Hi, this is Winston. I wanted to write to all of my old friends and let them know how I am doing. Although I miss all of you who took good care of me, I am really happy to be in a home of my own. I have my own bed (actually, I have choices of beds but I really like to lay in the sun in front of the fish tank). I have lots of other dogs who like me here and we love to play together, especially Rick, my German Shepherd friend. I am feeling like a new pup again lately. My new mom and dad took me to have the Shar-Pei eye surgery I should have had a long time ago, and now I can see! I had to walk around with this funny plastic cone on my head for a while, but it was worth it. I also got my teeth cleaned so my breath is minty fresh. With a lot of work I am finally seeing (and hearing) just like new...well, almost. I have enclosed some pictures of me I thought you might like. Take care, and thanks again to all of you who spent so much time with me. My new parents love me!
Winston the Shar-Pei
PS: These pictures were from before my surgery, I will send more pictures later so you can see my new eyelids!
|Name of Pet:||Winston|
|Type of Pet:||Dog|
|Gender of Pet:||Male|
|Age of Pet at Adoption:||8 years|
|Month / Year Adopted:||October 2004|
|Name of Pet at HSCI:||Winston|
Our adoption staff during a follow-up report found out that Winston had a few teeth removed and his skin/coat was doing much better.
HSCI works with many reputable breed rescue groups in the midwest. Winston benefited from our relationship with RASP (Rescue a Shar-Pei). Winston's family has two dogs and had recently lost a Shar-Pei to cancer. They loved the qualities of the breed and were willing to work with his medical issues. They are a special family that was able to give him the help and love he needs.
HSCI often does have full-breed dogs and cats available. We encourage people to adopt from us or work with one of the rescue groups we have experience with. The rescue groups offer a great alternative for pets that are older and/or have health problems (often the case with breeding). After all, Winston was 8 years old, missing an ear, and had problems with his sight, hearing and skin. Many times, rescue groups will have a waiting list of experienced homes that can tackle these issues a little easier.
If you are interested in adopting a specific breed, we advise you to: