Sunday, August 20, 2017


 Mattie and Benjamin have been here for 2-3 months-- They have made themselves right at home.
 But, today, they go to their new home.   They may be a little confused at first, but they are going to LOVE having so much attention!  They will go on walks, have new beds, meet new friends, and be the only two dogs there!
I will miss these two sweet ones, but I know they are going to the best home ever!!  Rita will give them so much love.   Happy Sunday from Mattie and Benjamin!

Saturday, August 19, 2017


(This was written before Bella's surgery-- more on her recovery later.)
Bella and Simon were turned in by their owner.  
We did all the tests we do on new rescues-- like bloodwork, heartworm check and urinalysis.  We do urinalysis because bladder infections (and sometimes stones) are in the top 20 health issues with Pekes, and many Pekes have them.   Simon had one, so he's on antibiotics and wearing a belly band.
Bella is a tiny thing and so loving.    She came into rescue with a very bad, enlarged eye. It has to feel bad, and our Virginia Beach vet, Acredale Animal Hospital, fit her in for surgery.
Simon is very attentive to her and I'd really like to keep them together.  They are both six years old and a bonded pair.
Benjamin wondered who the new "kids" were.  Don't worry, sweetie, I love you, too.   (He goes to his new home tomorrow, but will always have part of my heart.)
Simon hasn't jumped on the couch by himself, but once up there, he loves to be on top on the pillows.
Bella had no trouble-- she's so small, but she must have springs in her legs.
She just found a comfortable spot and curled up.
When I get a new foster, we go out-- a lot!  I want them to get used to the yard, and going outside to go to the bathroom.  When they arrive, even if they are housetrained, it can be confusing.
Bella takes so little space in a lap-- she loves to curl up for a tummy rub and hugging.
She lays on the arm of the couch.  She has found a lot of places to rest.
She won't be doing any jumping for a few weeks.  She was spayed yesterday and had her bad eye removed.  She has to rest now.  It was a lot to go through for such a small one.  If you are interested in a sweet pair, let me know. is our web site where our application is.  You can also email us at   (We have a new email address, so send inquiries to that.)   I'll keep you updated on their progress.  

Friday, August 18, 2017


 Bella and Simon came into rescue last Saturday.  They were going to be fostered in Richmond, but when we realized how bad her eye was, I brought her to Virginia Beach.   My vet can do this surgery, saving us money.
Bella is a tiny one, at only 9 pounds.  I can't remember the last time I had such a small one.  Even Madeline Grace was a little bigger (and a lot mightier! haha).   
They traveled with volunteers until they could get to me.   I'm so thankful for those who will help get the dogs to safety.   (They now have harnesses-and new collars and leashes-- because it's not good to walk a Peke without one.)
Bella was so relaxed on the trip.
They curled up together.
I stopped at my daughter's house so she could meet them.  (Yes, I brought Simon, too-- I could not separate them.)
He's so cute, about 13 pounds.
You can see that Bella's eye is very damaged.   She is having it removed today.
They are both eating well and very affectionate.
Bella and Simon met Granger-Danger.
And Gigi.
We all went for a walk and they were both great with my granddogs.
You can see how tiny Bella is! (If you click on the picture, you can see how bad Simon's skin is.)
They were so good on the leash-- and I feel even better now that the harnesses protect their necks from damage.
Off we go!
Pi, "the best dog ever" met them, too.
Both dogs have skin issues, but Simon's is much worse.  He is missing a lot of hair.
I think he probably had flea issues and lost his hair.  He's had a shot for itching (Cytopoint) and special baths and is doing SO much better!!
Welcome to rescue, Simon and Bella!

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Peaches was in a Maryland shelter.  Her owner died and a family member took her briefly, and decided not to keep her.   She took her to the shelter and said she was 13 years old, giving a brief amount of paperwork.
That's all I needed.   I looked it over-- like a Peke detective-- and found out a place she had been groomed.
When I explained that we had her in rescue, they gave me more information, and her vet.
So, I called the vet.  We had been told she was 13, but I found out she was born in 2010-- so she's only 7!!  She weighs about 12 pounds.
She was happy to be out of the shelter and on her way to a new life.
She is sniffing around her new place.
Hello sweet one!
She is being fostered in Richmond, has had her spay and dental (yesterday) and will be ready for adoption soon.
We are all excited that she will have a new life!  She is, too!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


 This is obviously not a Peke, but my daughter helped to save her life.  She was rescued out of a shelter hours before her time to be euthanized.  
 She found a foster home for the rescue group she was with, and I wanted to share her pictures.
Lulu is probably not even a year old, extremely sweet and doing great on house training.   She loves kids and being with people.  She is great with other dogs, too.   She is a Sheltie-Collie mix (from looking at her), and would love her own home.  If you are interested in finding out more information on her, please email me at and I will forward your email on to the rescue.  


Bradley came into rescue last summer with his brother, Bentley.
His sister is Mulan-- she is a beauty!!
Bradley was such a sweet boy in rescue-- except for the time he got in the trash can and ate chocolate.  Oh my.  That was not a good idea. :-)
Look at that adorable face!
He was adopted to a great couple and now Bradley travels in style in a large motor home.
I was able to see him last week when they were camping near me.   Their camper is LARGE and my style of camping!   No tents for me!
Mulan was adopted to be his buddy-- she was in a friend's Dachshund rescue.  She obviously wasn't a Doxie.
Bradley lives a life of love and comfy beds now.
Paula and James were his foster parents and they went to visit him while he was near us.
Paula loved this little one so much!  He was really hard to give up.  
Bradley and Mulan are friends most of the time-- Mulan has her grumpy moments, but she is a Peke, so we expect that.  She's a little one at about 11 pounds, but the small ones can be the bossies.
I'm so glad we got to see you Bradley-- with your ever present ball!   I know you love your new family!