Shar-Pei Rescue
Shar-Pei Rescue

Thank you to all of the volunteers who make participation at these events possible!   We are always looking for volunteers to assist with handling dogs, working our table, selling raffle tickets, etc. at our events.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at or visit our home page to see upcoming events needing volunteers.

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Chowderfest - October 5-6, 2013

Shar-Pei Rescue - Chowderfest 2013

This year was our most successful Chowderfest Weekend ever! We raised over $1,000 for the Pei-bies! A huge THANK YOU to volunteers Laura, Todd, Sue, Mary Ann, Ron, Tony, Patty, Terry, Elizabeth, Olivia and Meredith, and to Shar-Pei Rescue of VA alumni Monty, Kailey, Pinot, Emmie, Chance, and Lee Ping! Thank you also to the many LBI locals and visitors for their generous support!

Bark in the Park - October 7, 2012

Shar-Pei Rescue - Bark in the Park

Despite the horrible weather, we had a good time.  Bogey participated in the parade and had his story told.  He did a great job! Thank you to Bev, Sherri, Deb, Lou, Bogey, Lilly and Kaiden (rescue friend)!

Onancock Outdoor Market - August 4, 2012

Shar-Pei Rescue - Second Chance Pet Adoption Day

We were out melting in the 90 degree heat at the Onancock Outdoor Market in Onancock, VA on August 4!   Molly and Grayson, as well as all of our volunteers, were troopers in the heat. Thank you to all who helped out!

Second Chance Pet Adoption Day - May 5, 2012

Shar-Pei Rescue - Second Chance Pet Adoption Day

We participated in the Girl Scouts‘ Second Chance Pet Adoption Day in Manahawkin, NJ, on May 5.  Molly and Cal Lee had a great time working the crowd...and Cal Lee saw this as a great opportunity to look through the toy bin for a new toy to add to her collection. Thank you to Laura, Susan, Vicky and our little helpers for volunteering!

PETCO Think Adoption First - February 19, 2012

Shar-Pei Rescue - PETCO

We were at PETCO in Norfolk for Think Adoption First on February 19th.  Lexie came out to entertain the crowd, and she was a great little ambassador for the breed.  She also had the opportunity to meet some cats and did well with them.  Thank you to Sherri, Deb and Lexie for making this a successful event!

PETCO Think Adoption First - February 18, 2012

Shar-Pei Rescue - PETCO

We participated in the PETCO and Rally to Rescue Think Adoption First weekend.  Our volunteers were at PETCO in Virginia Beach on February 18th.  Po was a sweetie and enjoyed meeting all of the visitors to our table.    Thank you to all who came out to help!

PetsMart Santa Photos - December 18, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Santa Photos 2011

We had a great Santa Photos day at the PetsMart in Marlton, NJ.  Thank you to Laura, Patty, Tony, and Mary and her crew...and of course Meeko, for volunteering!

Chowderfest - October 1-2, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Chowderfest 2011

After threatening forecasts, we ended up with great weather for Chowderfest in Long Beach Island on October 1 and 2. The sunny, yet cool, weather brought lots of people out to get chowder, which was great for us! We had a tent setup at the Beach Haven school where we were selling all kinds of dog items, but our four-legged fundraisers brought in most of the $$. The Rescue raised $678 over the weekend, mostly from donations tucked into the dogs’ vests – they were stuffed with $! Who can resist a Pei? Thanks to our two-legged volunteers – Laura, Todd, Sue, Elizabeth, Terry, Ron and Mary Ann, and our four-legged helpers – Buck, Meeko, Emmy, Chance, Izzy, and Babe!

PETCO - June 19, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Petco

We were at Petco in Newport News, Virginia, with Trixie and Brianna.

Petapalooza - June 18, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Petapalooza

We were in upstate New York at the Curtis Lumber Petapalooza for an adoption event in June.   Sarah from Mobile Wellness Massage Therapy offered chair massages and donated the proceeds to the rescue.  The mascot for the local Albany Devil Dawgs hockey team stopped by for a massage!

Paws for a Cause - May 22, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Asheville, NC

We participated in the Peninsula SPCA Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival in Newport News.  Trixie and Theo had a great time at the event.  Trixie has also discovered that, besides being a fun playmate, Theo makes a great pillow - versatile!

12th Annual Prestige Subaru Spring Pet Adoptathon - May 21-22, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Asheville, NC

We had a great time at the Pet Harmony Adoptathon in Asheville, NC.   Rebel got to meet a lot of new people and dogs and was a perfect gentleman.  He let everyone squeeze his wrinkles, and he gave kisses and ate treats.  He met some dogs and had very good doggie manners.

K9 Karnival - May 14, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - K9 Karnival

Thanks to all who came to help today – Colleen, Lori, Bev, Brittany, Matt, and Fred.   We also had a great visit from long time rescue supporters Pat and Harry, and adopters Kristi with Sadie (aka Chops) and Kelly with Tucker Priestley (aka Priestley).   Trixie enjoyed playing with all the dogs (especially brother Priestley) and Theodore‘s tongue never stopped licking everyone he came in contact with.

3rd Annual Cause for Paws - April 30, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Cause for Paws

The weather was gorgeous for the 3rd Annual Cause for Paws 5K Run, Dog Walk & Festival in Portsmouth, VA.  Trixie met lots of potential adopters and made friends with our neighbor Dalmatian rescue, Julie.

Let’s Go Pet Care - April 16, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - Spring Fling

We attended the Spring Fling at Let‘s Go Pet Care in Norfolk, VA.  Trixie came out and met some potential adopters and had some fun meeting other dogs.  Caroline was in town for her vet checkup and stopped by to say hello.

PetsMart National Adoption Weekend - NJ - February 12, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - PetsMart

We were at the PetsMart in Marlton, NJ for the National Adoption Weekend.  Laura brought adorable Murphy out for his first Rescue event.

PetsMart National Adoption Weekend - VA - February 12, 2011

Shar-Pei Rescue - PetsMart

Haley, Riley B, and Candy spent the afternoon at Petsmart.  Thanks to Bev and Michelle for bringing our new babies out to visit!

PetsMart Santa Photos - December 18, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue - PetsMart Santa Photos

Teddy Bear got to be a reindeer for Santa Photos in Virginia Beach on Saturday December 18.

PetsMart Santa Photos - December 4, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue - PetsMart Santa Photos

Milo and Tucker had a chance to let Santa know that their wish for Christmas was a “fur-ever” home.  They both got their wish!

Bark in the Park - October 24, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue - Bark in the Park

Thanks to Colleen, Shawna, Jeannette, Ed, Ellen, Brittany, Angie, Fred, Beverly, Michelle, Sydney and friends for helping out today at Bark in the Park at Chesapeake City Park.   We had beautiful weather and a good fundraising day.

29th Annual Norfolk Dog Walk - October 23, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue - Norfolk Dog Walk

Thanks to Colleen, Ellen, and Fred for helping with the Norfolk Dog Walk event.   Previously adopted Pei, Bucky, came back to visit and make friends with Candy and Ronnie.

Mutt Strut - September 19, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue - Mutt Strut

We had another wonderful (but hot) day at Sleepy Hole Park in Suffolk, VA, with Ronnie, Candy, and Princess.  Thanks to our volunteers, Brittany, Audrey, Angela, Colleen, Brian, and Fred.  Thanks also to volunteer Becky Martin and adopted Pei Batman for raising money for the shelter‘s walk!

PetsMart NJ - September 11, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We were at PetsMart in Manahawkin, NJ for PetsMart's National Adoption Weekend event.  Meeko made a special guest appearance!

4th Annual Kneads Day - August 22, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

Special thanks to Jeff and Kathy Hodge for volunteering to attend this fundraising event in Charlotte, NC for Charlotte Mecklenberg Animal Control.  Animal Kneads Day is their largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting their Free Public Spay & Neuter Fund.  Hank (greyhound) and Maggie (Shar-pei) got lots of attention from the shelter‘s visitors.

d'Art Center, Norfolk, VA - August 7, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We enjoyed the afternoon with other folks who brought their pets for the d'ART Center's Pet Parade and Pet trick contest.  Ronnie got to meet lots of the event visitors and had an enjoyable afternoon.

Fuddruckers - June 28-July 4, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We participated in a fundraiser with Fuddruckers and brought a few Pei out to help to raise awareness of Shar-pei in need of rehoming. Summer, Ronnie, and Sophia enjoyed a private hamburger made especially for them by the lunch staff at Fuddruckers on Friday afternoon.

Hogs for Dogs - June 19, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We were at the Father‘s Day Bike Show & Hogs for Dogs at Bayside Harley-Davison in Portsmouth.  It was pretty hot, but we still had lots of people interested in our Pei.  Sophia and Ronnie had a great day!

K-9 Karnival - May 15, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

Thanks to Colleen and Brittany for helping out at the K-9 Karnival.  Ronnie and Sophia were there to meet and greet our visitors.  We also had a special visit from Krinkles (adopted 2009).

Rally to Rescue Save A Life Adopt-a-thon
May 1-2, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

This was a huge two day event at Care-A-Lot Pet Supply in Virginia Beach in memory of Tracey.  Multiple rescue organizations and Dock Dogs participated.  Sophia made her debut on the first day, and we had a cute spotted visitor who took refuge in our tent too!

PetsMart - April 24, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

Ronnie, Merlyn and our VA volunteers were at PetsMart.

Cause for Paws - April 17, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We had lots of fun in olde town Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Humane Society‘s “Cause for Paws” dog walk & animal friendly festival.   Lea and Brutus got lots of attention from all of the visitors!

Paws for a Cause - April 9-10, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We were in Albany, New York, for the Paws for a Cause event on April 9-10.   Mobile Wellness Massage Therapy provided chair massages to event attendees (human :-)), and all of the proceeds were donated to Shar-Pei Rescue!

PetsMart VA - February 14, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We were at PetsMart in Virginia Beach again on Valentine's Day.

PetsMart VA - February 13, 2010

Shar-Pei Rescue Events

We were at PetsMart in Virginia Beach with Piper and Lava for PetsMart's Adopt-A-Thon.

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