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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!


Annual May Party at Del Mar is coming up!

Our 23rd Annual Pug Party . . .

That's the theme of Pug Rescue's largest event of the year, the Pug Party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, from 10 AM to 3 PM, and will be held in the Paddock area. This marks a location change from the past several years, when the party had been held in the Infield Pavilion. The Paddock area is easily reached via trams running from the main parking lot off Jimmy Durante Blvd. You will see our signs as you approach on the tram. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for children under 10 years of age.

This year's theme encourages you to choose a favorite timeframe from the past, and dress your Pugs accordingly for our costume contest. "Best interpretation of the theme" prizes will be awarded for Best Baby (1 year and under), Best Female, Best Male, and Best Ensemble. In addition to this popular contest, we will also award prizes for the Most Distinguished Senior Pug, the winner of the "Pug Stars" talent contest, the Wet T-shirt contest, and the always entertaining Cupcake Chomp!. Contest entry fees are $5 per Pug, per contest entered. Approximate contest times are:

11:00 AM Most Distinguished Senior Pug
Costume Contests:
11:30 AM Best Baby
Noon Best Female
12:30 PM Best Male
1:00 PM Best Ensemble
Other Contests:
1:35 PM “Pug Stars!” – Talent Contest
2:10 PM Wet T-shirt Contest
2:35 PM Cupcake Chomp!

 

In addition to the contests, there will be our super raffle table (with nearly 3 dozen raffle baskets), Ask the Vet booth, the unique Pug Boutique, our ever-popular Pug Café, vendors, food and beverages, adoptions information, membership booth, and lots of other fun things to see.

Plan now to join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 AM to 3 PM for the largest Pug event in Southern California ~ the 23rd Annual Pug Party!

If you are planning to join us for Pug Rescue’s 23rd annual Pug Party at Del Mar on May 3rd, please print this waiver, (required by Del Mar), 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!

Near the end of April our board members will gather for our 'wrap party' where we assemble all the amazing raffle baskets we have available for the event. We are in need of fantastic donations for our baskets, or even themed baskets to be donated! Are you a business owner who would like to donate a gift certificate? Are you a coffee fanatic that would like to spread the joy? A Wine drinker that would like to gift some relaxation? If you are interested in donating goods for our baskets (or even a whole basket!) please contact Marketing@pugsandiego.com THANK YOU!


St. PugTricks Day Party

Thanks to all of our friends who came out to Tidelands Park for our St. Pugtrick's Day party! It was such a lovely day and fun was had by all!


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!


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