We believe that each abused or abandoned animal, no matter its age, appearance or condition, deserves a life free of abuse, starvation, disease or forced breeding. Somewhere there's a responsible, loving family ready to give the rescues in our care a home filled with lots of love, plenty to eat and the assurance that they'll never be beaten, neglected or used to make babies for profit ever again. Our job is to match that guardian angel with their perfect companion.
We rescue dogs of all breeds, not just Pekes, and care for them in our homes until we can find new families for them. Every rescued dog is examined by a veterinarian. They receive all their shots, are checked for heartworms and put on a heartworm preventative. They are neutered or spayed before placement with a new family. If we are unable to find a suitable home for one of our rescues, they remain at Pekes and Pals for the duration of their lives. We never euthanize a rescued dog simply because no one else wants him/her.
The rescued Dogs at Pekes and Pals are housed in private homes and they are not offered for viewing until and unless your adoption application is approved; and then, only by appointment. Once you are approved you will be invited to a "meet and greet" session. Taking the time to get acquainted with the dogs usually results in a desirable, and sometimes unexpected, match. The dogs make it abundantly clear who they want to go home with, so don't be surprised if you leave with a dog other than the one you came to see! If you don't feel that special bond with any of the dogs on your first visit, you are welcome to come back as many times as needed, by appointment, to find that special dog.
Many of the dogs we rescue have medical problems resulting from abuse and/or neglect and require medication and/or treatment. Regretfully, we must charge an adoption fee, but the fee set for each dog is the minimum amount required to cover veterinary services.