The primary purpose of Peppertree is to help find homes for dogs in need who represent the character and temperament commonly associated with Golden Retrievers: friendliness, intelligence and a peaceful, loving nature.
In addition to accepting dogs of any breed or mix that meet our temperament requirements, Peppertree is also a recognized Golden Retriever rescue organization (http://www.grca-nrc.org/). We frequently have purebred Goldens available for adoption, and we have an established relationship with Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue (MAGRR). Read about their Northeast Adoption Program here.
Peppertree Special Pet
LUCCI - Setter/Retriever, female, 9 years old, 83 lbs. Lucci is a large bundle of love. She loves her people, she loves her Buppy toy, she loves her bed and everyone else’s. She is happy just to lean against you and sigh adoringly in your direction. She takes daily medication for her thyroid - an easy pill in her kibble twice a day - and is currently being assessed and treated for some allergies. She has discovered “the walk” and loves to be taken on one daily. Lucci is learning about these things called stairs and has mastered five steps up and down to a deck so far! She is picture perfect in the car, comes when called, and was obviously raised with love. Lucci has been taught basic commands and is patient and gentle with children. She gets excited when around other dogs - she is not aggressive, just not schooled on correct behavior and may overwhelm a shy dog. She has lived with dog-savvy cats, but she would like to play with them, so might be too much for one not used to dogs. She is fine and not stressed about going to the vet. She does not, however, like to be left at home when you go out, so won't you please take her with you? And she is strong enough to break out of a crate, so her foster mom has rigged up a pen in the garage and she is ok there if you leave her LOTS of toys to keep her busy! But what Lucci loves the most is to be anywhere near her people, so we're hoping for a home for her where someone is home lots of the time. Lucci is the type of dog that will pay your love back in triplicate! Note: visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.