- Adopted: 02-28-09
- Gender: Male
- Age: 18 mos
- Size: 55 lbs
- Color: Blue
- Cats: Yes
- Dogs: Yes
Pepper is an 18 month old male English Setter that was given to a nursing home to be one of their resident dogs. Pepper's fun-loving setter personality is not the best fit for the nursing home. He would much rather spend his days with a family and a fenced yard to run and play.
This handsome 55 lb. setter has completed obedience training and knows the commands sit, down, off, stay, wait, leave it, and several others. He also knows heel and come, but as with most setters, the effectiveness of these commands depends on the environment. Pepper gets really excited when he sees birds, rabbits, and squirrels. Pepper is house-trained and will go to the door and whine when he wants to go out. He has also been crate-trained, but Pepper has not needed his crate in quite some time. He prefers the soft side of life and will lounge on his puppy bed or on the people furniture. He sleeps with his human at night, snuggling up to her side or keeping her feet warm.
Pepper loves other dogs and is very playful around them. Right now, Pepper lives with a Golden Retriever that Pepper considers to be "his dog." Pepper loves to romp, wrestle and chase. Pepper's love of the chase extends to cats. He loves to stalk and point them. In fact, he learned to use the elevator at the nursing home to get to the resident kitty. Needless to say, the tabby wasn't very amused. Pepper has been fine with the visiting children in the nursing home. Pepper can get super-excited and will jump, so he will have to be supervised around little children.
Pepper is very smart and will need a secure fenced yard. In his current home, he has looked for opportunities to run, but his fenced area is only 15 foot by 50 foot. You can't blame a setter for wanting to find a bigger area to exercise in. He has never jumped the 5 foot fence but has looked for opportunities to bolt. Pepper has also figured out how to open levered door handles and to open his food bin. We told you...he's clever! Pepper will do well with a family that can give him the attention and exercise he craves. Will you invite this fun-loving boy to be a part of your family?
Deby Meeks and her special girl Dolly Bella, send special adoption wishes to Pepper