Andy is a very young 11 years old and is being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA. He came into rescue with his “Peke” family, his mom and grandfather. Andy is a shy boy, but vocal and has a sweet disposition. He will just take time to adjust to a new home and will need a patient and loving owner. Andy loves playing with balls. He loves exploring his foster’s fenced-in yard and would love to have a fenced-in yard to run and play. Andy has been going on walks too. His foster family has been working on leash walking.
If you are interested in more information or in adopting Andy, please fill out an application to adopt. http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm.
We require a vet check and a home visit. Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus!
Andy’s adoption fee is $200.00.
Tara is a beautiful little girl between 5-6 years young! She is being fostered in Greensboro, NC. Tara had the biggest smile on her face during her freedom ride! She loves car rides! She is a very happy, sweet girl who loves her human foster family! She would love to be in a family with other dogs, walks well on leash, and loves to play and cuddle. Tara is a curious girl and would love to have a fenced-in yard to run and play.
If you are interested in more information or in adopting Tara, please fill out an application to adopt. http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm.
We require a vet check and a home visit. Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus!Tara’s adoption fee is $300.00.
Nala and Bebe (Bonded Pair)
(left) and Beebee (right) are 5-year old sisters and a bonded pair that
have to be adopted together. They are currently on a medical hold.
Binks is 9 years old and is being fostered in Staunton, VA. He is cuddly and affectionate. He loves to have his ears rubbed and will snort contently the entire time you're rubbing his ears. Binks loves to sleep with his foster mom and delights her with his “Peke” snore! He gets along well with people and dogs and has shown no interest in his foster mom’s kitty. Binks’ heart is enlarged and requires daily medication. He also has a little gimpy knee and moves slowly sometimes, but nothing keeps this sweet boy down! He is curious and has a zest for life! Binks enjoys being outside with his furry friends and would love a fenced in yard to run and play.
Furby (Bonded pair, Rocky)
Oreo (Bonded pair, Duke)
Oreo, who is being fostered
in Kent Store VA, is 2 years old. Oreo has lots of energy and is a very busy
boy. He would do best in a home with a furry friend who loves to run and play
and can match his high energy level. He gets along well with his furry
playmates in his foster home, including an inside cat. He is not aggressive with his playmates, but is
known to protect his food from time to time. He is an independent thinker and
has a mind of his own. He can be a very sweet boy on his own terms. He can also
be high strung at times and a bit nippy, but is showing improvement with his
foster family. Oreo would love a home with adults who are willing to help him continue
his progress using positive training methods. He is very fast, so a fenced in
yard will be a requirement for adoption. He would also love a home where
someone is there most of the time. He tends to feel anxiety when left alone for
long periods of time. Oreo is attached to his best friend and playmate Duke.
They are a bonded pair and would love to move to their forever family together.
Adopting from the Potomac Valley Pekingese Club
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued Pekingese. Pekingese enter our rescue system from a variety of sources: shelters, private give-ups, etc. The average age of the dogs we see in rescue is two to five years old, with puppies under a year old being very rare. (A note about age: Pekes given appropriate care can live well into their teens.) Males are much more common than females. All dogs are spayed/neutered prior to placement, are current on routine inoculations, and tested for heart worm. A medical history accompanies every placement.
All our dogs are pure-bred Pekingese. However, they may exhibit some characteristics different from those Pekingese you may have seen in the show ring, such as shorter coats, more length of nose and legs, etc. Regardless of the physical appearance, the wonderful Pekingese character is always true.
Our rescued Pekingese can be adopted out in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. If we are able to find resources to conduct a home visit and provide transportation, we will consider adopting to locations outside our core area.
*Please Note: Given the temperament of Pekingese towards very young children, we typically DO NOT adopt to families with children under the age of 8.
Our Adoption Process
requirements for adoption are simple, but, are not negotiable. We
require a veterinary reference, a fenced-in yard or other form of
protected exercise area. Potential adopters must be willing to submit
to a home visit prior to the adoption, must complete an adoption application, an adoption contract,
and pay an adoption fee at the time the dog is turned over to their
care. As Pekingese fall into the category of brachycephalic dogs (flat
faces) and are, therefore, heat sensitive, air-conditioned environments
are strongly recommended for the summer months. Although Pekingese can
be a great family pet, they are not recommended for homes with small
How Long Does the Adoption Process Take?
adoption process can take several days and sometimes several weeks, so
your patience is greatly appreciated. If during that time, you have
questions, feel free to contact us.
Who Is In Charge of the Decision Process?
applications are reviewed by the PVPC Rescue Committee and placements
are made at the discretion of the Committee and of the particular dog's
foster care giver.
Once your application is sent to us, we will share information with you on Pekingese available for adoption at the time. Using our expertise gained from placing hundreds of Pekingese over the years, we make our best judgment in matching the needs of individual dogs with those of our adopters; therefore at times, we will offer an applicant a different dog than the one he/she has applied for. All applicants must submit to a home visit and a veterinary reference check.
As the welfare of the dogs in our care is our number one priority, PVPC reserves the right to deny any application.
Are the Rescued Dogs in Good Health?
of our dogs available for adoption have received veterinary care and
have been spayed or neutered, are current on their vaccinations, and are
micro chipped. We treat our rescued Pekingese for all the medical
needs of which we are aware. If there are any chronic or ongoing health
issues, they will be explained to potential adopters prior to the
What About "Not So Young" Pekingese?
What Are the Fees for Adopting a Dog?
As of April 12, 2009, our adoption fee structure is as follows: for dogs up to 2 years of age the fee is $350; for dogs 3 to 7 years of age the fee is $300, and for dogs over 8 years of age and for special needs cases, the fee is $250. Our organization is entirely funded by contributions from the public and by the adoption fee we receive for the dogs we adopt out. These funds help us defray all of the costs we incur while the dogs are in our care.