#pugstake started in 2015 after a group of pug friends got together in Boston to hang out, party, and spread the word about pug rescue.
Since then, more pugs have joined in and we’ve taken over more cities. We’ve been to cities like Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Boston. This Fall, we’re gearing up to go to Philadelphia.
As #PugsTake continues, the party has only gotten larger. We host a weekend full of events, including things like boat tours, raffles, dinners out, and meet ups at the dog park, in different cities twice a year. It’s a weekend jam packed with fun for all ages, where the pugs get their chance to snort, play, and be the center of attention. Pug heaven!
While we certainly have a lot of fun, we always raise money for rescue while doing it! We’ve so far raised over $30,000 to help pugs in need. The pugs are into partying and philanthropy. We love to support rescues all across the USA, and help them in their plight to save needy pugs.
All of this wouldn’t be possible without generous donors to our raffle. We have been lucky to work with dog-friendly hotels where the pugs are pampered and comfortable, as well as dog-friendly businesses who host our activities. A big thank you also goes out to the #PugsTake organizers, Boogie the pug (that’s us!), as well as Otis the Pug Walsh, Hamilton & Rufus, Violet & Timmy, and Finn. I can’t forget my little brother Marcelo, the pugwawa.