Peke A Tzu Rescue

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Peke A Tzu Rescue

Peke A Tzu Rescue is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu Rescue and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a sanctuary for senior and special needs dogs. We are also active in Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue, Yorkie Rescue and Mixed Small Breed Rescue. We are located in Trufant, Michigan. The rescue is comprised of volunteers donating their time and love. We do not receive any money from city, county, state or federal governments. The volunteers are not paid except with pupster kisses and adoration.

All donations are welcomed and can be paid through PayPal
or sent directly to
Peke A Tzu Rescue
PO Box 1
Trufant, MI 49347

100% of all donations are applied to our vet fund. Many of the gift shop items are donated by volunteers so that the rescue receives 100% of the sales proceeds. Also the Director of the rescue maintains our website so that we do not have website fees with the exception of server costs. There are many ways you can help support our pupsters. You can view our needs at
How You Can Help.
We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, animal control facilities and private owners. All are fostered in our homes until they find their Forever Home. All vetting needs are addressed upon arrival with the appropriate follow up vet visits. We also provide a Pre Adoption Physical which is done within a 7 day period prior to adoption. This physical includes a wellness exam and fecal. A copy of the Pre Adoption Physical with our veterinarian's signature will be supplied to the adopter. We will keep an update of total vetting costs at
Foster Vetting Costs.
We do adopt out of state, but request that the Adopter fly in or drive in to get the baby.
Additional information on adoption can be found at
Adoption Guidelines.

In Memory of those serving our country for our freedom and safety
and to the many who have fallen for us—may your Memorial Day Weekend be safe and happy


I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.

Written By Kelly Strong

Thank You

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  • Shih Tzu Vetting Fundraiser
  • Peke A Tzu Haven Sponsorships
  • NuVet™ Premium Pet Supplements
  • Goodsearch Earns $$$'s for the Pupsters
  • eBay Giving Works $$$'s for the Pupsters
  • Gift Shop
  • Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser
  • Candle Ceremony


    Special Needs

    Peke A Tzu Rescue is devoted to helping all babies in need, but our hearts belong to those that need us the most…the physical and mentally challenged and the seniors. We pray every day that there is someone out there for these special babies that will take them into their hearts and homes. Until that special home comes along they are part of our family and we love them dearly. We also know when we commit to these babies that they may be here with us for the rest of their lives. We offer the sanctuary and love that they need and in return they fill our lives with joy.

    Video of Special Needs and Seniors

    We feel blessed to have these babies in our home to snuggle and love and will continue to devote our lives to those that need us the most.

    A wonderful way for those of you that maintain a lifestyle that prohibits you from physically helping these sweet kids is through sponsorship. It costs over $75.00 per month to vet, groom and feed each of our Haven Babies.

    Our Haven babies only ask for a monthly commitment on your part of $25.00.

    Please click on
    Sponsor A Haven Baby
    to help our seniors and special needs pupsters.

    Premium Pet Supplements

    All pet owners want to provide the finest nutrition possible for their pets. After thorough research we chose the raw diet for our dogs.
    In addition we knew that our dogs needed the best pet supplement available.
    NuVet™ Pet Supplements
    are unsurpassed in quality.
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    Nuvet Labs™ are proud to stand behind their products with a 60 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. If after trying the product you are not satisfied for any reason they will give you your money back.

    For more information and to ensure that you are doing the very best for your pet please click on the link below.
    NuVet™ Pet Supplements

    For Your Internet Searching Needs.
    Peke A Tzu Rescue will earn one penny for each search.
    Just input Peke A Tzu Rescue as your favorite charity by using the link below.

    Goodsearch: You Search...We Give!

    Peke A Tzu Rescue Also Partners With Goodshop

    Shop online through Goodshop at your favorite online stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Walmart, PetsMart, Target, Macy's, Nordstrom & many more by using the link below.

    Please list Peke A Tzu Rescue as your charity and up to 30% of your total purchase will be donated to our rescue.

    Bonnet, Chiffon, Dash
    Jorja and Luscious
    Need Your Help

    Bonnet Chiffon
    Dash Jorja

    Bonnet, Chiffon, Dash, Jorja and Luscious are adorable Shih Tzu babies. All are retired breeders and have just recently arrived. They are currently in quarantine. Bonnet is blind in one eye with limited vision in the other. Jorja has dry eye and will be on medications. They are very shy and need lots of love and cuddles. All of the babies need spay/neuter, dentals, heartworm tests, vaccinations, fecals and whatever other veterinary attention that may be needed. Once their vetting needs are met then the emotional healing will begin.

    They are hoping you will open your heart and help with their vetting needs.

    Please click on the Donate Now Button to complete donation for Bonnet, Chiffon, Dash, Jorja and Luscious.

    If you prefer to pay by personal check,please
    make your check payable to Peke A Tzu Rescue
    and mail to:
    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    PO Box 1
    Trufant, MI 49347
    Please include your email address so we can email to confirm your donation.

    A special thank you from Bonnet, Chiffon, Dash, Jorja & Luscious to:
    Judy Davidson
    Joan Emery
    Jean Iovino
    Marg Krass

    Online Gift Shop
    Please check out our online Gift Shop.
    100% of all sales go directly to the food and vet expenses for our precious foster pupsters.

    We have
    911 Belly Bands for Boys
    ready for immediate shipping.
    We also offer
    Custom Tailored Belly Bands for Boys
    Your little boy cannot make up his mind what he would like to wear today? Well, we have the answer for him!
    Reversible Belly Bands for Boys
    Would you like to add a personal touch to your little boy's wardrobe? He will love our
    Hand Embroidered Belly Bands
    Attending a special occasion? Your little boy will love to strut his stuff in our
    Paw Pleasin' Pocket Belly Bands

    Rider - PATR Patron

    We have been selling belly bands to pupsters in need since 2003.
    We welcome you to share our customer's Tail Waggin' Comments

    Also please check out Peke A Tzu Rescue pupster patrons parading their new wardrobe at
    Peke A Tzu Rescue Pupster Patrons

    If the little girl in your life has problems with incontinence or is working on house training please have her visit our
    Precious PP Panties™ Boutique
    She'll enjoy selecting a new wardrobe from our doggy, floral, animal and other fabrics.

    Parents to the long haired breeds are going to love our
    Pet Water Bottle Stands
    They keep pupster faces dry and drinking water clean.

    You will love our
    Adorable Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers.

    A unigue gift for those that are difficult to buy for.
    FORTY to choose from.

    We also offer
    Sink Strainers and Stoppers
    Key Fobs
    St. Francis Pet Medals
    Magazine Subscriptions
    Scented Candles and Room Sprays
    PATR T Shirts
    and much more within the
    Gift Shop

    Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser

    Authentic B Makowsky Leather Shoulder BagMakowsky Bag

    Authentic designer items, beautiful gold and diamond jewelry, precious stone jewelry and watches have been generously donated to Peke A Tzu Rescue to raise funds for vetting expenses for our senior and special needs fosters. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Pupsters' Food and Vetting expenses.
    Annually the pupsters have their heartworm tests and are scheduled for dentals. The cost for this care including heartworm preventative exceeds $20,000 annually.
    In addition many critically ill and senior fosters have gone to Rainbow Bridge and were unable to be adopted into a loving family of their own. We are left with huge vet expenses from these precious babies and our financial resources have been depleted.
    With the current economy, some of our previous donors have chosen to discontinue donations.
    All designer items and jewelry have been authenticated by the donor.

    Diamond & Ruby RingGold & Diamond Nugget Necklace
    Dufonte WatchDivine Cross Necklace

    Please visit our Gift Shop to see all of the available jewelry and designer handbags. Remember that 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Pupsters' Food and Vetting expenses.

    Candle Ceremony

    Our pets fill our lives with so much joy and parting is always so difficult.
    Many visitors to our website have requested a special page to pay tribute to their Bridge Babies.
    Please visit our
    Candle Ceremony
    page to share the memories of others.
    We invite you to light a candle in memory of your beloved pet.
    Please contact us with a short write up in remembrance of your pet and include a picture at least 800 pixels wide. Please email this information to Jan Collins at
    If you would like to donate in memory of your beloved pet please donate via Paypal or send a check to the address below.
    Mail a check to:
    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    PO Box 1
    Trufant, MI 49347


    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    Trufant, MI  49347
    Phone: 616.984.6292
    Fax: 616.984.6292

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    Pekingese Rescue, Shih Tzu Rescue, Maltese Rescue, Poodle Rescue & Yorkie Rescue
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    Do not take anything from the site without permission.
    Original website designed by J. Boyd. As of October 2009 any changes in design were done by J. Collins. Website is maintained by J. Collins.
    Peke A Tzu Rescue logo designed by Erin Fontana.