Monday, July 27, 2009

SNPR Needs Foster Homes

Have you ever thought about fostering? Wonder what’s involved? It’s pretty simple. Are you a loving, responsible pet owner? Think you could handle one more pug to cuddle? If the answer is yes, then fostering is for you! The number of pugs we rescue goes up every year, and we need more foster homes to keep up with those numbers.

Foster homes are the backbone of any rescue group. The more foster homes we have, the more Pugs we can take in. Our goal is to never turn a Pug away because we don’t have room, but that goal depends on the Las Vegas community helping us by fostering. Pug rescue is not possible without our wonderful foster homes. Please, if you have considered fostering, now is the time.

If you have adopted from us in the past, you are already approved to foster, just email SNPR at:, and we can put you on our foster list. If you have not adopted from us yet, please visit, and click on “Adoption Application” to fill out a foster application (specify foster home in the space provided), and someone will call you to set up a house check. All current pets must be fixed. You can also contact us if you have any questions about fostering, just email

Fostering is not for the faint of heart. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and love to let a Pug move on to their forever home when the time comes. Some you will push out the door, while others may be tough to let go, but in the end it is ALL worth it! These little Pugs are cute but they may not be perfect. They sometimes come with a little extra baggage and may need extra time, patience, and love. All veterinary bills will be paid by SNPR. You just provide the lap to snuggle in, and a warm, cozy place for the Pug to rest. One of the best rewards is seeing that scared little Pug who came into your home leave happy, healthy, and confident-ready to start a new life in their forever home.

Remember, if you have adopted from us, someone loved your Pug enough to foster him or her. Can you do the same for another little one who needs you now?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Pug Scrub Date!

An Exclusive After Hour Pug Scrub at the Soggy Dog will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. With any donation made to SNPR, Dog Washes are discounted to $10.00!

Hope to see you all there. Please spread the word!

The Soggy Dog is located 1/2 mile south of I-215, on the corner of Stephanie and Horizon Ridge, behind Metro Pizza.

You can see pictures from our last Pug Scrub on our blog:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Help Save Pug-O-Rama

As you may know, the economy has taken its toll on Southern Nevada Pug Rescue. We have had to weigh our priorities and make tough decisions. Luckily, every time we feel like we are most certainly going to have to stop taking in pugs, heroes come forth and donate enough money to take in the next curly-tailed surrender. Because we are barely getting by financially, we are faced with having to possibly cancel Pug-O-Rama.

Pug-O-Rama is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We normally raise enough money at the event to cover a huge portion of our vet bills. If we are forced to cancel this event, it will be devastating for SNPR.

Here Is How You Can Help!

Because almost every penny raised this year has had to go toward vet care, we do not have the funds we need to put on an event like Pug-O-Rama. Normally through the year we raise enough money to cover vet bills, as well as supplies, so every pug leaves rescue with a brand-new harness and leash. But this year, with the ever-increasing number of pugs needing rescue and vet care, we simply could not afford to order harnesses and other miscellaneous things we have ordered in the past, and that is also why Pug-O-Rama is now in question.

By sponsoring a portion of Pug-O-Rama, it would help us make the event as special as it has been in years prior without affecting the immediate care of any pugs needing to enter rescue. To make a donation, please go to and click on "donate". Please indicate that your donation is for the event. Below is a list of costs needed to proceed with the planning of the event.

Pug-O-Rama Expenses
Park Rental = $300.00
Park Insurance = $500.00
Water and supplies = $500.00
Truck Rental = $200.00
Stamps and printing for mailer = $400.00
We also need the following items to make the day a success. If you have any of these items and could donate them, we would be grateful. As always, your donation is 100% tax deductible.

· Folding tables
· Pop-up tents
· Banners
· Stamps
· Misc. pug items and donations for raffle baskets (gift certificates, prizes, etc.)
· Water, soda, juice, etc.
· Battery-operated radio
· Microphone
· Sound equipment

Anyone who makes a monetary donation or donates an item listed above will be featured on our web site as a Pug-O-Rama Sponsor. If you choose to be a sponsor and would like a booth or table at the event, you can contact Jennifer for details at

You can donate at:

Monday, July 13, 2009

Farewell, Mini

Sad news for SNPR today. Rescue pug Mini went on to the Rainbow Bridge leaving her mommy Sue and SNPR Alumni pug brothers Pumba and Nash here missing her dearly. Mini was a special addition to Sue's brood of boys and it wasn't long before she had both boys wrapped around her little fingers, err, rather paws! Our thoughts are with you and the boys, Sue. We are so grateful that Mini got to live in such a wonderful "pug crazy" home.

SNPR would like to send a special "thank you" to Sue and the other select few who know how special it is to adopt an older pug from rescue. Although it is hard to lose them from your lives, it is so very special to give them a loving home for whatever time, no matter how long or short, they may have with you. In the end, you will get back more love than you ever imagined.

See you at The Bridge, Mini.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Congratulations to SNPR Alumni, Emmi!

Congratulations to Emmi, who is now a certified therapy dog! Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Emmi knows that she is a special little pug who now gets to help others.

Emmi came to rescue after being abandoned without food or water in an apartment. She was in bad shape, but her spirit shone through!

Smug as a Pug