Pekes and You, the Pekingese Charitable Foundation, Rescueme.org and Petfinder.com list Pekingese available for adoption. Pekes and You and the Pekingese Charitable Foundation are privately run, non-profit rescues. Rescueme.org and Petfinder.com list dogs in need of re-homing from various sources. Search by breed to find Pekingese at Rescueme.org and Petfinder.com.
Pekes and You and the Pekingese Charitable Foundation place Pekingese from shelters and those surrendered by owners in foster homes, assess their behavior and health, and prepare them for new homes. Canine rescues screen potential adopters carefully to prevent their dogs from ever needing rescue again, ensuring that adopters have the resources to provide the pet adequate food, shelter, veterinary care and activity.
Pekingese have their own unique needs and potential health problems, including back problems, eye problems, skin problems and susceptibility to heat stroke. Pekingese’s full coats require thrice-weekly brushing unless their coats are cut short by a groomer. Pekingese are affectionate, great apartment dogs and do not require a great deal of activity; however, they are sometimes difficult to house train. Patience is a must while a new canine family member acclimates to their home. Rescue animals often come from difficult situations and may adapt slowly to new people and environments.