The NYC Pug Meetup Group Pages

Our meetup group is open to all pugs, pug parents and pug fanatics, no matter their age, gender, disability, financial status, favorite food, etc biggrin Just because you live in Mozambique or Alaska doesn't mean you can't be a part of our group and participate in our message board. And heck! It may even give you an excuse to come to NYC for a vacation!

We are here to learn from and support one another. Yes, there will be disagreements. And there will most definitely be many celebrations. In the end, Lenny and I hope we will all pull together as a family. This is a very large city and it is easy to get lost or forgotten. Our group is a warm and welcoming place for all.

The New York City Pug Meetup Group has been highlighted through a variety of media venues:


  • October 21, 2007 "New York Post", "Treats, Tricks Halloween Dog Events Put Fun In Fund-raiser" by Julia Szabo
  • October 17, 2007 Newsday.com, "Animal House" by Denise Flaim
  • October 11, 2007 "Times Ledger," "Astoria pug-lovers dress up their pups for Autumn chill" by Sophie Gilbert, image (c) Times Ledger
  • 2007 PUGS® Popular Dogs® Series, Volume 23, 2nd Ed., A Popular Pets® Magabook® "Mixin' & Minglin" by Amy Fernandez
  • January/February 2007 "Pug Talk" magazine, "Giving Thanks?Helping others" by Lin Randolph, images (c) 2006 Ronnie Schultz
  • July/August 2006 "Pug Talk" magazine, "A Place for Pug Passion in NYC" by Lin Randolph, images (c) 2005-6 Ronnie Schultz
  • Fox 5 News at 6 & 10 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2006, Mother's Day with Precious Pugs and Guest Author, Alison Pace
  • Pampered Puppy, "New York Fido" by Maria Cooler


Our members are warm, wonderful and generous community members who are quick to help animals everywhere. Since November 2005, our group has raised nearly $20,000 for Animal Haven and Curly Tail Pug Rescue!

  • December 2008: The New York City Pug Meetup Group partners with Curly Tail Pug Rescue!
  • October 28, 2007: Our first DONATION RAFFLE! For every additional $1.00 and/or item donated to AH Soho from their "wish list," attendees received a raffle ticket. One winner was chosen and received an Andrea Levine Best of Breed sterling silver charm bracelet and pave CZ pug charm compliments of Lenny the Pug's Luxuries. One donation raffle will be held at every Animal Haven Soho Pug Meetup!
  • October 28, 2007: Animal Haven Soho is the NEW home to our monthly indoor events! All per pug fees collected go directly to Animal Haven to help them with their mission to save the lives of NYC cats and dogs!
  • On Sunday, November 12, 2006, The New York City Pug Meetup Group co-hosted a charity event with Lenny the Pug to benefit Animal Haven and Precious Pugs Rescue & Adoption. Author Nancy Levine once again joined us at her only East Coast book signing for her newest title, Letters to a Young Pug. "Giving Thanks & Helping Others" was the first NYC pre-holiday canine friendly shopping event! Over 150 people came together for an afternoon of food and fun while shopping for a CAUSE!
  • Author Alison Pace joined us in May 2006 to help raise funds for Green Mountain Pug Rescue and Precious Pugs Rescue & Adoption
  • We co-sponsored a professional photography fundraiser with Ronnie Schultz to benefit Barkin' Arts NYC in June 2006
  • Also in June 2006, we helped raise funds for the ASPCA thanks to a raffle organized by group member, Shannon Ford
  • Author Nancy Levine joined us in November 2005 for our Green Mountain Pug Rescue fundraiser
  • We raised funds for Hurricane Katrina's canine victims in September 2005


Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome to suggest anything and everything! You can even suggest that Lenny and I go blond! I'm not saying that we'll comply, but you are more than welcome to suggest it tongue Lenny and I are here to serve all of you!

Carla & David are absolutely marvelous VIRTUAL Assistant Organizers who handle the day-to-day website communications! Lenny and I host the monthly indoor events at Animal Haven Soho which benefit the shelter, but it would be great if more people would volunteer to organize events at other venues in the city!

Monthly Meetup Schedule:
2nd Sunday of EVERY month: Animal Haven Soho (Lin & Lenny the Pug)

*Note: Due to organizer schedule changes, a rare divergence from the above monthly schedule may occur. Please check the calendar for exact dates, times and any additional information for each event.


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