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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Elanna at email@example.com.
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