fosters and adoptable pugs!! Come ready to fall in love!!! 

 You can RSVP on our Facebook Event Page

All proceeds will benefit our rescue pugs!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, little Lakita

photo courtesy of Shagly pet photography

Today our hearts are broken and we are incredibly sad to report that we lost Lakita. Despite three surgeries and all the medical care we could provide, her trachea collapsed this morning. 

Thank you to everyone who gave to help Lakita and who shared the story of this happy little soul. We believe she was worth every penny spent for her care and every moment given to try to save her life. We still need over $4,000 to pay for her surgeries, so please donate in her honor. 

There is also an auction on Facebook to raise money for Lakita's bills. Please bid on some of the beautiful items to help cover Lakita's medical bills. 

Go gently with the angels, Lakita Lovebug. We will never forget you.

We would like to thank the Center for Veterinary Specialty Care, for all their wonderful medical care and caring staff.  Also, a thank you to her foster mom, Courtney Taylor, for giving her a loving home, the last year of her life.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Instagram? More like InsPUGram!

Do you use Instagram? You know, the free #1 photo sharing app for your phone? Compatible with Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter? 
You do!??! SO DO WE!

If you want to be kept up to date with available pugs and learn the heartwarming stories of our adopted pugs, follow us here:

Who wouldn't want a lovable, adorable pug mug popping up on their phone or in their news feed throughout their day??

Tuesday, January 8, 2013



  We missed out on the last competition, but I know we can work together and win this time around!


Our very own DFW Pug Rescue has entered The Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge of 2013! We could win any one of their multiple grant money prizes, we just have to get the votes!!! Sound impossible?? Well it ain't because we won the Spring Round in 2012!!

First just follow this link (you might have to copy/paste into your browser):

Halfway down the page is a search box.

Enter "DFW Pug Rescue" for the shelter and TX as the state.


When our DFW Pug Rescue group comes up, click the "VOTE" button next to it.

When prompted, fill in the number and letter captcha and click "CONFIRM VOTE" (They just want to make sure you aren't a robot. You're not, right?)


And that's not all.... you CAN vote TWICE a day from the same computer! The votes just have to be 12 hours apart.

Furthermore, you can vote multiple times by using different devices! Your work computer, home laptop, child's iPad, spouse's iPhone, co-workers' computers, neighbor's palm pilot, your hair stylist's kindle, local library's computers, Apple's unveiled iPhone 6 from the future, etc. You might want to ask permission first for some of those. :)

Please help spread the word! Twitter! Facebook! PTA! Sorority! Fraternity! Garden Club! Baby Zumba Class! Standup Comedy Improv Workshop! Hell's Angels Motorcycle Group! Anyone!

Voting ends April 28!!!

Please vote daily for the next 3 months and help us win up to $10,000!

And no DFW Pug Rescue post is complete without pug pictures! And these are special, because these are AVAILABLE ADOPTABLE PUGS!

Arbuckle - 11 years old

 Lady Roxy and Sir Hardy, 11 and 10 years old

 Lucky Star, 9 years old

Lucy Liu, 5 years old

 Oida, 9 years old

 Piggeldy, 4 years old

Tawny, 7 years old

And these are just a few of the dozens of pugs DFW Pug Rescue is currently helping.



Monday, December 31, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Farewell Lil Weezy

Two former DFW Pug rescuers wanted to share their story about their rescued pug, Lil Weezy. 

He passed away just a week ago but they have written a beautiful tribute to him. Please click on the link below to learn about Lil Weezy and the love a rescued dog can bring to anyone. 
We are so thankful for all the little pugs and all the rescuers.  

As Lil Weezy's rescuer wrote:

I’ll never understand how his former owners could have surrendered him and his brother at age 10 to the Dallas-Fort Worth Pug Rescue. But we are so grateful they did. Somewhere, Lil Weezy is running so fast without tripping, wheezing or having any accidents. His eyes, ears and hind legs all work like they should. We’ll miss him always and we’re better, more compassionate and loving people thanks to him.

Notes: Donations to DFW Pug Rescue in Lil Weezy’s name can be made online. Or, better yet, adopt a pug.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Meet Chaplin!

Chaplin is one of our critical care pugs. DFWPR recently interviewed him and here's his story in his own words:

Hi I'm Chaplin! I've had a pretty eventful year, even though I am only 6. The animal control folks called rescue after they found me barely able to walk, injured and stumbling. I don't remember exactly what happened, but the doctors think I was hit by a car after being dumped along the highway. I'm not sure what I did to make my family abandon me right before the holidays, since I tried so very hard to be a good boy all year. The good news is, I woke up from emergency surgery yesterday to find myself in the care of the Dallas Ft Worth Pug Rescue angels.   

Doctor said I suffered injuries to my tummy, and he went in and fixed me up and helped me to feel better. He took some tissue for a biopsy and, depending on the results, I may need an MRI. I was having trouble walking, but I am getting my strength back. My head is tilted funny, possibly due to a bad ear infection, but the doctors have me on super antibiotics to help me get better soon. I'm very anxious to be out of the hospital, because I haven't even written my letter to Santa yet!  

Foster mom said that I love being held like a baby and I am very curious and like to watch the squirrels and neighbors through the window. She is real careful not to let me jump around too much while I am healing. She says I am a super snuggler and a champion snorer, too, and love attention more than anything in the world. My test results should be back soon, so please cross your paw toes for me that it will be good news. Christmas is right around the corner, and I need to be home to open all my presents! 

Chaplin after surgery

Chaplin's surgery bills so far
are $1,800. Please open your 
heart and help us give Chaplin 
the care he needs to get well
in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast THIS SATURDAY!

Just a reminder! Our pancake breakfast is this Saturday from 8 am to 10 am at
1901 North Beltline Rd
Irving, Tx 75061

Adults are only $8 and kids are only $5!

Bring your pugs for pictures with Santa for only $10!
You can even leave your pugs with our elves while you eat!

See you there!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


It's here!!! It's the annual HOLIDAY PET EXPO!

THIS Saturday, December 1st from 10am-6pm in the Automobile Building in Fair Park.


The Holiday Pet Expo hosts dozens of local rescue groups, free nail trims, free giveaways,
Santa, live entertainment, costume contest, obedience demonstrations, discounts,

Bring your pug (with leash and proof of vaccinations) or be prepared to adopt!

Come and support DFW PUG RESCUE at our booth!
We are booth #1002 right by the adoption area of the expo.

Bring in the flyer below for 10% off our merchandise!

Here's just a sample of what we'll have for sale:

Hand-painted ornaments!

Jingle bell collars! 

Pug coin purses!

Pug wine glass charms!

Bottle cap ornaments!

Handmade pug potholderes!

Pug wine glasses!

Saturday, December 1st
10 am - 6 pm
Automobile Building in Fair Park
1010 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 75210

More information on the event: http://www.holidaypetexpo.com/

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ALL YOU CAN EAT! A Pug's Dream.

Saturday, December 8th, it's ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES!
Like, all you can eat you guys. Plus sausage, juice, and more!

Not only is it ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES, but guess who will be there?
And he wants to take pictures with your pug for a donation of only $10!

DFW Pug Rescue will be selling adorable holiday presents and stocking stuffers!

To prepay for an adult breakfast, it's only $8!! 

For children under 10, it's only $5!
For Children's tickets, click here!

Bring your pugs and come join us at
Applebee's in Irving from 8-10am Saturday, December 8th!

1901 North Beltline Road
Irving, Texas 75061

So let's review.
Gosh I love the holidays.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Red Harness Society presents the 3rd Annual Senior Wine Gala!

Tired of crate-training? Sick of buying pee pads?
Are you looking for a dog that's been around the block and has learned how to be a perfect pug?

Well look no further!

The Red Harness Society presents the 3rd Annual Senior Wine Gala!
It's THIS Saturday and all donations go towards the senior pugs!
Come party with us and help give these young-at-heart pugs a second chance!