Success Stories

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Raven (#559-15)

Raven was found eating trash and living on the street in Baltimore. She was taken in by a good Samaritan who recognized her as a pei. Raven is in rough shape, flea bitten and most of her hair is gone, but she is as sweet as can be considering what ever she went thru. Raven is believed to be approximately 3-4 yrs old.
Raven has already been seen by a vet, gotten her shots and had a nice bath and was a good girl during the whole ordeal.
Raven is very underweight and needs a foster or furever home where she can get some TLC.
Update (01/2016): Raven's fur is growing in and she's gained a little weight, such a sweet little girl. She loves people & kids, she's the Petco Greeter at our adoption events. Rides like a little lady in the car also, even with Franklin trying to play with her in the back seat.
Update (2/22/2016): Raven went to foster and is so happy to have a playmate. She still needs a forever home, and would fit in with a home with kids and another dog to play with.
Update (03/2016):  Jeremy & Corrine became foster failures, they fell for Raven’s charm and made her a permanent part of their family. Tofu now has a permanent partner in crime!

China (#535-15)

China is our new girl coming from New York City. MACSPRO was able to save her just before she was about to be put down. China is about 1 year old and 32 lbs. She gets along with olderchildren but needs time to warm up to strangers. China knows "sit" and is crate trained. China needs to be an only dog.  Please consider giving China a furever home!

Update (01/2016): China is ready for the snow storm!

Update (02/2016): China’s foster mom has made it official and she is no longer available. She’s adjusted well to the new family home with Anna, Kato & Puma in Columbia, MD

Gus (#566-16)

From Kentucky,  Gus was left at the shelter during off hours, luckily, someone went back to the shelter and he got inside out of the cold, along with some food in his belly.  He’s a sweet boy that could use a foster family to give him the TLC he needs to nurse him back to a healthy dog.
Update (02/2016): Gus went to his furever him with Lydia & Paul in Pennsylvania.   Have a great life Gus!

Jia (#567-16)


Jia is coming to MACSPRO this Saturday. Jia is a 3 yr old apricot dilute girl that was surrendered by her family when she did not get along with the other dog in the household.

Update (02/2016):  Jia went to her forever home back in PA with Chris & Lindsay.  Based on her pictures, she looks like she’s settling in very well and getting spoiled! 

Valentino (Private Adoption)

Valentino is a lovable 4 year old 50 lb Shar Pei who comes from Falls Church, Va. His  favorite activity is snuggling up on a soft blanket and sleeping all day.  He loves affection from his owners. He has previously lived in a loving home with adults, grandparents, and children who lived with him from 3-6 and 7-10 years old.  He takes a little time to warm up to new people, but once he does he will show them a lot of affection. He prefers to be the only pet- he is more cautious towards other animals, but will also warm up to them when introduced slowly.

Pei Pei (#558-15)

Meet Pei Pei , a three year old chocolate female.  She is extremely affectionate and did well on all of her evaluations except interacting with other dogs in the shelter environment

She exhibited no resource guarding, was playful and affectionate with handler, walks well on leash and accepted restraint.

Update (12/2015): Pei Pei found her furever home with new dad, Charles in Severn, MD.  It was love at first sight for these two! She is adapting well to her new home; plenty of room to run in her huge back yard and a back seat to ride in, her favorite things, besides kisses!!

Pumkin (#555-15)

Pumkin, previously Gotti, is a 47lb Shar-Pei mix from North Carolina. Pumkin is a very friendly, great girl. She is very young, playful, smart. She really wants to be loved.

Update (12/2015): 

Pumpkin is having surgery to repair her right hip. Surgery estimates range from $2100 to $3100. Pumba is a very gentle loving PeiX, gets along with other dogs, children, and is housebroken and is relying on us to give her a new and better life! Please help us help her! Any donation is gratefully accepted: Checks to “MACSPRO” at PO Box 34034 Bethesda, MD 20827 or you can donate via Pay Pal or at Mark your donation as for “Pumpkin.”

Update (12/2015):  Pumpkin has been officially adopted by Dennis & Beverly. She will be getting the necessary physical therapy and rehab on her leg, her surgery was successful. She shares her furever home in Kent, VA with Pei Brother George, who she made fast friends with and he is also helping her exercise her leg!

Update (01/2016): Pumpkin has been adopted by Dennis & Beverly & Shar Pei brother George, residing in Kent VA.  She is now know as Ziva. She is doing well recovering from her hip surgery, keeping up with her big brother too.
Many thanks to all those who donated and helped make this surgery happen, thanks to foster mom Allison & family who brought her to the vet, pre & post-op and physical therapy, and thanks to Beverly & Dennis for following up on her PT and giving her a furever home!

Update (11/2016): Ziva is doing great! Her furever parents say she is one beautiful girl!  Best part, she is not afraid of storms or any loud noises.

Xiaoli (#554-15)


Xiaoli, previously Lucky, is a small, scared 2 yr old boy that needs a lot of TLC.

Update (11/2015):  Lucky (now Xiaoli) has found his forever home in Ft Washington, MD! His foster family has fallen in love with this little guy and they’ve made it permanent.  His 2 furry sisters love him too. 

Simba (#531-15)


Simba is a sweet 4 year old boy. Simba gets along with kids and most dogs. Unfortunately Simba was returned and is looking for a new furever home. Simba needs compassion, exercise and a loving environment. He bonds deeply.

Update (10/2015): Simba will be sharing great times with his new dad in Alexandria, VA. Congrats, Simba!

Dave (#551-15)


After months of living on the streets of West Virginia and eluding Animal control, Dave was lured in by a fellow shar-pei owner.  He currently has trust issues from being on his own for so long. We have him in boarding at the vet clinic, where the owner works magic with these types of dogs. Dave is able to stay in the office of the clinic, so that Dave can see people come and go all day and get used to them. He is also attending a weekly obedience class. Dave has already bonded with the staff member that takes him to class, and has made progress with others as well. Dave is now fully vetted and neutered. He is described as a gentleman, and a dream on the leash. He is walked almost daily by different volunteers, so he is used to a lot of people.

Update (10/2015): Dave has moved into his furever home in Salisbury, MD.