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Peke A Tzu Rescue

Peke A Tzu Rescue
Sanctuary for Seniors & Special Needs


Peke A Tzu Rescue is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu Rescue and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also active in Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue, Yorkie Rescue and Mixed Small Breed Rescue. Our primary location is in Trufant, Michigan but we do have foster homes in Indiana and Florida. The rescue is comprised of volunteers donating their time and love. We do not receive any money from city, county, state or federal governments. The volunteers are not paid except with pupster kisses and adoration. Many of the gift shop items are donated by volunteers so that the rescue receives 100% of the sales proceeds. Also a volunteer has designed and maintains our website so that we do not have website fees with the exception of server costs. We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, animal control facilities and private owners. All are fostered in our homes until they find their Forever Home. All vetting needs are addressed upon arrival with the appropriate follow up vet visits. We also provide a Pre Adoption Physical which is done within a 7 day period prior to adoption. This physical includes a wellness exam and fecal. A copy of the Pre Adoption Physical with our veterinarian's signature will be supplied to the adopter. We will keep an update of total vetting costs at Foster Vetting Costs. We do adopt out of state, but request that the Adopter fly in or drive in to get the baby. Additional information on adoption can be found at Adoption Guidelines.

CURRENT FUND RAISERS AND PROJECTS
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  • Goodsearch Earns $$ for the Pupsters

  • PATR Pupster Online Auction

  • 2011 PATR Calendar

  • Pupster of the Month

  • Gift Shop

  • Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser

  • Candle Ceremony

  • IN MEMORY
    In March of 1967 our family went through one of the greatest losses of our lives. Our Mother passed away at the young age of 50. As we struggled with the loss a small spiral notebook was discovered containing many poems that our Mother had written in her last days on this earth. We would like to share one of these poems with all of you and hope that by sharing some of her inner most thoughts it will soothe your souls as it has ours for many years.

    TRUE CHRISTMAS

    A child one Christmas evening climbed on her Mother's knee,
    and eyes alight with wonder asked, looking at the tree,

    Do you think Dear Jesus had a Christmas tree,
    or got presents from Santa Claus when he was young like me?

    No Dear, there was no Christmas, no tree, no Santa Claus,
    'twas he who brought this all about, and oh, at what a cost.

    You're but a babe yourself dear, but this I must relate,
    'tis not presents, tree or Santa, that makes Christmas Eve so great.

    My Dear always remember, through Jesus Christ alone,
    God gave the greatest present the world has ever known.

    Long years ago the prophets foretold this great ones birth,
    and with the birth of Jesus the word was brought to earth.

    So on this Christmas Eve Dear, please pray to God with me,
    the Christ Spirit renowned the world around and keep our nation free.

    By Marie Catherine Huested

    PLEASE USE GOODSEARCH
    For Your Internet Searching Needs.
    Peke A Tzu Rescue will earn one penny for each search.
    Just input Peke A Tzu Rescue as your favorite charity by using the link below.

    GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!


    Peke A Tzu Rescue Also Partners With Goodshop

    Shop online through Goodshop at your favorite online stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Walmart, PetsMart, Target, Macy's, Nordstrom & many more by using the link below.



    Please list Peke A Tzu Rescue as your charity and up to 30% of your total purchase will be donated to our rescue.


    PATR
    PUPSTER AUCTIONS


    We pupsters thought we would give the on line auctions a bit of competition. We have so many kind people that donate items to us. By offering these items in our own auctions we can eliminate paying auction fees.
    Every penny is needed for us pupsters.
    Please check out our auctions below.
    Just click on the links to place your bid.

    The auctions begin Friday November 26, 2010 8:00PM EST
    and end Friday, December 3, 2010 8:00PM EST.



    Fleece Doggy Blanket


    Flannel Doggy Blanket


    Tignanello Leather Backpack


    Tignanello Leather Backpack

    2011 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar


    We would like to thank everyone who purchased our 2010 calendar and helped the pupsters. We are hoping that our 2011 calendar sales will be as successful as 2010!

    This is our third year for the calendar and we hope to continue our calendar for many years to come. This year many of our adopted babies are featured in the calendar. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the calendar contest. Without your support the production of the calendar would not have been possible.



    Please click on the above photo for more information and to order a 2011 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar.

    Each calendar is $15 including USPS First Class shipping within the US.

    Run your cursor over the pictures below and the PATR Calendar Pupsters will introduce themselves.

    Brodie & Leonardo Noela, Kiana, Maia & Halie Keegan Kori Tulip Baxter, Brent, KC & Katherine Mitzi Pixie & Tootie Hershey & Lola Andy Lana & Shimmer Smiley, Stella, Zorro, Winston, Sammy & Tucker Inside Back Cover Jena, Laya, Jolyn, Prancie, Leonardo & Brodie, Kojac, Angel, Emily, Sebastian, Tinky, Shasta & Pepsi, Hannah, Saxon, Soly Sombra, Sophie, Sugar, Mouse, Lamb Chop & Monkey, Sabrina, Leonardo, Loki, Hope, Perry, Kelsey & Charley, Noela & Maia, Happy, Bambi, Olivia & Mitzi and Precious

    A special thank you to Justin and Shawnna of JGunn Designs for helping us create the Peke A Tzu Rescue 2011 Calendar.

    To preview larger pictures of our 2011 calendar or to view prior calendars please click on the links below.

    2011 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar
    2010 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar
    2009 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar



    PUPSTER OF THE MONTH
    Moxie
    Our Handsome Boy!


    Moxie

    Our Moxie is an 8 yr old, 16 lb tri colored Pekingese boy who is looking for his special home. Though Moxie can be a very difficult boy he would thrive in a home without any other dogs and with a Mom or Dad that is familiar with the Pekingese.
    If you are interested in welcoming Moxie into your heart and home please visit his Available Page

    MoxieMoxie
    Moxie

    Online Gift Shop
    Please check out our online Gift Shop.
    100% of all sales go directly to the food and vet expenses for our precious foster pupsters.

    We have
    911 Belly Bands for Boys
    ready for immediate shipping.
    We also offer
    Custom Tailored Belly Bands for Boys
    Your little boy cannot make up his mind what he would like to wear today? Well, we have the answer for him!
    Reversible Belly Bands for Boys

    Capone Voelker - PATR Patron

    Please check out Peke A Tzu Rescue pupster patrons parading their new wardrobe at
    Peke A Tzu Rescue Pupster Patrons

    Due to many requests from our patrons, our volunteers looked far and wide for a special pet memorial urn for their beloved pet's ashes. We were able to locate a beautiful St. Francis & Angel Pet Urn .



    Parents to the long haired breeds are going to love our
    Pet Water Bottle Stands
    They keep pupster faces dry and drinking water clean.



    You will love our
    Adorable Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers.

    A unigue gift for those that are difficult to buy for.
    FORTY to choose from.

    We also offer
    Sink Strainers and Stoppers
    Key Fobs
    St. Francis Pet Medals
    Magazine Subscriptions
    PATR T Shirts
    and much more within the
    Gift Shop



    Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser
    Authentic designer handbags from Coach, Baby Phat, and Tignanello along with Coach shoes and beautiful gold and diamond jewelry have been generously donated to Peke A Tzu Rescue to raise funds for vetting expenses for our senior and special needs fosters. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Pupsters' Food and Vetting expenses.
    This time of year all of the pupsters have their heartworm tests and are scheduled for dentals if needed. The cost for this care including heartworm preventative exceeds $20,000 annually.
    In addition many critically ill and senior fosters have gone to Rainbow Bridge and were unable to be adopted into a loving family of their own. We are left with huge vet expenses from these precious babies and our financial resources have been depleted.
    With the current economy, some of our previous donors have chosen to discontinue donations.

    All designer items have been authenticated by the donor. All jewelry has been authenticated and appraised by a Graduate Gemologist. A picture of the appraisal is included with each jewelry piece.


    Authentic Baby Phat HandbagAuthentic Coach Striped Handbag
    Authentic Tignanello Handbag
    Authentic Coach Signature Barrett Olive Green Tennis ShoesAuthentic Coach Signature Barrett Blue Tennis Shoes
    Gold & Diamond Buckle BraceletGold & Diamond Nugget Necklace
    Gold & Diamond EarringsGold & Diamond Man's Cluster Ring

    Please visit our Gift Shop to see all of the available jewelry and designer handbags and shoes. Remember that 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Pupsters' Food and Vetting expenses.

    Candle Ceremony


    Our pets fill our lives with so much joy and parting is always so difficult.
    Many visitors to our website have requested a special page to pay tribute to their Bridge Babies.
    Please visit our
    Candle Ceremony
    page to share the memories of others.
    We invite you to light a candle in memory of your beloved pet.
    Please contact us with a short write up in remembrance of your pet and include a picture at least 800 pixels wide. Please email this information to Jan Collins at
    pekeatzurescue@charter.net
    If you would like to donate in memory of your beloved pet please donate via Paypal or send a check to the address below.
    or mail a check to:
    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    PO Box 1
    Trufant, MI 49347

    THE TWELVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR

    On the first month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    A dog that was so full of fear.

    On the second month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the third month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the fourth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the fifth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the sixth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the seventh month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the eighth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the ninth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the tenth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Ten dogs with injured backs,
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the eleventh month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Eleven dogs that were starving to death,
    Ten dogs with injured backs,
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the twelfth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Twelve dogs that had been abandoned at the shelter,
    Eleven dogs that were starving to death,
    Ten dogs with injured backs,
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    Rescue symbolism of The Twelve Months of the Year

    The Twelve Months of the Year symbolize the abuse and neglect that occurs every minute of every day throughout our world. The shelters and streets are filled with unwanted babies crying out in despair. We as rescuers meet the challenge with open arms, compassion and an unending capacity to spread our love to all of these little ones that need us so much every single day of every single month of the year. The Holiday Season is known for the giving spirit in all of us. Please open your hearts to all of these needy souls who just need a kind word, a soft pat on their heads, plentiful food, a nice warm bed and most important of all
    OUR LOVE
    to once again make their lives whole.
    We will warn you though….there is a slight cost, For each sweet baby walks away with a piece of your heart.

    by Jan Collins ©
    11-25-05
    Dedicated to all of our babies
    who return our love with enthusiasm and kisses
    every single month of the year.

    You are listening to the beautiful and original piano rendition of
    the Christmas Carol, "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" played by Keith Brown.

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    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    PO Box 1
    Trufant, MI  49347
    (616) 984-6292

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