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
EMBER - German Shepherd mix, female, ~ 8 years, 50 lbs. Ember recently came to Peppertree from a NYC shelter. She is a petite girl for a shep mix at not quite 50 lbs! Ember is housebroken, knows sit and down, and mostly walks well on leash but does pull some when excited. She rides well in the car and loves to meet new people. About other dogs, the jury is still out - she seems to be fine with some and a bit defensive with others. A proper, unhurried introduction to a resident dog would be necessary to check compatibility. But it is with people that Ember shines. While she rejects the adjective "middle-aged" and still has plenty of energy for a good walk or jog, she also likes a good scratch behind the ears and then to snuggle on the couch with her person. How she is with cats is unknown.