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SAN DIEGO PRIDE 2014 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. This year is the 40th anniversary! Join Pug Rescue on Saturday, July 19th as we participate in the annual Pride Parade in Hillcrest.  Would you be interested in joining us in the stroller brigade? This is one of the largest parades in the region, and each year Pug Rescue makes sure our organization is represented.  Our Stroller Brigade is a huge hit with the over 120,000 spectators who view the parade every year.  This event is a lot of fun for all participants. While we appreciate anyone who comes and cheers us on from the crowd, we also have an opportunity for you to join us!

If you have a Pug and a stroller or wagon, and would like to be part of Pug Rescue’s contingent, please contact our parade coordinator, Barbara at webepugs@cox.net as soon as possible.  If you have a Pug but no stroller, we have a couple of extra ones to loan on a first come, first served basis. Deadline to sign up for the Stroller Brigade is Wednesday, July 16th.

Do you enjoy barbecuing? Don't mind a day in the sun with pugs, burgers, and beach fun! If you think that you could spend your day barbequing for a great cause, WE NEED YOU. Please contact Jess Patterson, Marketing at 619 992 3376 or Marketing@pugsandiego.com for more questions. Food, fun and a great cause? Sounds like a winning situation to us!

Coming soon: Pugtoberfest!


Annual Luau Party!

Load up your Pugs in the family woody and head out to Ocean Beach for Pug Rescue's annual Luau!

Saturday, August 16th, from 4 PM to 7 PM
Dog Beach area of Ocean Beach
Free Admission

There will be a BBQ, Pug Boutique, and costume contests for Pugs for best surfer dude and best surfer chick. Contest entry fee: $5 per Pug, per contest entered.


Help PRSDC with Amazon Smile!

You can help us by using the Amazon Smile charitable donation program. It is a program where Amazon will donate a portion of every sale, at no cost to you, to the charitable organization you choose. All you have to do is go to the Amazon Smile home page. Tell Amazon you want your donations to go to Pug Rescue of San Diego County. Then whenever you shop, go to smile.amazon.com, log into your Amazon account and PRSDC will get a donation every time you buy something from Amazon. Just change your Amazon.com bookmark to the Amazon Smile page, and you don't have to think about it! How easy is that?


PRSDC Needs Your Help!

As an all volunteer based rescue we rely on donations and support from you! Our followers. We appreciate each and every one of you. As an organization we do fairly well between fundraiser events. However sometimes we get overwhelmed with rescues. The first week of September 2013, we took in 11 pugs and spent over $7000 in medical costs, not including care, food, transport, placement. Unfortunately these emergency situations have drained our reserves and once again we are reaching out for a plea for donations. We cannot do more... Cannot save another pug without funds. Our amazing Adoptions Representative will have to say no to any more incoming pugs, healthy or not until more donations come in. Medical is where over 90% of our funds go to, it is not free, and while we have amazing vets we NEED YOUR HELP! Please give today please consider when you see the pleas or see the pleading for funding there is a team of folks behind those adorable faces trying to save as many as we can. EVERY dollar matters, every donation is important. Do something today that changes everything! Help save our rescue, save our pets, and care for all needed medical. Thank you!!!

PRSDC has been in business and operating for over 20 years! In that time frame we have gone above and beyond our abilities to save and care for any pugs in our reach. We pull from shelters across California and beyond, we save them from euthanasia, we take in those abandoned, injured and neglected. We give pugs a second chance. We assist owners who are no longer able to care for their pets due to death, illness, finances and economic times. As an organization we are all non-paid volunteers. Most of us work full time jobs and then add in PRSDC. We host events throughout the year, raising awareness, collecting donations, and working tirelessly to keep our organization afloat.

Much like with other business’ we too are struggling in this economy. For the first time in a long time we are in the negative. We have depleted our funds and are no longer financially thriving. We have taken in an unexpected number of pugs this year, many of them seniors with expensive medical issues. Yet still, when a plea comes in to pull a senior dog from a shelter that has been abandoned by the only family he knows, we do it. Knowing it will most likely cost an additional $1500 to bring the dog to proper health, we still do it to save the animal. We struggle, donate our time, money and abilities. We do it for the betterment of the animals, and to give second, sometimes third and fourth chances to animals with no other options. If you follow us regularly you will have noticed that in the past 6 months we have sent out a few pleas. The pleas were there as our savings went down; so, worried about our future, we reached out to our network. We sincerely thank everyone who donated from the bottom of our hearts! You have kept us going. However, now is the moment of truth for us. We need you more than ever. Please make a donation in honor of Pug Rescue of San Diego. In honor of all the animals left in shelters, all those who have lost their families, families who have lost their homes and relinquished their pets. These dogs only want a loving family, and we work hard to give that to them. We provide them a forever home, a forever life. And we do it with the utmost passion, protection, love, care, diligence and trust.

Here are a few options for donation:
You can mail a check to our PO Box:
Pug Rescue of San Diego County
PO BOX 151449, San Diego, CA 92175-1449

You can donate directly to our main vet in our name at:
Cuyamaca Animal Hospital
8802 North Cuyamaca Street, Santee, CA 92071
(619) 448-0707

Or, donate via PayPal - It's fast, easy and convenient:


If you would like to make a recurring donation (monthly, quarterly, etc), please please specify that in the comments section. Include your name, schedule, and contact information and we will contact you with reminders.

We are also seeking donations of: wire fencing (the kind we use at parties) called x pens. Also kennels for transport and foster care. The metal ones are best. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE and we appreciate everything you do for our organization!

EVERY DOLLAR MATTERS! Please help us save our rescue so we can continue to do what we do best!


Please shop our Zazzle store!

Zazzle is an Internet store where you can get items from iPhone covers to clothing to greeting cards and more - all customized! Shopping at our Zazzle Store benefits Pug Rescue of San Diego County and you get great stuff too!


Great News! Our 501(c)(3) status is restored!

Our 501(c)(3) status has been restored by the IRS retroactively! Please click here to read the letter from PRSDC's President. The restoration makes it as if we never lost our non-profit status, hooray!


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2014 Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars! Here are our upcoming events!

  • July 19 - Pride Parade
  • August 16 - Luau Party
  • September 27 (tent.) - Pugtoberfest
  • October 18 (tent.)- Pug-O-Ween
  • December 6 - Christmas Party
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    If you've never been a member of PRSDC, now is the perfect time to join. If you've been a member in the past and let your membership lapse, please consider renewing your membership now. Through your paid membership, you receive the Pug Pockets Newsletter and ongoing information on Pug Rescue of San Diego plus invitations to all of our events, a 10% discount at our boutique, a beautiful cloisonne Pug Rescue Pin and MOST IMPORTANTLY, you are helping us to save the lives of our pugs and provide ongoing care for our fosters. Click below and sign up now.