2011 PIP contest winner
“Polo”, 2011 Pugs in the Park Costume Contest Winner

 Colorado Pug Rescue


 “Pugs in the Park” 2012

Sunday, Sept. 30   11:00 – 4:00

Denver City Park, just west of Denver Museum of Nature & Science


Come join us in a celebration of everything Pug!


Pug Spa & Pug Photos            Pug Games

Costume Contest            Microchipping for $25

Silent Auction                          Ask a Vet

Bake Sale                               

 Food, Treats, and Fun for Pugs!


Parade of the Foster Pugs at 11:00 and 2:00


This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go toward veterinary care for our foster pugs.  Please Save the Date, bring your own pugs, and get ready to have some pug fun in the park!



Help us make this year’s “Pugs in the Park” the best ever!


Help the Pugs – be an event Sponsor

Gold Level: $750.00

(Exclusive to one sponsor)

  • Logo on the event tote bags (500 bags)
  • Sponsor status for one of the event contests (see list of event contests)
  • Special recognition on event t-shirt
  • Large logo on Colorado Pug Rescue website with link
  • Large logo on event poster distributed to many local businesses
  • Complimentary booth space with table and chairs
  • Promotional material inserted into event tote bags
  • 6 event t-shirts
  • Photos from event (if desired)


Titanium Level: $400.00

Sponsor status for one of the Event Contests:


Best Costume

Pug Plop Drop **SOLD**

Hot Dog Eating

Best Kisser

Pug Races

  • Large logo on event poster distributed to many local businesses
  • Large logo on Colorado Pug Rescue website with link

  • Special recognition on event t-shirt
  • Complimentary booth space with table and chairs
  • Promotional material inserted into event tote bags
  • 5 event t-shirts
  • Photos from event (if desired)


Silver Level: $250.00

  • Logo on Colorado Pug Rescue website with link
  • Logo on event poster distributed to many local businesses
  • Complimentary booth space with table and chairs
  • Promotional material inserted into event tote bags
  • 3 event t-shirts
  • Photos from event (if desired)


Show off your Wares – Vendor booth/exhibit

What a great way to help the pugs AND promote your business – setting up a vendor booth will give you exposure to over 500 PiP attendees and over 300 pugs!


Exhibit level options:

  • $25 paid no later than September 21st, 2012. Bring your own table, chairs & canopy.
  • $50 paid no later than September 21st, 2012. CPR will furnish a 6 foot table and two chairs. Bring your own canopy.
    Please download a vendor/sponsorship application form or contact Amy for more information.  

Bring out those hidden Treasures  – Silent Auction!

Do you have any items or services you could donate? Our Silent Auction raises a significant portion of our proceeds and all goes toward veterinary care for relinquished pugs. Items don’t have to be dog-related, just in good condition. All donations are tax deductible, and we’ll even come and pick them up.  Please contact Lindsay for more information.


Yummy Yummy! – Bake Sale

Bake sale items may simply be brought to the Bake Sale booth the day of the event. Please contact Mary for more information or to sign up to donate bake sale items.



Wanted!  Event Day Volunteers

We need volunteers to transport Foster Pugs to and from the event, to help set up and tear down, and to help coordinate activities. Please contact Janine Fischer if you can help!


Wilbur Happy Ending
“Wilbur”, adopted July 20, 2012

Adoption Success Story

Remember “Wilbur” – he was featured as a Foster Pug of the Month” in the JUNE/JULY Newsletter.  His new mom writes “Wilbur is so happy in his forever home!  He is so well behaved and has adjusted quickly.  We are lucky to have him as part of the family!


Foster Pugs Of The Month

Jeff and Smutt
“Smutt” & “Jeff”
What a dynamic duo – “Smutt” and “Jeff” are a bonded pair of 5-year old brothers who were surrendered to Pug Rescue because their owner has a terminal illness. They have been well loved and cared for, are housebroken, like going for walks (which is part of “Smutt’s” weight-loss efforts), and snuggling.  They get along well with children, other dogs, and cats.  If you’d like  more information about this good-natured, affectionate pair, click Smutt & Jeff.


Sam Adams
“Sam Adams”


 Hi!! My name is Samuel Adams, and I am a six-year-old male pug. Because I am blind, I need a little TLC (for example, I would prefer a home with minimal stairs for my safety). Although I can’t see, I do have my other senses and can learn fairly quickly to get around new surroundings. I LOVE, LOVE to be around people of all ages and other dogs. Probably fine with cats, too. I am an active, spunky guy and have lots of love to give to a patient adoptive family – could that be you?  Click on Sam Adams to learn more about me! 


Click here for information on our adoption process for “Smutt” & “Jeff”, “Sam Adams”,and all our other Foster Pugs. 

August/September 2012
New CO Pug Rescue Logo  
In this Issue
Pugs in the Park 2012
Adoption Success Stories
Foster Pugs of the Month


Colorado Pug Rescue Quick Links


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Critterfest – Woodland Park

Saturday, August 4  –   9:00 – 4:00

Sunday, August 5 – 10:00 – 3:00

201 Fairview St.

Woodland Park, CO  80863

Critterfest 2012



Denver Pet Expo

Saturday, August 11

10:00 – 6:00

 Merchandise Mart

451 E. 58th Ave.

Denver, CO 




Woofs ‘n Hoofs Summer Bash

Saturday, August 18

11:00 – 3:00

 12482 W. Ken Caryl Ave, Unit C1B

Littleton, CO   80127



Bark at Briargate

Saturday, August 18

11:00 – 2:00

The Promenade Shops at Briargate

 1885 Briargate Pkwy.

Colorado Springs, CO  80920



Petco Adoption & Rescue Rally

Saturday, August 25

10:00 – 5:00

 Petco at Union and Powers

Colorado Springs, CO  80301



Doggy Splash

Sunday, Sept. 9

10:00 – 2:00

Westridge Recreation Center

9650 Foothills Canyon Rd.

Highlands Ranch, CO   80126



Scottish-Irish Festival

September 7-9

10:00 – 5:00

Estes Park Festival Grounds


We need volunteers to help with event set-up, tear-down, and working the booth, along with transporting Foster pugs to and fron the events.  We get many of our adoption applications  after an event so we need to get as many Foster pugs as possible to attend to give them this visibility with potential adopters.  We need your help – please contact Janine for details

How can you help Colorado Pug Rescue?

  • Consider being a Foster Home
  • Volunteer your time with events and fundraising
  • Tell others about Colorado Pug Rescue
  • Adopt a Foster Pug!
 every dollar helps!

Please visit our website for more details on how you can help Colorado Pug Rescue in 2012.


Training Resources


Tony Polisi is an experienced dog trainer and Foster parent for Colorado Pug Rescue. He is willing to work with new adopters or other Fosters. Please contact Tony Polisi via e-mail or call him directly at (303) 277-1799.


The Misha May Foundation and Ted Terroux Dog Training encourage pet adoptions and offer significant discounts on their dog-training classes. Please contact them directly for more information:

Offers a 6-week “Understanding Dogs” behavioral and training class for only $50 (regular price $150) for new Rescue Pug adopters.  


Ted Terroux Dog Training 

Offers a 10% discount on

Basic Training course, including 340 page training book

Colorado Pug Rescue I 303.659.9689 I www.copugrescue.org