My name is VELMA!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Whippet Mix Dog for adoption in Albany, New York - VELMA
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Peppertree Rescue

Facts about VELMA

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Whippet Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
VELMA - Terrier/whippet mix, female, 8 years, 20 lbs. Velma’s owner passed away and she found herself in a shelter because there was no one who could take her in. Having led a darn happy life, the shelter environment was very hard on her and it was decided that rescue would be the best option for her. She appears to be a terrier/whippet mix, but no one knows for sure! When first introduced, Velma is skittish, but she quickly comes around and becomes a serious lovebug. She has kisses to give at any time you may feel the need. She is happily living with 2 other dogs in her foster home. She is a little dog with a BIG personality, a dog who has no problem telling bigger dogs that she’s the boss. Of course, when the big dog says “no way”, she happily prances away to check on her human. Velma will joyfully announce the arrival of visitors and would make an excellent watchdog. She likes to keep her people close, is not happy when left alone, but recovers quickly and waits patiently for your return. Her foster mom is hard pressed to do anything but smile at her little antics. And from her first day in foster care, she has not required crating. Her house manners are excellent, completely housebroken, a little accident when she first arrived and that was that. She would be a wonderful family or companion dog, but would do best with children over 8 years old due to her size. We would like a home with a fenced-in yard for Miss Velma. She is too interested in cats to live with them.
** If you are interested in adopting this dog, you must first complete an adoption application at Or visit our site ( and learn about other Peppertree dogs. *Note: visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

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The primary purpose of Peppertree is to help find homes for dogs in need who represent the character and temperament commonly associated with Golden Retrievers friendliness, intelligence and a peaceful, loving nature. We are volunteers who hold many different jobs in "real" life teachers, lawyers, homemakers, government workers, retirees. We are not "professionals" in animal behavior or training or health, although we have -- and use -- contacts with those who are.

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