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My name is Pepper!
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

4.

Sign Adoption Contract

5.

Pay Fee

6.

Pay Fee

1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

4.

Sign Adoption Contract

5.

Pay Fee

6.

Pay Fee

Adoption application
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Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Age
3 years 6 months old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 70 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID
21-105

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Please let us know if you are interested so we can coordinate a visit since she is not at our facility.
Pepper is an exceptionally sweet GSD who captures the hearts of everyone she meets. When she’s
happy to see you, she can’t help but wiggle with her whole body, and often rolls over to show you her
belly, asking for a good scratch. She can be very silly.
In the last year, Pepper has made great strides with her leash walking. Collar pressure has proven to
distress her, so she walks on a harness with a front clip. She typically walks with a loose lead, and
regularly checks in with the handler by looking toward them for a treat, or by giving their hand a “boop.”
She loves engaging her brain on walks by keeping her nose to the ground, investigating any and all
ground scents. She recently took part in a scent work training class and excelled. Street noises don’t
seem to bother her much.
Pepper loves to play fetch with her ball and her frisbee. She has moderate energy requirements, and as
such takes frequent breaks in the shade after a few throws. She does not tolerate the heat well, and
loses focus much more quickly when it is above 85 degrees. A home with a large fenced in yard would
be great to help her burn off excess energy.
While she has never lived with any, Pepper seems great with children she’s met on walks. She is curious
about them, but is gentle. Still, she is a muscled, 70 pound dog, so a home with children who are over 12
would likely be best.
Like many GSDs, Pepper is highly perceptive and highly sensitive. At the recommendation of her trainer
and veterinarian, she takes daily medication to help manage her anxiety. She experiences distress during
thunderstorms and bouts of fireworks, and feels some comfort bedding down in a bathroom or in her
kennel. Pepper also suffers from separation anxiety, but her foster has remediated much of it through
training exercises involving short periods of isolation. Pepper can now be left alone for hours at a time
without issue. Her new family will need to continue these exercises, especially during the transition to
her new home. Additionally, while she enters her kennel willingly throughout the day and eats most of
her meals in it, Pepper does not do well confined in her kennel alone for extended periods of time. If she
were to be crated alone, she would likely try to escape and it could pose a threat to her safety.
Pepper needs to be the only pet in the household. She has high prey drive, and while she has lived with
a cat before, it would require excessive management. She is also very dog reactive, and will need
continued work toward dog socialization. She does successfully walk in a group dog walk with about
twelve other dogs once per week, but she requires extremely slow introductions, and struggles with
direct eye contact from other dogs.
Pepper’s ideal home would be a home where, first and foremost, her family is affectionate and patient
towards her. Because of her anxiety, she would benefit from a quiet home, outside a city environment,
where she can enjoy an established routine. Her family should have a securely fenced in yard where she
can run and experience plenty of off-leash time with good supervision. Pepper’s new family should also
have the time, energy, and means to provide her with regular exercise and mental stimulation, and they
may want to continue to give her a job, like scent work or frisbee training.
Please let us know if you are interested so we can coordinate a visit since she is not at our facility.
Pepper is an exceptionally sweet GSD who captures the hearts of everyone she meets. When she’s
happy to see you, she can’t help but wiggle with her whole body, and often rolls over to show you her
belly, asking for a good scratch. She can be very silly.
In the last year, Pepper has made great strides with her leash walking. Collar pressure has proven to
distress her, so she walks on a harness with a front clip. She typically walks with a loose lead, and
regularly checks in with the handler by looking toward them for a treat, or by giving their hand a “boop.”
She loves engaging her brain on walks by keeping her nose to the ground, investigating any and all
ground scents. She recently took part in a scent work training class and excelled. Street noises don’t
seem to bother her much.
Pepper loves to play fetch with her ball and her frisbee. She has moderate energy requirements, and as
such takes frequent breaks in the shade after a few throws. She does not tolerate the heat well, and
loses focus much more quickly when it is above 85 degrees. A home with a large fenced in yard would
be great to help her burn off excess energy.
While she has never lived with any, Pepper seems great with children she’s met on walks. She is curious
about them, but is gentle. Still, she is a muscled, 70 pound dog, so a home with children who are over 12
would likely be best.
Like many GSDs, Pepper is highly perceptive and highly sensitive. At the recommendation of her trainer
and veterinarian, she takes daily medication to help manage her anxiety. She experiences distress during
thunderstorms and bouts of fireworks, and feels some comfort bedding down in a bathroom or in her
kennel. Pepper also suffers from separation anxiety, but her foster has remediated much of it through
training exercises involving short periods of isolation. Pepper can now be left alone for hours at a time
without issue. Her new family will need to continue these exercises, especially during the transition to
her new home. Additionally, while she enters her kennel willingly throughout the day and eats most of
her meals in it, Pepper does not do well confined in her kennel alone for extended periods of time. If she
were to be crated alone, she would likely try to escape and it could pose a threat to her safety.
Pepper needs to be the only pet in the household. She has high prey drive, and while she has lived with
a cat before, it would require excessive management. She is also very dog reactive, and will need
continued work toward dog socialization. She does successfully walk in a group dog walk with about
twelve other dogs once per week, but she requires extremely slow introductions, and struggles with
direct eye contact from other dogs.
Pepper’s ideal home would be a home where, first and foremost, her family is affectionate and patient
towards her. Because of her anxiety, she would benefit from a quiet home, outside a city environment,
where she can enjoy an established routine. Her family should have a securely fenced in yard where she
can run and experience plenty of off-leash time with good supervision. Pepper’s new family should also
have the time, energy, and means to provide her with regular exercise and mental stimulation, and they
may want to continue to give her a job, like scent work or frisbee training.
Rescue

Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue,Inc

Contact info
Pet ID
21-105
Contact
Phone
Address
New Ringgold, PA 17960

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

All of our rescue dogs must be house pets, properly vetted and provided Heartworm and Flea and Tick preventative as per your vet.

2.

Approve Application

Reference Checks are mandatory.

3.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Meet and greets are scheduled by appointment, and only after applications have been approved.

4.

Sign Adoption Contract

*Signed Adoption Contract is mandatory.

5.

Pay Fee

$300 (includes spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccinations including Bordetella, deworming and testing for Lyme and Heartworm)

6.

Pay Fee

$500 puppies 6 months and younger. (includes spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccinations including Bordetella, deworming and testing for Lyme

Additional adoption info

Please be aware that descriptions of dogs and their behavior are offered TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, and should NOT be considered as guaranteed fact. Some information comes from our own observations, but much of what is posted comes from the people who surrender their dog or from other rescues/shelters or veterinarians who send dogs to us. Be prepared to spend enough time with any dog you are considering adopting to be able to make your own observations and decision. Email us with application related questions: adopt@charwillsrescue.com Email us with general questions: cwgsd.rescue@gmail.com
Please be aware that descriptions of dogs and their behavior are offered TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, and should NOT be considered as guaranteed fact. Some information comes from our own observations, but much of what is posted comes from the people who surrender their dog or from other rescues/shelters or veterinarians who send dogs to us. Be prepared to spend enough time with any dog you are considering adopting to be able to make your own observations and decision. Email us with application related questions: adopt@charwillsrescue.com Email us with general questions: cwgsd.rescue@gmail.com

Go meet their pets

While there may be a specific dog of interest, our goal is to match a dog to the family, experience and lifestyle of an applicant to ensure a lifetime home and happy adoption experience.
While there may be a specific dog of interest, our goal is to match a dog to the family, experience and lifestyle of an applicant to ensure a lifetime home and happy adoption experience.

More about this rescue

We are a growing group of German Shepherd enthusiasts who love the breed and want to help German Shepherds in shelters and owner-surrender situations, find permanent loving homes with breed knowledgeable families.
We are a growing group of German Shepherd enthusiasts who love the breed and want to help German Shepherds in shelters and owner-surrender situations, find permanent loving homes with breed knowledgeable families.