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
BOE - English Setter, male, 7 years. The breed description of an English Setter says they should be a gentleman by nature, and Boe is certainly that. He is a sweet boy eager to make friends and greet admirers with a wag of his tail. English Setters are an old breed, known for their good nature and intelligence, two traits Boe has aplenty! Boe has had a nontraditional life until now and is just now experiencing life with a family where he is thriving. He adores his foster sister, a lab, and has discovered the joy of squeaky balls, which he wants to carry everywhere with him. We don't know if he was ever used as a bird dog, but we can say that he does not exhibit much prey drive. Boe is curious about cats but hasn't been around them much, so we do not know how he would be living with them. He needs to go to a home with a fenced yard, as it seems he is more interested in exploring the great outdoors than coming when called... Boe's foster family says he is a very relaxed dog who will happily play with other dogs, although he also enjoys some good snuggling. Boe could easily be an only dog or live with a compatible canine - what matters to him is a family to love, because he has a lot of love to give. Boe has wonderful house manners once he settles in, although he does pull a bit on the leash. He is full of enthusiasm for walks and so excited to have a chance at being a member of a loving family.