HOW TO ADOPT A SHAR-PEI
Hi, I'm China, a very sweet, two year old female Shar-Pei. I was picked up by Animal Control along with my canine buddy, who already
got adopted through the shelter. I miss my family and my buddy and cried for attention whenever anyone walked by me at the shelter.
I was so happy when a nice lady brought me home to foster me and give me attention. I like to play and am house trained.
I am not fond of cats so need a home with none of them please.
I am doing well in my foster home and have some health issues, so we have decided that I will be staying here with Foster Mom.
Note: China is not available for adoption.
Hi, I‘m Tinkerbell! I am a sweet, mature girl who just arrived here. I‘m a love bug who likes to drive! I went for a sleepover at Cheddar‘s house, then was off to my new foster home in New Jersey on Sunday, 5/4. I have some trouble with stairs but am happy to find that my foster home has a ramp for us. I have been great with all of the other dogs and have adjusted well. Please check back for updates!
Hi, I‘m Dinozo. Don‘t you just love my new name!!!
I am settled in at my new foster home. It is great being here in NC; and I have a soft, warm bed and lots of food to eat. You see when I arrived I was very, very skinny. I am eating well but still need to gain about 10 pounds. I get really excited when it is time to eat, but I am not food aggressive. There are no stairs here,and that is a good thing because I am probably blind in one eye and only have some vision in the other. I have learned the lay of the land here and get around just fine. Sometimes I bump into things, but I just keep on going. Because of my lack of food, I lost most of my fur; but it is starting to grow back. They bought me a nice Christmas sweater to help keep me warm. I live with three rescue Pei, and we all got new toys for Christmas. Oh, I also have the cutest tight curly tail. It will be even cuter when I get some fur on it!!!!!!!!
My foster mom and dad say I am very well behaved and have done well during the day while they are at work. I do not stay in a crate, but I do have my very own room. I am housetrained and up-to-date on all my shots.
Note: Dinozo is a senior and will be staying with his foster family. He is not available for adoption.
Hi, my name is Harper! I am a sweet, young boy who enjoys cuddling! I am so happy to be in a nice foster home where I am getting lots of attention. I am learning new things too! I had no idea what a leash was, but Foster Mommy has been working with me and I am doing great with leash walking. I love long walks and am a great running companion.
I am good with other dogs and live with my Shar-Pei foster brother Charlie and two smaller foster sisters. I would do best in a home with a passive dog and would probably not be a good fit with another dominant dog.
I am very smart and have learned to sit and don't need to be told “no” more than once.
Are you looking for someone to take long walks and cuddle with? I would just love to keep you company :-) Please fill out an application and ask for Harper!
Crossed to Rainbow Bridge February 11, 2017
Hi, my name is Sharpie. I am a Shar-Pei mix with the cutest little bob tail. I am an older
gentleman who just wants a place to retire and live out my golden years. I love attention and want to be your buddy. I love walks and treats and
ride well in the car.
Update 2/11/2017: Sharpie crossed to Rainbow Bridge on February 11, 2017. He had some medical issues for the past few months and took a turn for the worse. The emergency vet thought he might have had a stroke. We don't know what his first nine years were like, but he was loved and cared for by by his Foster Mommy for his last year. He passed knowing he was loved. RIP Sharpie
Hi, my name is Pearl! I am about 7-8 years old and lived my entire life outside before coming to rescue. I am
so happy to be living in a house with comfy beds and people who care about me. Everyone who meets me just loves me and says
that I am a sweet girl. I also have some new canine friends at my foster home.
I have been a very good, sweet girl at the veterinarian. I came to rescue with an issue with my back legs. I saw a physical therapist and was referred to an orthopedic surgeon. I had a condition called Grade 4 Bilateral Subluxating Patella. This is a condition where my kneecaps were severely rotated outboard on each of my hind legs. I had limited use of my back legs and had resorted to getting around by dragging my back end like a seal or by hopping on one of my back legs.
I had surgery on my first leg in June and completed extensive physical therapy throughout the summer and fall. I did really well and can even climb up on the bed now. Check out how well I am doing in PT on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jane.marie.7927/videos/865595383570963/. I also had entropion surgery and was spayed prior to my first orthopedic surgery.
Update October 2016: We are now preparing for the surgery on her right leg which will further improve her gait and quality of life. She will need additional physical therapy after the right left surgery. We are going to need to raise roughly $4,000 for her second surgery and physical therapy. This is going to be difficult since many of our supporters have already donated for Pearl, and we don't have additional grant opportunities for the second surgery. If you could please share this plea with others who may be willing to donate a small amount to help Pearl, it would be greatly appreciated. Almost 15,000 people viewed Pearl's hydrotherapy video... if only 5% of those people donated $5, we would have close to what we need for the next phase of her treatment! Every little bit helps.
Update November 2016: Pearl had surgery on her right leg. The surgery was a bit more complicated than the surgeon anticipated. It was a painstaking process, but he was eventually able to isolate everything and bring her kneecap into place and rotate her tibia around.
The rescue has been fundraising for my surgeries. We have raised enough to cover my first two surgeries, but need to raise about $3,000 more for my second surgery and second physical therapy. Yikes! The rescue proceeded with my surgery before we raised all of the money, but it meant using money that would have allowed the rescue to help other dogs. We are still hoping to raise more money towards my surgery. Please consider donating to my fundraiser if you can help me out. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Hi, my name is Brewer! I am a senior boy rescued from a Georgia shelter. Everyone who has met
me says that I am very sweet and lovable!
I had a rough life before coming to resuce, but the nice rescue folks are helping to make me feel better. I came to rescue heartworm positive, so I am being treated for that. I had bloodwork done, which revealed that I need to be on thyroid meds. I have started that too. I also have dry eye and am on meds for that. My legs are very wobbly. Xrays showed that I have arthritis in one hip and bone on bone in my back. I am on Tramadol and Rimadyl as needed for pain. Thankfully, a wonderful donor sent a nice orthopedic bed for me. I am really enjoying resting on that.
Foster mommy says that I am precious and love everyone. I am hoping to find someone looking for a quiet companion who is willing to give a sweet senior a comfortable, furever home where someone is home most of the time.
Hi, I‘m Rocky!
I am a very sweet, social two year old boy.
It is so nice to be in a foster home, and I even get to lay on the
couch. I like to snuggle and love my belly rubs!
I enjoy nylabones and squeaky toys.
I am very good with other dogs and even lived with a cat that I was good with. I would love to find a home where I have some dog friends to play with.
We think I would do best with adults or older children because I am "mouthy" when I play and take treats, and I also don't like people touching my food bowl. My foster parents have been working with me on this, and I am doing better.
Check out my updated video! I am enjoying the good life at my foster home!
Hi, my name is Sandy! I am a one year old light cream female Shar-Pei. I had an extremely sheltered start to my life, so
everything is new to me. I am very cautious but am also very curious and am exploring the new big world.
I am learning to walk on a leash, but even the leash was frightening at first.
The nice people at the shelter and now my foster family have been working with me to make me more confident.
It takes me some time to learn to trust new people, but I have made lots of friends so far on my journey.
I am still quite fearful of men.
I also need to learn some fun lessons like how to play, eat treats, and receive love! My foster family is also working with me on sitting before we go outside and coming when I am called. I really enjoy being outside the most and would love to find a home with a fenced yard.
I came to the shelter with some dog friends and have done well with other dogs that I have met.
We are looking for a foster or furever home with a fenced yard for me. I am easily frightened, so I am a flight risk. I need a fence for my safety while I get used to my new surroundings.
Hi! My name is Cooper. I am about five years old.
I am settled in at my foster home in NC and really love being an inside dog. Right now I am trying to make up for all the years of no hugs and kisses. I get so excited when I see my people that I wriggle my whole body and have the biggest smile on my face. There was an eight year old girl who I used to live with, and I really liked her. I would make a great only dog or a companion for an older dog since I don't really need to play. I am living with three other dogs and get along fine, but I sure would love a “furever” home. I am not crated during the day because I am so well behaved. I stay in my own room and enjoy looking out the window. I do have a thyroid condition that will require medication for the rest of my life but the meds are not expensive.
If you love my infectious smile and are looking for a little red guy with a sweet black face that will love you forever, then please consider me.
Also, the rescue is looking for a new foster home for me. There is nothing that I did wrong. My current foster parents just need to focus on their other dogs right now, so it would be helpful to them if we found a new foster for me.
Hi, I'm Millie! I am a tiny little girl weighing only 30 lbs who loves to be snuggled and loved.
I am in pretty rough condition, but the nice rescue folks are already working on helping me.
I am heartworm positive and have ehrlichia. I have started the first phase of my heartworm treatment, which is
doxycycline for 30 days. After that, I will need to have entropion and spay surgery. As you can see in my video,My eyes are very bad. I also have
intestinal worms and some skin issues. I am staying at the veterinarian‘s office for a few days and then will be going to my foster home.
Please check back for updates and more pictures.
Hi, my name is Carmella. I‘m a young, playful girl. I‘m crate trained, housebroken, and get
along with dogs. I am sometimes jumpy if I
hear a loud noise or sound that is not familiar. I didn't know what
to think of the lawn mower - yikes! I am just getting settled in here at rescue. I have a new friend, Muffy; and we have become fast playmates.
I take a little while
to warm up to new people; but when I do, I want to nibble and play.
Please check back for updates.
Hi, my name is Jax! I am SO happy to be out of the shelter. I had to wait until after the holidays for
a foster home and am so thankful that a nice family offered to foster me. Thank you to Kiebler and Mousse's Mommy too for getting
me out of the shelter and bringing me to meet my new Foster Mom.
I am a lovable boy and love belly rubs. I love the kids here and LOVE to play. I am getting along well with the two other female dogs at my foster home and am friendly with everyone who comes in. I was very well behaved when I got a bath. I had to learn to go up and down stairs. This was new to me; but with some treats to encourage me, I did it!
I am a big boy, so we are looking for a home with older kids due to my size. I also do not like other male dogs. I am great with female dogs but want to be the alpha.
I am settled in and enjoy being in the house and running in the yard. I am housebroken and let you know when I want to go outside. I also ride well in the car.
I am neutered and am ready to go to my furever home.
Hi, I'm Myrlie! I‘m a sweet prick-eared female brush coat Shar-Pei. I am new here. I was a great girl for my transport and rode well in the crate. I just got all my vaccinations and had my heartworm test on 2/6. We just found out that I am heartworm positive, which everyone is bummed about. I will need to go through heartworm treatment. We'll post updates as my treatment progresses.
Hi, I'm Lillian, an adorable 6 month old Shar-Pei puppy rescued from a NC shelter. I had a great adventure traveling to my foster home. I flew on an airplane! I was a very good girl and mostly slept all of the way. I have settled in nicely at my foster home, and they say that I am just the sweetest puppy ever!!! I am learning what toys and treats are. I really had no clue what to do with them but have learned that I like ALL of them. I am a fast learner and am learning a lot by watching my foster sister, Lola. I learned how to "Sit" in one day. My foster family has started calling me Bettis (after Jerome Bettis) :-)
Hi, I‘m Larry, a sweet boy rescued from a NC shelter where they said I was the best Shar-Pei they had met in eight years!
I am a senior gentleman hoping that someone is looking for a handsome, friendly guy.
I am good with other dogs and even met a cat that I paid no attention to.
Thank you to all of the nice people who have been helping me. Please check back for updates as I get settled in.