Tuesday, July 31, 2012


These two beauties are coming in. Their owners divorced and no one wanted them. Another fall-out -- it's so sad. We'll find out their names and more information. If you would like to help us, please email potomacpekes@gmail.com


Genie "Pixie Dust" is a little ten pounder that we just got. She was vetted in Roanoke and just came to my house. She is a tiny little thing and not a bit aggressive. She is with other dogs and gets along great.She loves to go outside and wander in the yard with me. She does well in the house, but still needs a bit of housetraining. I think she is a quick study."Is there something over there I can check out?" I'm sure there is. Pixie is at my feet as I write this blog. She follows me everywhere and would love to sleep on the bed-- but she's fine in her playpen where she can see me (too many on the bed). If you would be interested in this little 2 year old, let us know!

Monday, July 30, 2012

LELE AND CHIP. foster homes needed

We received an email from a shelter near me. These two Pekes are in need of rescue. They have been in the shelter two months and need help. Above is Lele, a ten year old female Pekingese. Lele's family moved out of the country and did not find her a home first. She was nervous about being in a new situation, but warmed up with gentle attention. She would do fine with other dogs and loves to be cuddled. She can do limited stairs, and would do best without small children-- not because she's mean, but because she would prefer a quiet home
This is Chip-- his family turned him in because the younger children were being too rough with him. (Don't get me started.) He loves attention and having his belly rubbed and being held like a baby. He love to sit on the couch with you and just veg. He is unable to participate in a lengthy exercise because of a heart problem, but he'd rather just hang out anyway.
If you could give either of these a foster home, please let me know. I cannot take them to my home (or Jeanne's home) because we are just too full. But, these two need a chance and a place to be. You can email potomacpekes@gmail.com.


You hear about my Pekes some. Usually, it is Starlight. But, today, I want you to meet my Scooterbug-- he's my therapy dog for all the new ones who come. He lets them know they are safe and will be loved here. I've had Scooter his whole life. I met him when he was only 3 weeks old. We called him Big Boy because he was an ounce bigger than his sisters (four of them!) when he was born (he was 4 ounces). He was a big eater and would push them out of the way. Eating is still his passion.Scooter has a big tongue!He helps me clean the dishes with ease.He is silly, too. He lets us do anything to him.He tried to fit on the shelf of the coffee table-- it was a tight fit. You see, Scooter is not a small Pekes. He ranges from 18 to 19 pounds. He's not the brightest Peke in the world. But, he is one of the sweetest. He still "has accidents" so sometimes wears a belly band. It took over a year to train him, but he never got the whole housetraining thing. Or maybe I just failed at teaching him. He has been a great foster brother--this was about 6 years ago. He was with Stitch, a foster who now lives in Maryland. He was with Annie here-- sharing secrets.Scooter (with Legend/Lootie) is eleven years old now. He is on seizure meds (since he was 2 years old) and thyroid meds. He gets Dasuquin for his back and sometimes needs help getting upstairs at night. But, he's a great dog.We went on a trip last week and there was a huge thunderstorm. Our housesitter could not find him anywhere. She finally found him upstairs, in the bathtub behind the curtain. He was finding the safest place he could get into. Poor Scooter! He recovered quickly and was fine. I love my Scooterbug!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


This white Peke needs our help. She is in a shelter, in heat, exposed to kennel cough and scared. We are working on getting her. She is 18 pounds, so not small, but I'm sure she'll be happy when she gets into a foster home. We haven't named her yet-- do you have any suggestions? ;-)


Look at this sweet face. This is "Cowboy Opie!" I just picked him up-- and Pixie Dust-- in Roanoke where they were staying until we could get them. Cowboy is one of our special boys. He has a heart murmur, and is a little wobbly, but he is so sweet and just wants to be loved. I went to the vet clinic (Dr. Lucinda Hodges and her husband Roger) to pick up two Pekes. I got to meet Fiona!! Fiona has been staying with them as one of our foster dogs. She gets to go to the clinic every day and be the mascot. She had a severe head tilt when she came into rescue, but is doing better now. Here is Autumn. We took her in as a heartworm positive dog. She is undergoing her treatment and will be available for adoption when she is done. She is a 1-2 year old and beautiful. She is very affectionate.Cassidy, the Hodges' dog, also gets to go to work every day. I'm sure he helps a lot-- you can see it, right?And here is Gilbert. He came into rescue last year with his brother, Sullivan. Sullivan died early this year of heart problems, but Gilbert still has a lot of friends at the clinic. His mom is the other vet at the clinic and she adores this little boy. I can see why-- I fell in love with him, too! He loves tummy rubs-- can you tell.Here is Autumn again. She wanted another picture taken.Then, we went outside for a walk-- 8 Pekingese and four people. Fiona, Desi and Autumn were checking out good spots.Alastor (another foster with a severe heart murmur, but so sweet!) and Gilbert are walking together.Oh, what a face Gilbert has-- don't you want to kiss him!Fiona is modeling her outfit. She dresses up every day for work.And here is Cowboy Opie again. He's at my house now--Cassidy dresses up for work, too. Love his tie.Of course, I met Diva Desi-- she had a pageant dress on. She's walking with Alastor.Her mom straightens her ruffles. She has a lot of outfits. Roger had to put up two hanging bars just for her.Pixie Dust is ready to hit the road.She was coming to my house for fostering. She's only ten pounds-- her name is perfect for her. We also called her Genie, after the wonderful woman who rescued her, but the name Pixie stuck. In the car, she tried to find a good spot to sit.We drove by mountains and fields.....Dark skies and lots of highway...She found a good spot on the seat, but then...Climbed into Beach Bit's car seat and fell asleep. She and Cowboy were so good on the ride. And they are both super sweet dogs!! If you are interested in one of them, let us know. Potomacpekes@gmail.com

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Here is sweet Jelly. I did a blog on him recently.Jelly is busy being a foster brother to Charlie-Bear (above) and Wheatly (yesterday's blog).Jelly was a foster himself, so he knows how much these new ones want to fit it.I'm sure his quiet dismeanor will help them. He'll let them know they are safe there.He is trying to play with them a little bit-- a new thing for Jelly who was terrified when he came to rescue. He had a rough life, but now his mom is his very favorite person. I love knowing he will be loved the rest of his life. Now to find that loving home for the rest. I know Jelly is doing what he can to help!! Go, Jelly!

Friday, July 27, 2012


This is Wheatly. He had another name-- but we gave him a new one for a new start at life. His brother, Bobby Socks, was turned in to the same shelter last November. We think they are brothers-- but we're just guessing. The same owner turned them both in. Why have a dog if you just are going to turn it into a shelter? (They "didn't have time.")Wheatly is only a year old. (Ignore the date on the photo-- the camera was "off.")He is with Marilyn and foster, Charlie-Bear. And Jelly and Cheech, Marilyn's two dogs. He is a little timid, but will fit in quickly.Oh, look at those teeth. :-)He will be ready for a new home soon!! He's young, so he should go quickly.