My name is Pepper!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Meridian, Idaho - Pepper
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All Valley Animal Rescue

Facts about Pepper

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Meet Pepper Ann! A wonderful family recently reached out to us looking to re-home their beloved pet. Pepper is an all around amazing dog, who deserves a loving home.

Here is what Pepper's owners have to say about her:

"Though it breaks our hearts to do so, we need to find a new loving​ home for our dog Pepper Ann. She is a ~9 year old red heeler mix (we suspect at least some pitbull but we're not sure). She has excellent house manners, has never had an accident, never chewed on or ruined anything, does not pull food off counters or dig through the trash, etc. She is very loyal and she's never run off, even when the gate to the yard has been accidentally left open and she's been outside unsupervised. She has been great with cats (those that she’s lived with - fence jumpers beware) and has been good with 95% of dogs she's met (the only time we've had a problem is with other mega­alpha females). She is in excellent health, is up to date on all vaccinations, and at her wellness check­up every year the vet always thinks she is younger than she actually is. She has pretty good leash manners (basic commands), and is well­behaved in the car although she does seem to get a little nervous on long rides.

Pepper's ideal home would be one in which she had a nice yard or property to look after, as her
favorite pastime is to sit outside and watch the world go by. She does have a bit of a prey­drive
so squirrels and chickens should stay out of her way (but she'll keep your yard free from
gophers!) She also loves to have a "den" in the house ­ at our home, her chosen spot is under
our bed. We have a male border collie and the two of them have bonded great, so a home with
another dog would be ideal (but not necessary, as Pepper does tend to be pretty independent).

The reason we need to re­home Pepper is that, true to her heeler nature, she does not like the fast movements and unpredictable nature of kids, and we have a toddler. She has never bitten a child but we can tell that kids stress her out and she has nipped at (heeled) kids a few times. We
absolutely do not believe that Pepper would ever bite out of aggression, but nipping is just not a risk we can take as our daughter gets older and starts having friends at the house.

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Pepper Ann was bounced around between several homes before we got her. We adopted Pepper with the intention of being her forever
family and feel so badly that we can't uphold our end of the bargain. When we first adopted her she was quite needy (probably from all the upheavals) but her confidence has gotten SO much better in the last 6 years. She is a great dog that deserves to live out her days being loved, secure and a little bit spoiled."

Pepper would make wonderful addition to a family with older children, that are able to let her wander and do her own thing, but then give her as much love and attention as she desires. She is a sweet girl, who only deserves the best in life.

If you feel like Pepper would make a wonderful addition to your family, please contact Trevor at or Elanna at

About All Valley Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

All Valley Animal Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) Idaho non-profit organization. Our goal at AVAR is to find "Furever Homes" for those pets who might otherwise be put down at other facilities for things such as a treatable injury, illness, or abandoned pets. We will treat and or rehabilitate these pets, then place them for adoption.

We are proud to be associated with the All Valley Animal Care Center and their amazing medical staff. With out whom, we could not do what we do at the level we do it. When pets come in needing medical treatment, they treat our rescue animals with great compassion and make sure they are cared for up to the point of adoption and in many cases, after they are adopted as well!

All Valley Animal Rescue runs solely on the adoption fees collected and donations made by the amazing people of the greater Boise area and the Treasure Valley. Thank you so much for your support!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

To donate, please visit our website to see a few ways that you can help support our mission!

Come Meet Our Pets...

The All Valley Animal Rescue is open and fully staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including holidays and weekends. Stop by at your convenience to find your next forever friend!

Our Adoption Process...

To ensure each pet finds the best possible home, we ask that all potential adopters fill out an adoption application form so we can learn more about you and your household. We review each application we receive and will contact you as quickly as possible. Once you have been approved, we will ask you to read and sign our adoption agreement form. Our adoption fees help cover the cost of spay/neuter, veterinary exams, vaccinations, FELV/FLV and heartworm testing, microchipping, and foster care. Highly requested dogs or cats help cover the vet costs incurred by some of our other rescues, enabling us to save more lives.