Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Pekes for Adoption
Ricky

Ricky is 10 years old and is being fostered in Richmond, VA. He has a very sweet disposition and gives kisses. Ricky is very friendly to people and dogs. His tail starts wagging as soon as you pet him. He is curious about new places and loves sniffing and playing outside in the yard. He walks well on leash. He is easygoing, loves car rides and adjusts well to new surroundings. Ricky would love to have a fenced in yard to run and play.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Ricky, 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! 

Ricky’s adoption fee is $200.00.

Nala and Bebe (Bonded Pair)


Nala (left) and Beebee (right) are 5-year old sisters and a bonded pair that have to be adopted together.  They will be ready for adoption once their medical is updated. 

Binks

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.


If you are interested in more information or in adopting Binks, 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!

Binks’ adoption fee is $200.00.


Furby  (Bonded pair, Rocky)

Furby who is being fostered near Richmond, VA is 12 years young and has a very sweet disposition. He is bonded with his son Rocky. He loves soft beds, toys, furry friends, children and playing outside. A fenced in yard is desirable for Furby and Rocky to be able to run and play. Furby has one eye that never developed and needs daily drops in both eyes. He is doing so much better with the drops and gets around great! He is on a special diet for his allergies, and he does great on it.  Rocky, his son, is 8-9 years old, and is a real love-bug.   He loves to play with his dad, Furby, and with other dogs.   He doesn't have a mean bone in his body.   He is truly a sweet boy.

If you have in your heart to save a senior and his son,  they just might be your pick. If you are interested in more information or in adopting Furby and Rocky together, please fill out an application to adopt at http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm

We require a vet check and a home visit.  Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus!   We have a special adoption fee for this sweet pair of $250.00 for both.

Rocky (Bonded pair, Furby)

Rocky, who is being fostered near Richmond, VA, is 8-9 years old, and is a real love-bug. Rocky is bonded with his dad Furby. He loves to play with his dad and with other dogs. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He is truly a sweet boy and loves to be on your lap. Rocky has discovered toys and enjoys making them squeak. A fenced in yard is desired for Rocky and Furby to be able to run and play. If you have in your heart to save a senior and his son, they just might be your pick.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Rocky and Furby together, please fill out an application to adopt at
http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm.

We require a vet check and a home visit. Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus!   We have a special adoption fee for this sweet pair of $250.00 for both.

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.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Oreo or both of these two precious boys, please fill out an application to adopt at

http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm.

We require a vet check and a home visit. Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus!  Oreo's adoption fee is $300.00. If adopted with his friend, Duke, a reduction in the adoption fee is possible.
 
Duke (Bonded pair, Oreo)

Duke is 5 years old and a playful boy who gets attached easily. He would love a home where someone is there most of the time. Duke loves to cuddle. He also loves to run and play outdoors. A fenced in yard is a requirement for Duke because he does not do well on a leash.   He loves to play with his furry friends at his foster home and gets along well with all his doggy friends, but adorable Oreo is his best buddy! They are a bonded pair and would love to move to their forever family together. If you are interested in more information or in adopting Duke or both of these two precious boys, please fill out an application to adopt.

Duke needs a home without children, as he came from a background of trauma and needs a calm place to live.  He will become a devoted Peke friend.   He MUST have another dog to play with. 

Please fill out an application to adopt at
http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm

We require a vet check and a home visit. Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus! 
Duke's adoption fee is $300, but if adopted with his friend, Oreo, their fee will be discounted.

                          Information on Adoption

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

Our 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 children. 


How Long Does the Adoption Process Take?

The 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?

All 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?

All 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 adoption.


What About "Not So Young" Pekingese?

Senior Dogs Need Love Too!


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.

Ready to Adopt?

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