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The place where pugs gather

Over 300 pugs and their owners gathered in Killington, for Green Mountain Pug Rescue's 10th Annual Pug Social at the Sherburne Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Green Mountain Pug Rescue (GMPR) has rescued and successfully placed almost 1,000 pugs in new homes, including nine pugs that were adopted on the day of the event.

Pug lovers from as far away as Colorado enjoyed the costume contest, alumni pug parade, pug races and more.  Event organizer Phil Douglas stated, "This year's pug social was the best yet.  The Town of Killington and the Sherburne Memorial Library went above and beyond to assure the success of this year's event, and we look forward to returning to Killington for the 11th Annual Pug Social."

While attending Dog Days in 2011, an event produced by the Town of Killington's Economic Develop and Tourism Office, the organizers recognized the town as a the perfect dog-friendly to host their ten year anniversary celebration. After a first successful year hosting the event, GMPR plans to return for years to come.

Green Mountain Pug Rescue (GMPR) is a non-profit rescue group of volunteers within Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and New York.