Milwaukee Pug Fest has raised over $350,000 for veterinary and rescue expenses since its inception. We are expecting over 4,000 humans and over 2,200 pugs and smoochie-faced breeds to take part in what is now the largest event of its kind in North America. With your support of Milwaukee Pug Fest, pug rescues will able to take in more dogs and vet them prior to finding a forever home.
This event offers attendees a fun-filled day of demonstrations, wellness discussions and contests while raising awareness and critical funding for rescue groups in attendance for veterinary care for surrendered, abandoned, neglected and abused pugs and pug mixes so they may be placed in new forever homes. In 2019 we had 19 rescues and shelters from across North America that shared in the proceeds of the event.