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Summer 2018


 DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc, is a 501(c)3 Charity 

The Snort Report a 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

June 9th 2pm-5pm
Board & Brush
3115 W Parker Rd #200
Plano, TX 75023
July 21st 11am-3pm
Marshall Grain’s 8th Annual Pooch Pool Party
3525 William D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine, TX 7605
We've received lots of feedback requesting more events on the west side of the metroplex. Here's some of the challenges recently that have led to the majority of events being held north and east:

  1. Events director stepped down. She lived on the west side of dfw and was able to coordinate events on that side of town. 
  2. Rahr Brewery had a change in policy about allowing dogs inside. We know our pug community loves bringing their dogs to events and this policy change impacted events there.
  3. The Event Coordinators who have been assisting both happen to live on the northeast side of DFW hence the majority of events being held in McKinney, Allen, Plano, etc. 

We are currently in need of a Community Event Coordinator on both sides of the metroplex as well as Leads for events in the West side. We have some that have stepped up to help and are currently interviewing others for the Coordinator position.

If you have an idea for an event or would like to help out at an event, please email alana@dfwpugs.com or cory@dfwpugs.com.
Are you a part of our Facebook group "Friends of DFW Pug Rescue"?

It's a great place to share pug love, get advice, socialize, chat, share and post everything pug related.


May 10 - Shania, 5 yrs
May 10 - Jake, 5 yrs
May 10 - Doodlebug, 5 yrs
May 11 - Ernie, 5 yrs
May 22 - Sue Ethel, 2 yrs
June 14 - Louie, 3 yrs
June 16 - Winnie, 6 yrs
June 16 - Poopsie Pickles, 1 yr
June - 17 - Pebbles, 12 yrs
June 18 - Leeroy Jenkins, 1 yr

8 Steps to Deal With Heat Stroke in Dogs

Heat stroke can be incredibly dangerous to dogs. Canines are not able to handle heat as well as humans, making them more susceptible to a heat stroke. Heat stroke in dogs can cause permanent organ damage, and can even become fatal.
A moderate level heat stroke (temperature over 104 degrees) can usually be treated within an hour, but a severe one (temperature over 106 degrees) could quickly become fatal. The longer a heat stroke goes untreated, the more at risk your dog is.
Understanding heat stroke in dogs is the first step to preventing your pet from any serious health problems. Most of the time, it’s easy to ensure your dog doesn’t suffer a heat stroke.
Remember that a dogs cannot handle high temperatures. A warm day for us may be a potentially fatal day for your dog. The following steps provide information you need to effectively deal with and prevent heat stroke in dogs.

8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Dog in the Summer

  • Never, ever leave your dog in the car
  • Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water
  • Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside
  • Take walks during the cooler hours of the day
  • When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws
  • If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off
  • Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet
  • Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats (talk to your veterinarian first to see if it's appropriate for your pet), and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.

May 11, 2015, we were contacted by Judith Wells to foster Louie. We were so excited as he would be our first foster. While picking Louie up I remember thinking, “Oh boy! This is going to be fun!” Louie was so full of energy.

Louie was an escape artist which is probably how he ended up at the rescue. We decided it was time to come up with a plan. We would take him on walks every evening and he came along with us on all our hiking adventures. Louie LOVES to hike. The more hiking he did, the more he settled down.

It came time for Louie to find his forever home, my heart just sank. As a family, we all fell absolutely in love with Louie. He was just as crazy and as outgoing as us! He became my hiking buddy....most importantly, my best friend. On June 14, 2015 Louie permanently became apart of our family.

May 5, 2018 Louie turned 5 years old. He is living the dream here on the farm. Outside of his hiking adventures; Louie enjoys playing with the calf’s, herding llamas, chasing lizards, being dressed up by Kinley, cuddling with everyone, and his favorite...being by mom’s side every chance he gets!

Thank you DFW Pug Rescue for giving us the opportunity to foster and then to adopt our precious Louie! He was brought so much more joy into our life. He’s been such a wonderful blessing. - Holly R.
Rambler came to us in very poor condition. He was very neglected, had been dumped on a remote road in Granbury, attacked and his eyes were so infected that they both had to be removed. He is now doing much better in his foster home with a happy future ahead.
After 20+ years as a DFW Pug Rescue volunteer and director, Tim Reynolds has retired from his duties. Tim served in multiple key roles since joining the organization in 1997. His accomplishments are too numerous to mention, but there are literally hundreds and hundreds of pugs that were saved because of his involvement. If you attended our annual Pug-O-Ween, Tim would have been one of the first people you would have met since he worked the entrance for many years. If you called to surrender a pug, Tim would have been your point of contact since he monitored our hotline number and worked with the animal shelters. During the Christmas season, Tim would always post a picture of his 10+ pugs all neatly sitting and looking at the camera. The list goes on and on, but one thing is for sure, Tim is a pug lover, owner, and volunteer. Tim will be missed, and we wish him success in the next phase of his life. Although we will miss Tim in our every day operations, we are happy to say that Tim will continue with pug rescue as an advisory director to the board.
It's getting close to that wonderful time of year and we need your help!

Help us by becoming a
Pug-O-Ween Sponsor!
The Sponshorship Levels include:

  • $25 Recieves 1 entry ticket
  • $50 Recieves 1 entry & 1 meal ticket
  • $75 Recieves 2 entry tickets
  • $100 Recieves 2 entry & 2 meal tickets + hat
  • $200+ Recieves 2 entry, 2 meals & 2 shirts
  • $500+ Recieves 4 entry, 4 meals, 4 shirts and a sponsorship basket
  • $1000+ Recieves 4 entry, 4 meals, 4 shirts and a sponsorship basket & name on back of POW shirt

> The Deadline for shirt level sponsors is September 1st
Please click the link below to fill out the Sponsorship Form and begin the process.
5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the 2013 volunteering rates for the United States, showing a decline to 25.4 percent, the lowest rate since the survey was first administered in 2002. These rates reflect adults in the US who spent as little as one hour volunteering for an organization in the last 12 months.

Adults who regularly volunteer make up only a small fraction of this group. Some suggest that the decline in volunteering is due in part to the struggling economy; people are focusing on getting and maintaining adequate paid work and don’t feel they have time to think about unpaid work. However, volunteering isn’t something to put off until you have extra time and money.

There are numerous reasons why the returns far outweigh the time you invest, especially during lean times. I’ll point out just five reasons you should consider making volunteering a part of your every day life.


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Attention All Kroger Shoppers! If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Community Card, be sure to enroll or re-enroll and chose DFW Pug Rescue as your Charity of Choice. 

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Pet Rescue Rx is the better way. By purchasing pet medications through us you are directly funding animal shelters and rescue groups in your area. The best part is that you get to chose the group to support with every purchase!

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He was loved! And he will be greatly missed!! T-Jay was our second pug from you all. Thank you for everything that you do for these dogs!! I’m glad we got to give him an awesome final 10 months of his life. This photo is from the day we picked him up and it’s how we’ll remember him.
Max is in a better place meeting up with T-Jay who only left us two short weeks ago. Pugs have been our life for over 13 years. There are reminders of them all over our house. Thank you for allowing us to rescue these pugs and give them a loving home.

We miss her so much. We love her.
My sweet little Gizmo hurts no more.
Our hearts are heavy and the tears are flowing. I'm seeking comfort in knowing that she came to us through rescue in terrible shape and cast out to live her days in a backyard unloved and uncared for. We were able to love her and get her healthy and she lived almost six years with us treated like a princess in our home, where she was able to pass away in her own bed surrounded by love. So today I will try to feel fortunate that she had the opportunity to be one of DFW's rescues and was able to be loved in a home of her own. The time is never long enough and it never gets easier. Goodbye sweet girl. We love you.

Fred Campos - Founder/Public Relations Director 
Jan Jones - Adoption Director
Teresa Santos - Advisory Director
JoAnn Meriwether - Advisory Director
Tim Reynolds - Advisory Director
Tammy Pfarrer - Donations Coordinator and Shelters PR
Cory Taylor - Creative Director and Community Events Team Lead
Karolyn Gorham - Finance Director
Crissy Mondragon - Foster Director
Susan Chapman - Medical Director
Judith Wells - Transportation/Owner Surrender/Intake Director