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24th Annual May Party!

Saturday, May 2nd, from 10 AM  to  3 PM at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Paddock area.Plan to join us for your Pug's favorite party of the year! Indulge your Pug's longtime desire to channel Elvis, Liberace, Brittney or Beyonce! The possibilities are endless for great Pug costumes.

But don't let your Pug have all the fun ~ come check out the Boutique's totally unique selection of new Pug memorabilia, chosen just for you. Pick up some gifts for friends or just treat yourself ~ you'll find just what you are looking for at this year's Boutique.

We'll have vets to answer your questions, and nail trimming will also be available. Additionally, there will be vendors, food and drink, and our super-popular Raffle Table with over 20 prize-filled baskets. Our special raffle prize this year is completely "Pug" in nature, and you'll want to have it for your own. Once again, Brad Wills, the Fox 5 Weatherman, will be on hand to emcee our costume contests.

Admission: Adults - $10.00 Children - (10 yrs. and under) $5.00
Contest Schedule:
Please note: Only Pugs may enter the contests
Most Distinguished Senior Pug 11 AM to 11:20 AM
"Vegas Pugs" = Theme
Best Baby Costume Contest 11:30 AM to 11:50 AM
(For Pugs 1 year and under)
Best Female Costume Contest Noon to 12:20 PM
Best Male Costume Contest 12:30 PM to 12:50 PM
Best Ensemble Costume Contest 1 PM to 1:20 PM
(For entries with more than 1 person or more than 1 Pug in costume)
Wet T-shirt Contest 1:40 PM to 2 PM
Cupcake Chomp! Contest 2:10 PM to 2:30 PM

Any Pug in costume may enter the costume contests; however, only those in theme costumes will be eligible for prizes. Contest entry fees are $5 per Pug, per contest entered. Contest signup deadline is 5 minutes before posted start time of each contest.

Enter the fairgrounds at the Solana Gate, off of Via de la Valle, on the north side of the fairgrounds, and park in the West lot. Click HERE for a fairground map. Our party is in the Paddock area, located in the small, white oval area, behind the Grandstand (#11)

IMPORTANT: Before you come to the party, if you are bringing pugs (or other pug-friendly dogs), please print this waiver, (required by Del Mar as of 2012), complete and sign, and bring it with you to the party.  This will save you time at admissions, and get you to the fun faster! We will have copies at the door for you to fill out if you forget, but this will save everyone time.

Special Book offer to help PRSDC!

We received this wonderful message from Rhys Ella with this offer to help PRSDC:

Hi! My name is Rhys Ella and I'm the author of "Kato and the Fountain of Wrinkles," the comical tale of famous pug, Kato Rhyan, who longs for nothing more in this world than to win an Oscar for Best Actor, even if it means taking on a role that requires a wrinkly dog's worst nightmare -- Botox injections.

Written in honor and memory of my beloved pugs, Prince "Kato" Chang and EJ the Pug, the book was released on November 18, 2014, by Tate Publishing and Enterprises (ISBN#: 978-1-63268-875-0), is 284 pages of family fun and is available with a 5 star rating on Amazon, Kindle and Barnes & Noble and through many bookstores nationwide and internationally.

During the month of May, I'll be donating $5.00 to Pug Rescue of San Diego County each time a copy of, "Kato and the Fountain of Wrinkles," is purchased online at Please use code "PRSDC" at time of purchase. All books are signed personally by me and are typically mailed within 1 day or less at no extra fee.

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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