Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Rescuing Pekingese in Need for Over 20 Years

Adoptions Temporarily Suspended

Due to the Coronavirus and the need to practice social distancing as well as the safety and welfare for both potential adopters and our PVPC volunteers, we are halting all adoptions for the time being. Exceptions can be made for previous adopters who have already had a home and vet check. Thank you for your understanding and support. We will update the website when it is safe to begin reviewing adoption applications again.

Pekes for Adoption

Teddy


Teddy, who is being fostered in Richmond, VA., is 11 years old. He came into rescue when his owner passed away and there was no family able to take care of him. Sadly, he ended up in a shelter. Teddy was a very scared and stressed boy. He has settled in with his foster mom who has been very patient with him. He is learning to trust his human. He loves to be walked on a leash and has a very cute little strut. His foster mom says he is perky! Teddy needs to be adopted into an adult only home and given time and patience to adjust to his new family. He would also love a fenced-in yard so that he will be able to roam and play safely. This precious boy is ready to take on a new chapter in his life with a loving and patient family and be given the opportunity to relax with his favorite person.


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

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.

Jax 

Jax, who is being fostered in Richmond, VA., is 4 years old. We do believe that Jax may have had a rough life on the streets or lived as an outside dog with little or no attention from his prior family. In the time he has been with his foster family, he has become more laid back and is beginning to enjoy lying next to his foster mom for small amounts of time. Jax is learning how to trust his humans. He loves soft beds and playing fetch! Jax is an excellent walker on a leash. He would do well in an adult home where he is the only dog and having someone who is with him most of the time. A fenced-in yard is important for Jax so that he can be able to roam and play safely. This precious boy is ready to take on a new chapter in his life with a loving and patient family and be given the opportunity to relax with his favorite person.

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

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.

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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