Yes, they snort heavily, have health issues and look like ewoks, but who among us doesn’t melt when faced with a pug?

These portable, little dogs make loyal sidekicks and like (or at least tolerate) being cuddled and carried. Because they’re happy living in apartments they’re becoming increasingly popular pets in urban areas. So naturally San Franciscans wanted to dedicate a day each month to these creatures.

Pug Sunday happens at 2:30 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at Alta Plaza Park. As many as 75 pugs are known to take over the park, but the dogs aren’t exclusive. All breeds are welcome at the gathering as long as they’re pug friendly. If you need a dose of cute and friendly, bring a picnic and enjoy some pugs in the sun.