#2658 – Pepper

Status:    Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Sable and White
Age: 12 years
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, older dog-savvy kids that respect his space
Good with other dogs: Yes, with non-dominant dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Good with cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Greenfield, WI
Special needs: A home with very few stairs and no young toddlers. Would like to be adopted by someone with another non-dominant dog, but should not be in a home with lots of dogs. He tends to be bone and toy-possessive.
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: Hi! I’m Pepper and I am the Pawsonality of the Month. I think they named me Pepper because even though I am an older guy, I still have lots of pep in my step. I like to project a friendly, welcoming manner because I’m not just a “stay at home” collie – I have a job and go to work every day. My foster mom is a doggie groomer and takes me with her to the doggie salon. It is my job to meet and greet the customers and make them feel right at home. Wal-Mart has been trying to hire me away from foster mom, but I am a very loyal collie who wouldn’t even think of deserting my family.

Before I came to my foster home, I had a sad experience. My family lost their job and their home and couldn’t keep me any more. They loved me and for a loyal boy like me, it was tough to say goodbye. It took me awhile to adjust here at my foster home, because I wasn’t used to living with other dogs and I was afraid they would steal my food and my toys. I had already lost my family and I wasn’t about to lose anything else! Now that I have gotten used to my foster home, I realize that foster mom won’t let the other dogs take my stuff, so I am not as protective as I once was. Still, I think I would prefer a forever home where there was only me and maybe one other non-pushy dog. Cats are okay though.

I have always lived with kids and I really love them. I like it when they pet me, but they need to respect my space and not get too grabby. My foster mom takes me in the car to pick up her little girls from school, and I am always so happy to see them. I LOVE to go for rides in the car and if foster mom doesn’t take me along I sulk. I get my favorite duck toy (you can see him in the pictures at the left) and go in a corner and pout until foster mom comes back. Then she feels guilty (which is exactly how she should feel) and the next time she takes me along.

Well, that’s me – Pepper. I know there are younger dogs available, but I can guarantee that there aren’t any that are more loyal and loving. After all, I’ve had lots of experience in loving my people, and I am very, very good at it!