News Archive

Dash and Blue Need Your Help!

Dash and Blue really need your help!! MACSPRO has had a number of unusual expenses come up this year, and now we have two very gentle and loving rescue Shar-Pei in serious need of operations!!


Blue’s inner eyelid is in need of repair. Known as Cherry Eye, it can cause serious irritation. This will cost us a minimum of $500.


Dash has a cataract in one of his eyes. The estimate to remove it is $2500 minimum. If he does not have this surgery, he will go blind in that eye. The doctor thinks he can currently only see light and dark.

PLEASE - help us to help them so we can find them loving forever homes. Remember Donations are tax deductible. You can donate through Pay Pal or write a check directly to MACSPRO. Send to P.O. Box 34034, Bethesda, MD 20827. Mark for Blue and Dash.

Coach Bingo

Don't forget that our Coach Bingo event is tomorrow at Glen Burnie Elks Lodge #2266, 878 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD. Doors open at 5:30 PM and games begin at 6 PM. Tickets are $30 at the door and includes 20 games and door prizes. There will also be lots of extras including 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale, Pull Tabs! Hope to see you there!

Coach Bingo

Don't forget--this Saturday (April 25th) is the last day to purchase advance tickets for our Coach Bingo event on Saturday May 2, 2015. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes 20 games and door prizes! All proceeds to benefit MACSPRO.

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Glen Burnie Elks Lodge #2266
878 Stevenson Rd. Severn 21144

Doors open at 5:00pm - Games begin at 6:30pm

Admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door (includes 20 games and door prizes)

Extras include: 2 Early Bird, 4 Specials, 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale, Pull Tabs, Food and Beverages


For advance tickets contact Trish @ 443-974-8416 or Robin 443-986-2075

Coach Bingo for MACSPRO and upcoming events

Saturday May 2, 2015

Glen Burnie Elks Lodge #2266

878 Stevenson Rd. Severn 21144

Doors open at 5:00pm - Games begin at 6:30pm

Admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door (includes 20 games and door prizes)

Extras available: 

  • 2 Early Bird
  • 4 Specials
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Bake Sale
  • Pull Tabs
  • Food and Beverages



For advance tickets contact Trish @ 443-974-8416 or Robin 443-986-2075

Our April Events

April 18th:

Our Gang!

Please take a minute to look at our adorable, adoptable gang! All of these dogs are looking for their furever homes and some are still in need of fosters.  Contact us today to meet one of our Shar-Pei soon or at another event.

Simba (#531-15)

Simba is happily staying with his foster family and is starting to come out of his shell. His foster dad is training him and says he is doing great!

Oliver (#532-15)

Oliver is one of the 66 SharPei that were rescued from a hoarder situation in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Oliver is still a bit timid but loves gentle pets to his face. Oliver is receiving heartworm treatment and will be up for adoption once HW is complete. 

Dash (#534-15) 

Dash is our 5 year old Ori-Pei from New York who loves to play with toys. He is good with kids and adults. Dash is looking for a foster or furever home!


China (#535-15)

China is our sweet, 1 year old girl from New York. She needs some time to warm up to strangers. China is looking for a foster or furever home!

Bella (#537-15)

Bella is the newest addition to the MACSPRO gang. She is about 2 years old and loves to run and play with toys. Bella is very friendly. Bella is looking for a foster or furever home!


The Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc. (MACSPRO) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies solely on donations. All donations received are used to directly support our dogs and are used to provide food, shelter, transportation and veterinary care expenses. Please consider donating today! 

Foster needed for Dash

Dash is the newest addition to the MACSPRO gang. He is currently being transported to Maryland this Saturday and needs a foster. 

Dash is very sociable and is playful with children. Dash has never lived with other pets but likes to chase stray cats in the yard. Dash is crate trained and well behaved when home alone. He's a bit smaller than most Shar-pei.  Dash needs a nice loving home to help him transition out of shelter life and into a forever home.  If you are ready to foster Dash or would like more information about Dash email us at

Ellie and Cassidy are looking for their furever homes!

Ellie, our sweet Sharpei X, is still in search of her furever home! Ellie loves to play, gets along with people and is great with kids. Ellie is looking to be the only dog in the home. 

Cassidy is one of our old rescues from 2012 that came back to us. Cassidy is about 2.5 years old. Although Cassidy needs to gain some weight, she is still full of energy and would love to have a new home. 


MACSPRO will be at PetValu in the Cabin John Shopping Center (7723-7725 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD) this Sunday, February 8th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. We hope to have both Ellie and Cassidy so please stop by to say hi!

Announcing the Continuation of MACSPRO in 2015

MACSPRO had a board meeting on January 3rd and thanks to the efforts of current volunteers and survey respondents we have concluded we will keep MACSPRO in operation! To accomplish this, we are taking a two-phased approach: 1) we will manage adoptions carefully to ensure we do not take in dogs that are beyond our resource capacity to support until we expand our resource base (of both volunteers and financial resources), and 2) we will take a number of steps to both increase resources and to manage resources more effectively. This may mean that we take in fewer dogs for a short while (hopefully no more than 2 or 3 months), so that we can organize to be able to handle more dogs in the future.

Our first step is to form three key committees to help us shape the future of MACSPRO and we now ask you to spend a couple minutes considering becoming part of one of these new committees! Your time will directly impact this excellent breed of dog that we all love so much and your efforts will be meaningful. Please consider joining a committee by sending us an email stating which committee you feel is best suited for your interests and we will find the right fit!

The three new committees are described below:

The Outreach Committee:

This committee will be responsible for coordinating upcoming events, broadcasting these and pei-related news to our community, and managing our social media. We’ve recruited some bright and talented volunteers to make sure that our community at large is updated regularly as we progress. Ideal volunteers for this committee would be people with a great understanding of and experience with social media, event planning, and other forms of communication. If you are interested joining in the outreach committee, email

The Finance Committee:

This committee has been established to including fundraising, grants, and donor development. MACSPRO is 100% run by volunteers and maintaining financial health is crucial. We have a current donor base but we realize we need to do more to cultivate and grow this base. Additionally there are local and national organizations that offer grants to rescues just like us and we need more efforts to take advantage of as many of these opportunities as possible. Ideal volunteers for this committee would be people with professional and/or volunteer fundraising experience.  If you are interested in joining the finance committee, email

The Volunteer Committee:

This committee has been established to better manage our most important resource – our volunteers! By focusing on better recruiting and more efficient managing of our volunteer base, we plan to match time and talents to the appropriate tasks and to spread our important work over a broader volunteer base. We also arrange for the transports of many dogs each year from outside of the MD/DC/VA metro area and this committee will oversee that. Ideal volunteers to help us here would be those who have experience in recruiting volunteers and have project and people skills to match resources with tasks. If you are interested in joining the volunteer committee, email


It is important to emphasize that in addition to staffing these committees, we also are looking for people who may not want to be involved in a committee, but who still want to be involved with MACSPRO, including those who may be limited on time and those who can offer “seasonal” assistance for when things get busier than normal.

We again thank all of you who support us and those who gave us feedback to our survey sent last month! We hope you will consider joining a committee and cheers to another year of continuing to save shar-peis!

Meet some of Angie's Puppies


Angie and her puppies will be available for adoption later this month through Knine Rescue. Angie is a little over a year old and we are not sure what mix she is. The DNA panel for Angie's puppies say they are boxer, bulldog, collier and wheaten terrier mixes. If you are interested in Angie or any of her puppies, please email Knine Rescue at  Check out a few of the puppies that are waiting for furever homes.  Any available puppies will be joining us at Unleashed in Olney, MD on January 17th.









Urgent Foster Needed for Pregnant Sharpei

We need a foster home for this poor girl so that she can safely deliver her puppies.  She was found as a stray and currently has mange, we don't know what type since the shelter wasn't interested in taking her to a vet to find out.  She is currently scared but was okay with the animal control officer petting her.  She will need time to warm up to a new location especially after traveling from Tennessee.  Please let us know if you or someone you know may be interested in fostering this girl.  Please email or call Joyce Hanes @ (301) 881-1221.