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Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Pei People is a non-profit dog rescue focused on rescuing Chinese Shar-Pei and rehoming them by adoption.

Target demographics: rescue and rehome Chinese Shar-Pei dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 130 dogs!

Geographic areas served: California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico & Colorado

Programs: breed education, counseling on behavior and health issues, medical care and behavioral care for rescued dogs, post-adoption support and adoptions

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cheryl K.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pei People continues to go above and beyond. I have seen so many special needs dogs taken in and given the help they need to feel better, physically and mentally. Their fosters are all such special people, they give so much of themselves. This rescue is truly "about the dogs." They currently have a foster forever dog that has ongoing medical needs and they continue to provide that care for him, placing him in a loving foster forever home and bringing this boy to his full potential, I have added before and after pictures. Mario has stolen my heart... You can see what great care he has received! He will be loved and cared for the rest of his life. Each one of their pups is special and placed in the best possible homes. They have many supporters that believe in them - and who wouldn't? They allow us to follow each pups story, giving pupdates, and sharing the journey. One of the best!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue does amazing work. Their volunteers work hard, day in and day out, saving dogs, transporting dogs to appointments and foster homes, caring for those in the foster homes, answering the calls of shelters that are overfilled and forced to put dogs on the euth list, taking excellent care of the dogs until they are adopted and caring forever for those that may not be adoptable. They go above and beyond, giving their all and setting a pace that is hard for others to follow. They are the flagship rescue proving that all is possible.

Manie M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome organization they are very caring and make certain to find legitimate caring new owners. The adoption process was smooth. We are greatly thankful and appreciative of the time, work and love the Fosters invest in the placement process as well as the care. We rescued two Shar pei we love them. These are our babies

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with this organization for almost 8 years now. I appreciate our Pei community and how everyone is friendly and helpful. We transport, volunteer, foster and have adopted from this organization. Whenever I post about our female (adopted 7yrs ago through Pei People) the rescue remembers her. It's a great feeling & comfort to be part of a group of like-minded individuals who share the same passion.

Carol Phelps D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with shar pei rescue groups since the early 2000's and this group has been the most resourceful and helpful rescue that I've ever worked for. Everyone is there for each other, even though many of us are located in different states. I have also adopted two pei from Pei People so I give them double points.

lmc0528

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my sharpei Rocky got old and was not going to be with me much longer, I called Pei People after looking at their website and telling them I wanted to adopt an older dog named Trump who was being fostered in southern CA. I live in Northern CA. They even arranged with a volunteer pilot to fly Trump up to me. This is how committed they are to getting forever homes for the dogs they rescue. It's been two years now and I still love my rescue dog. I can't say enough about this organization's volunteers and all they do for the doggies.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pei People Shar Pei Rescue is absolutely WONDERFUL! They give beyond 100% of dedication to giving these animals a second chance. This organization is like a big family. They help out from state to state with everything from transportation, events, advice, pulling dogs from shelters & just keeping everyone in the loop. My husband & I had adopted a blind dog from them about 3 years ago. His story was that he was in a shelter with SEVERE skin & immune problems. Pei Ppl went & pulled him out of the shelter, treated him & got him healthy enough to be adopted! Thank u for giving Dallas a second chance at life! From day one of meeting the Pei ppl, We will always say THANK YOU for all you do! My husband & I have been volunteering for them since day one. Attached is a few photos from going to be getting out of “jail”, PEI PPL GOT HIM FEELING BETTER, our gotcha day & happy a life

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been fostering for this rescue for years and the people I've met who volunteer as well as the people who've adopted dogs have become great friends.

Warren R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two Shar Peis. Great organization and support after adoption.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

This group of rescue vollenteers does such an outstanding job. It’s highly organized and does rescue and placing Shar Pei dogs”not the easiest breed to rescue or cheepest vet bills ” into quality loving forever homes. I have one adoption from them and fostered on occasion. They do it all the correct way. Best rescue ever.

1 Abigail M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Peipeople has been amazing helping my sweet boy Henry be the dog he is today. Henry came to Peipeople with a horrible skin infection thanks to them and my continued care he is a happy much less stinky guy!

1 Kelly N.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pei People could be a model for rescues, breed specific and others. I found a Pei online in a state they were not set up In. Within 24 hours, I applied and became a Pei foster, they contacted the owner, had the dog in foster care, vetted, and transported within the next 3 weeks. Henry is in great health, and in a loving home. I am a foster for a local rescue, and this group takes it to a high level of competency and caring with their network of fosters and contributors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A year ago I ran across a 2 year oldPei in need of a new home. He was a

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered Tigger for Pei People 5 years ago...of course I ended up adopting him ! I was so impressed with the support I received from the state coordinator here in Phoenix I decided to continue to foster. Any dog who ends up a Pei People dog is very lucky! These dogs get the veterinary care they need and are placed in foster homes where they get love, attention and often basic training...Pei People does the best job they can matching their dogs with forever families...this is a great rescue!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue has been the most supportive rescue my husband and I have been a part of. Our family would not been complete without the dogs we rescued from them.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Have adopted 3 shar Pei personally and fostered many more!

1 Debbie H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Peipeople doesn't just help rescue shar pei's, they help the family looking to adopt a shar pei. I adopted Winston from them. But I needed a certain personality in my rescue because of other animals in my home. They matched me up with PERFECTION! I couldn't have done better. This organization knows the breed! I will continue to let them find the best additions to my home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family loves PeiPeople. We adopted a rescue Shar Pei and re-named her Charlie and was absolutely the best doggie ever. PeiPeople was fantastic in making sure Charlie was a perfect fit for our family and helped us throughout the entire process. I can’t wait when the time is right to adopt our next SharPei from them again.

1 Dawn L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fabulous group! We love volunteering for them! We also have adopted from them. They always seem to manage placing the right dog with the right family.

1 Claudia30

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted from them 2 years ago she is the sweetest dog and all were very helpful with any of the silly questions I had

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Pei people on line and have had a great time with them I wanted to foster a sharpie.They went out of there way to find a dog that would get along with mine . took the time to find out what my pack was like Chardoney was a dog that came from a cruelty case in LA she is missing one of her eyes and was very scared of people after having her for awhile I decided to adopt her she is now a sweet heart and a big part of the family couldn't ask for a better experience and look forward to fostering in the future.it is the people in this group that make it what it is hard working people who relay care about the dogs thank you for all you do

1 Samantha R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two amazing dogs from this rescue in the last year, and it has changed my life. Pei People finds these pups that are abandoned and in need of a family, and they give them a safe place to land until they are adopted. They get amazing veterinary care and the fosters who take these dogs in are wonderfully kind and loving. And after adoption, the people who work in this organization make themselves available as resources for those of us who are less experienced dog-owners. And most importantly, my pups, Penelope and Ichabod, have made my life so much brighter and happier. I wouldn’t have my sweet pups if not for this wonderful rescue.

1 Arlene G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great rescue organization committed to the care and safety of Shar Pei. Wonderful people who work hard at rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Pei People has been and continues to be more than I could hope for. From the start, all logistical details were perfectly in place. I rescued a beautiful 2 year old little boy, or should I say, he rescued me on Dec. 3, 2016. From the initial onsite visit, to the day I met the foster family, Kim from Pei People knew exactly what was best. I was impressed with how careful they were to make sure I deserve their trust. I was so appreciative to find an organization that cares so much. I feel they continue to play an active role in the success of this adoption. They continue to be available for consultation if I have questions about any health concerns. Follow up is always timely, and with genuine care. I firmly believe that ALL pets who become part of the Pei People Shar Pei Rescue could not have been saved by a FINER group of people. (Nancy Trouts & "Makana" of Fountain Hills, AZ.)

Denetta R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Run by volunteers, PeiPeople Shar Pei Rescue save lives and educates about what rescue is all about. Honesty an integrity are always used when dealing with people. PeiPeople are amazing with the dogs, finding just the right home for successful adoptions. I've never met such an amazing dedicated group of people. Asset to the rescue community.

1 Janine R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pei People and all their volunteers go above and beyond to help all the precious Pei they come across. Top notch people for a worthy cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pei People was so great to work with! Other rescues had home/fence restrictions - but Pei People was flexible and knew good homes came in different sizes. I have a condo, but live surrounded by national forest (unfenced, of course). Almost 2 years later, Walter never misses the chance to go on a hike or grab a puppacino at Starbucks with his big sister Tamsin! He's a great fit for the family!

Donor

Rating: 5

These people have gone above and beyond to help resue Chinese shar-pei from across the country. They work tirelessly on behalf of the animals with no personal gain other than knowing they are the last hope for these dogs.

Mary Ann Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted several Pei babies from Pei People and can’t imagine adopting anywhere else! Best dogs ever!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue group has been doing exceptional work in the rescue, foster and adoption processes for years with amazing results. The people who are involved are dedicated, professional and compassionate. Their passion for helping those pups who have been neglected and abused speaks volumes to their character. I have two rescue shar pei and my old man Harold came from this rescue group. They brought him to me from Las Vegas and I'm in Southern California. Amazing work! Here's Harold!

Betty Delbosq S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in NJ. However I am friends with Pei People rescue. And every day I read of the help and rescue of these poor neglected dogs. Plus they are always helpful if I have a question about my dog.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After losing my shar pei of 14 years I found PeiPeople.com. I explained to them the type of shar pei and personality I was hoping to find. They got back to me with 3 that would fit into my household, and suggested one of the 3 as probably the best fit. They were right, Winston is fabulous! Then later I mistakenly added another shar pei that needed rehoming, from a breeder. After 3 weeks in my home it became apparent that she and my poodle clashed. Once again PeiPeople.com came to my aid. They took this new dog from me and got her into fostering. I know, from my experience with them, that this fostered pei will get a loving home. And this winter, PeiPeople.com knows that I want to add a 2nd shar pei to my home. By having worked with them, they know me, my dogs, and my home situation. They are going to suggest to me which adoptable pei will fit in....and I 100% trust that these people will be right...again. A fantastic rescue organization to work with. People who love peis; there's nothing better!9

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pei People is an amazing organization! They go above and beyond helping Shar Pei's in need, never shying away from ones who are injured and neglected and even welcoming in senior dogs. They help those who often are overlooked by other rescues.

1 trishafle

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Pei people and somebody involved in dog rescue for more than a decade, What I'm the most moved by is the close knit volunteer community that has been collectively built. Like a solid house it takes a solid foundation to build a group of dedicated hard working loyal volunteers . It's because of that solid foundation, Specifically I mean practicing safety, Sticking to a breed that we know well and have become experts in, Remaining a rescue that is Foster home based, not over stretching our resources, has afforded us the ability to successfully place dogs in their forever homes. With a solid financial foundation established and maintained by our founder Sue Allan, we are able to provide excellent medical care for the dogs we rescue and do not stress our volunteers beyond their financial or emotional limits as many rescues do. We support our Foster families and express our gratitude often, and find homes for their Foster dogs that THEY like, Because after all, without them none of this would be possible. I've been a volunteer for Pei People for over 4 years and words cannot express the satisfaction and joy I get from working with this group of volunteers on a daily basis. We are truly family working together for one cause!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just adopted my 3rd shar pei from Pei People and have worked with them as an adopter and volunteer for 10 years. Highly recommended! They have beautiful dogs and are great about telling you everything (good and bad) they know about each dog.

3 Stephanie B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pei People are just my kind of people! There is no other breed quite like Shar Pei - with their devotion, loyalty, shenanigans - and, most often, high maintenance care. Pei People are just as devoted, loyal (to the breed), loving, and know exactly how to care for and find the perfect forever homes for these sweet "kids". I am a proud adopter of two: Django and Emma!
❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered "Rocky" for 6 months, when i got him his skin was a MESS, barely any hair, and needs daily medicated baths to help him heal. he was also blind. but oh what a sweetie!!! he melted every time you would pet him and loved being talked to. i can't imagine the environment he was in before Pei People rescued him. i knew in 1 look that i had to foster him. all his medical was taken care of; we supplied a warm, safe, loving house complete with yummy food and 2 shar pei siblings to play with. we got him a baby pool to sit in during his medicated baths (the med shampoo had to sit for 10 minutes before being washed off), slowly his hair started to grow back. then he had to have his eyes done and then came the cone...even tho we never moved a thing in the house being blind he still ran into walls. so back to the Dr. to have the stitches redone and some crazy headgear! finally the stitches came out and even tho he remained blind he could still run through the house and out the dog door and come back in without running into things...remarkable! Then came the news he had found his forever home...and in Hilton Head Island of all places! so his flight was booked and we said our sad good byes and he jetted off. One of the best yet bittersweet experiences EVER, i would definitely foster again.

I have also volunteered and been a doggy taxi picking up a dog from a pound and transporting to the vet who would check them out and board them until a foster was found.

Another way i like to help is by listing Pei People as my donor recipient when i sell things on eBay; it's a small way to show support and help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I live in Northern California, which is further out than Pei People usually gets involved. My mom saw the picture of this dog in San Jose California shelter. She looked very stressed not a whole lot of fur. So we volunteered to foster this dog Shakira until we could find her a good home. She was amazingly good dog and fit into my life like she was meant to be with me. So the day before her first visit to go see a lady who is interested in adoption. I decided to keep her. I called to let Pei People know about this. And they could not have been more excited about her staying with me. They believe like I do sometimes pets come into your life in strange ways. But you can usually tell if it is meant to be if you just listen to the animal. I will always be extremely grateful to all of the people involved in helping this amazing breed. My family has owned Shar-Pei for many years and helped with Shar-Pei rescue. We know the work that is involved in successfully placing animals. Pei People Rescue has an amazing group of volunteers and staff. That rescue a lot of beautiful dogs . Thank you so much for my Princess Buttercup. And keep up the good work.Keep us on the foster list if another dog needs help in our area.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Top notch people with hearts of gold!!!!
Pei People is the #1 organization I refer to in helping connect adoptable dogs with interested owners. They have saved, rehabilitated and rehomed so many pei who would have had their lives unecessarily cut short.
I am so grateful for Pei People and all the awesome volunteers and adoptive families.

1 Alison Berry D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from Pei People. One was a senior bear coat who spent an additional 7 wonderful years with us. The other was hardly a year and in the past 4 years he has blossomed. Each adoption was a wonderful experience and I will adopt again in the future! My experience with Pei People was so great now I am a volunteer with the group.

2 Melinda Tenzer M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Such an incredible rescue. They work so tirelessly to help so many dogs. For over 5 years its remained 1 of my favorites to donate money to help them rescue more dogs. Thank you!!

1 Chiharu  H.

Donor

Rating: 5

We found the most wonderful dog through Pei People. They do an incredible job of rescuing Sharpeis and helping them fund families. Their volunteers are incredible people, and have developed a strong community that supports their work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for rehoming my stitch. It was hard to give him up but you made it seem all okay.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love the Sharpei breed and I have been a supporter of Pei People for many years now:))). When you see a dog posted on Facebook that is in a shelter, your heart hurts so badly for that precious baby, but there is nothing you can do, except share the post, UNTIL Pei People posts that they want to rescue this baby and they need pledges to do so!!!!! That is when the Sharpei lovers can step in and help.....and we do!!!!! Thank you Pei People for the many Sharpei you have rescued and found homes for!!! Barbara Higgins, North Carolina/Florida

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has had a wonderful experience with peipeople. We adopted a Shar Pei from them two years ago and they were fantastic with matching our family to the perfect dog. They go out of their way to make sure the dogs are a perfect fit and follow through and save many loving doggies lives.

2 Tanya Anita T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue is an amazing group. I had the privilege of fostering one of their rescues, Diesel. They were great to work with and always available if I had any questions or concerns. They truly love the dogs that they rescue and they take really good care of them. I know that the donations that I make go towards making the life of a Pei happy and healthy. I hope to work with them again in the future.

2 My Tu D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted and fostered multiple dogs from this rescue, and I can’t say enough the amount of dedication and hard work everyone puts into the rescue. They really are awesome and rock big time! Though they are from west coast to Nevada, AZ and Colorado, all work and rescued from these regions are just above 5 stars!! I remember our first foster to adopt experience, one of their volunteers drove from LA to SF to deliver our Primo. They decided to do a little vacation up north and swing by us! And if it didn’t workout, they could pick him up on the way back. Super well-planned and organized! On many occasions, I would pledge and forgot to donate. But it’s always great for them to remind me! On top of that, thank you post cards are always arrived!! I whole hearted trust this organization and believe in the work they do. They have always gone above and beyond in my experience to ensure the wellness of their dogs, safety of adopters, and ensure it’s a match. I just can’t thank them enough for the work they do to reduce these high maintenance breed!

2 Nadell K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Caring, supportive, devoted, and giving group of people who give so much time and effort to ensure Shar Peis are given proper treatment and enter into loving and safe forever homes. Truly a great community of people and wrinkles (Shar Pei wrinkles, that is).

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Donor

Rating: 5

Have helped foster/adopt many dogs and even a fundraiser for this group. They are the real deal. Monies go towards SAVING dogs, not administrative costs. The volunteers are like no others I have ever met with hearts as big as the animals they save!

2 Erika34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I owned my own Shar Pei before learning about Pei People. I contacted them asking how I could help other dogs. At first I just wanted to help transport but shortly thereafter I started fostering for them. I've been volunteering/fostering for them for over 5 years now. I've also adopted a dog through them. My experiences with Pei People have always been positive. I appreciate how responsive they are regarding any questions/concerns I've had. I think they are a great organization and I love volunteering for them. They do whatever they can to help as many dogs as they can and I appreciate their commitment. I have every intention of adopting again through them in the future.

2 Grace40

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue does great work! They have wonderful volunteers to rescue and take good care of dogs until the dogs are ready for adoption. They also evaluate and share temperament of the dogs to make sure the adoption is a success for dogs and human. My husband and I have adopted two dogs from Pei People in the past 5 years. We cannot be happier with our big family. Here's a picture of Rufus and Maddy.

1 WienerDogMom

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue does an amazing job. They do great work helping Shar Peis in need of a new family. The dogs receive excellent (often expensive) medical care and are placed with families that are screened to ensure that both the dog and the adopter will be happy. Love, love, love Pei People!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have owned and raised Shar Pei for the past 25 years and discovered Pei People about 5 years ago after losing the last of the dogs we raised. After meeting the founders of Pei People and seeing the work they were doing we knew this was an organization we wanted to support. We have adopted from them, volunteered when we are able and have donated to their rescue efforts as they have continued to grow and expand the area that they cover. Since this is a volunteer based organization we see that our contributions really make a difference and go the care that these abandoned dogs are in need of. It has been a rewarding experience for us as we see the great success stories Pei People has had as these dogs make their way to their forever homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Pei People. They have a group of volunteers that are dedicated and care so much about helping this breed. I have adopted a dog from them and their vetting process is very detailed, they want the best homes possible for the dogs who often have not had best care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pei People is a non-profit rescue across California, southern Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and the PNW that rescues and finds fitting forever homes for Shar Pei. Pei People founders and volunteers work very hard to find the best fit for the Shar Pei and the adopting humans to ensure, as best as possible, that the dogs are placed into a home that they can be happy in for the rest of their lives. This rescue stands on the ability and selflessness of it's amazing volunteers, from transporters to fosters, and is led by it's amazing founders who together have placed hundreds of Shar Pei into permanent homes since the founding of the rescue.

1 Lori168

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for this rescue has been a real treat. From Fostering an unwanted shar pei to finding his forever home, this rescue has treated me with respect, care and been available for even the silliest questions at all times making this a remarkable experience. Also, drama free! Volunteers are supportive and uplifting and truly care about putting you and your time with them on a pedestal. I'm thrilled to be part of a great dog rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted more than one Pei from Pei People and it has been an awesome experience! The volunteers know and understand the breed. They are also very experienced with what type of home the dogs they are looking to adopt would do best in. Would recommend this organization to anyone looking to adopt a shar pei!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Pei People for almost 5 years now. They are a well respected and well run organization that keeps the focus on helping Shar Pei. They are a great group of people and pleasant to work with.

I am also a Pei People adopter and very proud Shar Pei mom. :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking to rescue a Chinese Shar Pei and found Pei People through an internet search. From my first interaction with Pei People, I was hooked on this organization. The volunteer operated with full disclosure regarding a dog we were looking to potentially adopt. We adopted a dog from Pei People and the process was friendly and they were very interested in helping us find the right dog for our needs. We loved our interaction so much we became volunteers ourselves and have met many wonderful people and Chinese Shar ei through this organization.