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.
BIJOU - Chihuahua (purebred), female, 2 years, 7 lbs. Bijou is French for "jewel," and what a jewel she is! This happy-go-lucky little girl lives to be with her people, whether it's exploring nature trails or cuddling on the couch. That being said, she's very nosy, so be prepared to have company when you're gardening, or cooking, or even just getting the newspaper! She likes to be right in the center of the activity and attention. She's a real clown and has great fun climbing like a cat to survey her kingdom - she loves to perch by the window. Bijou loves other dogs and would rather follow her foster sister's lead than be the boss herself, so we would like to place her with another playful dog. She has lived with cats and likes them, but may be too playful for some, though we think she would respect a dog-savvy cat. We will not place her with children under 10 because of her size. She is crate-trained and seems to be housebroken.
BLAZE - Akita/Lab mix, male, 8 years old, 80 lbs. Blaze looks imposing with his black fur and muscular build, but he is a big teddy bear through and through. This dog loves to give kisses, snuggle, and follow his person around, and he does not care who knows it! Blaze is confident in who he is, and knows that people love him for him, he has no need to put on a tough front. He is a low drama kind of fellow; if other dogs kick up a fuss he feels no need to get involved, and when things get loud he is not fazed. Blaze knows how to chill, even in a busy household. He has lived with two bouncy female dogs most recently, and loves being a part of a multiple dog home. He is used to frequently visiting grandchildren of all ages who think he is a pony. Blaze also has excellent house manners, does not need a crate and is house trained. Blaze knows basic commands, but recall is not his thing. He does not always come when called - there are too many fun things to sniff and places to explore in the world! Because of this he will need a secure yard, or to be leash walked only. Blaze has lived with cats and thinks they are a lot of fun, but his enthusiastic greeting may overwhelm some, so, his ability to live with them will depend on the cat and their dynamics. Blaze's adoption fee is partially sponsored.
LAKE - Shepherd mix, female, ~2 years, 44 lbs. Lake recently arrived from a foster home in Georgia, where she had been recovering for the last month after having been hit by a car. It is clear she has not had the easiest life, but Lake has managed to keep a happy-go-lucky outlook. She enjoys playing with other dogs, and would really love another canine companion to play and snuggle with. Endearing with her right ear permanently stuck up and her left one down, Lake enjoys sitting in your lap and resting her head on your shoulder. She is very food motivated and eager to please. Lake is housebroken, crate trained, and also good with cats. She would love to become the next member of your family! Lake is heartworm positive but will treated at Peppertree's expense.
MACK - Lab mix, male, 1 1/2 years. Mack is a great young dog who is settling in nicely to his foster home. He loves people and playing fetch. He would cuddle all day if only you would just keep petting him! Mack is great with kids, but as a young dog he is still a bit jumpy, so older kids would probably be best. He gets along just fine with the dog in his foster home though he doesn't seem to want to play with him, just hangs out. How he is with cats is unknown.
SEVERIDE - Australian Shepherd Mix, male, ~1 year, 44 lbs. Sevvy is a handsome, sweet boy. He’s full of life and loves to play tag with other dogs, swim, or just run around in the yard. Sevvy loves to go on walks and makes a great running partner! Inside, Sevvy is a bit shy. It seems as if Sevvy never had much experience living indoors but he is housebroken and is making great strides in feeling more and more comfortable with being indoors. Sevvy will need a family that will continue to encourage and care for him as he learns what living inside is all about. Sevvy cannot hear but it certainly doesn’t hold him back from doing the same things as a typical dog. He’s eager to please and knows some basic commands (using hand signals) and he is also taking a Canine Good Citizen class. Sevvy is good with cats.
SULLIVAN - Smooth collie mix, male, 1-2 years, ~50 lbs. Sullivan is very, very sweet. He is a gentle boy who is good with other dogs and ok with dog-savvy cats, but he is mostly interested in being close to his people. Sullivan is unsure of strangers at first but quickly warms and bonds to his people. He is eager to please and easily motivated with food. Sullivan has epilepsy and we are working with a vet to determine the proper dose of meds to control it. Once stabilized, a maintenance dose will be an inexpensive monthly cost.
WHISKEY - Siberian Husky, Female, ~1 year, ~45lbs. Whiskey is an extremely affectionate and friendly girl who just wants to be loved by all. She has not met a person or dog whom she doesn't love. Whiskey is very energetic and needs a home who will give her lots of exercise every day. Whiskey would do well in any setting - family, single, or a household with other dogs. She is currently living with three other female dogs ages 5 months to 1 1/2. Whiskey is also living with two very dog-savvy cats who she is very interested in. She is very respectful of the other dogs at meal time and sticks to her own bowl. She sits very well on command, but is working on more basic commands since her first year was unfortunately spent outside on a tie out and under a porch in a crate. She is very eager to please, extremely smart and attentive. There is no doubt this girl will thrive with some obedience training. After a nice long walk, Whiskey is all snuggles and kisses. She loves to curl up on the couch with her foster mom and sisters at night to watch TV, and loves to sleep in bed. She just wants to be with her people. Whiskey is working on being crate trained as she had a traumatic experience with the crate in her first year; she will go in the crate happily with a kong full of peanut butter, but gets anxious once the door is closed. Whiskey is mostly housebroken, but does have the occasional accident here and there. This girl is a gem.
WILHELMINA - Black lab mix, female, ~1 year, 37 lbs. Wilhemina is a lively, puppyish lab mix, with a lot of good energy. She loves to fetch and can run like the wind when motivated. She is housebroken and has excellent house manners, curious about everything but respectful. She takes direction beautifully. Wilhemina seems to be fine with other dogs and wants to engage them in play. We don't know how she is with cats.
ZIGGY - Purebred Shih Tzu, male, 9 yrs old, 12 lbs. Ziggy is a wonderful, easy-going boy who gets along very well with everyone. He coexists very peacefully with the other dogs and cat in his foster home and loves his people very much. He is always looking for a lap to sit on or a snuggle. Walks well on leash, rides well in the car, and is housebroken. He is a quiet, low maintenance kind of guy! A quiet home where he could soak up a lot of love is what this sweet boy needs. He will not be placed in a home with small children because of his small size. If you would like to donate towards Ziggy's care and the care of other senior dogs in the Peppertree program, please click here. Our wonderful senior dogs THANK YOU!
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