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My name is Suki!

Shar Pei Dog for adoption in Midway City, California - Suki
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Assistance League of Orange County

Facts about Suki

  • Breed: Shar Pei
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9806788

Suki is the absolutely the sweetest and happiest dog.  When she first came to AALOC, she was in a terrible, neglected state.  She had skin infections and scars all over her back, and was so swollen that her eyes were invisible.  But with care and love this girl has become a really special resident at AALOC's no-kill shelter.  She will never be a beauty due to her past history, but we can tell you for sure that her heart and soul are absolutely beautiful!

Note From Foster:

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Note from foster: Suki is a funny, friendly dog.  The vets say she is the friendliest Shar Pei they have every met.  She is not beautiful - in the traditional sense - as she has scars on her back, but she always makes people smile when they meet her. 

 

Suki has a condition common to Shar Pei's called mucinosis, which affects her skin, and she is highly allergic.  She takes a number of medications to control her symptoms.  I must say that once you establish a routine to give meds, it is not that difficult.  Fortunately Suki has no problem taking them all down.  She also needs regular bathing with a medicated shampoo, with a very diluted bleach rinse to keep yeast and bacteria from forming in the many folds of her skin.  She does need to make regular vet visits to monitor her progress.   We offer Suki as part of our Forever Foster program, meaning we pay for all of her vet care and medication.  We will also cover the expense of food.  She is on a special diet.

 

The reality is that Suki does require more care than a normal dog.  But in many other ways she is a great dog.  She gets along with all the other dogs in my house, even a little one who sometimes growls at her and is not at all friendly.  She just looks at him as if he is a minor annoyance.  She is just very good natured.  Suki is also house broken. 

About Animal Assistance League of Orange County

About Our Shelter...

The Animal Assistance League of Orange County is a non-profit 501(c)3 no kill humane society dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet related problems, promoting responsible pet-ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs.

The organization took its first steps in 1973 with a few animal lovers who wanted to reunite pet owners with lost pets. Today there is a no-kill shelter located in Midway City, with a population of approximately 110 cats and dogs. There is a telephone/email helpline that assists pet owners with a variety of issues, including spay/neuter, pet aid for low-income pet owners, animal abuse and any number of other issues related to cats and dogs.

AALOC is managed almost entirely by volunteers. The reason we do what we do is that we care deeply about animal welfare and hope to make a difference - at least in our part of the world.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our no-kill shelter is located at 15102 Jackson Street, Midway City, CA 92655. Potential adopters can visit any day from 10:00-3:00.

Our Adoption Process...

The fee for adoptions is $150/dogs, $100/cats. We require a home visit, veterinarian reference, application. Pools must be fenced. Dog doors not allowed for small pets due to the prevalence of coyotes. If there is a yard, the fence must be 5 feet. Gates should be locked.