FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It seems like there’s a festival for just about everything in Fort Wayne. So, Saturday’s PUGfest may come as no surprise.
Yes, there is an entire celebration dedicated to the breed. Hundreds of pugs and their humans took over the Coliseum for the event. One of the festival organizers owns 11 pugs herself, and said there are more than 100 adoptable pugs right here in the Midwest.
“It’s like pug nirvana. It’s like pug Woodstock. Everyone gets in here, and gets excited. The kids get excited. The dogs get excited. They’re like oh, there’s more of me. They’ve been through a lot. We get them in from divorces, we get them in from abandonement, out of foreclosed homes. Those dogs need happy endings and that’s what we’re here for,” said PUGFest organizer, Annie Faircloth.
Money from Saturday’s festival benefits the Kentuckiana Pug Rescue. They take in pugs from Kentucky, Indiana, and Wisconsin.