PEPPER ABIN#19-020-1 – M, 1 1/2 Years

Foster dog name:  Pepper 

Gender:  Male 

Age: 1.5

Size/Weight:  46 lbs.

Color:  Orange and White 

Breed:  English Setter 

Good with Children:  Yes, Pepper loves children.  I have two 3 year old grandsons and Pepper is very good with them.  He loves resting his head on their laps when they are sitting in a chair.  He is very playful and loves running with them too.     

Good with Dogs:  Yes!  He loves both of my dogs.   I have a 12 year old Australian Cattle Dog and she continually herds him and he doesn’t mind.  I have a 7 month old Setter and she is his playmate.  

Good with Cats:  Unknown 

House trained:  Yes, Pepper has not had any accidents since his arrival.  

Crate trained:  Yes, Pepper goes into his crate well, especially for a treat.    

Leash trained:  Yes, he is getting better on a leash.  He is walked daily with an Easy Walk Harness which works well at directing him back to my side.  He loses concentration when he sees a squirrel and is very strong.  He gets better and better at walking on a leash everyday.  

Activity Level: Pepper is very playful, but also laid back.  He loves playing tug-a-war with my dogs. He loves running around with a tennis ball in his mouth.  He loves stuffed toys, but they don’t last too long.  He usually goes on a 3 mile walk daily.  He enjoys being outside just running in the yard.  Pepper is content doing what ever you want him to do.  Even if it is just chilling for an hour or two.  Pepper generally settles down nicely in the evening around 7:30 pm 

Fence Yard: He loves running and a fenced yard would be perfect for Pepper.  Pepper currently plays in a yard that is fenced in.  The fence is vinyl and 6 ft tall.  

Behavior: Pepper is a lover.  He loves to cuddle especially at night.  He loves laying his head on your lap.  He also thinks he’s a lap dog at times.  Pepper loves being with other dogs.  

Medical History:  Pepper is fully vetted and microchipped.  He is healthy and has the most beautiful white teeth.  He is neutered.  Pepper is from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He has tested negative, But the parasite can remain dormant in the system.  Potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years.  Your vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab.  The test typically costs $120-150 but varies from vet to vet.

Foster Comments: Pepper is a happy-go-lucky boy.  He makes me laugh constantly.  He is so incredibly sweet and affectionate.  His fur is velvety soft.  He loves to be around people and dogs.  Pepper follows me everywhere I go throughout the house.  Pepper came from Turkey and has adjusted to English well.  He sits when told and comes when called.  He actually sits waiting patiently for his meal without being told.  I feed Pepper with a Fun Feeder Slow Feed bowl because it makes him eat slower.  He loves getting a bath and had a positive experience at his recent groomer appointment.  The groomer said the only difficulty for them was getting him to quit wagging his tail during the grooming.  He loves everyone!  Pepper settles own around the same time every night.  He is crated at night and never whines.  I am working on leash training with the commands heal and leave it when he wants to sniff things.  This was my first experience with a foster dog and I couldn’t have asked for a kinder, gentler, more loving dog.  

Adoption fee: $300.00

Foster Location:  OH

Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000 mile distance between adopters & foster home. Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000 mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000 mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far West states, from Eastern states, may have additional restriction