Pug Squad Volunteers: Work Hard, Play Hard
Last weekend, at our first Pug Squad volunteer party, 29 volunteers and 31 of our furry friends came together for an epic potluck. We ate, we mingled, we ate some more, we tried to keep Marshmallow the pug off of the dessert table, and we celebrated the launch of Pug Squad and our successes to date. In just two short months, we have accomplished so much. Some of my favorite highlights include:
– Developing a business plan and filing our 501(c)3 paperwork
– Launching the Pug Squad website
– Building an online store through Zazzle to sell Pug Squad merchandise
– Filling our first transport request (a six-hour trip!)
– Providing emergency foster homes for Princess and Flower, two pugs who needed a place to crash until they could get to Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue to find their forever homes
– Promoting two fundraisers for individuals who needed help paying for unexpected, expensive vet bills for their pugs
– Hosting a very successful online auction to pay for Marco the puggle’s eye surgery, and doubling our financial goal to help Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue
– Planning for our first in-person fundraiser at #PugsTakeNYC next month to benefit Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles
But, most importantly, we are building an amazing network of dedicated, hardworking volunteers whose only goal is to help needy pugs. (Well, and maybe to eat.) Enjoy some of the photos from our pawty, and join the Squad to snag an invite to our next gathering!
We have big goals for our first year. Big goals that can only be accomplished with a big team of people who generously donate their time and talents to help us grow. So if you like to eat, party, and help pugs (And who doesn’t?), join the Squad. There are so many different ways to get involved—if you have ten free hours a week or just ten minutes, we have something for you. Check out our volunteer page for more information and to sign up!