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Peppertree's New Beginnings

S'MoresScout (formerly known as S'MORES) has been a wonderful addition to our family. She's a sweetheart through and through and has been a great big sister to her puppy brother, Oliver. Scout, true to her name, loves to look out the window and watch for deer and squirrels passing by. When she's not gazing out the windows, she can be found running around our local dog park, where few dogs can keep up with her! We are so grateful to Peppertree for rescuing this sweet pup!

BrandyLate summer greetings from BRANDY (aka Binky!) She is doing great and very happy with her new life (I guess not so new anymore since it's been 8 mos). Wow, time flies but she is the best and I can't imagine life without her. She has come a long way and remains a sweet and wonderful dog. She knows all her basic commands and "paw" to give a handshake (and to get a treat!) Hope you all had a great summer and everything is going well with the entire Peppertree family.

All the best, Bella

KimchiIt does not seem that it has been only three weeks, it feels like KIMCHI has always been here. I once adopted a little white mix named Roxie who was a great, funny, bossy, take charge, individual. When she died she left a hole that the collies, much as I loved them, didn't quite fill. Kim looks to be the one who will do this. He is also getting me to walk them more, as Kim feels that being put out in the yard is banishment. However if I go to the front door where the leashes hang, he is right there doing his happy "going for a walk" dance. I find it is hard to disappoint him. Although I must say "walk" is a loose term meaning, walk, sniff, pee, sniff, walk, repeat. So I guess this adoption is another star for Peppertree.

Thanks, Peter Mehlin

PaxleyI wanted to let you know how happy we are with PAXLEY. She is the sweetest dog and is doing very well. We get many compliments from everyone that meets her. We got our yard fenced in for her and she gets multiple walks during the day. She loves her exercise! I am just writing to let you know how thankful we are that you matched us up with her. It couldn't have been a better fit. We recommend everyone we can on how great of a job you guys do.

Ryan and Susan

Samuel and RileyBest buddies SAMUEL AND RILEY, adopted March 2011 and October 2012, are so thankful you found them a forever home.

Don and Sue

DICKENSI LOVE this boy! DICKENS is truly a great dog, happy with the simple life, content. He sleeps silently on his dog bed near me all night and never makes a peep until I get up. He and the Pete the cat are real buddies and my other cat, the female, is FINALLY giving in! He is perfect for us. Thank you, Peppertree! I'm glad I kept looking. There is a dog for everyone.

Carrie and family

Abby and TannonI just wanted to give you an update ABBY AND TANNON. We've had Tannon for a year now, and for Abby it will be 2 in May. We can't imagine being without them. They have bonded fabulously, and are very good dogs. We do work on basic obedience with them, Abby at times has "selective hearing" and Tannon is convinced that every person that comes in the house he needs to jump up on and lick their face. Abby is our little playful girl, she'll play all day. Tannon is our cuddlebug, he'll sit on your lap for hours if you let him, he loves "his people". Abby does cuddle as well, we've got a number of pictures of the two of them on the couch in the evening. The two of them play and get along great. We can't believe how well they do, almost like they were litter mates. We take them to doggy daycare at times for "day camp", and they love it!! The pups always come home exhausted from all of the attention and play they get there.

Thank you and your organization again for all of the work you do.

Rachael and Mark

SUNNYSUNNY - this dog! We are so totally in love with her! Thanks for matching us up and happy holidays!!

Nancy and Peter

DaggettDAGGETT came to us from Texas by way of Peppertree Rescue. He is a Green Mountain Boy now living in Vermont. We love him very much.

Sue and Pete

OpieWe've had OPIE (formerly Robbi) for a little over a month now and he has been an amazing addition to our family! We were so surprised at how quickly he adjusted to us - hopping right into bed with us on the first night. He has the silliest personality and makes us laugh every night when he wiggles around looking for one more belly rub. Opie has made our first apartment feel like a home; Chris and I are incredibly blessed to have found such a loving and sweet pup. We're forever thankful to Peppertree for bringing Opie to us!

TinaThis picture was taken the night I brought Lucy (formerly TINA) home after being with wonderful foster parents for 8 days. She is not only adorable, but well-trained, smart as a whip and very loving. She stole my heart when I saw her picture on the Peppertree Rescue site and will hold it forever. Peppertree was extremely helpful all the way through the adoption process and I can happily say that Lucy's adoption is final (although I knew she wasn't going back from the minute I met her).

REMINGTONREMINGTON is my second Peppertree adoption. He’s on the left and Sophie formerly Nala is on the right. I was thinking of adopting a senior dog, but because there’s such a need for foster homes I decided to do fostering for Peppertree instead. I really enjoyed that, but then came Remington. A 13-year-old NY stray who needed a quiet, secure, soft place to land for his golden years. I had such a strong sense that he belonged with me…and so the adoption process began! He and my first rescue Sophie get along beautifully. They’ve bonded and give each other security. Sophie is petrified during thunderstorms and does much better since I’ve had Remy. He is a big love and I feel honored to have him join our family. I love this guy!!! Thank you Peppertree for taking care of him until he found his way home.

BEATRIXBEATRIX is very smart! She sits for her food dish and before she goes out the front door. We may have to have her tested for genetic beagle-ness, though - she does not beg at the dinner table!!! How is that possible? She has decided after several rejects, that she does like carrots as a treat. And she is very afraid of coyotes howling at night. She does NOT like frost; we'll see what she thinks of snow. She is very empathetic with the kids when they are hurt/sad/angry. She always has to come check them out and she sits next to them and leans into them, or licks them. It's very cute, and now the kids want to know why our other beagle doesn't do that!

Thank you for sending her our way!

The Schaeffer/Bruno family

BRUNOBRUNO has exceeded every expectation we could have had for him! He is the most lovable, sweet dog, and he can't help but give you kisses all over, all the time! He loves camping, canoeing, hiking, jogging, and most of all sleeping! Bruno will lay down in the middle of a party and sleep on the floor while people walk over him. We are having so much fun with him! Even his new sister, a chihuahua named LuLu (who chooses her friends wisely) loves him! We are so lucky he has come into our lives and he immediately became a member of our family. Thank you Peppertree for bringing this sweetheart to us!!

TerrenceTim, TERRENCE and I are moving to New Orleans in September! We wanted to let you know and send you some pictures of Terrence. He's doing great, and we've been working a lot on his dog reactive-ness, to the point where we can sit in the yard while dogs walk by and pretty easily divert him from focusing on them. We love him to pieces (maybe more everyday!) and we're really excited for him to be joining us on this next great adventure. It'll be a long car ride but we're planning to stop a lot and see the sights. Thank you so much to everyone at Peppertree and especially Terrance and Mary Ellen for helping us to find the love of our life.

SunnyWhen I first saw SUNNY (formerly Shayla) she was afraid to get out of the car. Just two months later, she is a different dog. She has been to various pet events and shopping at PetSmart and Petco. She is the sweetest dog, and loves to play with her toys. She's made friends with some local dogs and had a "friend" over to a lawn sale. She has her own room, with a nice comfy couch. She's a very happy dog, and loves to watch tv with me. Sunny has definitely come a long way, and is very content with her life. She is well loved, and I smile whenever I see her. I lost Puppy and was so lonesome, but I found Sunny at Peppertree (same place I got Puppy), and just fell in love. What a doll.

Pat H.

SidneyWe're thrilled to announce that the adoption is final and SIDNEY is officially one of our family. We have two labs (an 11 year old black male and a 7 year old yellow female) and they are as thrilled with Sidney as we are. Watching them play has become one of my favorite pastimes. Sidney is little, lovable, fun, adaptable and a joy to have with us. Thank you, Peppertree, for saving him after his awful treatment in Tennessee. Keep up the good work.

TOBYI have had TOBY for a little over a month. He is the best dog. As you can see he has bonded with my other dog. (who I rescued over a year ago). They both follow me around then lay down when I stop to do something. He now knows how to sit, stay, and lay down. We have some minor chewing issues, mostly things he thinks he can eat, and needs to be told he can’t. He will pick up something, I call him over, he walks over and waits for me to fish it out of his mouth. He is comical, goofy, smart, and lovable. He is good with all my other pets. I am grateful to Steve Caporizzo, for announcing the adoption clinic, and to Peppertree for allowing me adopt him. I could not have asked for a better choice of dog, he fits so well into our family.

PeanutToday I looked at our little guy PEANUT and thought maybe you guys would like a photo taken today. We adopted him from your group 12 or 13 years ago. His original name was Spike. Your group saved him from the NYC CACC (now ACC). We live on Long Island, and volunteers from your group met us at the Sloatsburg rest stop on the Thruway to complete the adoption. He's a little old gentleman now, 16ish we believe, and he's still doing great:). He is a dog biscuit junkie despite his trim figure. And he gives the cutest little kisses. Just wanted to thank you guys again for our little buddy.

CharlieHere's an update on CHARLIE (formerly Amos) on his one-year adoption anniversary. Charlie was found as stray under some construction equipment and was underweight when we got him. He has been such a wonderful dog, we couldn't have asked for anything more. He loves his walks and adores children, especially our son Jamie. We absolutely love our rescue pup and the Peppertree organization! Feel free to share this update with the group. Thanks again!

Michael, Katie, Jamie (and Charlie)

Marty (for NB)Marty is doing so well! I can't thank Peppertree enough for saving him and covering all his unexpected expenses. I promise to pay it forward when I can. A big thank you also to Karen Harmon and her family who went above and beyond what they thought they were signing on for, I'm sure.

The Delaney Family (and Marty)

JAZZYWe absolutely love having Vixen (formerly known as JAZZY) as a part of our family. She is no longer chewing on socks and is completely potty trained, and now is trained to sit, stay, come and is learning more everyday. She no longer jumps on people when they come to the house and she sleeps in her own bed and doesn't chew it. We are so blessed they she listens and learns so fast. She is so loveable and snuggly! Thank you again for choosing us to give her the forever home she deserves.

Leah and Ted

PIPPIN PIPERWe adopted Piper (formerly Lilo) from Peppertree in the summer of 2013. We instantly knew that she was going to fit in just fine with our family. She loves to give kisses and snuggle up with us, and in the nice weather, she enjoys running what we call "Piper circles" around the yard while the kids play.

In February 2015, we decided to add another companion to our family. Pippin (formerly Astro) came to live with us, and it was, again, love at first sight. This sweet little guy is our shadow. He loves to be with his people, snuggle up with his toys, chase tennis balls, and is just the gentlest, sweetest little guy you'd ever meet.

Thank you so much, Peppertree, for two successful adoptions! We love our little furry friends so much!

BENSONBENSON, aka Benny and affectionately known by me as Boopers, is loving his new home and I love him! Oh, the rest of the family loves him too, including the cats, he's a very lucky dog. We traveled to Florida together and he was just great. He loves to take walks and play with his toys. He loves his treats. We visit friends and he loves everybody and they love him. He's the best!

One thing I can tell you about him is he always has to see what's going on, that's a good thing I guess. I'm so happy I found him. Thank you so much Peppertree,

Cindy Burgess & Benny

FelixFELIX, now CHUNK (on the right), is a total FOSTER FAIL! We had no intentions of adopting another pet after rescuing Lemmy, our Cheagle, in July. Still, we wanted to pay it forward. After two great Peppertree dogs came and left, we thought we had this fostering thing down. It was tough to say goodbye, but we could do it! Then we met Felix. This poor little Shih Tzu was so scared and sad after being left by his people in an NYC shelter. We tried to help with snuggles and play, but he would consistently retreat back into his shell. As it turned out, the poor guy also had a painful infection! Once that was managed, his beautiful character started to shine through. Still, we kept looking at applicants for his new forever home...unaware that we were falling head over heels in love. Then, two nights before he was scheduled to meet two great potential new families, we saw him open up with our Lemmy. They snuggled. They played. They snuggled some more. That was it. We were his parents. And, we've never been happier to fail at anything!

Shannon and Gabe

Georgia and BentleyMy two wonderful Peppertree Rescues! On the left is Georgia (aka Sandy) and on right, Bentley (aka Mack). Georgia came to me two years ago and Bentley has been with since November. Bentley is just a lover. He thinks he is a lap dog and just wants to be near me! He is a great dog!! Georgia is a sweet girl, who just loves to run and chase squirrels in the back yard! I love Peppertree and am grateful for the work they do to help these babies that are now my babies!

NolaNOLA's all ready to be a Mets fan with the boys and she doesn't mind napping with my daughter, either. She sleeps in my daughter's room if there's no one around and we forget to close the door. She is always following me up and down the stairs. She comes to me when I call her, and sits and stays (sometimes, if there's not something too exciting going on!) and can lie down. She's taken off through a hole in the fence on Jim, but I have found her quickly each time, she doesn't go far and she comes to me when I call her. Oh, we did put a tag on her with our address and phone number, in addition to her Peppertree tag. Lately she's begun "talking." She just walks around making noises, and when I ask her if she's telling me a story, she just follows me around making more of them, but she doesn't seem distressed. I still can't really get her to engage in play. Once in a while she will chase a ball outside. She's so fast, I think I'll try a frisbie when the ground clears. Anyway, we really love her and can't thank you enough for connecting us.

Anne and Jim Johnson

BlazeIt has only been 2 weeks but BLAZE is clearly the best thing that’s happened to Nugget! I came out of our room this morning to see her cleaning his face (which she’s been doing more and more) and every morning while I’m in the shower they both lay at the top of the stairs waiting for breakfast (I’ve attached a photo). She doesn’t get nervous or feel the need to follow him around when he gets up and walks to a different room anymore. When they ride in the car Nugget assumes her spot on the center console and Blaze sits in the back looking over her head… they crack me up!

Heather and Nick

Mickey RooneyRocco (formerly MICKEY ROONEY) and I are getting along famously. Rocco has settled in and is King of the castle! I tell everyone that this is Rocco's house and he lets me live here! We spend our days going for long walks, playing, and napping. We've walked so much that I've lost about 10 pounds and Rocco is looking very svelte and handsome! Rocco loves to watch Animal Planet on TV, look out the windows and watch the birds and feral cats in the neighborhood roam in the back yard. We are still working on a few manners, like barking when the neighbors come and go, but other than that, we are best buds! I agree with some of the other adopters in believing that whomever said money "doesn't buy happiness" obviously never paid an adoption fee. I look forward to a long and wonderful friendship with this sweet boy! I would also like to take this opportunity to THANK Rocco's previous foster family - they obviously cared, fed, and trained him well as this whole transition has been a piece of cake! Enjoy the photo - I'm not nearly as photogenic as the doggie, but as you can see, we make quite a team!

AmberAMBER, now nicknamed Bam, and another female beagle who we think was her mother were found as strays in rural Albany Co and never claimed. This is sadly all too common with beagles. My husband and I saw them on Peppertree's website in need of a foster home and decided to help them out; we have two male beagles and thought it would be worth a try to foster them. Both girls were full of love for all people and only wanted to please and be part of a family. Bramble (now named Rosie by her adoptive family) was the older of the two girls and she went to her forever home in about a month's time. Amber was initially nervous and very, very BUSY but from the get-go she got along beautifully with our beagle boys and with us. She fit in so well and became such a part of the family that we realized, after helping her adjust to life in a home (with lots of patience!) that we couldn't bear to let her go. Bam is a great addition to our family and we are sooooo happy.

BOJANGLESWe are so happy to be BOJANGLES’ official Mommy and Daddy! :-) He is an absolute joy, and we feel so incredibly fortunate to have made the Peppertree connection which set this whole wonderful journey in motion!

Each day, we find a new reason to fall more head-over-heels in love with Bo, and he is adjusting to his new home beautifully. His adoption fee is undoubtedly the finest investment ever spent on such a priceless little soul! :-)

Dan and I can’t thank you enough for all the time, patience, and support you have extended to us throughout the adoption process!

Karen and Dan

Barrett for NCBarrett has gone back to his original name of Bear, which I found on his vet papers. He was much happier from day one when I looked at him and called him Bear! He loves his home and his daily companion KC (Kitty Cat). My grand niece Grace and her mother have become residents also so Grace and Bear roughhouse daily. A 13 year old and a 5 year old, I don't know who's having the most fun! Bear has been welcomed in the business world. He greets clients, sometimes a bit louder than we like. They all seem to enjoy him. Then he's right back at my side. I find it a bit difficult moving some days as he can be stuck right to me yet he will go for a walk with one of the girls. Bear sure changed my life when he chose me. Thank you so much. Such a joy he is, loved so much by all. Personality plus! It's been 11 of the best months!

Judy Strauss

Hawk"People who say that 'money can't buy you happiness' have never paid an adoption fee."

When I stumbled upon this quote the other day, it made me laugh to myself at how true that rings for my husband and I.

We knew we wanted a dog, specifically a rescue, and everything fell perfectly into place: When we saw HAWK's picture on the Peppertree Rescue site, we knew he was the perfect dog for us and put in our application immediately. When we met him, there was an instant soul connection, one where he had a place in our hearts and our family at that very moment in time. Keeping in touch with Hawk's foster mom throughout the process of the trial period was both helpful and pleasant: I truly looked forward to the times we got to touch base, and am so thankful for her.

Since we have had him, Hawk has shown us his true personality, and we are amazed at his spirit. He has been going on daily walks and plenty of runs. Afterwards, he loves being brushed and gets so excited when he's learning a new trick. (He was already taught how to "sit," and "down," then quickly learned "shake.") Although he gets a lot of time outside, he is also comfortable in his crate. His mild-mannered, yet funny and outgoing personality make him one-of-a-kind! All-around, he is the best dog we ever could have imagined.

There are no words to describe the amount of joy Hawk has already brought to our lives. What an amazing feeling to have this beautiful friend, family member, and true companion for many years to come.

Thank you to everyone at Peppertree Rescue! <3 love and gratitude,

The Malone Family

Grania - now Ella MaeJust wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Grania (now Ella Mae) is my world! What a wonderful, wonderful girl. She is so sweet and affectionate! I couldn't imagine my life without her now. It hasn't been easy, we're still battling separation anxiety but it's getting better a little bit at a time. Thank you, Peppertree, for everything you have done for us!

Hugs and slobbers,

Jacquie & Ella Mae

SHELLI for NBShelli is doing great! The dog walkers love her, the daycare center loves her, and the therapy dog instructor loves her. Her best friend in TDI class is a 7 pound Yorkie. My thanks to all of you at Peppertree for saving this beautiful girl. My dog walker is always telling me that I won the lottery when I got this dog. I have to agree.


All of us at Peppertree want to congratulate Shelli for passing her TDI test and becoming a certified Therapy Dog! Way to go, Shelli (and Jeanne!)

Juniper for NBJuniper is a wonderful addition to the family! Her tail is always wagging and she's always giving kisses. She is a funny, loving, and quirky girl and we are so happy to call her ours!

The Restina Family

GRETAIt's been over a year since we adopted GRETA. Her energy and spirit have been overflowing! She arrived chasing everything and running everywhere, and nothing has really changed for her. We wanted to share this picture of her and tell everyone how she loves her new home. Thank you, Peppertree, for sheltering her until we found her and adopted her.

Nancy and Peter

GEMELLIHere's an update on my sweet GEMELLI who joined our family in August 2013. She is the all black one sleeping with her brother Dexter on their very own couch. I knew as soon as I saw her on your website that she was the perfect addition to our furry family and I was right! She has so much personality and sweetness, we call her Princess around here. She loves her brother so much they are always together, even at bedtime they both sleep in between my husband and I (she sleeps under the blankets and hogs my pillow.) She's learned a few tricks like hand shakes and roll over, she's almost mastered playing dead, but she gets too excited for her treat. Even though she doesn't like going on car rides, she loves hiking. Everyone who has met her has fallen in love. We feel so blessed to have her and can't imagine our home without her! Thank you so much for all you do to help these dogs find their forever home. She is just so perfect. My little snuggle bug and she is definitely a mommy's girl! :)

CharlieWe adopted CHARLIE (formerly Gilbert) in January. He was a little shy and scraggly, but clearly friendly and eager to please. He and his new sister, Maple, hit it off right away. The two dogs love to play and run in the woods together off leash. In the beginning, it was clear that Charlie had been foraging for a living. Anything smaller than about 15 pounds was potential prey: cats, birds, small dogs, etc. He was also very interested in the garbage! After more than 3 months with us, two square meals a day, and Maple to show him the ropes, Charlie has settled in nicely to the role of a domestic dog. He rarely bothers the cat, bird or the neighbor’s dog these days. He has grown very attached to his new family and follows us around the house. Charlie is great off leash and always comes when called. He loves nothing better than cuddling on the couch or sleeping at the foot of the bed. He is also very generous with his kisses! Thank you, Peppertree, for sending this wonderful dog to us.

Janette, Cole and Ella (and Maple!)

BEABEA became a member of our family in Sept. 2013. She has settled in nicely to the routine of our home. Bea is quiet and shy, but is realizing how much everyone loves and cares for her. Bea has her "safe" spot, but has started to be a part of the family. Bea loves the snow and enjoys playing outside. This is where she shows her energy and playfulness. She has made so much progress and we are so happy to have her!

NOVAThank you for completing our family! NOVA is so loved and so sweet! We are indebted to you! We love Peppertree Rescue league!!!!!

KissesKISSES came to live with us in late June. My husband and I knew from the first evening of visiting her at her foster home that we were right for each other. A 7 year old chocolate Lab, she's so easy going and undemanding, the perfect dog for an all too indolent older couple. We take easy strolls around the neighborhood, now extending to the woodland trails nearby, perfect for all of us. She's wild about the women in the family -- does her semi-hysterical greeting to our adult daughters as well as to me, should I have to leave her even for half an hour. She loves our granddaughters too, and is gentle and friendly even with the youngest, who, sadly, is terrified of dogs, but is coming along nicely through playing with Kisses. Meanwhile Kisses is filling out, her coat has improved, her health is excellent, and she is astonishingly well-behaved. Thanks, Peppertree, for finding us this wonderful companion.

TALLULAHThank you for giving us the opportunity to open our home to TALLULAH. She is such a good girl and we love her so much! She fits right in our family perfectly. It's funny to see how much she acts like our children. When they wake up in the morning, they ask for a few more minutes to sleep. Tallulah does this too! When I try to call her for breakfast, she looks up a me, yawns, then puts her head back down until the kids and my husband get up. It is like she just goes with the flow and has adapted to us seamlessly. She enjoys playing in the yard with us, multiple walks each day and occasional runs with her Uncle Joey. Tallulah is a fast learner. She already knew Sit and Down commands when she came to live with us. It only took her a short time to learn Shake, and we are working on others such as Heel and Over. I think Stay is going to take a little while longer, but we will keep working on it! We appreciate what you are doing to help dogs in need like Tallulah.

DARCYDARCY (formerly DeeDee) came to us on Superbowl Sunday, 2013. She is a very kind-hearted, beautiful and wonderful girl. Darcy is very good with our children. Every time we take her out for a long walk we always hear about how beautiful she is and then we get the million dollar question "What kind of dog is she?" Ask 10 different people and you will get 10 different breeds! She loves to lay on her back and have her belly rubbed. Although Darcy is a big girl she must think she is a very tiny dog because she loves to sit on our lap. She loves to play with other dogs. She is a very happy dog and her tail is always going. We love our Darcy girl very much. Our family feels complete now.

FEOFEO (we call her Fi, Fiona, Phoebe – lots of other silly names!) is doing really well and we just love her! She is wonderful – so mellow and calm most of the time but sometimes she gets these crazy bursts of energy and goes tearing around and we love how waggly and happy she is to see us in the mornings and when we come home. She’s great with the cats and other dogs and visitors; everyone comments on how sweet she is. I take her with me in the car whenever I can because she loves that and will just hang out in the shade when I’m up at the barn. She’s eating well and goes on lots of walks; my vet says she’s in great shape for her age. I have to admire her spirit but it’s also obvious that she’s been well loved all her life.

MAGGIEWe are so happy with MAGGIE! She and Quincy are great friends! She loves to play all day and snuggle all night. Outside, she loves fetch and tug of war with her rope toys. Inside, she will squeak her whale toy with happiness. Sometimes, she'll even take her whale, throw it with her mouth then will go fetch it. She's such a silly girl. We are very glad she is part of our family.

BaileyDear Peppertree,

Check out this picture of me in my furr-ever home! Pretty cool, huh? That is how I usually hog the bed right between the pillows! Yeah, I am writing want to thank you ‘cause you helped me get from that puppy mill place to the best home ever! Not only do I have 2 new mommies, but I also have 2 furry sisters and 2 furry brothers. I gotta tell you though-- they look and act weird. My new mommy said it’s because they are cats. But we get along and even hog the bed together at night. Although one mommy said something about needing something King sized, whatever that means. I guess it’s good.

Oh! Another good thing, I get to go for a lot of walks. A lot! My favorite place is called Peebles Island. The smells there - there are things I have never smelled before! I can’t even get to sniff them all and that’s just in the parking lot!! Mommy said I spend too much time reading my pee-mail. I don’t know why she doesn’t read hers- I learn so much about the other doggies that way!

I am also getting used to the car rides- sometimes they end up at a place called ICE CREAM. I love that place. I wish we went there more often! One mommy said she had to watch how many cones she eats. I told her I would eat hers if she wanted- I AM a VERY helpful doggie after all. She didn’t go for that though. I will have to keep trying.

I saw the picture of me on Facebook when I finished the really long walk in Saratoga. That was super fun- can we do it again? I didn’t know I loved walks so much because I didn’t ever do that in my cage at the mill. I also didn’t know about “Good Girl”- you know, what you call going potty outside? But I got the hang now for sure! I even started doing “Good Girl” a few times per walk to leave pee-mail for other doggies to read.

I am still scared of loud noises and people standing over me. But, I have learned to play, like, I do my very special ‘happy dance’ when the mommies come home and I try to play pat-a-cake with them. I have learned to trust the new mommies and I am sure I will trust other people too in time.

So, all that to say- THANK YOU SO MUCH. I love my new home- it’s beyond my wildest dreams of what my life could be like as a doggie.


MoxieMy husband and I adopted MOXIE [AKA Shiloh] in January 2013. She is a 3 year old shepherd mix. We could not be more in love with her. It has been a perfect fit! Moxie had heartworm and tapeworm, so her first few months spent spent with us were fairly lazy as she had to rest. She appears to be doing great and she is now negative for heartworm. Moxie is very well behaved and has a wonderful attitude. She loves my young nieces and is very gentle with them. Moxie is a happy girl who has not found a treat or a tennis ball she does not like! We feel so blessed to have Moxie in our lives!

Nikki and Bob Brousseau

DerbyRED’s Story

Red, formerly known as DERBY, made his way into our hearts in March 2012 when my husband and I were were looking to add a new member to our family. Both of us had grown up with horses, dogs and cats, and we knew that we were ready to welcome a dog into our lives. After several months of looking, we attended a Peppertree Rescue adoption day at a local pet food store and this is where we met Red. We began talking to his foster family and the minute Red tried to climb into my husband’s lap (he is a 60 lb dog!) we knew we had to give him a chance...

When we adopted him, Red had internal parasites and was suffering from an intestinal infection, colitis, and had developed an immunodeficient reaction to mites. At this point we were just about two weeks into our trial with Red. When the Peppertree group asked us whether we wanted to keep him, we didn't even have to think about it for a second. This special animal had already earned our love and affection.

Red is now enrolled in beginner obedience school and is doing great! We would like to extend a special thank you to Nichole and the rest of his foster family for being there to answer questions and help us during our adjustment period. We cannot thank Peppertree enough for bringing this special animal into our lives and for their assistance during his medical issues. One of the things we love most about Red is his sweet demeanor and great temperament. We could not image our home without him.

Leigh & Silas Schrader

CUYLERWe wanted to update you on CUYLER (formerly named Orion), adopted in September, 2012. He has been a wonderful addition to our growing family! Cuyler and our cat have become close friends and enjoy chasing each other around the house as well as cuddling up nest to one another by the fireplace.

While Cuyler is still shy and cautious in new situations and with large groups of people, he has made tremendous improvement with his timidness. He loves his training classes and daycare classes and loves to play with other dogs. He is a big ball of love and is an expert cuddler! He is still very much a puppy and has an endless amount of energy for playtime, snowball fetch and jogging, but has learned so much in the short 7 months that we have had him.

Cuyler continues to put smiles on our faces every day. We want to thank you for all that you do to find dogs like Cuyler wonderful homes!! We can’t imagine our family without him.

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