By Anna Payne,
Sunday 9 September 2007 à 07:22 :: General
We’re happy to report that the growth has been removed from Eileen’s eye and she has been spayed. She had her heartworm treatment last week and is recovering from that now. It is a difficult procedure for any dog and has slowed her down a little. She now has to remain calm for the next several weeks. That won’t be difficult for her since she has always been a laid back kind of girl. I want to apologize to those of you who made a donation in her name. Because her photo and bio were not up on our webpage you were listed as Guardian Angels for various other dogs. Please know that your very generous donations are continuing to be applied to her medical needs. We very much appreciate you coming forward to help Eileen, and I know she’s thankful too. She’s another Pei who suffered from terrible neglect at the hands of her previous owners. Now she will have the opportunity to know a loving home thanks to all of you. She will be going up as a “New Kid”, and we will get a new photo as soon as her eye is completely healed. She is such a beautiful girl with a very loving and gentle spirit. She deserves all we are able to do for her to make her whole again.
Summer is almost over, and we don’t know about you, but we are ready for some cooler weather. We (both two and four legged) have had enough of these triple digits! As always, we can’t keep up with the number of Pei who continue to need our help. If you know of anyone who would give one of our kids a great home, please send them our way.
We’ll be doing a few fundraisers in the upcoming months and will let you know more about them as the time gets closer.
Anna and Rich
By Anna Payne,
Thursday 23 August 2007 à 12:27 :: General
I just wanted to clarify how you can help us during your United Way campaigns.
The official name for us is "Homeward Bound CSP, Inc."
You won't need a United Way number. They will send us the appropriate paperwork.
To everyone who has asked, thank you for your generosity! Two paws up!
By Anna Payne,
Thursday 16 August 2007 à 16:39 :: General
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.
By Anna Payne,
Saturday 4 August 2007 à 09:06 :: General
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:
By Anna Payne,
Sunday 29 July 2007 à 18:48 :: General
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.
By Anna Payne,
Tuesday 12 June 2007 à 08:30 :: General
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.
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