Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Pekes for Adoption
Luna

Luna, who is being fostered in Fairfax, VA, is 3 years old. She is an adorable 15 pound snuggle bunny! Luna has some back and hip issues. She cannot do stairs and must be carried outside. Her food bowl is on a yoga mat so she doesn't slip. Luna is currently receiving therapy to help strengthen her back and hip. A fenced-in yard is desirable for Luna to be able to roam and play safely. She is working on potty training, but always goes on a pee pad if she has not been outside long enough.

 

Luna is a mellow girl and does not bark at all, but has a cute whine to go out or when she is hungry. She enjoys being on your lap and loved on. Luna is very friendly with everyone, including giggly, loud toddlers. She is happy to ride in her stroller and/or take short walks on a leash. Luna enjoys chasing her foster mom’s dogs in the backyard and sometimes you can't even tell she has an injury! She gets along with all other dogs and wants to play with them and her toys. Luna has really good ears that perk up when she hears dogs on the television. She would do well as the only dog in a quiet home, or in a lively home with other dogs and kids. Luna just wants to play and be loved.


If you are interested in more information or in adopting Luna, 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! Luna's adoption fee is $300.00.

Tribble


Tribble, who is being fostered in Staunton, VA, is about 10-11 years old. He has an incredibly sweet nature and is very affectionate. Tribble has pronounced arthritis and dysplasia in his back left hip. His veterinarian stated that he most likely ruptured a disc early in his life which was never addressed medically. Tribble has learned to compensate by using the right side of his body. He is full of zest and enthusiasm and his condition doesn’t affect his positive nature. He can gallop when excited and walks easily. Tribble’s foster mom says, “he is a wonderful example of the resilient spirit of a Peke!” He also has the most adorable “Peke” snore!

 

Tribble is house-trained. He loves belly rubs and wandering around his backyard. He does great with dogs and tolerates the cats in his foster mom’s home. Sometimes he will chase them, but he isn’t aggressive with them and the kitties can outrun him! Tribble would do best in a slower-paced home without a lot of activity and no steps to climb. He would make a wonderful and loving companion for someone who is patient with his ambulatory issues. A fenced-in yard is desirable for Tribble so that he can learn his yard boundary and be able to roam and play safely.


If you are interested in more information or in adopting Tribble, 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! Tribble's adoption fee is $200.00.

Little Bit

Little Bit, who is being fostered in Richmond, VA., is 9 years old.  He is a very sweet and loving Peke who wants 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 due to below normal retina function. Little Bit is on eye drops to reduce inflammation and his adoptive family will need to continue this medication throughout his life. He also wears a halo to help keep him from running into objects. Little Bit can be left at home for short intervals. He will get very excited upon your return and lavish you with love and affection. Little Bit would do best in a home where someone is with him most of the time. If left alone for long periods of time, he will cry and bark trying to find his family (anxiety).

Little Bit is house-trained. He is very comfortable going outside with you and will stay with you as long as you like.  While he prefers hard surfaces he will lay in the grass.  He will need help if there are stairs in his home. Little Bit likes chew toys, belly rubs and treats! A fenced-in yard is important for Little Bit so that he can learn his yard boundary and to be able to roam and play safely. This sweet boy is ready to take on a new chapter in his life where he can enjoy the simple things and be given the opportunity to relax with his favorite person.

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.

Patches - Adoption pending


Gizmo - Adoption pending

Yin Boo - On medical hold


Dickson - On medical hold

Stewart - On medical hold

Finley - Adoption pending

Mojo - 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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