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Hi Shar Pei Fans.

As the summer draws to a close, we are faced with the ongoing problem of too many dogs and not enough space. Last week alone we took in six Pei. Although this year has been better for us in terms of adoptions, it is still slow. To date we have placed 43 Pei in new loving homes, but there are so many out there in shelters that we are still having to turn them down due to lack of space.

The poor girl you see in the photo is Eileen. As you can see she had a tumor under her eye. She is a stray from Yolo County, CA, which is just above Sacramento. One of the shelter staff contacted us to see if we could take her since her owner did not come forward to claim her. We had her spayed, the tumor removed, and entropion surgery was also done. The tumor was sent out for a biopsy, but we do not know the results yet. Unfortunately, poor Eileen has another problem. It turns out she is also heartworm positive. We will have to wait until she heals from her surgeries before we can begin her heartworm treatment. As some of you may know the treatment for this disease is not only painful and dangerous for the dog, it is also very expensive.

We are asking for your help to cover the cost of Eileen’s vet care. She is a very sweet and special girl, and gets along with just about everyone even though she must be uncomfortable. We made a commitment to take care of all her needs the day we took her into our program. Please help us to help her with a tax deductible donation towards her medical care. She is special and deserves the chance to know a better life.

More Updates

I know I've been a slacker about updates for the front page. I will try to do better!

FYI, Lychee is now named Chloe. She is very sweet and timid but when she warms up she is a wiggle butt and a half! She loves to play, so if you have another dog that needs a playmate, she's your girl! An added plus, I had her crate-trained in a day and she has perfect potty manners.

Max had his eye surgery and will be ready to go as soon as the stiches are out. He is bomb-proof temperament-wise. Gets along with everyone (except cats, but that's sort of a given around here). If you want a very small guy with a HUGE personality, check him out!

More dogs are arriving this weekend. Unfortunately, the Shar Pei went from near extinction in the 70's and now they are raining like cats and, well, dogs! If you are thinking of getting a wrinkle pup, now is a good time!

I also want to wish, Jake, a fond farewell. He will be joining Hershey, in Southern California, on Monday. As you can see, he doesn't seem to mind leaving us at all:

The Dog Days of Summer

Hi Folks! Anna and Rich are back online and looking forward to hearing from you! We have (unfortunately) lots of dogs that need homes. I am transporting 2 new ones to Anna and Rich on Tuesday. Lychee is a beautiful, black horsecoat puppy and Max is an adorable OriPei. After they have been seen by our vet they will be available for adoption.

Of course we are always in need of your donations. Over half the year is gone so its time to start thinking "Tax Deduction!" We are a 501(c)(3) organization and we rely on your donations to keep us going. Adoption fees do not cover the expense of providing the best care for these guys.

We also love to hear and see what our alumni are up to after they go to their forever homes. If you have pictures or video of your Pei-by(s) send them in! We would love to put them on the website for others to enjoy.

Why We Do What We Do

Sometimes its difficult for people to understand why they can't have that cute puppy on our website. If we always had cute puppies, it wouldn't be so hard for us to place dogs. But the fact is, we rarely have cute puppies. The puppies we do get usually have problems, that's why we get them.

By the time we get done treating these little guys for entropion, mange, broken bones, ear infections, etc., they have missed out on a large part of their puppyhood. So we try our best to get them into a foster home where they can learn the skills necessary to be a good family dog. And we place them close to our puppy foster or our facility in Redding, so they can receive the followup care they will inevitably need.

Which is why, when we get flooded with applications for a cute puppy, we carefully screen each one. We are usually looking for experienced Pei owners, living in the state of California, who fully understand what exactly they are up against, by adopting a cute little guy with health problems. We are fully aware that there are great owners and great vets located throughout this country. But, we made a commitment to our dogs the moment we said, "Yes, we'll take him." And that commitment is for life. If, ANYTHING, happens to one of our dogs, we will ALWAYS take that dog back. Try getting a breeder to honor that commitment.

Didn't get that cute puppy you wanted? Consider this...most SharPei are full grown by about 8 months. For the next 8 to 12 years you will be living with an ADULT dog. We always have wonderful, adult dogs that would love a good home, with a caring owner and great vet care. Please consider one of these dogs. For every time we adopt out a dog, we can save a life in a shelter.

Lives are saved by open minds and open hearts. Join us in saving lives. You won't regret it.

What A Year! And It's Only June!

Hi everyone,

I want to catch you up on some of the goings on at California SharPei Rescue. We started off the year very strongly with a number of adoptions. However, things have slowed quite a bit.

On the good news front, some of our longtime residents have found their forever homes. Regis went to live in Modesto with Howard and Nancy Rogers and their Pei, Mandy. Bingo is in the process of being adopted. Buster went to live with Tammy Ford and family in Southern California. He joins Kahlua and Mudslide there.

Some of our more recent arrivals found homes, also. Harvey, the little guy with the broken leg, was adopted. Chip (a beautiful flower boy) went to live in Oakland with the Sufi family. He never even made it to the front page. Little Ava found a good home where she will be spoiled like the Princess that she is.

On another note, you may have noticed that we took down the post for Andree. He is the deaf/blind Pei/Aussi mix at Butte Humane Society. Not to worry though. The original post was a courtesy post for the folks at Butte. However, he will be going to Modesto next week, to learn some special skills to help him, and any potential adopter, adapt to his special needs. If you are one of Andree's Guardian Angels, thank you.

We appreciate all of our adopters, Guardian Angels, volunteers and of course, Anna and Rich Payne. Without you, these precious lives would be lost.

"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." M. Facklam

Parade of Rescue - Follow-Up

Deanna Liskey , one of our phenomenal volunteers, sent us this update about last Friday's Parade of Rescue: "I just thought I would you see the two special gifts I got this weekend. The first one was a plaque given to me by Julie Gunn right after the parade of rescue. I just love the photo of TnT. And the 2nd photo is the gift I received from Paula and the club for the work I did on the Specialty. I could not fit the whole thing on my scanner. It is a black metal cut out of a CSP with my house numbers below it. Those that attended the parade of rescue where, Tucker and Tequila, Montana, BoBo, & Pippi. Those that stayed received a rosette of participation and Julie handed out some medals to wear around their necks, that she made up. Everyone had a great time. Deanna"

Here is the plaque:

I'm very happy that all of the hard work that Deanna does was recognized. I know that Deanna is truly a gift to us here at Shar Pei Rescue. She makes it possible for us to rescue, treat and find forever homes for puppies that we get. Dealing with puppies is time-consuming and requires a lot of work. Deanna has always stepped up to help them, providing a nurturing home environment, good social skills and excellent care. As wonderful as our kennel is, puppies need to be in a home.

Congratulations Deanna! And THANK YOU! from the bottom of our hearts.

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