Welcome to the “Maine Shar Pei Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
If this is your first time adopting a dog, we HIGHLY recommend checking out our awesome resource: The Complete Guide to Adopting the Perfect Dog. It is jam packed with awesome info that will help you on your adoption journey!
If you are considering getting a Shar Pei, you'll want to check out the incredible book "The Complete Guide to the Shar Pei". It's written in an easy-to-understand way but still has the expert knowledge to help any new owner successfully raise their Shar Pei from puppy to old-age. It's widely available, so pick up a copy if you see one, or click here to grab one on Amazon.
Bred to guard, herd, and hunt, the Shar-Pei is a devoted and independent-thinking breed. Their name actually means “sand skin” and refers to their distinct bristle-like coat. Their history as a guard dog makes them wonderful watchdogs, but they need to be trained not to overreact when strangers or new dogs come into their home. The Shar-Pei is intelligent but they are strong-willed and need consistent and early training. They are quick learners, though, so training shouldn’t be too difficult. Early socialization will help the Shar-Pei get along with other dogs and children. The Shar-Pei’s distinctive looks – their folds of skin loose wrinkles – along with their devoted and intelligent traits make them great companions.
If you can't find the right Shar Pei Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
We are so grateful that we are able to help you rescue the dog of your dreams. In addition to coming back here, you can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for additional info on rescue groups near you, current posts, and pictures!
Shar Pei Rescues in Maine
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- To find additional Shar Pei dogs available for adoption check: New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, or Pennsylvania.
- Or check out the complete list of all Shar Pei Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Maine: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Teacup Chihuahua, Boxer, or Harrier.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.