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Peke A Tzu Rescue

Peke A Tzu Rescue
Sanctuary for Seniors & Special Needs


Peke A Tzu Rescue, a sanctuary for senior and special needs dogs, is a Non-Profit Shih Tzu and Pekingese Rescue exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We are an Animal Protection Shelter registered with the State of Michigan and function under a Special Use Permit within our township.

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

Another great way to help our pupsters is through our Magazine Fundraiser.
40% of your purchase will help the pupsters.
Just click on the link below if you are interested in ordering your favorite magazine.

Magazine Subscription
Fundraiser 40% for the Dogs


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.

Current Fundraisers and Projects



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  • 2015 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar on Sale Now!
  • Peke A Tzu Haven Sponsorships
  • NuVet™ Premium Pet Supplements
  • Goodsearch Earns $$$'s for the Pupsters
  • eBay Giving Works $$$'s for the Pupsters
  • Gift Shop
  • Pet Portraits by JMarie
  • Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser
  • Candle Ceremony
  • In Memory


    In April of 1967 our family went through one of the greatest losses of our lives. Our Mother passed away at the young age of 50. As we struggled with the loss a small spiral notebook was discovered containing many poems that our Mother had written in her last days on this earth. We would like to share one of these poems with all of you and hope that by sharing some of her inner most thoughts it will soothe your souls as it has ours for many years.

    TRUE CHRISTMAS

    A child one Christmas evening climbed on her Mother's knee,
    and eyes alight with wonder asked, looking at the tree,

    Do you think Dear Jesus had a Christmas tree,
    or got presents from Santa Claus when he was young like me?

    No Dear, there was no Christmas, no tree, no Santa Claus,
    'twas he who brought this all about, and oh, at what a cost.

    You're but a babe yourself dear, but this I must relate,
    'tis not presents, tree or Santa, that makes Christmas Eve so great.

    My Dear always remember, through Jesus Christ alone,
    God gave the greatest present the world has ever known.

    Long years ago the prophets foretold this great ones birth,
    and with the birth of Jesus the word was brought to earth.

    So on this Christmas Eve Dear, please pray to God with me,
    the Christ Spirit renowned the world around and keep our nation free.

    By Marie Catherine Huested

    A Blessed Christmas
    To All of You
    From All of Us


    We searched along life's toilsome highway,
    For what we really did not know,
    But something dwelling deep within us,
    Kept insisting that we go.

    We walked on through the frightening darkness,
    Our thoughts were sad, our steps were slow.
    We'd stop for rest and find our bearings,
    And oh, the tears, how they would flow.

    At last we topped a rugged mountain,
    Twas there we knew we'd reached our goal.
    For truth burst forth in all its' glory,
    And gently touched our weary souls.

    We thought we heard this loved filled whisper,
    Fear not fear not oh fearful ones,
    For I am here, your Rescue Angel,
    Have faith in God for your lives have just begun.

    At last we knew our search was over,
    For our Rescue Angel lead by God would be our guide.
    To finding a special home for each of us,
    Where love would always be by our sides.

    by Jan Collins ©
    12-3-14

    Abbott Arpel Bambi Barley Barone Barry
    Buffy Caden Chia Chiclet Chili Claire
    Connor Cooper Delly Dustin Elizabeth Fiesta
    Frisco Glenda Grayson Guy Haley Harlan
    Jasper Jetta Joel Kalua Kia Konrad
    Jan Bruce
    Liana Libby Lily Louanna McKenna Macy
    Meeka MeiLing Moxie Mystic Nougat Nutmeg
    Panda Pepper Petals Pretzel Prianna Promenade
    Promise Rambler Ramona Raven Razzy Ritter
    Rossy Santo Saylor Soffie Sushi Toto
    Tristan Twila

    Abbott, Arpel, Bambi, Barley, Barone, Barry, Buffy, Caden, Chia, Chiclet,
    Chili, Claire, Connor, Cooper, Delly, Dustin, Elizabeth, Fiesta, Frisco, Glenda,
    Grayson, Guy, Haley, Harlin, Jasper, Jetta, Joel, Kalua, Kia, Konrad,
    Jan and Bruce
    Liana, Libby, Lily, Louanna, McKenna, Macy, Meeka
    MeiLing, Moxie, Mystic, Nougat, Nutmeg, Panda, Pepper, Petals,
    Pretzel, Prianna, Promenade, Promise, Rambler, Ramona, Razzy, Raven,
    Ritter, Rossy, Santo, Saylor, Soffie, Sushi, ToTo, Tristan,Twila


    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    2015 Calendar Has Arrived


    Cover

    To purchase your 2015 Calendar please click on:.

    Purchase 2015 Calendar

    This is the seventh year for our calendar and thanks to all of you our prior calendars have been a super success!

    To view our prior calendars please click on the links below:

    2009 Calendar
    2010 Calendar
    2011 Calendar
    2012 Calendar
    2013 Calendar
    2014 Calendar

    We deeply appreciate everyone that continues to help our foster pupsters and a special hug to those adoptive parents who have welcomed our pupsters into their hearts and homes.
    Jan & Bruce Collins

    Please Sponsor
    A Peke A Tzu Rescue Pupster


    Jetta 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.

    Please Use Goodsearch
    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.



    Nuvet™
    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.
    NuVet Plus/4152929
    Scientifically Formulated to Provide Everything Your Pet Needs For Perfect Health!

    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

    eBay Giving Works
    Equals
    $$$'s For The Pupsters


    Dottie

    Many of those who visit our pupsters are selling items on eBay.
    eBay offers a wonderful program called
    eBay Giving Works

    This gives the seller the opportunity to donate 10% or more of their sales to our pupsters. When the auction closes your donation is sent directly to the pupsters.
    We are asking those of you who are active on eBay to please consider donating a percentage of your sale to our pupsters.
    When listing your item just below
    "Choose how you'd like to sell your item"
    simply scroll down to:
    eBay Giving Works
    The seller can then choose to donate 10-100% of the sale to Peke A Tzu Rescue and eBay will give you a credit on basic selling fees for sold items. A donation of at least $1.00 is required if your listing sells. Choose Peke A Tzu Rescue as your charity, pick the percentage of the sale you wish to be donated and you will be helping our pupsters.

    All of the pupsters thank you in advance for your generosity.



    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 doesn't know what 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

    Does your little boy have sensitive skin?
    He will enjoy the soft feel of our
    Fleece 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
    info@pekeatzurescue.com
    If you would like to donate in memory of your beloved pet please donate via Paypal or send a check to the address below.
    or mail a check to:
    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    PO Box 1
    Trufant, MI 49347

    THE TWELVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR


    On the first month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    A dog that was so full of fear.

    On the second month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the third month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the fourth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the fifth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the sixth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the seventh month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the eighth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the ninth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the tenth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Ten dogs with injured backs,
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the eleventh month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Eleven dogs that were starving to death,
    Ten dogs with injured backs,
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    On the twelfth month of the year,
    Our lives were blessed and our hearts were filled with
    Twelve dogs that had been abandoned at the shelter,
    Eleven dogs that were starving to death,
    Ten dogs with injured backs,
    Nine dogs with infected ears,
    Eight dogs with growths on their bodies,
    Seven dogs infested with parasites,
    Six dogs with rotting mouths,
    Five dogs that could not hear,
    Four dogs that had known only breeding their entire life,
    Three dogs that could not see,
    Two dogs that had just grown old,
    And a dog that was so full of fear.

    Rescue symbolism of The Twelve Months of the Year

    The Twelve Months of the Year symbolize the abuse and neglect that occurs every minute of every day throughout our world. The shelters and streets are filled with unwanted babies crying out in despair. We as rescuers meet the challenge with open arms, compassion and an unending capacity to spread our love to all of these little ones that need us so much every single day of every single month of the year. The Holiday Season is known for the giving spirit in all of us. Please open your hearts to all of these needy souls who just need a kind word, a soft pat on their heads, plentiful food, a nice warm bed and most important of all
    OUR LOVE
    to once again make their lives whole.
    We will warn you though….there is a slight cost, For each sweet baby walks away with a piece of your heart.

    by Jan Collins ©
    11-25-05
    Dedicated to all of our babies
    who return our love with enthusiasm and kisses
    every single month of the year.

    Email

    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    PO Box 1
    Trufant, MI  49347
    (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 JMarie.