PugHearts of Houston Blog

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



Tuesday, 6 August 2013 16:37 by emilyw

The Pugs are throwing a Pug-a-rita happy hour party on Saturday 9/7/2013 at "the club house" (2900 manvel rd) in Pearland Texas!  The party will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and we will have food and drinks available.  Also, dogs are welcome to attend with you as long as they are sociable and kept on lead.  The foster dogs will be there in the pug pen to greet everyone and try to find a FUR-ever home.


We are asking for a donation of $10 at the door that will include admission to the festivities, one drink ticket and food. 


The pugs are still busy planning this so more information will be posted later, but they want you all to get it on your calendars now!.


So far they have secured a DJ, food, some drinks, and Doggie in Wonderland online pet boutique will even be there for your shopping pleasure!


Other fun games and events are still in the works!


Many people have stepped up to help out with this event and I am so thankful to you all.  Thank you for your support!

PugHearts GARAGE SALE 6/30/12

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 08:12 by emilyw

PugHearts is raising some funds to support the overwhelming number of pugs we have coming in right now with a good old fashion garage sale on Saturday 6/30/12 at the Woodedge subdivision club house off Jones Road (10403 Greencreek Houston 77070)

The garage sale will run 7am to 1pm and is INSIDE!!!!!   We need human volunteers to come and help and also people to come and shop or donate items.  (Please note:  this is a people only event to raise money we cannot have any of our dogs there). 

Any items that are not sold the day of the garage sale will be donated to another charity.

Kara Humphrey is graciously arranging everything for this fundraiser (thank you Kara!) so please contact her via Facebook with any questions.


Here are the directions:

Coming from 290 exit Jones, go right on Jones, cross over 1960, turn right on Greencreek ( u can only turn right) ( you will see the Crooked Ferrett bar on left). U will go thru 2 stop signs, clubhouse is on right after 2nd stop sign.  If u get to Cypress North Houston road at Jones u have gone too far.


Monday, 2 April 2012 08:30 by emilyw

Renowned animal photographer Robyn Arouty will be sponsoring a Pocket Shots event to benefit PugHearts on 5/12/12!!! 

If you haven’t heard of Pocket Shots you are in for a treat!  You get a 30 minute session with Robyn for you and your dog (or cat/rabbit/monkey/ect) for only $75 (+ $15 for every additional animal and person).  The best part is $25 of every sitting fee will go to PugHearts! 

There are only a limited number of slots for this event so make sure you sign up ASAP because once they are full that is it for the year! 

For more information on Robyn Arouty and Pocket Shots or to book your time now please go to:

PLEASE NOTE:  this event is by appointment ONLY.  These are private photo sessions and are not open to the public.


Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:10 by richardc

We would like to thank everyone who came out to show their support for PugHearts at the Pugs at Blanco’s event Saturday night. We had a fantastic time and helped to raise funds and awareness about our rescue.

It was great to see so many people bringing their furry companions (both pug and non-pug!) and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did. Hopefully next year will be even bigger and better (and maybe a bit cooler)!

A big congratulations to the winner of our grand prize raffle for the 50" TV - Diane Rifai! We’d also like to thank everyone who dug deep and bid so generously on our live auction and silent auction items. There was truly something for everyone this year.

Blanco's 2010 - D'Angeles DonationOne of the many Silent Auction baskets

Blanco's 2010 - D'Angeles DonationBrent Piercy holding aloft a major auction item

We would also like to thank all of our volunteers. They worked tirelessly and endlessly to ensure that this event was a success. Their efforts are what help make PugHearts what it is today. Without them we would not exist and the pugs of Houston would not have a safe haven. We would like to give a special acknowledgement to PugHearts’ 1st ever Volunteer of the Year - Mary Ludwig!

Blanco's 2010 - D'Angeles DonationCindy (on stage) and Mary Ludwig and the very brave Phoebe

Mary is a very special lady with a heart as big as Texas. She takes on some of our most challenging cases, our most needy rescues. Remember Cody - our first rescue suffering from a liver shunt? Mary stepped up to the plate and opened her heart and home to this little guy that had no chance for survival before coming into PugHearts. Cody is now living a healthy, happy life with his new family in OK following surgery to correct his condition. Mary helped make that happen. Then there’s Whitney - one of our first Hospice pugs due to her cancer. She is still with Mary, having outlived everybody’s predictions. Though she remains a Hospice pug and we know will never be healthy again, her life has been full of love and security thanks to Mary. Remember KC? Another dog we took in and placed on Hospice care with Mary due to his lung and breathing issues. Except Mary worked her magic with him and nursed him back to health. He is now with his new forever family enjoying his second chance at life.

Blanco's 2010 - D'Angeles DonationKC, brought back to health by Mary Ludwig, the PugHearts Hospice miracle worker!

Mary has been with PugHearts since day 1 and has fostered dozens and dozens of dogs. She is an irreplaceable part of PugHearts and we are honored to have her as one of our volunteers. We thank you Mary, and we know if they could talk all the little puggies you have helped over the years would say thank you too!
We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge, public "Thank You" to the staff of Sugar Land Pet Hospital. We often sing the praises of Dr. Doug Hendrix (our very own Dr. Pugger) but we want all of the staff at SPH to know how grateful we are for all the support and care they give us and our rescues. In addition to Dr. Hendrix, Dr. David Brust has been with us from the beginning. He has been instrumental in helping us give our rescues the best medical care possible. And the practice has now grown to include a new veterinarian, Dr. Valeri Devaney. Often the doctors get all the glory, but we know that we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the entire staff at SPH. From the receptionists who take our frantic calls when we need to bring a dog in when they are ready to close, to the vet techs who do everything from walking our boarding dogs to administering treatments to handling the avalanche of paperwork and prescriptions for our crew, we cannot say a big enough thank you!

Blanco's 2010 - D'Angeles DonationThe Sugarland Pet Hospital Team

And last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank you. Your generous donations, your participation, your willingness to open your heart and home to adopt a rescue pug make you the critical link in our chain of rescue. Thank you.