News Archive

Meet Ike, our newest Senior Member of MACSPRO.


Over the weekend, we pulled Ike from a shelter in New Jersey.  He's a senior pei that is very skinny but that hasn't hindered his ability to be incredibly sweet.  We are very thankful for Laurie Davis' help in pulling him and getting him to a vet.  He is currently in isolation, getting fluids and caught up on his vaccinations.  We will soon be transporting him to his foster family in North Carolina.  

We are able to help out dogs like Ike thanks to donations from generous donors.  We currently have several pei at the kennel that need fosters.  If you are interested in fostering any of our available pei, please fill out an application.  

If you are unable to help foster, financial contributions of any size would be greatly appreciated, with the current funds, we are unable to keep up with the needs of our current pei.  You are able to donate online or via check. Your checks can be sent directly to:
Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc.
P.O. Box 34034
Bethesda, MD 20827


Henry & Victor have FINALLY landed in Maryland.

Our cute Henry and Victor are HERE!!  

Foster families in Puerto Rico have been caring for them, getting them healthy enough to start a new chapter in their lives.   They are now coming to a new Country,  with different weather,  and people that speak a new language (Habla Español)?

Will you help their transition be a gentle change? We have a foster for Henry but still are in need of a foster for Victor.  To become a foster, fill out an application today!


Henry is shy around people but does well in the company of other dogs.


Victor is a sweet boy that loves his food.


Foster Homes Needed! Our Puerto Rico Dogs are Coming Soon

MACSPRO really needs your help to find foster homes! Henry and Victor will be arriving in Maryland soon from Puerto Rico and could really use foster homes or furever homes.  If you would like to help them, please email us at
Henry was a very scared & timid boy when he was brought into rescue. He has been in a foster home for awhile now, getting healthy for his big trip to Maryland. He has been doing very well in the foster home, running and playing as a totally normal dog. When taken out of his foster home for a visit to the staff at All Sato Rescue, he became very timid and wouldn't interact with anyone. He tried to hide behind the plants. He never showed any aggression, he was just shy. Henry could use a foster home here in Maryland and would do best with other dogs in the home to help him relax and be a dog. 


We heard from Victor's foster mom that he is very, very spoiled and loves to get kissed on the cheek. He also loves to ride around in the car--he'll go anywhere! He is active and playful. However, he should be fed alone, because he really, really loves to eat and will try mightily to get into everyone else's dishes. He doesn't bite or growl, but he tries to push them so they understand to move....He's a strong boy, who may not always know his own strength when he's playing with other dogs. His favorite thing (beside getting kisses) is curling up in a really comfy bed.


The vet removed a mass on Victoria's paw and sent it out for biopsy. It shows that she has a grade 1 cancer, which is probably the best kind to get if you have to have cancer. Victoria's cancer is not aggressive and her prognosis is excellent. However, because the mass was situated directly on her paw, where there isn't much extra skin to play with, she ended up with a nasty wound that got infected. She has been staying at the vet's from Monday through Friday where they do a daily routine to remove the patch, which stimulates the skin underneath to grow back. Once she is through this process, they will go back in and remove the so-called dirty borders that were left from the original removal of the mass. Despite all this, she is a happy camper and loves seeing people and getting attention. She is going to make someone a wonderful companion....

Don't forget about our upcoming events! 

04/16/2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
04/16/2016 - 7:00pm to 12:00am
​Please contact Patricia Harris (443-974-8416) or Betty Trojan (240-683-1319) for tickets.

Dexter Needs a Foster Home

Dexter is a 4 year old neutered male that has been bounced around to 3 different homes since last summer and really needs a safe home to go to when he comes to MACSPRO.  He is a happy, goofy guy, typical Shar Pei that needs time to trust again. An experienced Shar Pei person would be the best fit for him.
If you could help this guy out and keep him out of the kennel, please go to and submit an on-line foster or adoption application.
Please, fosters in the DC/MD/VA area only.

Two New Pei Coming in

While the snow is melting, we're working on bringing in two new guys, Gus & Cooper.  Both of these guys are in need of a foster home to help them get back to health.

Gus is coming in from Kentucky.  Gus was left at the shelter during off hours. Gus got lucky when someone came back to the shelter and brought him inside out of the cold and made sure he had some food to eat.  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.

Cooper was turned into a shelter in Southern VA when his owner passed away and left him and 3 other dogs.   Cooper has some skin issues and could use a foster family to give him the love and care his needs after his ordeal.  
Fill out a foster application today if you have room for either of these gentlemen.  

2 Shar Pei in Puerto Rico need Urgent Help

We are working with a shelter to try to bring these two pei from Puerto Rico.  They are coming from a  terrible situation in which people moved out of their home and left their two Shar-Peis shut inside with no food, no one looking after them, no way to get out, no nothing.

The white one is female and the male is the brown one.  They require serious medical attention, as they were left abandoned in a closed house without food, water or anyone looking after them after owners moved.  One of them has a skin condition that needs treatment as well. They will also require boarding while recovering until they are well enough to travel.

We are in desperate need of donations to support their recovery and fosters to support them once they get over to Maryland.  If you would like to foster, let us know.

Pumpkin Needs Your Help

Pumpkin Needs Surgery to Repair Her Right Hip

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

Other ways to help MACSPRO this holiday season

Fostering & Adopting

Cruz, Pumba, and, our new girl, Pei Pei all need fosters for the holidays.  If you would like more information about fostering visit our website at

In addition to these three, Wilbur, China, Pumpkin, and Chloe are all looking for their furever homes this holiday season.  To find out more about our adoption process, visit our website at

Flyer Distribution

Print out our most recent "Our Gang" poster or our poster about Pumpkin and place it up at your local coffee house or cafe community board.

Calendars Make Great Gifts

We still have calendars available.  

You can buy one in person from any of our events for $15 OR order via mail/online for $15 each plus $6 flat rate shipping in the United States (for international shipping contact  

To order via mail, send a check along with a letter stating how many you want and the ship to:
Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc.
P.O. Box 34034
Bethesda, MD 20827

To order online, donate via paypal at you must include your shipping address, and the quantity of calendars that you are ordering in the "Add special instructions to the seller" section when you are reviewing your donation.


Fosters Needed for Two New Pei

Pumba came to MACSPRO from Puerto Rico. We need a foster for this sweet boy as soon as possible! 
Pumba is 44.6 pounds, 3.5 yrs, fixed, 4dx negative, skin test negative. The trainers in Puerto Rico say Pumba is not food possessive, he shared with other dogs and reacted well. Pumba is very calm and sweet. 

Cruz, previously Thirteen, is a 2 year old male coming to us from NYC.  Cruz lived with 2 adults and has been around children ages 6 and up. He plays and jumps up a little rough for toddlers.  He has lived with cats and chases them but was never aggressive or harmful towards them. His behavior is unknown towards dogs. He has lived indoors only and his activity level is medium. Cruz's previous owner describes him as playful, excitable, affectionate, mellow and friendly.  Read more about Cruz.

If you would like to foster Pumba or Cruz please put in an application today.

Our Gang

We've attached the latest Our Gang for November.  Feel free to print out a copy and pin it up at a local community board at your favorite cafe or coffee house.

Foster for Pumkin and Rocky Gap Casino Tickets

Foster Needed for Pumkin


Pumkin is a sweet one year old girl and still plenty of puppy. She appears to have been crated most of her life and her dislocated hip will always give her a limp but it is not painful. She loves toys, walks and lots of love. She trains easily and is almost completely housebroken in just a few short days. Pumkin becomes attached to people very quickly and obey commands, but she does not do well in a crate as she will cry continually. 

Please help this good girl who was saved just 30 minutes from being euthanized when MACSPRO saved her. Please contact us at if you think you can help!

Rocky Gap Casino Tickets

Our Rocky Gap Casino bus trip is almost here! Make sure to grab your tickets now so you can join us on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Tickets are only $30 and includes round trip motor coach transportation and $20 in FREE slot play upon arrival at the casino. Rocky Gap will donate 10% of all money spent at the casino and resort to MACSPRO. Find more information here.