Well, spring has almost sprung, and things remain dismal here at the rescue in terms of adoptions. We are trying to remain optimistic in hopes that things will turn around soon. We feel like we are in a holding pattern-only able to maintain the dogs we have and not able to help any new ones. We really need adoptions to happen so keep us in mind if you hear of anyone who may be looking for a great Pei. Anyway, we really don’t have room, but we are making an exception for “Willard”. He has a very sad story. You can read his bio below:

Hello. My name is Willard because I came from the town of Willard in Utah. I’m not sure this is such a good name for me because I sure don’t have any happy memories of that town or my previous neglectful owner. I’m only about eight months old, but I can’t see. My owners couldn’t afford to get me the eye surgery I need so instead of doing the right thing, they just let me suffer. For those of you who don’t know, I have a condition known as entropion. My eyelashes are growing inverted, towards my eyeball instead of away from it. You know how much it hurts to have one eyelash in your eye, well multiply that by lots of eyelashes. Anyway, I’m told I will have the surgery as soon as I can get to Redding. Right now I’m staying with a nice lady, Kathy Allred, and her two Pei who were adopted from the rescue where I am headed. I can’t see my new found friends, but they are all being really nice to me and taking good care of me. My ears hurt so much that I am going to the vet tomorrow to have them checked and cleaned. They bothered me so much that I have scratched them until they bled. I’m also really thin. I think my previous owner ran out of food before they could find a place for me to go. I was a phone call away from going to the shelter, and we all know what that would have meant! I know soon I will have all my needs met in terms of surgeries-that would be my eyes, my rear dewclaws need to be removed, and I still need to be neutered. After all that is done, and I’m feeling really good, I’m hoping to get to enjoy puppyhood like I never could before. I have a long way to go (in more ways than one). I still have to find a way to Redding and then have the several surgeries I need. I’m really a good boy and really smart too! My foster mom made me promise not to tell Chelsea and Beasley, but she says I am smarter than they are. Or is it that I just haven’t learned that Shar Pei selective hearing thing yet?

Anyway, I know the folks in Redding could use some help with my vet bills so if you could find it in your heart to help me out, I will keep you in my heart forever. Also, when I am good and healthy, I will be looking for a forever home. I know I could make you happy if you will just give me a chance. Thanks for reading this-I feel better already…