Pugfest 1 of 4 SEPRA


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Pugfest is SEPRA (Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption) biggest fund raiser of the year. It is held the last Saturday of October each year at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Georgia where it draws thousands of pug lovers, pug supporters, and pug admirers to come out and support rescue. For me, attending Pugfest is not an option or a luxury, it is a requirement! We adopted Theodore “Teddy” from SEPRA and we are so proud to have the honor of giving him a loving home. There are so many people who give of their time and money throughout the year that this is the one time people can come together and, all though a lot of work goes into it, it is so much fun! There is a foster parade for the pugs that are currently available for adoption. There is a rescue parade for pugs and pugs mixes that have been rescued from SEPRA, from other organizations, from backyards, etc. There are contests for the farthest traveled pug, the curliest tail pug, the longest tongue pug, etc. But the main event is the costume contest-there is a category for store bought and homemade costumes. I am always so amazed at the thought and energy put into some of the costumes. Pugfest is a time to see people and pugs you’ve gotten to know through the years, it is a day to shop for pugs-and it go to a good cause, and to know that you are helping in a small way. The day wraps up with the close of a silent auction. I am always amazed at the wonderful items donated by individuals and businesses and it brings additional dollars for the event. For more information about SEPRA and Pugfest visit www.rescuepug.com

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