Peppertree Rescue Dogs on Trial Placement - Adoption Pending
The following dogs are on trial placement in a new home and are not currently available for adoption. All Peppertree adoptions begin with a minimum two-week trial period. The dogs below have been placed in adoptive homes but the adoption is not yet final.
BIJOU - Chihuahua (purebred), female, 2 years, 7 lbs. Bijou is French for "jewel," and what a jewel she is! This happy-go-lucky little girl lives to be with her people, whether it's exploring nature trails or cuddling on the couch. That being said, she's very nosy, so be prepared to have company when you're gardening, or cooking, or even just getting the newspaper! She likes to be right in the center of the activity and attention. She's a real clown and has great fun climbing like a cat to survey her kingdom - she loves to perch by the window. Bijou loves other dogs and would rather follow her foster sister's lead than be the boss herself, so we would like to place her with another playful dog. She has lived with cats and likes them, but may be too playful for some, though we think she would respect a dog-savvy cat. We will not place her with children under 10 because of her size. She is crate-trained and seems to be housebroken.
BLAZE - Akita/Lab mix, male, 8 years old, 80 lbs. Blaze looks imposing with his black fur and muscular build, but he is a big teddy bear through and through. This dog loves to give kisses, snuggle, and follow his person around, and he does not care who knows it! Blaze is confident in who he is, and knows that people love him for him, he has no need to put on a tough front. He is a low drama kind of fellow; if other dogs kick up a fuss he feels no need to get involved, and when things get loud he is not fazed. Blaze knows how to chill, even in a busy household. He has lived with two bouncy female dogs most recently, and loves being a part of a multiple dog home. He is used to frequently visiting grandchildren of all ages who think he is a pony. Blaze also has excellent house manners, does not need a crate and is house trained. Blaze knows basic commands, but recall is not his thing. He does not always come when called - there are too many fun things to sniff and places to explore in the world! Because of this he will need a secure yard, or to be leash walked only. Blaze has lived with cats and thinks they are a lot of fun, but his enthusiastic greeting may overwhelm some, so, his ability to live with them will depend on the cat and their dynamics. Blaze's adoption fee is partially sponsored.
ISAAC - Lab mix, male, ~1 year, 55 lbs. Isaac is a stray from a NYC shelter. He’s a happy boy with a sweet disposition. Isaac has puppy energy and loves to run and play, but is calm in the house. He’s a typical youngster and needs some basic obedience, but he’s such a good boy it should come easy! He gets along well with the other dog in the house. His foster home doesn’t think he’s accustomed to cats, but he’s learning about them and is doing well. Isaac is crate trained. His foster family is still learning about him, but this young boy will make an awesome addition to someone’s family!
JAXON - Shih Tzu mix, male, 11 years, 16 lbs.
Jaxon is the definition of a sweet, loving gentleman! Quiet and content, he will happily warm your lap or feet for you. He gets along with wonderfully with the dogs and cat in his foster home. He enjoys a low-key lifestyle and is content to sleep the day away. He rides fine in the car and is housebroken. If you are looking for a snuggle companion who doesn't require much other than your love, Jaxon is the one for you!
LAKE - Shepherd mix, female, ~2 years, 44 lbs. Lake recently arrived from a foster home in Georgia, where she had been recovering for the last month after having been hit by a car. It is clear she has not had the easiest life, but Lake has managed to keep a happy-go-lucky outlook. She enjoys playing with other dogs, and would really love another canine companion to play and snuggle with. Endearing with her right ear permanently stuck up and her left one down, Lake enjoys sitting in your lap and resting her head on your shoulder. She is very food motivated and eager to please. Lake is housebroken, crate trained, and also good with cats. She would love to become the next member of your family! Lake is heartworm positive but will treated at Peppertree's expense.
MACK - Lab mix, male, 1 1/2 years. Mack is a great young dog who is settling in nicely to his foster home. He loves people and playing fetch. He would cuddle all day if only you would just keep petting him! Mack is great with kids, but as a young dog he is still a bit jumpy, so older kids would probably be best. He gets along just fine with the dog in his foster home though he doesn't seem to want to play with him, just hangs out. How he is with cats is unknown.
RILEY - Bone Mouth Shar Pei mix, male, ~1 year, 50 lbs. Riley is a happy and friendly boy that never met a stranger, and who has taught us about making assumptions! He came from a shelter in central NYS where he had been picked up as an injured stray, and he was labeled as a pit bull. Pit bulls are one of the most common dogs in US shelters and he was a young dog, still growing, and it was as good a guess as any - but as Riley matured he started to look less and less like a pit bull and more and more like a Bone Mouth Shar Pei. We sent his pictures to someone familiar with the breed, and they noticed some distinct characteristics of the breed - who knew? What we do know though is that Riley is a wonderful dog that exemplifies great characteristics for any breed - he is smart, agile, loyal and loving. He has been raised around other animals including a cat, and has had a lot of socialization and been exposed to many new experiences. Riley lives in a home with another dog, and 2 young children, and does great with all. He is playful and wants to be part of any family activity, including long walks. He is crate trained and housebroken. Riley is a huge snuggler, and would lay happily for hours if someone was petting his belly! He loves interacting with all - dogs, cats, humans, and really just wants to be a part of a loving family. He is food motivated and eager to learn!
SEVERIDE - Australian Shepherd Mix, male, ~1 year, 44 lbs. Sevvy is a handsome, sweet boy. He’s full of life and loves to play tag with other dogs, swim, or just run around in the yard. Sevvy loves to go on walks and makes a great running partner! Inside, Sevvy is a bit shy. It seems as if Sevvy never had much experience living indoors but he is housebroken and is making great strides in feeling more and more comfortable with being indoors. Sevvy will need a family that will continue to encourage and care for him as he learns what living inside is all about. Sevvy cannot hear but it certainly doesn’t hold him back from doing the same things as a typical dog. He’s eager to please and knows some basic commands (using hand signals) and he is also taking a Canine Good Citizen class. Sevvy is good with cats.
WILHELMINA - Black lab mix, female, ~1 year, 37 lbs. Wilhemina is a lively, puppyish lab mix, with a lot of good energy. She loves to fetch and can run like the wind when motivated. She is housebroken and has excellent house manners, curious about everything but respectful. She takes direction beautifully. Wilhemina seems to be fine with other dogs and wants to engage them in play. We don't know how she is with cats.
ZIGGY - Purebred Shih Tzu, male, 9 yrs old, 12 lbs. Ziggy is a wonderful, easy-going boy who gets along very well with everyone. He coexists very peacefully with the other dogs and cat in his foster home and loves his people very much. He is always looking for a lap to sit on or a snuggle. Walks well on leash, rides well in the car, and is housebroken. He is a quiet, low maintenance kind of guy! A quiet home where he could soak up a lot of love is what this sweet boy needs. He will not be placed in a home with small children because of his small size. If you would like to donate towards Ziggy's care and the care of other senior dogs in the Peppertree program, please click here. Our wonderful senior dogs THANK YOU!
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