Have Questions? Help a friend! Connect Today! Find Us Today

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 

Frequently Asked Questions about Shar Pei Savers and it’s operations. Not seeing your question? contact us today and ask us direct!

  • Where do you get your dogs?
    We are part of a rescue network and are known to many of the shelters in Ohio, Michigan,Illinois and Wisconsin, who will call us when a shar pei is brought in or picked up by the animal control officer. We also belong to many all breed rescue lists and Face Book  where people share information about different shelters/pounds, etc., and dogs that are awaiting adoption or rescue. In addition,
    Petfinder.com and our website lists our email addresses and phone numbers and we get many calls that way. Our national Chinese Shar-Pei of America rescue organization also sends us inquiries or information on dogs in our area.
  • What kind of veterinary care do the dogs receive?
    All dogs are given a complete physical exam. They are heartworm tested, updated on vaccines, given dental exams and cleanings, and spayed or neutered. Any health issues that are apparent during vet exam is taken care of before the dog is put up for adoption.
  • How do you know if the dogs are good with kids, other dogs, cats, etc?
    Although most of our Shar-Pei come without histories, we do our best to test all the dogs before placement. They are placed into foster care before adoption, in a family setting. This way, we can see how they do with all family members, friends, neighbors, and other animals. It is, however, very important to properly introduce newly adopted dogs to other pets slowly and to never allow animals to be without supervision when no one is at home.
  • Do you have purebred puppies?
    Occassionally we do have purebred puppies, but because they are so quickly adopted, most people do not dump them in pounds and shelters – that comes later when they’re a year or two old and have outgrown that puppy cuteness. We work mostly with death row dogs in desperate need of help, and that sometimes includes shar pei mix puppies.
  • I don’t see the right dog for me. Do you have a waiting list?
    If you submit an adoption application, and a home visit is successful, we will hold your application until you find a dog you want. We try very hard to place the right dog in the right home. Not all dogs are good with children, or get along well with other animals or do well in a home where both people work all day long. That’s why it’s imperative to have a home visit done. We can then tell you what dogs we have that are best suited for your family.
  • Where can I see the dogs in person?
    Our dogs are located in Ohio, Michigan,Illinois and Wisconsin in private homes. We encourage anyone who is interested in a particular dog to submit an application so they may make arrangements with the foster family to meet the dog in person if possible.
  • What areas do you cover?
    Ohio, Michigan,Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • What’s a “peibrador”?
    It’s a cute name for the very common shar pei/labrador mix.
  • How big are shar pei?
    According to the breed standard, shar pei are usually 18 to 20 inches high at the withers and weigh 45 to 60 pounds. However, purebred shar pei can be much smaller than that – we frequently rescue 35 pound shar pei – and mixes can be as big as whatever breed the shar pei is mixed with.
  • Are the shar pei housebroken?
    Most are by the time they leave foster care – after all, they’ve been living in our homes and that’s the first concern we have, too! Luckily, shar pei are naturally clean and usually easily housebroken. But keep in mind that all dogs are prone to accidents in stressful situations, including the move to a new home. Don’t be surprised if there is a short adjustment period.
  • What if I adopt a shar pei and it doesn’t work out?
    We hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, we are happy to take the shar pei back, and we will find another home for him or her. In fact our contract requires that you return the shar pei to Shar Pei Savers.
  • I still have questions. How can I contact you?
    Click here for our contact infomation. Remember, we are a totally volunteer organization. As such, most of us hold down full-time jobs, have families, fosters, our own animals, do shelter pulls, home visits, transports, and have other obligations. We try to get back to inquiries as soon as possible, but please, be patient with us if it’s not immediate. Thank you.

Comments are closed.

22nd Jul 2015
Duke

Duke – Available

       Duke is supposed to be two years old, but he seems much younger! He is super playful and affectionate. He “boxes” me a lot when I am sitting...

23rd Jun 2015
10517499_10204713586703982_1444783204982067296_n

Porky – Courtesy Posting

He is located in Mansfield, OH and needs a new home. His owners are moving and a kind person took him in so he wouldn't go to the pound, but...

14th May 2015
Bruce

Bruce-In Foster Home

                  

12th Mar 2015
10309197_1623277951282523_7170738377868425084_n

Rusty -Adoption Pending

I am a calm, mannerly male.   I love riding in the car, playing with my squeaky toys and I am friendly with everyone.  I just don’t like being petted on...

03rd Jan 2015
Jin Jin (37)

Jin Jin-Available

       Jin Jin is looking for her forever home; she is blind and would do best as an only dog. Very sweet and great with people, probably not young...

26th Oct 2014
11377072_10206706259962417_838798234112595591_n

Zena-Adopted

       My name is “Zena the Princess Warrior” on my AKC registration papers. I am a beautiful girl, I love people, and I weigh about 43 lbs. I...

24th Jul 2014
IMG_4967

Sasha-Hospice

           Sasha has a tumor that will eventually take her life. She is also deaf and with limited vision. In a foster home, where she is loved and...

22nd Jul 2014
Lady (4)

Lady-Available

       Here is Lady at Petco last weekend with a small child.  She loves everyone, especially kids! Lady is a sevenish year old Shar Pei mix. The first part of her...

Pages:12»