Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Sweet Pea

by Elizabeth
(Newark, Ohio)

Sweet Pea and Remi

Sweet Pea and Remi

Sweet Pea and Remi
Sweet Pea 10 wks old

This is how we ended up with our wonderful Maltese Pekingese puppy. Back in April of this year we lost our long time family pet, a cat named Hobo Moe. I was devastated and the kids were too so I decided it was a good time to finally add that puppy to our household the kids had been begging me for. We ended up with a rare Ridgeback by accident who we named Rememberance, AKA Remi.

Remi is a fabulous dog but we fostered her littermate for several months and when we finally found her a home, Remi was extremely lonely and depressed. She started showing signs of separation anxiety and I realized she just wasn't going to be happy as an only dog. Since she was already housebroken and learning commands, I felt comfortable getting another young puppy to grow up with her that could be her companion.

So I went back to the internet and started looking for a puppy that would jump out at me like she had and two days later I found an ad for Sweet Pea, listed as a purebred Pekingese. I debated and begged my husband and even had internal battles about buying him because the person selling him was a breeder and I prefer to buy from the pound to save a life at the same time. But a trip to the local pound where no dog really fit with us and a lowered adoption fee for the puppy I was staring at decided it for us and we agreed to get the purebred.

I wish I could say adopting Sweet Pea was a pleasant and happy experience for us, but it wasn't. We drove for over three hours to pick him up and when we got there we discovered that while the house was clean and nice, the puppies were not. Sweet Pea was filthy, covered in fleas and feces and dirt, his nails had grown into the pads of his feet, his eyes were crusted and filthy. The owner claimed to be a middle man but the barking and smell from the backyard made it clear she was in fact the breeder as well. She swore Sweet Pea had shots and had been frontlined, but she had 'lost' his papers and all evidence to back up her claim. We quickly paid her and got him out of there, not wanting to encourage her to continue to breed and sell but not willing to leave him there either. We got him home and started cleaning him up, finding scabs and cuts all over his body, cuts on his feet, and worms so bad you could see them hanging from his body.



After about a week he seemed to start feeling better, but then he got drastically worse. We rushed him to our vet to find out that he was 1) a Pekatese, and 2) had developed a vicious bacteria infection in his intestines from prolonged exposure to decaying feces. According to the vet, it was highly unlikely he had ever been out of a cage until we brought him home. He was only 1 pound 7 ounces and was so sick he had to be on IVs and kept over night. We took him back home, hopeful he was better, only to rush him back to the emergency vet twenty four hours later when he started having seizures and almost died from dehydration and low blood sugar. Another round of IVs combined with medication and special diet and we finally beat his infection and got him back to healthy!

Our Maltese Pekingese puppy Sweet Pea now is about 2 1/2 pounds and is healthy, UTD on shots and very very spoiled. He loves his fuzzy little bed in his kennel, where he goes to have some peace and chew on his favorite chicken flavored bone. He loves to play hide-n-seek with his sister Remi where he climbs under the couch and pops out at random places and barks before running back under where she can't reach him. He runs outside in the yard, always bringing back some kind of neat little prize he finds like a branch or a flower, always something bigger than him. He gets really excited and runs faster than his legs can keep up so he ends up running sideways! He is the biggest cuddle bug, constantly licking and giving kisses and always happy to see you. Housebreaking is... if-y at times! He is crate trained but he still thinks running behind a chair where you can't see him is an acceptable bathroom break when playing hard. He has so much personality and love in such a tiny package he makes me laugh every day!

We don't regret getting Sweet Pea, even though the breeder was the worst kind of seller I have come across. If anything getting him has made me even more passionate about animal rescue. He is a TERRIFIC fit for our family and we couldn't be happier with his personality, appearance, or spunk! I would recommend a Pekatese to anyone looking for a new doggie addition and I know I will spoil mine for the rest of his life!

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May 06, 2011
Sweat Pea
by: JoAnn

What a wonderful thing you did. I am also looking for a Peke-a-Tese puppy. I live in Cleveland, Ohio and this is scarry. Could you tell me who this breeder was or in what city they were in, so I know to avoid this person.
Thanks,
JoAnn

Oct 04, 2010
Lucky
by: Kiki

Wow! That is such an extraordinary story! You have not only done a good thing for your pet but also for those other dogs out there. You have proven even through the worst looking dog there is a playful little pup! :D

Aug 17, 2010
Sweet Pea
by: Susan

What a wonderful story and such a lucky puppy and a lucky family. Most people would have walked away from a puppy in that condition. I hope you reported the breeder to the animal rescue people. Thank God for people like you who could not walk away from such a need for help.
It is a struggle sometimes to over-come what these babies have been put through but so worth it in the end. You have a puppy that is so loving and entertaining and fits with your family and in return you also get unconditional love. Nothing is better than that. Thank you so much for finding Sweet Pea and taking on the challange of giving him a life he deserves.
God bless you.

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Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Little Girl

by Chelsy
(Mississippi)


Our Maltese Pekingese puppy Little Girl is very playful! She loves to be held alot and she loves to cuddle. She is 9 weeks old and she is potty trained pretty much. Our Maltese Pekingese mix is pure white and her fur is so soft.

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Dec 20, 2009
little girl
by: Anonymous

wow this is so weird we have a maltese pekingese named little girl that looks just like yours and my wifes name is chelsy and we are from mississippi too!!

Dec 03, 2009
What a DOLL!
by: Anonymous

She sure is cute and looks very laid back & relaxed just like my Peke-a-Tese! I would love to get another, but nobody breeds them in my state anymore (Minnesota). I'm glad to see that others out there appreciate & have the pleasure of having one of these little furbabies! :)

~Lisa S.

Aug 10, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Little Girl!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Little Girl! We are 2 Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We think your pikture is adorable! Also, we really like your pink collar! Two Paws UP! for being so cute! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Tasha

by Lori
(Croatia)


My Maltese Pekingese puppy is a very small, funny, smart and energetic little dog.

Slatki mali pas, voli djecu vrlo mnogo ...

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Sep 21, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Tasha!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Tasha! We are two Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We think your pikture is adorable! Can we take you home with us? Your Maltese paLs LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

Sep 21, 2009
Hi!
by: Lori

My puppy is from Croatia.Now she's older and she has got beige and white hair.Tasha is very good dog and smart too.

Sep 21, 2009
oh my goodness
by: misabellas mommy

I want his/her sister...WHERE DID THIS PERFECT PUP come FROM??

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Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Bella

by Char
(Iowa)

Bella at 3 weeks old.

Bella at 3 weeks old.

I am getting my Maltese Pekingese puppy Bella Sunday. She will be 6 weeks old. She is currently being bottle fed. Her mommy a very pretty Maltese became very upset when they had to move. (Lou Lou's milk has dried up.)

I picked Bella out when she was a week old. She is the runt of the 5. But I hear she is doing great and being the first to do many things.
She loves to cuddle and play when she is not looking around the house. Bella will become a companion as her daddy is.

I own her daddy. Gizmo is a beautiful white Pekingese. He is my baby boy of 6 years. Bella will be my baby girl I am sure.

I plan on spoiling them rotten. I have gotten my Pekingese Maltese puppy a stocking already. I just need to sew her name on it. Our 3 kitties have there own stockings as well.

I am sure Santa will be bringing many pink things just for her.

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Dec 03, 2009
Peke-A-Tese
by: Lisa S.

Any updates on your puppy? I hope you get her soon & she is well. She sure is a cutie! Reminds me of my Pika (alto a Maltese x Pekingese).

I see you live in Iowa. I am in Minnesota & am wanting another Peke-a-Tese/Maltinese. Unfortunately, the lady whom I got mine has retired. If you could let me know where I might get one, please do let me know! Thanks for the pictures, updates & info and good luck! :)

~Lisa S.
xenabrat@hotmail.com
(please put Peke-a-Tese in subject line... I get lots of junk mail). :)

Nov 17, 2009
I have her and she is a handfull
by: Char


She is so sassy and full of life.
She is on the go all the time.
We went shopping and she has a new pink bed and a blue coat.
It has been windy. She is now ready for the first snow!


Nov 17, 2009
Cutie!
by: Anonymous

Hope you have your little girl soon! And how she is well. She's really adorable.

Oct 29, 2009
Updating: Bella is getting bigger
by: Anonymous

Hi all.
I still do not have Bella.
This is a good thing I believe. The longer she can stay with her mommy the better. My hope is her mommy will still give her love for a few more weeks.
Bella is eating on her own. She still is very tiny.

This worries me greatly. But the Vet says she is just little.
I am reading as much as I can to be ready for her.

Oct 28, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Bella!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Bella! We are 2 Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! Wow! you are tiny! We thought we were little but you are super little! Two Paws Up! for being so cute! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

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Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Skreany

by Randy Jett
(O'Fallon, MO)

Skreany Asleep After a Long Day

Skreany Asleep After a Long Day

My Maltese Pekingese puppy Skreany was brought home at 14 weeks from a pet store. There was no intent to purchase a pet, just making a girlfriend happy. A second trip to the store and Skreany was jumping at the glass as we approached... and it was over, she came home.

She is very smart and learned several tricks in a very short time, or trained us that she was smart for doing regular dog things (barking, sitting, laying down) but my Maltese Pekingese will also find specific toys, fetch, dance (walk in a circle) and my girlfriend says "sit pretty" (I call this the beg). Potty training is close, but not perfect.

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Oct 28, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Skreany!
by: LuLu and LoLLy

Hi Skreany!
We are 2 Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We think you are adorable and we love your pink bed! Pink is one of our favorite colors. Purple is the other one! Two Paws Up! for being so stylish! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

Oct 28, 2009
Spots @.@ ~~ !!!
by: Anonymous

Maltese is my first pet. and i still think that they are meant to be white! Congratulations to your new member in the family. i hope she is a joy to you and i shall watch her grow. send more pics in future.

Oct 25, 2009
love her
by: tachel

i also have a maltineese pup she is full white and 6 months old she likes to walk on her hind legs sit dance and loves taking baths..

Oct 23, 2009
hmm
by: Anonymous

what a beautiful little puppy

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Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Maddie

by Riley
(Long Island, NY)


A Maltese Pekingese puppy was my first dog. I absolutely love, love, love her! She has been nothing but a joy. She's great with kids, meeting new people and other small dogs. She was easy to train and very easy to get along with. She loves to play with her toys and my small children.

My Maltese Pekingese puppies five months and weighs 7lbs. She is all white with brown and black eye spots that you just can't help but fall in love with. I would definitely recommend anyone to getting a Maltese Pekingese mix. She is perfect!

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Maltese Pekingese Puppy - Mylo

by Anna
(South Africa)

Mylo after her bath

Mylo after her bath

Mylo is this caring sweet Maltese Pekingese puppy, she loves learning tricks, she is really fast and loves people, she always kisses people whenever she can. She hates brushing her coat. She loves running and playing in dirt.

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Oct 19, 2010
so an sweety boy!!my daisy say!!
by: albertina

hello my name is albertina im the owner of daisy she saw the picture of mylo and she asked me to sent him an email to say how handsom he is !!mylo:wef,woef,waf,waf,waf)greetz Daisy hahaha no joking your dog is so cute and so adoreble i hope he brings you lots of joy and happiness bye from us

albertina and her little daisy
from the netherlands

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