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Pepper: 13-yr-old male black Lab ~82 pounds neutered

Background: Once I had an owner. I spent a lot of time in the backyard, but I was fed and didn’t know that I should have something more. Then my owner couldn’t take care of himself, and his children didn’t want to take care of me, so they dropped me off at the shelter. I was scared and miserable there, but for the first time in my life, I got lucky! Someone from Lab Rescue sprung me from the shelter, and now I hope to find someone who would like to hang out with a guy like me!

What Pepper’s Foster says: Pepper is an easy-going, very quiet dog. I’ve yet to hear him bark and he’s been with me for a week! He enjoys a daily walk or two through the neighborhood. I’ve been slowly increasing the length to help him strengthen his muscles and increase his stamina. He is very easy to walk on a leash. He walks slowly, taking in every new smell and every new friend he meets with quiet abandon. It doesn’t take much to make this guy happy! Pepper is enjoying his new diet that includes small amounts of fruits and veggies added to his kibble. I have also introduced him to high protein items like plain yogurt, cottage cheese, chicken and canned tuna. This guy deserves and will benefit from meals fit for a king!

What Pepper’s Rescue Rep says: What a sweet boy! Pepper has settled nicely into the jobs of being an indoor companion dog. He has two canine foster siblings his age to hang out with, and has learned that toys can be fun, especially the squeaky ones!

He’s a little hard of hearing, isn’t pushy, likes to hang out with his humans, is really mellow. and a very nice dog. He likes to hang out with his foster mom and foster siblings (female) who have taught him how to be a member of the pack.

Pepper has spent more than enough time outside and alone (we know that in his prior home Pepper was mostly kept as an outside dog). We want him to go to a home who will make the last years of his life comfortable and full of love and the right kind of gentle activity enjoyed by a boy his age. Pepper would be fine in a home with another dog, and would enjoy the canine companionship. We don’t know how Pepper would be with cats or children.

Medical Information: Pepper is current on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm free and on preventive and microchipped.

Pepper is located in: San Jose.

If you are one of those wonderful people with a soft spot in your heart for a sweet older gentleman like Pepper, and would like to make his golden years as wonderful as he is, please contact Rescue Rep Pepper at or 408-309-7830 (mobile).

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