Friday, September 30, 2016


 Is there a Peke meeting at our house??  (Amelia is now a member of the pirate club-- just one eye now.  But, she's still the cutest thing!)
 Amelia heard, too.   We do a lot of our meetings at Fiona's in Richmond.   We love to go to her home-- It a wonderful place to just relax there, have fun, eat, sip coffee or tea and discuss how we can keep our rescue group vibrant.  
 Our next meeting is October 15 at noon.   We hope to be "on target" and discuss a lot, including fundraising.   Jeanne has been our main fundraiser for some time.   As most of you know, Jeanne has been diagnosed with cancer and is having chemo and radiation.   Right now, she needs to concentrate on getting healthy.   (But,  I really hope she can come to the meeting for a little bit so we can give her a hug!)
 I hear there will be chili and hot dogs, sweet things and soft drinks, tea and coffee.  If you want to bring something, just let us know so we don't have duplicates.  
 I know Amelia and Magnolia hope something is there for them to eat, too.  
Our "Peke-Tober-Fest" will be fun!   If you are a member of our club, you should have received your email on it.   If you are not a member, and live in our area (Richmond, VA), email me at for more information.  
For those who are not club members, this letter just went out.
"We have had a busy year with rescue.   We have 23 fosters right now.  Some are on medical hold due to age or medical issues, but most are available for adoption.  We have various ages and even have a beautiful, sweet mom/daughter pair (Sadie and Evie). 
As many of you know, Jeanne is our main worker/volunteer.  She has done extensive transport, vetting, fundraising and many short and long term fostering.   Jeanne was recently diagnosed with cancer.   She is having chemotherapy and radiation and determined to fight this.   Right now, we are rallying around her to help all we can.   We are trying to find new ways to raise money to continue to take care of the ones we have in our care.  
Ida Dailey, has adopted from us  and fostered for us, and she has come up with some fundraisers.   One is with Yankee Candle.    Here is what Ida wrote to promote this fundraise:
"Our Yankee Candle fundraiser campaign for Potomac Valley Pekingese Rescue has begun! It is the beginning of Fall and we are heading into the holiday season! What is better than lighting a wonderful scented candle or decorating with beautiful autumn/holiday decorations? There are many delightful items for sale in the Fall/Holiday catalog! The best part is that 40% of all sales will go directly to the Rescue so we can continue the hard work of saving lives and providing new beginnings.
The web site is located at, enter group number 990103300 under start shopping and click enter! Shop away and shop often! The campaign ends Dec 31, 2016! All orders will be mailed directly to your home. If you spend more than $100, shipping is free! If you have any further questions please email me at! Please share on your Facebook and ask all your friends & family to participate!
Ida Dailey for Potomac Valley Pekingese Rescue"
Our October meeting is coming up on October 15 at Fiona Ross' house in Richmond.   An email was just sent out about that meeting, but you can download the information again if don't have it.  We hope to have a good turn-out and we plan to have fun, too!   We are always looking for people who have a heart for rescue, and want to volunteer to help. 
If you have any ideas for fundraisers and if you would like to help, please email Ida at   We want to keep saving Pekingese-- there are so many in need.
Linda Maxwell/President
Potomac Valley Pekingese Club 

Thursday, September 29, 2016


 A dear friend of mine does Dachshund rescue.  Like us, they still like to help others if they can.
 Little Mulan-- Mumu-- needed help.   Her mom went into a nursing home and a rescuer from Dachshund rescue took her in.  
 Mumu has some allergies, and needs medication sometimes to help.   This has been a rough year for allergies for dogs and people.   This is not an unusual situation.  (I have two allergy dogs here-- it's not hard to manage.)
 When Mumu came to her foster home, she acted like an old lady-- she had not been exposed to a normal life.  But, she soon became the four year old Peke she was meant to be.   She loves to play with other dogs-- she definitely wants a playmate.
 Playmates are the best!  Mumu loves car rides, sleeping on the bed with you, being brushed and loved on.
Mumu is in S.C., near the Asheville, NC area (about an hour south).   She is not with out rescue, but we want her to find her forever home.  If you are interested in her, email me directly at   I will direct your emails on to Mumu's foster mom.   Please include as much information in your email as possible.  This little girl needs a great home!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


 Daisy came into rescue a year ago last July.  
She was only 9 years old, but had not even been given minimal medical care-- her eyes were in such bad shape (even lubricating drops would have made a huge difference) and her teeth were awful.   
 Having bad "mouth" can lead to heart disease and so many avoid having dentals, which are so necessary.   We did all the medical that Daisy needed, but we couldn't fix some problems-- like heart issues.  
 She was a very sweet girl and we saw a long life in front of her.
 She was fostered by Sherry, along with her sister, Roxy (who was adopted by another person).
 At our picnic last year, one of our Peke friends wanted to adopt a senior and she adopted Daisy.   Daisy had acupuncture to help her mobility and meds to help her heart.
 Debbie, sitting with Daisy, and little Ming on the ground, had to say good-bye to Daisy yesterday.   Daisy had begun to have a massive number of seizures.   Medication was begun, but it had no effect.   The diagnosis was a brain tumor.    At only ten years old, Daisy has gone on to be with the others who have been loved and are now at the Rainbow Bridge.
Run free now, sweet girl.   Your mom will miss you so much.


 Tina lives with two of my friends in N.C.    Just look at how beautiful she is!
 When I visited her at the shelter, her hair was missing.
 Her skin was a mess and she just looked sore to me.
 But, the sweetness of her spirit drew me to her.  
 After a few months in foster care, her skin felt so much better and her hair began to come back.  
 HMMM, I guess she wasn't a full Peke!
 She loves the "toy bed" best of all!
 Look at how shiny her hair became.  And thick!  Her moms said she has two speeds--zooming or sleeping.
 She has Peke friends in her new home.  And a Doberman!
She even had to have a little facial to trim her hair back.   And the crooked grin.  I love it.   From unwanted, to greatly loved.  She is a sweetheart who has a forever home!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


 Leila belongs to my friend, Charlie.   We met years ago when he applied to adopt two of our "foster" dogs.   They weren't actually with us, but I was facilitating finding them a home.   He adopted them both and gave them an incredible life.    He also adopted a sweet Peke named Tigger, who had lost his eyes due to neglect.   Charlie gave him an incredible life, and Tigger, even with no sight, loved to lead the gang on his walks.   All three have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, but Leila is now 13 and doing fine.
 Charlie came to the picnic last year, and fell in love with our foster, LuluBea.  
 LuluBea had come to us after her dad lost his home and he could no longer take care of her.   She had been loved though and her only real problem was she'd had a few too many treats. :-)
 Leila welcomed LuluBea to her home.   They became buddies.
 Leila shared the winter with her and showed her what real snow was all about!  Nothing like our Virginia winters.
Charlie just sent me this sweet picture of them both-- still good friends and sitting close together.   I love happy adoption stories.  They make me smile and I'm so glad that rescue helped to bring them together.

Monday, September 26, 2016


 Bentley was at my vet's open house at their Great Bridge office.
 It's a small office that my vet has added as a satellite location.   It has been a veterinary office for many years and now it is one we can go to, connected to all that the  main office offers in vet care (except for some surgeries).  
 Dr. Tonka is the office cat and he is ready for patients!
 There was a bakery table-- just for dogs.   Blind Dog Bakery makes treats for dogs.  If you want more information, you can email Kerri Killion at  
 There were big and small dogs there-- this Bassett just made me laugh every time he barked.  WOOF!
 There was a kissing booth there!
 Floyd went.  I carried him or let him be in his stroller.   He had a seizure that morning so I didn't want him stressed.  
 Bentley, Bradley and PVPC alumni Lu were there.  
 Do you have anything?   I know there are treats somewhere.
 AWE-- James brought treats from the Blind Dog Bakery and shared them with all the Pekes.

We had a lot of fun!
Rescue friends Rainbow Rescue were there.   
 Lu was having a great time!.   That's Dr. Meador and Beach Bit in the background.   He had so much fun!!
 Bradley, there's a water bowl there.  
 And inside, there was food!  Sandwiches, snacks, cookies, and drinks.  
 Here's the waiting room.
 Bettina is one of our FAVORITE techs!!  My Starlight adores her!   Floyd likes her, too.
 The xray machine was in use!
 The kennel had visitors-- stuffed ones!
 And the operating room had a patient (Beach Bit loved this!).  (A stuffed animal with the game "Operation" on top.)
 If you want to friend our satellite branch, you can.   (I call it "mine" because I've been using Acredale Vets for a very long time.)
Bentley loved it, too.   We had a wonderful time there!