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.
CHRISTOPHER - Chihuahua, male, 7 years, 8 lbs. Christopher came to us with his brother, Wags McGee, as an owner surrender because prior owners were unable to care for them. While we initially believed that they were a bonded pair, they have both proven to be independent little fellows who are very sociable and love people and other dogs. Christopher is a very cheerful little guy who has controlled diabetes. He requires an insulin shot twice a day, and if you administer it while he indulges in his favorite activity of eating, he won’t even be aware of it. Christopher is paper trained and is showing signs that he could be on his way to being completely housebroken. He will go outside in the morning and if taken out several times during the day, he seems to be happy enough taking care of business in the great outdoors. Christopher is very bright and interested in everything, eager to give his humans many kisses, very affectionate. He has cataracts, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down. Christopher is, simply, a Chihuahua and a credit to his breed.
KNOLLIE - Lab mix, female, 2 years, 42 lbs. Knollie is a very sweet and loving girl who loves to be outside playing or inside sleeping, wherever her people are. She gets along so well with other dogs that we think she'd be happiest in a home with a canine buddy. She is great with kids and is also fine with cats. Knollie doesn't jump, knows sit and lie down, and has nice leash manners.
MARGE - Lab mix, female, 2 years, 80 lb. Marge was picked up as a stray in Rensselaer County and no one has been searching for her, much to our bewilderment. She has dry eye and requires lifetime daily eye drops, which are easy to administer to her. And she is hypothyroid and on daily medication; this plus regular exercise will help reduce her beyond-chubby figure. Marge is a sweet girl who is enjoys playing with other dogs, but what she lives for is to spend time with her people. We suspect she would be fine with cats but we don't know for sure. Marge has excellent house manners, doesn't need to be crated, is totally housebroken, and takes treats nicely. There are no young children in her foster home, but it's hard to imagine Marge having trouble with anyone or anything. Marge has a playful side to her and she would like a home with someone (dog or human) to play with. She is very smart, knows some commands and would benefit from classes for more socialization. Most of all, Marge is looking for a home with someone who wants a very loving companion.
RANDY - Shepherd mix, male, 2 years, ~90 lbs. Randy is the definition of a velcro dog! If you want a devoted canine shadow to follow you around and keep you company in your home, look no further. He loves to be with people, and if you are sitting he is guaranteed to come to your for a pet on the head or a scratch on his back. Randy has excellent house manners, likes his crate, does well with most dogs, and is looking for an adult only home. He is okay with cats although he thinks it can be fun to chase a cat and raid the litter box so a dog savvy cat is required. Randy knows his basic commands and is working on his leash manners, he generally walks very well unless he sees a squirrel or a bunny to chase, then he gets a bit excited! Randy is content to be an only dog, although he would likely share his home with the right dog too. Randy is used to a nice big yard and does like to be outside to play so a suburban or rural setting would be best for him.
SOFIA - Terrier mix, female, ~1 year, 26 lbs. This sweetheart was found as a local stray and never claimed; the Animal Control Officer contacted Peppertree as she was so impressed with Sofia's temperament. Her breed mix is a mystery; we like the term "All American" but possibly there is some terrier in the mix somewhere! Sofia's foster mom says she is making great progress, considering especially that when this pretty girl came to us she was scared and overwhelmed with the world. She is great with the cats, has loved every person she has met, is housebroken and is getting used to enjoying some "quiet time" in her crate. Sofia appears to be a quick learner and is very eager to please. We imagine she would love another dog in the home to boost her confidence and as a playmate but it's not a requirement. We think she would enjoy a home with older children and a regular routine as she settles in.
WAGS MCGEE - Chihuahua, male, 8 years. Wags McGee came to us as an owner surrender along with his brother/buddy Chistopher. Wags is very overweight and is presently on a strict diet to get his weight down. Otherwise, he is in great health. He’s about 8 years old, at last check he was about 18 lbs. He should be more like 11 or 12 lbs. Wags is paper trained and is working on house training. Wags is very sweet and loves affection and loves a bone, especially if it's a nice big one! He is starting to enjoy his walks although around the block is the best he can do at the moment. He will be a lovely addition to someone’s family although small children are not recommended due to his size.
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