Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Pekes for Adoption
Fushi and Ming

Fushi and Ming are being fostered in Richmond VA. They are both 9 years old. They are a bonded pair who have lived together their entire lives. Fushi and Ming would love to move to their forever family together. Fushi is a little shy and nervous about loud noises, but she also has a very sweet disposition. Ming is Fushi’s knight, her caretaker and protector. Both Fushi and Ming love soft beds and playing outside with their furry friends. They are both leash trained and would love to go on walks with their human.  A fenced-in yard is desirable for Fushi and Ming to be able to run and play.

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Fushi and Ming together, please fill out an application to adopt at https://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 $300.00 for both.

Rocky

Rocky, who is being fostered near Richmond, VA, is 10 years old and is a precious love-bug. This sweet boy loves going camping with his foster family and his furry playmates. He has a soulful face which will grab at your heart.  Rocky is a laid back boy! He enjoys a good belly rub! Rocky also loves to roll around and play with his toys. He loves making them squeak. Most of all, he just wants to be loved and in your lap or close by. Rocky would love to have a playmate to run with and a fenced-in yard. He needs both of these. He is also used to having someone at home during the day. 


If you are interested in more information or in adopting Rocky, please fill out an application to adopt at https://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!   Rocky's adoption fee is $200.00.

Mr. Petey

Mr. Petey is being fostered in Fairfax, VA. He was a stray and found by his foster mom near Easter time, thus he was named “Petey” after Peter Rabbit.  Mr. Petey is a loving and sweet boy about 12 years old. He is good with children and other dogs. Mr. Petey has a bum right foot. He may have been born with it or injured some time during his life. His handicap does not stop him from exploring. He loves to go on adventures and sometimes rides in a stroller. He is curious and full of gratitude for those who have helped him be his best self. Petey is still working on house training. He is improving and there are belly bands to help him along the way. Petey has a lot of love and life in him and we want him to go to a family who will continue to nurture him and allow him to explore and be his best Peke self!

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Mr. Petey, please fill out an application to adopt. https://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!  Mr. Petey’s adoption fee is $200.00.

Bigsby


Bigsby is being fostered in Brookeville, MD. He is a very cute and mellow gentleman, approx. 7 years old. His foster mom says Bigsby is sweet with people and dogs. Everyone who has met him is enchanted! Bigsby is house trained, great on a leash and loves to play in his fenced-in yard so much, he has never tried to escape! He is very calm and exhibits no separation anxiety. Bigsby loves to be held while getting belly rubs. He enjoys sitting on the couch next to his human. He seldom barks and is a delightful companion to someone working from home as his foster mom does sometimes. Be careful though, Bigsby is a charmer and you will find yourself handing out more treats with a look that melts your heart. Did I say Bigsby is loving?

 

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Bigsby, please fill out an application to adopt. https://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!  Bigsby’s adoption fee is $300.00.

Poochie

Poochie is being fostered in Richmond VA. He is a senior about 14-15 years old.  Poochie had been neglected in his former home and turned into a shelter. Our rescue loves the seniors and scooped this boy right up in our arms. Poochie is beginning to thrive and is a very sweet natured boy. He is learning how to play with toys too!

 

Poochie loves to snuggle with his foster Mom. He likes to sit really close to her on the sofa and loves to sleep next to her in bed. Feeling close and loved next to his human makes Poochie a very happy boy! He is vocal and will tell his foster mom when he wants something and loves to talk to her when she comes home from work. He has his own his own version of human talk!

 

If you are interested in more information or in adopting Poochie, please fill out an application to adopt. https://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!  Poochie’s adoption fee is $100.00.

Mizmo - On medical hold

Sir Gizzie - On medical hold

Happy - 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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