Happy Holidays

Pugs in Scarves

Happy Endings in 2011


2011 was a very busy year for us and we are so appreciative of all the support from our volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without you!

So far in 2011, Colorado Pug Rescue

  • Rescued and rehabilitated 172 pugs and cared for them in loving foster homes
  • Successfully adopted out 103 pugs into their Forever Homes
  • Expanded our network of Foster homes from 37 to 62
  • Attended 31 events to give our Fosters visibility and to raise donations for continuing care.

Here are just a few of our 2011 Happy Endings: 


  Ginger, adopted January 30, 2011   Dozer, adopted April 28, 2011 



Gus, adopted July 31, 2011

Turbo, adopted at Pugs in the Park  

on Oct 2, 2011






Click Here to see other recent Happy Endings!


Where do your Donations go?  

Directly to the puggies
– All of our Board Members and volunteers are just that, non-paid volunteers who donate their time and effort toward our Mission of rescuing and rehabilitating homeless pugs and placing them in loving, permanent homes.
100% of all donations go towards veterinary care and prescription diets for our Foster pugs. 
Our Foster homes pay for all other food and incidental expenses, and the Rescue appreciates being able to help them out with some of those costs.
In 2011, your donations paid for:
  • 34 spay/neuters (many for puppy-mill rescues)
  • 64 dental cleanings
  • 139 vaccinations
  • 15 microchips
  • 40 major surgeries including luxating patellas, mass removals, eye and soft palate surgeries


We are currently in need of donations to pay for major surgeries for two recent Rescues – “Ancho” and “Puggles.”  Please read their stories on our website.  Colorado Pug Rescue  


 Foster Pug of the Month: meet “Gidget” 


Gidget - Holiday Foster Pug of the Month


Gidget came to Colorado Pug Rescue after the passing of her beloved human, who took great care of her for 13 years. Miss Gidget is a white/fawn-colored, slightly overweight, happy little girl. Gidget is taking one glucosamine tablet daily to help her back legs gain some strength, always a concern for the older pugs.

Gidget knows how to use a doggie door, but her back legs make it hard for her to maneuver, so her foster mommy uses the big door for her. She also does best with a belly band due to occasional incontinence.


She is a very laid-back pug who loves to go for walks. She is really happy when you play toy with her, loves to have her tummy rubbed and just loves to be close to her humans. Gidget gets along really well with the other six doggies in her foster home. She has no health issues other than her back legs, which could improve greatly with the glucosamine.

The adorable Gidget looks like a baby seal! Are you the right person to replace her long-time mommy? If you have the desire for a well-adjusted lovable older girl, then Gidget is the one for you.


Click here for information on our adoption process for her and all our other Foster Pugs. 

Events, Events, and more Events!

We’ve attended 31 events so far in 2011! 


Events are a great way to give the organization and our Foster pugs visibility with potential foster and adoptive homes. Here are some of our event highlights

  • 20 Adoption fairs at Petco, Wilmore Nurseries, Safe Place for Pets, PetSmart, Wag n Wash, Woofs n Hoofs, and community adoption fairs. 
  • 8 Fundraising events at the Melting Pot Restaurant and at The Dirty Dog Groomers, The Colorado Avalanche, Dogtopia, Canvas and Cocktails, Yappy Hour and Oktoberfest Denver Long Dog Derby.  
  • “Pugs in the Park” – our signature event took place on October 2, 2011 at the City Park boat house and grounds.


Rescue Fair at DU Magness Arena, Dec. 3, 2011


Our next event will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at the University of Denver Men’s Basketball Game at Magness Arena on the DU Campus.  Starting at 4:00, Colorado Pug Rescue will be set up on the South Concourse, so please stop by to meet our Foster Pugs and spread some Holiday Cheer!


We’re currently working on our 2012 Events Calendar so please check it often to see where you can visit us and our Foster pugs!


Holiday Issue,
November, 2011
In This Issue
Happy Endings
Thank you for your Donations
Foster Pug of the Month
Event Round-up

Colorado Pug Rescue Quick Links

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A Special Thank You to

 Dr. David Schulman 


Dr. David Schulman at Animal Health Care Specialists tirelessly donates his time and practice to helping Colorado Pug Rescue with veterinary care for our rescued pugs. We rely on Dr. Schulman and our team of other veterinarians to give our rescued puggies the care and medical treatment they deserve.



6701 Washington St

Denver, CO 80229

Phone: (303) 288-6800

 Extended until Dec. 15 

Celebrating Home

Just in time for the holidays!  Gourmet food mixes, high quality scented candles, gift wrap, and holiday accessories are offered through Celebrating Home, with 50% of the purchase price donated to Colorado Pug Rescue!  Great for gifts, entertaining, and decorating in your home.  Click here to browse products and shop online while helping the puggies this holiday season.


Holiday Cheer:

 Pug Style! 
Pug Wines 

Pug Wine makes any holiday gathering extra special and one your friends will remember!  It also makes a perfect gift for the wine aficionado in your family, as a hostess gift, or for anyone who would appreciate something truly unique. Available in Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Malbec. Click the link below and order now to make sure you have plenty on hand before that first dinner party!


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!
Please Donate,
every dollar helps!

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


A Heartfelt Thank You to all our Volunteers
from the Colorado Pug Rescue Board of Directors:

We look forward to partnering with you to help even more pugs find their Forever Homes in 2012!
Colorado Pug Rescue I 303.659.9689 I www.copugrescue.org