Shar-Pei are a unique breed!

Welcome to Florida Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing Shar-Pei throughout the state of Florida. We also do our best to assist with the rescue of Shar-Pei throughout the Sunbelt region, including FL, GA, SC, AL and MS. More About FSPR...

Recent News :


Name :   Polar 
Sex :   Male
Approximate Age :   3-4 
Purebred or Mix :  Mix
Color :   Fawn 
Coat Type :   Brush
Adoption Donation Requested :   TBD 
Foster Location :   Gainesville, Fl 
Approximate Size/Weight :   46 lbs 
Dog Friendly :    TBD
Cat Friendly :     TBD
Small Child Friendly :    TBD
Energy Level :    moderately active 

NOTES :    
Polar is up to date on his shots, heartworm negative, and neutered.

About this Pei : 
Polar was  found  west of Sebring, Fl  in a rural area. He was thought to be a stray and was picked up by animal control. His overall coat and health seemed good and because of this we do not think he had been a stray for very long. He was very hesitant with strangers and it has taken a while for him to warm up. He is now very affectionate with both my husband and myself. He will play and run around like a puppy. He wants to be an inside dog that also has a fenced in backyard to play in….a pet door to the outside would be perfect! Polar will be a good watchdog and companion as well. Polar MUST have a fenced back yard and an owner with patience and experience with the breed. His coat is thick like a brush coat but much softer. He is Pei in overall appearance but with a smaller face. He is a good eater and has never messed in his kennel. He has learned to sit, give high five, and down. What a smart guy!!!

Polar will do well in  a quiet home perhaps with a person who works from home or  is retired. He is a mix but as mentioned, his body is typically Pei but with a smallish face. We have grown close to him and really want him to have a chance for a forever home.


Name :   Cinnamon 
Sex :   Female
Approximate Age :   8 months 
Purebred or Mix :  Mix
Color :   Cinnamon (Hence her name!)
Coat Type :   Horse
Adoption Donation Requested :   TBD 
Foster Location :   St. Petersburg, FL 
Approximate Size/Weight :   32 lbs 
Dog Friendly :    Yes
Cat Friendly :     TBD
Small Child Friendly :    Yes
Energy Level :    Very active 

NOTES :    
Cinnamon is on medical hold until all of her skin issue have been resolved. She has made tremendous progress and has regrown probably around 80% of her fur which looks beautiful! She still needs to gain a bit of weight and then will be spayed.

About this Pei : 
She gets along well with other dogs, likes children, but also enjoys curling up with her foster parents for hugs and wants to cuddle up next to you at bedtime. We will do a DNA on Cinnamon but our guess at this time is that she might be part boxer, mastiff, etc. Whatever the mix might be, she is really cute with a sad wrinkly face!!

Before picture of Cinnamon

Samurai (Sammy)

Name : Samurai (Sammy)                    Sammy 2
Sex : Male
Approximate Age : 11 – 13 Yrs
Purebred or Mix : Purebred
Color : Cream
Coat Type : Brush
Adoption Donation Requested : $100
Foster Location : Orlando, FL
Approximate Size/Weight : 40 lbs
Dog Friendly : Yes
Cat Friendly : Unknown
Small Child Friendly : TBD
Energy Level : Easy-going, laid-back

UTD on shots, Heartworm positive, Microchipped, Neutered. Sammy is undergoing slow kill heartworm treatment due to his advanced age.

About this Pei :
Samurai, “Sammy” for short, came into rescue after being found as a stray in Orlando, FL.  Those who found him took him in and provided for his short-term care but were unable to keep him long-term so reached out for help with him and FSPR answered their call.

Sammy is an older boy with arthritis in his hips, he is also heartworm positive, and may have some hearing loss due to chronic ear infections.  Sammy requires medications on a daily basis for management of his arthritis pain and is receiving treatment for his heartworms, as well.  He did have ear infections upon initial vet examination upon coming into rescue and was treated for those.  Due to Sammy’s need for long-term medical treatments, donations are much appreciated so we can continue to provide for whatever care he needs.

Sammy’s foster mom says he is a very sweet old guy and he gets along well with her other dogs.  He has learned the household routine and is fitting in nicely with the pack.

Please consider being a Guardian Angel for Sammy as he will likely remain in the care of FSPR until he crosses the rainbow bridge.  If you would like to adopt Sammy to allow him to live the remainder of his life with you, please complete an adoption application.

Sammy 4


Sammy 1


Sammy 3


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Shar Pei T-Shirts (Click here for link to donate)

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We have Shar Pei Big Face T-Shirts for Donations:
There is only one pattern/color offered:

Adult Small, Medium, Large
& Extra Large $25
Adult 2 XLarge $27
Adult 3 XLarge $29
Child Large or  Extra Large $19

All Shirt donations include shipping.

Click here for link to shirt sizing.

Hit the DONATE button and put in the correct donation amount size.
After you put your password in for paypal  click:
Add special instructions to the seller  (this is where you will put the shirt size or sizes)

Some sizes may be on back order. Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery of shirts.
Thank you for your donation!

For quotes on shipping outside the US please email us with your address for postal rate to:  info@floridasharpeirescue.com


We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for qualified foster homes!

We have dogs in high kill shelters whose time is limited. Please open your home & heart to help us even if it is just for the summer and save a life! Pay stinks but the licks and love are unlimited!!!!!

Contact us for more information or visit these pages for ways you can help :
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