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It is the goal and intent of Pug Rescue to adopt every dog received into a new, permanent home as soon as possible.

Pride Parade July 16!

Be a Part of Pug Rescue's Contingent at the Pride Parade on July 16th!
If you are planning to attend the Pride Parade, why not consider being a part of the festivities? If you haven't ever participated in this event, we promise a fun time and a chance to get the word out about Pug Rescue.
There are still openings in our famous and crowd-pleasing "Stroller Brigade". The brigade walks the parade route pushing their Pugs in strollers, or pulling them in wagons, ahead of our decorated truck. As you can imagine, this is always a huge hit with the approximately 200,000 people lining the streets!
Of course there is no fee to participate, and we even have loaner strollers available if you need one. This is a GREAT way to get out and be a part of one of our most visible and fun events, and show your support for Pug Rescue.
If you would like more details, please e-mail your name and contact information to
Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 13th. Hope to see you there!

Help Pug Rescue, and Enjoy the Parade at the Same Time!
One of our great community supporters, Lisa from Fido and Company, (the venue where the "Pugs and Kisses" event is held each February), is doing even more to help the Pugs! Lisa is throwing a Pride Party at Fido. There will be brunch with bottomless mimosas, seating, music, dancing, and great views of the parade. Here is the flyer (PDF) for the Brunch and Pride Party at Fido & Co.
Lisa will donate proceeds from this event to Pug Rescue, but has asked us for a small favor. She needs 5 or 6 volunteers from our group to assist her with simple tasks like refilling serving bowls, assisting with drinks, etc. during the parade, and clean up afterward. There will be no heavy lifting, just basically seeing that people have what they need to enjoy the event.
If you can help Lisa, and also indirectly donate to Pug Rescue by doing so, please contact Lisa directly for all details. Her number is (619) 295-9663 or you may e-mail her at Be sure to say you are from Pug Rescue, and are volunteering to help during the Pride Parade.
Thanks for your help!

Paint Your Pug!

Paint a Fun Portrait of your Pug And Support Pug Rescue of San Diego
Click above for more information, and to see examples of what other people have done!

Saturday August 20, 2-5 pm
$45/person (discounted for us from $55)
15% goes to San Diego pug rescue!
Location: Lovejoy studio (at Liberty Station, barracks 19), 2690 Historic Decatur Rd #201. Free parking!
Bring your snacksand drinks (wine OK).
Studio located next to elevator.
Please pay online from the link above and Email 3 good fotos of your pet at least 3 days prior to event (earlier is better) following Lovejoy's instructions on the website.
One pet per person per class.
Space is limited, so reserve your space right away!

Please Help! PRSDC Needs You!

Pug Rescue Of San Diego County is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible donation goes 100% to the animals and helps provide a full spectrum of care, including: vaccinations, spay & neuter, medical treatment for heartworms, broken bones, mange, Parvo, Distemper, etc. and necessities such as crates, leashes, collars, microchips, and much more.

Pug Rescue Of San Diego County spends an average of $500 per animal ($1000 for senior pugs) and often in the thousands for serious cases. Our expenditures so far this year have been staggering. We recently took in a little boy named Tobin as a stray, he went through a plethora of exams and x-rays and ultimately ended up with Femoral Head Ostomy which removed the ball at the top of the femur. This whole process and procedure and care for Tobin will total over $2000. We took in this dog without hesitation, knowing that we could give him a 2nd chance. That's what we do. We specialize in 2nd chances. We do not discriminate based on age, or health of the animal. We assume full responsibility for all the animals we rescue and make every effort to ensure they are healthy and happy and placed into safe and loving forever homes. We and our volunteers provide the time and devotion to the cause, however we desperately need your help to provide the financial resources required to accomplish this.

What Your Donation Pays For (for one dog):

  • $20 - flea, tick and heartworm protection for a month
  • $25 - a new leash, collar and tags
  • $50 - microchip or a crate
  • $100 - one set of vaccines
  • $250 - spay or neuter
  • $1000 - medical treatment for mild to moderate cases
  • $2500 - medical treatment for moderate to severe cases
  • $5000 - medical treatment for severe cases

This is just a few examples of our expenses. Your donation has a huge impact on what we do. Your generous support allows Pug Rescue Of San Diego County to save more pugs.

If you make a donation and would like a shout out for it we would love to feature you and your furry loved ones on our social media! Send a picture to and choose between Facebook and Instagram! We Thank You from the bottom of our heart! 

Ultimately we want you to know whether you donate after reading this, or if you are unable to donate and you simply share our cause, we appreciate YOU! We appreciate your support for our rescue, our mission and our goals. Without our amazing network of support and care we would not be where we are today! THANK YOU!

Join 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, start at, log into your Amazon account and PRSDC will get a donation every time you buy something from Amazon! Just change your bookmark to the Amazon Smile page, and you don't even have to think about it again! How easy is that?

Tax-deductible Monetary 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 wonderful vets in our name at:
Cuyamaca Animal Hospital
8802 North Cuyamaca Street, Santee, CA 92071
(619) 448-0707

Or, donate via PayPal - It's fast, secure 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.

Pug Rescue of San Diego County is a 501(c)(3) Charity # 33 - 0680896

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!

More ways to help:

On eBay, you can specify that a percentage (or all) of your listing will go to charity. Use eBay's Giving Works program to donate up to 100% ($1 min) of your selling price to Pug Rescue of San Diego County, and get some credit from eBay for your fees, too!

Barkbox! These awesome folks donate 10% of their profits to charity groups. When you sign your pups up for a Barkbox subscription, choose Pug Rescue of San Diego County as your rescue and we recieve a donation for every subscription.

As a reminder, we have a Zazzle store! What is that, you may ask? Zazzle is an online 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!

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Upcoming Events Join Pug Rescue of San Diego County

2016 Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars! Here are our upcoming events!

  • May 7th - Silver Anniversary!! 25th Anniversary Annual Pug Party - 10 AM to 3 PM - Del Mar Fairgrounds, Paddock area
  • TBA: Beach party, August
  • TBA: Pugtoberfest, September
  • TBA: Pug-O-Ween, October
  • TBA: Holiday Party, December

    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.