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.
CHANSEY - Chihuahua (purebred), female, 1 year, 7 lbs. A local shelter contacted us about a terrified fawn chihuahua huddled in the corner of a run whose soulful eyes were "haunting" the staff. They urged us to give her a chance in a home environment and her foster family was amazed by her overnight transformation into a happy, affectionate girl who craves attention and bellyrubs. Her nickname is "Chance Dance" -- she is very active and playful, a real "Energizer Bunny." She is quite the comedian, guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained! Timid with strangers at first, she quickly warms up to them in her foster home. Chansey gets along well with all dogs and loves to play with one of the resident chihuahuas who has helped her gain confidence, so we would like to find her a home with a canine companion. She is still very much a puppy so is learning her manners, but is crate-trained, enjoys walks, and seems to be fine with cats. We will not place her with children under 12 because of her size and because she can be startled easily. Chansey is an exceptionally beautiful little girl who is patiently waiting for that special person to see her for the gem she is!
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.
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.
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?
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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