SAN DIEGO – March 18, 2015 – Pug Rescue of San Diego County, an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing unwanted, neglected, abandoned and relinquished Pugs, will host its 24th Annual Pug Party on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Paddock Area from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Approximately 500 to 600 Pugs are expected to attend, as well as several Pugs that will be available for adoption. This event is one of the largest gatherings on the West Coast to celebrate the Pug breed and to celebrate Pugs in need.
This year’s theme is “Vegas Pugs,” and organizers are expecting some of the most creative costumes this year—showgirls, Rat Pack, Elvis perhaps?
The annual event also boasts a shopping boutique with Pug-friendly vendors from throughout San Diego County and Southern California, and even as far as Colorado. Popular contests for Pugs and their parents will be held throughout the day such as costumed-themed competitions, the Wet T-Shirt Contest, the Cupcake Chomp, Pug Talent Show, and the recognition of the Most Distinguished Senior Pug. There will also be a raffle of more than 20 beautiful baskets with gifts and unique items any recipient would love. Guests also look forward to the shopping opportunities at the Pug Boutique with hundreds of Pug related gifts!
Pug-friendly services are also available throughout the day, such as pawticures, Pug massages, facials and more. There will be an “Ask the Vet” session to address Pug-specific concerns and one-on-one conversations. A professional photographer will provide portraits, a feature many Pug parents look forward to year after year. Vendors are welcome and an application to sell products and services are on the organization’s Web site, www.pugbutts.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is only $10 for adults, and only $5 for youth ages 10 to 18. Kids under 10 are free! Proceeds benefit Pug Rescue of San Diego County. Guests interested in adopting a Pug from the organization are encouraged to fill out an application in advance. Volunteers are also needed. For all details, applications, and photos of available Pugs, please visit www.pugsandiego.com or call 619-685-3580.
About Pug Rescue of San Diego County
In 2014, volunteers from Pug Rescue of San Diego County took in more than 150 Pugs. Over the years, the economic recession and home foreclosures have forced many owners to give up their dogs, turning to the all-volunteer organization for help. According to the organization, nine out of 10 Pugs who enter Pug Rescue of San Diego County need some sort of medical attention in one way or another. Relinquished Pugs live in foster care until their forever home is found. It can take over $1200 a pug just to get them ready for adoption. Funds raised from the fundraiser will help the organization continue to provide medical intervention and comfort in foster care to the Pugs relinquished to Pug Rescue of San Diego County. Learn more about Pug Rescue of San Diego County, an all-volunteer organization, at www.pugbutts.com
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