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So Far, So Good!

It does seem that 2007 is starting out better than 2006 ended. Casper, Dexter, and Katie aka Noel have been adopted. Bonnie and Clyde will be leaving together and Mudslide and Kahlua will also be leaving together in the near future. All of this is good news, but there are still more who need to come in than are leaving. We just can’t seem to keep up. The following is the story in another rescuer’s words about “Charlie” who we have now taken in. Thankfully she took the time to let us know about Charlie and his sad situation. He may have died at the shelter without ever knowing the same loyalty from a human that he had for his poor Lab friend.

"I am a Director at Tuffie's Animal Rescue. I was picking up a dog at the Manteca Selter last night & a lovely shar pei (looks purebred) came into the Shelter. He & his lab buddy were running loose, his buddy was hit & killed by a car. Some onlookers took him in overnight, called the owner, got no answer & couldn't keep him as their dog is alpha. Poor Charlie is 5 years old & grieving over the loss of his buddy. He didn't want to leave his dead body. His owner came in & surrendered him to the Shelter this morning as he works out of the area & is gone several days at a time & the dogs kept getting out. Can you help at all? I'm in Vacaville & can help transport. Poor Charlie hasn't had much care & NO attention in a long time, but I think he deserves a chance."

Charlie will now have another chance. Traci Jennings picked him up from the shelter where he was and will be fostering him until there is room for him here in Redding.

A Note from Traci: I picked up Charlie on Monday, Jan 22. He managed to fit himself into my household seamlessly. He has yet to allow me out of his sight. One of the sweetest guys I have ever taken in (and that's saying something!)


I just wanted everyone to see how well I am doing. My new name is Katie, and I don’t feel like the same Pei who arrived in Redding not that long ago. I know I don’t look like the same dog. Thanks to all of you for your good thoughts-I think they worked along with the TLC that I am receiving from my foster parents. I am ready for a new “forever home”, and I’d love to hear from you. You’ll find me among “Our Kids”

Happy New Year from Redding


2006 is almost over, and it has been a difficult year for us. Difficult because we weren’t able to help as many homeless Pei as we would have liked because adoptions were down from previous years. Difficult because donations were also less than in past years. But more than that it was difficult because we had to say “good bye” to many of our “kids” both here at the rescue and those who had found their forever homes. We will miss them dearly until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Christmas will be here and gone in a couple of days, but for one special girl Christmas this year will never end. She was given the gift of life. As you can tell from Noel’s picture, she is in very “rough” shape. Because of Sgt. David Nelson with LA County Animal Control, we were notified about this poor girl. He was able to expedite her adoption, and there was a transport waiting to bring her from Los Angeles, where she would have been killed, to Redding. For all her multiple physical problems-terrible skin, a cyst over one eye, and having very little or no vision-this is one happy girl. She has no idea she has any problem at all! She has obviously suffered from extreme neglect, but from now on she will be treated with kindness and love and will not know another bad day. We only wish we could do this for all who need us, but there are just too many. The best gift we could receive would be to have all of our “kids” in permanent loving homes, but until that time comes they will celebrate the holidays with us.

For all of you who continue to support and help us whether in your thoughts, with your kind words, with financial support, or in any other way, we thank you. Truly, we depend on you.

We wish for all of you a happy, healthy, and safe new year. More than that we hope you are all able to find the happiness and fulfillment in your lives that we have found in ours by loving and caring for these special “kids”.

Hoping you have the best new year ever,

Rich and Anna and all the “kids”.

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



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

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