Donation to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue

Meet Gus, isn’t he ADORABLE? He’s an owner surrender to Homeward Bound Pug Rescue in Oklahoma due to the onset of seizures. He’s getting medicine for them and they are under control for now. Gus’ platelets and red blood cells are very low and he needs an MRI to diagnose the issue.

They wrote on their Instagram page: “I have so much love to give! My foster mom is going to set up a GoFundMe campaign soon to help with the cost of the MRI. She really wants to save my life, and I’m so happy she loves me so much. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go chew on her new shoes and poop on her kitchen floor. Love and puppy kisses, Gus. XOXOXO ❤🐾🐾 PS: If you want to donate now, you can PayPal to and put my name in the memo. ”

We donated $100 to Gus’ care and you can donate and learn more about the work of Homeward Bound Pug Rescue here.

Donation to PugHearts of Houston

Meet Melody. According to PugHearts of Houston, she was found on a road near Dallas sitting in the pouring rain with a broken pelvis, femur, a dislocated hip, and other issues.

Four days ago she just went through her first surgery (note scar from femur surgery) which cost $1600 and there are more to come.

The photo below is her today. She’s looking better and we have high hopes for her recovery. Today we donated $100 toward her care. Follow her progress on PugHearts’ Instagram and donations can be made here.

Yoga + the Animals

On Saturday we hosted our third annual Yoga + the Animals event at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary. Below are photos from this year and previous years at the sanctuary.

The gathering began with vegan treats and iced peppermint tea, followed by a one-hour yoga practice led by me, Kimberly Wilson, on the grass under a big oak tree.

After enjoying an all-level flow, participants started the one-hour tour to meet Jack the 43-year-old donkey, Gretta the noisy goose, Mabel the pretty pink pig (my favorite), and more.

Next we headed to the pool house to enjoy a homemade vegan couscous salad, freshly-cut fruit infused with mint, hummus and pita, and vegan cupcakes.

We raised $1600 for Burleigh Manor. This helps cover the care and feeding of one pig (hello, Mabel) and three chickens for an entire year.

We raised $600 for Pigs & Pugs Project. This helps support our microgrant giving to pug rescues and pig sanctuaries.

Thank you for generosity and support! We hope to see you next year for our fourth annual Yoga + the Animals gathering.

Donation to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

Meet Tank, our latest $50 micro-grant recipient. He’s a spunky 12-year-old who just made his way to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue and needed an eye removed. The surgery was successful and, after a few weeks of recovery, he’ll be looking for his forever home.

Learn more about Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue and put in an application here. Thank you for supporting pug rescues!

Donation to Pacific Pug Rescue

Meet our latest $75 micro-grant recipient Kevin from Pacific Pug Rescue.
Here’s his story per Pacific Pug Rescue’s Instagram page: “Our most recent intake 11 year old Kevin came in last week, he was found as a stray and taken to Dove Lewis because he was in distress. There they found an extremely large bladder near bursting and poor Kevin was unable to urinate on his own. They had to put a catheter in him several times a day to empty his bladder so Kevin was kept in the hospital until his stray hold was up and then transferred to us. We are lucky enough to have a foster who is a vet tech and was able to give Kevin the extra medical care he needed. They were finally able to express his bladder and several bladder stones came out. Poor guy still is not peeing on his own yet, but at least we are able to express him now. His is not neutered so this has caused his prostate to be very large so we think that may be part of the issue. Kevin is a super happy pug and is taking all of this in stride. We will keep you updated on Kevin’s progress. If you want to donate towards Kevin’s medical bills you can go to”