Senior, 10 years old
Adoption Fee:
Colorado Springs, CO

House-trained, Crate-trained, Rides Well in Car, Timid/Shy, Good with Kids, Good with Other Dogs

Pepper is a happy, affectionate, fun loving little girl. She sleeps in her bed which is next to the fosters' bed. Once in a while, she will get up and move around the room during the night, but we just call her name and tell her to go to bed; she returns and goes back to sleep. When it is time to get up, she jumps out of her bed with her little back end wiggling and races downstairs with her foster brother and immediately goes to the back door where they wait to be let outside.

Pepper eats her meals about 8 feet from her foster brother and no food aggression have been noticed. During the work week, both dogs spend the day gated in the kitchen for up to 9 hours, where they have blankets and dog beds for napping. There have been no messes to clean up after the first day in the foster home.

Pepper loves taking a walk at the nearby park. She leads the way while her foster brother, travels a short distance behind. Pepper does not pull on the leash but loves her outdoor walks. She is friendly with all dogs and people she meets. If other dogs are friendly or too forward, she will back away and hide behind her humans.

At times, Pepper can be a bit timid; if she is around loud people or a lot of commotion, she might hang to the side. She was a bit shy with her new foster family the first few days, but now greets them with excitement at the end of the day. She rides in the car, getting excited to be going to the park. She prefers to look around, rarely laying down in the car. She knows her name and will cock her head to one side, appearing to listen to you. She is learning basic commands: sitting on command and working on “leave it”, “shake”, and “sit up”. She is eager to please. Pepper may do better in a home where she is not left alone, whether it be human or another dog. As mentioned, she can be timid so a house full of toddlers might not be the best fit. When given permission to play, she enjoys running around the house, but when it is nap time, she'll find a nearby blanket or dog bed and take a little nap.

If not already, Pepper will be micro-chipped, spayed (if age appropriate), and up-to-date on her shots prior to adoption. If you would like to meet Pepper to see if she is a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application online.

• We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any dog. We depend on licensed vets and other professionals to provide the best determination, unless the dog arrived with written documentation.

• Puppies not spayed/neutered at the time of adoption due to age will require a $50 refundable sterilization deposit in accordance with Colorado Code of Regulations 8 CCR 1201-11: Part 19-J.

• We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well-being of the dog.