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Peke A Tzu Rescue

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.

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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  • Annual Heartworm Preventative Fundraiser
  • Flooring & Deck Resurfacing 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
  • Pet Portraits by JMarie
  • Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser
  • Candle Ceremony

  • Heartworm Preventative
    Fund Raiser

    Elmo PATR Pupster

    It is time for all of us to have our yearly heartworm test and purchase our heartworm medications.

    Heartworm is a condition in dogs caused by a certain type of parasite. These parasites are transmitted to your pet through mosquitoes. Heartworm is a very dangerous disease and can kill your pet if preventative measures are not taken. This disease is very prevalent in the US.

    Because neither you nor your veterinarian can predict when or where your pet might be exposed, the American Heartworm Society recommends
    Thinking 12:
    (1) get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworm and
    (2) give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year.

    We pupsters are asking for your help.
    For a donation of $92.00 we can each get our heartworm test completed and our heartworm preventative.

    Please see information below to make your Heartworm Preventative Donation for the pupster of your choice
    You will see our Thank You Heart
    Thank You
    by each pupster when the heartworm test and purchase of preventative is completed.

    Please Hold Cursor Over Photos
    For Foster Pupster's Name

    Abbott April Arpel Aspen
    Bambi Barone Barry Becca
    Bradley Caden Chiclet Claire
    Connor Cooper Dustin Elizabeth
    Fiesta Frisco Garnet Grayson
    Guy Haley Harlan Jasper
    Jenkins Jetta Joel Kendy
    Kia Konrad Liana Lily
    McKenna Macy Meeka Mei-Ling
    Moxie Mystic Nougat Pepper
    Petals Promise Ramona Rossy
    Santo Sanyi Saylor Shana
    Spencer Sushi Tierra Toto

    Select Foster Pupster for Heartworm Preventative
    in Drop Down Menu.
    Please click on Paypal Button to complete donation

    Select Foster Pupster

    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 the name of the foster for your heartworm preventative donation,
    your thank you gift choice
    and your email address so we can email to confirm your donation.

    Twila Twila
    A special thank you from Twila to Judy Davidson for her Heartworm Preventative Donation.

    Mirila Mirila
    A special thank you from Mirila to Elaine Griffin for her Heartworm Preventative Donation.

    Glenda Glenda
    A special thank you from Glenda to Marg Krass for her Heartworm Preventative Donation.

    Flooring & Deck

    The pupsters send a special thank you to all who helped us reach our goal. We will begin planning the completion of the flooring project and will post pictures as we complete the interior floors and outside play areas.

    PATR Pupsters

    We pupsters are very proud to have met the requirements by the State of Michigan to become a Michigan Animal Protection Shelter.
    With this privilege comes certain guidelines that our shelter must meet.
    Any surface that we pupster's paws touch, inside and outside, must be non porous.


    Our Dad was advised to coat our 576 square foot inside shelter area with an acrylic/epoxy base. He has applied this material twice within the past six months at a cost of $500 and as you can see from the above picture this material does not hold up and begins to peel.


    We also have two small deck play areas and one very large deck play area that have been constructed with aluminized lumber. We have coated the two small play areas with a long lasting wood stain at a cost of $300, but this has not held up with all of the romping and playing we do. We pupsters cannot make use of our large play area because this area has not been sealed to meet MDA standards due to lack of funds.

    After thorough research and discussions with flooring specialists we have been advised to do the following at a cost of $4500. These applications should last for years and this project will begin in the spring of 2014.
    1. Click & Lock Vinyl Flooring for interior shelter flooring
    2. Composite Decking for resurfacing of deck play

    We would appreciate your help in completing our flooring and deck resurfacing project. Please watch as our Angel climbs to reach her goal.

    PATR Angel

    Please click on Paypal Button to complete donation for the Pupster's Flooring & Deck Resurfacing Fundraiser

    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 to:
    Nita Andrews
    Debbie Banda
    Sharon Bradt
    Judy Davidson
    Jean Iovino
    Marg Krass
    Miranda Martin
    Saundra Muldrow
    Tera O'Meara
    Jeanine Smith
    Kakki Smith
    Suzanne Timm
    Nancy Wik

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    Pet Portraits
    By JMarie

    You will love our unique Pet Portraits. Place your order today!!
    Digital Art Pet Portraits by JMarie

    Suzy a PATR Patron

    Those of us who love animals at one time or another have purchased a portrait of our favorite animal to adorn our walls.

    Shih Tzu & Maltese Portrait

    Through JMarie's creativity we are proud to offer stunning Pet Portraits for your enjoyment. You can purchase one of our completed portraits that are matted, ready for framing and sent to you immediately.
    If you prefer a custom portrait JMarie will create a one of a kind portrait especially for you.

    Pekingese Portrait

    We look forward to your purchases. 100% of the sales go toward the pupsters needs. We hope you enjoy this amazing artwork.

    Pomeranian Portrait

    Designer Accessories and Jewelry Fundraiser

    Authentic Tignanello BackpackAuthentic B Makowsky Leather Shoulder Bag
    Authentic Lodis BillfoldTignanello Backpack

    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


    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.