Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

           

                                 

 

 
 Check out our Peke Spokes puppy "Bella"
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                        

Rocky (Bonded pair, Fury)

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. 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.
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. 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.

Chewy
Chewy is 10 years old and is being fostered in Richmond VA. He has a very sweet disposition. Chewy loves his foster mom and loves sitting on her lap and giving lots of kisses. Chewy loves to play and would do well as an only dog so that he can devote all his attention on his owner.  He loves to run and play outdoors too. He is a healthy and happy boy. Chewy would love to have a fenced in yard to run and play. If you are interested in more information or in adopting Chewy, 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!
Chewy's adoption fee is $200.00

Bridget  (Adopted)

Oreo (Bonded pair, Duke)


Oreo, who is 2 years old, is a little sweetheart and a very busy boy with lots of energy. He loves his furry playmates and toys.  Oreo needs plenty of patience and lots of room to run indoors and outdoors. A fenced in yard is a requirement to adopt Oreo so he can run and play. He would also love a home where someone is there most of the 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.  Oreo will not be adopted to a home with children due to his small size and need for a safe place to be.

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. 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 is 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.
                                                                        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.
Chauncey
Chauncey, who is being fostered near Norfolk,VA, is 2 years old. He is an Albino Peke and will need to be protected from too much sun exposure. He is a very busy boy with lots of energy and loves to play. Chauncey is still puppy like and needs an owner who can help him learn boundaries. Having a playmate is a plus and will help him learn social skills too. Chauncey is spirited and motivated to learn new appropriate behaviors. He will need plenty of patience and lots of room to run indoors and outdoors. A fenced in yard is a requirement for Chauncey to run and play. If you are interested in more information or in adopting Chauncey, please fill out an application to adopt. http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm. We require a vet check and a home visit. 
                                                                                 His adoption fee is $350.00

Graham


Graham is a 7 year old Peke mix that we took in so he would not be euthanized.    He is about 25 pounds and is learning how to live in a group.  He is doing great!   He has cherry eye and after being on eye drops for a few weeks, he will have surgery to repair his eye.   He will be available for adoption once he recovers.
His adoption fee is $250.00

                           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?

Download and complete an Application to Adopt a Pekingese, or complete an Online Application  Click Here !