Always wanted a Shar Pei? Here's your chance to adopt one

Always wanted a Shar Pei? Here's your chance to adopt one
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Humane Society

PORTLAND, Ore. - A few dozen Shar Pei dogs that were seized from a commercial breeder in Goldendale, Washington will be up for adoption starting Thursday.

"Many of these dogs were treated for skin and eye infections that are common to this breed," said Dr. Kris Otteman, Director of Shelter Medicine for the Oregon Humane Society (OHS). "There are also several dogs with severe eye damage and limited sight. These are truly pets that need to be rescued."

About 30 of the 40 Shar Peis that were rescued are now ready for new homes. The others still require treatment. The dogs range in age from six months to six years old.

Those who are interested in adopting can stop by OHS at 1067 N.E. Columbia Boulevard starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Since there will likely be a high interest in the dogs, OHS will be assigning folks lot numbers. An escort will take groups of six people at a time to see the dogs.

Now of course these dogs have special medical needs, so keep that in mind. OHS will be giving folks a complete medical consultation to make sure owners know how to properly care for their new pet.

All of the dogs going up for adoption have been spayed or neutered, have had their initial vaccinations and have been medically examined.