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Sponsorship from Chase!

Pug Rescue of San Diego has the opportunity to earn a 1000.00 sponsorship from Chase Bank. These funds are greatly needed so we continue to help the pugs in San Diego and the surrounding areas. No pug is turned away due to age or medical need. Please help us continue this important work. Complete a few FREE tasks. This opportunity is completely FREE for you. Hurry, it ends soon!

25th Anniversary May Party!

Milestone Celebration:

Silver Anniversary!

Pug Rescue extends a very special invitation to all members, friends and supporters to join us on Saturday, May 7th as we celebrate our
25th Anniversary
at the 25th Annual Pug Party.

It is with pride and thanks that we have reached this true milestone in the rescue community. We would love to have you join us for this very special anniversary, and share with us the joys and memories of what we have accomplished together. Over the past twenty-five years we have rescued, provided necessary veterinary and foster care, and found new, loving homes for over three thousand Pugs.

These wonderful outcomes were made possible by three things: the dedicated, tireless work of our volunteers, the amazing generosity of our financial donors and supporters, and the countless days and nights of work by those who have served on our Board of Directors over the years.

It has truly taken everyone named above to have arrived at this day. And so from all of us, and most especially from the thousands of Pugs who cannot speak for themselves, we thank you and invite you to come and celebrate with us in recognition of the lives that have been saved and in thanksgiving for the spirit which made it all possible.

After 25 years, admission is still only $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. Scroll down for Anniversary T-shirts! Ticket pre-purchase coming soon!

Before any pets can be allowed into the party, we must have a waiver signed which states that attendees certify that their pet(s) are all currently up-to-date on all age-appropriate vaccinations, are not aggressive, etc. To save time at the party, please download the document here, print it (it is PDF format) and complete the waiver in advance for all pets you will be bringing to the May 7th Pug Party. Remember to bring it with you to the event. You may use one waiver to certify all of your animals.

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Paddock Area
What's going on: Pug Rescue of San Diego County celebrates our 25th Annual Pug Party!

Freedom of Costume Choice!

In honor of our 25th anniversary, we are letting YOU choose the theme for your Pug's Costume Contest outfit! Pick your favorite theme from over our past 25 years, or be totally original ~ it's up to you! Our judges will award contest prizes based on best costumes from any previous theme, or on originality if you choose not to be theme-specific for your Pug's outfit. As always, the four categories of Best Baby (Pugs under 1 year old), Best Female, Best Male and Best Ensemble (entries that have more than 1 Pug in costume) will apply.

Judges are flying in from Las Vegas and Texas to join our own local judges to help pick the winners, and Brad Wills, from Fox Channel 5, will be on hand to emcee the costume contests.

Other contests will include Wet T-Shirt, Most Distinguished Senior Pug, and the Cupcake Chomp! Entry fees for all contests are $5 per Pug, per contest entered. Prizes awarded in all contests. All contests are open to Pugs only. Check back in April for listing of the times for the various contests.

In addition to all of the Pug fun, there will be our always-interesting vendors, the informative "Ask the Vet" booth, food and beverages for purchase, Pug tail painting, our huge raffle with more than 20 gift baskets filled with fun and prizes, and the Pug Boutique with an unbelievable and unique array of Pug-related items, including the special, 25th anniversary commemorative Pug Party T-shirt (or pre-order one now).

Mark Saturday, May 7th on your calendar and join us for the largest Pug Party in Southern California as we celebrate 25 years of service!


PRSDC will be accepting donations of food (wet or dry), flea control products, leashes, harnesses, etc. at the May party. There will be donation bins at the entrance. While PRSDC prefers grain-free foods, all donations will be appreciated. PRSDC has quite a few fosters and volunteers who feed Kirkland (Costco brand) foods, so donations of Costco gift cards are a much needed item. If you have any questions about donating for special needs fosters (there are several), please contact Suzi Schutzman. We would also appreciate gift cards to Amazon, Dr. Foster and Smith (online), Petco, Petsmart, Kahoots, Unleashed, Pet Pantry.

Order your Anniversary T-Shirt Today!

In honor of Pug Rescue's 25th anniversary, we are offering special, commemorative T-shirts. The T-shirts will be available in 3 colors: white, light blue and pink, in both men's and women's styles.
The women's style will have a V-neckline, and the men's will be a crew neck, as shown.
We will also have women's tank tops in the same 3 colors.
The price for each shirt is $20.00
For your convenience, you may pre-order your shirt(s) online and then just pick them up at the Pug Party on Saturday, May 7th.
If you prefer to have your shirt(s) shipped to you, please add $3.00 per shirt to cover shipping and handling.

TO ORDER: Click on the "Donate" button at the top left of our page. You will be taken to our PayPal donation page. Enter the total amount and log into PayPal. Click on "Add special instructions to the seller". Tell us how many of each shirt you want and be sure to specify the sizes, colors, and whether each shirt will be for a man or a woman. (For example: 2 women's large pink ).

If you want us to mail the shirt(s) to you, please be sure to include the shipping charge of $3.00 per shirt, and don't forget to give us your mailing address! If you do not include the shipping charge, your shirt will be available for pickup at the Pug Party on May 7th.

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
  • TBA: Pugtoberfest
  • TBA: Pug-O-Ween
  • TBA: Holiday Party

    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.