Pet License: How to License your Pekingese


Pet License: How to License your Pekingese

Being a pet parent requires lots of responsibility and one that is often overlooked is giving your dog a pet license. Not registering your pet with the government can actually hinder your chance of getting him back in case he will be picked up by the city pound, not to mention the trouble you’ll be in.

If the mentioned reason is not good enough for you then I can give you more reasons to ponder about:

  1. The law. Yes, it is the law and it is mandatory for you to get a license for your pet. And if you are caught without one, which actually happens, then the fine is quite high. Dogs must have their license renewed on annually and they must be wearing it at all times.
  2. Bigger chance of getting him back. If in case your pet goes missing, then his license can actually increase your chances of getting him back. A license tag aids the shelter and animal control personnel to quickly identify your pet and will contact you immediately. If your pet is seen wandering off the streets, the rescue organizations can immediately look up on his license number. Dogs that have a license will be kept at the shelter more longer compared to the unlicensed ones who are the first candidates to be euthanize if remained unclaimed.
  3. Less cost. And I mean, the cost is so cheap compared to the fines you will be facing when you are caught without one. Also know that some cities consider an unlicensed dog to be a class 4 misdemeanor.
  4. Up-to-date vaccinations. If a dog has its license, it ensures that his vaccines are all updated. A good samaritan and other city personnel would more likely want to take care of your missing pup since they are assured that he is free from any illnesses.

Where to get a license?

Just go to the nearest county or city licensing department. Most big cities now a days offer an option of applying via email. And an existing license can easily be renewed online using your debit or credit card.

What are the requirements?

  • Certificates and records showing that his vaccines and rabies shots are all updated.
  • He must be at least 4 months old.
  • If you registered your pup in one city and moved to another, try inquiring at the licensing department for details. You may have to apply for a new one.

Pet License

How to Apply for a License

  • Go to your vet and give your pet a rabies shot. Your vet will tell you when is the right time to get this shot for your pet.
  • Contact the local animal control people and inquire about the licensing process.
  • Keep all of his vaccination records and show it to the local humane society or animal control agency.
  • Ready to pay the fees. The fees are discounted if you have a neutered and spayed pets or if you are a senior citizen.
  • Put the license tag on your pet’s collar and put the dog license with his other records in a safe and secure place.
  • Renew annually. The animal control personnel would notify you when is the time for your pet’s license renewal.

All pets are required to be licensed. Getting a pet license helps the recovery or a stray or lost pet and would also protect the general public from rabies since his vaccines are all up to date. Do not ever overlook this responsibility since this is for the best for both parties involved (pet and master.)

Does your pekingese have a license? If so, wonderful for you. Otherwise, you should better get ready to get one for him. Share with us your other concerns below. Don’t forget to share this post to your friends who also own pets.




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Living with Blind Dogs: Know for the Sake of your Pekingese

If you have owned a pet that is blind or low-visioned, then chances are you already know how it is living with blind dogs. However, for the benefit for those who are still new to it and would be willing to learn as much as they can about blind dogs, then this post is for you.

If you have a pet dog or have been with dogs all their lives, then you must know by now that like us, they have various personas. And that each dog would react to stress, trials or hardships differently as well. Generally, young dogs that go blind make an easier and faster adjustment to blindness especially if he is not the pack leader. On the other hand, frail, old, dominant dogs may undergo difficulty. Experts say that adjustment period may occur between 3-6 months, but there are cases that take longer.

Dogs react differently to blindness. Others go through depression while others have aggressive behavior changes. And there are others won’t change a bit and their owners can’t even tell that they are already blind. Dogs may use different behaviors in order to cope up with their vision loss. They may use more than one behavior at one time or sometimes even switch back and forth between behaviors. Though most of the time they show aggression, depression, dependence and fear.

Living with Blind Dogs: Know for the Sake of your Pekingese

Living with Blind Dogs

How to Deal with It

  • Get a small bell. Attach a bell to your pant leg or shoe and get everyone in the house to do it — include other pets if any. The sound of the bell would let him know that someone is near.
  • Stair gate. If your have several stories in your house then put a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs. Any blind or low-visioned dog isn’t allowed to go up the stairs unsupervised; the falling hazard is just so great.
  • Use Aromatic oils. Wipe a tiny amount of any aromatherapy oil on any vertical surface (e.g. furniture  door frames), both outside and inside. This will help your dog avoid collision.
  • Stay put. Keep his water and food bowl, as well as your furniture in the same place. A blind dog can quickly learn about his environment as long as you won’t move things around often that would end up confusing him.
  • Take a hike. Let him go for a walk and it is ideal to use a retractable leash since it would let him do some running while not being endangered at the same time.

Living with blind dogs is not a problem really, as long as you are willing to adjust. Dogs go blind due to old age, injury, illness, or that they are born with it. A blind dog can function as well as any normal pet can. Do not underestimate or misjudge a blind pet, they can be a real treasure.

Have you ever experienced living with a blind pet? How was it? Please do tell us your story on the space provided below.



Bringing home a new puppy: How to Bond with your New Pekingese

Bringing home a new puppy is one of the simple pleasures of life. Pre-puppy preparations and a well-planned first few hours can give your new pekingese a head start and would eventually create your dream perfect dog family come into reality.

Before that big day, the family has to gather together and discuss things that are related to the upcoming additional member of the pack. Deciding on what specific breed, age, color, etc… would be advisable so that no misunderstanding would brew up. Also, include in the discussions on who would be responsible in handling the pup’s papers, taking him to the backyard, feeding him, vet schedules, deworming, etc…

Next is that you should create a shopping list for the pup’s supplies: chew toys, water bowls, bedding  collar, leash, grooming supplies, ID tag, gate, crate, etc… Doing the shopping beforehand would save you a lot of time and would relieve you from the pressure when the puppy is actually there already.

Do not forget to puppy-proof the place where you would want him to stay most of his waking hours. That would mean that you have to tape electrical wiring;  storing household chemicals in places where he doesn’t have access to; removing rugs, breakables and plants in that area; installing baby gates; setting up his nap corner and crate.

And when the time for you to pick him up arrives, do not forget to ask what his food was and when. Imitate his diet schedule for the first few days in order to prevent any gastric distress. And if you want to change his diet, do it gradually so that his system won’t react to the sudden change of food.

Bringing home a new puppy: How to Bond with your New Pekingese

Bringing Home a New Puppy

How to Bond with Him

  • Talk to him. It won’t matter if he understood you or not. For sure, he would be able to pick up the message by the tone of your voice. By talking to him he will be able to learn new words from you and would be able to understand your commands more.
  • Eye to eye contact. In general, dogs would avoid making eye contact on other animals that they are afraid of. Thus, if you allow him to make eye contact with you, you are allowing him to build a special bond with you. Gently look into his eyes while cuddling him once in a while to eliminate his fear on you.
  • Pet him. This is something that everyone in the house could do however each time your pet him is a part of your bonding process. Your dog would greatly appreciate it when you give her time and affection.
  • Grooming time. There are grooming tasks that may seem unpleasant such as pulling out a tick or two, nail clipping or bath time. However there are also grooming activities that would promote more bonding for the two of you like hair brushing. Take advantage of this one.
  • Feeding time. This may be a simple and habitual act to most pet parents but you can actually bond with your pet through food. If you do it right, then your pet would always look up to you knowing that the food would come from you and would regard you as his sole provider.
  • Exercise. The most important part of your bonding with your pet would be exercise. Canines would learn how to follow the leader they you two are out walking and your new pup would be able to learn this too. Wake up early each morning and take the time to exercise your puppy by taking a short walk around the neighborhood. This would also help him release his pent up energy thus minimizing his chances of developing separation anxiety.
  • Play time.puppy would generally spend most of his time interacting with the rest of the world through play. And most games are ones that you can play along with him. This is also a wonderful way to bond with your new pup.

Bringing home a new puppy would definitely build up the excitement of everyone at home thus you must remind everyone especially the kids not to overwhelm the puppy yet. Bring him first directly to his toilet space before allowing him to play with the family members.

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Why You Should Consider Rescuing A Pekingese Puppy?

With the massive amount of breeders out there, why should you consider rescuing a Pekingese puppy? There are many reasons to buy a dog, but there are even more to rescue one. Many people out there will get a Pekingese puppy simply because they are cute. They don’t do much research on them, find out how to properly care for them, or the different health issues that they need to watch for. They bring home their new little furry ball of joy and when they don’t like something the dog does, or they find out that it might be more work than they bargained for, they want to get rid of it. While some Pekes find new homes with other families, some end up in shelters or rescues, waiting.

rescuing a Pekingese puppy

rescuing a Pekingese puppy

rescuing a Pekingese puppy

Of course, some people take a new Pekingese puppy home without considering how their other pets might react to it or how other family members might like it. Human allergies, dog dominance and jealousy, and so many more factors can also play a role in wonderful little Pekingese puppies finding themselves in shelters.

If you’re considering getting a new Pekingese puppy, we recommend that you check different rescues and shelters around your area first before you buy one. There are plenty of great Pekingese rescue organizations all around the world that can help you find the perfect Peke for your family. Plus, no matter what you may think, Pekingese dogs that are in shelters are not “bad” or “emotionally damaged” or have other issues that make them not worthy of homes. In fact, many are waiting to have good, loving homes and will fit right in with a new family.

When you consider rescuing a Pekingese puppy or even adult dog, keep in mind that you are saving a life. Dogs don’t understand why they were taken to a shelter and why their family didn’t want them, they simply know that they miss having a family that will love them. The Pekingese breed longs for attention and love, and when they don’t get it, they can become lonely and depressed. Saving a Peke from a shelter can mean that you are saving the life of that dog in more ways than one. Aside from the risk of being put to sleep if there is not room for them, there is the risk of a Peke withdrawing into a “shell” because they are so lonely. It’s hard to look at those little faces and even consider that one of them might be sad.

 While there is nothing wrong with buying a Pekingese puppy from a breeder, there are many more perks to getting one from a rescue or a shelter. So the next time that you are thinking of adding another Peke to your family, consider rescuing a Pekingese puppy from a shelter near you. You gain a furry family member and they gain a forever home that can provide everything they need – including lots of love and attention.

 Know someone that’s looking for a new Pekingese to complete their family? Make sure that you share this article so that they can see rescuing a Peke can be extremely rewarding.


Neglected Dogs – How to Deal with an Abused Pekingese

Unfortunately, there are lots of mistreated and neglected dogs roaming in the streets all over the world. And with a little bit of compassion, care, love and training, a neglected dog can be your loyal companion. And if you have come across one, there are several things that you can do in order to help. I will discuss on that later.

Neglect comes in various forms and there are certain steps that you can take in order to help any abused animal. As mad as you are on the owner involved, control your anger first and try to talk to the owner if he/she happens to be a friend. Otherwise, document the incident (take pictures and videos) as evidence and report it to the Humane Officer.

Neglected Dogs

Neglected Dogs – How to Deal with an Abused Pekingese

Observe and Evaluate

Most of the time what appears to be a case of neglect is only a misinterpretation. But if you do find a true case of neglect (e.g. doesn’t have adequate water, house and food) then he needs your help, fast. Here are things to look for to be able to tell if the animal has truly been neglected.

  • Collar size. If his collar size is too small and the owner didn’t even have the time to increase it as the pet grows then it is a problem because it can cause injury and even death if not corrected.
  • Starvation. Starvation per se is not only caused by lack of food. There are other factors that contributes to it as well, such as: parasites, inappropriate food and untreated illness.
  • Grooming. Not being able to groom any pet is a sign of neglect especially to the long haired breeds as it would cause massive matting which in return would cause them painful sores and misery.
  • Mange. Mange is a skin disease that is caused by parasites which lets your pet suffer from terrible itching, hair loss, sores from scratching and biting. This disease is simply treated with medicated baths.

Ring the Authority

If you have seen it for yourself, then call the humane officers immediately. A humane person is anyone who is assigned in your community who handles and investigates animal cruelty.

After you have contacted them, they would then drop by the concerned person’s house to determine what you have reported is true. When confronted by the authorities, most of the time the irresponsible owners would give up ownership of their pets rather than being bothered by the authorities on how to properly care for them.

Preventing It

  • Ask for your local humane officer to schedule an awareness talk to in churches, schools, day care centers and even at the park.
  • Help the advocates spread the word by distributing pamphlets about pet care, animal welfare issues, and basic behavior solutions.
  • Support your local state’s animal anti-cruelty groups.
  • Initiate to share the animal stories that you encounter in your neighborhood in the local tv station or newspaper. Give your point of view and that you are pro in giving strong penalties towards the abusers.
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter in taking care of the neglected pets that are in custody.

Caring for a Neglected Dog

  • Approach the animal with care and caution. Be visible to him at all times and use food to gain his trust.
  • Once you have gained his trust, try to pet him a little befre you attempt to get him inside your car or crate. Remain calm and use a reassuring voice because if you panic, then he may attack you.
  • Call the local animal shelter. Seek for assistance and transport the animal to the vet’s office or any rescue center. Prepare funds since you would assume all the costs since it is you who brought him there.
  • Ask the vet to do a thorough checkup. From vaccinations down to parasites.
  • If you are willing to further help the dog, you can bring him home. Let him stay in a safe place where he could stay in your place. Otherwise, bring him to the shelter so that he would be rehabilitated and be up for adoption.
  • Call in the expert. If you have decided to take him in, then you need the expert’s help in training him. Only use positive reinforcement so that he could bond with you in a positive setting.
  • Allow him to adjust. At first, he may be distant but most neglected dogs would somehow bond with the person who would give them love, food and care.

The main key in order to minimize the case of neglected dogs would be to educate the owners. Most pet owners are not aware of their responsibilities and how important affection towards their pet is or that a puppy needs to change his collar size from time to time. Now, when you see an abused animal, you know what to do. Do not hesitate to help. You can save a life!

Have you encountered a neglected dog recently? How did you intervene? Are you even planning to help him with his situation? Share with us your concerns as your act of kindness can save a life.

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