PugHearts of Houston Blog

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

Pugs n Pins Adoption Event - GREAT FOR FAMILIES - Sunday 3/22/15

Saturday, 7 February 2015 14:00 by emilyw

The pugs will be trying something a little different for their adoption event on Sunday 3/22/15...PugHearts will be at Emeral Bowl on 9307 Boone Road Houston, TX 77099 from 12-4.  This event will feature family friendly bowling inside ($25 per person for 3 hours of bowling with shoe rental), a pug pin outside, and a silent auction!  This will be such a great event and I hope you all can make it!


Please RSVP if you plan to come.  All of the money from the silent auction will be donated to PugHearts and a large portion of all bowling fees will come to us as well.  This is a great opportunity to support PugHearts and have a great time!


Please let me know if you are interested in donating a silent auction item or for manning one or more of the below volunteer positions. 

MILE OF MONEY FUNDRAISER at The Flying Pug Sports Pub - Saturday 9/27/14

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:43 by emilyw

PugHearts has been trying to raise a MILE OF MONEY for several months now, and the dead line is 9/27/2014!!!!  Think about it...if PugHearts can raise a mile worth of $1 bills that would be $10,560 raised for the care of our puggies!!!  It is a great way for everyone to get involved, since all it takes is $1!!!!  


On 9/27/14 at The FlyingPug SportsPub PugHearts will walk down the "mile of money" in what we are deeming 'walking naked down the mile of money"!  We encourage all our 2 legged friends to join us in fundraising and celebrating.  After the Naked march, we will head back to The Flying Pug for dinner and drinks.  


Please see the below details for this event as it is a bit more complicated than most events we do.  


5pm-6pm - meet at the Legends Sports Complex  (down the street from the Flying Pug Sports Pub) for the Naked March down the Mile of money!  This will also be a last chance to donate if we have not made our goal. 

ADDRESS:  602 Pruitt Rd Spring, TX 77380


6pm - head back to the Flying Pug for dinner and drinks.

592 Sawdust Rd. Spring, TX 77380  


AGAIN THIS IS A PEOPLE ONLY EVENT - THE ONLY DOG IN ATTENDANCE WILL BE NAKED.  please leave the fur babies at home for this one.  

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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


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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



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!