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.
COCO (WILL BE RENAMED) - Husky mix, female, ~4 years. Great girl who lost her family through no fault of her own. Will add more details as we get to know her.
ETHEL - Cocker spaniel mix, female, 8-10 years, ~23 lbs. Ethel is a very sweet mellow little girl who really wants nothing more than to be loved. She is looking for a forever home that will appreciate her for the rock star she is - you see, Ethel is completely blind, but shhh... nobody has told her yet! She prances around her foster home with not a care in the world earning herself the nickname Mrs. Magoo. Ethel LOVES to be with people and she gets along with cats and dogs. She is guaranteed to melt your heart. Ethel came to us with some skin issues that are resolving nicely with diligent baths and a grain-free diet. Ethel suffers from a bit of separation anxiety and her foster mom is working with her on that.
HERMAN - Shep/lab mix, male, 8-10 years old, 50 lbs. It is hard to sum Herman up in just a few words, but we're going to do our best by saying he is unapologetically happy, loves everyone, and is a best buddy just waiting for his buddy. It seems like Herman's goal in life is to not be bothered by anything and always find the sunny side of things. His spirit is contagious - Herman comes guaranteed to make you smile. Herman is great with other dogs and is good on the leash, but he is also happy to hang out in his yard. Herman would be a great companion for a retiree. While he is able to keep his crate clean for a work day, we feel it would be best for his adopter not to work a full-time job - at Herman's age, we would like to see him in a home with someone able to let him out after 4-5 hours. He so enjoys being with his people that he would love having someone around most of the time to confirm how handsome, smart and sweet he is! Click here see more pictures of Herman on Petfinder.com.
LAMBCHOP - Terrier mix, female, ~1 year, ~30 lbs. Lambchop was found as a stray in Cohoes a few months ago. As to breed mix, our best guess is that she is a Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier mix, perhaps with a dash of Miniature Pinscher because of those charming ears of hers. They’re like little flags: up when she’s happy, down when she’s scared. She is a very shy dog, and has spent this time working her way out of her shyness and learning to trust people. We are happy to say that she is coming along nicely. She is still afraid of new people and the humans in her new home will have to be patient with her. She is completely housebroken and is great with other dogs, but not with cats. Lambchop is doing well at learning leash manners and would do well with another dog to give her confidence. Because of her shyness her adopters will need to have a securely fenced yard.
LILLIPUT - Shih tzu/terrier mix, female, 8 years, 10 lbs. Lilliput (Lilly) came from a local shelter four years ago and was adopted to a loving home. Sadly for her, because of illness in the family she finds herself needing a new home again. She is good with other dogs, cats, kids, and is housebroken - can hold it for a work day. When we met her, this sweet girl didn't stop wagging her tail the entire time. Sweet and wiggly, she is interested in what's going on around her and wants to be a part of everything! We think she is a character who will make someone a very loving companion.
LUXIE - Boxer/German Shepherd mix, female, 8 months. Luxie is a happy, lively girl who is looking for a home to shine in. Her start at life was very sheltered, so she is still learning about the world and all the strange things in it, but she has been blossoming as she learns. Luxie is a sweet girl who is shy at first, but she loves to give kisses and get hugs once she knows you are a friend. Luxie enjoys playing with and is used to living with other dogs, and has learned to be very respectful of cats. She would love regular, energetic exercise. Although she loves everyone (once she knows they are a friend) she would be best with older children, simply because she is a puppy - a very big puppy! Best of all Luxie has a great personality and is excited to learn. Luxie is working on becoming house trained and is very clean when crated so it's just a matter of a little training. She will need to be crated or in a secure area when home alone as she will still counter-surf, she is still a puppy after all! Luxie is a real find and with a positive home to keep her on the right path she we know she will become the best dog she can be.
MINNIE - Chihuahua, female, 5 years old, 8 lbs. Minnie was given up reluctantly by a retired man when his wife entered a nursing home and the apartment he moved into near the facility would not allow him to keep her. Minnie is very loving, submissive and low-key. She wants to be near her human companions and is content to hang out nearby in her soft bed. She is crate-trained, completely housebroken and loves to go for walks. Minnie gets along well with other dogs and cats. She would do especially well in a quiet home because that is what she is accustomed to so we will not place her with children under 12. Minnie is a loving little lady waiting for that special someone to come along...maybe it will be you?
PUCK - Boxer/German Shepherd mix, male, 8 months. Puck is a puppy in a big body. He had a sheltered early life but is making up for it now with enthusiasm! Puck loves people and to give kisses, he still wiggles happily like a puppy and loves these things called walks. Houses are new to him but he is catching on quickly, he especially enjoys houses filled with people and dogs to play with! He is a silly boy at times but is very patient with people and kids. He does jump on people though, and because he is so big, we think he'd be best with older children/teens. He is house trained, but does need to be crated when he is not supervised, and will likely need the crating continued for a bit more because he just learned about these things called counters that sometimes have food on them - they are awesome! And so is Puck.
SIENNA - Feist mix, female, 2 years, ~30 lbs. Sienna is a lovely girl who adores affection and will do anything for some petting! She is wonderful with all people, though she might be too strong and energetic for young children. She is good with dogs who are calm and respectful, but she is a busy girl who likes to chase small mammals, so we think she probably cannot live with cats. Sienna and her puppies ended up in a Georgia shelter and all the pups were adopted. Our contact there reached out to Peppertree to help find her a forever home. If you are looking for a devoted cuddlebug who wants to please and would love to be your active companion, Sienna just might be for you. She is heartworm positive and will be treated at Peppertree's expense.
SONG - Pointer mix, female, 1-1˝ years. Song is a lovely dog who came to Peppertree from GA. She's a tall, lanky girl, but she will fold herself up into a little ball if it means she can snuggle next to you on the couch! Song is wonderful with all people including small children. She is good in her crate during a work day and is fine with cats. Song gets along nicely with other dogs and rides beautifully in the car. Her foster mom says "She loves balls, treats, and her whole body wiggles when we approach her!" Song's right front foot is deformed which gives her a natural ballet "turn-out" of that paw. It isn't painful and she gets around just fine on it, though jogging would not be in the cards for her.
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