Can you imagine having a birthday party with only pugs as guests? Well, Hayden Baumunk was granted his pug-tastic birthday wish! Hayden was greeted with warm hugs and kisses from more than a hundred pugs, many dressed for the occasion! Many of the pugs were brought to the birthday celebration by local pet owners and the Pug Rescue of Sacramento.

Hayden’s 12th birthday party this past Saturday, June 17th, was at the local Pet Food Express in Roseville, Sacramento. Hayden is on the autism spectrum and finds comfort in interacting with pugs. “The little dogs help keep my son calm and happy,” Cierra Baumunk told television station Sacramento Fox 40. His mother, Cierra, utilized the power of social media to reach out to the community to share Hayden’s birthday wish. The turnout was more than they ever imagined!


Posted by Katie Combs Prichard on Sunday, June 18, 2017


Posted by Katie Combs Prichard on Sunday, June 18, 2017


Hayden and his family could have not been more excited by the outpouring love and support that the community showed them on Saturday. In addition to the entire birthday surprise, an anonymous stranger donated a pug to Hayden as another surprise. Hayden named the pug, Pumpkin.

It’s the little things that can make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Happy 12th Birthday Hayden!

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