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.

Donation to Pug Rescue Austin

Meet sweet senior Hugo. Here’s his story per Pug Rescue Austin’s Instagram:

“We were contacted by the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin about this senior gentleman, Hugo, who was desperately in need of our help. He was diagnosed with diabetes and the secondary dangerous complication known as DKA or diabetic ketoacidosis. Untreated Hugo will not survive. His owner who is also very ill could not afford his treatment and Hugo was in danger of being euthanized. We immediately stepped in to save him and we are asking for your help. Hugo will need to be hospitalized and receive around the clock care for the next three to four days on IV fluids, insulin, medications and special diet to try to get his high blood sugar levels under control and reduce the toxins in his body. He will need repeated bloodwork and blood sugar levels checked. We are committed to doing everything we can to make sure Hugo survives.”


“Hugo has been making positive strides. He’s not out of the woods by any means but his overall condition has improved. He’s been sitting up and even came out of his cage for a visit with our medical director. He is still at the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin where they are monitoring him closely on his fluids and adjusting his insulin. We are hoping he will improve enough to be released to a medical foster next week. Thank you for all your prayers and donations for this loveable big teddy bear.”

We, too, are in love with Hugo and he’s the latest recipient of a $150 micro-grant. Learn more about Pug Rescue Austin’s work here, consider adopting one of their available pugs (I want ALL of them!), or make a contribution to Hugo’s care here. Thank you for making a difference!

Donation to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

Meet sweet Poppy Pop! We read about her yesterday on Instagram when she was going in for a dental and evaluation and knew she had to be our latest micro-grant!

Sadly, we read the update here on Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue’s Instagram: “Yesterday we found out our sweet foster Polly Pop’s growth is a squamous cell carcinoma and she also has a large melanoma on her tongue. In order to remove it would require radical surgery which would be removal of most of her lower jaw and over half of her tongue. This would be an extensive surgery even for a younger dog with no absolute guarantee. Due to Polly’s age we made the decision to support her with medications and expert holistic therapy from our favorite Dr. Simone Lemieux Pets In Balance Mobile Acupuncture. She isn’t in any pain and is a happy girl! We will support and love her for her remaining days. Opting to choose quality over quantity is often a difficult choice but it is what we are suppose to for the ones we love. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to ask about, prayed for, and donated to our sweet Polly Pop.”

We’ve donated $150 toward her care and will be sending lots of loving thoughts her way in the interim. Isn’t she charming? Read more about Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue’s work here.

Pigs, Pugs & Pinot Gratitude

Thank you for joining us for the SOLD OUT Pigs, Pugs & Pinot last weekend!

A BIG thanks to Tyber Creek for hosting us, Humane Rescue Alliance for partnering with us (two pups got new homes), and Charlotte of Life with Pigs for gracing us with her tutued presence.

We LOVED being with you {+ your adorable furry friends} and so appreciate your support in person AND in spirit!

Because of YOU, we raised $1299 and have donated $900 to Life with Pigs Farm Sanctuary and $400 to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue.

Below you’ll find an assortment of our photos. Share yours using #pigspugsproject. Oh, and here’s a fun video from the day!

We look forward to seeing you at June’s Yoga + the Animals and at Pugs & Pints coming to a local brewery this fall. Stay tuned by joining our newsletter.

Thank you again for supporting our mission to make the lives of pigs and pugs happier!

Donation to PugHearts of Houston

Meet sweet baby Glory! She’s the recipient of our latest $150 micro-grant, six months old, and cute as a button. Sadly, she was severely neglected and, since making her way to PugHearts, is on the road to recovery.

Here’s one of their Instagram updates: “She is holding her own. She is moving back to our primary vet this morning.
Body Temperature, Blood pressure and Blood sugars are holding in the normal ranges
She tried to chew on her IV catheter, so now in a cone.
She has a fractured femoral head on the right rear leg (FHO will happen in the future)
Her left rear leg has a patella out of place and swollen (suspect trauma)
She has pneumonia
She has demodex with a severe secondary infection
She will lose one eye and has limited sight and severe dry eye in the other.
She is severely underweight
She is septic
She is anemic and did receive a blood transfusion last night.
She is a fighter and we will help and support her through it all.
She is so small and so young. Glory has been through TOO MUCH in her short life.
PugHearts and Glory so appreciate all the love, prayers and support (emotionally and financially) that you all are sending her.”

Follow Glory’s story and support her recovery with PugHearts. We’re already in love!