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 Christmas Party!

Save the Date for our Christmas Party on Dec. 6! The past few years have been very cold in early December, with unpredictable weather at our normal Christmas Party location! So our Holiday event has moved!

Our new location is very centrally located and welcome to more North County folks! It will be at Earthwise Pet Supply & Grooming. They are located at 7805 Highland Village Place in Carmel Valley (click for map). This event will take place on Saturday - December 6th from 10am-1pm! This is an outdoor and indoor event! Feel free to bring chairs. 

The event is free and open to pet parents, their dogs and their families! The Pug Rescue of San Diego County’s holiday event is an annual affair and features a barbecue, a bake sale, an opportunity drawing, and Pet Photos with Santa. The holiday costume and “P-ugly” sweater contests are back, where we encourage not only Pugs, but all pets and their people to get into the holiday spirit and have some fun wearing ugly sweaters or their finest holiday costumes. Prizes will be provided by EarthWise Pet Supply. We will be having our Bake Sale, BBQ, raffle, boutique, contests and even SANTA himself will be there for pictures!

Additionally, $10 nail trims will be offered that day, with 50% of the proceeds going to Pug Rescue of San Diego County. There is also a self serve bath station for $15 if you are interested!

Norma at EarthWise is also arranging for representatives from well-known brands such as The Honest Kitchen and My Perfect Pet to feature food demos and offer pet treat samples as well. Our friends from Spike Bite will be there as well. EarthWise Pet Supply will also put together a gift guide that describes the most requested items for Pugs they offer at the store. Pug Rescue of San Diego County will offer unique gift items at their Pug Boutique in the event area, with proceeds from the boutique benefitting our group.

We hope you will join us! Please RSVP on our Facebook page here.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at

New Ways to Help PRSDC! Zazzle, Amazon Smile, eBay, Barkbox!

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, 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?

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 10% 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!

Please Help! PRSDC Needs You!

As an all-volunteer rescue we rely on donations and support from you, our followers. We appreciate each and every one of you, and all you do for us. We have been overwhelmed with rescues recently. Our expenditures so far this year have been staggering. Two "trash-eaters" needing emergency surgery costing $2000 each, a pup with Parvo we tried to save was almost $3000, broken legs, mange, eye injuries, rotten teeth, and other problems to fix! Every senior pug costs us around $1000 minimum. Unfortunately these emergency situations have drained our reserves and once again we are reaching out with 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 our team of volunteers 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 so we can care for all pugs needing medical atttention. 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.

We too are struggling in this economy. For the first time in a long time we are in serious danger. 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 $1000 - $2000 to bring the dog to proper health, we still do it to save the animal. We give second, sometimes third and fourth chances to animals with no other options. We sincerely thank everyone who has donated from the bottom of our hearts! 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 are forced to 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. Please help us save our rescue so we can continue to do what we do best!

Here are a few options for making your tax-deductible 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!

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

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