Thank you for visiting my Strut Your Mutt fundraising page.
I have been involved in rescuing pugs for about 12 years. I am one of the original founders of Pug Rescue Austin and their medical director. We rescue abused, abandoned, injured and neglected pugs from all over central Texas. We currently save about 150 pugs and pug mixes every year and our medical bills currently average around $150,000 each year. We never refuse any pug regardless of age or medical issues. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is key to us continuing our work and making sure no pug is left behind.
This year we will have two special members, Lette and Ozzie Nirken (aka Heidi and Seale PRA) strutting with us. They are the beloved pugs of Houston pediatrician Dr. Milton Nirken who passed away recently. They will be strutting along side us to raise funds for Pug Rescue Austin in honor of Dr. Nirken. They were adopted through rescue and spent almost their entire lives with him. Please consider donating at
and feel free to share our link and help us hit our goal. Don't forget everyone who donates gets an awesome picture of you and me together have fun!
Strut Your Mutt is hosted by Best Friends Spciety and the charity walk is a lot of fun, but here’s really why I’m participating. Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one could have been someone’s furry buddy, if given a chance. That’s why I’m joining thousands of fellow supporters in 14 festival cities and online to take part in this incredible fundraising event.
I need your help to reach my goal. Can I count on your donation for this sponsored walk? Your donation is tax-deductible for you, and the great thing is Pug Rescue Austin is able to keep all the money it raises (after transaction fees).
Together, we can Save Them All.