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.
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