Shar-Pei Rescue Online Application

Adoption Policies

Shar-Pei Rescue of Virginia uses the following guidelines and policies when processing applications.  We thank you in advance for your understanding of our requirements.

  • We adopt to homes in the United States east of the Mississippi.  If you are not located in this area, please inquire before submitting an application.  We limit our adoption area because we must travel to the applicant‘s residence for a home visit and arrange for transportation of the dog to the applicant‘s home.  We do not ship our dogs.
  • We require that all animals in the home be spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and on heartworm preventative.  We will contact your veterinarian to verify this information.  Many veterinarians require permission to release information, so please let them know that we will be contacting them and provide the appropriate permission.

For additional details about our adoption process, please visit our FAQ page.


Application and Adoption Fees

Adopters, a non-refundable $10.00 application processing fee must be submitted with your application.  This fee offsets application processing and costs associated with a Criminal History Check.  Payment can be made via Paypal or check.  Instructions will be provided on the application submission confirmation page.  Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of any dog on our website because we often have several applications being processed.  If you are interested in only one specific dog, please inquire about the availability of the dog before applying.

There is an adoption fee of $275 for dogs under 7 years of age and $175 for dogs 7 and up.   All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped before leaving rescue.  Adopters will also be given an “adoption kit”.  Entropion surgery is also done upon vet recommendation.  Before the average rescue dog enters its adoptive home, an average of $300 - $500 may have been spent for medical treatments & foster care.   We care for each Pei as if it were our own pet.

* indicates required entry

Adoption/Foster Application
Adoption Foster
Yes No
Applicant Information
  Yes No
Co-Applicant Information
  Yes No
Section 1
Companion Train for Competition Guard Dog Gift To Breed Personal Protection For Your Children
Rent Own
Single Family Home Townhouse Condo Apartment Duplex Mobile Home Live with parents
Yes No
Yes No

(Proof of ownership, or lease with pet clause will be required)

Yes No
No Full-Time Part-Time More than one job
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Move Birth of Child Divorce Expense None
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Section 2
Please list all pets you own or have owned in the last five years:*
Name Breed Sex Spayed/Neutered Age Where is it now?
Yes No
If yes, please fill in the name, address and phone #* (required if you have a vet)
Yes No N/A (no current pets)
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Section 3 - Foster Homes Only, Adopters Proceed to Section 4
Sick Injured Healthy Nursing Mother & Pups Behavior/Temperment Problems
1 2 3 4 5 As many as necessary
Yes No
10-day quarantine 2-4 months 6 months - 1 year until adopted
Yes No
Section 4
Yes No

(Under Virginia Code Section 3.1-796.96 et seq., we are required to verify this information)

By clicking the Submit button below, applicant acknowledges the following:

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT.  I AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONSIDERATIONS SET FORTH IN THE APPLICATION COVER LETTER.  I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY MISREPRESENTATIONS OF FACT MAY RESULT IN THE REMOVAL OF ADOPTED/FOSTERED DOG FROM MY HOME BY SHAR-PEI RESCUE OF VA.

Payment Type
Paypal Check Foster (no application fee)

Shar-Pei Rescue of VA, Inc.
PO Box 968, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 • info@sharpeirescueofva.org • 609-494-0020

Preferred method of contact is email
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