Some of the many events our volunteers have attended on behalf of Pug Rescue of Korea and Pug Nation Los Angeles.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we are carefully planning any future events. Stay tuned, as we remain hopeful that we can all gather again soon with our beloved pugs.

Pug Nation L.A. Pugtacular Spooktacular

Torrance Park, Torrance, CA

October 19, 2019

Another awesome year at the 8th annual Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Pugtacular Spooktacular! Our very own Melody attended with her family and entered her pugs Piggy and Gumbo as Hot Dog on a Stick fans. Other attendees included Renee with her pug Biscuit (adopted 2016) and Tere Gonzalez with @lilmanbuddy (adopted via Pug Nation 2017 fka Ollie).


Pug Nation L.A. Open House

The Station, Carson, CA

September 20, 2020

Another open house in the books with our valued partner Pug Nation LA. Their 8th Annual festivities were a little different this year taking place during Covid, but that certainly didn't put a damper on any of the fun. Thank you to PNLA for including us on their esteemed Wall of Honor. Architectural renderings for PNLA's new build out were donated by Melody's husband Mike Swain.


Pug Rescue of Korea 10-Year Anniversary Party

Recreation Dog Park, Long Beach, CA

May 18, 2019

We had a sold-out event with 100 attendees and a special appearance by our rescuer HyeSook Kim who came all the way from Seoul, Korea. Also in attendance were our wonderful pug partners, Gwenn Vallone from PNLA and Michelle Miller from PRSD. This incredible video was made by the talented Jared Cohn. A big thank you to Suzie Qs Bakery for your amazing baked goods, Bonkerz 4 Balloons for the fabulous balloon decorations and PetSmart Westlake Village for the leashes and harnesses. ​We also want to thank Paws Effect, Vizio and PureGear for their generous donations to our silent auction.


Chung & Maru Meet-n-Greet

Boneyard Dog Park, Culver City, CA

October 2018

Thank you to Melody Chalaban and Family (along with Gumbo, @lbcpugs) for giving our rescue a shout out. Also pictured, Minhee (@pugchung), and Tere Gonzalez (Buddy, @lilmanbuddy). 


Pug Nation L.A. Open House

The Station, Gardena, CA

June 2017

We are so honored to have attended the 6th Annual Pug Nation LA Open House in Gardena, CA. In the 6 years that Pug Nation has been in business, they've been able to rescue and re-home over 1,000 pugs. Attendees from "Team PRK" included Jan Roberts, Serena Viharo and Family, Chris Huntly, Joshua Lozano, Sandra Lewandowski and Mike Frampton, along with Renee Pulve.


Pug Rescue of Korea x Pug Nation L.A. Partnership

Korean Air Cargo

February 2017

A match made in pug  heaven! A huge milestone for us as we partner with the amazing team at Pug Nation LA. Pictured: Gwenn Vallone and Hye Sook Kim. Marissa Lanum and Renee Pulve.


Pug Nation L.A. Meetup

December 17, 2016
Attended by the Chi Family


Los Angeles, CA

December 15, 2016

Attended by Jinny Chi and her adopted pug Nori. We want to thank you for fostering many of our pugs along with your generous time and printing donation to Pug Rescue of Korea. Pugs and Kisses.

Pug Rescue of Korea

Anmyun, South Korea

June 04, 2016

Attended by Hye Sook Kim along with past and present Korean adopters at Anmyun Tidal Flat Beach.

Pug Rescue of Korea

San Pedro, CA

June 30, 2012

Hosted by Jan Roberts at their home in San Pedro, we honored our rescuer Hye Sook Kim. Attended by past and present adopters throughout California. Ms. Roberts has been with PRK since it's inception and has fostered more than 21 pugs.