Thanks to all of you who helped Wilbur out with your donations. All his needs have all been met including finding a great new forever home. Kathy Allred, who fostered Wilbur has adopted him. He will be living with her Pei, Mr. Beasley and Chelsea who were also adopted from us. It is not known yet how much vision he will regain, but that doesn’t matter to Kathy and her “kids”-they love him unconditionally. He’s a lucky dog to have so many generous sponsors, and from what Kathy says he would be happy to thank each of you personally with a big sloppy kiss!

Anna Payne

And now for news of an upcoming event:

"Calling all adoptive Shar-Pei families! It’s spring again and that calls for the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of Northern California’s annual Breed Specialty shows. During these two shows, the club will again be having a Parade of Rescue. This parade is open to all Shar-Pei who have been lucky enough to be adopted into “forever” homes. There is no cost to participants. This is just a fun thing to do with your Pei and a chance to spotlight these great dogs and give them a rousing round of support and accolades.

The shows will be held on May 15, 2009, at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, Calif. There will be a morning show and an afternoon show. Last year, the morning show started at 10am and the afternoon show started at 2pm. But the times will not be locked in until after the entry closing date: April 29, 2009, after which we know how many entries we have.

If you would like to participate in either or both parades, please contact Julie Gunn at JBGunn@pacbell.net.

The Chinese Shar-Pei Club of Northern California would also like to offer a free one-year membership to all those who have rescued Shar-Pei. It does not matter if you adopted through CSPR, your local shelter, some other organization, or right off the street. If you are interested, complete the application found at http://webpages.charter.net/cspcnc/id67.htm. For more information about the club, check out the rest of the website or contact club president Deanna Liskey at cspcnc@yahoo.com.

I hope to see you at the show/s! Deanna"