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.
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.
Patches - Adoption pending
Yin Boo - On medical hold
Mojo - On medical hold
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
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
How Long Does the Adoption Process Take?
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?
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?
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
What About "Not So Young" Pekingese?
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.