In the area of Orange County, Florida is a little city known as Windermere - home to 2,462 people. Windermere, although it is small, has a lot to offer its residents and visitors. The weather is beautiful, the city is filled with events, and the parks are bursting with families and their fur babies. Windermere cares a lot about its animals, and even hosts events for pets and to raise money for the animal clinics, and shelters.
The Pug Rescue of Florida is a dog rescue in Windermere that focuses on helping pugs that are homeless, abandoned and uncared for. Pug Rescue of Florida, Inc is a non-profit animal rescue organization and operates through a network of volunteers, who take care of these doggies and the organization by fund-raising efforts and finding financial support from individuals and commercial entities.
Windermere is also very close to other cities that offer great love for doggies and can be visited for adoption or to volunteer as well. Another rescue worth mentioning is the Puppy Pleasers in Orlando—only a fourteen-minute drive from Windermere! This place is always in need of foster families to help care for these stunning dogs. Puppy Pleasers is also a non-profit organization and a private rescue that focuses on small dogs and puppies - especially if they are abandoned or hurt and need extra love. Windermere is known for having lots of love for animals and is central to many amazing shelters, and dog events so please make sure to visit!
Pugsgiving - bet you never heard of that before!
It’s exactly what it sounds like, a celebration of pugs and pug rescue in the lovely area of Windermere. This event is hosted by the Pug Rescue of Florida, and all dogs are welcomed to join and celebrate this event—well-behaved dogs are even more than welcomed! There are door prizes, raffle prizes, and even vendors to shop from. This is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Pug Rescue and is filled with lots of love and food! Grab your dog and head over to the Ramada Gateway Convention Center to learn more.
Wake up your pups, grab the picnic blankets and join in for the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden for the first brunch of the year, held the first Sunday of the year! This event is hosted by The Urban Dog Real Estate Group and is here to feed you and your dogs. There will be mimosas, coffee and brunch—even a waffle station! Come check out all the goodies provided by local bakeries like Pookie’s Pet Nutrition & Bow Wow Bakery. Treat your best, furry pup to the catered to dog’s buffet - don’t worry, there will be human food, too!
Eating vegetables doesn’t have to be boring! Rhe Pug Rescue of Florida is hosting a Vegfest in Gainesville Florida, very close to Windermere, to bring more awareness of their shelter to people in the surrounding area. This event will have many activities and various veggie creations for you and your pup to test out! There will also be available foster pugs at the fest. Don’t forget to bring $1 for the Kissing Booth (to kiss the doggies of course)! All proceeds will go to the rescue to assist with caring for these beautiful animals in the best way possible.
Is your dog a diva? Do they hold their leash in their mouth while out on a walk? Or do they act like they don’t hear you when you holler for them to come back inside? This event may be the one for you, as it’s titled the Posh Pooch fest—dedicated to all those pups who purposely leave kibbles on the floor for you to pick up! This event is hosted by the Pug Rescue of Florida and is a day filled with fun and activities for you and your dog, it’s a great way for your pooch to socialize with other diva-dogs and have a grand time playing!
If you live an active life and your dog does too (or the vet recommended they start), this event is for you! Poochapalooza -a party for the pups! This event is held at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, Fl and is free. It’s twenty minutes outside the town of Windermere and will allow for your dog to make some friends, hike, eat and enter into some great draws. This event is great for the whole family, and the only thing you pay for is parking, which is about $5 per carload. Come check it out and get active!