Pekingese Rescue: Why they are worth it

 


Pekingese Rescue: Why they are worth it

Looking forward to adopt a pekingese huh? Perfect! But there is another better idea, wanna hear it? 2 words: Pekingese rescue. Make a change and rescue an adult pekingese. No dog is too old for your love and affection plus puppies are only puppies for like 4-6 months right? Oh, so you already have your eyes on a cute pekingese puppy for sale at the store eh? Ok, here’s something to ponder on and the reasons on why rescuing an adult pekingese is a better option than buying that puppy.

Think first on what it takes in order to housebreak a puppy. Take note that a puppy demannds constant attention and the key to a successful housebreaking is consistency and preventing “accidents” is the main key. Once your puppy soiled your carpet, it would be then hard for you to train them away from that act. Here’s a thought for you to ponder: a puppy can hold his bladder for one hour for each month of his existence. For example, a 2 month old puppy need to empty his bladder every 2 hours! Before buying that puppy in the store, think of this first: How available am I to walk him out several times each day? Do you have the commitment and patience to wake up and take him to his potty spot same time each day? How long can you train him to walk on a leash?

On the contrary, an adult Pekingese bladder is already fully developed. Shelter pooches are usually housebroken. Your leverage here is the fact that an adult dog can “hold it” for several hours in case you are not around during potty time. In general, it is easier to housetrain adult dogs than puppies. And yes, you can always teach an old dog new tricks!

Sure, I can see your point, pekingese puppies are just too adirable to pass by yet they are machines of destructions. Even the self-acclaimed ‘most behaved’ puppy can and will destroy your shoes, socks, clothes, blinds, cords, remote control, door frames…you name it, they can chew it. And once they reach ‘teething stage’ you better watch for it! Puppies have very sharp teeth and they are more than happy to make use of your feet, hands, nose, ears, or hair as their chew toy! A child and a teething puppy do not make good companions at home! In order to avoid the puppy from hurting himself and to tame his destructive behavior, you should be there to supervise his every move. Do have that time at hand?

The pekingese in the shelters are all ready to go and well trained. Adult pekes have longer attention span compared to the puppes, thus making it easier for you to teach them. Most of the rescue dogs are already trained to be well-bahaved indoors and is also usally great with children. Although all dogs do need playtime and attention, and adult peke’s needs are way less demanding than a puppy’s.

Pekingese Rescue

More than 7 Million Animals are Killed Every Year !

Due to Pet Over-population, Irresponsible Breeding Practices, Greed,
Lack of Education, and the Throw Away Society that We Live in Today.

That’s 135,000 Per Week or 20,000 Pets Euthanized Every 24 hours,
365 days a year.

Save a Life – Adopt an animal. Spay & Neuter. Breed Responsibly.
~ Respect Life. ~

Source: Peke Pals, http://www.pekepals.com/lookingforlove.html

How you can help rescue a Pekingese

  1. Volunteer. Be part of networking groups that caters to the Pekingese in need of rescue. Sing up and join their forums and mailing list so that you can learn how to rescue these dogs. If you are a member of the mailing list, you will be notified when a peke is in need.
  2. Be pro-active. Visit forums and chat rooms that have to do with pekingese recue. There are lots of message boards that will give you tons of details on the dogs that are in need.
  3. Be vigilant. Keep those ears and eyes open for information. Check out your local paper and the online papers as well. Also, visit your local pet stores and animal homes.
  4. Let them know. Notify the people involved that you are interested in helping about pekingese rescue. That when they have a pekingese at hand, they can contact you.
  5. Extend a helping hand. When a pekingese in need turns up, take him to a better environment and disposition. If you can adopt him, then go ahead.
  6. Visit the vet. If you decide to bring home the peke that you saved, be sure to drop by the vet. Make your that it gets the most recent shots and be checked properly before you decide to let it mingle with your family and other dogs at home.
  7. Spread the word. Give the homeless peke a home and tell your friends about it. You can always continue on helping the society in finding other homeless pekingese a new and loving home.
Pekingese rescue need not to be oh-so-complicated. If you truly want to make a difference, you can really do it. Just follow the rules and never break any law in trying to save a pekingese. Saving a dog’s life is truly worth it as they are the only creatures on this planet that can love you more than themselves. Go and make that change today.
I hope this post has been enlightening to you. Leave your inquiries or comments behind, if you may.

 

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Everyone Deserves To Love And Be Loved : Adopt A Pekingese

Everyone Deserves To Love And Be Loved : Adopt A Pekingese

Adopt a Pekingese– the country’s solution in helping the Pekingese survive year after year. With the overpopulation in shelters all over the country plus the high rates of euthanization (4.5 million pets a year), adopting a dog (pekingese or not) is one of the best things you can do in order to help resolve this problem. The very first thing you need to ask yourself when deciding whether adopting an adult Pekingese or a Peke pup, would depend on how much time are you willing to spend in housebreaking and training the pup. It takes a great deal of knowledge plus patience to train a Peke pup, it is such a big responsibility not to mention your commitment must be serious. One more thing to consider is if you can afford to have a puppy. Aside from the store price, having a puppy is quite costly, I must say. They need vaccinations, spayed or neutered which are very expensive surgeries. Pekingese dogs are quite stubborn in general especially when it comes to training them. Nevertheless, if you are truly up for the challenge and you think you have the patience, then go locate a shelter and help save a life by adopting a pet.

Too often, people adopt a dog because it is “cute” or “fashionable” rather than based on the merits of its behavior and energy levels. In these situations, the dog may be returned to the dog rescues, shelter, kennel, or breeder, and each return is a black mark on that dog’s record. It suggests that the dog is un-adoptable, and the more often a dog is returned, the more likely it is to eventually be euthanized. Source: Cesars Way, http://www.cesarsway.com by Cesar Milan (Dog Whisperer)

Once you have taken the necessary steps and have deliberated properly about it, try to consider getting a dog, Pekingese or not.  But first, here are some facts that you should know before you adopt a Pekingese.

Facts you must know prior to adopting a Pekingese

  1. Breed Description – Pekes are also known as Foo Dog, Pelchie Dog or Lion Dog since they depict the Chinese guard lions. This toy breed came all the way from China and usually weigh around 7-14 pounds with a height of 6-9 inches.
  2. Coat – Pekes usually have long, straight, and tacky top coat with a soft and thick inner coat.
  3. Activity – A Pekingese is a toy dog that will adapt rather well if you live in an apartment. They need little exercise and they usually get that inide your place already. They don’t enjoy in long walks and also they are not ideal in a hot, humid climate. They prefer to have air conditioned comfort.
  4. Care – Pekes require everyday brushing of their coats so that it is presentable as well as healthy. If you are able to meet this, then you will only be required to go to the groomers once in every 3 months. If you fail and your Peke has become filthy, take them to the groomers at once.
  5. Temperament – They are a loyal breed and by nature protective with its handler. Sometimes they even get possessive and jealous. They can be wonderful watchdogs since they bark immediately at what they perceive as dangerous. They are also known as picky eaters, but that is not an excuse of not giving them an unhealthy diet.
  6. Training – Independent and stubborn. They are not among the easiest to train. They are obedient at their own pace and needs a handler who is patient to train them.

Finally, the Pekingese is a stubborn yet charming creature! Rest assured it will capture your heart when you see one. They are a breed that is innately good-natured and affectionate but independent and fearless.

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