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My name is Meadow!

Shar Pei Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Meadow
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I found a new home!
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Meadow's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Meadow's Story...
I’m just a young girl now at @ 1 ½ years old but I prefer to think my life started the day I came into the caring arms of rescue. My memories before that were only of loneliness, pain and hunger. I tried to make the best of things before rescue. I found a dark place under the deck of a school administration building where I could hide safely yet still hear the sounds of people and children and dream I was part of a family. I would sneak over to the nearby fast food hamburger place and eat from the trash people left behind. Sometimes I would take the bags of leftover food with me into my secret place and keep them until my stomach hurt from hunger so I would always have something to eat. People would see me from time to time and the rescue people would try to find me but no one saw me enter my secret den so they could never figure out where I disappeared. I wanted so badly to come to them but I was afraid. I had terrible pain around my neck and it worsened as I grew. I didn’t know understand why it was becoming increasingly difficult to eat & even breathe but I was getting weak and tired. The kind vet who took care of me in rescue told me that someone had wrapped a wire around my neck when I was about 3 or 4 months old. As I grew bigger, the wire slowly cut into my neck until it cut around my neck and through the muscle until it was resting on my spinal column and wind pipe. One day, at what I know now was a blessing, they saw me enter my safe den and set out a trap with tempting food to lure me in. When it closed on me I was frightened but I soon knew I was going to be ok. I had surgery to carefully remove the wire and now there is only a thin scar that is mostly hidden by my beautiful new collar. I had numerous procedures and treatments for the infected and damaged tissue and muscle. The treatments were sometimes painful but I stood still as statue and was so good because I knew they were trying to help me. I’m now in a foster home with my Shar-Pei brother Oliver and I love romping and playing and doing all the things I was never able to do. I love to give kisses too (especially to Oliver!). I hope my forever home comes along soon. My life has just started and I’d like to start it with a family of my own. I often dreamed of having a family as I tried to sleep away the pain and now that rescue has given me a new start in life, I hope the family of my dreams is reading this and comes for me soon.

Facts about Meadow

  • Breed: Shar Pei
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Meadow, a Houston Shar Pei dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shar Pei for sale in Houston, or seeking a Shar Pei dog from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Houston breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shar Pei breeders who help with Shar Pei rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.