The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association

The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


PDWRA was first formed in 1973 and was known as the Pug Dog Welfare Association. In 1978 the Association became a registered charity and a separate legal entity under the sole control of the Trustees.  In 2000 with the approval of the Charity Commission the name was changed to its present name.


PDWRA operates throughout the whole of the UK and has a maximum of twelve Trustees, who are able to assist a pug in need in any part of the country.  Should any further assistance be required, such as vetting a possible new home, and help with transport, the Trustees can call upon members of Friends of Welfare, whose contribution since this group was first formed has been invaluable.

Each year we rehome and rescue many pugs.  You will find some of their stories, and many photographs, on our website.

In 2016, as in 2015, more than 200 pugs were surrendered to PDWRA for rehoming.  The Trustees decided in 2014 that the time had come to operate our rehoming system on a regional basis; there are now 9 regional areas.

No current opportunities

Search for volunteer opportunities with other organisations.