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My name is Pepper!

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Pepper
Photo 1 - Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Dog for adoption in Charlottesville, Virginia - Pepper
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Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue

Facts about Pepper

  • Breed: Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Beautiful Pepper is a tall, slender girl who loves people and enjoys being the center of attention. She walks well on a leash, but she loves running in a big fenced yard off leash. Chasing tennis balls is one of her favorite activities and, along with brisk walks, is a good way to give her daily exercise.
Pepper has excellent house manners. She is reliably house trained and does not destroy anything when given free roam inside. Even though she loves active play outside, she is calm and well-behaved when in the house. Pepper is a little shy with strangers, but with her own humans, Pepper is very affectionate.
Because this pretty girl is a very social, people-oriented dog, she would not be happy in a home where she is left alone for long hours every day. She needs humans around. Pepper gets along with the eight Shelties in her foster home and enjoys running with them in their huge fenced yard. But these dogs are not substitutes for attention from humans.
Pepper has had a thorough veterinary checkup and appropriate tests since she came into NVSR. She is up to date on all vaccinations and was spayed years ago. Her vet pronounced her to be in exceptionally good health.
Pepper is now ready to look for her forever home. A good-sized fenced yard is essential for Pepper. She prefers older kids who know how to interact calmly with dogs. She will be happiest in a home where someone is around much of the time and willing to play with her. She would be fine with another dog, but she could probably be quite content as the only dog where she could enjoy all the attention.
This lovely dog came into rescue only because her family is being posted overseas and can’t take her along. We promised to find her the wonderful new home she deserves.

Pepper is ... 8 years old, 19 inches tall, and weighs 35 pounds. Her adoption fee is $250. If you are interested in Pepper, please read our website (NVSR.org) about how to adopt. It will answer your questions about our process and expectations.

About Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all volunteer organization established to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Shelties. Most of these Shelties have been relinquished to NVSR by owners unable to keep them. Others are found in shelters because they are strays or have been abandoned. All our Shelties are fostered in NVSR volunteers' homes (we do not have a shelter), and any medical needs are addressed promptly and fully, including spay or neuter. They are then eligible to be adopted to carefully chosen homes, where they will be loved, well cared for, and protected. For the remainder of the adopted dogs' lives, NVSR stays in touch with the adoptive families. NVSR is a non-profit organization funded solely by donations.

Our Adoption Process...

Potential adopters need to complete an adoption application which is available on our website at http://www.nvsr.org or can be obtained by calling our phone number. The application is essential for NVSR to find the right Sheltie for a particular family and lifestyle. After the initial application is completed and reviewed, and a home visit is completed, NVSR will contact the potential adopter about Shelties that might be currently available which fit their profile.