Feb 26th: Mardi Gras Paws in the Park – Cocoa

6th Annual Mardi Gras Paws in the Park February 26th.The Central Brevard Humane Society would like to invite local businesses and rescue groups to take part in their 6th Annual Mardi Gras Paws in the Park event that will be held in conjunction with Cocoa Village Mardi Gras on Sunday, February 26th, from 12 noon – 3 p.m., at Riverfront Park in historic Cocoa Village. For more information contact Central Brevard Humane Society.

Feb 12th: Board Meeting and New Volunteer meeting

Board Meeting and New Volunteer Informational Meeting – Sunday Feb 12th.
Board meeting from 12-1:00
New volunteer meeting from 1pm-2pm for those who are interested in being active in Pug Rescue.
If you are interested in volunteering or want to know how you can help come to this meeting. RSVP required.

9220 Bay Hill Blvd Orlando, FL 32819

Feb. 11th:Valentines Pug Party at Rocky’s Retreat

We have generously been offered to have a Valentines Pug Party at Rocky’s Retreat! It will be a potluck, so I’ll need everyone to post what they will be bringing when they RSVP, so we don’t have a lot of the same thing. We will need any kind of food. Main dish, sides, salads, chips and snacks, drinks and desserts. If you would like to bring some wine, or other alcoholic beverage, that is ok too. Dress your sweet pugs up in their special Valentine’s Day attire and come have some fun!!! From 12 noon til 3pm at Rocky’s Retreat, 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando FL 32808 407-295-3888 Check out the facility at the website!

Please RSVP on the meetup site or email

Jan. 28th: Pookies Annual RescueFest

We need volunteers and foster pugs at this large annual adoption event. RescueFest 2012 is moving to a larger location, we have outgrown capacity at our back lot location at Pookie’s. We ere excited to announce that this year’s event will be held at the park at Lake Lily and the adjoining Maitland Civic Center in Maitland, Fl. Parking is available at the Civic Center and neighboring marked parking lots only.

We appreciate your cooperation on the parking and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday the 28th of January at RescueFest! Please remember…’Opt to Adopt’.

Dec. 18th: Destin PetSmart

Santa Claws Is Coming to PetSmart
Pet lovers have a chance to get a photo of their furry and feathered family members with Santa Sunday December 18th at the Destin PetSmart. Photos with Santa will become lasting family mementos and make great holiday gifts.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pug Rescue of Florida, Inc. Photos will be taken Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Destin PetSmart, 34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541
All pets must be on a leash.

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Dec. 10th: Pookie’s Santa Pictures

Sat December 10th we will also be at Pookies in Winter Park from 11am-3pm
1980 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park/Orlando, Florida 32789
Pookie’s Santa Pictures with portion of proceeds to benefit Pug Rescue of Florida.
Bring your furry friends and family to get their picture taken with Santa. Instant Digital Photo on the spot.
11am – 4pm at Pookie’s
$14.95/ picture

Nov. 12th : 9th Annual PugsGiving

Pug Rescue of Florida’s 9th Annual PugsGiving fundraiser on Saturday November 12, 2011 at Ramada Gateway Convention Center Kissimmee, FL. For more information click here.

7470 Highway 192 West, Kissimmee, FL 34747 | Toll Free: 1-800-327-9170 | Local: 407-396-4400 | Fax: 407-396-4320

Oct. 22nd: Hyde Park Village’s Pet Masquerade

Hyde Park Village’s annual Pet Masquerade is Saturday, Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the fountain! Pets of all shapes and sizes will be dressed in their scariest, funniest or most original costume in hopes of taking home the grand prize!

Pups will strut their stuff for the judges who will narrow it down to the best dressed in each category. The grand prize winner for each category will be determined by audience applause, and barks, too!

A suggested costume contest registration and donation fee of $5 per pet, per category is requested. All proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Doggie Trick-or-Treating to follow at participating stores. A list of participating stores will be available at the event.

9:30 AM – registration for costume contest begins
10 AM – event begins
10:30 AM – costume contest begins
12 PM – event ends and doggie trick-or-treating at participating stores begins

Oct. 22nd: Paws In The Park – Melbourne

Oct. 22nd: Central Brevard Humane Society’s 9th Annual Paws In The Park
“Celebrating Friendships with Our Furry Companions That Last a Lifetime!”
Saturday, October 22nd
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wickham Park Main Pavilion, Melbourne
(located on the grounds of Brevard Community College’s Melbourne Campus)

Oct. 22nd: Central FL Veg Fest

Central Florida Veg Fest is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and events at beautiful Loch Haven Park in Orlando. There will be so many fun and interesting things going on that you will want to stay the whole day. Admission is FREE! Veg Fest is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, and smoke-free event. Veg Fest, now in its 6th year, is one of the biggest and best vegetarian festivals in the country! For more information go to

Oct. 15th : Tampa Bay Veg Fest

Florida Voices for Animals Presents The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest
Free Event on Saturday, October 15, in Downtown Tampa

LA-Based Comedian Carol Leifer Will Be Featured Speaker. The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest, the Tampa Bay area’s only vegetarian/vegan festival, makes its return Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — with a bang. For more info go here

Oct. 14th: Woof Gang Bakery Windermere

Pug Party at Woof Gang Bakery Windermere at Summerport!
Friday October 14th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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If you are looking for a new four legged friend, stop by to check out some Purfect Pugs who are in need of a loving home.
Pug Rescue of Florida will be here with some of their most adorable pugs for all to see. For more information, and to see profiles of some pugs who may be here check out the adoptable pugs section of our web site.

For more details, feel free to contact Woof Gang Bakery Windermere at Summerport
(407) 877 3000
13524 Summerport Village Parkway
Windermere, FL 34786

Oct. 1st: Paws for a Cause at Greenbrier

Paws for a Cause at Greenbrier.
Greenbrier of Central Florida, LLC
3703 W Kelly Park Road,
Apopka, Fl 32712
Date: Saturday October 1, 2011 10am to 6pm

Offering Live Entertainment, Raffles, Pet Contests, Exotic Animals, Pet Adoptions,Car & Bike Show, Awesome Apopka K-9 Demonstration, The Amazing Doggie Fun Zone,
Up and coming young Country Artist, Food, Fun & more…

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