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.
BINGO - Dachshund? mix, male, 8 years, 22 lbs. Bingo's records state that he is a Dachshund/Shih Tzu mix. We can see the Dachshund but not so sure about the Shih tzu part! His foster mom says he looks more like a short legged Sheltie. This little boy is a lovebug who only wants your pets and approval. He is completely housebroken and his house manners are impeccable. Bingo gets along with other dogs but seems to be afraid of children, so he is looking for an adult-only home. He is not a barker, and will want to sleep with you but takes the “no” for an answer. (Although you want to give in when you look into those big adoring brown eyes.) Bingo is crate-trained, but that is probably not necessary, especially long term. If you are looking for a smallish companion dog who will happily go on walks with you and then curl up and sleep in your lap, Bingo may be the dog for you.
CARLINA - Chihuahua mix, female, ~10-11 years, 8 lbs. This wee little girl was found as a stray in the Capital District and her luck turned around when Peppertree agreed to take her in. She is housebroken and lives in a foster home with another dog and a cat. She is an independent miss and not a big cuddle bug, but she loves to be near her people. She also loves walks around the neighborhood to show off her sassy self, and napping in her bed. Carlina is on medication for a heart condition. She would prefer a quiet home and due to her size we will not place her with young children. Big dogs can scare her, but she is not afraid to let the big boys know who is in charge!
DUKE - Redbone/bloodhound mix, male, 3 months, 30 lbs. Duke is a young southern gentleman who just arrived from Tennessee. He is a great snuggler and is quite warm for those fall nights! Duke is working on house training in his foster home. He is still young so he has puppy behaviors like chewing on things, and will need plenty of appropriate chew toys. Duke walks well on leash and is very food motivated. He will grow to be a large dog, perhaps 100 lbs, and will need obedience training and plenty of exercise to keep him and his family happy. Duke is being evaluated for some resource guarding issues, and because of this we will not place him in a home with children. He is not good with cats.
LAB MIX PUPPIES - 2 males, 1 female puppy available around Oct. 10 at 8 weeks old. Please submit application mentioning "puppies" if interested in being considered.
MISS MOLLY - Lab/Shepherd/Husky mix, female, 7 years, 65 lbs. Miss Molly is a great girl who celebrated her 7th Birthday on September 23rd - the best present she could ask for is a family, a yard and a ball to chase. That is all she needs to be happy - just don't expect her to bring back the ball! Miss Molly has excellent house manners and is a bit shy when you first meet her, and cautious around strangers, but when she is around her people she just lights up. She spent most of her life as an only dog in an adult home and would probably be happiest in a similar setting. Miss Molly is fine around kids but they are new to her and sometimes confuse her. She has a live and let live attitude with other dogs and tends to ignore them, especially when her people are around to pay attention to. Miss Molly seems to do well with other mellow dogs, but would prefer not to live with a younger dog eager to play - a quiet life is more appealing to this lovely lady. Miss Molly lived with cats when she was younger, but has not been around them in a while. She loves being outside and loves her daily walks, although she is still learning that she will go further if she doesn't pull! Adopting Miss Molly will guarantee you a loving and loyal dog.
TANNON - Pit bull mix, male, 1-2 years, 40 pounds. Tannon is an enthusiastic, happy boy who is very affectionate with people. He's a champion hugger who wants nothing more than to be your best friend. Tannon enjoys walks and meeting people and other dogs along the way. Because he's an exuberant young fellow who could knock over little ones, we will only place him in a home with children who are 8 years old and over and no cats or small dogs. With regular exercise and a nice yard fenced yard to play in, Tannon will make an outstanding companion!
TIBERIUS - New to program and being evaluated in a foster home.
WALLY - Shepherd mix, male, ~10 years, 35 lbs. Wally was a stray who was being housed at a local shelter. When Wally became depressed and would not eat, Peppertree agreed to take him in. He very quickly adapted to living in his foster home and is doing great. Wally is about 10 years old, possibly older. Wally is a medium-sized dog and once he gains back some lost weight he should weigh around 42 pounds. He is impeccably well behaved and has a soft, affectionate personality. He loves nothing better than to follow his person around the house or yard. Wally loves affection from just about anyone, but he never demands it. He is quite spry for an older gentleman. Despite having a little weakness in his hind legs, Wally gets along fabulously and enjoys running in the yard. He is superb with other dogs and cats even when they have on a couple of occasions bullied him. We suspect he is equally good with children. Wally has some difficulty with his vision and hearing as most older dogs do but it doesn't stop him from getting around just fine. If you are looking for an affectionate, calm and gentle dog who is easy to care for, Wally is for you.
ZINNIA - Mastiff mix, female, 8 years, 116 lbs. Zinnia is very much a Velcro dog. She is a happy girl that wants to be with her people and is eager to please. She came from the streets of NYC where she was found lying on a curb barely breathing. She is heartworm positive and has had one treatment. She will receive the second in November at Peppertree's expense. She gets along with most dogs, and at the shelter was fine with cats, but when exposed to a cat outside, there was a bit more interest than expected. Zinnia does have a weak back end so minimal stairs would benefit her, although she can climb them and has gotten better as she has gained more muscle. She is food motivated and when given a treat, will anxiously take it, unless told "gentle".
Can you offer Zinnia a soft bed and a loving home? She will give more love back than you can imagine!
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