Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Pekes for Adoption

                                    Sissy                                                    Bogie

Sissy and Bogie

Sissy and Bogie are being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA. Sissy is about 8 years old and Bogie is about 2 years old. They are a bonded pair who have lived together their entire lives. We believe Sissy might be Bogie’s mom! Sissy and Bogie would love to move to their forever family together. They are such a sweet pair. Bogie and Sissy came into rescue after living in a home where they never went outside. They are not leash trained. They had no medical care and were not potty trained. They are working on potty training at their foster home and both Sissy and Bogie will use piddle pads now! Sometimes they will still have an accident in their dog beds, but their foster mom continues to encourage them that outside is the very best place to use their potty skills! Sissy and Bogie will need a family who is not out of the home all day. A family who will be patient, kind and willing to continue their potty-training skills without fussing at them when they have an accident.

Sweet Sissy is a quiet girl! She would rather not be with young children. She has never reacted to children in a negative manner, but Sissy would prefer a quiet home. Bogie is a joyful, silly and playful boy. He is fine with children. Bogie and Sissy can be usually found resting and playing together. They like to be able to touch each other and oftentimes will share beds together. Sissy weighs about 14lbs and is extremely sweet. Bogie weighs about 12lbs and is such a happy boy! Bogie would be happier in a home without other male dogs. Bogie had eye surgery when he came into rescue. He had cysts. His surgery was successful, but Bogie will need eye drops and well visits with an eye doctor. A fenced-in yard is a must for Sissy and Bogie to be able to run and play.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Sissy and Bogie together, please fill out an application to adopt. http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htm. We accept applications from Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and areas close by.


We require a vet check and a home visit. Previous experience with Pekes is always a plus! Sissy and Bogie's adoption fee is $500.00 together.

Tuk Tuk - Adoption pending

Fancy - On medical hold

Olivia - On medical hold

Butters - On medical hold

Bric - On medical hold

                          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, District of Columbia, and surrounding areas

*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 !