Dallas/Ft. Worth Pug Rescue Newsletter - December 2015
 Holiday Message from DFW Pug Rescue
   
As 2015 comes to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts to help DFW Pug Rescue  (DFWPRC) save ALL pugs regardless of age or medical condition.  Because of you we were able to rescue 387 pugs this year and we still have less than 2 weeks left this year.  Your generous donations allowed us to pay over $206,000 for veterinary care and we currently have nearly 100 pugs in foster homes. We are an all-volunteer rescue group and every volunteer is important.  Thank you for transporting, fostering, adopting, donating, checking shelters, social media, and caring for these precious angels.  Because of you we have rescued over 7,000 pugs since 1997.  There are over 7,000 stories and we want to share the story of one rescue, El Paso.  Your donations and the dedication of countless volunteers gave this little pug a second chance at life.  
 
On behalf of all the volunteers of DFWPRC, we wish you and your family a safe, happy, and blessed Holiday season.  
 
  
'Tis the season to help a pug
Tis the season to help a pug

Rescue activity increases during the holidays and we are seeing a significant increase in the number of abandoned pugs. Many are dumped at shelters and only have rescue to help save them. DFW Pug Rescue Club is committed to rescuing all pugs regardless of their age or medical condition.
 
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help with veterinary care.  Every dollar counts and your gift will literally save lives.  DFWPRC is a 501 c (3) non-profit corporation.

Donate, rescue, or adopt a senior pug. They all have the same wish this Christmas, to find their forever families. 

Please consider opening your heart and home to senior pug.

Donate Life this Holiday
Adopt a senior
El Paso's Journey 
                                         
The picture arrived in my email from an El Paso contact. My heart stopped at the sight of this pug that was skin and bones. His name then was Milo, and he was rescued off the streets of Juarez, Mexico. He was now in the care of his rescuers in El Paso, Texas but they did not have the resources to get Milo the help he needed. Would we take him? My fingers could not type the words fast enough! "Yes! Of course!" Helping Milo was a series of hurdles. The first hurdle was raising the gas money to get the poor boy from far south Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth! Our pug lovers came through! In a matter of hours, we had the money to get this poor boy on the road. He arrived on August 11, 2015. During the trip, he became known as El Paso! The next hurdle was much needed medical care. Our vets and their staff at Westcreek Animal Clinic immediately went to work to determine what El Paso needed medically to get him back to being a healthy pug!   The test results were disturbing. El Paso was severely diabetic and had a bad case of heart worms. Additionally, one of his eyes was in such poor shape, it had to be removed. His remaining eye does not work well and he is mostly blind. He was in the hospital for over a month getting his diabetes regulated and starting on heart worm treatment. Finally, he was ready to go to one of our loving foster homes where his transformation from sickly, neglected pug to healthy, good-looking boy pug continued! His foster family has worked hard to help this boy completely heal. Now, he is doing so well! Compare the pictures! It is hard to believe this pug that is now lovingly called "Little Heifer" and "Wiggle Butt" is the same pug that arrived in our care that day in August. Today, he is a happy pug that gives kisses and loves having his butt scratched (hence, "Wiggle Butt!). He loves to lay next to his foster family while they watch TV. He is very happy chewing on toys and bones too! His diabetes is now under control and he is heart worm free. Despite his blindness, he has mastered the doggie door and is house trained! He also is gets along with the other dogs in the foster home. El Paso has made short work of his final hurdle and is now a new pug! Thank you to his rescuers, our veterinarians, our supporters and his foster home. Without all of them, El Paso would not have made it to the beautiful, healthy pug boy he is today!
 
El Paso's Before Picture
 
Adoption Stories

  Million Dollar Baby
Dallas, aka Rita, was rescued in the fall of 2010. She was between 8 to 12 years old and getting gray.  I met her host mother at a shopping mall between Austin and Dallas.
 
When Dallas came running towards me with her smiling face and wagging pug tail, it was love at first sight. Our first year was pretty uneventful, but around the first anniversary I got a panicked call at work from my dog walker.  Dallas was unable to pee.  She ended up in ICU at a Specialty Vet Clinic for over a week on heavy meds and a tube so that she could empty her bladder.  I visited her every day and cried the whole time.
 
Fortunately, she pulled through and has been my constant companion (and bed mate) for the past 5 years.  She has been my million-dollar baby, but she has been worth every cent and I am fortunate that I could provide her the medical care she required. She is the love of my life, and she brings joy and laughter every day.
 
Rescuing, especially the seniors, is so important. They seem to know when they go the forever homes and give more love than you could give to them. Dallas and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016.
 
- Karen Davenport
About Us
 
DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc, is a 501(c)3 Charity 

DFW Pug Rescue Newsletter - all images and content copyright 2014. DFW Pug Rescue Club Inc relies solely on contributions from the public and proceeds from its fundraising efforts. Since we are a nonprofit organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. When you make a donation, we will give you a receipt for tax purposes. 

You can mail items to us: 
P.O. Box 2591, Grapevine, TX 76099-2591

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