Pug Party at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Pug Rescue of San Diego County held its 23rd annual Pug Party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 3. A total of 336 pugs and their people padded into the paddock to celebrate the curly-tailed breed with a raffle, pug boutique, costume and cupcake chomping contests, nail clipping and tail painting.

All proceeds from the event went to support Pug Rescue’s efforts to save and care for abandoned, injured and neglected animals. The all-volunteer group took in an unexpected number of pugs this year and is in need of financial assistance more than ever to provide care and forever homes for the rescued animals.

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