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​Hug A Pug Weekend!

Come and give a rescue Pug a squeeze on Saturday and meet some new Pups too...West Elm love pugs so much, they’re having a Pup Up In Store Pup Party this Saturday across Australia!

Melbourne pup people can pop down to their Chapel Street store on Saturday May 28th between 11am-3pm to hug a pug and check out West Elm’s favourite handpicked artisans! Also joining Melbourne's west elm in-store will be Pug Rescue who will be bringing their rescue pugs just like married pug partners Jasper & Jasmine!

Bring your pooches down to meet some other great pups along with special guess star and Melbourne based stylist, Heather Nette King.

Brisbane's west elm store will host its first ever Pup Party on the same day too! You'll also have a chance to meet local creative Katrina Johnson from Floral + Hardie and her pup Mavis, who will be awarding on-the-spot prizes to the best-dressed pups of the day.

Finally in Sydney, west elm’s Bondi store welcomes interior stylist Mr. Jason Grant and his pup Sophia - There will be a photo booth in store too, for pups and their human friends to share a snap and go home with a free printed portrait.

All these local artisans have been hand-selected and invited to appear across west elm stores for the day and sell a range of doggie-related goods, including artisanal treats, quirky collars and animal homewares.

Pug Rescue and Adoption Victoria who will be holding the event in Melbs are an organisation that rescues and adopts out pugs just as their name explains.

Not only this but they also care for pugs, assist with rehabilitation, and fostering them before rehoming the little guys with loving families. Come and find out the other incredible things they do and meet some of their superstars.

Other guests you’ll see on the day include Animals In Charge, PinstaPals, Dog Tired, Mister Woof, Pawleo, Tom + Captain and Nice Digs. We could ask for a more paw-fect line up.

For more information, check out the Facebook event or go to Pug Rescue and Adoption Victoria’s website.

And if you are down on the day we'd love to see your pics; use the Hashtags: #bondiVet #westelmpupparty or #westelmaus

west elm Pup Party in store dates and locations:

  • Date: Saturday 28th May 2016
  • Time: 11am - 3pm
  • Melbourne Location: west elm - 464 Chapel Street, South Yarra
  • Brisbane Location: west elm Brisbane, 19 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley
  • Sydney Location: west elm Bondi, 472 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

For more puppy related events and news, check out Bondi Vet.

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.