Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia will celebrate it's 20th anniversary in 2023 and we are going to kick off the fun with Pugsgiving on March 11, 2023!!
LOCATION: Pugsgiving will again be held at the Ramada Gateway in Kissimmee, FL.
You can reserve your hotel room now by contacting the hotel directly.
EVENT TICKETS: This event is sold out! NO tickets will be available at the door/the day of the event.
This event uses electronic tickets -- everyone who purchased tickets will check-in at the Event Registration Table to receive their wristbands.
Registration opens at 11am in the main lobby of the Ramada. The Pugkin Patch will be held in Suite 100 and all other activities will be held in the Convention Center - wristbands are required to enter these spaces.
The Pugkin Patch will be open from 11am-3pm and the Main Events in the Convention Center will be open from 11am-4pm.
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE:
11:30am - Welcome
12noon - Girls' Costume Contest*
12:30pm - 20th Anniversary Remarks
1:00pm - Boys' Costume Contest*
1:15pm - Raffle Drawing
1:30pm - Blessing of the Pugs
2:00pm - Peanut Butter Eating Contest*
2:15pm - Raffle Drawings
2:30pm - Pug Trivia
3:00pm - Who's Your Daddy? Contest*
3:15pm - Silent Auction Winners
3:30pm - Raffle Drawing
*Contest registration will take place 30 minutes prior to the start of each contest, at the Contest Table in the Convention Center (next to the stage)
The Silent Auction will be open from 11am - 3:15pm. All bidding will be online using our OneCause Event program. Volunteers will be available to help with bidding. When the auction ends at 3:15pm bidders with the winning bids will be sent a text message, their credit cards will be charged, and they will should visit the Silent Auction area to pick up their prizes no later than 4pm. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN - NO ITEMS WILL BE MAILED OR HELD AFTER 4PM.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. There will be 3 different raffle drawing times throughout the day -- items will be clearly marked with drawing time. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
ALL EVENT ATTENDEES MUST agree to and follow these Pugsgiving Policies:
1) Pugs and pug mixes are invited and welcome to attend. They must be under your control at all times and you agree to follow any rules the hotel requires.
There will be a designated Pug Relief area behind the building that must be used for potty breaks. If an accident does happen in the event venue you must clean it up immediately.
All dogs MUST be on a fixed length leash at all times. NO FLEXI LEASHES are allowed! Dog strollers are allowed.
All dogs must be up-to-date on their vaccines. No aggressive dogs allowed.
2) No selling or advertising dogs is allowed at this event. Violators will be removed immediately.
3) Attendees release Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia and its Board of Directors and volunteers from any liability related to the event, incidents, or injuries.
Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia’s
will be held on
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Tickets are available for purchase.
Event tickets MUST be purchased in advance, NO tickets will be available at the door/the day of the event. There are a limited number of tickets so please purchase your tickets early. You will check-in at the event Welcome Area and receive a wristband to gain entry to the event.
Tickets are required for all attendees age 10 and older. Children under age 10 are free with a paying adult.
Ramada Gateway Convention Center
7470 Highway 192 West
Kissimmee, FL 34747
This is our biggest fundraising event of the year! Our rescue spends more than $200,000 annually on medical bills to help hundreds of pugs/pugmixes in need.
Fun Silent Auction & Raffle items available at the event!
Lots of fun and unique vendors with various items including pug themed merchandise.
You don't want to miss these talented vendors!
Brush with Faith
Bohemian Soul Wares
Kinits & Knots
Blind But Not
Don't miss the biggest pug event in Florida! Everyone is welcome - people and their pugs for a day of:
- Crazy contests (Best Costume, Peanut Butter Eating, Who's Your Daddy, and more!)
- Pugkin Patch with foster and alumni pugs
- Blessing of the Pugs
- Silent Auction & Raffle
As an all volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue we do all of our own fundraising so we can provide medical care for our foster pugs.
We are grateful for our very special sponsors!
Jill & Rich Hall
Pug Rescue of Florida & Georgia
PO Box 316 Windermere FL 34786
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