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A registered non-profit Chinese Shar-Pei dog and puppy rescue serving the Western U.S., offering Shar-Pei adoption services, Shar-Pei health information and resources.

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Each year, thousands of innocent, homeless and abandoned Shar Pei are put to death for no reason other than their owners were unwilling or unable to care for them.


Thursday 10 April 2014

Please Help Bryant!

Bryant was placed about 10 years ago as a Pei mix puppy-looks like a bit of Lab in him-with a family that now is moving and cannot take him along. He has no known health concerns and gets along with kids, cats, and dogs. He is a good boy who now weighs 90 pounds and is looking for a family to take him and love and care for him for the rest of his life. At this time he is located in Southern CA, but we will help with transportation to the right family. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Bryant is a great companion who deserves a great home. If you are not in a position to bring Bryant into your home, please let your friends and family know that this wonderful boy is available for adoption.

Friday 28 March 2014

Limited Time Offer: New Logo T-Shirt

We are thrilled to unveil our new logo. In celebration, for a limited time, we’re offering you the opportunity to "wear your support" of the rescue, by purchasing a custom logo t-shirt. Only $25 per shirt, and 100% of proceeds go directly to the care of our dogs. Shirts are available in both adult and children's sizes. Don't miss out!

Order today at: http://bit.ly/1fZseiP

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Greetings from Snow Covered Redding!

Greetings from snow covered Redding!

It is that time of year to reflect back on the many things that we have to be thankful for and not be so concerned about the things we may not have. Rich and I have had the privilege and good fortune to have many four legged friends come into our lives during the last 15 years. Some come and only stay briefly, but others end up living out their lives with us. Some stay because of health concerns, some because of temperament issues that will not allow us to safely place them a home other than ours. The third reason for our permanent residents is simply because no one has ever expressed an interest in them. This is the group that breaks my heart. It's not their fault that they may not be the best looking or the youngest dogs we have, their lives are still valuable and have meaning.

Every dog who comes into our program deserves the best care that we can give them, including premium food, the best vet care, and all the love we can give them. Rich, especially, loves each dog here as though that dog were his own. I've seen him turn some dogs around that others might have seen as hopeless, but we can't fix everything We do take our jobs seriously, and for that reason we are caring for 10 Pei that will probably never leave this rescue. For us they are "family", and you don't give up on your family. We can take care of their needs in terms of love and interaction, but we need your help and support to provide them with a safe place to live out their days-help with buying good food and providing the best vet care when needed and keeping the kennel heated and cooled for their comfort.

Most of you know what it takes to have at least one Pei and the costs involved. Now multiply that by 20+ which will include our adoptable dogs and the number is huge. We would be extremely grateful if you will consider our "family" when it comes to year end donations. Not only will you get to feel good knowing that 100% of your donation will go towards our "kids" (this is an all volunteer organization), but you can also derive a tax benefit. Where else can you get more "bang for your buck"?

We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season and leave you with this thought:



"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are" Anonymous

Anna and Rich

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Chinny a great ambassador for Rescue Animals and Shar-pei everywhere - Please read on!

We just want everyone to know that one of our "kids" is in a nationally running commercial right now. Her name was Emma while she resided in Redding, but it has been changed to Chin Chin. She came from Southern CA where her owner had become homeless, and her temporary care giver could no longer keep her. While in Redding, she was spayed and had eye surgery done and then was adopted by Neda in the LA area.

We are so proud of "Chinny" and grateful to Neda for giving her the socialization she needed to be in this commercial, and to do a great job around complete strangers. The folks in the commercial were amazed Chinny is not a "working girl". The next chapter in her life is to become a therapy dog-it should be a breeze for Chinny!

Not only is Chinny a great ambassador for this breed, she is helping to get the message out that "rescue" dogs can do anything any other dog can do-only better!

Here is the link to her commercial: http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7bJA/pepcid-complete-the-burns-family-bbq-featuring-richard-riehle







			

Monday 12 August 2013

August 2013 Update

We want to thank all of you who responded with donations so that we could continue to feed our "kids" a good quality dog food. Your continuing support means a lot to all of us and allows us to take the very best care of the Pei while they are with us.

We wanted to let everyone know that Cinnamon has completed her heartworm treatment and has now been spayed and had entropion surgery. There is no lasting effect from heartworm disease as long as it has been treated. We did notice a slight limp when Cinnamon would go for walks here so we had some xrays done while she was put under for her surgeries. It turns out that although only about three years old, Cinnamon already has arthritis in both elbows. This does not mean she can't go for walks, but it does mean that running and hiking are out for her. Cinnamon is such a gentle spirit and very loving. She is happy just chewing on a bone which she is also very willing to share with you. Sometimes it looks like a cigar hanging out of her mouth! We just wanted to let you know Cinnamon is ready to find her forever home. She is going to make someone very happy.

We're all looking forward to fall with its cooler weather and changing colors!

Anna and Rich

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Donations Needed - We Have Lost A Major Food Donor

We have been receiving our premium dog food from a pet food bank in Southern CA for quite a few years. We got our last food from them late last year and are going through it quickly since at this time we are responsible for feeding 30 dogs here at the rescue. Unfortunately, the pet food bank has not received any donations for several months now and is not anticipating receiving any in the near future. When our current food runs out, we will be faced with paying retail. Even with a substantial discount per pallet, our food will go from $200 per pallet to somewhere close to $1500 per pallet.

We all know that our breed does not do well on "junk" food and feeding them less than a premium food is just not an option for us. One pallet of food (2000 pounds) will last us about four months.

We are asking for your help in obtaining the food we need for our "kids". A donation in any amount will help and when added to others will help us to purchase the food we need. Our commitment to each of the dogs taken into our program is to provide them the best of care while they are with us. That includes a healthy diet of premium food to achieve and maintain their physical well being.

Please help our rescue family.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

California Shar-Pei Rescue's 15th Anniversary

Hello and Happy Spring to everyone! I'm sorry for the very long delay between updates. So far 2013 has been good to us and our "kids". We have placed 12 dogs this year with one more adoption pending. The best news is that two of our recent adoptions were for Lou and Major. Major had been with us for about a year and went to a wonderful home in San Diego. Lou had been with us for about two years and went to a great home in Southern CA with previous adopters. Lou was the third Pei the Medinas have adopted from us in the last ten years. Here is their Face Book quote:

We adopted Amanda almost 6 years ago from California Shar Pei Rescue. Lou is the third one we have adopted. Our first one was Andy, who we adopted 10 years ago. He had cancer and was on Chemo which prolonged his life but eventually he got an internal infection and we had to send Andy to doggy heaven. Now that we have Lou it has filled a void since Andy has been gone. He is a great loving dog and loves to give kisses. Thank you for letting us have another wonderful opportunity to rescue another Shar Pei.







This year California Shar Pei Rescue celebrates its 15th anniversary. The last fourteen of those years have been spent in Redding. We want to thank so many of you who have known and supported us from our beginning when we moved back to CA in 1999. You have helped us in so many ways-financially, by volunteering your time, or most of all by offering your homes to one or more of our "kids" over the years. We are always so grateful that the adoption process was a positive one and that when the time is right you feel comfortable enough to come back to us for another "best friend".

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the last 15 years than by honoring some of the dogs we have here, that will for one reason or another live out their days with us. We know and care for every dog we place so that we know what kind of homes they need. We also know when a dog is not a good candidate for adoption, but that does not mean that he or she does not have a home here until they cross the "Rainbow Bridge". There are only two reasons we may euthanize a dog. Those are terminal illness or extreme aggression. These are some of our "kids" who are just never "chosen" to go into a forever home. Almost always it is not their fault-it could be their age, or looks, or sometimes we don't even know why they are continuously overlooked. People who know me know that I want for every dog we take in to find a forever home with a new family, but if that is not possible, then we are committed to caring for them and loving them until "death do us part".

The first Pei I would like to reintroduce you to is Cookie. Here is her story:

Cookie came to us from the Upland Shelter in Southern CA in 2008. According to our Dr. Larry's best guess she was about 10 years old then which makes her about 15 now. Since she has been with us, she has been paired up and lived with several male Pei-always outliving them. She seems content now to be living alone and sleeping much of her time away, enjoying her special food and treats and lots of soft blankets. Cookie has always been a wonderful girl, but was elderly when we took her in, and there was never any interest in her. I wish someone else could have gotten to know and enjoyed her sweet disposition as much as we have-she is a treasure, and we will treasure her for her remaining time with us.

Monday 10 December 2012

MATCHING DONATION CHALLENGE!

An anonymous donor has offered to match each and every donation that CA Shar Pei Rescue receives between now and December 31, 2012, up to $1,000. This is such a wonderful and generous gift to the dogs that need our help. No donation is too small! Five dollars will get us $10, $10 will get us $20, and so on! Please consider making a donation to our "kids", and help us meet this challenge!

Monday 26 November 2012

Cyber Monday - Donation to the California Sharpei Rescue

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Friday 16 November 2012

Thanksgiving Update - More Dogs Saved - Increasing Veterinarian Costs

Hi folks,

Happy Thanksgiving! We are just about back to normal after Rich's back surgery. That means we are taking in new dogs and with that comes new challenges. Our biggest challenge is keeping up with the vet bills here. We realize that due to the economy most people have limited funds for donations, but we need your help more than ever so that this rescue can keep helping those Pei who need us the most. We have never turned down a dog because of medical needs, and we hope that day never comes. Please know that no donation is too small and that 100% of your donation will go to the needs of our "kids" We are all volunteers-no one is paid who helps this rescue. There are several ways to donate-Paypal through our website or a check or through your employer. Perhaps the below information will help.

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