Chinese Shar-Pei
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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female

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Zelda Zoo

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-blind -dog rescue

Being petted and her kong filled with goodies :)


Favorite Toy:
Zelda doesn't know what to do with toys :(

Favorite Food:
Anything that Zelda can eat, Zelda likes :)

Favorite Walk:
Around the property to check for kitties and any other wild life that may have come through the yard.

Best Tricks:
No tricks yet but Zelda's learning how to sit.

Arrival Story:
When the shelter workers arrived for work one very cold morning in February, they found a 2-year-old fawn horse coat tied to their shelter door with bite marks from her head to her hindquarters. In spite of her horrible physical condition, Zelda remained just as sweet as she could be, so the shelter workers went to work to save this precious girl. Zelda was in such sad shape, the shelter workers took her to the local vet to be checked out. It was discovered that in addition to the bite marks all over her, she also had severe entropian in both eyes. Their next step was to find a rescue group to take her in since she was going to need some major medical attention.

Check out Zelda's diary to follow her story from arriving in rescue to going to her forever home...don't you just love a happy ending!

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Zelda's rescue story...

Transport to forever home.

May 25th 2008 3:15 pm
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A lot has happened since I last updated…

The adoption process was complete and the family in NE was approved. They’re a wonderful family with experience in Shar Pei and blind dogs-a match made in heaven! The next step was to set up the transport. Due to Zelda being blind or at the very best having limited vision, neither the adoptive family or myself felt comfortable putting her on a plane. Luckily, our Eastern Regional Coordinator had seen an advertisement for a transport company called We Move Pets, LLC based out of TX. I gave them a call and spoke to Sissy and was more than pleased with her and how the company operated. The adoptive family also gave Sissy a call and was so impressed with We Move Pets, LLC that they hired them to transport Zelda from VA to NE.

Things were starting to moving fast! We weren’t sure when We Move Pets, LLC was coming to get Zelda but we knew it was going to be the second or third week in May. I asked the adoptive family to send me some t-shirts with their scent on it so I could “introduce” them to Zelda before she arrived. I set up an appointment for Zelda on May 13th to get her eyes checked one more time and for her health certificate to travel– thank you Drs. at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital for donating the fee for the office call and the wonderful discounts you give NASPR. Thankfully, Woofie’s groomer is flexible and only needed a few hours notice before I could bring Zelda in to get “spiffy” for her trip-thank you Nikki of Golden Paws Grooming Salon for donating Zelda’s grooming fees.

On May 16th, Janet from We Move Pets, LLC arrived at my house around 11:40 AM to pick up Zelda for her ride across the country. Janet had another adult dog and 2 puppies with her, so Zelda was dog number 4 in the van-this is the most they will transport at once. I had Zelda’s things together, so all I had to do was bring them out and get Zelda’s crate (provided by We Move Pets) set up with her blanket and the adoptive family’s t-shirts. By 12:15 PM, Janet was headed west with some very precious cargo on board and a little piece of my heart too. Janet had 2 stops (Missouri and Kansas) to drop off the puppies before getting to NE for Zelda to meet her new family…

On May 19th, Janet arrived in NE at the adoptive family’s house with their precious “package” – Zelda. As Janet introduced Zelda to her forever family, Zelda’s tongue started wagging to give her new family kisses. We think that Zelda recognized them from the scent on the t-shirts they sent to VA for her. Zelda had one more surprise waiting for her and that was to meet the resident Shar Pei, Tessa. Zelda and Tessa greeted each other as all dogs do, with lots of sniffs and tail wags. Once the introductions were successfully completed, Janet gave Zelda one last kiss and was on her way to CA, her last stop before heading home to TX.

This weekend Zelda is spending her first of many holidays with her forever family. Zelda and Tessa are becoming best friends. The adoptive family is extremely pleased with Zelda. Zelda is adjusting to having a family that actually wants her…life is good for Zelda


Adoption pending :)

April 27th 2008 10:59 am
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Zelda has an adoption pending with a wonderful couple in Nebraska. They saw Zelda on the internet and fell in love with her sweet face. The distance has not deterred them and we’ve almost completed the adoption process. Check back for more details later this week…

Until next time, sweet Zelda kisses to you :)


The last eye check and learning how to play :)

April 16th 2008 3:27 pm
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We took another trip into the city today for the vet to check out Zelda’s eyes and the first thing Dr. Fisher commented on was how sweet Zelda is as Zelda was covering him with kisses! As far as Zelda’s eyes go, there really hasn’t been any change since she was checked on 4-6. At this point, the most important thing as far as Zelda’s eyes are concerned is that we don’t feel that Zelda’s in any pain. Zelda’s eyes are very deep set but the eye lashes are not rubbing on the eyes themselves. Zelda does not rub her eyes but her eyes do occasionally tear. Zelda can probably see light/dark and some movement but after that, who knows what she can see! The basic conclusion Dr. Fisher and I came to is that Zelda’s blind, she’s not in any pain and there’s nothing else to do with her eyes. As I said on 3-27, Zelda is what she is…sweet as can be and ready for her forever home.

On the way back from the vet, we stopped at Dog-n-Burger to pick up lunch for hubby. I always put Zelda in a crate for transports; she does very well in the crate and today was no different. When I leave Zelda in her crate in the SUV she never barks, she just waits to hear the locks open and then she’ll start wagging her tail at me. Once I got Zelda out of the crate at hubby’s job, Zelda knew where she was and started searching for the popcorn lady! The popcorn lady did not let her down and had some popcorn ready for Zelda. At this point, Zelda has to sit for any treats and she got lots of practice today!

Zelda is starting to show her playful side or maybe she’s just learning to play, but she’s having fun with a softball in her room. Zelda prefers to bat the ball around the laundry room but she really doesn’t want me to play with her. This probably has more to do with the fact that she can’t see me rolling the ball at her so it startles her VS Zelda finding the ball on her own and playing with it on her terms. Zelda does not do well with stuffed toys unless you consider un-stuffing them a good thing!

Until next time, sweet Zelda kisses to you all :)

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