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Thanks to our volunteers

A SPECIAL THANK YOU!!!!!!  MACSPRO would like to thank Deb Kachik of Deb Kachik Photography for volunteering to take some of the beautiful photo's you see of our available sharpei.  Thank you so much Deb!   To Bobby for recently traveling to KY to pick up our sweet little Annabelle.  Lynn, who goes the distance transporting for MACSPRO driving day and night waiting for shelters to open to pick-up our precious cargo.  It's not the first time transporting, and won't be the last as long as we have beautiful people like you, and all our other wonderful volunteers.  It is only through our volunteers that we are able to make such a difference in each loyal, loving, puff of cuddly teddy bear fur that is able to find their way to MACSPRO, and that we have the privilege to assist.  If you would like to get to know our beautiful enthusiastic Facebook and correspondence volunteer Denise, please Like us on Facebook.

MACSPRO Call for Help!

Annabelle, Doobu, & Oscar Need Your Help!

MACSPRO has had extensive veterinary expenses the past few months with fixing up our rescues in order to be placed in their furever homes. 

Almost every dog we’ve taken in the last 6 months has required entropion surgery, in addition to spay or neutering.
We are now asking for your help in order to proceed with the necessary medical treatment for two dogs that need serious medical work. 
 
Lovable Doobu who has a torn ACL that needs to be corrected so she can be pain free.   Preliminary examination estimates for her surgery from specialists range from $2750 to $4800. She will also need post-operative care and physical therapy afterwards.  She is now back with us and in addition to money for her surgery, she once again needs a foster home for her post-operative care and physical therapy.  
 
 
 
Rocking popping Oscar was examined by our vet today who found 2 ruptured ear drums within his infected and inflamed ears along with some required dental work.  He will be staying at the vets for treatment and further observation.
 
We are always looking for reliable foster families to sponsor our dogs.  All of the dogs we’ve brought in this year have required extensive medical treatment and their vet bills have put a considerable burden on our organization.   By fostering a rescue, we are able to keep them out of a boarding kennel and keep that part of our costs down.  By being in a home environment, we are also able to get a better understanding of the shrapei's true personality and they are able to function without the stress & confusion of a kennel.
 
A BIG thank you to those who have been so generous in helping us with donations this year.   We are still in need of help for Doobu’s upcoming surgery.
 
Any donations are gratefully accepted. Checks can be made out to MACSPRO, P.O. Box 34034, Bethesda, MD 20827, you can also donate via PayPal, or on our website: donations . Please mark your donation for Annabelle, Doobu, or Oscar.
 
Thank you for your help, so that we can continue to help pei in need.

Breaking News...... MACSPRO welcomes Annabelle...... puppy transported to Maryland to get medical care she needs

Little Ai has been renamed Annabelle #587-17.  She was born approximately February 12th, 2017.  Little Annabelle has a foster near our vet so they may treat her for pyoderma on her face.  It is curable but puppies need lots of attention.  She is beautiful otherwise and will be available for adoption once medically cleared.
Even though Annabelle is marked ***ADOPTION PENDING*** because we have received so many applications on this little angel; we are still in need of DONATIONS for her medical care for pyoderma.  If you would like to make a donation of any amount to help our little Annabelle please click here donations

January Update - New Pei and A Valentines Fundraiser

Candle Fundraiser

MACSPRO is teaming up with One Fur All to do a 2 week Candle Fundraiser.  Starting January 23rd and ending on February 6th, come back here to macspro.org or check out our event on Facebook to get our unique referral link. When you shop with our link MACSPRO will receive 20% of all net sales (excluding shipping).  One Fur All has candles, wax melt and other air fresheners.  

Recent Success 

Cooper went to his furever home just in time for Christmas.  Tryke made it to Florida and will spend his remaining senior years in the warm weather with other senior pei to play with. 

Check out our website for more success stories that you may have missed.

New Pei

We've started the new year off right, We've got three new Pei joining us. Brandi is coming more out of her shell each day. She was surrendered due to medical costs associated with her skin condition.

Brandi collage

Doobu and Sori are bonded and are looking for a furever home that could take them both.

Doobu

Doobu is a very outgoing, friendly dog.

Sori

Sori is a little shy.

Current Pei    

  • Harley (formerly known as Bonsai) was a stray from New Jersey and is in need of a foster/forever home. He is a sweet boy that tolerates other dogs.
  • Ella is waiting at the kennel for a foster or forever home to play with her and give her some treats & love.  Shy girl who takes a little bit to warm up to strangers.   She’s a smaller apartment size pei who loves her toys.    
  • MaiMai Is also very sweet girl who also needs a foster or forever home too. She’s 6 years old and had a rough previous life and could use a loving home and someone to snuggle up with. 
  • Ace is an 8 month old very sweet shar-pei mix that was in very rough shape and is on his way to getting healthy. Everyone that meets him falls in love with him! He has a foster home, but is looking for a forever home!
  • Brandi is coming more out of her shell each day. She was surrendered due to medical costs associated with her skin condition.
  • Doobu and Sori are bonded and are looking for a furever home that could take them both. Doobu is a very outgoing, friendly dog. Sori is a little shy.
  • Mindy was in terrible shape when she was rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico.  She has overcome her sad past and transformed into a healthy and loving girl. We are waiting for a foster home for Mindy before we can bring her in from Puerto Rico. 

Print out our January Flyer and share it on your local community boards.

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Help us Save More Peibies 

We are proud that 100% of all donations received are used to directly support our dogs and are used to provide food, shelter, transportation and veterinary care expenses.

Call for Photos

Are you a foster, adopter or volunteer?  Do you have any photos of current or former MACSPRO pei?  Send them to us so we can use them in our email, newsletter and website.

December Update - Bring a Pei Home this Holiday Season

MACSPRO Needs a Foster for Mindy

Mindy is waiting to come from Puerto Rico. Mindy was in terrible shape when she was rescued from the street and thanks to a caring volunteer at All Sato Rescue, has overcome her sad past and transformed into a gorgeous healthy and loving sweet girl. She is about 2 years, loves car rides, belly rubs and doggy pals. We would love to bring here to Maryland and into a foster or furever home.

 

Recent Success 

 
Adonis was adopted and will be going to his furever home in Philadelphia with Crystal & Brian.

 

Check out our website for more success stories that you may have missed.

Current Pei    

  • Cooper was sent to a shelter when his owner passed away. Cooper's skin issues are better, he is in a foster home but, still needs a forever home!
  • Tryke is a happy older guy that’s currently being fostered in NC, and recently had surgery to correct his hip so he can be more comfortable when he walks.
  • Harley (formerly known as Bonsai) was a stray from New Jersey and is in need of a foster/forever home. He is a sweet boy that tolerates other dogs.
  • Ella is waiting at the kennel for a foster or forever home to play with her and give her some treats & love.  Shy girl who takes a little bit to warm up to strangers.   She’s a smaller apartment size pei who loves her toys.    
  • MaiMai Is also very sweet girl who also needs a foster or forever home too. She’s 6 years old and had a rough previous life and could use a loving home and someone to snuggle up with. 
  • Ace is an 8 month old very sweet shar-pei mix that was in very rough shape and is on his way to getting healthy. Everyone that meets him falls in love with him! He has a foster home, but is looking for a forever home!

Print out our December Flyer and share it on your local community boards.

Upcoming Events

Help us Save More Peibies 

We are proud that 100% of all donations received are used to directly support our dogs and are used to provide food, shelter, transportation and veterinary care expenses.

Call for Photos

Are you a foster, adopter or volunteer?  Do you have any photos of current or former MACSPRO pei?  Send them to us so we can use them in our email, newsletter and website.

November and Giving Tuesday

Help us Save More Peibies for Giving Tuesday

We are proud that 100% of all donations received are used to directly support our dogs and are used to provide food, shelter, transportation and veterinary care expenses.

MACSPRO Welcomes Four New Pei

Since our update in October, Ella, MaiMai, Adonis, and Ace have joined the crew at MACSPRO.  

Ella has been in & out of a few foster homes and is looking for a furever home to settle down in.   She’s very scared right now and needs an experienced Shar Pei owner to help her relax and trust people again.  She is 6 yrs old & spayed, UTD on all shots. Ella is warming up to everyone and is a real nice little girl.   She is a perfect apartment sized dog! She loves playing with toys! She is still looking for her foster/forever family.

 

MaiMai came into Fairfax County Animal Shelter as a stray.  Mai Mai had work done on her eyes and is a sweet loving girl that could use a foster home. 

Adonis came to us from Puerto Rico. We have a foster home  for him, but he needs a forever home.

Ace is an 8 month old very sweet shar-pei mix that was in very rough shape and is on his way to getting healthy. Everyone that meets him falls in love with him! He has a foster home, but is looking for a forever home!

Recent Success 

Since our last update in October:

  • Victoria is now living with Holly in Laurel, MD.
  • Peityn was adopted by her foster family.
  • Kramden, now Kramer (formerly known as Ringo) is now living in his furever home in Potomac, MD.

Check out our website for more success stories that you may have missed.

Current Pei    

  • Cooper was sent to a shelter when his owner passed away. Cooper's skin issues are better, he is in a foster home but, still needs a forever home!
  • Tryke is a happy older guy that’s currently being fostered in NC, and recently had surgery to correct his hip so he can be more comfortable when he walks.
  • Harley (formerly known as Bonsai) was a stray from New Jersey and is in need of a foster/forever home. He is a sweet boy that tolerates other dogs.
  • Ella has been in & out of a few foster homes and is looking for a furever home to settle down in.   
  • MaiMai came into Fairfax County Animal Shelter as a stray.  Mai Mai had work done on her eyes and is a sweet loving girl that could use a foster home. 
  • Adonis came to us from Puerto Rico. We have a foster home  for him, but he needs a forever home.
  • Ace is an 8 month old very sweet shar-pei mix that was in very rough shape and is on his way to getting healthy. Everyone that meets him falls in love with him! He has a foster home, but is looking for a forever home!

Upcoming Events

Call for Photos

Are you a foster, adopter or volunteer?  Do you have any photos of current or former MACSPRO pei?  Send them to us so we can use them in our email, newsletter and website.

 

Scentsy Fundraiser and Two New Pei

Scentsy Fundraiser

The holidays are coming, and now is the perfect time to start your shopping! MACSPRO is throwing a Scentsy fundraiser to help out our furkids. Scentsy sells a large line of scented, wax Scentsy Bars that are heated in handcrafted warmers to provide safe alternative to traditional candles. In addition, Scentsy offers all-natural essential oils, on-the-go fragrances and laundry care. If you are interested in purchasing any Scentsy products, please click here to help support MACSPRO! The fundraiser is going on from now until October 27.Thank you for your support!

Victoria has arrived from Puerto Rico!

Victoria has finally arrived safely from Puerto Rico and is looking for her forever home! Kramden (formerly known as Ringo) is also here and being fostered with Victoria. Both are very mellow dogs that are enjoying life in their foster home.

Two New Pei - Ella and MaiMai

MACSPRO welcomes two new pei!

Ella is a 6 year old girl who has been in and out of a few foster homes and is looking for a furever home to settle down in. She is very scared right now and needs an experienced Shar Pei owner to help her relax and trust people again.
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MaiMai came into Fairfax County Animal Shelter as a stray.   She’s very fearful,  probably due to her limited vision and is scheduled for corrective eye surgery & spaying.  Once comfortable, a very loving young girl who needs a loving home.  

October Update

Howl-O-Wine

Howl-O-Wine

We will be at Howl-O-Wine at Sugarloaf Winery in Dickerson, MD this weekend (October 8th) 12:00 – 5:00 pm.  Here's a summary from their site:

Howl-O-Wine is a family-friendly event that includes wine, food, arts & crafts, shopping, raffles, a silent auction and our famous Doggie Costume Contest! This is a rain or shine event held at the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard nestled at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain between Montgomery & Frederick counties. Pack a lunch and join us for the festivities!

Gate Donation: $20 includes a glass of wine or Sangria (must be 21+ years) Also included is a Limited Edition Wags For Hope wine glass! • Children are FREE!

We hope to see you there.

MACSPRO Welcomes Two New Pei

Since our update in October, Harley and Ringo have joined the crew at MACSPRO.  

Harley (formerly known as Bonsai) came to MACSPRO as a stray from a shelter in New Jersey and is in need of a foster/forever Home. He is a sweet boy that tolerates other dogs.  He’s a bit larger than most pei and is not leash trained yet.   Not recommended for small children because of his size.

Ringo coming in from Florida soon and needs a foster. He is believed to be about 2, up to date on shots, neutered and  just a sweet boy.

Recent Success 

Since our last update in October:

  • Peanut went to his furever home after months at the kennel. Congratulations Peanut!
  • Pumba went to his forever home in Falls Church, VA!  Pumba was so excited he jumped in the car and was ready to go with Matt & his family!
  • Clyde (now known as Little Man) went to his furever home Saturday!  He found a great home with Maria, Fred & brother Jack, the German Shepard in Annapolis where he is getting very spoiled already. 
  • Bonnie went to her furever home in Towson. She is training to be a service/companion dog. Congratulations Bonnie!

Check out our website for more success stories that you may have missed.

Current Pei    

  • Victoria is currently still in Puerto Rico.
  • Cooper was sent to a shelter when his owner passed away. Cooper's skin issues are better, he is in a foster home but, still needs a forever home!
  • Peityn is a 1 yr old spunky girl that could use an active family home, lots of energy to burn. Very affectionate, loves to play.
  • Tryke is a happy older guy that’s currently being fostered in NC, and recently had surgery to correct his hip so he can be more comfortable when he walks.
  • Harley (formerly known as Bonsai) was a stray from New Jersey and is in need of a foster/forever home. He is a sweet boy that tolerates other dogs.
  • Ringo came to MACSPRO from Florida. He is believed to be about 2, up to date on shots, neutered and just a sweet boy.

Feel free to print out the attached "Our Gang" poster and share it with businesses that have local community boards.

Upcoming Events

Call for Photos

Are you a foster, adopter or volunteer?  Do you have any photos of current or former MACSPRO pei?  Send them to us so we can use them in our email, newsletter and website.

Help us Save More Peibies

We are proud that 100% of all donations received are used to directly support our dogs and are used to provide food, shelter, transportation and veterinary care expenses.

Do you have experience with running websites?  MACSPRO needs your help.  Contact the web team at admin@macspro.org if you are interested in helping.  Experience with Drupal is a plus.

Bonnie needs your help and come get your pei blessed

 

Bonnie's Emergency Vet Visit

Bonnie initially had some demodectic mites from Illinois.  This is typically treated with liquid ivermectin to kill the mites.  Unfortunately, she is allergic to ivermectin, which led to an Emergency Veterinary visit.  Over the weekend Bonnie was closely monitored and treated with intravenous lipid emulsion in addition to supportive care with IV fluid therapy and cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurologic monitoring.  Monday morning we received this update from her amazing foster family:

She was released from the Emergency vet center Sunday Afternoon. The vet said they had to do three IV treatments to get the toxins out of her.  That's a lot considering she only weighs 23 pounds.  While still a little wobbly, and very tired, she was walking upright, and her temporary blindness had gone away.  I had a couple of her toys in the truck for the 50 mile drive home, and she eagerly started chewing on a bone.  About 10 minutes into the trip she curled up and took a nap with her head on my leg.

She clearly remembered her home and her roommate, Oreo (the Cocker Spaniel) and (as is typical) inhaled her dinner.  She went for a walk last night, but she's moving really slow, and we didn't get more than 50 yards from home (she usually will briskly walk at least a half mile). The vet said it may take weeks to get her back to where she was but she's clearly at about 80-85%, whereas the day prior she was at about 10% and failing quickly.

This was an unexpected expense and luckily the vet was able to keep the bill below $1000.  Please help us by making a donation for her care at macspro.org/donate.

Blessing of the Animals

MACSPRO will be at the Blessing of the Animals at St. John's Episcopal Church in Olney, MD. Bring your leashed or caged pet to be blessed. Special St. Francis medallion for the first 100 pets. Petting zoo, raffles and food available.

 

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