335 pugs rescued since October, 2005
Pugalug History - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Pugalug 2004
 
Jan 18th Pugility
2004 got off to a terrific start with our first annual Agiltiy Pugalug at Scholars In Collars. Our hosts, Joan and Diane, had the pugs going down tunnels and jumping hoops with the owners right alongside providing encouragment and cookies.
Feb 15 Pugintine
The annual Valentine Pugalug was held at Umbrella Pets. Audra Brown from City TV came to do a "love" story with the most lovable dog. It was standing room only as pugs, dressed in red, romped around in the warmth and safety of this big room.
March 28th Trinity Bellwoods
Over 100 pugs came out on this beautiful spring day. From 2 months to 11 years, they frollicked in the sunshine. The City TV news cast, plus an article in the Globe and Mail resulted in our largest turnout. New friends joined us from Kitchener and Niagara Falls. A photograph of Dewey was sent to Associated Press and published by a few major American newspapers.
May 30th, Dufferin Grove
April's pugalug was going to be at Sunnybrook Park. However the location was changed because of a charity walk-a-thon that was happening on that day. However, it rained not only that weekend but the next 2 weekends in April. So April's lug was cancelled. The May pugalug was held for the first time at Dufferin Grove park. The theme was Flower Power and there certainly was Power. The highlight was a parade around the park with children cheering from the playground, a circle of chanters providing the rhythm and the smell of pizza from the community back oven.
June 27th, Eglinton
Not too hot, not too cold - just right for a pugalug. Pug friends from out of town (and out of the province) came and joined in the fun. Seniors passed on the "code of the the pug" to the pups.
July 25th Pug Island It was a perfect day on Ward's Island. The ferry deckhand remembered the pugalug from last year. We had a terrific turnout with new friends coming from Peterborough for the day. The new spot was secluded, not too far from the docks and near enough to the beach for a pug stroll.
Aug 8th, Pug Birthday Bash,
Scholars In Collars
We returned to the Scholars and Collars training facility for a pug birthday bash. The idea was to celebrate all pugalug pug's birthday on this one day. The pugs got to run, romp, and eat birthday treats all in air-conditioned comfort.
August 22nd at Sunnyside Park Sunnyside was originally scheduled for April and that may have been a good month for it. However August was too crowded with no close parking. But it was a wide open space and we grabbed a nice shady spot. A large Mastiff (who thought he was a pug) came to play along with a Pug/Boston mix.
Sept 5th, Dumfries Conservation Park
A little bit of pugalug history was made this day. Thanks largely to the efforts of Hugh Radley and pug Heidi, the first 519 pugalug was held in Cambridge, ON. Obviously the pugs in the Cambridge, Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph areas were demanding equal time with their Toronto counterparts. It was here that Hugh first introduced the "Pug of War" competition. Thanks Hugh and a big pug hug to Heidi.
Sept 19th, Echo Valley Park Once again we returned to our old stompin' & snortin' grounds. In the passed we referred to this area as West Deane Park but in actual fact it was Echo Valley. Hugh and Heidi brought the pug of war to let the Toronto pugs have a "taste" of the event.
October 17th's PUGOWEEN at Sherwood It was touch and go whether the weather would work for us. Yet the big pugalug event of the year did happen and the pugs did not fail to make us laugh and bring tears of joy. It was the last pugalug of 2004 but a dedicated group of pug owners would finish off the year by forming the official Pugalug Club.