Helping Truvy and Patsy via Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue


Truvy and Patsy were recent owner surrenders to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. They’ve got a bit of work to do to get cleaned up (some ear infections, badly needed nail trims, medicated baths, and a medication list that needs a spreadsheet to handle!) BUT we know these two girls are in the right hands. Thanks to your support, we gave a micro grant to MAPR to help with their care which will lead them to a future forever home.

Thank you for supporting Pugs & Pints

Thank you to everyone who attended or was there in spirit at our inaugural Pugs & Pints event at Denzen’s Brewing Co. in Silver Spring! Even though we had unusually hot weather for October, our pug and pug-allied friends braved the conditions for a fun afternoon. Best of all, thanks to your support, we raised $871 for pug rescues! Take a peek at the fun:

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Stay tuned for our next event in Spring 2019: Pigs & Pinot complete with rescue potbelly pigs at a local winery!

Helping PugHearts of Houston after the storm

In late August, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding areas with historic floods. Sadly, during times of natural disasters our 4-legged friends are disproportionately impacted and support groups feel a particular strain in keeping up.

It’s with this in mind that The Pigs and Pugs Project donated $100 towards the great work done by PugHearts of Houston, particularly during the hard days following Hurricane Harvey and the flooding damage that lingered long after the winds subsided. Consider supporting PugHearts of Houston with us by giving directly to them.

Helping Wrinkles and Homeward Bound Pug Rescue

Wrinkles the pug has a list of health challenges that would be daunting for any caregiver. In addition to dealing with diabetes, Wrinkles had his gall bladder removed, and continues to battle back a post-op infection. The care needed to get him healthy is expensive and can put a substantial dent in the budget of a small rescue like Oklahoma’s Homeward Bound Pug Rescue. But, as Homeward Bound’s Gail Tucker writes, doing this for Wrinkles is an easy choice:

If you had met Wrinkles you would understand why we continue to fight for his life. He is one of the sweetest pugs I have ever met and his will to live is surpassed by none. 

The Pigs and Pugs Project donated $50 towards Wrinkles’ ongoing care, which will likely cost many times that amount. Consider supporting Wrinkles with us by giving directly to Homeward Bound or supporting the Wrinkles GoFundMe fundraiser.

Announcing the Pigs + Pugs Project


Since our non-profit’s launch in 2006, Tranquil Space Foundation has donated nearly 30k to like-hearted organizations around the globe that support women and girls, taught our Tranquil Teens program to over 600+ girls, and hosted two annual events to spread the word.

As we tie a bow around this project, we’re excited to announce that an 8-week version of our signature offering, Tranquil Teens, will be available for download and public use on our website later this summer.

Here’s what the teens who tried our 8-week Mindfulness, Creativity and Leadership Tranquil Teens program had to say:

“I wanna say this program has helped me so much in every way and I appreciate it.”
“The creativity portion was very helpful and it helped me open up.”
“The leadership portion helped me not be afraid of being leader.”
“The mindfulness portion helped me be mindful of my mind and everything around me. The journal made me mindful of my emotions.”

After 10 years focused on Tranquil Teens, we’re shifting direction and have created the Pigs & Pugs Project. The Board meets regularly to design our new format geared to supporting pig sanctuaries and pug rescues. Watch for more information, ways to get involved, and more coming soon.

May we encourage compassion and tranquility for all! Namaste.