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Billie & Bo are almost here! Meet them at the Adopt-A-Thon

Billie and Bo are on their freedom ride!

Now that they are almost here, we have already planned for them to start their heatworm treatments.  As a result, Billie and Bo both need foster homes to ease their recovery.  Email us ( if you think you can help.


Join us this Saturday for our Adopt-A-Thon at Country Kennels in Mt. Airy, MD 10AM-1PM.  If Billie and Bo are doing well, they should be out ready to meet and greet.  

Your Financial Help Now Can Save Two Young Shar-Pei Lives

Would your Shar-Pei companion be with you now if MACSPRO had not been there to save them? 
There are two young Shar-Pei in Arkansas that have heartworm and MACSPRO needs help to transport and treat these Pei. 
Why Arkansas dogs? 

  • First, there are no local dogs in as dire need at present.  
  • Second, there are no funds available to treat these dogs at their present location. So they are destined for euthanasia. . . .  

All the “free” transports we have contacted do not want to transport heartworm dogs even though they are not contagious. We have found a transport who will bring them “door to door” for $700.00 per Pei. That would make it a total of $1400 for the transport.
Then of course, the kenneling or fostering and their medical treatment will start.  As we know, heartworms are completely curable, but we need your help! Please head over to to help today.
We will keep you advised as Billie and Bo are hopefully saved. Thanks for all your support.

2016 Calendars are in

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2016 Calendars are here!!!!

Our 2016 Calendars are in and ready for you!  You can buy one in person from any of our events for $15 OR order via mail/online for $15 each plus $6 flat rate shipping in the United States (for international shipping contact  

To order via mail, send a check along with a letter stating how many you want and the ship to:
Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc.
P.O. Box 34034
Bethesda, MD 20827

To order online, donate via paypal at you must include your shipping address, and the quantity of calendars that you are ordering in the "Add special instructions to the seller" section when you are reviewing your donation.

If you have any questions about ordering email  Any questions about the calendar can be sent to


Come Visit Us at K9s in the Vines

Sign up to bring your MACSPRO Pei to K9s in the Vines at Linganore Winecellars Berrywine Plantations.  Admission is $27.50 per person with free admission for children under 12.

More information from their event page

"Load up your dog, and come out for an afternoon of wine tasting, pet demonstrations, games, music, food, and more, at Linganore Winecellars Berrywine Plantations in Mt. Airy, MD! Check out the pet vendors and animal rescue groups, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of Maryland’s largest wineries, and now brewery! This annual event benefits the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County, MD."

Linganore Winecellars Berrywine Plantations
13601 Glissans Mill Rd

Mt Airy , MD

Help MACSPRO win $25,000 & Shar-Pei Socks available

HomeAgain Helps

Show how big a fan you are: Nominate us to win $25,000 from the HomeAgain Helps Shelter of the Year campaign.

To make it easier, here's our contact information for the nomination form:
Name: Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 34034, Bethesda,MD 20827
Phone: (301) 881-1221

Feel free to use photos of your own MACSPRO Pei,  our current adoptable Pei or some of our success stories.

Shar-Pei Socks

We are now selling Shar-Pei socks for $12 a pair including shipping.  To order online email us at You can also mail in your order at P O Box 34034, Bethesda, MD 20827 but you should email before mailing out your order to make sure we still have them in stock.

Foster Needed for Found Sharpei

Update (7/2015): Godiva has found her furever home.

MACSPRO is in need of a foster for a sweet baby girl Sharpei/mix a couple found on Friday, June 19th near Aspen Hill, Maryland.

The couple have temporarily named her "Godiva." Godiva was found running along Connecticut Avenue near Aspen Hill on Friday afternoon. She has been with the couple since. Godiva is very, very sweet. The vet at Laytonsville estimated her age to be between 1-2 years. She was found with no collar and no microchip.

Godiva knows how to sit, she does perfectly on a leash, she is clearly house trained. The couple would like to keep her but are unable to due to space and ability--they have another dog and are renting. In addition, they will be out of town after next week and will be unable to keep Godiva with them.

The couple would like to avoid handing Godiva over to the shelter if possible. They have filed a found dog report with the County as well as posted on Craigslist and Facebook. They have also hung signs near where Godiva was found. Hopefully they will have some luck because Godiva is definitely part of someone's family based on her personality and behavior.

We are looking for a foster family for Godiva until her family can be located. Please contact us if you can help!

Meet Bear

Hello! My name is Bear. I’ve had quite the journey during my short life of 3 years. When I was a puppy my name was Cora. Life was pretty rough being in a shelter with no forever family to call mine. I thankfully was rescued and placed in a new home where I was loved and given my new name, Bear! I love it! Unfortunately, bad luck struck again and my owners became ill and could not care for me any longer. So back to the rescue I went. I became sad and withdrawn and felt helpless. I didn’t understand why no one wanted to be my forever family.

A couple weeks later I traveled a long distance to live with someone else. I was scared, but it was better than living in a kennel. I was nervous and unsure, but after a few days I started to feel comfortable and started to trust my foster mom.

I have to say, I really love my foster home and mom. She’s great! She gives me so much love and attention and I’m feeling more like my true self every day. I love belly rubs, treats, and strolls around the neighborhood. I am fond of my roommates, even if they are of the feline persuasion.

My foster mom was even kind enough to get me a dog walker so I can have those strolls I like so much while she is at work. How awesome is that!
I do have some fears that I am working to overcome. I am fearful of most men. I can’t remember why, but they bring back unsafe feelings. I also am not a fan of other dogs. I know, I know. I could have more friends if I liked them, but I just have this huge trust issue when it comes to my K-9 companions. This is embarrassing, but I tend to lunge and bark when I see them. A good offense is a good defense, right? Ok, I know, maybe not in this situation. I’ve had so many bad experiences that it’s hard to change the reaction. But don’t worry, I am working on it. Both my foster mom and pet sitter are helping me to get used to seeing other dogs and to calm down in those situations. It will take some time, but they seem to have faith in me. They think I have a heart of gold.

I am a true love bug with my trusted friends. I give kisses and hugs and wag my tail proudly. I adore belly rubs. They are the best! If you are looking for a loving, loyal, sweet friend to add to your family I could be your gal. Contact the rescue for more information. I’d love to meet you!


Voting Now Open and some Upcoming Opportunities

Calendar Update

Voting has opened for our 2016 MACSPRO Calendar.  Be sure to vote for all of your favorite Pei over at (you don't need to just pick one) by June 15th. 

Forgot to submit your pei's picture for the contest? Don't worry! We still have other ways to get your pei in our calendar.

Upcoming Events

June 20th 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM- Adoption Event at Unleased in Olney, MD 

June 27th 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Adoption Event at Petco in Cabin John, MD

Volunteers Needed

A few of our Peibies at the kennel (located in Mt. Airy, MD) could really use more interactions with loving volunteers. If you'd like to get trained to walk the dogs OR if you are already trained and you would like to help, please let us know.


Get Your Pei in Our Calendar

This coming Friday is the last day that we will be accepting submissions for the Monthly Photo contest.  If you want your pei to try to be one of the main dogs for a month, send us your photo to  This is the only FREE way to get your Shar-pei in the calendar.

We still have 3 other ways to guarentee your pei a spot in our calendar via a day sponosorship, a month sponosorship, or on our rainbow bridge. Read more about these on our website.

Capital Pet Expo and Unleashed this Saturday!

MACSPRO will be at two events this Saturday and we would love to see you!

We are at the Capital Pet Expo from 10AM-6PM at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD. We will be at Booth 260 so be sure to stop by to say hi! Admission is free and pets are welcome. Shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, lure coursing, discounted vaccinations, agility and much more. Attached is a flyer for more information.

We will also be at Unleashed in Olney, MD from 11AM-2PM.

Our sweet Cora is coming back to us this Saturday and we are still desperately searching for a new foster or furever home for her! Please help us help her by distributing the attached flyer wherever you can or calling us if you can help 301-881-1221