The Cosgriff Family
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Date Available||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|3/12/17||Not required||Not tested||Optional||See 4/3/17 update
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Pepper is a sweet older lady between 8-10 years of age. She was found as a stray in Alexandria and has found a safe foster home in Robbinsdale. She has been with me for a week and I have not heard her bark yet, though she does whine sometimes. She is gentle and wants to have me in sight all of the time. She gets along fine with my two residents and has shown no aggression.
The vet said that she has yeast infections in both ears, so has medication for that. She weighs about 58 pounds and is just slightly underweight. She loves food, so that will be no problem. She has scarring on her back left leg and tip of her tail.
The vet said it might have been caused by being kept in an enclosure with no bedding so the leg was rubbed when she slept. It is not tender; she licks it sometimes. We don't know if she is spayed or not, so she will be going in for the procedure this week.
I take her for a walk every day with my other two dogs and have to use a Gentle Leader on her as she is a puller.
I have only crated her once as it was obvious when I got home that she had tried very hard to get out of the crate while I was gone. She had pushed down two baby gates, so tomorrow I am going to try a baby gate/door combo. She has had some accidents so I can't give her free roam yet.
She LOVES to retrieve (especially stuffed animals) and does it very nicely. She was so happy the first time I threw a toy for her. She looked at me as if to say "You know how to play FETCH! We have something in common!".
Pepper is a sweet girl looking for someone to love. She is quiet and gentle.
Pepper was spayed on Thursday and she did just fine. She has a small hernia fixed at the same time. I kept her quiet for the first 24 hours. She is now back to doing walks and acting like her old self.
Pepper's new nickname is Miss Wiggle Butt. She is the friendliest, happiest girl around! She is SO friendly that she can overwhelm other dogs when she first meets them. She is POSITIVE that everyone is her long lost friend.
Pepper had a great time at the meet and greet yesterday. She was wagging and socializing the whole time. People found it hard to believe that she was a senior. She was acting like a youngster. She also demonstrated that she is has a good treat compass. She could find anyone with a treat in their hand, and plant herself in front of them. She would sit and shake for anyone with a treat to share!
Pepper has enjoyed more fetch sessions in the back yard. Watching her leap and run for the tennis ball, there is no way that she looks like a senior. She never wants to stop, so I have to watch that she does not over do it.
I have been working with Pepper while we are walking. She gets so excited when she sees another dog, that she jumps and barks and makes quite a scene. She wants to meet the dog and be friendly, but her enthusiasm is over the top and intimidates the dog and person. I am now carrying treats in my pocket and ask Pepper to sit when another dog is coming toward us. She is so food focused, that she is HAPPY to do this. She is even starting to look at me for a treat when she sees another dog. Pepper is a smart girl and eager to learn if food is involved!!!
Pepper and I want to thank the Cosgriff Family for sponsoring her! She would like to give you all a big wag and a cuddle! She also says that any gift to RAGOM comes with unlimited hours of tennis ball fetching. If you are ever in the Robbinsdale area, she is happy to award your prize. Thanks for supporting our great foster dogs!