About FSPR

Our mission is to provide a safe-haven for Shar-Pei in need, ultimately, finding them a stable and loving home to live out happy lives. We work with local shelters and humane societies to rescue Shar-Pei that in are in these facilities and will also work with individuals that, for whatever reason, can no longer care for their Shar-Pei. Our goal is to save Shar-Pei from euthanasia for unnecessary reasons such as shelter over-crowding. To better understand our thoughts and feelings on rescue (and dogs in general), please read our Rescuer’s Creed.

We are a volunteer organization and many of us work full-time jobs so please be patient if you cannot reach us immediately. We promise to get in touch with you as soon as possible. All phone calls and emails will be returned.


I Rescued A Human Today

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.

I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a human today.