PugHearts of Houston Blog

Toddy Oak KISS ME I'M IRISH Pug Adoption Event and Fundraiser - Friday 3/17/23

Friday, 10 February 2023 09:54 by emilyw

You will have the luck of the Irish if you make it ou to the Toddy Oaks Winery and Distillery KISS ME I'M IRISH Bash benefiting PugHearts on St Patties Day - Friday 3/17/27 starting at 7pm!  The awesome band JuzCoz will be keeping the party hyped AND they are donating all of ticket sales directly to PugHearts!  


Get your tickets today at  


Make sure you and your pug are dressed in green so you don't get pinched and so you can enter the Pug & Person St. Patrick's Day costume contest!


This is a great outdoor venue with great drinks and food available to purchase. Please come out and meet some adoptable dogs and enjoy some pug love.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY! 


Toddy Oaks Winery and Distillery

20120 Franz Rd,

Katy, TX 77449

PugHearts Christmas Party/Santa Photos/Adoption Event - 12/2/2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 11:59 by emilyw
The PugHearts Christmas Party and Santa Photos are all set at Gimmie a Bark in Friendswood on Sunday 12/2/18 from 12pm to 4pm. This is a must attend event as there will be a festive atmosphere and Santa Photos for the pups going on! A big thank you to Wendy Franty and Bill Morgan who will once again be volunteering their time to make the Santa photos a success!!! The cost of Santa photos will be $10 for a single dog or $15 for multiple dogs (please pay with cash or check). Photos will be posted within a week so everyone can show them off on their Christmas cards!

This is also an adoption event, so come out and meet our fosters that would just love to have a forever home for the holidays! If you have not been to the new Gimmie a Bark, you will not be disappointed!

Gimmie a Bark is located at:
103 Shadwell Ln
Friendswood, TX 77546

Rover Oaks Central Adoption Event w/ Photo Booth - Sat. 8/4/18

Friday, 6 July 2018 16:55 by emilyw
PugHearts and our pugs will be staying cool in the AC at the adoption event on 8/4/2018 at Rover Oaks (Central Location) from 5pm to 8pm (arrive at 4:30pm if you are helping with set up). This is an indoor event with a large space for lots of foster dogs!

Wendy Franty will also be there with a summer inspired photo booth! Active fosters can get professional grade photos for free. Everyone else can get take advantage of this fantastic photo op for only a $10 cash donation to PugHearts! The photo booth will run from 5pm to 8pm during the adoption event. Thank you Wendy for setting all this up!!!

If you are bringing a personal dog, please be sure to have proof of a current influenza (both strains) shot done at least 72 hours before arrival.

Rover Oaks Central is located at:
2550 W Bellfort Ave
Houston, TX 77054

Cico de Mayo Adoption Event and Pug Races - 5/5/18

Thursday, 5 April 2018 10:28 by emilyw
We have a good one for you this time! Gimmie a Bark in Friendswood will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo themed adoption event complete with pug races to benefit PugHearts! Bring some cash and your fastest pug! Gimmie a Bark will generously be providing snacks and refreshments. This event will take place on 5/5/18 from 10am to 2pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING-There will be a farmers market going on at the park across from Gimmie a Bark and the usual parking lot will fill up early. There is overflow parking on the opposite side of the park from the store and down Shadwell (the street with the usual parking spots).

Gimmie a Bark is located at
103 Shadwell Ln, Friendswood, TX 77546

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