Peis and Strays is a non-profit all-volunteer organization. It was established by a small group of individuals in the New England area with the intent of helping Chinese Shar Pei find loving homes.
The first step in adopting is completing the adoption application. If you have found a specific dog you are interested in, please list the dog on the application. If you have questions about a specific dog, please email the contact listed on that dog’s profile, they know the dog best. You will then be contacted by one of our volunteers for a home visit to determine if you are the best match for the dog you have chosen. Additionally, we will call the references listed on your application. In the event you have not chosen a specific dog, we may make several suggestions of animals that would best match your family. We require that an application be filled out prior to you meeting any dog, as these dogs live with our foster families and filling out the application shows you are committed and serious about adopting a dog. We are emotionally tied to the dogs we rescue and remain committed to the dogs and their adoptive families for their life. If there is a problem in keeping the adoptive dog, we require that the dog come back to us for rehoming at anytime during their life. Additionally, if there are problems or concerns with the health or well being of a dog, we are there to help the adoptive family with the support they require. Please realize that we are volunteers with full-time jobs, families, and animals of our own. We do this because we love the dogs. Many of us work more hours doing rescue work than we do at our full-time jobs. While we make every effort to process applications and return phone calls/emails immediately, it may not always be possible. Please, be patient with us. Emergency rescues and calls about the safety/medical needs of our animals must take priority. We will respond to ALL applications submitted as soon as possible. Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions you may have about the process.