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Pet name:
Chinese Shar-Pei
Tan, Yellow, Fawn with Black
Hi … my name is BJ and here are some things you need to know about me!  After you read through my bio, if you think I might be the perfect pup for you, please go to and complete your adoption application online.“While we may never know the pain or struggles of a rescue dog, the love they show is unlike any other.” – Unknown
Oh BJ … he is such a shar-pei!  He is sweet and loving and stubborn and just a hot mess … as most shar-peis are.  He is uncharacteristically friendly when meeting new humans, and he meets most other pups (similar to his size) well.  He does play a little too rough to be around smaller dogs unsupervised.  BJ is not an alpha dog but he will not tolerate being bullied by a true alpha.  He was picked up as a stray and taken to ‘doggy jail’ but no owner ever came looking for him, so he came to AAMR!  As with many peis, BJ needed entropion eye surgery, and it seems like his vision is a bit impaired because the condition was not corrected earlier, but this doesn't make him any less wonderful!  Dogs always compensate well. We are hoping to find a great family with shar-pei experience to give BJ a forever home. If you love the shar-pei breed, it will take you only a second to fall in love with this boy. 
Approximate age/birthdate:  ~ April 2014  Weight/size: ~50 lbs  Housebroken:  YES  Crate trained:  YES  Personality: shar-pei stubborn, shar-pei smart, loving, great kisser
Energy level:  medium with bursts of high  Fenced yard required?:   YES … this boy loves to get outside and explore off-leash
Does he/she jump fences?  NO
Leash walk with manners:  He is getting better!  He is strong and will still pull, but he is improving.  A non-pull harness is a great tool to help teach him better leash manners.  Obedience training:  He knows ‘sit,’ ‘give kisses,’ and ‘kennel’ (and he is treat-motivated)  Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK        Spayed/neutered:   YES  Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES  Microchipped:   YES  Social with other dogs:  YES  … does best with medium or large dogs.  He cannot be left unsupervised with small dogs.  Social with cats:  Very curious about cats and would definitely chase them.  Not sure what he would do if he caught one, so best bet is NO CATS
Good with children:  Will be best with respectful children ages 10 and up.  His size and energy would be a lot for smaller, younger children.
Adoption donation:  $175
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet-and-greet to see if BJ picks you too. 
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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