Guest Blog - Leah O'Sullivan, Talkin' Snorty!

Little Snorters was set up in March 2010 inspired by The Meet up Group (ran by Nick Chutter and his frenchie, Hugo.)

It's a fun friendly group for people owned by Pugs, British Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers. Over the last four years, we have raised over £10,000 for animal charities throughout the region through our various events, beach walks, woodland walks, adventure day,summer bbq, snorter washes( taking over a local grooming parlour) and parties for Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Xmas. Most of the organisation is carried out by me ( Leah O'Sullivan and my ( long suffering and exceptionally tolerant husband) Peter with additional help from the admin team, Vicki and Justine. The group strives to dispel myths that our breeds are unhealthy and lazy as well as having as much fun as we can, educating people about our breeds and raising some cash for well deserving charities along the way.

 

                                                                            

 

The main reason behind Little Snorters is my pug , Frankie who will be 8 in November .I always knew I would get a pug once I got my own place and was in the process of saving up for one when my dad surprised me with Frankie. He was sitting in a washing basket chewing the red bow around his neck and I was immediately in love. I have always been a huge animal lover and cat owner but have always been drawn to pugs and other flat faced breeds. Once I got Frankie , I wanted him to have some playmates and started Little Snorters. The group has surpassed any expectations I had as we now have over 2000 members on our facebook group and all of our events are well attended.

My pugs are my whole world and being able to give them brilliant socialisation opportunities makes it all worthwhile. Since I founded Little Snorters I have also been able to support/volunteer and foster for local charities and have also take up the role of pug welfare rehoming co-ordinator for the North and Scotland. The one downside to spending so much time with fellow snorter fanatics is how much money you spend on snorter merchandise as one of the big parts of the facebook group is sharing any " finds". I can't resist them and own a wardrobe full of snorter tshirts and socks! Although I do take things to an extreme level as my pugs were my page boys and I also have pug tattoos

We have some great snorter supporters out there who help us with various things and who also appreciate that the group is and always has been for the dogs. All of the events focus around our dogs having fun and socialising. For more info please contact leah@littlesnorters.com ( I am owned by 4 very spoilt pug boys and am also the pug welfare rehoming co-ordinator for the North and Scotland

 

                                               

 

 If you are involved with dogs and would like to contribute a blog please email dom@packleaderdogadventures.co.uk


Leah O'Sullivan
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8 Comments

ANGELA AYRE
ANGELA AYRE

January 13, 2015

I love this group ..Iv made some lovely friends and met some lovely people and snorters ..Leah should feel proud for all she has accomplished within the group ..All the charity’s and homeless have benefited from Little snorters kindness ..Lets home this year its even better xx

Lucy Pott
Lucy Pott

November 04, 2014

I’ve loved being a part of this group from the beginning. With my first snorter Barney Pug the socialisation aspect was brilliant. Since then all of my other snorter additions (you can’t just have one) have really benefitted from the group.
Leah and Peter do an amazing job, giving time advice and care as well as much elbow grease!

Emily
Emily

November 04, 2014

Leah has created such a wonderful, supportive community; a place for doggy people to share their joys and their sorrows. Well done Leah, I think what you’ve achieved is wonderful! :D xx

Julie hope
Julie hope

November 04, 2014

Leah is absolutely brilliant, as are her helpers Justine and Vicki. This group has truly enhanced our lives. We so look forward to all the events these fabulous ladies organise. Thanks so much for accepting us into your group. Love julie, Emma and Lucy xx

Kara
Kara

November 04, 2014

I love this group, there’s a ton of advice and information for pet owners (not just little snorters!), brilliant stories and photos and the way that the group comes together to offer help and support when required is fantastic. Leah, her hubby and the admin guys do an excellent job and devote a significant amount of time and effort (all unpaid) to the group, charity work and events and still take the time to offer general advice to anyone who needs it, well done guys! Oh and great blog Leah :-)

Hilary Peart
Hilary Peart

November 04, 2014

Lots of wonderful work done by a friendly, cheerful and helpful lady. Leah!

Justine
Justine

November 04, 2014

Fantastic!!!
Glad to be part of it :)

Louise Summers
Louise Summers

November 04, 2014

Leah is a fanatical puggy mum and hosts the best puggy parties ever ! Xx

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