Many beautiful and adoptable pei and pei-mix wind up homeless and in kill shelters because they were never truly loved. After all, who could surrender their beloved to a kill shelter? If you are considering adopting a homeless or death-row pei, then you will need to learn some lessons about love.
Why is it so hard for pei to find love? Well, pei tend to be stand-offish at first and like to be courted. They have a sensitive nature, and don’t always warm up quickly. Unfortunately, people are often too impatient to wait for their pei’s love to bloom. Also pei are often misunderstood, please refer to my article, “ Chinese Shar Pei are often Misunderstood” - http://www.examiner.com/article/chinese-shar-pei-are-often-misunderstood...
Whatever the reason, please know that if you give your pei the gift of time and understanding, then you may just become the love of their life. Please love your pei enough to teach them how to love. If you love a pei who has never known love, they may want you to be their "one and only" but please teach them to love other people too and to be happy when you are separated. Teach them to trust that they will be taken care of whether or not you are there, so as to avoid separation anxiety. Socialize them, because if something were to ever happen to you then they will need to love again.
If you are thinking of adding a family member, please consider a homeless or death-row pei or pei-mix and be prepared to learn some valuable lessons about love. If you are patient, you will watch love bloom and will see first-hand that the love of a pei or pei-mix is definitely worth the wait.