To conduct my rescue on a voluntary basis, receiving no compensation for rescue work
To educate potential adopters about issues regarding their breed, i.e. temperament, health, training, care
To house rescue animals in my care under sanitary conditions, which meet or exceeds all minimum standards as defined by local health and sanitation authorities
To provide appropriate food, clean water, and shelter for all animals in my care
To temperament test each animal and exercise good judgment to ensure its suitability for placement
Rescue animals deemed unadoptable for reasons of health , temperament, or any other reason will be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian and properly disposed of
To receive Pekingese from shelters, pounds, as strays and relinquished by owners
Dogs will not be purchased by PCF from anyone (auctions, shops, fairs, brokers)
All Pekingese entering this program will be examined, immunized and neutered/spayed, unless the dog is received by the legal owner with verifiable written documentation from a veterinary that the dog is current on all vaccines, heart worm testing and spay/neuter, and in the volunteers estimation the dog is in good health. The cost of this care may be paid by the Rescue Fund, upon request to the Rescue Chair, and only with complete and verifiable documentation.
To sterilize all rescue animals. The only exception to this requirement is with a veterinarian’s written certification that sterilization should not be performed due to health problems and that placement of that dog is discussed and approved by the Rescue Chair.
To utilize a written adoption application which references are checked and verified for all prospective adopters of rescued Pekingese. If the volunteer does not feel comfortable with that process, the adoption application should be forwarded to their Regional Representative for that action.
To require all adopters are 18 years of age
To obtain landlord approval for prospective adopters who rent or lease their residence
To follow PCF’s adoption and donation procedure in the event the volunteer chooses to keep the rescued dog in their possession as their personal pet
An Adoption Contract must be signed at the time of adoption and forwarded to the Regional Representative
A donation should be requested from the adopter as outlined by the Contract or by the Rescue Chair and forwarded to the Regional Representative
The Pekingese must be returned to Rescue at any time the adoptive owner is unable to keep it with no remuneration
Provide follow-up advise and assistance to adopters
Consideration will be given to placement in homes with children and/or other dogs. The evaluation will be made by the PCF representative and their Regional Representative.
In order to prevent their unlawful use, original registration information will not be released to adopters even though the dog is sterilized
PCF rescue will only accept responsibility for purebred Pekingese. Should a volunteer choose to foster and place a mixed-breed dog, it is at their own expense
To cooperate with the Regional Representative and all Officers of PCF
To hold PCF harmless of responsibility or liability for any rescued dogs health, behavior and/or damage to person or property
To conduct myself in a courteous manner in my rescue work such that my behavior brings credit to the image of animal rescue and PCF