PugHearts of Houston Blog

Gimmie a Bark "Date Night" adoption event and Book drop 3/11/17

Monday, 13 February 2017 10:24 by emilyw
PugHearts will be having a light hearted "date night" for the pugs to come out and hopefully make a match with potential adopters! Put 3/11/17 from 5 to 8pm on your calendars and come out the the PugHearts adoption event at Gimmie a Bark in Friendswood!

This event will also be having a "book drop" fundraiser at this event. We encourage you to bring old books (in good condition) to the event to donate to PugHearts. We will be selling these books to Half Priced Books and donating the money to PugHearts! PLEASE ONLY SEND BOOKS IN GOOD CONDITION - TEXT BOOKS WELCOME!

Gimmie a Bark is located at
103 Shadwell Way
Friendswood, TX

On the Rox PugHearts Brunch and Adoption Event - Saturday 11/12/16

Monday, 17 October 2016 14:27 by emilyw
PugHearts will be having an adoption event at On The Rox on 11/12/16 from 11am to 4pm. This will be a great event because you will be able to get enjoy the pugs and BRUNCH at the same event!!! 10% of all sales will be donated back to PugHearts as well! So come out to On the Rox with your pugs and your appitiete. On the Rox is a sports bar, but children area welcome. All dogs will have to stay outside in the designated area. This will be outdoors, so please dress appropriatly.

On the Rox is located at:

10535 Jones Rd
Houston, TX

Lone Star Ice House Adoption Event and Fundraiser - 10/8/16

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:27 by emilyw
PugHearts has a fun event and fundraiser planned for Saturday 10/8/16 from 1pm to 6pm at the Lone Star Ice House in Spring Cypress. They have a wonderful outdoor area for us to hang out with the pugs! There will also be hotdogs and chips available for purchase for a $5 donation to PugHearts (donations can only be made in cash or credit card) Come out and enjoy a nice afternoon with PugHearts!

Lone Star Ice House is located at:
10801 Spring Cypress Rd
Houston, TX 77070

This will be an outdoor event.

PugHearts Tattoo Party - Saturday 8/1/15 at 2pm

Monday, 13 July 2015 12:38 by emilyw

Thanks to Lisa Davis Doran and True Love Tattoo Studio we are having another Tattoo Party!! Lisa and True Love will donate a percentage of each tattoo bought to PugHearts. After tattoos, we will meet for drinks, food and laughs most likely at Tookies.....

As in previous years, the studio will have some Pug templates, but if you have a particular tattoo you want be sure and bring pictures. If you are considering a big tattoo, I suggest meeting about your artwork before the party. Please keep in mind that there are limited chairs and artist so this is a limited space people only event. as always you can visit the shop before or after the party and let them know you are with PugHearts and Lisa will still donate a percentage of the tattoo you receive. If you have any questions, please email me at


Wednesday, 9 July 2014 16:15 by emilyw

PugHearts will be having a GOLD PARTY at Rover Oaks at 2550 W Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77054 on Saturday 8/16/14 from 5pm till 8pm.  YOU CAN MAKE MONEY AND PUGHEARTS WILL ALSO GET A DONATION!  


This is also an adoption event and dogs are welcome to attend.  


Hosted by PugHearts, the Houston Pug Rescue

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

From 5 PM - 8 PM

Rover Oaks Pet Resort - 2550 West. Bellfort St., Houston

Thank you to Rover Oaks for allowing us to use their facility for this event!


Please RSVP to Ruby Thang - (Gold Party Planner) at 832-722-4719 or


Bring your Jewelry Box, Get an Offer, You Decide!


       Exchange your old, broken or out-of-style jewelry for CASH


Five things you need to know


 1.  You keep 100% of your payout & a portion of the proceeds from the items                     purchased will automatically be donated back!

 2.  Highest Offers Guaranteed! (They will beat any written offer by 5%.)

 3.  Bring Everything! Their certified, licensed buyer will tell you what is real or not.

 4.  You don’t have to be present to make money! Just bring your items by prior

      to the party and we will call or text you with your cash offer

 5. Bring Friends! We can donate an additional $150 with at least 10 sellers and a         $2000 party!



What to bring


• Any Unwanted or Broken Gold

• Sterling Silver or Platinum Jewelry

• Gold & Silver Coins

• Sterling Flatware and Serving Pieces

• Gold & Silver Watches



• Class Rings

• Diamonds

• Wedding Bands

• Dental Gold

• Watches


• Service Pins


Featured on FOX News for having the highest payouts!

Sustain Juicery - ADOPTION EVENT AND MONTH LONG FUNDRAISER - Saturday 8/2/14

Monday, 23 June 2014 16:22 by emilyw

Sustain Juicery has just opened a location in West University and is run by PugHearts' own Wen and Astrid!!!  They are graciously donating 10% of any sales when you mention PugHearts during the month of August and to kick it off PugHearts will have a small adoption event at Sustain on Saturday 8/2/14 from 1pm to 3pm. 


Sustain Juicery has tons of made to order COLD PRESSED juices and smoothies.  They also offer juice cleanses.  They strive for locally and/or organically grown ingredients.  If you are a long time juicer or just getting into it, you should check them out - and mention PugHearts!


The adoption even on 8/2/14 will run from 1pm to 3pm and will be indoors, but there is limited space, so please leave personal dogs at home (unless you have a meet and greet scheduled). 


Sustain Juicery is located at:


4061 Bellaire Boulevard Suite G, Houston, TX 77025

(713) 662-3693


Monday, 5 May 2014 13:22 by emilyw

We have a very special event planned for Saturday 6/21/14 from 6pm to 8pm.  Paint for the Pugs will be a PERSON ONLY event where you will be guided through creating an acrylic painting of your own pug (or one of ours if you prefer).  


This event will run from 6pm to 8pm at the Club House (located at 2900 Manvel Road Pearland, TX).  There will be a $50 charge to participate (paid in advance), which will cover all your supplies and instruction.  Payments can be paid in cash or check at any upcoming events or via paypal at, and indicate Paint for the Pugs in comments.


The amazing and beyond talented Karen Rudat will be creating a stencil/transfer from a photo of your very own pug (she recommends face shots for best results).  You will need to email her your photo or you can post it here in this thread by no later than 6/12/14.  At the event on 6/21/14 you will be able to transfer the drawing based upon your photo to a gallery-wrapped canvas, and then go on to paint your own pug masterpiece!!!!



This is the second time we have done this event and last time we sold out!!!  Spaces are limited, so sign up now!  If you participated last year PLEASE post photos of your artwork in this event so everyone can see!  

PugHearts Crawfish Boil SPONSORED BY HARBOR AMERICA - at Winston's on Washington 6/14/14

Monday, 5 May 2014 13:00 by emilyw

PugHearts is having a Crawfish Boil on 6/14/14 from 1pm to 7pm at!  Come on out an enjoy good food, good people, and good drinks all while helping to raise money for the PUGS!!!!


Crawfish will be sold at $5 per pound and every dollar is coming to PugHearts thanks to Heather Lowery and Harbor America who is sponsoring this event!


In addition, Winston's on Washington has agreed to host our Crawfish Boil and donate a portion of all drink sales during that time to PugHearts!  Where else can you eat mudbugs and drink booze all in the name of rescue pugs!!!!


Winston's on Washington is mainly outdoors and it will be HOT, HOT, HOT, but they are installing misters to help cool everyone down!  Dogs are welcome, but PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU CHOOSE TO BRING YOUR DOG.  We do not want any pugs over heating. 


There is a limited amount of Crawfish so come early to eat your fill and stay late to enjoy good company!


Winston's on Washington


5111 Washington Ave

Houston, TX 77007




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Also, thank you to Lisa Cook and her team for cooking all the crawfish!  They provided and cooked everything at the PUG-arita party last year, so I know it will be fantastic!

PugHearts 2014 Summer BBQ - Saturday 5/24/14

Monday, 7 April 2014 14:41 by emilyw

Adrienne Donoghue Finch and her family are generously opening up their home and putting on a Summer BBQ for the two legged members of PugHearts.  All the money raised from this event will go to help pay the ever mounting vet bills for the pugs.  




Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for kiddos.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, but please RSVP to so we can get a rough head count for food.  Your ticket will include burgers, sides, and deserts. Frozen margaritas will also be available for $2 for those 21 and up. 


There will be a silent auction during this event.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING ITEMS FOR THIS at


The party will start at noon and go till 6pm on Saturday 5/24/14 at:

1629 Country Blub Blvd

Sugar Land, TX 77478



SUSHI ROCK DINNER - 4/26/14 AT 5:30 - ALSO ALL APRIL LONG (see details below)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:40 by emilyw


Grab your Sushi-Loving friends and head to Koto Japanese Cuisine or Sushi Rock on TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS during the month of APRIL to support Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue and PUGHEARTS.  You choose the rescue at checkout and they will receive 20% of the bill as a donation!  Both locations have excellent quality sushi at very affordable prices. 


PugHearts would like anyone to participate as many times as they would like in APRIL 2014, because the more Sushi you eat, THE MORE MONEY WE WILL GET!  As a group, we would like to have an early dinner on Saturday 4/26/14 starting at 5:30pm at the SUSHI ROCK location. 



10842 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX 77042



2400 W. Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77030