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Meet Peter!

This is Peter Pumpkin, the happiest little dog in the world!

Peter had a rough start in life, crusty and crowded into a small outside cage with his brothers and sisters. But after a warm bath, a good meal and a serious haircut, Peter started his new fresh life and developed his true personality: love sponge.

Now Peter is a bouncy 13 lb 1 - 2 yr. old. He loves to play with all his dog friends in his foster home, especially his best friend, Tic Tac the chihuahua. If no one else is in the mood, Peter's happy to make up a game and play all by himself. He'll bow down and pretend there are bad guys coming, whipping his little head back and forth to look over his shoulder, giving soft little woofs. Or he'll treat himself to a nice back massage against the door frame. Toys are always good for tossing in the air, where they try to escape!

After being treated for heartworm, he's a healthy little guy, both physically and mentally--neutered, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative. He loves to snuggle and give kisses and he prefers curling up close at bedtime, but unlike many dogs from similar harsh beginnings, Peter feels secure enough with a nearby floor spot if the bed is crowded. He is currently using a doggie door so he will probably need some training before he learns to ask to go outside to potty.

Because his foster home is out in the country and somewhat isolated, Peter will need a little bit of exposure and experience to make him totally comfortable in social situations. Seeing children for the first time recently, he hid behind his foster mother and woofed at them. He was not aggressive and his foster mother thinks he would be fine in a home with children after they were introduced. Likewise with cats, he curls up on the couch with the couch kitties, but will woof curiously at the cats who refuse to come down to his level and say hello.

Please consider taking Peter Pumpkin into your home and heart. He's an easy dog who doesn't ask for much except to be safe and loved. And to be allowed to follow you into the bathroom... :)

Peter is located in the Southeast, Missouri.

If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Cristen at emmaresq@yahoo.com.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

August 10, 2010


Peter has been Adopted!

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