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Happy Holidays!

Well the holidays are upon us! Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice. Whatever you celebrate we wish you the best!

FYI: Anna & Rich's computer crashed. So if you try to email or send in an application, be patient. The folks at the computer hospital said it should be well again soon. If you need to urgently reach us, try me. My email is tjennings at mutt-minders. com. Just remove the spaces.

And remember those tax deductible donations are always welcome this time of year!

Online Fundraiser

Hi folks! Our friends at Shure Pets and Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescuehave made it possible for you to benefit us here at Shar Pei Rescue with a little online shopping! We will receive 25% of net sales (which is much needed this time of year!)

The fundraiser will expire 12/15/06 so you will need to shop early and often!

Here is the URL: www.casharpeirescue.shopshurepets.com

And as always THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

			

Update from Redding

An update from Redding…

More than ever, our kids could use your help. Hurricane Katrina continues to impact rescues and shelters across the country. Because of the dogs displaced by this natural disaster our own local dogs are suffering in terms of very low adoptions and donations. We realize that every life is precious and that people want to help by opening their homes to a Katrina dog, but please remember Pei in CA are dying because there is no room for them here in Redding. We have had fewer adoptions this year since moving back to CA in 1999. During a normal year we place about 100 Pei. Through October of this year, we have only placed 50 dogs, and there is no way we can catch up. It breaks my heart to have to say “no” almost daily to homeless Pei who need our help. It seems we are always asking for your help, but please if you know anyone who might want to adopt a Pei and it’s someone who you know would provide a great home, refer them to our website. Financial donations are always welcome as well. This has been a very difficult year for me and Rich, and we can only hope that things will get better in the near future.




Recently we lost two more of our kids who had been in foster care for a very long time. Bobbi Yacavetti took great care of Billy and Mr. Wix until it was time for them to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Billy passed peacefully in his sleep, and Mr Wix had jaw cancer and had to be put to sleep. I know Bobbi misses both of them and did everything she could for them. We thank her for providing them a great home where they could live out their days with lots of love.




As Christmas approaches, you might want to consider a new leash and collar for your kid(s). Lots of you who have adopted from us like the collars our dogs leave with and want to know where you can purchase them. We will be offering them on our website next week, and all profits from purchases directly benefit the dogs in our care. Please help our kids this holiday season.




We hope this year ends on a happier note, and with everyone’s help maybe that can still happen.




Anna and Rich

Thank You

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Shar Pei Rescue in memory of Jan Green. Many dogs will benefit from your kindness.

The Things We Do For Our Dogs....

Last week I had my hardwood floors refinished. Which may not seem like a big deal until you realize to yourself..."Holy Cow! Where am I going to put the dogs!" As if moving out all of the furniture, dog beds, toys, cow hooves and partially chewed knuckle bones weren't enough of a task.

Solution? My home office!

My house is pretty old and it used to have a one car garage. The previous owners converted it to a room but never really did much with it. Over the years I managed to turn it into a home office. I even invested in some really nice looking carpet tiles for the floor. (Which turned out to be a great idea, just toss the ones the dogs mess up, pop new one in, voila!). Part of the old garage also became a laundry room and pantry/breezeway/whatever. The breezeway got laminate flooring and the laundry room got this epoxy flooring that you can just hose out. Which is good because the dog door is in there. So the dogs have a place to stay and easy in/out access.

Meanwhile, I am shuttling back and forth from my sister's house (where I am sleeping) and my house (taking care of dogs, business, etc.) In order to make the office more comfy to the kids, I put throws, beds, blankets, and my comforter. Basically, my office became a flophouse for Pei.

So the first night I took Mulan (my alpha girl) with me to stay at my sister's house. The next morning I went home expecting the 4 boys to have reduced the place to some form of frathouse rubble. But they were very well behaved. YAY!

So all of the refinishing is done. The floors are beautiful. The boys survived 4 nights without me and this morning I woke up under a Pei pile. And for those of you wondering what a Pei flophouse looks like.....

Words Cannot Express

Jan Green's funeral was today. Over the past week, people have been leaving their remembrances of Jan in our comments section. The amount of love and care that pours forth from the words of those she left behind are a testimony to the gentle spirit that was Jan.

Every new entry makes me cry, but it also reaffirms something: Jan was someone special, and I am glad to have had her as a friend, even for a short time.

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