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!

You’re Invited: Pugs & Pints

Pigs and Pugs Project

Join Pigs & Pugs Project  for an afternoon of sipping locally made craft beers in the beer garden with your favorite pug* . . . and for a good cause.

Your $20 Pugs & Pints ticket includes a pint of beer, vegan treats for you (and your pup), lawn games, and a reusable Pigs & Pugs Project tote. All proceeds will go toward micro-grants that support pug rescues in need.
What: Pugs & Pints
When: Sunday, October 7, 1-3PM
Where: Denizens Brewing Co. | 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
How: Metro, Bus, Bike, or Drive. A 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line | On the 18 and 8 WMTA Bus Lines

*All pug-friendly, mostly well-behaved breeds welcome!

Donation to Pig Advocates {Pigs in Need}

Pig Advocates League is the latest recipient of a $250 micro-grant from Pigs & Pugs Project. They are currently helping with a heartbreaking situation in Kentucky.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has taken custody of 458 mini pigs in Pendleton County, Kentucky.  We have been given a very limited amount of time to place this pigs into new homes, foster homes, and rescues. Any pigs not placed will end up euthanized. Atti’s Acres has been the sanctuary closest in location to these pigs and has been helping around the clock to save these pigs.

Pig Advocates League, along with Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary, Ziggy’s Refuge, Red Oak Animal Rescue (ROAR), and Esther’s Army have teamed up with Atti’s Acres to save as many of these animals as possible.

The state of Kentucky is requiring all pigs going to private homes and fosters to be spayed/neutered prior to leaving.  All pigs must be micro-chipped and if leaving the state have a valid health certificate.  The cost of this mission is going to be astronomical, both in money and man-power.

Here are some ways you can help:

ADOPT! We need homes for as many as possible! We are also looking for rescues/sanctuaries that can provide temporary holding for pigs going to homes. If you are able to help, please complete an adoption/foster application here.

•VOLUNTEER! We need help on the scene, and behind the scenes. The volunteer form can be found here.

•DRIVE TRANSPORT! Anyone willing to transport pigs, via crates or trailers, please complete our transport volunteer form here.

•DONATE today! We can only save those we can have vetted, spayed/neutered, and transported. Donations can be sent via PayPal to or by clicking the Donate button at the bottom of this page.

Donation to Three Pug Rescues

Last month we watched as a rescue of nearly 30 pugs from a Mississippi backyard breeder took place. To help support their efforts, we donated $100 to Pug Hearts of Houston (top photo showing the rescued pugs heading to safety), $100 to Dallas Pug Rescue (second photo showing more of the rescued pugs), and $100 to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue (third photo showing Cherokee’s improvement after some TLC).

Here’s what Pug Hearts wrote about the rescue on their Facebook page:

Most emotional for all of us, PugHearts sent a team of ladies to Mississippi to help in the closure of a breeding facility. I did not take the journey with them…but I was there in my heart and mind every step of the way.
You see, I have been in this situation before and I had my suspicions of what they would deal with. 
These ladies are HEROES and they deserve all of our appreciation.
This is not a comment on the owner or the dogs, just my opinions. 
No one…I do not care who you are….can adequately care for 30+ animals living in an outdoor “enclosure”. It cannot be done. 
So, I knew the pugs (and 2 Frenchie we brought back to Short Mugs Rescue) would be dirty, have poop covered feet, fleas and/or ticks and multiple medical issues that required urgent care. 
I was not wrong. 
As I was not there and I will not make comments about this location or owner….I will simply tell you what these ladies brought back to Houston. 
Memories of this experience that will be remembered forever and will change how they look at and feel about rescue for as long as they live.
PugHearts brought back 6 Pugs in need of: 
Baths….multiple needed for each pug as they were filthy 
Dentals on all 6
Spays for the 5 females and a neuter for the male
One untreated snake bite from several months/a year ago
Long nails
Ear infections
One ruptured eye
Skin infections
Quality food….the gas in the car was beyond words to describe (so I am told)
***Time, patience, housebreaking and trust. These will take the longest and will be the hardest for these pugs to accept.***
Why do we do this? 
Why do we ask for funds to help?
Because the pugs did not choose this. 
Because the pugs deserve better (as do all dogs)
Because it is simply the right thing to do
Because we mean it when we say…….
A gentle reminder to please support your local pug rescues. They’re doing great work!