Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Pekes for Adoption
Bellamy

Bellamy is a small boy, about 1 1/2 years old. He is being fostered in Richmond, VA. He loves to snuggle and is very affectionate. Bellamy gives kisses and just wants to be close to his person. He is easy going and loves car rides! Bellamy gets along well with people and is playful with other small dogs. He is curious about new places and loves sniffing and playing outside in the yard. He walks well on leash. Don’t let his small size fool you though, he is FAST! He will run out a door if left unattended. Bellamy lost an eye at about 6 months of age, but he has no problems seeing out of his good eye. A fenced in yard is a requirement for Bellamy to be able to run and play safely.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Bellamy, 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! Bellamy’s adoption fee is $350.00.

Berry

Berry is 10 years old and is being fostered in Richmond, VA. He is a very sweet and laid back boy and is friendly to people and dogs. Berry is blind. His eyes never formed, so he thinks his world is normal. Once he learns his surroundings, he gets around great. Berry is easygoing, loves car rides, and adjusts well to new surroundings. He would love to have a fenced in yard to roam and play in.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Berry, please fill out an application to adopt. http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htmWe 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! Berry’s adoption fee is $200.00.

Minnie

Minnie is almost 12 years old and is being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA. She came into rescue with her “Peke” family, her son and dad. Minnie is a sweetie and loves to cuddle. She has the most adorable “Peke” snore and loves to sleep with her foster mom.  She loves exploring her foster’s fenced-in yard and would love to have a fenced-in yard to run and play.

Minnie is currently on a medical hold.

Koko

Koko is almost 14 years old and is being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA. He came into rescue with his “Peke” family, his daughter and grandson. Koko is a very loving boy. He just wants to snuggle and sit on your lap. Koko loves to pose for the camera too!  He also loves exploring his foster’s fenced-in yard and would love to have a fenced-in yard to run and play.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Koko, please fill out an application to adopt. http://www.potomacpekes.org/onlineapplicationadopt.htmWe 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! Koko’s adoption fee is $100.00.

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.


Binks is currently on a medical hold.

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.htmWe 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!   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.htmWe 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!   We have a special adoption fee for this sweet pair of $250.00 for both.

                          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 !