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Peke A Tzu Rescue

Every time we lose a dog,
they take a piece of our hearts with them.
Every new dog who comes into our lives
gifts us with a piece of their heart.
If we live long enough all the components of our hearts will be a dog,
and we will become as generous and loving as they are.


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.

For those of you who may not have the opportunity to meet our pupsters we welcome you to
Visit our Sanctuary.

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.

Caring for our senior and special needs dogs requires a significant and often long term financial commitment. If you would like to help us continue our work please make a tax-deductible donation. Thank you for your support.
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.

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  • Shih Tzu Yorkie Vetting Fundraiser
  • 2018 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar
  • 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

  • Anette, Arianne,
    Caila, Cherish,
    Flash, Julep,
    Kaylee and Zandy
    Need Your Help

    Anette Arianne
    Caila Cherish
    Flash Julep
    Kaylee Zandy

    UPDATE: All of the babies have now been vetted with the exception of Julep for she has some kidney issues we are monitoring and she is on medications. Cherish has been in for the cleft palate and we will make a decision at time of spay rather it is necessary for corrective surgery to be done.
    We would like to thank all who helped our babies. All are settling in and doing well.

    Anette, Arianne, Caila, Flash, Julep, Kaylee and Zandy are adorable babies. All are retired breeders and arrived September 9th. They are currently in quarantine. They are very shy and need lots of love and cuddles. They are scheduled for grooming and will then visit our vet on the 18th & 19th for spay/neuter, dentals, heartworm tests, vaccinations, fecals, and any other veterinary attention that may be needed. Once their vetting needs are met then the emotional healing will begin. Cherish is an eight week old puppy with a cleft palate. She is scheduled with our vet for evaluation on the 18th.

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

    Please click on Donate Now Button to complete donation through Paypal for our sweet babies.

    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 Anette, Arianne, Carla, Cherish, Flash, Julep, Kaylee and Zandy to:

    Nita Andrews
    Helen Bates
    Dennis & Pat Bentley
    Christine Bilkey
    Barb Boersma
    Marsha Booker
    Katherine Brooks
    Dan & Petra Charbonneau
    Jeff & Jane Chubb
    Lisa Cramer
    Randall Crockett
    Bill & Linda Danner
    Jeanne Delekta
    Christine Estep
    Joe & Nancy Gaffney
    Linda Guy
    James Hunt
    Jean Iovino
    Harry & Toni Minniear
    Carleen Moore
    Dave & Adele Morris
    Pam Polan
    Stephane Rundell
    Linda Schaut
    Eileen Scheibach
    Melissa Seidel
    Kakki Smith
    Suzanne Timm
    Katy Wozniak
    Sandy Zock

    Peke A Tzu Rescue
    2018 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar

    PATR Calendar

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

    The calendars are scheduled for shipment on September 25th.

    If you would like to place your order now please visit our
    Gift Shop
    to purchase your 2018 Peke A Tzu Rescue Calendar. We will notify you when the calendars arrive so you will know your calendars are on the way.

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

    2009 Calendar
    2010 Calendar
    2011 Calendar
    2012 Calendar
    2013 Calendar
    2014 Calendar
    2015 Calendar
    2016 Calendar
    2017 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

    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.
    NuVet Plus/4152929
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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

    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.

    eBay Giving Works
    $$$'s For The Pupsters


    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.

    To keep your baby warm and in style check out our
    Darlin' Doggy Coats
    Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
    Customized length for a perfect fit.

    You will love our
    Adorable Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shakers.

    A unigue gift for those that are difficult to buy for.
    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 BagLouis Vuitton Orange Pochette
    Louis Vuitton ToteCoach Tote
    Louis Vuitton ToteLouis Vuitton Tote
    Louis Vuitton BackpackLouis Vuitton Tote

    Designer items, 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.

    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


    Trufant, MI  49347
    Phone: 616.984.6292
    Fax: 616.984.6292

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    As of October 2009 website and designs are maintained by J. Collins.
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