Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Pekes for Adoption

Dickson

Please read the information below before asking about Dickson


Dickson, who is being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA., is 9 years old. He is loving and loyal to his human foster mom. He has a laid back personality and is also sweet to his foster mom’s granddaughter, who is 12 years old. Dickson was neglected and came into rescue with several health issues related to infections in his ears, eyes and skin. We believe that he will need to remain on tear drops for his eyes due to being diagnosed with “dry eye.” Dickson’s ear and skin infections are healing nicely, but he still seems to have a hearing issue. Dickson is a big boy and loves to eat! He has luxating patellas, so we are working on losing some weight to take the strain off his joints.

Dickson is also working on potty training too. He is a smart boy and has been taken out regularly by his foster family. He is becoming successful and improving daily. He walks well on a leash and enjoys his walks. The short walks have also benefited his potty training, while adding strength to his back and hips. Dickson would do best in a home with a loving human and older child who is home most of the time and can give him all the love and attention he always deserved. He will return that love and devotion ten-fold. Dickson would also do best in a home with a fenced-in yard so that he can roam, play safely and continue his potty-training.


If you are interested in more information or in adopting Dickson, 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! Dickson's adoption fee is $250.00.

Little Bit

Please read the information below before asking about Little Bit


Little Bit, who is being fostered in Richmond, VA, is 10 years old. He is an extremely sweet and loving Peke who wants/needs to be close to his family. Little Bit is blind due to cataracts and retinal issues. He has been evaluated by a veterinary ophthalmologist but is not a candidate for corrective surgery. He is on eye drops to reduce inflammation and his adoptive family will need to continue this medication throughout his life. Little Bit can be left alone for short periods, but do not be surprised if he is barking to try to find you! He does have a bit of anxiety when left alone, but once you walk back in the house, he will be excited you are home!.

Little Bit is house trained. He is good at going up the stairs but never down, so he will need your help going downstairs. Because he prefers to be with his human, he will stay outside with you as long as you like. Once he is comfortable with the area, he will wander around on either hard-scape or grass. A fenced yard is important so Little Bit can learn his boundaries while still able to roam, which he likes to do on occasion. Little Bit likes to play with chew toys (prefers squeaky), loves treats (he is very gentle when taking them) and belly rubs, but mostly to just be with you! Being blind he can get defensive around other dogs if they bark or growl. One of his favorite things to do is just sit with you while you have your morning coffee or tea. He does not mind baths but does not care for getting his hair brushed or his feet trimmed. This sweet boy is ready to take on a new chapter in his life where he can enjoy the simple things and the ability to relax with his favorite person/people.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Little Bit, 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! Little Bit's adoption fee is $250.00.

Sunny - 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?

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