Pepper is a 9 month old merle female with natural ears. She was surrendered to MAGDRL because her previous owner worked very long hours and she was too much for her owners elderly parents with medical issues. Her owners reported a history of digestive upset and loose stool. Her owners were still in the process of finding a non-prescription food that agreed with Pepper. Her foster home has continued to work with a veterinarian with her loose stools. Currently she is on a prescription diet, and probiotics and is still having problems. The vet has recommended Tylan powder, and she will be starting on that this week. Pepper has had many medical tests to rule out serious medical issues, so at this point we believe it is a food intolerance. Once it is sorted out and she is on a food she can tolerate, it will be important to keep her from getting foods/treats/other items that may cause digestive upset. Pepper is not only spayed, but also had a gastropexy. Just like any 9 month old puppy, Pepper is still working on learning. She goes "potty" on command outside, but does have an occasional accident in the house. Like any puppy she still needs constant supervision so she doesn't get herself into trouble (everything goes in her mouth). Pepper is still very much a puppy however she an affectionate puppy with the desire to please. Like many Great Danes Pepper thinks she is a lap dog. She is a very vocal dog so must go to a single family home. She appears to have led a sheltered life, so her new family will need to continue to introduce her to the world and help her know what is expected of her. Pepper is a bit of a jumper, luckily she rarely jumps on people (especially if you deter her) but she can jump over gates so she will need a high fence or her owners must keep her on leash at all times. She tends to want to stay with her pack and gets anxious when she is not with her crew but in her crate, her safe place, she rests comfortably. Pepper must be crated when left alone to keep her from getting into things but she does well in her crate. Pepper tends to do well with other dogs but she is a bit of a rough player, so would do best in a home with another playful large breed dog. She does reasonably well around children, except that she hasn't yet learned she can't grab things from people or children and her rambunctious antics may lead to someone accidently being knocked over. This sweet pup would do best in an active home. Before work and after work regular exercise will be very important for Pepper. Pepper is a sweet pup with loads of potential and would make a great addition to a patient family that is willing to put in the time to help get her fully trained (training will be a requirement of her adoption). Since she is eager to please and she is food motivated training should be very manageable (for the time being the only "treats" she can get are pieces of her new food).
MAGDRL adopts to eastern NY, eastern PA, NJ, DE, WV, MD, DC and VA only. Pepper requires a 6 foot traditional fence for adoption. Training will be a requirement of adoption for Pepper.