found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
My name is Pepper!
Facts about Pepper
- Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
- Color: Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
- ID#: Birmingham/M
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.
The first step in our adoption process is an application, which you can submit online at www.littlebitsrescue.org It does not obligate you in any way, but we do not arrange meetings or make telephone contact until we have one. Like many others in rescue, Pepper has a sad story, and like many others, he has also risen above the neglect and misfortune to become a sweetheart of a dog. He was surrendered to a shelter by his owner, who said she could not take care of him. At that time, he was truly emaciated at a little less than 8 pounds. He would have looked like a walking skeleton—except that he had obviously not been groomed in a long, long time and was covered with mats and nasty, bushy hair. Because of the filth, he had developed a skin infection which caused him to itch and scratch, leaving bald spots and sores. A haircut, a bath in medicated shampoo, and an antibiotic have made a vast improvement, and it’s obvious that the little guy feels soooo much better. Finally, even though Pepper is only 3 years old, he is developing juvenile cataracts. His vision does not seem impaired at this time, and the cataracts may or may not develop to the point of causing impairment in the future. Pepper has obviously been mistreated at some point, because even though he loves his foster mom and craves cuddles and belly rubs, he was defensive with the groomer and the vet, growling and at one point snapping, although he calmed down quickly and never bit. Pepper is now up to 10 pounds, and the vet estimates that he should weigh 11. He is definitely doing his part and eats everything he is offered, three times a day. Now for the good stuff—Pepper is neutered, up to date on his immunizations, heartworm negative and on preventative. He also appears to be housetrained, using pads only if he cannot get outside. While all dogs can have accidents in a new environment, he truly seems to know what to do and make every attempt to get things right. Pepper gets along with the other small dogs in his foster home, but he will not be placed in a home with a dog weighing more than 25 pounds. He needs an ADULT ONLY home with no frequently visiting children. Pepper’s adoption donation is $150, and he is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama. We do approve out of area adoptions, but you must be willing to drive to the foster home to “fetch” your new family member. We do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting this sweet baby, the first step is to submit an APPLICATION.
We do not place any dog in a home with "invisible" or underground fencing.